Monday, February 25, 2013

Tanner is 4!



 We got him a plasma car for his birthday, and he's been wanting one for a long time since a lot of his friends have one.  Unfortunately this was the reaction I got.  Apparently he takes after his dad...  :)  He was very excited about it, I think it just took him a minute for it to sink in.  We actually got a better reaction from Owen!
 His pop-gun from us.


 Lightning McQueen birthday cake! 
 His Madagascar card from Sean and Becky!  "We like to move it, move it.  We like to move it, move it...."
 And MONEY!  He is saving up for a new hotwheels track.

 Taryn had to get ready for her swimming debut properly by having her nails done.



 We celebrated Tanner's birthday by going swimming!  They were all just barely tall enough to go down the big kid slide.  Yahoowee!  Can I just say that having 4 kids in the water is very stressful...Thankfully we had lots of help from Landon, Grandma and Grandpa.

 Sidney and Tanner waiting for Dad and Landon to come down.
 Here is the cutie patootie in her new swimsuit.


And we were mean and made all the kids walk barefoot to the car in the freezing cold. Oh the whining! It was probably a little mean. 


 We ended the night by launching lanterns into the air, and said goodbye to Tanner being 3!  :)
Happy Birthday Tanner-bomb!!!  You are a gem, as Dad would say.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

V-Day 2013

Sharing the Valentines LOVE. 

Our family Valentine's dinner. We are sad that all the kids like steak too. This dinner is getting more expensive every year! :)
My parent's ward had a family Valentines dance for their ward activity. They asked us if we wanted to go so that they didn't have to go by themselves without kids. And it is always WAY MORE FUN with us, right?! Sidney, Owen and Tanner have some wicked awesome dance moves these days. Owen is getting to be quite the breakdancer too.

Twinners Again!

We found out that both the girls had a little sailor dress, so they wore them to church together!  The good smiles are an added bonus!

Sidney thinks this is the cutest one.  :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Taryn and Daddy



Ballet

 Sidney is in a beginning Ballet class for a couple of months.  We are only able to watch her on the 4th and 8th day so that the parents don't disrupt all of their classes.  Here is Sidney on the 4th class of the course.  She has a fun teacher and it's been cute to watch her figure out how to follow dance moves and to work with the other girls. 




Monday, February 4, 2013

Rice Cereal

 
 Are we already at this stage?  The dr. told me to start feeding her rice cereal at 3 months, but I refused because she had shown no interest, and let's be honest, it's not my favorite thing to do.  She's now 4 months and started wanting some attention during dinnertime, so I gave in.

 She must have been starving, or really liked it, because she gobbled the stuff down! As much as a 4 month old can gobble anyway.

 Sidney was my photographer and captured every moment.  This is only a sampling of the pictures she took.   ; )
 She's still mastering the swallowing thing, but I think she's pretty excited about her new talent!
Hey babycakes!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Taryn's Blessing - Nov 4th

 I know this post is way out of order, but I just remembered to get these pics from my mom.  It's crazy how crazy life gets.  I almost changed her out of her gorgeous dress before we took some pictures.  We didn't even get any of our whole family because all the other kids had changed and we didn't feel like fighting them about it.  Plus we had people coming over for dinner after the blessing...you get the idea.  Thankfully we snapped a couple of pics to capture the day.

 My mom made the beautiful blessing dress.  It's the same one that Sidney was blessed in, and all the rest of the granddaughters will be blessed in.  And yes, she did poop on it before I got her out of it.  I think it's inevitable - every white dress MUST be pooped on.  Period.

 Hi bugaboo! We love you!

 Proud and happy parents!