Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kindergarten Update....

So everyday I ask Anna a few questions, and everyday I get the same answers. This is how it goes:

Me- Anna, what did you learn today?
Anna- Nothing at all Mom.
Me- Well, what was your favorite part of the day?
Anna- Recess.

I would argue, but we all know that recess is wonderful. Who am I to argue with that??

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I have spent the last 4 1/2 years worrying and stressing about sending my little Anna to school. It always seemed that I would never find a school that I loved for her, that I would be worried about her all day, that she wouldn't be ready, that Hallie would miss her....the list goes on and on. The last 6 months, however, it seems like everything has changed. She seemed to NEED more things during the day to stimulate her and I started thinking that I could use one less kid a little bit. So yesterday off she went to start her schooling career.

I have to say that I was more nervous than she was, I woke up with butterflies in my stomach like it was my first day, not hers! I kept asking her if she was nervous, and she always looked at me like I was crazy and would confidently say "No". Upon arrival to her school, she ran into a few little girls that she knew and then ran off to play on the playground. I, of course, stood around...unable to leave, unable to take my eyes off of my little baby that has overnight turned into a little girl. When the bell rang she hugged me and marched right into her class without a glance back. I was proud of myself because I didn't do the one thing that I always thought I would do on her first day of school...cry.

At home we kept busy and happy without her. I was SO ready to go pick her up at 12:20 and hear about her day. She was so happy climbing into the car, like a whole new world had been opened up to her. The first thing that she said about her day? "Mom, it was a dream come true!". I guess my baby is now a kindergartner!

So excited!

I like school uniforms more than I thought I would

Her new Barbie backpack from Grandma

At her school

Sunday, August 10, 2008

What happens in Vegas.....

This last week I packed the kids up and went to see my grandparents in Utah. We had such a great time in the beautiful weather, and spending time with them. The kids went on lots of walks, played in the rain, and made lots of messes at their Great-Grandparents house. We had such an enjoyable time...THANKS GRANDMA & GRANDPA!!

Here is Anna & Hallie playing a game with Grandpa

Linc and Grandma on the porch

After a few days we met Randy in Vegas for my cousin Kaylee's wedding. It was so nice to see all of my long lost Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. She looked great, the whole day was beautiful. We didn't do a whole lot in Vegas, but we did take the kids to a few fun places. I will never forget explaining to Anna & Hallie that slot machines were NOT arcade games!

At the Las Vegas temple

The girls

My sisters & I at the reception...Me, Autumn, Jodi & Misty

My cousin Kaylee just after they were married. I didnt mean to cut McKay her groom out...oops.

Anna turned 5 on the trip! It is crazy that she has grown up so fast. She was thrilled with all of her gifts and she even got to get a Happy Meal from McDonalds...what more could a girl ask for? Autumn did her hair in a cute up-do and she wore a princess crown the entire day.

It was a great trip, I was so happy to connect with my extended family again.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Just another day....

Today really was just another day. We have been busy trying to get ready for the weekend and our upcoming trip to St. George & Las Vegas for my cousin Kalee's wedding. Around lunchtime I realized that Lincoln was running a fever, so I spent all afternoon taking care of him.

After dinner Randy mowed the front yard and washed my van. YAY!!! The girls went out to "help" him, and I kept Linc inside out of the heat. He started to cry when they went outside without him, so I put him up on the couch so that he could see them out the window. He stood on the couch for about 20 minutes watching Randy...the poor kid really wanted to be out with his Dad. I snapped these pictures. He is quite the Daddy's boy already.

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Phoenix, Arizona
I am a stay at home mom of 4 beautiful, energetic children. Anna is 6, Hallie is 5, Linc is 3 and Port is our newest addition. Randy and I have been married for 8 years and love every minute that we get together.