Monday, August 31, 2015

Happy 2nd Birthday to Julia!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Julia!!!
She is so sweet and we just love having her in our family. 
On her birthday, we let her pick out her own helium balloon at Macey's.
We also had Papa Murphy's Pizza for dinner.  
We had cake and ice cream with our new friends in the ward, Tricia and Jason Stuart, came with their two kids, Zach (7), and Kelsie (5).
Julia received some great gifts: matching outfits for her to wear with Katie, some crayons, stickers, a tricycle, etc. 

A little bit about this little miss:
- Refers to herself in first person
- Plays well by herself and with others
- Likes to snug with Mom and our favorite blue "gankie" (blanket)
- Sits in a booster seat at the table
- Hates to wear bows or ponytails in her hair.  That is why we gave her some bangs.
- A skilled trampoline jumper
- Loves to give hugs, kisses, and good-bye waves to 
Sam and the kids when they leave on weekday mornings
- Has a big vocabulary for her age

Rub a Dub Dub

Rub a dub dub.
Two girls in the tub.
(This picture is from spring 2015.)

Post Picnic Park Playdate

Most kids put their shoes on when they go to the park.  
But this girl, well, she prefers being barefoot.
She is quite the adventurous two year old.
Katie is taking Julia out for a spin in her "space ship."

The view is amazing!
 What are those "creatures" down there?
 Let's go down Julia's "space ship slide."
 Sisters who play together...
 stay together.

Picnics at the Park

Lately, we've had a lot of picnics after picking up Katie from kindergarten.  
Today, we headed west to this empty park.  
Katie helped unpack our meal.  
So did Julia.
Julia was super excited to eat this salad...
until Katie had a meltdown because she wanted the same salad!!!
Katie has had atleast one big meltdown every day since school started.
I don't blame her.  She's had a lot of changes: earlier wake up time, new school, new teacher, 
new friends, homework to complete.  Whew!

Back to School Boys 2015

 It's my favorite time of year... Back to School!!! 
Brian is starting his last year of elementary school... 5th grade.
 Tyler is in 2nd grade and is excited to have Beck, a friend from church, in his class.
 This is the first year we've let our boys walk home from school together.  
 These brothers are super competitive with each other. 
 The boys are working hard to earn scooters.
 Best wishes to these sweet boys for the best school year yet.  

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Jagoda Family

My sweet sister, Emily and her family are one good looking bunch.  
We had so much fun together capturing these moments. 
 Emily and Nate's baby girl, Hanna is very loved and  has the best belly laugh I've ever heard.  
I sure wish we didn't live so far away, but I'm grateful for 
all of the quality time we had in New York. 

NY Trip July 2015 Continued

 Nate & Amy
 Amy & Autumn
 Amy, Aubrie, Nate, Autumn
 Aubrie 
 Laura, Brant, Mom, Dad
 Laura & Mom
 Laura & Dad
 Laura & Valerie Ball (Serfas)
Michelle Serfas & Lisa
Ryan & Mom at our Harris Hill picnic
Laura & Brant
 Alice & Spencer 

This little series is Spencer and his reaction after getting a kiss from his Mommy:

 Emily, Hanna, Spencer, Alice at the Dairy Barn
 Katie & Lisa
 Julia & Lisa