Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Loads of reading

Ammon was the first person in his school to reach 300 accelerated reader test points. For 100 he earned the shirt he is wearing, for 200 he earned $10 certificate to Barnes and Noble, and for 300 he earned a Nook reader. This kid was thrilled!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Videos I have been meaning to post

She knows all about fire trucks He started rolling over when he turned two months. He doesn't do it often, and it usually happens in his bed. She has discovered pretending to talk on the phone. She used all kinds of things for phones, including my ear phones in this video. The neighbors moved and gave us their power wheel. All the kids love driving it.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sleeping is necessary

The first photo is my mom with her Mother's day gift I made for her while she was here. The rest are of beautiful sleeping people in my family....most of it happened while watching conference.

Saturday, April 11, 2015


We went with my parents and sister to the natural history museum and the old Mormon fort. The best part was watching the kids enthusiasm. Ayla was hilarious. They got to hold fossils and guess which dinosaur they were from. Ammon's was a stegosaurus tail spike. Zenock's was an alasaurus claw. Ayla's was a mastodon tooth. Gideon refused to touch them. We got to pet some reptiles as well. I didn't realize bearded dragons were so rough and spikey. Ayla touched the snake.

Monday, April 6, 2015


He is having a great time playing with me this morning, starting alittle before 4 am. It's now after 5, avg he's still going strong. It's a good thing he is so cute because I'm already tired just thinking about being tired today.
The thigh picture is the beginnings of fat rolls! I love fat babies,  and he is finally on the way to more fatness haha!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Rydon's blessing

Rydon was blessed last night at our church building after the general priesthood session was over. All of Brady's family came and about half of mine. I missed a photo with Abby, Quinn, Kahel, and his friend Tasha. Our friends the Gardner's, and Lisa Cox also came. We had 41 people come. It was a wonderful event.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cute girl, cute boy, cute shirts

 Mini photo shoot on the couch with their cute shirts. Hers says "Best big sister." His says, "Little brothers rock!"
 The next few photos are of her INSISTING she give him a hug. And she has to do it her way.
 I like this one a lot! I am pretty sure that is a natural smile from Rydon.

 This one is my favorite out of the 20 photos I ended up taking.
 This one is super funny because it caught his as he spit up his lunch.
 And she HAD to feed him the bottle he just finished. Like she thought it was a matter of life and death if she didn't get to feed him right when she wanted too.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Field trip and cute hair

 Gideon got to go on a field trip with his preschool class to the Natural History Museum. The class has been learning about dinosaurs all month long, so all the kids were really excited to see some! Ayla found her a giraffe as well. This girl sure loves her African animals!!
 They both crashed on the way home. Ayla popped awake when we got into the garage.
I cut all the kids hair Saturday night. Ayla got her second full haircut. I was trying to cut off two inches from the back, but it ended up to be more like 3. It isn't perfectly straight since she wiggles like a two year old, so don't judge ;). She looks pretty cute with shoulder length hair. I hope it helps decrease the tangles and food in her hair all the time.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Early Easter

 We did Easter a week early this year because I wanted Brady to wear his new tie to church today since he was singing with the choir for the Easter program. We loaded up on books for the kids this year instead of candy. They didn't seem to mind the lack of junk food.

 This little one was very excited for her Frozen stuff. She loves her new water bottle and book the most. She pulled out her dress and said very excitedly, "Dress!!" It was quite adorable.
 I love that I can buy matching ties for every boy in our family!! Today's Easter program was so amazing. Brady sung in a quartet for one of the numbers. It was so beautiful. The Easter and Christmas Sacrament Meeting programs are my very favorite Sunday's of the year.
 I felt a little bad for taking a picture of him while he was so upset. I just had to document his cute Easter outfit today before he barfed all over it at church....which didn't happen, amazingly enough ;)