Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Build a Pal

Nana and papa wanted to get the boys a little going away gift to remember them. The best thing about build a bear is it is an experience too!

Cool outfits for next time!
Stuffing the guys

Cleaning up 
C and Liam Admiring the noise making options

Then we went to the park and played with cousin C, nana and uncle Z.

Crazy kids!

Family and friends

It has been amazing to get to play with cousins so much these past three months. We have loved watching them and tried to take pictures to help document the memory making. 

Since Mila has been born the cousins have all loved on her, but the littlest of C's kids is so funny since she mimics what she hears and sees the others do. It will be so neat to see these two play in future visits!

In other news, a monopoly was obtained and I had the best game of my life! Let it be documented here forevermore!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hogle Zoo

We went to the zoo with the cousins to celebrate I and C's wedding anniversary! (Don't worry they had a dinner just the two of them later in the day) We got lucky with the free guest passes they had with their membership so we got to go with the family for free!

That beautiful, evil bird attempted to poop on two of us! Good thing it has bad aim!

That animal is from Austrailia and is called a mara! Ha!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Mr independent

It is tricky to get pictures of Liam. Number one he has never been very interested in performing or posing and won't allow a picture, and number two he is often on the run.

My little four year old says hilarious things, he craves social contact, he loves the idea of weapons and battle, but is such a sensitive and compassionate soul. He is often very easy going, reasonable and empathetic, yet he loves his independence and has a sense of adventure that often makes me worry he will get lost or seriously injured.

Somehow I was able to capture a few pictures of him this week. I hope he grows out of the antipaparrazi sentiment somehow because I love having a visual record of life and my children.
My Liam is such a sweetheart with Mila
My Liam the fierce warrior (that is the face he made when I told him to be a warrior. It almost looks like a pout! Haha!)


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pancake day!

We heard it was pancake day and so we wanted to make sure we did it right.

Ezra loves blue berries. When we saw him Ben and I both yelped involuntarily and scared him. 

So fun to pancake it up with family!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mila's blessing

We have quite the crowd, and I'm not ready to take Mila to the highly populated church building during sick season, so we had her baby blessing at my parent's home :).
Ben, as always, gave a lovely blessing of health, joy and love.
We had a BBQ afterward and got to enjoy the company of family and dear friends. I'm so grateful we were able to have so many family members there for Mila's blessing. It is so special.
Her dress that my mom and I made!

Aunt H drove down from Idaho
My dear friend K and her family drove up from Provo
My brother, my parent's bishop, Ben, my dad, my brother in law M and my brother in law I

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valen-times dance

We have been attending ben's sister's ward while we have been here in Utah and they had a Valentine's dance tonight with babysitting provided. Sold!
Such an occasion called for a new dress and silly dance faces. We had a blast and Ben and I didn't do too bad with the dance class either, if I do say so myself!

Swing dancing
Cha cha
Ben got me rainbow roses and I got him candies. Liam took the purple flower from the dance and said happy valent-times mom. Melted my heart. For that sweetness he gets lucky charms cereal!

Lagoon trail

It was another warm, lovely Friday so we went on a nice walk to a lake! I was too busy enjoying the weather and company to get a shot of the lake :). What a day!