Saturday, February 22, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014

Just a few pictures from our Valentines Day...
These are the cards we mailed:

Wally's cute Froggie Box!
Nelson's monster, Carrie's I pod, and Sarah's book.
While the siblings are at school Wally and Roy really have a lot of fun together!
Breakfast! Heart pancakes with cherry topping and a chocolate heart garnish!
I also went to dinner that night (with 11 kids and Deric). Then we went to the mall and I got jewelry (Carrie got her ears pierced!), and shoes (Jess needed new church shoes!). It was a really fun, tiring day!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sammie is 12!!

My Sammie Ann turned 12 a few days ago. She was very excited about this! In our church 12 means moving out of primary (children's church) and into Young Women's. It is a big year, and since her sister Carrie turned 8 and was baptized it was a heart pulling year for me. My girls are getting so big!

Sam got a bike for her birthday.
She is thrilled with it!
Sorry I don't have better pictures but her birthday was very low key this year. She decided she wanted cake pops instead of cake this year. Jessica thought it would be funny to make them look like chicken nuggets (this is Sam's favorite word... why? I have no idea!) I think they look close to the real thing!
She did blow out the candles but this is the only shot I got with her "chicken nuggets".
Her Young Women leaders surprised her by decorating our door with beehives. (Beehives is the first level in Young Women's, the 12-13 year old girls.)

Also, instead of a party Sammie wanted to have  a day out with me and a friend of her's from CA that moved to Provo, UT a year after we moved. It was really fun. We went out to frozen yogurt, to the mall, to party stores, and out to dinner! It was a great "party." Happy Birthday to my spunky, cute, friendly, clean, second daughter!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

It's Great to be EIGHT!

We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In our religion you can be baptized at the age of eight. Our sweet baby girl Carrie turned eight on Jan 31 and was able to be baptized by her dad the very next day!!

One of her best friends was also baptized!
Our family
Thanks Dad! I love you!
These are some pictures we took just a few days before.

Everyone who was able to come (thanks again for making her day special).

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sweet Carrie's Birthday!

Jump for joy, Carrie is Eight!

Just before her birthday Carrie had a party with Nelson and a friend of theirs! It was lots of fun with LOTS of kids!! These are their cupcakes.
On her birthday it was the school mascots birthday (readasarus) and the kids wore pj's and pirate attire to school.

Opening gifts was so much fun!

Almost as fun as blowing out the candles on on her twinkie! (Love Sammie's face!)
Over all... birthday success! Happy Birthday to my "baby" girl! (Who is a funny girl too!)