Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Date night

We spend an evening at the Desert Museum, looking at stars, hunting scorpians with at black light, and checking out nocturnal animals.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Trampoline fun

The trampoline has proven to be a favorite place for my kids.  Seriously... it's my favorite "toy" they have.  It keeps all 3 busy and happy, gives them exercise, a fort, a reading corner, a safe place to hang out and much much more.  Also... cute pictures:)

Minnie Train coming through

My kids love to give each other rides on the Minnie Train.  As you can see it's fun to push and also to ride.  Such happy faces:)

With Us

I always want to remember and have great pictures of my kids having fun with us.  Most of my pictures are of my kids having fun, or us all posed for a picture.  I want to have pictures of the little things we did together.  I want to be able to look back and see us just playing!  Now they aren't always the most flattering but I think showing love is a beautiful thing! 

Here are some with daddy.  Riley is such a great dad.  He loves these kid so much and really tries hard to make the short amount of time he gets to see them in the evenings, great. He is often exhausted when he gets home from a long day at work, but he still tries to make a meaningful moment with each of us.  He is amazing at doing it all:)

In motion

My kids love moving outside!  I was trying to capture that in these pictures.  Its a fun technique I'm still trying to figure out:)

Gracin's birthday

For Gracin's5th birthday, we had a backyard party.  It included kiddie pool, water bombs, sprinklers, water tables, bubbles and lots of fun!  These are all the things Gracin loves to do, so i figured eh would like the party... Nope.  He spent the first 30 min inside crying because all he wanted to do was play with a balloon inside.  It took him a while to warm up to the idea of hanging out with his friends.  Once he did, he had a great time.  So glad this sweet boy is in our family. 

At age five he likes: Skylanders, flashlights, dinosaurs, jumping on tramp, sprinklers, preschool, primary, helping in the kitchen, watching TV, playing with his sisters, reading (he can read all 40 kinder sight words plus the extra 100 site word list and I'm sure 100 more words.)  He reads the scriptures with us and takes his turn with usually no help.  He is very kind and sweet especially to Hazel.  He loves to give hugs and kisses (we are working on only kissing mom and dad rule) He loves to play with is cousin Jude and make new friends.

 He hates swimming, chores, vegetables, sitting still, trying new things, being woken up, and when I have to "count" for him to obey.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

4th of July bird watching

Rhylan snagged these binoculars for helping at my parents garage sale.  They are perfect for a little bird enthusiast:)

who's checking