Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's all about fashion

I signed Paige up for soccer the other day.

When I asked her if she thought she might like to play she replied,

"Hmmmm, what kind of shirt do I get to wear?"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

We're expecting our third . . .

baby in January. And we're very excited! Paige is really hoping for a baby brother this time. Claire has no clue what is going on. I am thrilled to be able to see the light at the end of the 1st trimester tunnel, and Ben says he'd be just as happy with a third girl as with a first boy. January sounds forever away, but I'm sure it'll be here before we know it!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cascade Springs

Have you been to Cascade Springs? It's beautiful this time of year and totally worth the drive. We went every summer as kids and got to ride on the dirt road up the mountain from Heber, all piled in the back of Grandpa's pick-up truck.

This afternoon, we (me and my kids, my sister and hers, and my cousin and hers, plus two of her sister's) all piled into one truck (shhh!) and took the kids for an easy, educational, and beautiful hike. Beth acted as tour guide, I tried to keep Claire from crying (she's been really whiny lately), and Chelsea helped. There is something really fun about doing things with your kids that you did when you were young. It also makes you appreciate how much your parents did for you.

The "big" kids on the hike

Silly faces

The stroller babies
(see Claire whining? I'm beginning to wonder if it's ever going to stop)

The Fourth!

Saturday night Ben and I went on a date to Stadium of Fire (yes we left the kids at home with a sitter, I'm not crazy) and had a great time with David Archuleta and Brad Paisley.

On Monday morning we joined our ward for the long-standing breakfast-in-the-park at 7am, after which we went home and napped :).

We spent Monday evening at my Aunt and Uncle's in Heber eating hamburgers, watermelon, chips, and brownies and setting off the fireworks Ben and Paige picked out at the firework stand down the street.

Cousins playing in the backyard

Claire whining

My sister Chelsea and her kids (no I did not manage to get a photo of my family). Chelsea made Juliette's dress.

The dads running the firework show. We couldn't wait for dark; the little ones were tiring quickly.
God Bless America!