Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What happened in Sept. and the beginning of Oct. catch up post!

Just like the past few posts this one is a catch up post. This is for September and the beginning of October! I only have one more catch up post after this!


The Fair

We went to the fair at the beginning of September!

I couldn't believe this one man band! I have only seen this on "Mary Poppins!"

The Tornado ride! This is Lane's favorite ride!

Ayla peeking over the side!

Lane was so funny on this ride, he was so excited to ride it but when it started going, he freak out a little! The girl next to him was cracking up! He ended up riding this ride at least 5 times!

Ayla and Lane on the kiddy coaster!

Hands up!

Ayla loved all the fun houses there!

I love how you can see Ayla laughing at the other kids!

And of course we had to do the pony ride!

Ashlyn was in heaven with the animals!

It was her favorite part!

We had to see the Butter Cow!

Lane on the Monster Trucks!

Ayla's too!

I was so proud of Ayla! It was her first time going on the big yellow slide by herself!

It is one of her favorite things to do at the fair!

And one of the last rides for the night!
 We had a great time at the fair! We always do!

My brother, Robert's birthday

We celebrated Robert's birthday at my sister, Marion's house!

Robert, Steph, Marion and Ash-A-Bee!
We were so lucky to have our cousin, Stephanie up here with us! She was visiting from Las Cruses!

Mom and Lane!
My Mom made another yummy roast dinner!

Ayla with my Dad!

They were watching TV together!

Ashlyn had a cupcake!

I love the messy face pictures!

Kiss from Aunt, Marion!

Ayla in a daze looking at her cupcake!

She was in heaven!

Melissa and Aaron were there! They are part of our family!

One of me an my Dad!

And I had to get one with my cousin, Steph!

The beginning of October!

Our Wendover Trip

We were supposed to go to Disneyland at the beginning of October but I have been not feeling well. I still wanted to take a little trip just to get away! My Mom wanted to go to Las Vegas but I didn't want to go that far unless I was going to Disneyland! So we decided to just take a short trip to Wendover! We stayed in the Rainbow Casino Hotel because it had an indoor pool for the kids. After all, I just wanted to take my kids somewhere to show them a good time!

Ashlyn in our hotel room!

Ayla with the spider Aunt, Marion bought for her on the trip! I loved that Ayla named her spider, "Itsy Bitsy!"

Our room!

Marion with the girls!
We were getting ready to take the kids to the park!

And we found the coolest park out there! It had some old school stuff to play on! Things that I used to play on like the slide in the picture above!

I was proud of Ashlyn! She was able to go down the slide all by herself!

She was so happy on the swing!

Ayla on the bench swing!

Like I said, they had some of the coolest things to play on! This thing went around in circles!

The old school bouncers!

They even had the tires in the ground!
They also had a tire swing!

I loved how spread out everything was and you could see everywhere your kids were playing!

I thought this was one of the coolest things they had there! I have never seen this kind of swing before! It went around in circles! We were cracking up at Marion spinning them around!

And of course we took the girls swimming the two days we were there!

I couldn't believe that Ashlyn fit in Ayla's old swim suite! She grew out of the one we bought her at the beginning of the summer!

We only went to Wendover for two nights but it was a fun little get away! It was an all girl trip, Me, my Mom, my sister, Marion and my two girls, Ayla and Ashlyn!

I am so thankful that Marion helped me so much with the girls! She is so good to me! She pretty much took care of them for me! She even took Ayla to the pool early one day because Ashlyn was taking her nap! Thanks Marion! You are the best sister a sister can have!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Summer catch up post!

This post is about what we did this summer! It will be lots of pictures and little to read. I am just trying to get us up to date on the blog.

Color Me Rad

I ran my first 5k on June 22nd! It was a blast!

These are the lovely ladies I got to run with!
Harmony, Taffy, Carlie, Marci, Melissa and me!

It is named "Color Me Rad" for a reason!

The Zoo
We went to the zoo only 3 times this summer. Usually we go a lot more but I was not feeling well.

Ayla with the Lego Penguins!

Happy Ashlyn!

Cute girl!

Anabelle and Ashlyn!

Ashy and Me with the giraffes!

Me, Ashlyn, Ayla and Evy!

This is Sadie with her two girls, Anabelle and Evy! They were the first people we went with to the zoo this year! Ayla is in the picture as well!

One of Ash-A-Bee!

Us with the Lego Polar Bear! Ashy isn't very happy, LOL!

The second time we went with my friend, Harmony and her two boys! Harmony is in the first picture of this post. The Color Me Rad picture!

Ryder, Ayla and Paxton!

Ayla monkeying around!

This monkey cracked me up!

I love that Ashy is pointing at him!

Large Lego time!

Ashlyn too!

We went to a carnival in Provo the day before the 4th to watch my Uncle, Brent juggle.

My Uncle, Brent is the one on the bottom row with the beard! My Mom and Lane are in this picture, along with my Aunt Kathy, my Mom's cousin, Debbie and her girls and my Mom's other cousin Cheryl. The man at the top is Mark. He is my Uncle Brent's juggling partner!

One of me trying to keep Ashlyn happy!

We went on a few of the rides there as well!

Evy's Party
We went to Evy's birthday party during the summer as well. She is the girl we went to the zoo for the first time this year with!

I made her a "Wizard of Oz" cake! She was dressed as Dorothy!

Her Grandma was dressed as the Wicked Witch! She also owned the dog that looked like Toto!

Her Mom was Glenda and her Dad was the Scarecrow!

Ayla in her swim suit with Evy!
You will see why Ayla is in her swim suite in just a minute.

Ashlyn and my sister, Marion!

This is why Ayla was wearing her swim suite! It was a water slide!
Evy's dad, Jared rents bouncy houses for a living. Jared and Kurt have been friends since Jr. High.


I love this one!

Other Things

We got the kids a power wheel Jeep! Ayla has gotten really good at driving it!

The girls in their swim suites getting ready to run through the sprinklers!

This was Ashlyn's first time in the sprinklers!

Trying to run from them!

They had fun!

Antelope Island

We went to Antelope Island for the first time. I have never been there and I can't believe I haven't!

It was beautiful there!

Ayla and I went on a really short hike up a hill!

Marion and Ayla!

Ayla and me!

Grandma and Ayla!

We went to the ranch there on the island.

Ashlyn and Marion!

Round them up, Cowgirl!

Such a cute little girl!

And another cute picture of Ashy!

I loved seeing the bison on the island!


We went to Lagoon twice this year because of bounce back! First time, Ayla and I went with my family!

Lane looks pretty happy in this picture! Ayla is next to him but you can't see her! My brother, Robert and Ian are in front of them!

Ian and Ayla on the cars!

On the planes!

In a bee!

On the helicopters!

Ian on Bulgy the Whale!

They had Tea Cups this year! It made me want to go to Disneyland but then everything makes me want to go to Disneyland!


My Mom's friend Val came. That is her on the Scrambler with Lane!

The second time we went, we went with Kurt and Ashlyn! My Mom and sister, Marion came too!

Ashlyn's first time on the boats!

And first time on the cars!

I love my girls!
I love how you can see Ayla talking to Ashlyn!

My Birthday

I had my birthday! I turned 34! On my birthday, I got to go on a date with just my husband, which was so awesome!

Later that week we celebrated with my family at my sister, Marion's house! My Mom cooked me a yummy roast dinner, by request!

Marion, Ayla and Dad!

They got me a cake!

Ayla loves their dogs!

Ashlyn with Aunt, Marion!

My handsome hubby, Kurt!

And of course Aaron and Melissa were there!

There you have it! That sums up our summer!