Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Joshua's 5th Birthday Party!!!

Joshua was so excited to be 5! Now he's old enough for kindergarten and so much bigger. He's one of the big kids now! We had a great weekend with lots of family to help celebrate our little man. Erica and Charles even came down from Roy to join us. He was showered with family, food and fun. We made sure it was an all about Joshua weekend even taking the family out to Red Robin Saturday night to celebrate a little more! Joshua is such a great kid. He's smart and silly, loves his family, makes friends quickly, works hard, loves preschool and goofing around. He is a great helper with his baby sister and is willing to stop what he's doing just to play with her if mom needs some help! He is a great example to his siblings and loves everyone unconditionally. We love you Joshua!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Joshua's Birthday Dinner

Joshua wanted to go out to a restraunt for his birthday dinner so we took him out to Red Robin tonight! He loved the big burgers and fries. The waitress even brought him an ice cream treat and had everyone sing happy birthday to him! He felt pretty special having all eyes on him!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Miss Aliyah's 8th birthday

We threw Aliyah a birthday bash with a crazy cake, ice cream, balloons, presents and lots of fun! She has been so fun to get to hang around with. We love having her here and getting to know her better! Aliyah is a very special girl. She has a sweet but timid spirit. She is a very affectionate and loving little girl. She helps with her sisters and loves playing with Brooklyn. She is responsible and makes sure to always do her best. She loves sports, gaming, Justin Beiber, reading, games, playing with friends and family, hugs, chili, macaroni n' cheese, cookies and hot dogs. We really enjoy having her here with us and her sweet personality! She is one very special little lady!

Monday, January 16, 2012

FHE: Wise Man and the Foolish Man

We had a Family Home Evening lesson on the Wise man and the Foolish Man. We talked about making righteous choices and following our lives after the Savior. We sang the Wise Man and the Foolish Man song from the Children's Song Book and did all the actions. Zack led the singing time in fast motion which we tried really hard to keep up with. The kids loved it! I also got all our wooden blocks out and let the kids build their houses. It turned out great and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Brooklyn is 3 months old!

Our sweet baby is getting so big so fast! She has been growing so much lately! I had to change her up to the 3-6 month clothes a few weeks ago because the other size was getting a bit snug. Brooklyn is so mild mannered. She has been great at night which makes everything easier! She has worked out her very own schedule and makes sure we stick to it. We call her Brookie or Brookie Lou as her nicknames. Everyone loves to see her and she grins from ear to ear when she gets up in the morning as long as a bottle is on its way. Brooklyn loves to be around other people. She will coo and grin if you talk to her. She still doesn't like tummy time but is starting to grab at toys when she lays down on her back. She follows people with her eyes and watches everything going on around her. She is a definite Daddy's girl and spends her nighttime rituals with him. It is a good time for bonding with Daddy! We love our sweet baby and the wonderful spirit she has brought into our home. We feel so blessed to have her in our family! She completes us!  

Friday, January 6, 2012


Our cute little nieces and their daddy, Ryan, have come to stay with us for a bit! We have enjoyed getting to spend so much time with them but having a house with 9 kids, 10 and under is quite the adjustment. Good thing they're so dang cute and obedient!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Eve 2011

We threw a New Year's Eve party and had some friends over with all their kids! Ryan and his girls came to join in the festivities too! It was lots of fun with food, games, and movies! There were 24 children in all with 9 adults! We partied and partied all night. We brought in the new year with a bang! We are so thankful for good friends, food and fun!