Tuesday, July 22, 2014


A peak at our life in November:

I just love watching my kids play with Ruby.  It is the sweetest thing.

Matt made our anniversary this year so special.  We dropped Sydney and Cooper off with my family, and went up to Park City for a night, with Ruby in tow.  We went to dinner at Ruth's Chris, which was so yummy, and then stayed at Hotel Park City.  It was such a great night, and was the perfect break that I needed!  I can't believe we've been married for 8 years!

Sydney lost her first tooth!  Just before her 6th birthday.  She was so excited for the tooth fairy to come, and looked darling with her little toothless grin.

Lots of baby Ruby pictures, because she it just too cute to not take almost daily pictures...

No matter how many times you tell them not to, they just keep growing.  10 pounds and fitting into some 3-6 months outfits.  I'm sad to put away some of her newborn clothes, it went too quickly!  Good thing I have plenty of darling outfits just waiting for her like this one (that Great-Grandma Holmes gave her)!

She discovered her hands and has been constantly sucking on that cute fist...

Sydney trying her hand at diaper changing...

We took the kids to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.  It was an awful movie.  But they loved it.  Sydney cried and cried because she thought the strawberry was going to die.

She was so proud that she did this puzzle all by herself!

We started working on the kids' room... we put together a new bunk bed and a new book case and have a lot more space in their room!

Saving America, or waiting for your sister to be done with her homework, is pretty exhausting...

Crazy bed-head...

Every time we try to lay her down, she tries her hardest to sit up... so we pulled out the bumbo, and she loves it.


Ruby gave me a nice gift for her 2 month birthday, by sleeping 8 hours last night!  It made me a little less sad that she is growing so quickly.


It was a great Halloween this year.  No homemade costumes, or matching themes for siblings... we just took it easy, but it was still such a blast.  Cooper chose to be Captain America- shocking I know.  Sydney chose to be Belle, and we found a cute little Minnie Mouse costume for Ruby.  Halloween is just so much fun with little kids!

I went to the preschool to do the Halloween Party, and it made me feel a lot better about going back at the end of my maternity leave.  It was a lot of fun to be there with them.  We had a great time!

The ward halloween party was a little crazy this year, since Matt had school, and I had to take all three kids by myself.  The kids loved running around with their friends to the different stations they had set up.

We found a night when Matt was home to carve pumpkins.  They turned out so cute.  We always love having Daddy home, which isn't very often these days with work and school being so busy!

Halloween night!  The kids looked so cute in their costumes!  Matt had class that he couldn't miss on Halloween, so we hung out at the Armstrongs.  It was so nice of them to have us over.  Brad took the kids out trick or treating, while Chanda and I stayed in with Ruby, and then when Matt got home, Chanda and I took the kids out again for a little bit, while the guys stayed it.  It worked out great, and the kids loved trick or treating with friends!

Pumpkin Patch

We headed over to the pumpkin patch as a family and had a great time.  It's always one of my favorite fall activities!

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