Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Festivities

October was filled with the usual Halloween activities, carving pumpkins, Heber Creeper, Cornbellies, parties etc...

Anna was a beautiful blue butterfly this year

Shaun and I were paper dolls

For the last few years we have had soup at our house before trick-or-treating. Everyone is encouraged to dress up, but there are those party poopers that just refuse. (we have the Tanners, Cooks, Browns, Crocketts, Nielsen's, Turley kiddos', Christiansens, Amber and the Cassells.) Not everyone had their picture taken.

After our party and trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, which I believe Anna and Leila were out the longest and got the most candy. Shaun couldn't get them to quit. We headed up to say hello to the grandparents. They were having their own party at the Whips. ( We have us, Grandma and Grandpa, Kip and Emily, Scott and Toni, Loni and Ian and Whit and Kyle.)

Anna had a school program, which I don't have pictures of because I was on the stage with her. All the kids and me. She has become super shy and nervous and wouldn't go up if I wasn't up there.
These are 2 of her fun teachers, Ms. Valerie and Ms. Carolyn.

Our Pumpkin masterpieces

We rode the Heber Creeper spooky train...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A good place for a chat

I came outside to find the family and heard talking from the tree. We have a tree in the front yard that all the kids love to climb. Anna and Shaun were hanging out having a talk.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Another 1st Day of Pre-School

Anna was off for her 3rd 1st day of pre-school. She loves going and learning every day. 

 Anna spent all morning coloring this picture for her teachers. Miss Val said that she did an amazing job and that this was artwork of an older child. She was impressed, as was I. 

Anna and one of her best friends Annie on their way into school.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kidney Stones...

Shaun woke up Wednesday morning at 6 am with what he thought was a kidney stone. When he described the pain, I knew that is exactly what it was. I've had them before. He tried to tough it out, I bought him a diakon radish and juiced it for him, which he threw up 30 seconds later. After 2 hours he'd finally had enough and we headed for the ER. They got him hooked up to some drugs and he was a happy camper after that.

5 days later...
I wake up at 6 am in a lot of pain, yep, it's a kidney stone. Off to the ER go get some of those fabulous drugs.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Anna's homemade skirt

A friend of mine had made a darling skirt for her daughter, so I wanted to give it a shot to see if I could make it happen. With a little guidance I did it and Anna loves it. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

All I want for Christmas...

...is my two front teeth.
And she still has them!! 
After dinner one evening Anna went out and hopped on her bike. She is a great rider and got a little too confident. While doing little circles in the driveway at the neighbors, she fell right on her face.  She came home crying and I ran out and saw her mouth was full of blood. I asked her if her teeth were there and she said they were. I took her inside and set her at the kitchen sink. Shaun looked in and didn't see her teeth. They were pushed all the way back and her roots were showing. Shaun grabbed her and the keys and ran to the car. He was out there honking, but not really knowing where he was going. I ran out there and got in the car, so he wouldn't just leave me. But we got around the block and I made him pull over so we could call the dentist. I didn't have any of the numbers with me, so I had to google everything, taking lot's more time than if we'd just stayed home and gotten a hold of someone. Shaun is a little bit drama...but he loves his little gal. Finally, after 45 mins we got a dentist to meet us. On our way in to his office I noticed that Shaun didn't have any shoes on. He was in such a hurry to get out of there that he just went in his socks. Like I said....drama!! He told us they were going to have to come out, but Shaun asked him to try to put them back in and we could see what happened over time.

 Neighbors and family were so nice to Anna when they heard of her traumatic experience. She got flowers, balloons, ice cream, toys etc...
She had a nice fat lip and some scrapes, but she still has her front teeth. They turned a little gray for a bit, but they have since gone back to white. Also, when the dentist pushed them in, one was a little in front of the other and a little lower. They have also gone back to straight. The dentist was surprised at how great they looked when we took her back in for her check up.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Anna's Pre-School Graduation

The graduating class: Dominic, Brooklyn, Anna, Annie Ingrid, Deagan, Brayden & Brixton.
Deagan, Anna and Brixton ready to play musical chairs.
Anna graduated from her 2nd year of pre-school. Her teachers were Miss Kendra and Miss Shauna from Hi-5 Pre-school.  She had a great time with them and learned a lot.

My Graduate!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


This is our 3rd year going to Motocross. It's a fun night out with the family and good friends.

Anna was more entertained with the dip n' dots than she was with the racing.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Easter

All Anna wanted for Easter this year was Parsnip Pete and she got it. Along with a new swimsuit, cover-up, Tangled and some candy.