Thursday, December 18, 2014

My baby turned 6

For whatever reason I never expected this child to grow up, but she did, my December baby turned 6.
I was going to buy a pinata, then I saw the price! What the heck I can tape together some cardboard and glue on paper for that price. I used packing tape, I should have used masking tape, I ended up making an indestructible pinata with cereal boxes...
She had an Elsa theme party. She has been growing out her hair since the summer so she could have Elsa hair for her birthday.
 Its rough choosing an Elsa theme party when your favorite color is PINK!
 I found the banner here.

 We watched the movie Frozen.
 Played pin the crown on Elsa. It was not a frozen party it was an Elsa party, my daughter is very particular.
 My boys sported some snowman shirts.
 This boy doesn't like smiling for the camera.
 Just a few Elsa's showed up.
 We actually invited all the girls in the kindergarten class only three showed up. It was pretty fabulous, if I would have known there was such great odds, I would have done this years ago.
 We ate bagel pizzas, olives and carrots.
I copied a pinterest cake, sort of. I melted blue jolly ranchers. The girls only wanted to eat the blue candy not cake.  I though about putting candy around the bottom of the cake, but that would have required another bag of jolly ranchers and I didn't want to buy more. None of the girls complained.
 After attending expensive location parties and seeing child birthday parties that rival wedding receptions on pinterest its amazing how simple a party can be and how much fun kids can have.
 Movie night/video game night birthday parties are my favorite. They are so low key and the kids love them.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


This morning I brought the broom out to sweep, and then had to take care of something else before I could finish. My two year old took over for me, it was very sweet of him. He picked up quite a few things in the dust pan, judging on the amount of trips to the trash.
Sure I had to finish the job later, but I appreciated his enthusiasm since my older two kids always complain or cry when they have to sweep.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Helaman 3:27 Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas presents

For days I kept telling Brent I wanted to talk to him about christmas. Last night he asked what I wanted to talk about. I said I have lists, you want to see what I've bought? So I showed them to him, other than his. He read them, and said, that's it? That's all you've bought? I said yes, and I'm missing the main presents.
Then we talked about the them. It made me feel good he was surprised at how little I bought.

Turbo playing

My two year old is laying on the floor playing with his matchbox cars, singing Monkeys jumping on the bed.

 We like Turbo.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Earlier today when Brent and I were hanging out on the couch, I told him he was pretty much my best friend ever, and the best part of him being my best friend is he lives in the same house as me.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Look and live

46 O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever.
Alma 37 is one of my favorite chapters. I thought this verse was a good reminder.