Sunday, August 21, 2011

Aquarium

Paje and Paris

Paris and the penguins

Ava is 4, and LOOK HOW SWEET!


Happy Little Jack Jack!

Paje & Penguin


Preston, just working the serious side?





We got out of the heat for a fun day at the local Aquarium. The kids must have asked me 20 times if we could visit the Aquarium, so finally we did! We've been there a few times, but once a year at this place is about all I can take.

WARNING... I'M ABOUT TO VENT.............

The kids loved it, but WHO'S IDEA WAS IT TO PUT A NICK KNACK JUNK STORE WITH STUFFED FISH AND PENGUINS DIRECTLY IN THE WAY OF THE EXIT DOOR?  AFTER 3+ HOURS OF WANDERING AROUND IN THE DIMLY LIT, STINKY AQUARIUM, WHEN I'VE HAD ENOUGH, THE LAST THING I WANT TO DO IS HAVE 5 CHILDREN ASKING AND BEGGING AND HANGING ON ME TO SPEND 100 DOLLARS ON TOYS THEY WILL MOST SURELY FORGET ABOUT THE SECOND WE GET HOME, AND WILL FIND THROWN OUT WITHIN A FEW WEEKS MAX. AWESOME MARKETING PLAN(sarcasm)- DRIVE PEOPLE CRAZY SO THEY NEVER WANT TO BRING THEIR KIDS THERE AGAIN.....EVER. OR, AT LEAST FOR ANOTHER FULL YEAR, WHEN THE MEMORY IS DULLED ENOUGH TO  FORGET ABOUT THE TORTURE YOU WENT THROUGH LAST TIME.
FUN, FUN, FUN!


WHO'S UP FOR A DAY AT THE AQUARIUM?

SORRY,  I'M OUT, UNTIL NEXT YEAR. :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Little Mermaid at Tuacahn St.George


Ava & Paje sat next to Jared and I during the performance- they LOVED IT!

Jared with Paris & Ava during intermission- getting all the wiggles out!

Jared and Paje- she loves her Daddy!


Ava, Jenny, Paris & Syndee.

Jared and Jen at the theater

Jenny, Jack, Paje, Paris with Flotsum and Jetsum- my two favorite characters in the play. They were HILARIOUS and wicked- loved them!

URSULA- a great voice! She was so cool.

Preston, Paje & Paris with Prince Eric and Aerial- blurry oops.

Ava (still not holding still) Jenny, and Syndee aka GRANDMA- the best anywhere!
We enjoyed the performance at Tuacahn SO MUCH! Jared and I were thrilled we took the kids to such a world-class presentation of Little Mermaid. We have been trying to support Draper's historic theater by taking the kids to see the shows there, and help them gain an appreciation of performing arts. Little Mermaid at Tuacahn was 1000 times what we could ever see at our little home town theater, but it was like the ultimate dessert to watch our children so mesmerized! FIVE STARS!!!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Our little Pool


video

I found this little pool in a neighborhood, that we ended up trying out and
LOVING! So, we went everyday for the last few weeks of summer.
We had a blast! The kids became super comfortable in the water,
and Preston and Ava ditched the life jackets after just a few times to the pool.
Jack loves to jump off the diving board, and just face flop into the pool at anytime,
so I keep a life jacket on him the entire time. Ava is more cautious,
but she can hold her breath and swim under water for 10-20 feet- she really
loves to swim! Paje and Paris are naturals- they love the water,
are not at all afraid, and could stay in the pool and swim all day, every day!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Point

Paris on her horse at Thanksgiving Point. She always tells me she really wants to be a cowgirl!

Preston on his horse at Thanksgiving Point. Loving the ride!


Ava riding a horse and still looking cute!


Jack's horse was so tiny! It was so adorable to watch him hang on so tight!

Preston, Paris, Paje, (poor birdie), Taylor

Close up birdie. I think the poor bird was injured, and how did my kids catch a bird?!!!

Cool white peacock at Thanksgiving point.


And that about wraps up our little expedition to Thanksgiving Point Petting Zoo- the kids love it. And- I love seeing them so excited by the animals. Another good summer day.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Let your light so shine!

When the Summer starts, the fun begins!
Dressing up and girls just go together.
I love how much my girls love makeup,
fancy clothes and getting all glammed up!
JUST SO GIRLY! Paris strikes a pose!

 Preston- amid the girls- keeps it cool.
 Ava- divine sweetness- 4 years old and too cute for words....
 SUGAR*SPICE*and EVERYTHING NICE (in that order)


 Paje, Preston and Paris saved up their money to buy this little indoor tramp. Paje takes a front flip to new heights.
 UP, UP and AWAY!
 Paris does a text-book cartwheel.



 Paje and Paris tumbling the day away.

 Paris takes a breather.
 Side Aerial.
Flexi-Girl

The brightness my children bring to my days is irreplaceable. They are the neatest little people! They have great ideas, tenacious spirits and I can see the light of Christ within them. I hope they know of my love for them, and for Jesus Christ. I want the best for my children, and I hope they will continue to live close to Jesus, so their lives will emanate his light always.

This little light of mine,



I'm gonna let it shine

This little light of mine,

I'm gonna let it shine

This little light of mine,

I'm gonna let it shine

Let it shine,

Let it shine,

Let it shine.





Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ava our little dancer


 












Ava's first dance recital was adorable! She really loved the makeup and attention. I thought she would hate being on stage with the lights and crowd, but she thought it was the greatest thing ever. She really turned on the sparkle! She is our little performer, not shy at all. JUNE 2011