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.