Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Big changes!

Man what a crazy couple months for us!
-We decided to buy a house pretty much overnight!
-We moved into that house (we LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it!).  It is SO wonderful to be our own landlords finally!  I know that nearly all of you have been homeowners forever, but it is a big deal to us.  :)
-We had the Primary Program.  The practices were super rough, but it turned out perfect!
-I weaned Jack.  Jack who has refused a bottle or sippie cup his entire life.  There were a couple weeks of screaming, but I haven't fed him for a week and a half now!
-Eliza started school.  It has been a huge change for her and her emotions have definitely shown that.  But all in all she loves it.

(Oh and we went to Utah for my sister's wedding... hence the picture!  It was the perfect, needed break from a lot of stress!)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Birthday fun!

Eliza turned 5 and Camille turned 3!  Previously we've only had family birthday parties, but this year we were ready to try a friend one.  The girls have been to quite a few parties over the past year and they were prepped up.  Up to this point, a friend party wouldn't have worked because of Eliza's nervousness.  But she's really changed and grown up and she was ready!
We did a combined party and made it awesome.  We had a My Little Pony theme for Eliza and a cheetah theme for Camille.  Eliza watched My Little Pony at a friend's house once and she thinks she loves it.  And Camille has been really interested in cheetah print since last Halloween.  They each chose two activities--Eliza chose rainbow bracelets and MLP bingo and Camille chose cheetah races (obstacle course) and painting cheetah masks.  Everyone really seemed to have a great time, so that was awesome.  Camille chose cheetah cupcake liners...
 and Eliza requested a rainbow cake.  I was wondering if the cake would be a pinterest fail, but it totally wasn't!  It looked awesome!  (See the pic below for what a slice looked like!)

  They also each had a pinata.  I made them out of diaper boxes and tissue paper.  They took like two hours total so I thought that was awesome!  Last year, I used duct tape and it took an hour to break it open!  This year I used masking tape and it was perfect!  Camille HATES hitting pinatas though and cries every time she sees one break so she refused to join in!
 Eliza on the other hand was super pumped to get the candy out!
 Eliza's dreams came true when she got this pony from some of her friends!  She has carried it around every day since!
 Aaron and I got to go on a little getaway with just Jack!  (That boy refuses bottles and sippy cups; I REALLY hope he starts taking a cup soon!)  We went to a couple places in New Mexico- Los Alamos where the atomic bomb was created and Taos.  It was awesome to go hiking and enjoy time off together!  One of the hikes we had been on had had a recent flash flood.  This was one of the many piles of debris left behind.  Crazy!

Life is good!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Oh hi!

Hi there!  Life is good!
Aaron has been working a ton because it's busy season.  We're so grateful to be employed!
I was put in as the Primary President yesterday.  Crazy, right!  I have been the Gospel Doctrine teacher for the past six months and it has been SO hard, but really helped me grow.  And now I get to learn to grow in a totally different way.  I haven't been in Primary since I was 12 and now I get to learn how to teach kids now!  I feel blessed to have this opportunity, but I'm definitely nervous.
Eliza is going crazy with smarts these days.  Like we got a "toy" at Chick-fil-a about the solar system.  So all the sudden she's asking like crazy for me to print off worksheets about solar systems.  She's REALLY into art right now too and draws and colors for hours each day.
Camille is crazy.  Such a fearless daredevil.  She has nearly all of her letter sounds mastered except "l" and "r".  We're working on them.  She can recognize "C for Camille" but could care less about any other learning!
Jack is 7 months now.  As of the past month he is finally sleeping better.  I am SO grateful.  His sleeping was horrific!  He REFUSES bottles and sippie cups.  And this mama is really ready for that to happen!  But he's freaking adorable and such a sweet guy during the day for the most part.
Here are my long loves!