Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Corn Maze Fun

Emmy decided to have her birthday party this year at our local corn maze.

The girls went through the first part of the maze and met me at the middle.

At the middle, the girls painted pumpkins and played "Don't Eat the Monster."

Next, Emmy opened her presents from her friends.  Emmy was spoiled! She was in heaven since most of her friends brought her art supplies, her favorite.

Then, we had cake and ice cream after we sang Happy Birthday to Emmy.

Brandon made an absolutely adorable pumpkin cake for Emmy's special day.

After presents and cake, the girls headed back through the second half of the corn maze.

It was a beautiful October day spent celebrating the birth of our oldest daughter.

Daddy Daughter Dance

In the middle of October, Emmy and Brandon went to a daddy daughter dance at our church.  Emmy was so excited and looked forward to the night for days. As you can tell from the cute picture, the theme was western.

Emmy came home from the night so happy and pleased! She absolutely loved having a night with her daddy all to herself!

First Bath in the Big Tub

Early in October, Brigham graduated from taking baths in the sink to taking baths in the tub! He looked absolutely adorable in the tub!

Brigham absolutely loved having more room to do little kicks in the water.  He adores his baths! This picture was also taken when Brandon gave him a bath for a first time!

A Princess Celebration

Lucy was so excited for her friends to come over for her birthday party!

One thing that Lucy likes is for things to stay the same. She finds comfort in routine.

It really was no surprise to me that as we planned her fifth birthday party, she wanted to do the exact same thing that she did for her fourth birthday party.

When the kids arrived at the party, they colored the paper bags they would use to put their candy in from the pinata.

We played Duck, Duck, Goose!

We  played "Don't Eat the Princess!"

We played Pin the Crown on the Princess

The kids were able to hit a pinata and find lots of candy!

Lucy was completely spoiled by her friends and was given such wonderful presents.

Brandon made a beautiful princess cake. However, Lucy did step out of the box and had a princess Merida cake this time.

It was such a fun party! It was easy to see that Lucy absolutely loved every single minute and was so happy! We love this Lucy girl! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

High Altitude Challenge

Every fall, the kids participate in the High Altitude Challenge put on by our rec center.  One day a week, for three weeks, the kids go and run a mile.

Hyrum decided not to participate this year. 

Lucy, Ben and Emmy did a great job each week pushing themselves to do a little bit better each week. I love that they are learning to take care of their bodies. 

I was so impressed with Lucy's determination. She will do anything the big kids do. 

I love these kids so much!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lucy is Five

 Early in October, our sweet Lucy turned five. Lucy was so excited for her birthday to finally arrive.

Lucy wanted to have fancy hair for her birthday, so we put the curlers in her hair the night before to make her hair extra special.

Of course, we made blueberry pancakes, in the shape of Mickey Mouse, with a number five drawn on them with whipped cream.

Lucy had a wonderful day at preschool where she was sang to and she shared her cupcakes and drinks that she picked out.

After preschool, she, Brigham and I met up with Brandon for a special lunch date at McDonald's; her favorite place.

Following her nap, we went and ran the High Altitude Challenge. Then  when the kids were finished with piano, we went to IHOP for dinner.  Lucy was quite pleased with her funny face pancake and when she was sung Happy Birthday too. Also, we saw lots of our friends at the restaurant.

We then came home and enjoyed watching Lucy open her presents.
Brigham gave Lucy some books.

Emmy gave Lucy some ballerina jammies that Lucy just loves.

Ben gave Lucy a Merida bow and arrow set.
Hyrum gave Lucy a kitchen for her doll house.

One of the things Lucy requested for her birthday was a "free, free, free player" (MP3 player) just like her big siblings.

I wish I would have filmed her opening that beloved present.  She was so happy and so thrilled with her "free, free, free player."
We finished the night with cake and ice cream.

It was the perfect day to celebrate our Lucy Lu. 

I have decided that our Lucy is one of a kind. Her smiles brightens everyone's day.  She has the best facial expressions.

Lucy is full of love and is so friendly with those around her. My dad calls her  a rock star. Everywhere she goes people say hi to her and she says hi to them.

She loves being a big sister to Brigham. She asks to hold him multiple times a day.

She loves to dance. She loves listening to the music on her MP3 player and dance around the house with fairy wings.

I love that when she does stuff for me or when I do things for her she tells me, "Thank you, Milday", and bows.

Lucy loves rainbows!

Lucy loves to play with playdough and make wonderful creations.

Lucy loves to paint!

Lucy loves to snuggle with mom and read books.

Lucy is still a big mama's girl. She loves to play with my hair. In fact, just the other day she stroked my hair and kissed it. She tells me quite often I have beautiful hair.

Lucy is always excited when her daddy comes home.
Lucy is a big fan of headbands as of late and loves to wear her hair down. It drives me crazy, but she loves it.

She is already telling me about when she will get to be six. I am not liking how fast she is growing up.  I love this dear girl of mine so much! We are so blessed to have her as part of our family!