Sunday, July 18, 2010

Under Construction

The kids have been hard at work helping Papa and uncle Kyle fix the deck out back. They have a lot of fun and I love watching them:)

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I say birthdays because we celebrated 2 this week. We celebrated America's birthday on the 4th and then my sweet Hailey's 7th on the 5th:)
July 4th was very nice and relaxing. We had a great testimony meeting at church and then came home and enjoyed the afternoon. That evening we had a friend from church come over with her little boy Aiden, or as the kids say "Blake's best friend", Aiden is only 2 days older than Blake. We cooked out and had my Dad's delicious hamburgers and then just played till it was time for the fireworks. We headed out to the fairgrounds to watch the fireworks and it was so FUN! We played Frisbee and football while we waited and we also did sparklers. The fireworks were GREAT, as usual, and all the kids loved them. Blake just sat in my lap staring at them the whole time. I am so thankful to be in this country and proud to be an AMERICAN!

Well, my beautiful Hales is 7! I still can't believe it, she is growing up way to fast. We had a really fun time on Monday and Hailey was so HAPPY that Stephen did not have to work. Hailey had originally wanted to go the children's museum that morning, but it was closed so we headed to Chuckie Cheese instead. It was a blast. The kids love getting tickets and then turning them in for prizes. After Chuckie Cheeses we headed back home for the little ones to take a nap. After the naps we went bowling. Hailey was so excited and she did really good. All the kids love going up and either, throwing or pushing the ball down the lane. Next, we went back to the house to meet up with the rest of the family for pizza, presents and cake. Hailey LOVED her fairy decorations, her Oreo cake, presents, but mostly her family. She really enjoys being with everyone and is always so gracious for the gifts she gets. Hailey is a true angel and I am so blessed to have her as my daughter!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy #7

Happy Birthday Hales!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer Fun

We have just been busy going to parks, pools and museums. I love SUMMER!!

My favorite thing so far this summer has been seeing the kids at the pool. Both Hailey and Kaleb have started jumping off the diving boards at the pool. They both jumped off the 5ft. board and then jumped off the 10ft. board!! I knew Hailey would but was totally surprised when Kaleb did, he just ran off and then swam to the side. Then Hailey did a spin jump off the high dive and Kaleb did a flip off the low dive. I was so proud of them. Karly is still a little timid about swimming without her float, but she does great cannon balls in the baby pool:) Blake also likes to jump in off the side, weather there is an adult there or not. I definitely have to keep an eye on him, but I am glad he loves the water. We just have so much fun!!

HAPPY 4th of July!! I am so proud to be an AMERICAN!!!