Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Dallin!

Our Dallin is 8 years old! He has such a fun personality and a big heart. Dallin is really smart, too, which keeps Mom and Dad on their toes Ü He is really a good kid and we are so happy to have him as part of our family. For his birthday celebration he wanted a pool party with Pokemon cupcakes, so here it is. . .

I just don't get Pokemon, but Dallin loves to collect the cards and play with his friends. So, if it makes him happy so be it; I created this little treat using his Pokemon figures--he loved it!

Dallin had fun with his school, church, and neighborhood friends. They went swimming. . .

. . .ate pizza and cake, opened presents. . .

. . .and swam some more!

Later that day we celebrated again with. . .
Mom and Dad. . .

. . . and siblings!

Dallin ended the day of festivities with taking his new remote control boat out for a spin.
Happy Birthday to you, Big D!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Summer Crafts

I love this picture as I think Taft looks like a little garden gnome :) They created a garden scene with flowers, bees, and ladybugs out of 'fun foam' on a hat. Elaine and Taft have been enjoying doing some crafts together this summer. Elaine is very meticulous and loves to spend time creating, whereas Taft wants me to help him so he can get it done real fast and play with it. Dallin joins in sometimes if it's not too silly or he's not playing wii at the neighbors. It's great having an indoor activity to keep the kids busy and developing their creativity.

Monday, June 9, 2008


I was looking for a change, but not wanting anything too drastic, so I went for some bangs. I don't think I've had bangs since high school. I guess, I envisioned the puffy ones from the 80's, but the stylist convinced me that some that whisp to the side are very in. It's been kind of funny as someone will look noticing something different, but not quite what. So, yes I did get bangs, subtle change which I can handle.