Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 10, 2014. Pumpkin Patch!

We took the kids to the pumpkin patch last weekend! They loved it and had so much fun. They always look forward to our yearly visit to pick out our pumpkins.  Sophie had a cute little checklist put together to ensure that she found just the right pumpkin. Things like: Is it round? Does it weigh enough? Is it the right color orange? It was cute and I think she eventually found her perfect one! Usually we tell the kids they have to be able to carry their pumpkin, but this year Logan said they could get whichever one they wanted. All of them, except for Lyla, chose really big ones! 

After our hay ride and pumpkin picking, the kids had a great time running around and going down the slides. Lyla was having the time of her life going down the slides over and over and over again. Collin tried his hand at the corn launcher and won us a free pumpkin by hitting the target right on! We even tried the corn maze this year! The kids had a blast and Logan and I enjoyed watching them have so much fun! Such a great time of year!

Each year I like to get a shot of all the kids together by the pumpkins. This year however, our usual spot was super crowded and Lyla wanted nothing to do with having her picture taken. The other 3 were happy to oblige, although they all are a little spacey! :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

August 25, 2014. First Day of School!

The kids started school! I for one was so ready. They were ready too although I'm not sure they would admit it! They all seem to have good teachers this year and we are looking forward to a great year full of lots of learning! Sophie and Collin had a great first day. Ruby however was totally disappointed in her first day. She had Kindergarten orientation and was only there a short time. She is loving school now, although I think her favorite part is riding scooters home with Sophie and Collin! Such smart kids I have. I know they are going to have a wonderful year!

We couldn't forget about Miss Lyla. She isn't going to Preschool this year but really wanted too! She was eager to get dressed, pack a lunch for herself, and wear her backpack! Thank goodness she was content with just dropping the kids off at the school.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 23, 2014. Sophie's Birthday Party!

For Sophie's birthday this year we celebrated a couple of days early because her actual birthday was on the first day of school. She chose to invite one friend to go miniature golfing and out for frozen yogurt!  They had a blast! It was so much fun to watch her and her cute friend interact with one another. They played their own game of mini golf in front of Logan and I and I loved watching them have so much fun together! They may or may not have cheated a bit!! After mini golf and frozen yogurt the girls came back to our house for cupcakes and presents. Such a fun afternoon!

That evening "Grandma and Grandpa Sheep" came over for dinner and presents! It was a great day to celebrate a great girl. We love you Sophie! Happy 10th birthday!

Monday, August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014. Lyla turns 3!

For Lyla's 3rd birthday she wanted a Minnie Mouse Party! It turned out so cute and I think she LOVED it! She was so pleased it was her special day. We invited Grandparents over along with Aunt Amy and we celebrated the cutest little 3 year old there ever was! We ate pizza, opened presents, cracked open a Minnie Mouse pinata, sang "Happy Birthday", and ate some yummy Minnie Mouse cupcakes! It was a fun evening celebrating a fun little girl! Happy Birthday Lyla Bug! We love you! 

For Lyla

Dear Lyla,

You are three years old and so much fun! I have really enjoyed this stage with you. You are sweet, sassy, spunky, shy, independent, outgoing, funny, loveable, and oh so cute all rolled into one little package! You are my little sidekick. And I love it!

Your favorite thing to play is babies. You have a million of them, yet you always want new ones. You tote them all over the house and take such good care of them. You feed them, push them in strollers, get them toys, and put them down for naps. I know that with all this practice you are going to be a great big sister to your new little brother. You are also obsessed with Minnie Mouse. You love wearing your Minnie Mouse shirt, dress up dress, and shoes!

You love playing with friends. You have two cute little neighbor friends that you always want to play with. You wake up and within an hour you are asking to play. I will bring you home from playing and soon you are asking to play again. I love watch you guys play together and seeing your cute interactions.

Lyla you are learning how to use the potty. You are potty trained for the most part, although you still haven't mastered pooping inthe potty. I have been trying to bribe you with new babies and anything else that i think you will want, but so far I haven't found the right motivation yet. You still like to wear diapers and would rather wear them than underwear, and that's okay. I know that one day soon you will be out of diapers!

You are getting so independent. You want to pick out what you wear and get yourself dressed. You like to climb into your car seat all by yourself and buckle yourself up. You know what you want and get so frustrated when you can't have it. You are happy as can be one minute and then the next? The world is ending. Despite being so independent, you still want to be little. You want to be carried, and cuddled, and drink chocolate milk from a bottle.

Lyla I love you so much! You make life so much fun. Im so lucky to have you call me Mom!

Love you always and forever,

Friday, August 15, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Aug. 2, 2014. Collin gets baptized.

Collin had such a great baptism day. He was joined by many friends and family members that love him dearly. I am so proud of him and the choice that he made to be baptized. I love him more than he will ever know! Such a special day for a special boy.