Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sleep Over Fun

Thursday we had Sierra and Makenzie over for a sleepover! Easton got to play with Emery for a bit...

The girls played Just Dance a lot and enjoyed showing off their moves...

Here is a video clip...Lydia only really got into it when she wasn't holding the remote...go figure.



We painted nails, made snow cones, played at the park, and made some yummy Smores in the backyard. Easton enjoyed watching all the fun....

They stayed up late giggling and watched a movie and surprisingly did not sleep in at all. On Friday we went swimming at Grandma Millers house. Lydia was quite delusional all day. She has never stayed up so late before. She was so quite and just went with the flow...hmm maybe she should stay up late more often?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Some things we have been doing recently....

We enjoyed some carrots out of our garden! The girls had fun picking them...

They were completely excited about eating them until it actually came time to eat them then not so much.

I took the kids to the gym Friday. It has been so long since we have gone and they were so excited to go run and play.

On Saturday we went to the Children's Museum with Grandma and Grandpa Clayton...

We had originally planned on going to the zoo but there was literally thousands of people there. So we enjoyed the day out of the heat.

Thanks to Grandma Clayton the girls made some super cute sunglasses...

and on Sunday Easton started giggling! He did it for the first time for Chad at church while he was changing his diaper. Every one of our children has laughed for him first. Apparently he brings it out in them.

On Monday Brad and Becca were nice enough to invite Sophie and Lydia over for a sleep over. We first played at the water park. Sophie loved the slides....

The girls had a blast and were so sad to come home. Sophie even told me she wished she was a part of their family and not ours because they are way more fun...ouch. Before dropping her off I told her I was going to stay for awhile at the water park. She kept insisting I didn't have to and could go home and work. I told her I wanted to spend time with my brother. She got excited and said "yeah you could do that!" Then I explained that brad was my brother. She sadly replied "oh." Ouch again thanks Sophie. At least 2 out of 3 kids still want me around for now.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Easton 3 Months!

Easton is 3 months old today!! He is such a sweet baby and very go with the flow.

He has started to drool quite a bit and likes to make bubbles with his spit. He also enjoys eating our arm, finger, hand, whatever. Teething maybe?

He loves his sisters. Almost every morning he is greeted by Sophie like this...

We had to move him up to 6 month clothes a few days ago! Yes I know he looks 6 months old but honestly he is only 3!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vacation 5

On the last day of our vacation Easton and I flew home in the morning and Chad and the girls met up with everyone to tour temple square. They had fun at the history museum and the conference center...


And who did they happen to run into? Elder Christofferson who was gracious enough to come talk with them and shake the kids' hands....

Chad and his Mom were explaining to Sophie and Lydia who it was and told them he was right next to their favorite Apostle. Lydia said "Quentin L. Cook!" And I guess Elder Christofferson is going to tell Elder Cook he met a couple of his fans :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Vacation 4

On Friday of our vacation we went to Lagoon for the day...The kids all wore their tye dye shirts they made with Grandma. And many of them came back with their skin dyed all sorts of colors after they got all wet on the water rapids.

Chad and I thought the girls would be too scared to ride many of the rides. But we were wrong!

Lydia driving her first Ford! We are so proud!
There is a water park there too. It was pretty hot so in the middle of the day we swam and played in the water and were cooled off enough to jump on more rides!
We didn't even see Sophie for most of the morning since she was having too much fun riding rides with her cousins. And there was a medium sized roller coaster that the girls LOVED. It was pretty fast but Lydia wanted to go over and over again. Luckily there was no line so we did. And she met the exact height requirements barely.  She would scream with excitement even though she could barley hold her head up.

They also enjoyed the water rides. Especially the rapids. They didn't mind getting soaked at all.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Vacation 3

We all headed to Bear Lake to swim and play in the sand....Easton happily chilled under an umbrella...

Chad, Kimberly, and Aimee made an awesome fish...

With a little help...

Afterwards we all got some yummy berry shakes.
The next day was 4th of July! Grandma made fun shirts for all of the kids and got them pinwheels...

It was our last morning at the cabin. We headed into town for a delicious pancake breakfast.  Seriously the food was amazing. Just ask Chad. In the words of my sister he was "What About Bobing it." If you don't know what I am talking about watch the movie What About Bob its hilarious.

We then headed to Bountiful Utah to our hotel. Along the way we stopped and played at a park and the boys stopped and drooled at cars...okay maybe it was just my husband that drooled??

And the kids celebrated with poppers and sparklers in the hotel parking lot...

Lydia thought it was a good idea to touch the tip after the sparkler burned out.

And the 4th just isn't the same without a grand finale! Thank you Tyrone for setting it up for us....


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Vacation 2

While at the cabin we checked out the Ice Cave nearby....

All the little kids braved the dark and cold rocks to climb in and enjoyed walking on ice. The cold cave felt nice in the hot weather.
Then we headed to a spring...I think it was called Soda Spring?
The water was really cold and considering how hot it was outside the Dad's proceeded to dunk every one's heads in the water to cool off...


  Which all of the kids loved.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vacation 1

We went up to Boise for the Clayton Family Reunion on June 29th. Sadly I didn't get any pictures. But it was a fun day and we also celebrated Grandma and Grandpa's 60th wedding anniversary. The kids played in the water, had duck tape creation contest, and we drove in the Model A's.

On Monday we headed to Paris!!!! What a perfect place to spend our 6 year anniversary. I told Chad I had always wanted to go to Paris. He said your welcome.

Okay well so it wasn't exactly the Paris I had in mind.....we spent a few days at a cabin in Paris Idaho.

Easton fully enjoyed all of the attention from his cousins.

Alex and Kimberly took Chad and I on a couples ride through the forest on ATVs. It was a lot of fun and we were completely covered in dirt.
The kids loved having "adventures" around the cabin and little creek.
Sophie decided awhile back she wanted to cut her hair. But insisted that Aunt Kimberly was the only one that could do it. She ended up having plenty of length to donate to Locks of Love too! So....

And she absolutely loves her short hair!