Friday, January 30, 2015

Baking with Grandma

 One thing Lucy loved doing when grandma visited was baking with her. Lucy was able to help grandma make some yummy treats.

 Lucy loved every minute of being grandma's baking helper!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Birthday Fun

 While my mom was here we celebrated birthdays in style!

The kids found lots of fun items in their  birthday goody bag from Grandma Hot Chocolate for their birthdays. 

The kids loved their traditional present from grandpa hot chocolate. They each received the amount of money they would be turning (since the twins were turning eight, they received eight dollars) and a bag of yummy candy! 

My mom's birthday is also in October, so we celebrated her birthday while she was here.

The kids insisted on giving her bananas.
The kids also picked out some yummy skinny cow treats to give her too and drew her fancy birthday cards!
I think my mom's favorite present was the book we made from pictures of our recent trip to Disneyland to give her. 

The kids absolutely loved their presents from my parents.

Hyrum has worn his BYU hoodie almost every day.

Ben enjoys wearing his hoodie too.

Lucy has enjoyed a world of make believe with her Frozen characters.

Of course, my parents couldn't go wrong in giving the kids BYU shirts.

Tracy and Sean gave the kids some fun presents too!
Emmy has made some wonderful creations with her art kit and loom band kit.

It was a fun night celebrating all the birthdays! 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Playing in the Leaves with Grandma

We were so lucky to have my mom come and visit us during the month of October. We were so thrilled to have her stay with us.

One of the fun things we did with her was play in the leaves. The kids loved every moment of running as hard as they could and throwing their body onto a ginormous pile of leaves.

The kids also enjoyed being buried in the leaves and having people guess where there body was.

Another magical moment was when the kids each grabbed a big handful of leaves and threw them up into the air.
Lucy rocked this pumpkin dress all fall!  She thought she looked pretty fancy in it. 

It was such a wonderful, beautiful fall day. There was much laughter and happiness in the air!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Exploria Museum

 One October day, the kids did not have school. I decided that I would take them to do something fun. We headed out to the Exploria Museum for kids in Albuquerque.

After running a few errands and stopping for lunch, we ended up at the museum.

The kids were enthralled the whole time we were there.

There were various activities for all ages and many different types of sciences.

Each of the kids loved all of the explorations stations that dealt with water.

I think one of Hyrum's and Ben's favorite was flying an airplane.

Emmy thought it was awesome that there was a craft station there and had an absolute blast making a craft.

Lucy LOVED making the big bubbles.
We were only able to stay a short time, but we had a blast and will return to the museum.