Monday, September 8, 2014

Crazy Kids and Labor Day

Here's a little bit of what these crazies have been up to lately.  Trying on Halloween costumes,
 wearing Pillow Pets on their heads...
 This little stinker pulled this yogurt out of the fridge while I was getting something out.  He then proceeded to dig his way in and eat it.
 Which quickly turned into this.  This was all after his Sunday morning bath in his church clothes too.
 Later that same day it was time for more messes!!
 We played the flour game...
 
 Which quickly turned into this.
 Crazy kids.  Labor day was pretty fun!! It's Onion Days in Payson so we went to the parade.  The kids got loaded up on sugar and we got to see some fun floats.
 Sometimes 1 sucker is just not enough. 
 That's also true for this little stinker.
After the parade we hit up the carnival for a few rides and then met some friends for lunch.
 The girls loved this caterpillar one.  Especially since they had it to themselves!
 Last week this little one officially (and finally!) started preschool.  She was so excited to go and did great!
Here she is with the amazing Ms. Pam.  She's taught all my girls and we were so happy to go to her again!
 It's also this time of year again which is not my favorite...
 Random picture of this cutie in his tiny tennis shoes. I just love his little feet!
 Last weekend Doug's amazing parents came to help us put some shelves in our shed.  I know it still looks crowded but this was definitely an improvement!! WE still need to sort through a few things but it's soooo nice to have shelves out there!
 And finally, last night we played hide and seek and this was Lilly's hiding spot. She's in the red pajamas. She cracks me up!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy Birthday to Sophia!

Yesterday was Sophia's birthday and she got spoiled!!! The night before we put streamers outside her door.
The birthday fairy also left a few gifts in her room and upstairs.
She requested breakfast in bed but had a hard time sleeping so she ended up on the couch.  That didn't stop her from getting her request! She even told me everything she wanted.
 One of her costumes was an Elsa wig and crown that fit Mabel pretty well.
And notice the photo bomb of Lewis with the plastic wrap.  That's pretty much a daily occurrence around here.
 Later in the morning Doug took her to the pet store.  She's been begging for one forever so we finally gave in. This is Nibblet.
 Hi Nibblet! (What were we thinking?!!)  JK.
 She requested a chocolate rose cake so we did out best.
She also has been begging for a trip to the spa.  I found a deal for a mini trip for girls so we took advantage of it.  I told her she could bring 1 person and she chose Lilly.
 Firs they got mini facials
 And then mini pedicures
 and finally mini manicures. 
 The finished product. I love having little girls!! Even if they are spoiled like crazy!!!!
 Later that night all of Doug's and my family that are in Utah came over for a taco bar.  Did I mention she's spoiled!!!
 It was a fun night and we're grateful to everyone who came.  Lewis was a good sport but was not a fan of the Elsa wig.
Happy Birthday sweet Sophia!! Can't believe you're 9!!!

First Week of School

Tuesday was the first day of school!! They were all ready and so excited to go.
 These 2 were feeling left out so they wanted their picture taken too.
 And Mabel had to hold a paper.
All ready to go in!
This picture kills me.  Could she be any more excited!!
 Her classroom has a market theme and the first day was the Grand Opening.  Way too cute. The teacher also picks an "Employee of the Week" to be the helper for the week. Love it.
 Later that night we went to Doug's parents house to see his sister one last time before they headed home.  His mom put some treats out from Brazil and we caught Mabel stashing a few away for later.
 On Wednesday we went to register for Mabel's preschool!! It's so darling.  They have a new location this year and I love it.
Lewis loved it too.
 The poor guy had some new pants on and had trouble all day keeping them up!
Later that afternoon Sophia and Mabel went to their first horseback riding lesson!
 They started by brushing the horses before they put the saddles on
And then they got their helmets and it was time to get on!
 They had a great time and can't wait to go back.
 The other day Lilly came home with pictures she drew for each letter of her name.  Sophia was pretty sure it was the best picture of an ice cube that she's ever seen.
Here's a random one I found on my phone. I love shots like this.
On Friday night we went to Squire's summer party. They had face painting and the girls loved it. Pretty fancy too!
And finally here's a quilt that only took me about 4 years to finish.  My mom did the binding which helped a lot too!!