Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kylie is 6!!

Yesterday Kylie turned 6 years old! I can't believe it. She is such a joy to have in our family. Kylie has a huge imagination, a big heart and a fun sense of humor. She has made a lot of progress this year in Kindergarten and is reading well by herself. Six years ago I became a mother of a daughter which gave me a pass into the world of princesses and fairytales! I love shopping in the 'pink' aisle at the toy store and feel grateful that I have a reason to! We're so glad that she is in our family.
Kylie had a luau theme birthday party complete with a sand castle cake. We played a bean bag toss game, limbo and a game with a hula hoop. We also had a tiki pinata. Kylie greeted her guests with a lei. It was a very fun day!

Dan made her a special birthday breakfast. Her favorite: ham and eggs
New bike

Opening presents
She got a couple Zhu Zhu pets with accessories

This is the 'sand castle' cake I made

Kylie with the cake
Everyone singing 'Happy Birthday'
Bean bag toss
Hula Hoop game
(The kids had to hold hands and get the hula hoop down the line without letting go)

The tiki pinata
(The basement was the perfect place for this!)
The loot

Easter duds

Since Easter Sunday is General Conference we decided to dress up the kids last Sunday. Unfortunately Grant was really sick and just cried when we tried to take his pictures so these are just of the older 3. We'll try again next week!

Ben only agreed to smile nicely if I let him do a silly picture too!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Moab Trip

Last weekend we went to Moab as a family to cheer on Dan in a half marathon. We decided to make a little vacation out of it and see the sights. On Friday the kids didn't have school so we drove down and went to Arches National Park. It was really beautiful and had a lot of cool hikes that we'll have to try when Grant is a little bigger. The kids loved the Balanced Rock and of course the Visitors Center. The next morning while Dan went to his race I took the kids back to see a few more sights. Afterwards we got lunch and went to wait at the finish line. It was very exciting watching all the runners come in and Bradley and Kylie tried to see how many high fives they could get. Dan did a great job! He even had enough energy to take us all to Canyonlands National Park on the way home. Unfortunately our camera ran out of batteries so we didn't get any pictures of that, but we definitely plan to go back soon!

Balanced Rock

Delicate Arch
(This is on the UT license plate)

Up close

Wolfe Cabin

Window Rock

Dan at the finish line!

Dan and his work buddies that also ran the race

St. Patrick's Day

The kids had a lot of fun wearing their St. Patrick's Day shirts. Bradley had already gone to school, but I did get a picture of the younger 3.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cutie Patootie

I cannot believe my baby boy is 9 months already! He is such a chubby, kissable, cute baby! He does this weird hybrid caterpillar crawl, but it doesn't stop him from getting anywhere he wants to be. At 9 months old he weighs 17 1/2 pounds and is 28 1/2 inches. He is in the 7th percentile for his weight and 68th percentile for his height. He loves to play and to be outside. He sleeps pretty well at night and is a really good baby.

He is always chewing on his fingers right now while he's teething. Poor baby!
He looks exactly like Kylie at this age.

March Card

This month for card group the theme was male birthday and we decided to add an extra twist of using blue and orange. I found these stamps and card idea online and loved it. Its a slider card (the little crab and note slide back and forth). It was a fun card to do.