Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pioneer Day Parade and More

Happy Pioneer Day Everyone! This year Elise and Carter participated in their own ward pioneer parade at church prior to the actual holiday. They liked dressing up, but got quite hot towards the end of the parade. On Pioneer Day we went to the Logan parade in the morning and at night watched Toy Story at the park, followed by fireworks.
Last weekend we went to Wyoming for Daniel's brother Tui's birthday. We cooked and Umu in celebration and the kids had fun playing with cousins and feeding horses. This week I made a goal to do something fun each day with the kids including the events on Pioneer Day. So far we have succeeded and will be going swimming tonight. Oh the joys of summer. As usual enjoy lots and lots of photos.

I am sort of in love with this photo right now
 On the way to the Parade!
 Walking in the parade
 Pioneer Day Parade

 Gymnastics at the parade
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These princesses had the best waves
 Carter kept saying, "More Candy"...as the floats went by
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 I liked this car from 1916
 
That is A LOT of candy!
 Wyoming Trip: Feeding horses

Outside water fun at Grandpa and Grandma's house

 Holding on super tight
 Carter's turn
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This girl LOVES the swings!
I love these homemade tire swings and they are even safer then normal swings. The kids played on these for about 6 hours while the boys did the Umu.


Pig is all done
Play Week: Everyday this week I made a goal to do one fun summer activity each day...well here it is!


 Splash Park!


 "Look Mommy, I'm a statue."

 Feeding Ducks!



 Fun inside on a hot afternoon, superheroes still rule our house
 Batman vs. Captain America, who will win?

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Spiderman loves his Spiderman :)
 
Until next week....

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pool Party!

Okay so it happened our little girl turned 5. On her actual birthday she wore her birthday attire, we celebrated with her picking out a cupcake from our favorite cupcake place and her lunch choice was a lunchable (oh to be 5 again). She called that day "her fake birthday" because her party was on Saturday and it confused her, so to her, the day of the pool party was her "real birthday."
We had her pool party at the Logan Aquatic Center. Prior to the party I was concerned about 2 things, one being the weather (thunderstorms were predicted) and two, how busy it might be on a Saturday. Luckily all the dark clouds disappeared for the duration of the party and practically nobody besides our group was there. It was awesome! A special thank-you to ALL of our friends and family that traveled for the party. I couldn't have asked for anything better. As for Elise she had an amazing day and got a zillion presents, she continues to play with a new present each day. Enjoy many, many photos of our birthday girl and her pool party. Thanks again!

This was Elise's bday attire and her outdoor photo shoot (her idea)


This was her big present....the one she said that she had shopped for in her dreams (A 3 story Barbie Dreamhouse, with an elevator) This is her hugging the box with pure joy!
 The finished product all put together
 Singing Happy Birthday at home
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Pool Party!
 A very tan Boston eating some yummy Jimmy Johns
 Skipper, Elise and Grammy
 Aunt Whitney and Bailey
Auntie Emerly coming down the slide
 Elise with the LaClare cousins
Amazing timing: Daniel going down the left slide while Elise is going down the right side at the same time! Oh and BTW this is where Elise spent half the day. Going up and down the slide, over and over again.
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Bailey is not so sure how deep she wants to go
Carter and his bud Harvey playing around, his cousin Esme swimming in the back
 Cute Merritt
  Pretty Whitney and Pretty Bailey
Karina and McCall
 Cousins: Karina, McCall and Merritt
Uncle Kenny and Carter
 Sisters....Me, Lauren and Whitney
 Some of Elise's friends: Adam, Sienna and Gabe
 Pomai looking as cute as ever
 New cousin, 5 weeks old
 Present Time!
 Elise's bestie Kalena helping with her presents


 A new Ken!
 Sweet necklace from Auntie Sheena
 Cake Time!
 Make a wish!
Oh and later that night, Elise was surprised with a NEW bike from Auntie Emerly
 Someone wants to ride her bike to kindergarten all by herself, ummmm not so much