Monday, August 18, 2014

Cabin Trip

We went up to the cabin Friday night. It was Brandon's first time there with us. I hope there are lots more cabin trips to come!!

I am in love with this picture of them walking. Ahhh.... sisters.

Ella is such a great helper!

The lake was sooooo low. It's so much prettier earlier in the summer.

We went for a walk to catch some frogs. The kids didn't want to touch them. Hello, they will touch snakes but not frogs?? Maybe next year.

Mckinley and Bryce.

Family picture.

Playing tether ball.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August so far

Lots of pictures! We have had an incredibly fun summer.

Playing under the bed at my mom's house.

I took the kids out for ice cream one day and let them get whatever they want. I really should have just skipped the ice cream and let them fill up their bowls with toppings.

Tyler is just such a handsome boy! 

Tyler has taken over one of Brandon's hats. He is very specific about which one he wants and he wants it pretty much all the time. It's hilarious.

Love love love sweet sleeping pictures of my kids!

We have had some pretty incredible summer rain storms this month and we love sitting out on the front porch watching and listening to the rain.

Sorting through boxes of boy hand me down clothes we have been given. We have been so blessed! We haven't had to buy hardly anything for Tyler.

Kallie wearing the Mr. Potato Head glasses at my moms. I searched through my pictures to find the one of Mckinley doing the exact same thing but I couldn't find it.

Family sleep over in the family room. We really would have let Tyler and Kallie sleep with us but they couldn't settle down so we ended up putting them in their cribs.

Kallie "hiding" so I won't put her down for a nap. Ha ha. She actually goes down perfectly for naps but struggles at bed time. She is happy if Mckinley is in there with her or if I let her lay in Mckinley's bed. But she screams and screams in her crib.

We went to Chili's for dinner with all five of us. It wouldn't have been bad if they didn't take FOREVER to bring us our food. But the kids sure loved the dessert!

These guys think they own everything in our neighbor's backyard. We love love love our neighbor Robin and hang out with her pretty much every day. She is the best neighbor ever! I need to get a picture of the kids with her. They just adore her.

We got rained out of family pictures earlier this week so we are going to gear up and try again.

Kallie fell asleep in Mckinley's bed one night and it just melted my heart. My kids are growing up!

This girl. Oh Mckinley. She is the best child anyone could ever ask for and my little angel sent straight from heaven to help me survive my life. Don't know what I would do without her. I have no idea what I did to deserve her. Must have been something Brandon did. But she seriously is a dream. And we finally figured out how to get a perfect smile out of her. Instead of saying "say cheese", we say "don't smile". And we get this!

Tyler and Kallie taking a shower under Robin's plant that she just watered. These guys crack us up!

I let the girls go to bed together tonight and they were so excited about it.

I told them I'd be back in ten minutes to put Kallie in her crib but then I got carried away cleaning the kitchen and this is how I found them when I finally went in. Aw.....

Love these kids even though they drive me crazy most of the time and I can barely handle them! At least we get a good 11 hours at night to gear up for the next day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Bean Museum

Another Sunday morning outing to Bridal Veil Falls

One Monday night at like 7:00 Brandon randomly said hey, do you want to go to the Bean Museum? Brandon never wants to go anywhere so of course I jumped on it even though I didn't think the kids would do very well.

So we jumped in the car and went. And holy cow, these guys were more excited to be there than they were to be at Disneyland. Like seriously, they thought it was the coolest place they had ever been.

They were running around from one thing to the next making all sorts of animal noises and just being excited in general. It was super cute.

We will definitely be going back!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bear Lake

This picture has nothing to do with Bear Lake but it was too cute not to post.

So my Mom's side of the family goes to Bear Lake every two years for a big family reunion. We didn't go two years ago since I was big pregnant with the twins. So the last time we went Mckinley was just a baby. Bear Lake isn't really our thing, but we went anyway.

I love that Mckinley fell asleep opposite of where I set up her pillow for her.

The kids had a blast throwing rocks in the little stream out front of the house we stayed in.

Our kids had a blast at the lake. I love that it's shallow for so far out so you don't need to worry about life jackets or anyone drowning. They did so much better than I thought and just played and played and played on their own.

Mckinley told me she was tired after a while so I had her lay in the back of the van and she fell right to sleep and stayed there for hours. Made it nice to have one less kid to keep an eye on.

We didn't go to the lake till the twins had already had a nap and they were just as happy as can be playing in the water and dirt.

Brandon out on the paddle board.

The second day at the beach was hotter and we didn't stay super long, but still had a good time.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Stuff

This picture is blurry but so are most of the pictures we take of these guys. It's the age. Man, they can be cute though.

We have 1:30 church on Sundays which totally sucks so the last couple of weeks we have gone on some outings on Sunday morning. We went to the Provo River near where we used to live to throw rocks in the water.

A little splash pad fun with some cousins.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

These Three

Man, we just love these three kids of ours. It has been a really fun summer. Tyler and Kallie are at a good age and we are actually able to go places! I thought for sure we would be stuck inside because they would run in the road or run away from me but they actually stay close to me when we go places which makes it possible to go places.

Mckinley practicing writing in Church.

This cute kid looks so grown up in a booster seat!

Kallie loves the swing more than anyone I know.

Fun at Grandpa and Marmee's in the castle.

His new golf clubs are his baby.

We have gone to Manila Pond twice now and just love it.

Kallie helping Dad in the kitchen.

Mckinley and Sam watching a movie on the recliner.

Kallie and Tyler enjoying their suckers at our ward party.

They did this all on their own on our back stairs. Cute kids!