Friday, June 28, 2013

Farm Days

Every other year we have Farm Days.  It's where everyone brings their animals with their babies for everyone to come see with many other activities.  Our friend Steph helps put this on, so of course Olivia got excused from school for 2 days to help out.  She was in charge of passing out baby chicks.  She was in heaven, especially with BFF Averie by her side.

 The boys went off exploring the other animals together while Mace was checking out the chicks and baby ducks.  He actually held one and snuggled with it and then pretty much threw it back at me.  Candice came to help me out with the boys.  It was so great.

 One of my YW, Brooklyn, can spot a baby a million miles away so she took Mason for a while.  Love that girl!

Bluff Graveside

 One evening Grandma and Grandpa had a project for us to do in Bluff.  With Memorial day right around the corner we needed to go clear some weeds at our ancestors' graveyard.  It was a really windy evening, but we did a lot of work in one area.  Cohen worked real hard to wipe down the tombstones.   We got to talk about who they were. 

 Some of us liked the dirt more than the weeds.  :) 
 I forgot a stroller for this little guy (I mean SOOO BIG guy).  So he seriously sat in this little kids chair.  I was amazed he sat there for that long!  Such a good baby.

Colt's Blessing

Right after Benita's baby shower we headed down to Castle Dale to enjoy Colt's baby blessing.  We all cozied up in Holly's house for the night.  It was a gorgeous day outside and we all walked the short distance to the church.  He was a little red headed cutie and wore Cohen's blessing outfit.  Fit him perfectly.

 After the blessing we had a picnic at the park.  There was lots of yummy food!

 Coy sure does love Holly and Jaren!
 Now Holly has one of her own.  There is something special about a little boy and a mom.  Cutie.

Beni Bop and her Baby Bop

Still can't really believe that Benita is having a baby! Reality is starting to hit because we had a cute, fun baby shower for her!  Megan, her BFF, did most of ground work.  It was a super cute idea to go along with the baby's room.  Baseball!!  It was so nice to have sisters!  #missing2

Nicole (B's friend) had the shower at her house in Lehi.  We put Mason down for a nap in a big crib with cute bumpers.  Apparently he didn't know what to do with bumpers so he used them as a pillow.  Seems logical to me!

We had lots of fun and Benita got lots of great stuff for the baby.  It was so fun for me to spend the weekend with her too.  I miss her guts.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gymnastics Performance

Livvy also finished her gymnastics class.  She had a great time this year.  At the end of their performance they did a back bend competition.  She held out really long but lost to 2 girls who were in an older class.

"Alice in Wonderland" Dance Recital

Livvy's dance recital came to a close.  I love dance.  I love to watch Olivia dance around in a costume.  She is so stinking cute I couldn't help but beam.  Kailee and Livvy were dance buddies all year.  Their dance was Allice in Wonderland.  Do I even have to tell you what Livvy wanted to be?  The white rabbit of course and Kailee was the mad hatter.

Spring was her dance teacher.

My boys were intensly watching every dance.  Cohen kept being so proud of all the girls he recognized in the dances from his class.  He thought they were brave.  Coy just loved watching.  It's Blanding so let's be honest.  The dance recital wasn't that long. 
Coy really wanted to take a pic in front of the popcorn props.  He sure does love popcorn!!

Coy's Preschool

With the year coming to a close I was happy I got to teach Coy's preschool.  It was a really good opportunity to meet other people and the kids had a great time being friends.

 We learned about cooking, so we had a feild trip down to the hospital and the kitchen staff gave us all hair nets.  The kids were really skeptical but they did it.  Then she reserved tables for us and gave us a special lunch on the house!  She made sure we had lots of ketchup and ranch!  SOOO  nice!

Girls trip in Cedar Hills

We have been trying since November to plan a girls trip but we had so many things come up with babies and such we decided to do our girls trip when Lawni came up for a visit!
The girls stayed at Alyson's so much of the time playing around and coming up with new dance routines that they invited the adults to.  It worked out great and was fun to watch.   The oldest Brynn is pretty much amazing spending a lot of time with the younger ones!

With all the girls around we couldn't help but make Cade dress up.  Doesn't he look so pretty!  Poor guy is going to kill Lawni one day!  Look at those blue eyes!!

We all hit up Iceburg to get some ice cream.  Livvy is loving doing back bends!

Then we hit the pool.  Well, I didn't but the rest did! I had no little kids so I didn't have to watch after small people in the water!  BRR!

Then we all went to dinner at of course Brick Oven!  It's always fun to get out with these girls!

During the weekend, Brielle had a loose tooth.  So I asked her if I could feel it.  It had been bugging her for a while so when I "felt" it, I just pulled it right out!  Well then Taeya said she had a loose tooth and I pulled that one out too.  So glad I could help.  ha ha!

What an awesome weekend.  Late nights, lots of soda, lots of girl time and lots of laughter, not to mention craziness!