Thursday, September 29, 2011

New family pictures

We had some fun pictures of the family taken about a month ago.  It was really fun and the kids did great!  Enjoy

Friday, September 09, 2011


Two days after Lily's birthday school started for Emma!!  She has been so excited all summer.  The countdown began once Eli came!  It is hard to believe that I have a second grader!  Emma loves to read and actually LOVES school.  I sure hope she keeps the same attitude as she gets older.  

 Tyson got to start kindergarten one week after Emma and he has been so excited.  Once he found out he was going to have the same teacher Emma did he could not sleep.  So far he is loving school and cannot wait to go each day.  Tyson did say that preschool was more fun but that he thinks he will get used to kindergarten and like it as much someday too. 
For those that know Lily knows that she does not like to be left out of anything so one day while Emma was looking for her backpack and shoes, Lily decided to pretend to be Emma so she could go to school too!  She is such a character!  There is never a dull moment with her around.  Lily misses Tyson while he is gone but likes the time with mom too.  It is nice having two kids in school but I sure miss my kids. 

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Lily turns 3!!

 It is hard to believe Lily is three!  She was so excited after Tyson's birthday because she knew hers was coming.  Everyday she would ask if it was her birthday and we would say no.  She then asked how many days til it was her birthday.  Everyday she told us she was almost a big girl.  So on the morning of her birthday when we told her it was her birthday she very matter-of-factly told us she was now a big girl and could go to school and chew gum (niether of which she is able to do yet).  Stan and I laughed.  I guess that is what she associated being a big girl with.  Too bad she still refuses to eat dinner. 

We had a great day.  I made a cupcake cake that Lily thought was pretty neat.  Then after naps we went up the canyon where there is a park and a big grassy field.  the kids love to play there and are always asking so we thought is was a great excuse to go up there.  
Emma gave Lily some necklaces and she loves to show them off.