Wednesday, October 17, 2012

fancy a five year old

Wow. what shes 5!  I guess I'm ok with it.. bit it is a whole entire hand.  Anyways Sadie had a fabulous birthday.  She had a Fancy nancy party with her friends, and it was so cute, and so fun and she so loved it and it was pretty easy.  I would happily do it again if I had a girl that wanted too.  
 I even got in a fancy dress to teach them to be fancy and boy did I feel fancy.  The girls I thought I was sooo pretty, like a princess and so very fancy.  They all thought the looked so pretty, when each friend arrived they all checked each other out and complimented each other on their fancy ensembles.
 We had some fancy snacks and made sure to eat and drink with our pinkies out.  They LOVED it.
 We practiced walking fancy, balancing bananas on our heads just like fancy nancy.

 The girls all trying very hard to do a kissy face picture.
 Simone was here for the party and she helped do some nails, make up and even some pink in their hair.  oh la la.

 All the girls got a chance to walk down the runway for the all the moms at the end.  Let me tell ya these girls are all naturals.  They loved strutting their stuff down and posing.
 Sadie got a cupcake maker and apron for her birthday so the delicious cupcakes were made iced and decorated by the birthday girl.
What a fun birthday party for a sweet 5 year old.
On her birthday she felt bigger as soon as she woke up. and she loves being 5.  LOve our Sadie girl.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

we love to see the temple

We made it to visit the Calgary Temple tonight. It was beautiful.  Ryan & I were both looking forward to taking the kids to see it.  They were excited and although they are little and might not remember a lot, it was every bit worth it.   I am sure we will talk about it enough that I think they just might remember something about it all. 

 Hannah kept talking up a storm about " I go in the temple" and of course she was less than perfect and typical 2 year old style form.  She had a bit of a meltdown when we attempted to put booties on her boots, and I told them to start with out them, just so they might not hear the screaming toddler out the doors, while Ryan despartely tried to calm and reason with her. It worked.    She made it through the tour and of course was very excited for her cookie at the end.

  Sadie loved it, and talks about getting married in the Calgary temple.  I think it was one of the few times I heard Ryan act excited about his girls getting married. haha.  There were a few things Sadie loved one was the 'sparkly' room that is all white and so beautiful and has sparkly chandaliers.  She also loved the mirrors that went forever, which is like our family.  So sweet to hear our kids say these things.
 Talia was not so perfect either, I had to leave our tour early because she was such a stinker.  It's a good thing she is so dang cute and I get to go back.  Having a temple close again is so exciting and reminds me how special it is, and how important it is.  It really reminds me what is most important in life.
So glad I got to go with my family and have this memory forever.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Really does it have to end?

I don't think there is an ounce of me that wants summer to be over.  I just love it.  This summer has been soo so great!  My kids have had a blast doing whatever.  It has honestly seemed like the nicest summer, it has been filled with hot and sunny days.  I am just putting up a bunch of pictures for the family update.

My kids are at great ages, they are probably equally entertained and satisfied if I set up the backyard to play in, or take them to the spray park, or the lake or drive them to Montana, or wherever. really.  But, it is also so fun to do fun new things with them, they take a little effort or a bit of a drive and I guess I do mind the getaway either.  

We went out with Ehlerts to Shushawp and it was beautiful.  Sadie loved swimming in the water with her life jacket of course, and of course boat rides, canoe rides and tube rides with her friends

YW Camp was great!

 Sadie gets so excited for a rainy day, we had to go out on a walk in the rain promptly.
 Taber Cornfest was full of fun for the kids. 

 The carnies did not disappoint, this one guy was more entertaining than any Disneyland worker.  Seriously he was high fiving the kids and it was like the marathon ride he kept letting them go longer.  I'm pretty sure Hannah wasn't tall enough, but nobody checks, so I was all for letting her on.  Unfortunately I think she bonked her head round 2 and she got off.  fortunately the carnie George yes, he told me his name, said take her on any ride on me.  Hannah was smiling in about 2 seconds on another ride.

Love evening strolls to the park

 poor baby, fell asleep before I had a chance to dress her.

 I really do love 2 year olds.  Everything is like an exciting new experience, and so you just want to give them ice cream even though you know full well they;ll be covered.  Its always worth it to me.  Hannah was looking forward to this for like 4 hours, so when she finally got it it was all hers.

It has been such a fun summer, we went to Montana a couple times and thats where Hannah loved swimming she was so brave and fearless.  Riding places in the golf cart is also a big highlight for the kids, to go to the pool or go looking for turtles or basically just riding.  Hannah went out with Ryan for a round of golf and was quite happy about that, and so was Ryan.  Me and the girls spent lots of time at the pool swimming.  Sadie has loved all the little getaways to play especially with friends.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 1

This will be second time posting this, so I'll be making this short.  I know no one starts blogging in the summer, but I want to I want to keep up on what the kids are up to and and it keeps me snapping pictures.  Anyone else have more pics on their phone than their camera.  

July 1st weekend in Raymond gets more fun every year.  
Sadie and I did the 2 km race again.  She was excited and loved doing it.  She was defintely slower this year -for the record i don't remember her time it was that obvious.  Ryan is threatening to cut her out of the race next year because she didn't run and its a race.  So he may have to jump in, I'm just too fun and I don't 'push' her enough.  
At the beginning they did a big ol balloon launch, which was a big hit.  My mom has been very invovled in the race the last few years, somehow she makes it better every year.  I think she'll stop doing it soon and go back to cheering everyone on, thats what I think she really loves.  I know I did!!
Sadie at the turn around.

Grandpa with all the runners.  Seriously these kids are getting so old and starting to make a lot more silly faces.
Off to Waterton for the rest of the day.  I love love that place.  I have about a million fabulous memories there, and love taking our family there.  We had a feast of a picnic with our families and played by the creek, and lake, the peddle boats and a final stop at the spray park.
Hannah insisted on wearing her suit like the other girls, but Im quite sure she stayed dry.
The July 1st parade truly never disappoints.

Took the girls up to the fair uptown.  Next year I will buy cotton candy and maybe even popcorn in advance and show those lines whos the best mom!  Really the highlight was probably the dancing.  Can't beat live music in downtown Raymond with the cutest little 2 year old dancing it up!

Sadie did stay up for the fireworks.  The other girls were asleep so I asked to sit with her, she denied me, what?  All of the sudden she seemed so old as she sat and watched with her cousins and I sat with an empty lap.  Then Grandpa came and she did sit with him, so I guess shes not too old maybe just too cool for me.