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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mmmm Cinderella

 He is awesomely content to chew on Cinderella or whatever toy the kids are willing to let him chew on. 

Mr. Brigster

Briggs had his 6 month well check this morning.  He checks out great.  He is the second heaviest at 6 months.  He ties Jo in the #3 spot for height. 

Here is a little run down at 6 months:
Ally- 16.1 lbs, 28 in long
Cosette- 18.8lbs, 26 1/2 in long
Ben- 16.8lbs, 27 3/4 in long
Lucy- 18.4lbs, 26 1/2 in long
Josey- 21.8lbs, 27 in long
Briggs- 19.13lbs, 27 in long

Monday, June 23, 2014

Bath time

This little dude LOVES bath time.  He will splash and splash and giggle and mommy loves it.

 Handsome big brother.

A fun morning

Since we live in the land of high humidity, we have to get out early and do our outdoor stuff before the humidity gets unbearable.
Ally went to work with Grandma this morning, so the rest of us took bikes and went to the park.
Ben did at least 15 laps.  The girls and I made 1 lap.  From the pictures it looks like Jo is doing well at pedaling her bike, and she does well as long as there are no dips or slight inclines in the path.  Since this path is not flat and straight at all, it quickly went downhill for her...and I.  Her bike ended up in the van.
 Since Josey's bike didn't work out for her, she tried to take over Lucy's which resulted in a big fight.

 We walked over to the playground to get out extra wiggles.
 I am continuously reminded how lucky I am that this happy little dude loves sitting in the stroller and either chewing on the stroller strap or sucking his pacifier.

 Briggs discovered balls this morning.
Needless to say, he was enamored.