Thursday, April 5, 2018

June 2017

I'm glad my kids love watermelon as much as me, I live on watermelon in the summer!

June 1, 2017 

Kaleb wouldn't lift his head up for a picture so I took one anyways.

June 2, 2017

This girl loves having a pool at my work.

Ashton was practicing with his snorkel for our cruise in November.

We spent the weekend at the cabin. Olivia thought the marshmallows looked best on her head.

June 3, 2017

On Saturday my family came up to eat and play at the lake. We had bought another kid kayak from Costco for Ashton to use since the boys love to paddle but the 3 person one is really big and harder for them to maneuver.

Olivia loves playing on the shore the most.

Matt was determined to use one of the youth kayaks but he kept falling off no matter how hard we tried. It was great entertainment for the rest of us.

Olivia was helping push Matt out deeper...

...only to fall off again.

Kaleb and Ashton love to bug each other. Ashton decided to push Kaleb back in the water.

My brother came up after work and Christian loved riding in the kayak.

The next day we drove up to Mill Hollow Reservoir and walked around. There were still piles of snow around and the kids loved throwing it at each other.

June 4, 2017

Ashton found some animal bone and thought it was pretty cool.

Kaleb was throwing a snowball at Matt. After we were done exploring we drove home. It's always fun spending the weekend in the mountains.

I was going through the kids school work for the year to see what I wanted to keep and this journal entry from Kaleb's health class had me laughing.

June 5, 2017
This was our first time holding Victoria since coming home from the hospital. Olivia was so excited to see her!

 June 6, 2017

For date night we walked around Silver Lake. It was cooler than we expected up there and luckily we had some blankets in the car.

June 9, 2017

There was still quite a bit of snow but we had fun walking around. I love how close and accessable Silver Lake is.

Another day of Matt painting Olivia's nails. She always wants a different color on each nail if you'll let her.

June 10, 2017

I guess my last post about not so many mask pictures might not be true! She's just so cute with her mask and stuffed animals. Girls are so different than boys.

June 10, 2017

This handsome boy was having a birthday this week so at Sunday dinner we sang to him. He wanted this lion house cake that my uncle makes.

June 11, 2017

When I was released from the primary presidency and called as the primary pianist I was also called to be the YW's camp director. Unfortunately, the day of our camp it snowed a couple inches and it's a long, not so great dirt road you have to go on to get there so after waiting at the stake center all day they told us it wasn't safe to go up we would all have to go up the next day. The girls were bummed and didn't want to go home so we ended up staying at our cabin that first night. It worked out great because the next day the stake activity was at the Kamas recreation center which is right by Oakley. So in the morning we packed up and met everyone there. After swimming and the rock wall we finally made it to our camp.

The girls planned out all of the food and we ate really well which is how I like to camp.

June 14, 2017

The first night we were toilet papered. The girls wanted to get back the ward that did it and they ripped every square of toilet paper apart and stored them in bags. Then on the last night they were going to get them back but they wanted to do it in the middle of the night and wanted to pull an all nighter. Well, only 5 of us made it to about 4am and finally around 5am we were done and going to get some sleep. I went with one girl to deliver the toilet paper back around their camp as the sun was just starting to come up. I slept for a couple hours until it was time to get up and pack everything to go home.

June 15, 2017

We had our 5 mile hike and thankfully it wasn't too hot with the cooler temperatures that week. We have a great group of girls and they all get along so well and are very inclusive. I'm lucky to be able to work with them!

We were at the mall and we let Ashton and Olivia do an art lesson while we did our shopping. Ashton painted an Evie from Pokemon Go and Olivia colored Olaf. They had fun and want to do it again. (Olivia still has faceprint on her face from earlier in the day.)

June 16, 2017

Ashton wanted to finish his painting at home and so I pulled out the paints and they both painted some more.

Kaleb wanted to go to Leatherby's for his birthday treat. The last couple months he really started looking more and more like a teenager and had a big growth spurt. His feet are bigger than mine!

June 16, 2017

Olivia convinced us (even Matt) to do face masks with her. Ashton doesn't look as thrilled about it as she does.

 June 17, 2017

A lady in my sister's ward does a princess dance camp for 1 week during the summer. She goes all out with the theme for each day and they come home with tons of stuff. The first day was Beauty and the Beast. They were given an umbrella, tutu, a rose, necklace and tiara.

June 19, 2017

The next day was Moana. She had more stuff than she could carry!

June 20, 2017

She did not want to take a picture this day and was being grumpy about it. But she looked cute anyways and had fun.

June 21, 2017

On Rapunzel day they brought their favorite stuffed animal. I love the wigs they got.

June 22, 2017

The boys both tried on the wig too. :)

The last day was Ariel day and they wore their swimming suits for a pool party. Olivia was spoiled the whole week and she's already signed up for 2018's princess dance camp.

June 23, 2017

This was my grandpa's first time holding his newest great-grandchild Victoria. He's always loved babies!

June 25, 2017

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

May 2017

Matt went with Olivia on her field trip to the zoo. She was so excited for this field trip.

May 2, 2017

Matt did a great job at taking pictures too!

I loved looking at their selfies that they took. She has Matt wrapped around her finger, along with the rest of us!

