Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Easton!

Last weekend we celebrated Easton's second birthday! Whenever we asked him what he wanted for his birthday he would immediatley say "A Puppy." He had the same answer for weeks. We were a bit worried we would have to get him one since it was so dang cute how much he wanted one, but Grandma Clayton saved the day and took him to Build a Bear.



He affectionately named it "puppy" of course. Right when we got home he found a little blanket for puppy and has been inseparable from puppy ever since.

We took Eleanor to church since Easton loves...okay is obsessed with Eleanor.


Both Grandma and Grandpa's came over for his birthday dinner!


Chad and I made a McQueen cake for Easton. 




He proceeded to open presents by ever so carefully tearing the wrapping in small pieces. Once he finally got it open though he was excited to get some fun books and a car pillow case from Grandma and Grandpa Clayton.


He absolutely loves his pillow. Not only doe he sleep with it but he is insistent he has it to watch a movie.

Grandma and Grandpa Miller pitched in with Chad and I to get him a Lightning McQueen car from Ridemakers (which is like build a bear but with cars!) He had to literally drag Easton out of the store crying in Downtown Disney and knew he would be thrilled to get one!


Even better was that he got to build it with Pop!






Happy Birthday little man!!!!



Sophie has had her 4 front teeth loose for quite awhile now. And Chad and I kept telling her that Grandpa Miller was a expert when it came to pulling out teeth. We kept teasing her that she should let him pull it when he came for Easton's birthday. She kept saying she wouldn't and wanted it to fall out on its own. When Grandpa came in Sunday he said "come here I want to see how much it wiggles" I immediately thought "I know that trick!!  and he wiggled it and flicked it hard and Sophie lost her tooth and didn't even realize it! We laughed and I said "I told you Grandpa was good!"

When we asked how much she thought the tooth fairy was going to bring her she said $10!!!! Holy smokes I though $1 was a fortune as a kid! She wasn't disappointed at all in the morning though when she found her tooth out of her tooth fairy bear and replaced with a dollar.



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Happy Easter!

Since General Conference was the same weekend as Easter we spent the night at Grandma and Grandpa Clayton's house. When the kids woke up on Easter we said Happy Easter to them and they didn't even look around for baskets or anything. Then Sophie said "Hey Mom do you remember last Easter? We got like stuff in our baskets." Haha
We don't talk about the Easter bunny with them since we are usually reading the Easter story from the scriptures all week. I thought maybe we were bad parents since our kids weren't crazy excited over it all. But then Sophie the other day asked me straight up if the Easter Bunny was real. I didn't want to lie so I told her the truth and she responded "Well that makes sense because Easter isn't about that anyway it is about what Jesus did for us right?"  Proud parent moment!

But they were still excited when they realized that they did in fact have baskets with goodies for each of them!








We headed to Grandma and Grandpa Miller's for dinner and of course the big Easter egg hunt!









They got a lot of eggs and had fun running around with their cousins! Especially Easton and Jackson who are little best buds!


Here is a picture of them last year and then this year! They have gotten so big!

Happy Easter!!!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Family Fun

The weekend after Disneyland we took the kids to the U of A Book Fair. They had a lot of fun tents set up with stuff for the kids to do. We even saw Ronald McDonald do some magic tricks, a little circus show, and the kids each got a free book.



They loved the Habitat for Humanity tent where they got to decorate their own hard hats.

One night we took the kids bowling. We only did one game thinking they wouldn't last long, but they loved it so much they probably could have gone on forever.





Easton would get so excited for his turn and would bolt to get his ball, roll it down, and then run back as fast as he could to grab another ball.

Last Saturday we went to Grandma and Grandpa Clayton's so Chad and Grandpa could work on the trailer. So Grandma, the kids, and I headed to a cute little carnival close to their house. The kids loved playing games, riding the Bushwacker Express Train, and getting their faces painted.






On Monday night we dyed some Easter eggs and I am happy to report we had no blue children this year. They all stayed clean which was shocking.




Easton was so proud of his blue shark egg.

At Sophie's school they have a tradition every year for the kindergartners where they have a phonogram  wedding to teach the kids that letters work together as a team just like a husband and wife. They drew names to see who was going to be the bride, groom, best man, maid of honor, etc. Sophie was totally excited that she was picked to be the bride and her best friend just happened to be the Maid of Honor.



And to top it off her friend Landon was picked to be the groom. (They have a secret handshake, Chad says we should be worried haha).





All the kids represented a letter and walked down the aisle together paired as phonograms. Sophie was Q and Landon was U together they were Mr. and Mrs. Qu. 





All the kids were dressed up and were very cute. Sophie loved that she got to wear my veil and thanks to an awesome lady in Grandma Clayton's ward for lending us the perfect dress!





They ended the ceremony by saying "May you all read Happily Ever After!"