Sunday, November 15, 2015

Halloween and Other Fun

For Halloween we went to see Uncle Jeff at the fire station. He showed us the cool trucks and Easton liked sitting in the drivers seat.

Then we went trick or treating with Sarah, Jackson, and Gavin. Jackson was hilarious. He would have a full on conversations with everyone who opened the door and walked into a couple of houses. Easton caught on really quickly to how to get candy and would get his candy and immediately walk off to the next house. We were impressed with how far they went. Easton got tired for a little bit but didn't want to miss out on the candy so he kept going. Lydia did great until the very end, she was done walking in her high heels. Sophie on the other hand was ready to do another neighborhood she could have gone all night.

The next weekend we went to the Cops and Rodders show. The kids got to put together pine wood derby cars and race them. I completely forgot to take a picture of them finished.

Chad's work had a field day competition after and Chad's team dressed up in the 80's. We went to a thrift store beforehand to find some fun clothing.  I have been such a slacker in taking pictures I didn't get one of his whole awesome outfit. He had a hot pink puffy jacket that is missing in this picture.

 They played several different games and the kids had a blast playing at the park.

My parents are renovating their backyard and Chad went to help put new rock down for them. Easton was so excited to ride in "Papa Mirror's" Truck!!! He non stop talked all morning about getting to ride in Grandpa Miller's truck to get rocks. Chad took Jackson too and the boys had fun climbing the rock hill and loading the buckets.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Sophie!!

Sophie turned 7 on the on Earth did she get that old already? We decided to let them have a friend party every other year. This year Sophie wanted to have a Little Mermaid under the sea party.

Apparently I let them watch too much Cupcake Wars shows because Sophie was very particular on what her cupcakes needed to look like. She told me they had to be white cake, blue frosting, pink white chocolate seashells, and sprinkled with pearls. Silly girl. Lydia already has her design for cupcakes in to me for next month.

I had planned activities and games but the kids really just wanted to run around and play. So they had a blast. They did enjoy doing limbo though and even got Chad into it.

She was so excited for all of her friends to come over and had a great party.

For school we made play dough for all of her classmates and wrapped them up to look like pumpkins. Thanks to my awesome mother in law who cut cute little faces to put on the bags!

She has grown up so much this last year. She loves school still and is a perfectionist in pretty much everything. She has really started wanting to help with everything around the house which I am totally okay with. She is getting really good at reading now and needs just a little help when reading scriptures at night. She lost her two front teeth and while pulling them is a bit traumatizing she does enjoy sticking her tongue through.

I love having conversations with her on the way home from school since her siblings are usually asleep she talks like a little adult it is too funny. Happy Birthday to our awesome 7 year old!