Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Lydia Turns 6!

Our Lydia Bug is now 6 years old!


She loved decorating her own cake.


She had a lot of help opening her presents.




She has been wanting a puppy surprise for awhile now so she loved her gift. Grandma Clayton also made her a cute scripture bag!



 We also made a gingerbread house together which the kids loved. They did a great job decorating it.



Since her birthday was on a school day we had a fun birthday day on Saturday. She wanted to play at the park.





Then we went to Chuckie Cheese and played games and got ready for the Tucson Christmas Light Parade. It was pretty cold but we loved watching the parade enjoyed hot chocolate.




She is such a sweet girl and is always willing to help. She loves school and is a huge help with taking care of William. She loves to draw and has started to like cooking. We love our Lydia!


Happy 6th Birthday Bugs!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Happy First Birthday William!

William is now walking everywhere! He continues to be very busy and loves climbing on everything. He also thinks he is a big helper when vacuuming or trying to accomplish any project.




He now can say Grandma "Gama" and Grandpa "papa." He loves to take the ornaments off of the tree or empty anything in general.


He gets excited on laundry day when he can follow me in and out of the garage. And gets very upset of someone goes in the garage without him.


William turned one year old last week!

We have been good about not letting him have any sweets. (Lydia had chocolate at 9 months and is obsessed with desserts. Chad believed if we kept it from him longer he wouldn't care for it as much).

Both Grandma and Grandpas came over to celebrate! He was pretty excited and shocked when Chad gave him the cake.


When we sang happy birthday to him he touched the flame and put it out. Crazy kid didn't even flinch! He started eating the cake pretty slow.


But once he had a taste he obliterated that cake. He literally ate half of the frosting.





We were all amazed at the amount he ate and he had quite the sugar high afterwards. He was the goofiest we have ever seen him and he gave his grandparents quite the show on his "stage." He was giggling so hard we were all laughing.



He enjoyed opening his gifts as well. Christmas will be fun.





 I thought for sure he was going to throw up or be up all night but this little party animal passed out all night long. Happy Birthday Hawk!



Temple Lights and Setting Up Christmas

A couple weeks ago we went up to Mesa to the Temple and took turns with Grandma and Grandpa Clayton doing Temple work. Afterwards we enjoyed the Christmas lights.



William loved the lights and wanted to be big and walk the whole time.


The kids were excited when we found the spot where we took a wedding photo behind some leaves. So we recreated it 9 1/2 years later.

We also set up Christmas and the kids loved hanging the ornaments on the tree. It is so fun now as they are getting older they remember ornaments and memories from past Christmases.





William loved every minute of it. Lydia was putting ornaments on so fast I couldn't catch a picture of her. She was efficient.






Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sophie's Baptism and Piano Recital

Sophie was Baptized on November 19th. Grandma Miller made her a gorgeous dress that she absolutely loves. I had to get a picture of her holding her beautiful blessing dress Grandma Miller also made. It is so crazy how fast 8 years have gone.





She was so excited to be baptized and so many friends and family came to support her. It was a great day.





Grandma Clayton even made her doll June a matching dress that was so adorable.


Then that night was her first piano recital. She has been taking lessons for a couple of months and she was excited and nervous to play in front of an audience.


She got to play two songs and did a really good job.