Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dad! Dad! Dad!

Every night we sit down at the table to eat dinner together. Hooray for family dinners! Maya has this thing that she does EVERY night. It makes me chuckle. After we have said the prayer and we start eating Maya yells out "Dad! Dad! DAD!"He then responds "What Maya?". She then looks at him and tries to wink at him (really just a big blink, but she is trying). Then 5-10 seconds passes and we repeat. "Dad! Dad! DAD!"
It really is one of the funniest, sweetest things.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Coloring fun

Maya loves to color, especially with her sisters. Today as she was coloring I looked at her picture. She had some random scribbles on there but then as I watched her she was looking for all of the flowers and only coloring them.  I was pretty impressed. Pretty advanced for a kid her age I think.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Since Ty and I have been married, I'm pretty sure that every year on his birthday he has been out of town for a trade show. Except this year. This year he still had a trade show but it was just in Salt Lake so he was able to be home. Wahoo.

Because he has always been gone I have never made him a birthday cake. Until now.
Tyler loves to travel. So we made him a cake that looked like the world.
We only had a few candles to mark some of the places he has traveled. 

The kids all helped him unwrap his present.
 A Lego VW Van!! SO excited to put that together!!
 Happy Birthday Tyler! I love you so much. You are an amazing husband and father. You are an extremely hard worker. You always have a smile on your face and always make me happy. You are my best friend. Glad you were home on your birthday this year.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Skiing at Wolf Mountain

We finally got the energy to take all 4 kids skiing this season.
I alway put the girls' hair in 2 braids when we go skiing. This was Maya's first time having 2 little braids. She looks so stinkin cute.
Tyler putting the ski rack on the car.
Emily is good to ski on her own. But the other ones still need help so they don't go flying down the mountain taking out everyone and everything in their path.
She is such a good little skier. She skied the whole day and wanted to stay all night.
So Tyler and I would take turns, one would take a kid skiing while the other wrangled kids in the lodge. Which pretty much meant shoving as much food and treats in their faces as possible to keep them happy. Ha ha. They actually were really good while waiting for their turn. 
 Little miss Allie ready for her turn.
Allie was a little timid and said she didn't remember how to ski, so Emily took her by the hand and as they headed towards the lift she reminded Allie of everything she needed to do. So glad they are such good friends.
Me and 2 of my girls enjoying the lift ride up. Getting ready for some awesome skiing.
Joshua getting ready for his turn.
Joshua is a little daredevil. Tyler took him up the lift and at the top there is a cat track you can take or there is a steep drop off the side you can go down. Josh pointed to the drop off and said "I want to go down there." And he did. He crashed, but didn't care.  He just slide down the rest of the way and then continued down the mountain.
While Tyler was out with Joshua and Emily, I took Maya and Allie outside to play in the snow for a little bit.
Maya and Allie had so much fun playing on the slopes together. We watched Ty, Ems, and Josh ride up the lift, made snow angels, Maya tried to eat the snow, it was awesome fun.
Maya finally got her turn to ski.
To say she loved it would be an understatement, I think. The whole way down she had the biggest smile ever and was giggling like crazy. Emily and I were skiing in front of her and she would yell out our names to get our attention and then would start laughing. Cutest thing ever.
 Dad and Allie going for 1 last run.

Such a fun time together. So glad we took the kiddos up. It really is a lot of work but they have such a fun time.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Emily's Last Soccer Games

Emily was so fun to watch this year in soccer. She was on a coed team and surprised me with how much she improved this season. She went from being super timid and scared to accidentally bump into someone to taking the ball away from the boys and out sprinting them down the field. She did absolutely amazing. The best player on her team by the end of the year. (True fact, not just a proud momma saying that).  Emily was always one of the smallest players out there playing. It was fun to watch her battle with the boys who were a head or more taller than her.

Emily had several attempts at the goal in her 2nd to last game but was never able to score.
Determined to score in her last game. She assisted on their first goal- stole the ball away from the other team, dribbled the ball all the way down field and passed it to her teammate so he could shoot and score.

Finally scored a goal of her own at the end of the game giving her team the win!!! Yes, I was one of those crazy parents screaming like I won the lottery. :)
 So excited she scored a goal.
High fives at the end of the game, end of the season.
 Proud Daddy and his little girl
So happy about that game. She had such a fun time playing soccer this season. Nice job, Ems. You did a great job this season.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Allie's Last Soccer Game

Allie just played her last soccer game of the season. This was the first season of soccer she has played. She said she had a fun time playing. At the beginning of the season she pretty much stared off into space and ignored what was going on around her. By the end of the season she would run after the ball and kick it every once in a while. She doesn't love running after the ball, she really loves playing goalie. She is a pretty good goalie too.
Going after the ball!
 Diving on the ball to stop the other team from scoring.
 What a cute little goalie!
 Another stop.
Great season Orange Butterflies.
Good game!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Brigham City Temple Open House

We had the wonderful opportunity to take our family to the Brigham City Temple open house. It so fun being able to take my kids inside the temple, have them be able to see what it looks like inside, and explain to them more about what we do at the temple.  

When we had finished walking through the temple Joshua turned to Tyler and said "Dad, that was awesome." That is pretty big coming from a 3 year old. I'm pretty sure he could sense he was somewhere special. The whole time we were walking through he was so reverent and had his arms folded the whole time. That is coming from the kid who can't sit still for 5 minutes at church.
I tried to get a picture of all 4 of my kids but Maya wanted nothing to do with it and Joshua wanted to be a goofball.
 Joshua still being a goofball.
 Told all these kids not to play in the water. They thought no one was looking.
Our happy, eternal family! So thankful for temples and the blessings we have because of them. I am also thankful to have so many temples close to us.