Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy 8th Birthday Alexis

So the princess of the castle has turned 8. What a milestone! We are so lucky to have her in our family. I thought little girls always needed big brothers, but she is such a great big sister and I am glad she is my first.
Eight things that describe Alexis:
1. She can never have enough sparkle (in her hair, on her nails, on her face, and on her clothes - too bad the poor thing has to wear a uniform to school)
2. Always wants to be doing something "Fun"
3. She's a great big sister
4. Loves all things crafty
5. She is learning to play the piano (she is playing I Am A Child of God for her baptism)
6. Loves to sing and dance (when no one is watching)
7. Thinks everything should be pink and purple (with sparkles of course!)
8. Is a wonderful friend, student and daughter!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Easter

What a great weekend we had. Saturday we went to my parents ward for their annual Easter Egg hunt and games. For the first time in forever probably it was pouring rain most of the day so they had it indoors at the church. Then we went back to Grandma & Grandpa's house and decorated Easter eggs. Then we went to see the movie Hotel for Dogs (cute movie). Sunday was a fun morning eating the little sugar the Easter Bunny left us and then church and Grandma & Grandpa's house for dinner with all the cousins (well, those that live in AZ anyway.) It was a perfect day and everyone had a great time and the food was super yummy! Nice that I only remembered to get a few pictures on Sunday. Way to many crazy kids to get them to hold still. Oh well, maybe next time.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Break - St. Patrick's Day

So I am a little off and a little behind. (What's new!) For Spring Break me, Alexis and Slade, and my mom and aunt, went up to Seattle to see my favorite sister (and my only one, but who cares she is my favorite!) We had so much fun being together and while I talk to my sister 10 times a day it is nice to have her around for as long as I can.

While we were at her house the leprechauns came to visit. (I will admit I am a blog addict and found lots of cute ideas out in blog land!) The kids thought is was so cool. And while the naughty leprechauns leave golden chocolate all over the place, it's not so nice when the babies have fun breaking into all of it. Oh well, we quickly tried to find it all before any more chocolate ended up on their clothes. Notice how much Slade enjoyed it! We obviously didn't catch the chocolate addict fast enough. Especially when he is such a good climber and leaving him alone for 2 minutes had him rushing onto the counter top for his breakfast of more chocolate.

Slade and Peyton also had a blast together. Now we know what having twins are like. They became so comfortable with eachother we would find them hiding under the table eating their cereal together and lathering eachother up with Aquaphor and playing in any bottles or chemicals they could find. At least Peyton's love of stripping down and playing dress up in any clothing she finds lying around didn't rub off on him. (We just had a hard time getting him dressed at all even though we were always freezing!)

We were supposed to only do craft projects and go to the gym, but Seattle is a fun place and between going downtown and up to Snoqualmie Falls and running back and forth between my niece's preschool and dance we weren't too productive. Especially since I had 2, then 3, real estate deals going haywire while I was there so had to spend too much time sending out emails, contracts and living on my cell phone. I also didn't even do a very good job organizing her pantry this time, but hopefully I can go back and visit again soon! I now need a vacation from the vacation where I had to work the whole time.

We also introduced the little girls to Sephora. BAD MISTAKE! Well, maybe not....they had so much fun playing in the sparkles and I am not sure there was anything they missed trying on. And when we found another one downtown a few days after the first stop they couldn't wait to go back. Oops!