Thursday, May 19, 2011

Riley's baptism photo shoot

On Sunday we took Riley to the temple to take some pictures for his baptism announcements. I had 3 pictures I could choose from. It was REALLY hard to choose which ones were the cutest. Dang he's a handsome boy. I can't hardly believe that he is turning 8 in a couple of weeks. He is VERY excited to get baptized. We are so proud of him. His announcements are done and I should get them in the mail this week. I'll post a picture to show which pictures I chose.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

6 years of Raegan

Raegan's 6th birthday

Raegan wanted a rainbow birthday this year. Here are her invitations.

The night before her birthday she lost her second tooth. She was thrilled. Notice her top one STILL hasn't grown back yet.

Here she is opening her morning present. It was a gift from her aunt Becca which she LOVED!! That bag is sooo cute. She had put note pads, markers, lip gloss, and tic-tacs in it. GREAT IDEA!! Thanks auntie.

It was fun to decorate with a rainbow theme. LOTS of fun colors.

OK SOOOOO the cake was a disaster. I had a vision in my head. 6 layer, round, each layer a different color of the rainbow, BEAUTIFUL. Well I got my first 2 colors out of the oven and put the next 2 colors into the oven. As I tipped the cake upside down to get it out of the pan---BOTH CAKES COMPLETELY CRUMBLED!!! NICE!!

So my friend Sarah came to the rescue. She suggested doing cake balls. So we just mashed up the cake and melted the frosting then mixed them together. We shaped them into bite size balls. It was a great save. I think the girls liked being able to eat them with their hands.

She invited about 12 girls and all but one came. They had a lot of fun. YES there was some drama BUT for the most part everyone was happy. We played some game like heads up 7-up, button button who has the button, and a relay race.

Raegan and her friend Lyndsey

See how happy she is that it's her birthday??

Blowing out the candles. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL RAEGAN!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day Luau 2011

This year I got to go to the Mother's Day Luau with Raegan. I did this with Riley when he was in kindergarten. The teachers do a really good job. It is nice to get one-on-one time with the kids. It doesn't happen very often. Raegan has talked about the Luau ALL week. She was most excited to serve me cake and juice. The kids sang two Hawaiian songs and did the limbo. She made it to round 3 in the limbo but then her head just touched the pole. DARN IT!! It was a fun night. Thank you Raegan and teachers!!

The Q-tip Queen

My Reesie is such a funny little girl. Her obsession with Q-tips started out cute and kind of funny. But NOW UGH!! She NEEDS them all the time. I don't even realize when she gets them. She can find them and get to them whenever she wants one. Today I took her to the park and as she was sitting there playing in the dirt she handed me a Q-tip to hold so she wouldn't get it dirty. REALLY!! I was thinking it was getting better but I guess I'm just in denial. When we got home from the park she was throwing a fit because she didn't want to go home. I went to talk to Russ and we noticed it got REALLY quiet. I went on the search and found her peacefully sleeping in her new big girl bed. She doesn't sleep in this bed EVER so to see that she had put herself in there was pretty good. Notice the bathroom cup filled with Q-tips next to her. What a crazy girl.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Anything card