Friday, July 11, 2014

Young and old

This little guy has now left mommy's comfort zone.  He now crawls on all 4's out of the family room, into the kitchen.  We've had to gate the basement stairs off, so he doesn't fall down them.  I've found him grabbing the gate and trying to pull himself up.  Slow down dude!

 Crazy sock day at volleyball.
 It's always rough when mommy is trying to take your picture instead of picking you up.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fun picture I found on the iPod

Love this little guy!

Apple cider slushies

Today the orchard opened, so we had to go get slushies. They were yummy! 

Sunday, July 06, 2014

We love the outdoors

We had fabulous weather for our whole visit to Grandma and Grandpa's.
I don't think the weather could have been better.
We had to wear jackets and jeans in the evening and shorts and t's during the day.
The kids had a blast and were worn out every night.




Great Grandma Lich
 Grandpa Horn

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Pisgah, Lake Webster and the game preserve

We took a walk at Pisgah.
Had a picnic lunch at Lake Webster.
Let the kids throw rocks in the water at the game preserve.






Friday, July 04, 2014

Fun 4th of July

The kids LOVED the power wheels.
Most of the time they did a good job at taking turns.
There were tears shed when their time was up or they had to switch to a different vehicle.



 He loves to pose for the camera.
Oh and look at Nora.  She's so sweet.

 Matt and Kim opening presents.







Sunday, June 29, 2014

Oh Boy!

Ally is such a great big sister.

 Trent (Grandma Julie) got Ally this cute dress for her birthday.





 In 2 years when Trent gets home, Ally will be 10, Ben will be 7, Lucy will be 6, Josey will be almost 5, Lilly will be 4, Brigster will be 2 1/2 and Tiffney's baby will be almost 2.  CRAZY!
Hopefully the people in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission are ready for Trent.
Part of serving in Utah means that if you have family/friends there, you are not suppose to have contact with them.  You are there for a purpose and they've made it a big point that they don't want family contacting missionaries they are related to.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Baptism, birthday and bbq

These are in no order, but we had the baptism, then played outside and had the birthday party bbq.
Love this crazy 2 year old that can make me so frustrated one minute and is sweet and kind 10 minutes later.
 Ally and Lucy are part monkey's.  They love to climb and hang on everything.
 So Ally got baptized today.  She asked Matt to baptize her.
Phil, Kim, Pete and Nora came down for this special day.
 The dress that Ally is wearing to get baptized in, was the dress my sisters and I got baptized in.  How fun is that?!  I am going to get this dress embroidered with everyone's baptism dates as well.
 She is growing up faster than we are ready for.
 So I had no concerns about Ally holding Nora or Ally holding Brigham.  But she couldn't hold them both at the same time.  I wasn't going to trust Ben to hold someone else's baby.  I know that he has picked up his brother recently, so I thought we'd give it a try.  At the beginning Brigham was sleeping.



 Lucy is such a pretty little girl.
 Happy boy!
Try this for me: please make a silly face.  Okay, what did you do with your tongue?  Why is it that when asked to make a silly face our tongues almost always come out? 

 Look at that dimple.  Brigham has 1, but his is on the opposite cheek.
 Oh you know, just hanging around.
We are grateful to those that were able to join us at the baptism and the birthday/bbq.  We had fun celebrating with you.  You got to see Trent 1 last time before he left for his mission and you got to help Ally celebrate her baptism and 8th birthday.
We missed those that weren't able to make it, but you were in our thoughts.