Friday, November 29, 2013

Date with the Little Ones

My mom took Bug to swimming for me the other week so I could take Bear and Belle to the Children's Museum. I love watching them discover and play.

Friday, November 22, 2013


To wrap up our third and final birthday in November,  we celebrated my 31st.  Bond and I ate sushi and then went to see "Ender's Game."  I attempted a dairy-free cheese cake and it turned out pretty good,  but definitely not as rich and creamy as real cheesecake. It feels good to welcome in another year.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Belle is TWO!

My baby is two! She only weighs 20 1/2 pounds but her huge, loud, and intense personality make up for what she lacks in weight.  She still loves to cuddle and  her favorite conversation is as follows:
Belle: "I happy Mama.  You happy? "
Me: "Yes girlie, I am so happy."
Belle:  "I happy too.  Bubbas (her brothers) happy?"
Bug: "Yeah, I'm happy."
Bear: "YES! Why do I always have to answer that?"
Belle: "Oh, they happy."

Belle got a kitten for her birthday.  She is obsessed with holding it and saying "Hi, Cat!" over and over again.

We had a couple of friends over to celebrate her special day with pizza and cake.

She was totally into her party and the birthday song.  She waited until the end and then blew out her own candles.

I love these two ladies.  As soon as we moved here they wrapped their arms around me and made me feel loved and right at home.  I am so thankful for good friends.

 My mom and dad got her a stroller and I gave her one of my old dolls and a blanket my friend made me in high school.
Belle loves music.  She has about ten different cds that she listens to at night and sings right along with them.  
She takes very short naps and likes to wake up early and be on the go all day. She doesn't miss a beat with her big brothers and joins in on whatever they are doing. 
 We love our two-year-old!

Bondy's Birthday

To celebrate Bond's Birthday last weekend we went on a date to the temple and then enjoyed Korean Barbecue.  The next day he and my dad went to a day long Backyard Farmer's meeting about raising and breeding heritage chickens. Instead of cake he requested donuts from our favorite local donut shop.
This picture is HILARIOUS.  It looks like we photo shopped a huge head onto Bond.  I think he was just really excited about his donuts.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween 2013

Frankenstein and his Mad Scientist with a little Glitter Witch.
Three generations of witches. It runs in the family.

Rounding up the loot at a homeschool Trunk or Treat Party.

These converse have been worn by both of the boys and are still in great shape.  I love that I got to make them girlie with purple laces.

Our ward Trunk or Treat party.

Another year of costumes and candy under our belts.