Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Dinner

Easter dinner at Grandma's was delicious and fun!  Grandma had the little girls do a craft and it was a hit.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

One of the best things that happens at Todd & Rachel's Easter Egg Hunt, is the lesson Rachel teaches the children.  She showed them the video "He is Risen" this year as part of her lesson.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wind Storm

We had the craziest wind storm last night.  Lots of neighbors lost fences, and windows & windshields were blowing out in cars.  The Jensens gate blew off its hinges and smashed their truck window; the Monsons basketball hoop blew down and shattered their windshield.  We felt extremely lucky and blessed that the only damage at our house was our mailbox blowing off and landing in the front yard.  It still had the mail from the previous day inside.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


The girls love to play with friends, and especially love to play outside in gorgeous weather (despite the ominous clouds gathering, it was a nice afternoon).

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Field Trip

It is so much fun to be a field trip chaperone!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

IL and Pillows

Imagine Learning is much more fun to do if you are sitting on a pillow tower. And holding your Elsa/Anna doll.

Monday, April 10, 2017


Our pancake recipe makes tons, so we freeze the extras.  It is easy to toast them up for breakfast on school mornings, and is Cece's favorite thing to eat in the morning right now.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday Silliness

These giant Minnie and Mickey dolls were an impulse buy by Greg one year at Christmas.  We had taken the girls on the train downtown, and he managed to buy them at the Disney Store and lug them all the way home -- unnoticed.  Ellie has been making this face lately in lots of pictures.  Super funny!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Lea Clark Doll

Sometimes you work really hard at practicing violin and you earn a new mini-American Girl doll named Lea Clark.  And sometimes you are so excited about your new doll that you bring her everywhere, including violin lessons.  And sometimes you are so excited to play with your baby cousin that you put your doll down on the couch and forget about it.  

And sometimes your daddy is so nice that he drives you all the way back to grandma's house the next day to pick up your doll.

Friday, April 7, 2017

2 Syllable Word

In speech therapy, Cece first worked on vowels.  Then the Ling sounds (ah, ee, oooh, mmm, ssss, sh).  Then combining vowels with opening consonants (bah, mah, lah, whee).  We were driving along in the truck, and Cece started saying, very clearly, DA-DE -- two consonants in a row! She has never repeated it, going back to saying DA-EE, but it was definitely a breakthrough moment.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Thursday of Spring Break found us at the aquarium with Grandma, Lauren, and Addison.  The penguins were a hit with Addie.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Farm Country

Today found us at Farm Country, where the wagon ride is always a highlight.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Natural Curiosity Museum

We spent some time at the Museum of Natural Curiosity today, along with every other family on Spring Break in Utah County.  It was fun, and crazy busy.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Moana Fan Art

Lynlee and Ellie had fun creating these pictures of Moana.  And seriously, these white boards get used pretty much every day.  I'm so glad one of the girls found them hidden behind the piano and brought them upstairs.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

General Conference

When Greg first told me that the Stake Presidency was going to take turns attending General Conference sessions at the church, I will admit that I dreaded taking the girls to the church.  But I have come to enjoy getting everyone dressed up and sitting in the darkened chapel.

Saturday, April 1, 2017


For Travis' second crocheted item, he requested Chewbacca.  This is the 3rd one I've made, and it worked up very quickly.  When I first started these amigurumi kits, I thought it took a long time to finish (and it did, then).  Now these little figures are super quick and easy, especially in comparison to some of the harder things I've worked on.  This is the first time I've used an "animal nose safety eye" and I really like how it looks.

pattern from a Star Wars crochet kit I bought at Costco a while ago; also available on Amazon