Wednesday, August 3, 2011

APRIL 2011

April Fool's Day...
 Ever since I tricked the kids with the meatloaf and potato cupcakes and dessert hamburgers, they expect something for April Fool's Day.  This year it was mini eggs and bacon (eggs-white chocolate and reese's pieces.  bacon-tootsie rolls and caramel).  And Doughnut seeds (cheerios).  The back of the package had instruction on how to plan them, etc.

Spring Break trip to California...
 Claire, Abbie and Cassidy at John's Incredible Pizza

 Carson and Papa

 Chloe, Caleb and Claire at the Jelly Belly Factory

 In front of the Ronald Reagan made out of Jelly Belly's

 Jeff and I went to the Sacramento Temple

 Caleb and Jeff at Leatherby's.....YUM!
 Claire and Kyler

 Our little fish named Chloe wanted to swim in the freezing April water at Grammy's house.  She's crazy and stayed in for at least half an hour til we made them get out.

 Aunt Chrysta letting Carson feel the water....I don't think he liked it!

 Claire and Cassidy
Some of the other kids were crazy enough to join Chloe...they had a great time!

 Caleb was the smart one.  He felt it with his toes and I think he really wanted to get in, he just couldn't make himself do it.  I held his hands and dipped him a couple times, but that was enough for him.


Activity Days day camp...
 This was Chloe's first day camp and she had SO much fun.
Chloe and her good friend Brenna

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

MARCH 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Claire...

Happy Birthday Jeff...
 The joint family party and Grandma's and Grandpa's.  Jeff's 34 candles and Claire's 3 candles!
 Caleb eating the yummy ribs we had for Jeff's birthday dinner!
White shirt...not so smart!

 Blowing out the candles on his banana cream pie...of course!

Chloe won 1st in the 3rd grade spelling bee!!!
Chloe did AWESOME!  We were so proud of her.  She is such a great speller and I knew she'd win it as long as she remembered all the rules (llike say the word before and after you spell it or you're out, etc.) and took her time (since you can't go back and change what you already said) and she did a great job.  It was super nerve-racking to watch but we were so excited for her.  And she was super happy to get her first trophy!
 Chloe with her teacher, Mrs. Stokes

Our trip to Colorado!
 Happy St. Patrick's Day!
 The kids with their Colorado cousins...Kim, Ben, Liz, Emily and Nate.

 We went to the Denver Nature and Science Museuam.  It was HUGE and really cool.  They had an awesome pirate exhibit and was really neat.

 The place we went for lunch was on Man v. Food.  The guy tried to eat this MASSIVE breakfast burrito (I think like 7 lbs.) and he couldn't do it.  Ben wanted to give it a try.  He barely made a dent in it.  The thing was enormous.  It was super fun to watch.

 And the reason for the whole trip...March Madness.  Since BYU was so good, Jeff and some of his siblings just couldn't pass up the opportunity (despite the expensive tickets) to go see BYU play in the tournament.  They had  a great time.  And I had fun at home watching all the munchkins! 

Chloe's field trip to the Clark Planetarium...


The highlights of February were that Grammy, Ninnie, Abbie, Cassidy and Sophie came to visit and that Caleb turned 7!!

 Abbie, Claire and Cassidy

 Claire making a snow angel

 Dogpile on Daddy/Uncle Jeff!!

 Happy 7th Birthday Caleb!

 The Princess Peaches of the birthday party

 And all the Mario's too.  My mom and I made all the Mario hats for party favors!  It was pretty cute to see a bunch of Mario boys running around....a bunch of 7 year old boys makes for a CRAZY house!

 The littlest Mario and Daddy
 Cassidy, Abbie and Claire LOVED playing in the snow!

 The new bike

 Cassidy and Claire tickling Grandpa

 Caleb, Grammy and Carson

Ninnie with Sophie and Carson