Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Running and Haircuts

Sophie's school did a fundraiser to earn money for new computers a few weeks ago. It was a funrun where they get sponsors to donate a certain amount of money for each lap they run. Sophie runs with Chad after he does Cheer lessons with her and she has never made it around the park across the street twice without complaining. So we all figured this was not going to be her thing. Lydia, Easton and I went to cheer her on and they got the kindergartners all lined up.

They would mark their shirts every lap. And she ran past the two laps I thought she would do....

She shocked us all by running.....43 laps!!!! (32 laps equaled 2 miles) Chad said she definitely was not showing him her potential in Cheer lessons but now he knows!

She did a great job and we are so proud of her.

 Last week I finally decided it was about time to cut Easton's hair. I just love his little curls though. He was excited though.

He thought it was fun until I had to do around his ears and the back of his head. But a lollipop distracted him really well at the end. And my little baby is now a kid.

Sophie has been wanting to cut her hair again too. I have been too nervous since I have only cut Chad's and now Easton's hair. But she wanted to get hers done after Easton and Chad was willing. He gave her the whole spa experience....

Chad and Sophie weren't nervous at all...I on the other hand...well was really nervous. Chad asked Lydia if she wanted a haircut too. She didn't even hesitate to say no haha.

After some tips over the phone with Aunt Kimberly Chad was able to give Sophie a cute little bob. Sophie was excited to be able to donate her hair again!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Phoenix Temple Open House

Last Saturday we went to the Phoenix Temple open house. When I originally scheduled it I completely forgot about the Cops and Rodders show we go to every year with Eleanor. We had already paid the registration fee...oops. The kids love going to this show and they make a pine wood derby car to race every year. When they were talking about what their car was going to look like I broke the news to them that we weren't going. I thought they would be upset and they did get a little sad, but then I told them where we were going instead and Sophie responded "That's okay Mom, the Temple is more important then Cops and Rodders." You are right Sophie! (Insert proud Mom moment here).

. We had to ride a bus to the Temple which the kids loved.

Easton especially loved this part and pointed and said "car!' all the way there.

Both Grandma and Grandpa Clayton and Miller were able to come with us! It was so nice to be able to all go to the Temple together and the kids did a great job being reverent inside the Temple.

Lydia decided to be camera shy

It was a great day and we are so blessed that our kids have gotten to be able to experience walking through two Temples now.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


The kids were excited to dress up for Halloween. Aunt Sarah let us use her makeup and glitter and the girls were in heaven. There was glitter everywhere and there is still some in their hair today after several baths.

Easton's costume was probably the easiest ever and he especially loved being able to play in the dirt before we left for the Ward Halloween Party.


The kids had fun playing the carnival games.

They had face painting and a trunk or treat too.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Sophie

Sophie turned 6 years old last Wednesday. It is crazy to think she is so big already. She was so excited her birthday was on a school day! We made her class some paper balloons with twisty straws and Sophie colored them.

When she got home we had her favorite dinner, corn-dogs and french healthy I know. She opened her present which is something she has been asking for all year whenever she sees it at Target. A Barbie with a dog that eats and poops...yikes.

We told her instead of a party this year we would do something together as a family instead, whatever she wanted. Our little 6 year old going on 16 wanted to go to the mall. They played and then Sophie wanted to go shopping at Claires. She got five dollars from her Great Grandpa Miller and couldn't wait to spend it. After a lot of thinking she finally decided on a headband.

The next night we had both Grandma and Grandpas over for birthday dinner and cake!

Grandma Clayton made her a super cute overnight bag.

Sophie also gets to go shopping with Grandma Miller. She is one happy 6 year old!