Friday, August 28, 2009


The other day the Elders Quorum President, Tyler, came over to the house to talk to Dan. We had sent the kids upstairs to get pajamas on. We saw Ben's pajamas and underwear fly down the stairs and he followed butt naked. He jumped on the landing spread eagle and yelled, "Surprise"! Poor Tyler was surprised and we were very embarrassed! There are no pictures of this for good reason. We all had a good laugh about it!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Day of School #2

Kylie started Kindergarten today! Amazingly I didn't feel sad, just really excited for her because I knew she would have a great time. She has the same teacher that Bradley had and she is wonderful! We took a ton of pictures and I think she looks pretty darn cute. She is really excited to walk home with Bradley and the rest of the "big kids". The funny thing is that there are 2 (used to be 3) Kylie's in her class. When she was born I thought we were pretty original and even remember thinking that there is no way she would have to be Kylie W. when she went to Kindergarten! I guess a few other parents felt the same way that year. Oh well, she is definitely the cutest little Kylie!

The Kindergartner
Posing for pictures

Ready to go!

Kylie and her friend Eleanor

In front of the school

In front of her classroom

With her 2 Preschool friends
(they're all in the same class)

Kylie and Mrs. Jenkins

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bumbo Baby

I recently got this chair, called The Bumbo Chair, for Grant because I have heard such great reviews about it. Its amazing how well he can sit up in it. He sits on the counter with me while I do dishes and make dinner.

Is that Bradley?
He looks like he's plotting an evil plan

We snapped this picture of him tonight. He was being so cuddly and smiley! He kept trying to talk to us and it was so cute!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

1st Day of 2nd Grade

This year 3 of our kids are in school, but they all start on a different day. Bradley started 2nd grade today and was very excited. We walked to school with my mom, who is in town for Education Week. Bradley looked a little nervous once he got to his class, but his teacher was so nice that I think he will be just fine. Ben has already asked me twice this morning where Bradley is and when he's coming home. Thankfully Ben starts preschool in 2 weeks and Kylie starts Kindergarten next Wednesday. Between the start of gymnastics yesterday and soccer practice tonight, we are definitely back in the swing of things for fall!

My big kid!
Bradley and his buddy, Peyton

With his new teacher

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Orem Owlz

Last night we went to the Orem Owlz minor league game with our friends, the Boxxes. We sat on the grass and the kids had a great time between the playground and snacking with us. The Owlz won, there was a goofy mascot marriage, and then a small fireworks show. It was fun to get out as a family before the summer ends.

Family photo
Baby Grant and Kristina
Ben with his buddy Logan (we think this is the pirate face)

Dan and Grant

Friday, August 7, 2009

Swim Lessons

After 2 long weeks, swim lessons are finally over! Bradley and Kylie had swim lessons back to back so we were there for an hour, but it was nice for me because my friends' kids had lessons at the same time. It was great to have an hour a day of girl talk while the kids played and swam. Bradley and Kylie did really well. Bradley passed level 3 and Kylie passed level 2. They are both becoming really strong swimmers. Ben is ready for swim lessons next year and can hardly wait. Since today was their last day they got to jump off the diving board and go down the water slide. I was able to get a few good pictures of the day.

Bradley and his friend, Jacob

Bradley loves to do cannonballs

Showing me how he can tread water

Goofing around

Kylie posing for the camera

She loved going down the slide by herself

Getting ready to jump

Swimming to the edge with a little help from her teacher

I'm really not sure what Ben is doing
Grant was pretty unhappy and he was letting me know