Sunday, November 07, 2010

October 2010

Well October has come and gone so fast this year. I can't believe we are into the first week of November. The kids had a blast trick or treating this year. On Saturday night we went to the church for trunk or treating. Lizzy wanted to be Princess Ariel for halloween this year. So she put on her costume for church and loved it. Well on halloween I told her to go and get her Ariel costume and her reply was mom I already wore that costume last night, I can't wear it again. So she went up to her tub of dress up cloths and picked out a Bride dress and was that on halloween. I can only imagine that this will only get worse with age. She always keeps us laughing here. When out trick or treating at one person's house they gave out one piece of candy and she looks at Michael and say only one piece really. Of course the lady was still standing there to hear. At another house she sees the lady approaching the door with bags of pretzels and yells OH PRETZELS! The other day we were in line to pick up the kids from school it started to hail and I said look lizzy it is hailing. She ask what hail was so I told her and then she looked out the window and says oh HELL. I'm not sure who laughed first Brian or me. I then tried to correct her but she was unable to see the difference between the two words.
We went and got family pictures taken yesterday. Hopefully they will turn out good. The kids looked so cute and they did really good at the farm we went to take the pictures. We will get the disk tomorrow and see how they turned out. I had to throw in these pictures of Carleigh I took this morning before church. She looked so cute I could not resist putting them in.
Well the girls just finished up there soccer season and it went great. Bri is playing flag football and is doing great. His season just ended yesterday but they have there tournament starting this saturday. He will start basketball in about 2 weeks so that will be fun as well.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Girls!

These are a few pictures I took of the girls this morning before school. Caty-lynne had pictures today and she got up bright and early to make sure she got her hair done and looked great. This was a surprise because it is so not Caty-lynne to want to have her hair done or even care about her hair. She even took a brush to school and lip gloss to put on right before her picture. I would have never believed it if I was not her to see it. I guess she is growing up and getting girly on me. She looked very pretty and I'm sure the pictures will turn out great. Bri on the other hand could have cared less that it was picture day. He did at least wear what I had picked out with no argument. Lizzy and Carleigh just wanted to be in some pictures as well. I found them watching tv like this. Carleigh coping Lizzy, I thought it was pretty cute.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Women's Only Run for Breast Cancer

This morning Lizzy, my mom, Mandy(sister) and I participated in a 5k run/walk for breast cancer. Lizzy did the girls run which was 400 yards. She did great! She was so excited to do it and loved the pink shirt she got and the medal as well. It was a great morning, perfect weather and lots of wonderful people. Caty-lynne wanted to do the girls run as well but you had to be under 7 and she did not want to do the 5k. I told her she could walk with my mom and mandy and at first she said yes. I then told her that she could only do it if she would not complain the whole time to them. She then looked at me and said no I do not want to do it then. Caty-lynne is known for always complaining about something. Whether it be her socks, shoes, pants, shirt or the weather. We are trying to teach her how to be more positive. I mean she has the best example, me that is. I guess that is something we all need to work on. Well it was a great day, helping raise money for a wonderful cause that has special meaning to us here in our family

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lizzy's Birthday

Well I can't believe it Lizzy turned 5 yesterday. She is growing up so fast. She is now in pre-school 5 days a week from 9-1 and is loving it. Yesterday she got up very early to open some presents, went to school, went and got her ears pierced and followed all that with dinner, cake and more presents. She loaded up this year. I think her favorite gift was her remote control strawberry shortcake car. She has been asking for it for a long time and in fact when she made her wish blowing out the candles that is what her wish was for.
In this picture of Carleigh she has on a Ariel necklace lizzy got and when you press the button it has Ariel singing. So Carleigh would put it on and just open her mouth so it was like she was the one singing. It was very funny to watch. We started potty training Carleigh this week. She is 20 months so a little older than her siblings were. She is doing good, I think it is because she gets candy if she goes on the potty and she loves candy better than anyone.

