Monday, August 27, 2012
Hailey said the most AMAZING prayer last night...
It went a little something like this...
"Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this day. Thank you for daddy. Thank you for mommy. Thank you for Landon. Thank you for Hailey. Thank you for Landon's dead fish. Thank you for my good fish. Oh, and thank you for the food. We say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."
I know it is inappropriate to laugh in the middle of a prayer, but Matt and I both looked up at each other; giggled and then said "Amen!"
Lovin' that she can say her own prayers...
And Lovin' it even more that she adds her own little spice to liven this party up!
LOVE YOU HAILEY!!
Monday, August 20, 2012
Today is my oldest child's FIRST day of Kindergarten!!
We have been preparing Hailey Bird for this day for a few months now.
She picked out her Backpack... and helped me write her name on it... (she spelled her name for me)
She also picked out her new outfit for the BIG DAY ~ Converse All Stars and all!!
And of course we had to get her picture in front of the door at home...
Landon was sad to leave his sister at the big school; well see how our quiet day at home goes...
My Little Girl is starting her "growing up" journey and I am LOVING it!!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Hailey is getting prepared for her FIRST day of Kindergarten...
So we went to JCPenny Salon for her first Official PROFESSIONAL hair cut...
(mommy has been cutting her hair all these years... thank you thank you!)
"Auntie Carissa" the AMAZING friend I have that does my hair called to let me know that her salon was giving FREE haircuts to kids K-6!! We took advantage for sure!!
Hailey LOVED it!
Carissa asked how short she wanted it, and of course I had to say just a few inches because Hailey pointed to just above her ear... daddy would NOT be happy if I let her cut it that short...
Just a few inches and cute bangs!
This little girl is READY!!
Thanks Carissa!! You are the BEST!!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Here we are in PRESTON IDAHO!!
Friday, August 3, 2012
On Tuesday we went to Grandma and Grandpa Andersen's House.
We meet up with my sister Nicole, hubby Brian and kiddies.
Hailey loves her cousin Katelyn. They are about 10 months apart, but they look about the same age.
Landon and Johnathon tried to play together; but they both had a hard time sharing toys. Totally typical for their age; they are exactly one year apart.
After all this fun the kids got to enjoy picking raspberries, and watching great grandpa dig potatoes out of the ground! They sure LOVED that!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
WELCOME TO IDAHO!!
Preston Idaho that is. Our first stop was at Grandma & Grandpa Smith's house.
While I settled in; Great Grandpa and Matt took the kids on a little tour.
We meet up with my mother and sister Sharon here.
They went to see the Elk; but were not able to get a good view; so they hit up the Rodeo Grounds.
The kids LOVED that!
They even caught a little wakeboarding action! Talk about a GREAT tour!
One of Grandpa's Friends stopped by after they returned. He was driving the four wheeler above and offered for the kids to get a ride with Great Grandpa. They went around the block and loved it!!
When the kids got back; they wanted to play so Sharon and I walked them to the park while the others went shopping.
Both kids loved the slides and the swing at the park. It was a beautiful day!
The kids learned real soon that they LOVED going to Great Grandma Smiths! Not only is she a nice Grandma; she has soda and cookies!
We don't let the kids have much soda at home so this was a REAL treat. I have told Matt stories about when I was a kid and we came to visit and Grandma and Grandpa Smiths; they made sure we had plenty of soda, cookies and treats when we came. It is nice to see she is going to spoil the great grand kids the same way! She is the PERFECT grandma!!
Landon's favorite part of the park was the water fountain. (hehe don't you like his underoo shot...)
He sat up on that water fountain station and played with the water half of the time we were there. He got a little wet; but he got us wet for sure! One of them shot water really high.
Landon would turn it on whenever anyone came near him! What a crack up!
Hailey taught us the importance of Yoga... she got in her special yoga pose while she was swinging and demanded that everyone else follow... and we all did! Even Landon as you can see above!!
It was fun sitting back enjoying the day with my little sister and playing with the kids.
On the way home Landon was lucky enough to get a ride on Sharon's shoulders! These kids are not going to know what hits them when Auntie Sharon is gone on her mission come October!! We are trying to cherish all the moments we can get before she goes.
We got home, relaxed, watched olympics on TV, ate, and got the kids ready for bed.
It was a fun day!!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Our little family was able to have a ROAD TRIP (it felt like we went on a trip around the world)
We did a "Little Circle" around California-Nevada-Utah-Idaho. Our first destination was VEGAS BABY!!
Vegas is a PERFECT stop for our family~
It is half way to Salt Lake City which was our first Utah destination.
The first hotel we stayed in was a very nice hotel off the strip.
(The kids LOVED all the different places we were able to stay on the trip!!)
Unfortunately we did not spend much time in Vegas; just an quick over~nighter to cut the trip in half.
We woke up; got some McDonald's and hit the road.
We woke up; got some McDonald's and hit the road.
At first the kids were a little scared; but after going down a few times they were sold on it!!
We had a wonderful potluck lunch; and just enjoyed the rest of the day with all the family that came!!
The next day was Sunday. After church Annel gave us a little tour of the area. They have a beautiful man made lake with ducks and geese. Of course we had to stop and enjoy that as well.
And Hailey took FULL advantage of cousin Whitney painting her toe nails!
She is so girly about some things; she has always LOVED getting her nails painted!!
When we got back to the Andersen's everyone was downstairs just hanging out. Aunt Annel was grooming Lucy their dog. Poor Lucy had no idea what was coming... Hailey followed her around the whole time we were there; she just LOVED when Annel put her clothes on her. Lucy finally gave into Hailey and allowed her to hold her. Hailey was in doggy heaven!!
On Monday we had a few visits planned. First we went to do a site visit at my Uncle Dalan's company. He is another of my dad's younger siblings. He and my cousin's husband Eric Hopkins work at Temkin International. It is a packaging manufacture; and Matt just had to see it! Eric gave us a tour and it was REALLY neat checking it out. Now I know where Target Brand packages are made!
The next morning we packed up headed for Preston Idaho to visit my grandparents. The Andersen Family sure showed us a GREAT time on our visit! THANKS ANNEL and KELTON! We love you and appreciate your hospitality SO Much!!