Monday, August 24, 2015

Happy birthday beautiful baby!

Today Cosette would be 8 years old. We miss her so much.  Often I find myself trying to picture what our adventures would be like if she was still here.  
We are grateful for the 15 months that we had her in our lives and got to know her beautiful spirit.  We know that we will be with her again and that day will be a very sweet one.  We know she is in Heaven and watching over us.  We know that because we were sealed as a family in the temple, that we can be with her again. There is assuredly life after death.  We are grateful for the new temple in Indiana.  We miss you and love you so very much sweet Cosette.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Indianapolis, IN Temple Cultural Celebration

 We all attended the cultural celebration tonight.  It was at the Soccer Stadium on the IUPUI campus. 
All of the youth ages 12-18 worked on routines for several months.  They performed for President Eyring, 1st Counselor in the Presidency of the church.  They did a great job.
The kids enjoyed all the performances.  Lucy loved the dance numbers.
 Ben, mom and Ally

 The boys loved watching the race cars on the track.
There were youth in racing outfits that were pretending to be cars and there were 2 crashes.  They were pretending to be the Indy cars. The kids dressed in black and white to represent the checkered flag.

 We had a great time together.  I sure do love this silly bunch.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Crazy crew

 Some of us were not in the mood for pictures.  I bribed the big ones, but the little guy just wanted his mommy to hold him.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Family Home Evening

 This crazy 4 year old goes to sleep in her bed and I wake up with her in my bed.  
So lately I just move her to the pack n play next to my bed and she loves it, for some odd reason.
Anyways, when we went swimming at Julies house a few weeks ago, Ally found a craw dad in her pool and kept it.  Somehow the thing was still alive and we decided to release it into the creek and throw rocks in.

 Some of us like little rocks..
and some of us like big rocks..

 and some of us like to try to find the smallest rock.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Thanks for the gifts Grandma Lich

 This little dude just melts my heart!

 Ben's at that funny/obnoxious point of giving bunny ears, even to himself.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

First day of school- k, 1, and 4th

 Ben is going to do great in 1st grade.  
He likes school and has lots of friends.
 Ally has been excited about 4th grade since the last day of 3rd grade.
She is usually found with a book in her hand.
 Lucy is excited to have Mrs. Rogers.
She is excited to make new friends and can't wait to learn how to read.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Swimming at Julie's

 The kids prefer swimming at Julie's pool, rather than at the rec center.  
I like her pool better too!
We started off the day at the dentist and there were no cavities in all 7 mouths.  Hurrah!
We headed over to Julie's house to swim and end our summer break.
The kids had a blast and were completely worn out.
 Aunt Tara and cousin Olive joined us at the pool.
 We had fun trying to catch the ball while running off the diving board.

 Josey was too tired to even make it upstairs to change her clothes.
She took an hour nap on the bottom step.