Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fun Pics

 It's summer, so that means sprinklers! The kids have played a bit on our lawn, or weeds, if you want to get technical, but Grandma's lawn is much better! I loved these couple of shots of the girls when the water was hitting them full force! They were loving it! This was what they did their first Monday of summer!

We went to Palisades to visit with some of our relatives from California. Hello, it's June....the water was freezing, but that didn't stop my kids. I think there is something wrong with them, I'm serious. Who swims in iceberg lakes?

Kessie played in a music festival in front of a judge. She started piano back in January, and so was in the beginner group. She received a superior rating and was asked to play in the final concert on Saturday night. I would have been terrified, but my six year old was thrilled to be asked. She's got Moxie! She played on a grand piano on the stage at the high school in front of around 100 people. I was seriously impressed. She received a blue medal for her superior rating and then another one for performing in the final concert! She was so proud. In fact she got a bit of a big head, saying things like, "I can do whatever I want, I got two blue medals." She's pretty excited to try again next year!

On Thursday we went to the park to play with some friends. These are friends from Cheyenne, who moved here the December before us. Crazy, now we're in the same ward again! Kel was in a big kid swing and lovin it! Her facial expressions seriously make me roar!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Still Here!

So much craziness going on lately. Everything is going great, just living life instead of blogging. Still unpacking and will be for the next 15 years! I'm not kidding, you think I am, but I'm not. One quick story I wanted to share. I lost my retainer last weekend. If any of you have a retainer, you know they are expensive!!! So, although unimportant in the grand scheme of things, but important to me, I prayed for help to find it. Yep, you guessed it, tender mercy. Monday morning I was in the kitchen, still sick over losing it, looking for it and I glanced over at my counter and had a thought. "No, no way." This was my response, but I followed the prompting anyway and sure enough...I found my retainer! But here's my question. Has anyone else ever found their retainer in the toaster?!?!? Yeah, when I called to make an appt. with the orthodontist, the receptionist laughed so long, I thought she'd never stop. I hope they give me a discount on a new one for the most creative way to destroy a retainer...and I wasn't even trying! Yeah, I'm that talented!
Anyways, here's some pictures taken over the past month.

Louie got her braces off and Kessie started into a round of losing teeth. Both top front ones within a week of each other!

Kessie had her first piano recital. Just so you know, she didn't need her book, but I made her take it up just in bad.

Louie was helping Aaron wash the car. She decided to try and soak me, luckily, my window was up!

This is what Kel does while we wait for Daddy and Louie to finish washing the car. Actually, this is what Kel does all the time!

Yeah, just as Kessie's top teeth were starting to break through, she lost two on the bottom. The tooth fairy is going broke and her wings are tired. But don't worry, Kessie stopped losing them....but....then Lanny started losing his!

Happy Birthday to my favorite man in the whole world! We both feel so blessed to be together and have such a wonderful family! Yeah, I know, Kel's not pictured. She was kissing Grandma at the time!

Soooo glad the previous owners planted tulips. Flowers make me happy!

Love 'em! Nuff said!

Louie loves her dogs. I found her the other day out talking to Gracie, just sitting and talking! This is Goliath, for those of you who don't know our dogs.

Batter up!

Kel thinks she's a dog and loves to play fetch. She'll retrieve balls, frisbees, DVD's, etc. She carries everything in her mouth. You just pat her on the head, and chuck it again and off she goes!

Lanny and his sidekick. They are inseparable at school. This was Lanny's last violin concert for the year! He did great! But I did look up once before it started and see him picking his nose. Apparently, we have a nose picking problem in our family!

Kel and Daddy watching Louie's play. She was a bird. It was seriously, a really cute play put on by the second grade.

Today! Last day of school! We celebrated by getting snowcones! Oh yeah, baby!