Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Balloon Fiesta

We were excited to make it to the Balloon Fiesta this year.  It was a little early for the kids, but the ended up having a lot of fun.  Kellan slept a little for the first little while, but once he woke up he had a lot of fun.  Kellan kept saying "whoa" and then he would sign ball and say "boll."  He just sat there for 3 hours straight in the stroller while I pushed him around going from balloon to balloon.  He loved them more than I thought he would.

The girls had a blast as well.  They went around from balloon to balloon collecting all the cards.  They had a lot of fun seeing all the special shapes and being with cousins.  They didn't even mind that we had to wake up early and the weather was beautiful.  So glad we could share that together.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Family Home Evening

Michael helped the girls make rice crispy treats for family home evening.  They were really proud of their work and wanted to show it off.

Happy Halloween

We went to our ward Trunk or Treat a couple days before Halloween.   The kids loved it!  Kellan got the routine down and even knew how to say "Trick or Treat."  It was a good practice for the real thing.

We had a pumpkin pizza to start out the night while we waited for friends and cousins to show up.

Kellan made sure that he put his pacifier in his bucket so that he could take it with him.

He even got his roaring down just in time.

Jessa was pretty excited.  I'm pretty sure Halloween is a pretty close second to Christmas.  She had a hard time waiting all day.

It was hard keeping up with Jayla.  She kept running from house to house and collecting her candy while she dragged us behind her.


Kellan was really excited in the beggining.  He would say, "Trick or Treat," put his candy in his bucket, and say "thank you."  After about the fist half hour he got too tired to do anything so he just stayed in the stroller and enjoyed the ride.

These cute girls had so much fun!  I think that I was just as excited as they were.

Happy Adoption Day Kellan!

We got to celebrate the very first anniversary to Kellan's Adoption/Sealing Day, the day that everything became final.  Can't believe its been a whole year already!  Seems like he has always been a part of our family.  Its been a great year and we look forward to many more!

Michael made this "Superman was Adopted" shirt for Kellan...we felt like it fit the day perfectly.

He was excited for the presents.  Jayla even wrapped up a bunch of her candy to give to Kellan for the occasion.

Jessa wanted to help him so bad.  It took all her will power not to rip open the presents for him.

Jayla wrote Kellan a note:"Kellan I heard that it was your sealing day.  Love Jayla"

We had cake and ice cream afterwards.  Kellan didn't eat any of the cake.  He grabbed a hand full of frosting and just wiped it all over his pants.  (He didn't like the frosting on his hands.)  Then he just ate his ice cream.

We had cousins over to help celebrate the occasion.  Everything is better with family.

Oh My!

So this is the mess Michael and I came down to after being upstairs for a few minutes.  We left some chocolate donuts on the counter and Kellan pushed a chair over and helped himself to 3 of them, but not before pulling a few things out of a bunch of drawers.  Pretty sure he had no remorse at all, but he kinda had a guilty grin on his face.  He is a cute little boy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

We went as a family to a pumpkin patch last weekend.  They did a good job with it.  The kids enjoyed playing with the animals.  There were even little baby piglets.  Kellan especially loved the animals and wasn't afraid of any of them.

The girls had fun racing their rubber duckies with the water pumps.  We spent a good half hour just at this station.

Kellan LOVED this slide.  After he got to the bottom he would jump up and down, giggle, and run all the way back to the stairs so that he could go down again.

This picture is priceless.  I'm pretty sure it doesn't even need a caption.

I thought this was a pretty cute family picture.  All of the kids are smiling really big.  We had such a good time together.

The box of dry corn was a favorite.  The kids played in it for half the time we were there.  Kellan had fun filling up the trucks and wheel barrow full of corn.  When we got home we were finding corn everywhere.

This random kid kept dumping buckets of corn on Kellan and he thought it was hilarious.  He kept laughing and laughing.  He loves just being around other kids, especially other boys.

This was pretty much the only good shot that I was able to get of Jessa since she moves around so much...it is hard keeping up with this girl.  Shes pretty cute.

The kids were trying to bury me.  They got half way and told me that I was too big, so they moved on to another project. 

The funny thing is that we ran into our cousins while we were there.  It was completely unplanned, so it was really fun to randomly see them there.  It sure made things a lot more fun.  We are so glad that they live close to us