I’m sitting in bed with little Audra by my side, talking to herself. I can’t believe she has grown up so fast. I can’t even remember what she was like as a baby. It’s been a blur. She is talking a lot now. She is the sweetest thing you can imagine. Always happy (well, unless she’s in close proximity to her brother).
The kids and I went to the Primary Temple Trip up in Denver. My favorite part of the tour was when the guide shared a special story, and the kids got to touch the temple. My friend took these pics of the kids for me.
After the tour, I was able to take pictures of all the Primary kids with the temple in the background. All in all it was a great day!
On the way to school each morning, we sing all three verses of I am a Child of God. I often catch Audra and Parker singing it around the house, and today it was just so cute not to record!
I tried to be sneaky and set up the camera without them noticing, but I don’t think that worked. At least they kept singing!
I felt like it would never come, but it did! A few weeks ago, Hayden started Kindergarten. He turns six this November, so he’s one of the older ones in his class. This was the first year the Elementary school stopped offering half-day Kindergarten, so he goes from 8 to 3:30. I think he was more than ready, so it hasn’t been too hard for him. He tells me every day how much he loves school. His favorite “subjects” are snack time, recess and lunch time. Sound just like his mommy 🙂
I’m not sure why he looks so sad in these pictures. The parents were invited to stay for a few hours on the first day, and right before we left the teacher told the kids to give their parents a hug and kiss. There were kids crying all over the room, begging their parents not to leave. Hayden, however, was more than fine with me leaving. He tells me all the time how he doesn’t miss me when he’s at school 😦 I guess it’s better than the alternative!
If any of you know Kevin, you know that he loves baseball. So it’s only natural that he would want his children to carry on the tradition. We have been looking forward to this year, when Hayden was old enough to play T-Ball. We joined a local YMCA team, and Kevin volunteered as a coach (the only coach). All in all, I think they both had fun. Parker is really looking forward to being able to join a team next year. We’ll see if Hayden’s still interested then, or if he wants to try something else. As long as one of them stays in baseball, I think we’ll be happy 🙂
When I asked Parker what kind of party he wanted this year, and after looking through Pinterest to spark some ideas, he decided on a Pirate Party! I’ve been playing around with video a lot lately, and thought it would be fun to do a video invitation, to make it more fun. He did such a good job, and was a great sport. Here’s his cute little video:
We had a fun time designing and making the pirate cake as well. It doesn’t quite look like a pirate ship, but hey, I’m no Cake Boss.
Happy Birthday my sweet Parker!
The kids and I went up to Granny and Papa’s house to take school/fall pictures of the kids. My dad let me borrow his 135mm lens, and I fell in love with it! I love the creamy bokeh it produces.
Hayden was the most cooperative, Parker was pretty good, but Audra wanted nothing to do with looking at the camera. So no cute smiles from her this time.