Sunday, June 4, 2017

I Joined the Minivan Club

When Daniel and I first started having kids I remember saying "oh I will never own a minivan" and thus we purchased a Dodge Durango. We have loved several Durangos over the years however 3 more kids later, I began to understand the appeal of the minivan. I have wanted one since we had Monroe, but we have been waiting for the right time to get one. Every time we go on trips it is always a tight squeeze no matter how quick of a trip. This past year putting a toddler and a new baby in and out of a normal car in a one car garage was pretty rough and always a hassle and tiring. Imagine only owning this beauty for one week and by just pushing a button the doors magically open. I feel like as a mom with four kids (you're welcome Kirse I just wrote how many kids I have lol) that music should play when the doors open. It really is amazing!!! I can't wait to go on our first trip and not feel squished and feel our nice cool air conditioner, not to mention the fact that we have now joined the world of a two car family. This has not happened since 2009. We knew this day was coming anyways now that the kids are getting older and busier with activities etc. As you can tell we are pretty happy and might be coming to a city to near you soon :)

Our new car! Chrysler Town and Country

 Carter thought the back was pretty comfy
 Elise was excited, but mostly they wanted to watch a movie on the DVD player lol
 A scenic drive up the canyon in the new car. Also can Elise stop looking so old already?
The Logan River is so full and this is even a spring! Look how close the water is to the Highway in the background
 Ricks Spring



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Daily trips to the park


Fun at the park
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Relaxing in the sunshine
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Monroe spraying the kids on the tramp

Dentist visit: All cavity free - Holla!

Carter loves laughing gas! His front tooth was loose forever and was starting to stick out blocking his permanent tooth from coming in so the dentist was nice enough to pull it out for us :)

Lastly, Elise has been making the funniest videos on my phone. Honestly I didn't know she was making them for weeks. I told her I used to do the same thing except we didn't tape ourselves we would just do them in the mirror in our room. Enjoy :)
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Last Day of School

Elise and Carter had their last day of school. Quincy has now turned 8 months old and has 2 teeth on the bottom and continues teething working on his top teeth :) On Memorial Day we stayed home and had a BBQ with Dayna, Sally and their kids. Quincy tried watermelon for the first time and we sprayed the kids on the tramp. We are getting very excited for summer, here we go....

Elise and Carter last day of 3rd and 1st grade
First day vs last day of school
 First day vs last day of school
All ready to head of the door in their summer orange attire
Carter and his teacher Mrs. Williams. This was her final day of teaching after 30 years. Nice work Mrs. Williams! I am so glad you got to teach Elise and Carter 1st grade.
 Carter and his friends Kalob and Sergio
 Carter and his friend since pre-school Misi
Elise decided to get a picture with all of her friends from her class. These kids have all been in the same class with her since kindergarten. Most of them are moving away this summer.
 All ready for church

 8 months and loving it

Memorial Day: Monroe and cousin Mele
 Carter chillin in our tree


 Water guns on the tramp



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BBQ time
 Watermelon =  yum!



Friday, May 19, 2017

Mother's Day

This year Mother's Day weekend fell on my Mom's birthday so we saw it fitting to take a trip up to Idaho. The kids had fun with their cousins and I had fun going out to lunch with my mom and Whitney. Until next time :)

This Mother's Day letter from Elise is priceless! Kids! Lol
Group Mother's Day gifts for my Mom. With Whitney's help we all did good this year :)
Mother's Day surprise
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Happy Birthday Mom!
 Birthday lunch for my Mom with Whit

 Happy Birthday!
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Now with the grandkids :)
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 Happy boy!

Daniel made some to die for ribs on Mother's Day
Carter got a funny shirt and an ie faitaga to wear to church from Grammy :)
 Cousins lounging around
 Leighton and Monroe playing
Wow Q look at all that hair!