Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lydia's 3rd Birthday

   Our little Lydia Belle turned 3!  Oh how we love you Lydia!  I think Grandma Bennion put it best in your birthday card when she said we hope you never loose your Sparkle and Shine. However, I could do with a little less mischievousness!  You didn't take a day off even though it was your birthday.  You started bright and early by squirting toothpaste (poospaste in your language!) all over the bathroom towels.  While I cleaned up that lovely mess you got your self a drink from the fridge but filled the cup up a little to full.  You couldn't be bothered by dumping the excess out in the sink ( it was your birthday after all!) instead you just dumped it out on the kitchen floor and then continued the process of filling and dumping, filling and dumping until that just wasn't fun anymore and you left the mess for me to discover (at least my floor got cleaned that day!) and went on your merry way.  Later in the day I also discovered that you had helped with the laundry by placing an entire box of dryer sheets in the dryer! So helpful you are!!!
   When we asked you what you wanted for your birthday you always responded the same, "Purple flower burtday and thkirths  and thparkly shoeth!" (skirts and sparkly have a bit of a lisp, which I just love!)  We tried to give you some ideas of toys you might like but you stayed firm on your request of skirts and sparkly skirts and sparkly shoes is what you got along with a purple flower cake and some great presents from Grandma and Grandpa Smith and Grandma and Grandpa Bennion that you really did love!

We love you so much Lydia Belle and really do hope you never loose your Sparkle and Shine!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Whooolaween!

We had a fun Halloween!  I saw the idea for these owl costumes and fell in love with them. When I showed it to the girls they all loved the idea too!  I figure my years of being able to convince them to be what I want them to be are probably coming to an end so I have to take advantage of it while they still think I have good ideas!  Of course it wouldn't be Halloween without a trip to the pumpkin patch or with out carving pumpkins.  Jake did all he carving of pumpkins this year.  I'm just now realizing that we never got a picture of the girls finished pumpkins!  Jake of course did another amazing pumpkin!!!  

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall photos 2011

 It is GORGEOUS here in the Fall!!  We took a drive up Santaquin Canyon a couple Sundays ago and I was almost emotional about how beautiful the trees were.  I kicked myself the entire way for not bringing my camera.  The colors were so bright that they literally looked lit up!!!  I told Jake that we Had to take pictures this week to catch the gorgeous colors.  The Friday after our Sunday drive we went to take pictures.  Although it was still very beautiful it was amazing how much the leaves had changed and were just not as vibrant as they had been a few days earlier.  Oh well...I guess I'll never forget my camera again!!! Anyways, here are a few of the pictures I took of the girls and our family...

Hattie's rockin some "Mom Jeans" for sure!
Brynlee...wearing the same thing she wore in last years photos!! ha ha what can I say, I'm cheap!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Brynlee is 5!

 Brynlee turned 5 this month!  Her Birthday landed on a Wednesday and we planned a "friend" party for the next Saturday so her "real" birthday was spent with the family.  I told her we could do whatever she wanted, a dangerous thing to tell a 5 year old!  However, her requests ended up being quite easy to fulfill.  A backyard lunch of Mac N' Cheese, a movie for quiet time, decorating the house with streamers,  and dinner at the Pizza Factory (they make a special breadstick in the shape of the number of years old you are on your birthday!)  After dinner she opened her presents from us and Grandma and Grandpa.

 Then Saturday Finally came!!  This was Brynlee's first "friend" party and she was pretty excited.  She decided she wanted a Hello Kitty party, so a Hello Kitty party is what she got...and if I never see Hello Kitty again I would be just fine with that!!!!

The cake
 The Decor

 Brynlee and her guests enjoyed a lunch of Nutella and Bannana and Nutella and Strawberry Jam sandwiches cut in the shape of flowers, strawberries, watermellon, strawberry jello, and popcorn.

The Games

Pin the Bow on Hello Kitty
 Pass the Present

The Guests

 Doesn't Hattie look thrilled!

Happy Birthday Brynlee, we sure love you!!!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Oh Lydia...

This is Lydia.  She is 2.5 years old.  She is... well curious about all things

Destine...she has smeared this on herself, walls, beds and furniture no less than 437 times despite my efforts to hide the darn stuff.

Hard to see but this was an entire bottle of hand sanitizer, thankfully it was travel size.  However, 2 days later she did drench herself with a regular sized bottle...clean freak!

and Powdery.
My brand new makeup.  Not shown...the lip gloss she later smeared all over the walls!

Jello anyone?  You can't see all the boxes in this picture but she emptied 9 boxes... in 30 seconds!   And she had to get through this barrier first... and don't think she just pushed that card table over to get through, since there is a bookshelf and a 50 pound barrel of wheat holding that table there, she climbed over it instead!

She also loves clothes.  So much so that she changes them 52 times a day and tries to get as many items on at a 1 time as she can.
The best part about this picture is that we were running late to get somewhere when she came out in this 4 shirted ensemble.  I didn't have time to change her so she was out in public in this beauty!
Oh Lydia, I hope you have a 2 year old just like you someday!  Life would be boring without you, I love you!!!