Monday, January 25, 2016

Fun with Brit

Everyone loves to play with Britney. It's fun to see her get big enough that the other kids want to play with her. Especially Brielle...she doesn't know it yet but they are going to be best buds!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Region Reflections

After I left Brayden's Star Wars night, I rushed with Brooklyn to her awards ceremony for Reflections. It was a little longer than I had planned and Britney was getting a little restless, but I'm glad we stuck it out because Brooklyn won!!! She was SO excited that she now moves on to the state competition. Congrats Brooklyn!!!

Mother Son Star Wars Night

We had a super busy night where everything seemed to be scheduled. Brayden had his Star Wars night and was really excited to go. They had fun crafts, games, food, and lots of things to do. It was super crowded but still was a lot of fun. I was able to stay for about half of it, then Brayden stayed with the neighbors so I could run to our next thing...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Good Helper!

Britney loves climbing on everything, especially these push toys. And of course there are plenty of kids around willing to push her! I get a little nervous when Brielle is pushing her bc she likes to go fast and stop abruptly, but it's fun to watch them play!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Jr. Jazz

I definitely need to take some better pics of Brayden's ball games. He is loving it! They really struggled at the beginning of the season when they were in the harder division. They moved their team down and now it's much better. Brayden is good enough for the harder division, but his team isn't ready to play them yet. I can't believe how good Brayden is. Yes...I'm biased but let's just say I'm super proud of him. He has loved shooting hoops his whole life and it has paid off. Of course he is super small, but he has made up for it with how good he is. He usually spends the first 2-3 quarters helping his team build a substantial lead, then he will focus the rest of the game on helping the other players get a turn to shoot and help them make plays. This game he had 20 out of the 26 points his team made. Good job bud!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Kay's Birthday

We headed to the Ericson's to celebrate Kay's birthday. We had super yummy Chinese food from Asian Star, played, and had Raspberry Cream Cheesecake. Happy Birthday!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Pretty Girl

Not sure who took these pics and why, but I thought they were cute! I'm not sure what she's doing or what she's saying but she sure is a cutie!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Worn Out

I don't know why, but I found it so funny that Lexi would choose to lay down right in the middle of our bags. She was worn out from our weekend at the cabin!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Cabin - Day 2-4

We spent most of Friday playing outside and hanging out inside. It was extremely cold the whole weekend, but we managed. The kids loved sledding down the hill...as did Lexi. She kept chasing anyone that went down the hill, which was great bc it wore her out! Josh's parents came up with Aaron, Javier (friend from Panama), and Andrew. Rachael and Ben came up in the evening too, so it was a full house! I don't know that we've had that many people up there for a long time. It was fun! Unfortunately, however, Brielle and Britney were both in our room for Friday night. It was awful. Britney struggled throughout the night and it kept waking up Brielle. I couldn't get Britney to sleep no matter what I did. I spent an hour with her on the stairs playing, bc I had no where I could go. By 4am I turned my phone on for her to watch a show, and of course Brielle woke up and wanted a show too. So we gave her a phone and just played there for an hour while they watched shows. I finally was able to get Britney to sleep at 5, then I had to get Brielle to sleep. I finally crawled into bed at 5:30am. I hadn't slept a wink until then. It was awful...especially bc I was supposed to get up early and go shopping with Kay, Rachael, and Natalie! So I wrote a note and put it on the bathroom mirror to tell Natalie to go without me. 

Britney woke up at 9 to eat, so I fed her and put her back to bed. I went upstairs to see what was going on, with the intention of going back to bed, and found Natalie sitting there waiting for me. She didn't see my note! I felt so bad that they were waiting for me. So they said they would wait while I hurried and got ready. Every year Kay takes everyone to Park City for Christmas and gives us money. It worked out great to go to the cabin for the weekend and come down to Park City to shop. So I took Britney and Brooklyn with me and we headed down to PC. We had a great time and got lots of shopping done. The guys brought the rest of the kids down and we met up with them for lunch at Teriyaki Grill. Then we all went shopping for the rest of the afternoon. Luckily Britney fell asleep in her car seat and slept for 3 hrs while we shopped. We finally finished and headed back up to the cabin. Michael and Natalie headed home from PC bc they wanted to be to church on Sunday. We enjoyed the evening and relaxed and played games with the kids. Luckily, Britney slept much better that night being in a room by herself.

Sunday we again just relaxed and enjoyed the time up at the cabin. We headed down in the evening, bathed the kids, and got them to bed. They have been off track and start school tomorrow so they need to get back to their original bed times!