Sunday, November 3, 2013

Color Vibe 5K Run 2013





My friend and running partner Tarina and I ran in the Color Vibe 5k run yesterday. We had an blast. Next year I want Michael and the kids to do it with me.

Halloween 2013






Friday, August 9, 2013

Esther's first day of Kindergarten



The morning had not gone exactly as smooth as I would have liked but I did get her their on time. This last Wednesday was Esther's first day of kindergarten. I woke up early so I would have plenty of time to pack her lunch and get her ready for school. The kitchen was kind of a mess for the day before so I started putting some things away. While trying to put some juice boxes on shelf I missed the shelf causing the pack of juice boxes to come crashing down on me and knocking over a basket full of onions and garlic dusty my panty floor with onion skins. I didn't have time to clean up the mess because Ainsley had woken up and had thrown-up on herself and her bedroom carpet. After bathing three kids and cleaning up throw-up off the carpet I sat Ainsley at the table to eat some dry toast and ran up stairs to do Esther's hair and get dressed myself. Upon returning down stairs I found Ainsley standing up in her chair and she had now thrown-up on her feet, she stood up and missed her clothes. I grabbed Ainsley and rinsed her feet off, grabbed a bowl so she could have something to throw-up in the car and escorted everyone to the car leaving the throw-up mess on the chair and kitchen floor. After fighting traffic and figuring where she needed to be she made it. The second day of school went a lot smoother. She already has a few friends and says she loves it.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Swimming 2013

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Remember this video from our first swim lessons in 2011.
 
I would like to report that this year the only crying at swim lessons was done by Ainsley and it didn't last very long. Here is Esther showing of her skills.

The best swimmers ever.




 
 
 

Preschool Graduation



Esther graduated from Preschool this last May. I can't believe how old she has gotten and will be going to kindergarten this August. The top picture is her BFF's Saige and Addyson. I hope that she loves her kindergarten teacher as much as she has loved and adored Miss Katie.
Congratulations Esther

Our life these past months

As usual life has gotten busy and I have gotten behind on my blogging. Here are a few random pictures from our activities over the past couple of months
This was from Easter fun. Michael's mom sent a piƱata for Easter. We filled it with fun stuff instead of candy.
Aviation Day at the airport. Henry got to sit in a Helicopter. Of course he wore his helicopter pilot suit. People thought it was so cute they asked if they could take his picture.

This spring we had many visits from family and cousins; swimming with the Larsen family.
Thanks to all who come and visited us this last spring. We hope you come again.

Hot weather forces us to adventure to inside fun. We went to the aquarium for Henry's birthday. Henry turned 4 on June 7th.

 

At our ward auction we bid on and won a tea party for Esther and her friends. It was really cute. It was put on by 3 of the young women. They had the girls decorated butterfly cupcakes and then played bingo. Yes that is Henry in the background. I made him come because I didn't have time to take him to his cousin to play.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Trampoline

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I never thought we would have bought a trampoline or have it inside the house. But with summer coming, why not. I have forgotten what a workout it is to jump on a trampoline. My calf muscles are going to be sore tomorrow. Here's to happy kids and better calves.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Family Pictures 2013

Decided it was time for new family pictures. It was 75 degrees all week and the one day we had scheduled for pictures the high was 60 and rainy. The kids were great sports even though they were freezing.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snowing in Mesa?

Yesterday was 72 and today snow. Henry and Esther are now going to expect snow on Christmas.





Ainsley turned 2

Ainsley turned two on January 19th. It is hard to believe that she is already two.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Christmas 2012

We had a wonderful Christmas. All of Michael's family joined us this year. Our Christmas was filled with fun, memories, family, and of course presents.
 







 
On Christmas night we played minute to win it games. Who can pull all the Kleenex's out of the box the fastest and who can unroll the toilet paper roll the fastest. Great games for kids. 

 

 
Happy New Year