Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I know there is a lot of them, but there is nothing I hate more than getting everybody ready for family pictures. So...once I did have them dressed up I wasn't leaving until we got all the pictures I wanted so I wouldn't have to do it again for a long time. Luckily it was Molly taking them and she was very patient with us.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Halloween is getting busier and busier for us. I think we had an event for like 9 nights straight. It was exhausting for me (its hard getting 4 kids all done up in their costumes night after night) but the kids loved it and we ended up having lots of fun. Haden was a bit disappointed with his costume this year, he wanted to be something scary and we put off getting his costume and so he ended up borrowing his uncle Blakes old clown costume. He made me promise that I would make his face look scary and I tried, but didn't succeed. So he ended up making himself a mask to wear out of a paper plate in hopes to scare people. I just decided to let him go with it, I thought it will be funny to tease him about it when he gets older. Halle also wanted to be scary which made me so sad because she looked so cute in her costume, but she insisted that I put blood on her face. I still think she looks more cute than scary but she was satisfied. Bailee was loving her bumble bee costume and made sure to tell people that she was not going to sting them. Avery stayed home with Dad handing out candy while I took the others around the neighborhood trick-or-treating. Shane said that everytime the doorbell would ring that she would jump up, grab the bowl of candy and run to the door saying her version of trick or treat which sounds more like "tick-a-tee." Haden is the only one that still has candy left to eat, I guess all my girls take after me and can't resist those sweet treats.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
These are pictures that my nephew Sam took for a contest at school. They turned out pretty cute. Avery loves her cousin Jack. If ever she is being fussy, I can just mention him and she will look for him saying, "Ack, Ack." It changes her mood just like that.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Love you Ellen! (Just in case she ever reads my blog)
My sisters, mom, grandma and I wanted to do something all together before Mikell went away to college. We went to Good Things Utah which was a blast, then we went shopping and to lunch then stopped for a quick visit to my cousin Jordan to see her cute new baby. I am so lucky to have these great girls in my family, we are all such good friends and always have so much fun being together. (We did miss Haley though) We'll have to plan it again when she is in town.
Here they are on their first day of school. Haden is in 2nd grade and Halle is in 1st. So far they couldn't be happier in school. One day Halle came home from school and said, "Mom, thanks so much for letting me go to school today." She is really good at doing her homework, she comes right home from the bus and wants to get it done. I'm just going to enjoy it now because I know it won't last. Haden is doing great as well. He doesn't exactly share the same attitude as Halle when it comes to doing his homework, he would much rather be out playing with his friends right after school. But he is really smart and it usually doesn't take him long. I'm just glad that they are still at the stage of school that I can actually help them with homework. Knowing Shane and I, it won't be long till our kids are on their own!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Did I mention that I love having a photographer in the family. I've never been one to take a lot of pictures so I am so grateful that Jen is around so that my kids can have some memories of their childhood. She did a great job. It is very difficult to get a good shot of four kids in one pose. I was to the point that all I cared about is if they were all looking at the camera. When Shannon was in town we decided we needed new family pictures because the last time we took them I was pregnant with Halle and Shannon was pregnant with Mitch. (I hate being pregnant in family pictures) Since then we have added a lot of family members, four more grandkids and two more inlaws. The Garner crew is starting to look as big as the Beus's.