Tuesday, June 21, 2011


So I happened to glance at the date of my last post and could not believe it was in March. I am such a slacker!! We've been pretty busy though lately so I guess I have a little bit of an excuse...

Here's what we've been up too: (Beware picture and info overload!)
We're going to call this Part I...

First we have Easter! We were able to spend it up in Salt Lake and the kids had a blast hunting for eggs in "Black" grandma's backyard! We also got to spend this weekend with "White" Grandma and Grandpa down from Idaho! For some awesome reason I'm sure, I didn't get any pictures of the kids baskets or egg hunting. :-/

Next we have Hiley's 4th birthday! I cannot believe how big she is getting. She cracks us up daily and can go from zero to sixty in no time at all! This girl is a total bag lady and loves, loves her treats! We had a pretty low key day. We met up with some friends at McDonald's for lunch and then she headed over to her BFF Londyn's house for the afternoon! As always, she got spoiled rotten with Rapunzel dress-ups, an alphabet book, new glitter shoes and lots of goodies from the grandma's! We sure love this sassy little thing!

Nothing kicks off summer quite like the Cotton Days here in Washington. We went to a movie in the park, the "carnival" and watched the awesome fireworks. The kids love it and so do we! The movie would have been a little better if it wasn't for the dang wind that kept blowing the screen over... Yikes! Anyway, it was fun none the less. They showed Tangled that night so the above three little princesses were in heaven!

I can't not mention my dear friend Suzanne's surprise 30th birthday party! Her husband and I were quite the schemers in planning this little shin-dig! We had so much fun and I hope she did too! There were lots of friends and family there. (She is quite popular actually!) Anyway, she is such a great friend and I'm so glad we were able to celebrate this BIG day with her! ;-)

I'm a preschool smartie!
Benson and Hiley wrapped up another year of preschool with Miss Katie, who both of my kids adore! She has been such a great teacher! Benson was sad to learn that he won't be back in the fall! They each had their own little ceremony with the class that they've been in where they sang songs and showed all the parents their progress from the year. Hiley has come so far. She can identify every letter in the alphabet and knows all their sounds. Benson has always been a good learner and loves to show us his skills as well. He can write his full name and Hiley's. He also loves to draw and socialize!