Monday, November 16, 2009

Favorite Sunday of the Year

So It's the time of year. Better than Mother's Day... Better than Easter... It's the Primary Program! I love this day (ok so maybe not more than Mother's Day and Easter really, but it's up there).

I love watching the little sunbeams wiggle, laugh, poke eachother, and whatever else sunbeams do (which is a LOT) I love the singing! The older kids are practically rolling their eyes through the song and you'd bet money that no sound is coming out of their barely moving mouth, and the younger kids who are so excited to sing that they shout every word they know at you (which is sometimes only the last word of every line) But mostly it's just sweet.

Well this year was Brecken's first. So however much I loved it before... it just quadrupled. And of course pictures were in order :)...

The big day!...

Here's her "I'm so excited I don't know how to really smile or stand" look...



And here is what she practiced for weeks!!! She did so good! We were so proud of our little four year old! (and for those of you who are tempted to not push play because you are already bored, this is worth watching.... well at least I think so :])

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Another Year Older

Well it happened again, I got spoiled. My family made a trip down for my birthday... unbeknownst to me it was a plan that had been in the works for quite some time.

There I was, day before my birthday, no clue what I was going to do for my big day... and who shows up at seven o'clock at night? My mom and sisters!!! And who shows up at 3:30 am because he had a meeting until 10:00??? MY DAD!!!!

Can you say surrrrpriiiiise!!!! ? It was the best having my family there! And they spoiled me rotten, I am embarrassed to tell you all the things they did and got for me. Let's just say, spoiled... rotten...very rotten.

And I only got a few pics (dummy me)

We went swimming. Yes we did...



Gotta love Brecken's face...



And a lotta this...

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Leads to a conked out this...


One of the greatest discoveries of my Birthday? Photobooth. I will never be bored again...




But of course, if you've been to my mom and dad's blog, those photos are old news. Anyway... Thanks guys for coming down!!! it was a perfect day!!!!

(did I mention they took me out to dinner, got me a cake, made me goodies, cleaned my house, did my laundry, SPOILED me with gifts, and stayed up late with me? yes. perfect day)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween and Stuff

Ok... First off, Halloween.

Let's start off first thing in the morning (and I mean first thing) before the sun was up do you want to guess what we woke up to? Brecken screaming and crying. Halloween nightmare maybe? Nope. Worse. She was sick. Burning up with fever and a bad cough. Poor girl. All day she laid there. Like a slug.

I did her hair just in case she wanted to go trick or treating. which of course she did (who could blame her?) So here she is laying on the couch pre-trick-or-treating...


She put on her princess dress and managed a smile...


Due to the lack of Halloween enthusiasm with Breck being down, I totally forgot to dress up Taylor. So here she is un-costumed...


Lucky for us we had a ward Halloween party a few days before and there was someone there who snapped this (it's a witch... minus the hat:])...


Here's Brecken's piddly little lute (being sick=short trick-or-treating=small stash=happy mom)


And the girls rummaging through...



The rummaging through is cuter if captured on video :)...


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And then Russ went to bed at eight (yes eight... and that's pre-time change) Brecken and Taylor went to bed at eight thirty, and I made it to bed by one thirty (don't ask) HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

And now the Stuff...

Well Brecken got a shiner. She was going to the bathroom when I heard a blood curdling scream. I asked her what she hit her face on and she said she didn't know, It was either the floor, or the cupboard door. That's gonna go over real well with anyone who may be suspicious of foul play. "So, what did you hit your face on?" "Ummm... I don't know. The cupboard? No...The floor? I don't remember. All I know is it wasn't my mom" (not a real scenario)

So here it is. This is a fake frown and the shiner is fading, but you can kinda see it...


What other stuff... oh! Have I told you Taylor is addicted to movies? Yes. Sad. But occasionally (ok a lot of times) nice. She sits like this forever...


And I had to throw this in. Brecken picked this outfit out all by herself. Can you tell? (you had better say yes) green pants. purple tu-tu. polk-a-dot skirt. striped shirt. and blue bows. and amazingly, very cute...


Did I mention Taylor loves movies?...


But just so you know she doesn't do this all day, I'm throwin' in a video of her latest tricks :)...

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