Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 17-29, 2013. St. George!

A couple of weekends ago we took a quick trip down to St. George. It was so nice to get away from all the responsibilities at home and just enjoy being together as a family. We left early Friday morning, and got down there shortly after lunch. The kids were awesome in the car, but anxious to get out and move around once we got there! Sophie probably asked "Are we there yet?" a million times during the drive. We couldn't check into our condo yet, so we killed some time climbing the rocks at Pioneer Park. The kids loved this and had such a great time. After getting our wiggles out, we checked into our condo, met up with a friend of Logan's, and spent the evening swimming and eating pizza. The kids were in heaven with tv's in their rooms. We barely even knew they were with us!

Day Two
Our second day we woke up and headed to the BMX track! The boys had fun racing, and the girls were good sports about playing in the dirt most of the morning and afternoon! Both boys had great races and showed off their skills. It is so fun for me to get to watch them race. Even Ruby raced...dress and all! In the end there were enough trophies to go around!

After the races, we had lunch at Zion and then rewarded the girls with a trip to the petting zoo where we fed the most eager alpaca's I have ever seen! They sure were cut though!! The kids ran around a little bit and then we headed back to wash all the dirt off of us at the swimming pool!

Day Three
We packed things up and headed into Zion for a short hike before making the drive back home. I am always amazed at how beautiful Southern Utah is. The kids did great on the way up, but let's just say there were quite a few tears shed on the way down! Little legs get so tired so quickly!

After our hike, we headed home! Until next time St. George!!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

May 15, 2013. Ruby's Last Day of Preschool!

Ruby had her last day of preschool for the year (she still has one more year before Kindergarten)! She had a great year with a wonderful teacher! She made many new friends and looked forward to going each time! She liked everything about school, but I think her favorite part was earning gum-balls! She was always so happy to announce when it was gum-ball day!! I am so proud of my sweet girl! 

She had a fun little picnic/graduation at the park. The kids ate, played, and sang some super cute songs! I couldn't be more ready for school to end for my big kids, but I always feel a little sad for preschool to come to an end. Maybe because it is a little like a play date with some learning thrown in there too! And maybe it is because it makes me realize my babies are growing up!

I did some comparison shots from the first day and the last day! She is definitely growing up and looking older! 

The first day shot are on the left and the last day shots are on the right.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 13, 2013. Feeding the ducks!

We spent the evening at a nearby by pond feeding the ducks. The kids always love to run around and throw bread at those crazy ducks! Even Lyla had fun!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 11, 2013. Rockets.

Collin came home from school all excited about rockets from an assembly they had. He decided to use some of his money that he had saved up to buy some rockets of his own. After weeks of waiting, we finally made it to the park to launch them! It was such a fun afternoon. We had a picnic lunch and watched Collin shoot off his rockets. They were really neat and fun to watch! They went super high.

After we launched rockets I took some pictures of the Lyla and Sophie with the dandelions. Ruby was too busy playing on the playground to take a time out for flowers!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 7th, 2013. All Clean.

Bath-time for York!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 1, 2013. Night Night!

2 babies. 2 binkies. 
So cute!!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

April 27, 2013. Lagoon!

We finally bought our season passes and took the kids to Lagoon for the first time this Spring. Ruby has been dying to go. Everyone had a good time. Lyla was old enough to ride on more than the merry-go-round this year. She wasn't quite sure about the rides at first, but quickly caught on and had so much fun on all of them except for one! I can't believe she is getting so big. Here's to warm weather, roller coaster rides, and time spent together!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


If Collin is home, you can usually find Lyla right by his side. She simply adores him, and he has a special love for her. I can always count on Collin to watch after Lyla and make sure she is well taken care of. His tender loving heart makes him such a great brother to his sisters. Every day I think how blessed we are to have his influence and love in our home.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

April 20, 2013. This Is The Place.

I was dying to get some pictures of the kids with some bay animals this Spring. I thought I would take them to Baby Animal Days, but it was rainy and Logan was working and I wasn't feeling like going all the way up there by myself. So we headed to This Is The Place instead to see their baby animals. The animals were cute, but because it was raining, they were in cages inside a dark barn. So no pictures for me! But the kids had a blast running around and seeing all there was to see. They didn't even mind the rain we had every now and then. Collin couldn't wait to see this monument and wanted to read every word!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


I snapped this yesterday. Monday. My day for laundry and grocery shopping. I am grateful for my two little helpers...most days at least!!!