Her last dance day we were able to observe what they had learned. Here they were hopping like a bunny.

May 3, 2017

Whenever it's time to free dance she always goes over to the mirrors to watch herself dance. She takes it very seriously.

Miss Amy was a great teacher and Olivia always looked forward to dance class each week.

Matt ordered some art for his office. One is a picture of Antelope Canyon where we had just gone and the other is of Havasu Falls at Havasupai which we love.

May 4, 2017

Late Friday night I left on a red eye flight to pick up my nephew from Florida. I slept about an hour was all and so I was tired but still wanted to do stuff that day while I was there. My sister-in-law picked me up around 6am and we went to breakfast and to all of the Disney outlet stores around Disneyworld. The Lego store always has neat displays and I liked this one of the seven dwarves the most.

May 6, 2017

Christian loved building the cars to race with the Lego's. Our flight left around 7pm that night (yes, I was in Florida for only 12 hours) and so after getting dinner we headed to the airport to fly back to Utah. Christian did great on the flight, he watched Cars 2 and played with toys. He fell asleep right as we were landing which was okay with me because I was feeling really motion sick and had to find the bag in the seat in front of me. :( I think pretty much no sleep for 36 hours was catching up with me. My brother met us at the airport and I was definitely read for bed!

The Saturday I was in Florida was my nephew Austin's birthday party. Olivia had fun test driving Austin's new car.

May 6, 2017 

Christian had just had a birthday a week before and so at Sunday dinner we celebrated Austin and Christian's birthdays. Austin was so shy when we all started singing.

May 7, 2017

I like how Christian is trying to help blow out his candle.

I think there are 3 sleep mask pictures in this post but I think after this I didn't go so crazy taking pictures of Olivia all the time sleeping. She stole my sleep mask that I got on the plane going to Florida and wanted to try it out.

May 9, 2017

Everyone says how Olivia is a mini me except that she's much more girly. I couldn't agree more. She loves makeup, jewelry, purses and dressing up more than I ever did. I still liked dressing up and playing with barbies but she's definitely more girly than I ever was.

May 10, 2017

My niece Victoria was born and I was able to go to the hospital to see her. She was under the bilirubin lights at the time but was still cute as ever!

May 10, 2017

For Matt's birthday we went out to get dessert but I'm not sure where, if I had to guess I would say Leatherby's or Roxberry because those are his favorites.

May 15, 2017

She just looked too cute in her mermaid blanket and bunny sleep mask that I had to document it.

May 16, 2017

Murray School District celebrated 100 years with a cultural celebration. Every elementary school had different dances from different countries that they learned. There were a ton of kids there but it was fun to watch the dance he learned since I know they worked hard on learning it.

May 18, 2018

We love seeing moose and deer at the cabin.

May 20, 2017

My mom's ward had a paint night for their relief society activity so my sister and I went too.

May 23, 2017

Olivia had her preschool graduation and she loved singing and dancing to all of the songs.

May 25, 2017

They usually recite a poem in pairs that they learned during the year but since there was an odd number of kids Olivia volunteered to do it alone. She did the October poem Jack-o-lantern and did a great job.

Mrs. Lorie and Avery are the best preschool teachers!

This is one of my friend's boys, Owen. They like being in the same preschool class.

That night was pack meeting at Wheeler Farm. We went on the wagon ride and had a picnic dinner of Little Ceasar's! We had to rush to soccer games so we weren't able to stay for too long.

Olivia has some games where she likes to run after the ball and play and other games where she's okay just socializing. We'll see how the next season goes, she's definitely not into sports yet.

May 25, 2017

I had fun coaching again and this age is so fun to watch. It's hard though because I miss so many of Ashton and Kaleb's games when I'm coaching so I try to only coach every other season for that reason.

Olivia with her friend Tayvia.

Kaleb had the same coach who does a great job with the kids. He's very encouraging and doesn't get worked up like some of the other coaches in the older age groups can get.

Ashton is definitely a soccer player all the way. He loves it and doesn't care about doing any other sport unlike Kaleb who did baseball, football and some basketball. Ashton plays soccer at almost every recess and has a group of friends that all play together. Eventually we might put him in competitive soccer but it's a huge time and money commitment and I think kids also need time to just be kids and not have every spare minute planned out for them.

When my brother was working I would watch Christian at the apartment and Olivia loved having a cousin to have tea parties with.

May 26, 2017

For Memorial weekend we went up to the cabin for a couple nights and came back on Sunday in time for church. Saturday we went on a hike above the reservoir .
May 27, 2017

Olivia and I were usually in the back of the pack because she kept finding new hiking sticks and dandelions.

This is where the fire was the year before and so all of a sudden you hit the area that was burned and it looked like this.

Kaleb was playing with some of the burned wood charcoal and he didn't realize he had wiped his nose. I took a picture after I told him he had a black streak on his face.

Olivia loves her brother's and loves doing whatever they're doing.

Spending time as a family at the cabin is definitely one of my favorite things to do.

I thought this was funny because Olivia had put one of the straps under her chin to hold the mask on. (I promise you won't have to see so many sleep mask pictures anymore!)

May 29, 2017