Adam had to work ALL day for his birthday so we took the party to him. He had parent teacher conferences until 8 (which is when the kids go to bed). The kids thought that it was really fun to take daddy his presents to school.
A look at the cake. It was chocolate with peanut butter frosting. After I wrote on it in the peanut butter candies I let the kids go crazy and put them all over it.
KaileeJo's last soccer game. She had a lot of fun this season and (depending on her mood) played really well. I lover her smug little smile in this picture. It is just so KaileeJo.
She is pretty proud of her medal and pin that she got. Over all it was a great experience that we will do again next year.
Back in October we went to a corn maze with the girls. They all had so much fun. Even Hadley did even though it doesn't look like it. Her sisters had a great time taking turns pushing her around.
They both loved to pick which way we were going. They had questions at the intersections that would lead you one way for one answer and and another for the other answer. If you got it wrong you would find a dead end. It was nice to know that we weren't going to get that lost.
This is KaileeJo's turkey that she made all by herself. I put the glue on the eyes and she put them where she wanted them. It turned out really cute. Taydom wasn't interested in making one and I didn't mind since we were using hot glue.
She was soo excited for her birthday. She has been talking about it for months. A few things about KaileeJo
Favorite Food: Quesadilla
Favorite Drink: Soda or Sparry milk (strawberry milk)
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Movie: Cat in the Hat
Favorite Game: Candy Land
Favorite Shape: Star
Shoe Size: 12
Clothes Size 6-7 T
We sure do love our KaileeJo. She is such a good helper and big sister. Her favorite chore to do is putting away her laundry and she is always willing to help get something for mom. She is a very special girl and we LOVE having her in our family.
"Why is it that I always have ketchup on my face?"
"That is cold water!!!"
Hadley has been our only thumb sucker so far.
How can you not just love that smile!!!
KaileeJo and Taydom had a blast at the Burdick's playing in the water. Unfortunately I do not have any pics of Hadley in her swimsuit since she was doing what she normally does all day, eat and sleep. Mostly just eating. That would explain the huge cheeks :)
Hadley is now 3 months old. Where has the time gone? She is getting so big and has the sweetest smile ever. She already loves her big sisters even though Taydom some times tries to kill her by feeding smarties and Doritos or by laying on top of her. Hadley still smiles every time she sees Taydom coming.KaileeJo is a great big sister to Hadley and often asks to hold her and is very good at keeping her happy. Hadley loves to coo and babble and has even tried to sing with Taydom. Hadley was weighed and measured on May 26th for her two month check up and weighed in at a whopping 15 lbs 3 oz. Which put her in the 99 percentile for weight. She measured 23 3/4 inches long which put her in the 95 percentile for height. Since then I don't think that she has slowed down much in either category. It doesn't look like she is going to be the runt of the family. Hadley loves to sleep on her side and will off and on sleep through the night. It depends on what kind of growth spurt she is going through. The kind where she wants to sleep all the time or the kind where she wants to eat all the time. We sure do love our little Hadley.
KaileeJo had so much fun at her first soccer game. It took her a while to figure out what to do but at least she looked cute doing it. In the first video it was half time so she was practicing. It is hard to hear because of the wind but she said "I kicked it". The second video is pretty much how the whole game went. A few good players kicking the ball with everyone else running behind. Hopefully next week it won't be so cold and windy.
Christina and Spencer were able to come and visit us the week before Hadley was born. As you can tell they warmed up to Spencer rather nicely and loved to play with him. It helped that he got down on the floor and played with them.
They also had a blast with the finger nail polish that Aunt Lizzy sent for Tatter's birthday. It is from Del Sol. It changes colors in the sun's UV rays. They thought it was so much fun that Aunt Christina would do that for them and act like little princesses.
The previous post was also from their visit. They loved to perform for the both of them.
KaileeJo has been fighting the whole potty training thing. We have tried many tactics, but this one seems to work the best. She loves to sing as she goes. I may be able to quit grad school before I even start with all the money Steph will be making off of her song writing. My favorite part is that she actually bows at the end. I had never seen her do that before.
She is here. We are soo happy to have our little girl. She is soo sweet even if she took her sweet time getting here. I was scheduled to be induced Thursday morning. We came in and they started me and things looked good. After contracting for 6 hours I was making little progress.It was a good thing it was the first day of the NCAA tournament so we had something to do. We decided it would be good to break my water so I got my epidural and we went for it. From there things progressed rapidly and after a pushing a few times she was here. She has the most beautiful red blond hair. She was born at 6:21 pm and was 9 lbs 11 oz and 22" long. She barely fits in newborn clothes. Her sisters were so excited to meet their sister. They love to hold her and give her kisses. We are so glad that Hadley is apart of our family.
For Taydom's birthday party we thought we would keep it pretty simple. First we did water paints. It was a lot of fun for the kids. They really like dipping their brushes in the water.
For the other activities Adam made a fort in the living room for the kids and we got out the dress-up stuff and turned on some music and let the kids dance. This is all the friends a that came to the party minus Carter. They all play really well together and there were very few tears.
Cake!! We kept it simple with cupcakes with yellow frosting and sprinkles.
Here is a video of the dance party. It was fun and Taydom keeps asking if she can have another birthday.
We are living in Pocatello, ID now since the middle of August. We just bought our first house. Adam got a job as a fifth grade teacher at Tyhee Elementary School. He is starting grad school at ISU this summer. Crazy man! Stephanie enjoys changing poopy diapers, wiping running noses, and scrubbing dirty floors.
Adam was recently called to the second counselor in the bishopric. He is enjoying the opportunity to serve and grow.
KaileeJo and Taydom are growing like crazy. They are very energetic and love to play with each other. Sometimes they are a little too loving with each other. We are very excited to have Hadley Christina in our family. She has some wonderful big sisters that love to give her kisses.