Saturday, February 28, 2015

November Pack Meeting

The November 2014 pack meeting was a big one for this family. 

To start things off, Ben's pack was in charge of posting and retiring the colors.
Ben had worked very hard in scouts and received his bobcat. Ben was so exited!

Hyrum earned his bear badge and "crossed the bridge" to join the other webelos since he had his birthday. 

Our boys love scouts! We are grateful for their great leaders that have helped our boys.

Hyrum's Golden Birthday- Double Digits

My handsome Hyrum turned TEN in the month of November 2014! DOUBLE DIGITS! He has been so excited for his birthday since it was his "golden birthday!"

We started the morning off with donuts and a mickey mouse shaped blueberry pancakes.

Lucy and I met Hyrum at his school with McDonald's for lunch!

After school, we headed up to Chili's for dinner.

Next, we came back home and Hyrum opened his presents.
 Lucy gave Hyrum a foam airplane and sports cards.

 Hyrum received a subscription to the magazine Boy's Life from Emmy.

Ben gave Hyrum the Harry Potter Wii Game.

Brandon and I gave Hyrum Super Mario Brothers Wii game and a pocket knife.

Hyrum has absolutely loved his pocket knife.

Hyrum received many fun cards from family members and friends.
Even Chuck and Genia stopped by to say Happy Birthday to Hyrum.
 We finished the night with cake and ice cream after we sang Happy Birthday to Hyrum.

 We love this kid! Happy Birthday to my first born who is an awesome big brother and always tries to be good!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Leaf Hunt

At the beginning of November, I took the girls and some friends on a leaf hunt in our neighborhood. I tried to talk my boys into coming with us, but I didn't have any success!!

It was cute watching the kids examine leaves and determine which ones were the best to put into their bags.
We took a break from our leaf hunt to jump in a big pile of leaves.

Lucy thought it was awesome that she found a big one!

After we did the hunt, we came home and the girls worked hard on a creative way to display their leaf hunt finds.

It was a fun day doing our leaf hunt tradition.

Millie's Presents

While Millie was here, she gave my kids their birthday presents from her!

Millie did not disappoint.

Lucy was thrilled for her baby book Millie made her. We have read that book many times since the gift was given.

One of the cutest things was when Lucy opened her Anna shirt and immediately exclaimed, " It's me!!".  Lucy loves Anna and calls herself Anna. 

The boys absolutely love the workout pants she gave them.  The boys would wear those pants every day!

Emmy received a fun frozen art kit and a cute shirt! 

Hyrum also received a football from Sean and Tracy for his upcoming birthday! 

We were completely spoiled by Millie!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Halloween 2014

We had a wonderful Halloween with our wonderful family that we love!

My Beautiful Bat!

My handsome Harry Potter!  Hyrum started reading Harry Potter earlier that year and absolutely fell in love with the series and reading in general.

My adorable Anna! Did you noticed she did the same pose as Emmy for pictures?  Lucy loved it when I braided her hair into two braids. Even now she still asks for Anna hair occasionally. 

My dashing Darth Vader!  To be honest, when Ben was picking a costume for Halloween, I think he just picked the first one he saw so he could be finished with the picking process.

We were lucky to have so many family members come into for Ben and Emmy's baptism. We were fortunate that they all came a day early and we were able to celebrate Halloween with them. We had delicious chilli and cornbread and scones for dinner.

Next, we took the kids to a few houses trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. After trick or treating at few houses, we headed back to spend time as a family and eat yummy candy.   It was such a fun night.