Saturday, October 11, 2014

Going Private

Alright everyone, two announcements. First I am determined to get back regular on my blogging. It may not be in order all the time but it will be at least once a week (hopefully). Once in a while I will also post blast from the past stuff which will include at the very least pictures from the giant backlog of stuff I haven't blogged.

Second, I will also be going private. There have been views of my blog from sites I don't recognize. Since this blog consists mostly of pictures and information about my children this makes me uncomfortable. So...if you want to continue being able to view my blog please leave a comment with your email address. I will try to include everyone I can.

So with that, here's some fun pictures.

We went to the Salem duck pond and apparently the ducks were VERY hungry. I don't think I've ever seen ducks swim that fast but they went crazy trying to get the bread and there were tons of the them. The girls thought it was absolutely fantastic.

Little daredevil. She seriously scares us sometimes. She decided that she could step across and climb on this thing all by herself. We're pretty sure she'll be the first kids that needs to go to the ER.

Just had to capture this picture because she absolutely loves doing puzzles and she's amazingly good at them.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Donut bribe

This is how I get through grocery shopping...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Family Pictures

Yesterday we finally got the chance to take some new family pictures. It was exhausting since I took them myself. And we had a beautiful location though to get there, as Bella put it, "Taking family pictures was like hiking."

We got some great ones though and I was happier this year than last.

I feel like I captured the girls' personalities this year which was fun. Bella just goofy, and our oh so every mischievous Lizzy,

Oh how I love these girls

And this is generally how things are...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


My good friend is always doing these regular posts about her kids and I decided I wanted to do one for each of my kids so I can remember all the cute things about them at this age. I figure today is a good day to remember why I love her so much since Bella was particularly naughty. :)

Bella. is. crazy. This girl has so much energy I just have no idea how to keep up with her. She just goes and goes all day long. She wants to be in charge of everything. She literally tells everyone what to do all day long.

She can be so sweet when she wants to be. When I'm having a rough day and getting overly frustrated with the girls she'll just lean over and say "Mommy." When I tensely answer "What..." She'll just say "I love you. You're the best mommy." She's knows it will calm me down.
And when she's not screaming at her sister for touching her stuff, she's giving her hugs and telling her everything's ok. Or sometimes just bring Lizzy her blankie just because.

She wants so badly to be independent.  She can do everything "herself", but then gets super frustrated when she realizes that she can not, in fact, do everything herself.

She is super smart. She can remember things after being told only one time (like new book titles, nursery rhymes, etc.). She memorizes songs like nobody's business. She is getting really good at writing all her letters, and has tons of fun doing it. She absolutely can't wait to go to preschool and is a big fan of her dance class. She tries super hard and asks every day if we're going to dance.

She has such a sweet sweet spirit. She loves telling me what she learned about in nursery every Sunday whether it's the prophet or Jesus. She asks every day if we're having Family Home Evening and reminds us to read scriptures and say prayer every night.

Her favorite things to do are ride her bike outside, play with water, chalk, and go to parks. She loves the swimming pool and the splash pad and is mostly fearless, though not as fearless as her sister. She likes getting books at the library every week and playing games.

We absolutely love our little monkey to death. She drives me up the wall with her sassiness most days but I wouldn't trade her for the world.

Declaring herself the winner for finishing her ice first...

Quotes from lately:
"Mommy, Daddy has a bigger tummy than a gorilla and a monkey."
"I can't wait till I can drive."
"I'm gonna be a cowgirl when I grow up. So I need a hat, a horsie, and some boots,"

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Parade with the cousins

More from Vancouver

Baptism day

Electric Scooters are awesome