Monday, November 15, 2010

Katelyn's 1st Birthday

Yesterday we had our primary program, so the extended family came to see it. So we also decided to celebrate Katelyn's 1st birthday a couple days early. We had a yummy dinner. Katelyn then opened her presents. She got some fun toys, a soft blanket, and pajamas. I think Katelyn mostly enjoyed her delicious birthday chocolate cake and ice cream!

Aiden and Ali's Birthdays

The end of October Aiden turned 3 and Ali turned 5. We had a fun family birthday party for them with a dog pinata and pin the tail on the donkey game. They both got Zhu Zhu pets that they love. Ali got a great dress up dress from Grandpa and Grandma Bennett. They also got some play dough. Aiden got his own scooter and tennis racket. It was a fun birthday.


This year Lizzie was Spider woman, Ali, a barbie, Aiden a tiger and Katelyn a ladybug. Grandpa Bennett and Shae took the 3 older kids trick or treating in the rain while Angie, Debbie and I played games and passed out candy to the trick or treaters. It was a fun Halloween!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Ali and Lizzie just finished their fall soccer season. It was sure busy there for awhile. During the soccer season we had two practices and four games per week. I would pack a lunch or dinner depending on what day their game was on and we would hang out at the fields for three hours. Lizzie really loved playing this year again. She is really aggressive and I have had to talk to her about pushing and tripping the other girls. She reminds me of myself! Ali on the other hand, would hang out in the goal and play with the net most of the time. She is not competitive like Lizzie is and that is fine. Ali thought soccer was more a social thing. It was her first year. We will see how she likes it after the spring season and see if she wants to play again next year. It was fun being able to watch them play! I have fond memories of playing soccer growing up and hopefully they will too. I'm sure Aiden will want to play too when he is old enough.

Play group at Thanksgiving Point

While Lizzie and Ali were at school a couple of my neighbors and I had play group at Thanksgiving Point. We had fun visiting while we went and saw all the animals. They have pony rides there and I tried to get Aiden on a pony, but he started freaking out. So I had Katelyn go on a pony. I walked right by her and held on to her the whole time. At first she didn't know what was going on. It was still pretty cute. We all had a fun time!

Utah County Fair

Awhile ago my sister in law, Camille, and I decided to take our kids to the Utah County Fair in Spanish Fork. We got there early to have the kids ride the rides before all the lines. We ended up having to wait until they opened. While we waited we went and saw a horse show and the different animals they had. The kids also really loved riding the rides. It was a fun day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lizzie's surgery

About a week after Lizzie broke her nose she had surgery to realign it. Everything went well. I tried to get a picture of her before the surgery, but she said I could take some pictures of her while she was still asleep afterward. The hardest part now has been trying to keep her still. She feels so good and thinks she can still run around. One more week then she can be active again. Her nose looks much better and almost back to her cute self.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Two weekends ago we went camping up in American Fork Canyon with our friends Gen and Ashton and their little girl Lucy. The kids enjoyed playing in the creek near by and eating lots of smores. I hardly slept at night, but still had a good time. Saturday morning however, Lizzie was walking towards the car and tripped on a rock and hit her nose on the bumper of Shae's car. It started bleeding really bad and swelled up. We were positive that she broke it. Not long after that we headed home.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


My brother was kind to take us boating for July 24th. I was especially excited to go since I'm not pregnant and could wake board and wake surf. I got up on the first time, so that is good since I haven't done it for a couple years. Grandma also came with us along with Michael's kids. Camille was out of town. Grandma tried getting up on the surf board, but had no luck. Maybe next time. The kids love the boat and enjoyed swimming in the water. Aiden didn't really like swimming, he was a little scared. Well we had good food and a good time. I can't wait until we can go again.