Well back to Lizzy she had a great little family party. She wanted tacos but we had to go to Taco Bell with the play place to eat and then we came home for cake and presents. She had a princess cake and the majority of her presents had something with princess on them. She truly is our little princess. In fact yesterday every time she wanted something she would say it is my Birthday and that means I get want ever I want. She then ask since I am 5 does that mean I can have candy for breakfast everyday. No lizzy you can't, well I can today because it is my Birthday! She also believes that when Carleigh goes potty she should get candy as well if she is in there cheering for Carleigh. Her response was I was in there helping her so I need it to.
Lizzy is such a sweet loving little girl and we are so lucky to have her in our family. We love you Lizzy and are glad you had a great Birthday.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Hiking Heart Creek Trail

This was the first day in Canada - the trip was precarious - Robin will give more details later. But this first day was full of fun - this was the Heart Creek trail which is the first mountain valley that you reach when you enter the Rockies from the Calgary. The trail was 4 miles or so round trip. The kids did great - no complaining and had lots of treats most importantly. There were people climbing rock walls, and streams to hop over. Lots of bridges. Lizzy is the queen of posing as always.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Well as usually it has taken me months to update my blog. Since last post we had a trip to Utah. We had a great time. We were able to go out and be there for my sister and her family to be sealed in the temple and also her daughters blessing. What a wonderful time that was. The kids had a blast and loved going to Temple Square.

The girls had there first dance recital and did great. It was so much fun to go and watch them. Lizzy loved putting on the makeup and costumes. Caty-lynne could not wait to take it all off. They both did a great job.
The kids just finished up another year of school. I can't believe I have a 4th grader and 2nd grader. How did I get so old so fast! We are leaving in a week to go Canada for 10 days. We are all very excited about that.
Carleigh is getting so big, she is 17 months old. She keeps telling us she needs to go potty and sometimes we make it in time but most of the time she tells us right when she has started. Don't really want to start potty training until after we get back so not doing much about it now. She is talking so well, she can say pretty much anything. Her favorite words are Stop and No.
Bri just started Tae Kwan Do and is loving it. He goes 3 times and week and learning lots. Lizzy and Caty are going to take swim lessons when we get back so they can improve in their swimming skills. Other than that we having nothing else going on for them this summer. We are going to take the kids to the beach in August for a week, so that should be fun.
A few of the pictures are taken from our hike on Memorial Day. We went up to Hanging Rock but this time we hiked the waterfall trails. It was a blast. The kids had fun playing in the waterfalls. As we started to head back a huge rain storm came out of nowhere and we all got soaking wet. The boys and Lizzy thought it was great. Caty-lynne on the other hand was not happy about it. Luckily I had a sweatshirt of mine in the car for her to put on or I'm not sure we would have been able to take all the whining we would of heard from her about being wet! I guess she is that much like her mother, not that I complained about it out loud but in my head you better believe it. Hopefully I will update sooner than I have in the past.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Well a lot has happened since my last post. School is going great and we are loving our new house and being here in Summerfield. Since the last post We went to Disney World and had a blast. We meet Libby and her family, Jeni and Natalie, and Nana there. The kids had so much fun. I threw in one picture from Disney World. Shortly after our trip to Disney we went to Canada for Christmas. What a great Christmas. We had snow and cousins to meet for the first time and play with. Going to Nana and Grandad's is always fun so that was no surprise. Since we have been back from Christmas we have had 3 birthdays. Brian, Carleigh and Caty-lynne.

Carleigh turned 1 and I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She is all over the place. She started walking around 8 1/2 months and now she is just running everywhere. She is such a sweetie and brings so much happiness into our home. We feel so lucky to have her.

Caty-lynne turned 7 on Wed. and she was supposed to have a party at skate land on Sat. but we had a snow storm come on Friday night so we rescheduled for next Sat. She has also grown up so fast. What a wonderful girl she is, she is a great sister and a caring little girl. She wanted to go to Taco Bell for her birthday dinner so that is where we went. I will be glad when these kids start liking a little more high scale restaurants. They all had fun because the Taco Bell had a play place, so it was great for the kids.
As I mentioned we got snow this weekend and will probably not have school for days. In fact Church was canceled for today so it has been a long day. I sure hope it warms up and melts soon. They kids have had fun in the snow today. They have been out in it for hours. To bad we do not have a sled, and everywhere that sells them have sold out. Oh well I guess I will be better prepared for next year. I'm sure we won't get any if I actually have a sled and snow gear. Well enjoy the photos and I am going to try real hard to blog more regularly.