Monday, April 29, 2013

He's 8!!

On March 29th, Joshua turned 8 . . . 8!!  How in the world do I have an 8 year old?  Grandpa and Grandma Dalby were in town, so we celebrated with them.  Joshua wanted a Ninjago cake more than anything . . . which no one seems to make (and I do NOT make cakes . . . sorry Jesica!)  Fortunately for Joshua, I do shop! I found a cake topper on ebay, and had the bakery put it all together for me.  I heart ebay!

We had dinner, sang Happy Birthday, ate tons of cake, and Joshua opened his gifts . . . lots of Ninjago stuff, and a gift card to Game Stop so he can pick out new games for his DS. 

We let our kids choose somewhere fun to go for their birthdays, and Joshua chose the Hogle Zoo.  He LOVES the zoo. The next morning we woke up early (Joshua insisted we leave RIGHT after breakfast) and headed to Salt Lake to see the animals.

Joshua took his role as tour guide VERY seriously.  He had his map with him the entire time, and he made sure we followed his lead.

All the kids with Grandpa and Grandma Dalby . . .

We had to go back for a picture of the tiger . . . Joshua's favorite animal.
Joshua said it was his best birthday ever!  Of course he says that every year. =)  We love Joshua so much.  If I could describe him . . . he's just a really good boy.  I couldn't ask for a better son.  Happy Birthday to our 8-year-old!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

100 Days of School!

Olivia had a big party at school to celebrate the 100th day of kindergarten.  Her teacher gave the class an assignment to make a t-shirt with 100 things on it . . . so we bedazzled a shirt with 100 rainbow jewels.  (It only took us about 4 hours to get exactly 100 jewels arranged into a heart!) She told me she would try to sit in the sun so it would look extra sparkly . . . that's my Livi!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Ethanator is 3!

Ethan turned three on March 19th . . . though he insists he is actually seven now.  Thanks to Netflix, Ethan has an obsession with all things Power Rangers.  The show makes me want to poke my eyes out . . . but he loves it!  We found him a Power Ranger cake, and he was spoiled with lots of great gifts to help him turn into his favorite ranger . . . Antonio (the Gold Ranger).  He had so much fun blowing out his candles, and playing with his gifts.  He kept saying, "Happy Birthday Everybody!"
(For some reason, Ethan can't seem to smile for a picture without closing his eyes.  Jason says he looks Asian in all his photos!)
Ethan is just . . . hilarious!  Seriously, everything that comes out of his mouth just cracks us up.  He brings so much joy to our family, and we love him for it. Happy Birthday to our little Ethanator!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Otterly Awesome!

Last month I received another phone call from our Elementary School.  The secretary told me Olivia was going to receive the Otter Award at that month's school assembly.  Ever since Joshua won the Otter Award, Livi has been trying SO hard to win it too.  I was beyond excited for her!  The assembly took place in the morning, and since Olivia is an afternoon kindergartener, we told her we needed to go to the school for a meeting.  When we walked into the assembly, I think she knew what was going to happen. They announced her name, and she was so excited to run up on that stage!  Oh my goodness, I love that girl!  Congratulations to our little Otter!!