Friday, September 12, 2008

After school fun!

I didn't get pictures, but I have to say, I LOVE this blog I've found (Thank you Cari for pointing it out!) Today we hunted for treasures in ice. I filled the ice with coins that they could put in their banks and marbles for our marble jar (we are working for a big family movie night with popcorn and ice cream and a movie chosen by the girls) At first they were all..."hu...I guess this could be fun." But as soon as they got the first "treasure" out, they got really enthusiastic about it all. So now, I am able to sit here and blog about it, and if I'm really lucky I'll have time to work on my blog layout....let's see how long our ice block (and Katie's nap) holds out.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More pictures (Katie...yeah, I know some of them are past due...)

Here she is with the men who helped with her blessing (about 2 months ago!) My mom made this dress...she made all my girls dresses...well, I helped with Aimee's, and Grandma C helped with Betty's. Their dresses are so special.
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Here she is with here first pony tail at 7 weeks old. These were her first smiles caught on camera, too.
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And here are all my girls this last sunday. Aren't they beautiful!
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Pictures! (first day of school)

Ok, so this is uploading weird...but there ya go!

Aimee ready to head out the door.

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On our way down the driveway to wait for the bus.
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At the bus shelter (which it turns out we won't actually use, but it made a nice frame for pictures.)

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Getting on the bus! Good bye Aimee!
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So, after a week, school is going great. The second day Dylan picked a flower and gave it to Aimee on the bus ride home. Then the next day, he gave his flower to the bus driver. I think Aimee was a little jealous. lol. She loves her teacher and her classes. Betty misses her sister, but we are trying to find one on one things to do so her time goes by faster.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First day of school

Aimee went to school today. She got on the big yellow bus and it drove away. I am, surprisingly, sad about this. I'm so excited for her, and I know she's going to love it...but I am still sad that my baby is growing up. She was so excited. She was absolutely beaming as we got ready to go and walked down to meet the bus! I can hardly wait for her to get home so I can hear all about her first day. Betty keeps saying how much she misses her sister. I took pictures and will get them up when I can.

In other news...(since my blogging has been lacking...)

Katie is now 3 months old. She is working on using her hands, and has started smiling and flirting with everyone. She has the best little wiggle that goes with her wide mouth, gummy grins, too. She is such a little joy!

Betty is doing well, too. She wishes she were going to school, too. I'm going to try to find some good activites to do with her while Katie naps and Aimee is in school. I feel like she has missed out on 1 on 1 mommy time because Aimee was still so little when she was born. I'm cherishing that time I get with Katie now, and realizing that I didn't get it with Betty, so I'm going to start taking some time each day to just be with my Betty.

Chris and I have decided that we need to move forward with getting to Utah. We have had strong spiritual promptings that it is where we need to be...and we've had little faith in regards to getting there. We are planning to be moving before the new year...and are praying for a miracle to allow us the funds to do it, and the faith that the Lord will provide the way. For a long time the plan was that he would move and the girls and I would stay until he got settled, but that just doesn't feel like a good idea. We need to stay together, and I believe the Lord will help us.

So, that is a short update on us...Pictures to come soon.