Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Little Walker

Little Walker from Jennifer Phipps on Vimeo.

I made a little video of Lyla walking. Already in just the few days that have passed since I took her pictures, she has improved so much. She walks most everywhere she goes!! She is very persistent and spends a lot of her day falling down and getting back up. I know that I am going to LOVE looking back on this...they grow and change much too quickly.

Friday, September 21, 2012

She's a walkin'!!!

My baby girl has started walking. She is still very much in the beginning stage, but she is getting better and better each day. I know that one day soon she will be walking more than she is crawling. She thinks she is pretty cool up on two feet. She is smiling and laughing anytime she is walking somewhere. I just love this girl!  She's the cutest.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sophie's Baptism

On September 1st, Sophie was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  It was a beautiful day.  Sophie was so excited.  She had many friends and family members that came to support her decision.  She sang with a group of her cute friends her favorite primary song, When I am Baptized, and she was given a beautiful blessing by Logan.  Sophie looked so pretty in her white dress.  I hope it is a day she will never forget.

I meant to take pictures of her big day.  I had my camera, but we didn't get to the church as early as I would have liked to so I thought I would take some after the baptism instead of before.  But then after, it was a rush to get home and get the ice cream sundaes going so no pictures then either.  That evening I was totally bummed.  I can never recreate this day.  At least I have the pictures I took a couple weeks before the baptism of her in her pretty dress. Sometimes we are just too busy living life to capture it!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

a month in photos. August 2012.

During the month of 
August 2012

we took a trip to Bear Lake with neighbors and friends
we celebrated Lyla's 1st birthday
{I can't believe my baby is 1!}
we celebrated Sophie's 8th birthday
by partying with a group of girls at an almost sleep over party
{I can't believe I have an 8 year old!!}
we played with chalk
 some of us created some mischief!
Sophie got a new bike for her birthday and we went on some family bike rides

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5, 2012. Ruby's First Day of Pre-School!

Ruby had her first day of pre-school today!  She was so excited. She couldn't wait to wear her heart shirt, put on her new backpack, and meet her teacher. I LOVE how her backpack is almost as big as she is.  

The hour between when we dropped Sophie and Collin off at school and her school started seemed like an eternity for her.  She was so happy when I told her it was time. She went right in and sat down to build her marsh mellow tower. She wouldn't even look up at me to say goodbye.  I am glad it was so easy for her.  

She came home with a ribbon pinned to her shirt that said "Ruby had a great first day of school!"  What a big girl.  Love her.

September 4, 2012. First Day of School!!

The kids started school! Collin wasn't even nervous to be going to school all day. He has come so far. Not too long ago he struggled going to school so much and now it is no big deal. I sure am proud of him.

I can't believe how big my kids are getting. I look at these pictures and wonder where the time has gone. It doesn't seem like that long ago I was taking Sophie's pictures on the first day of Kindergarten.  Now she is in third grade.  Yikes!!!

They both had a great first day. Sophie was excited about writing in cursive and doing multiplication. Collin was excited about a reward spinner he has in his classroom.  It is so good to hear them excited about school. I hope they have a great year!

I love them!