Monday, January 24, 2011


Love this boy.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Super day!

On Saturday Landon had his birthday party. I am kind of a slacker and this was the first real birthday party that I have ever thrown, and I am not going to lie I was really nervous.  I quickly learned that four, five and six year olds aren't as hard to impress as I had anticipated and the party was a huge success. The kids had a blast and they were all so well behaved! I might actually consider doing a Birthday party again someday :). The theme of the party was super heroes. I made all the kids capes and we played super hero games such as  pin the emblem on the cape, musical rescue, catch the super villain, and super hero's v.super villains.
The invitation

These beautiful cupcakes where made by my friend Nicole. They were so good!! I think I ate half of them myself.

This picture was taken right before Ella threw up. Sad story. She had to spend the rest of the party in her room, and when I went to check on her half way through the party I discovered that she had gotten sick again and needed a bath. When she was done with her bath I put her back in her room and then I heard her sad voice cry "But I want to play super heroes"

Super hero or model?

I have to say that Jared was the real super hero of the day. He got the kids excited about all the games, and he was awesome as our super villain. The kids were chasing him around a good portion of the party and he was such a good sport about it. AND he even did most of the clean up after the party was over.

Landon was super spoiled. He got a Tory Story 3 game, a Toy Story 3 Activity book, a Pillow Pet, a Green Lantern toy, a Hero Factory Bionicle, among other things.
 Landon had a great party and we were so happy that so many of his friends could be there to celebrate his 6th Birthday with him.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Papa and Nana's Visit

My Dad and Joann came out to visit the day after Christmas (I know this is super late) and we had such a fun time with them . The kids loved having grandparents here to spoil them and give them tons of attention. Here are the pictures from their visit.

 One afternoon while they were here we went to Notre Dame. It was cold, but we had a lot of fun.

The kids did really well out in the cold except Tori, who wanted done of it.

The highlight of our Trip to ND was Ella's excitement over the ducks. She was so excited and kept chasing those ducks all over the place. I really need to take her back when it is warmer.

Thanks Papa and Nana for comming to visit us! We had so much fun and we loved haivng you here! We love you!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Dear Landon,
Can you believe it has been 6 years since we first met? I can't. I can hardly see that tiny little baby that you were in the big 6 year old boy you are today, and while that makes me a little sad, I am so proud of the person you are becoming. You are an extraordinary boy, Landon, one of a kind. You are the BEST big brother. You love your "girls" so much and you are such a good sport to play house and princesses with them even though sometimes I am sure you would rather be playing something else. You have become so helpful this past year. You help when you are asked and sometimes I find you helping out on your own. You love school and you are so smart! You are kind, funny, and a great friend. I am so happy that you are my son, I can't imagine my life without out you! Happy 6th Birthday Landon! I love you!


Newborn Landon, He was so tiny!

1st Birthday!


Three! He used to always pose with his arms out.



P.S. I burned the cupcakes that I was making for your class. This made me feel better.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

My Little...

SUNBEAM! I can hardly believe that my little Tori is old enough to be in Primary, but she is. Today was her first day and she was so excited! Landon was a good big brother and made sure that she knew where she needed to go. After church Tori's teacher came up to me and told me that Tori did so well in class and that she did a good job answering questions and participating in class. Tori told me she had a lot of fun and that her favorite part of Primary was singing time (that's my favorite part too!). I guess my babies are growing up.

Christmas 2010

I know I am super behind on my blogging but I wanted to blog about our Christmas before it was too late. We had a GREAT Christmas this year, I just love celebrating holidays with my kids, it makes it so much fun! Here are some pictures from our Christmas activities.
Here are some pictures from Tori's preschool Christmas party:

 Here are some pictures from Gingerbread house making with Landon's Kindergarten class:

Landon's house almost finished

 On Christmas Eve we had Ariane and her kids over for a little party. We had the kids act out the Nativity. One day I want to make some Nativity costumes but we made due with towels, old costumes, sheets, and paper.

Mary and Joseph. Clayton and Tori crack me up. They are pretty much BFFs.

Ella the Angel

Landon the Shepard

On Christmas Eve the kids opened their Christmas PJ's. Thanks Grammy and Grandpa for Levi's Christmas pajamas!

After Santa came. The kids each got a scooter from Santa (except little Levi) and Santa also brought them a table and some chairs.

 The kids were so excited on Christmas morning!
Ella was so funny when she was opening her presents she kept saying "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!" after everything she opened.