Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Little Baker

Annie decided she wanted brownies so she made them all by herself. She got the eggs out, the mixer, the bowl, cracked the egg, dumped the brownie mix and started mixing. I added the water for her and turned the oven on.  She is so smart and determined!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Paper Dolls

One of the kids first homework assignments. They (mom) had to make a paperdoll that represented them. The teacher wanted it to be done nicely using crafty things with it.

Jake is a surfer dude!
Michael is a zookeeper.
Jaileigh is a princess of course. I did go to Walmart about 10pm and bought brown yarn to make long hair for her. I forgot to take a picture of it with the hair on.
Anthony is a dirt biker.
All 4 together.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dressing Up

The kids have been dressing up with the neighbors. We have a bunch of dress ups and they have a ton of dress ups so they just rotate whose house is the dress up house.  Susie made this adorable Elsa outfit for my girls and one for her daughter Hannah.

Hannah and Jaileigh 
Sometimes the boys just want to hang out with the girls.
Baby Daniella joining in on the water coloring.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Parties, Parties, Parties!

The 23rd of August we had 3 different parties to go to and we had to clean the church in the morning. It was a busy day! We only made it to 2 of the parties and the church cleaning.

Our little friend Alexa celebrated her 2nd birthday with a pool party. It was so fun! There was swimming, snow cones, cake, delicious food, squirt gun fighting, and cotton candy as well as goody bags as we left.

Jakob eating his sno cone.
Michael, friend Michaela, and Annie
Our 2nd party was our friend Alison's 14th birthday. She is our triplet friends' sister.
Sadly I only got a couple of pictures and neither party did I get a picture of the birthday girls.
Anthony Jaileigh, Audrina, and Annie
It was a busy and fun filled day for sure!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fun With Friends

Hannah came over to play one day while her big brother went to soccer.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2nd Day of School

The little hooligans after their 2nd day of school.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First Day Of School!

The kids first day of school was on August 18th this year. They were so excited for school and have been counting down the days. They will be in Kindergarten this year.  Last year they completed the Transitional Kindergarten offered by our state.

Our neighbors came for pictures too.
Hannah, Sammy, Jaileigh, Jakob, Anthony, Michael, Annie
The Mighty 4-Some
Anthony, Jaileigh, Jakob, Michael
Jakob- he had to wear his 2 "I will Obey" pins from church. He wore them all day too!
In class at their seats. The teacher had them spread out around the room.
Annie and Jaileigh
Michael sat down and got right to work.
Jakob- He actually cried and I ended up staying with him for an hour. I finally went and got his old teacher and had her walk him to class while I snuck out through her room. She said he was fine and didn't even cry. When I picked him up at the end of the day he was so excited to tell me all about his new buddies.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

{Phone Catch Up}

A few of the pictures from my phone.

I saw this on the road the other day. I'd say they are die hard fans!
Michael LOVES to take selfies.
Meet the teacher . . . .  in the park.
We got to meet their teacher the Thursday before school started. We met our friend Adalia there. We all have the same teacher again. Hooray!
I love that these 5 are best friends! When they are at school the fab 4-some are 4 individuals that don't even acknowledge that they have siblings in the class. At times I wish that they would watch out for each other a little better especially the boys for their sister. When they are at home it is a different story. They play and fight and love each other constantly.  
My boys! Each one is so unique!
Anthony, Michael, Jakob
The girls practicing their surfing skills.

Thank you Grandma!
The kids got invited to a birthday party for one of their friends. I chose to take the girls to the party and Mike took the boys on a "manly" outing.
Project "Move Kids To Their Own Beds"
When Annie was born we started slacking big time about letting the kids in our bed. We were both too tired to get up and put them back in their own beds. Now that they are 4 and 6 Mike and I decided we want our bed back; at least for a portion of the night.
Jaileigh is having a hard time. It's more of a control issue for her than a security one though.  The rest of them are doing great. We started a sticker chart for motivation for Jaileigh but the other kids love it too.
This is what happens when we don't plan naps! Dinner time and Annie is sleeping on the couch!

Friday, August 15, 2014

We Still Fit

I remember the days when they all fit in one Costco cart.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

La Jolla Hike and Bye Bye Rori

Roris's last day in California we went hiking and to the beach. I can' even remember the name of the hike now. We met our friends and spent part of the day with them.

Jaileigh, Annie, Adalia, Anthony, Jakob, Jordan, Michael
Overlooking the golf course.
I love the little interactions going on.
Jaileigh laughing, Adalia's arm around Annie and they are chatting, Jordan and Jakob chatting, Anthony and Michael in their own zones.
Michael, Adalia and Annie giving Rori love!
Our hike overlooking the ocean.
There is ocean out there.
My baby sister and I.
Oh how I miss you! We had so much fun playing with you! Thanks for coming and come back soon!
Things were not looking good with Annie at this point. A tantrum was brewing.
Then we found the ocean and she was happy again! My little beach baby!
The boys.
Annie waiting for a wave.
Jakob the sand crab.
We left for the airport shortly after this picture and got her to her flight on time! Saddest day ever! I went home and I was so lonely and homesick for my sister! Love you Rori!