Tuesday, December 20, 2011
In our ward we have an over load of boys. I'm in the primary and am not exaggerating when I say it's not an uncommon sharing time when there are absolutely no girls present. So it's funny that starting about a year and a half ago our girl spree started ending with Harper. We now have 5 little girls within 18 months of each other. Our Young Women's program is going to be great in 12 years if we all stay here. They are all so cute.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Hayden's baptism was so nice. I can't believe he is eight already. I was emotional through the whole thing. All of the boys are getting so big. Hayden did so good. He picked his primary teacher Sister Andreadakis to give his baptism talk and me to give his Holy Ghost talk.
From left to right, back to front-Coy, Dallin, Hayden, Alanna, Embree, Trew, and Grady. My kids and Megan's kids although live almost 3 hours apart, love each other and are great friends.
I was nervous Hayden would be disappointed because he didn't have his traditional birthday party but he wasn't. He had such a great special day. Travis was beaming with pride and I broke down during my talk. We are so proud of Hayden and his desire to be baptised. He is such a good boy and we love him sooo much.
Harper looked so beautiful in her blessing dress. I have had this dress since I was pregnant with Hayden just waiting for a daughter to wear it.
My mom made it and it will be a family heirloom that we will cherish forever.
Her blessing went well too. I am so grateful for Travis and the Priesthood and this Gospel in my life. I am so thankful for the Lord and the family he has blessed me with.
December 9th Harper was officially 1 month. It's already flying by so fast. She gave us her first smile at 3 weeks. And no it wasn't gas because she did it more that once in response to us.
She is so strong, holds her neck up and will stand for a little bit. She is my best sleeper yet at night. She is still up but when she eats she usually goes right back down to sleep. She is so sweet. It is so much fun having a girl. I'm loving every minute of it. I call her Miss Mouse because she is the noisiest, squeakiest baby I have ever seen. It's so cute to listen to her stretch or start to wake up. She does not sleep all day like a normal new born. She is up a lot and if I'm luck will take a power nap for 3-4 hours and then be up again for the rest of the day. It's crazy and wonderful and we love her so so much.
Grady loves his gymnastics once he starts. Unfortunately it's a 40 minute drive so he fall asleep on the way there every week.
The fifth grade held a fund raiser. You got to get your pictures taken with Santa, eat, and buy some ornaments you kids made.
We entered our boys gingerbread houses in a contest and won 3rd, we also entered a raffle for a guitar and won. So after the holidays as if we don't have enough to do we are going to start trying to figure out how to play it. And I couldn't be more pleased with my Santa picture. For once they all looked and smiled a nice smile.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Our finished product. This year we did our houses the day after Thanksgiving, we wanted to make sure Brooke and Brian got to do with us too.
Grady had more fun with his this year decorating instead of just making piles.
Brooke and Brian
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Travis's brother Brian and his girlfriend Brooke came over for Thanksgiving weekend. It was so fun to have them here and nice to have the extra help with Thanksgiving dinner.
One of the New England things we wanted to show them was candle pin bowling. Apparently they don't have that out west.
It's much harder. The pins are harder to knock down, the balls are smaller, you get three balls instead of two, and the machine doesn't clean up the pins in between the balls.