Kidlets

I keep compiling random photos of the kids and then never post them, so here are some pics from the last few months that didn’t fit into any posts, but that are worth sharing!   Oliver with all his favorite things – maraca, sword, darth vader mask from Mr. Potato Head. He has taken to…

Zion Froggies and a Swordfight

  Elora has been asking to go to Zion National Park, so on Labor Day we headed over to our favorite place and went off to look for frogs in the canyon.   Elora has gotten right into the hiking groove, and climbs all over the rocks. Oliver is kind of a goober, and likes…

Mudroom!

  Work on the mudroom is coming along slowly but surely, with only two or three trips to Home Depot so far… We have gotten the outside ready to stucco, but we need to purchase a new front door and finish leveling the floors before we can get the stucco finished. Our porch was really…

Back to School Night

  We went to Elora’s Back to School Night a few weeks ago. Which brought up a lot of strange feelings – such as, Wow! We are now the parents at back to school night. And, Oh my goodness! We have just entered a life of school, schedules, buses, projects, homework, etc. that will last…

Gardening

Our garden is now in full bloom – I love this time of year when we finally get to eat the fruits of our labor! The kids have been really excited to help out with the garden, and especially to eat items from our garden. Our pumpkins turned out really well this year – we…

Oliver on his own

Since I get to stay home with Oliver we have had some fun times together while Elora is at school. I think he has been enjoying his time with mom – he seems much more helpful than normal! But I know he misses Elora – as soon as she gets home he runs outside to…

Elora’s First Day of School

On Elora’s first day of school we took some pictures of Elora and Marion in their cute matching outfits that Nana bought for the girls. It turns out it is really hard to get Marion to hold still for pictures… But Elora was really excited about school and was a good sport about taking tons…

Sailor Suit

Chris’ grandfather was in the navy, and one of his uniforms was made into a sailor suit that Chris’ dad wore as a kid. Now it has been passed down and we make all our kids wear it for pictures – and they are so cute! Chris’ grandma was one talented seamstress. It is Oliver’s…

Manti Temple Trip

We really liked when we lived in Austria going to the temple in Germany. It took a long time to get there, but we stayed a week with our whole family there (as opposed to just going a few hours in a single day). It was a much different experience, to leave a lot of…

Some Portraits

Here are some pictures we took of the kids while cousin David and Nana and Grampy were here. And with all the kids (and adults) looking in different directions, this was the best we could get! It is nice to have our studio set up for a little while so we can get some pictures…

Little Pool + Construction

Elora found a preying mantis in the yard the other and was VERY happy about it. She was very careful to hold it on a stick so it wouldn’t poke her and carried it around the yard for awhile. She is quite a fan of bugs. We set up the little pool for the kids…

A Really Fun Day

So, I am posting still from August since we got behind somewhere and have actually had a really busy summer. I can’t believe summer is already over and we are a few weeks into school already! Where does time go? But anyway, enjoy the next couple weeks of summer blogging and then we will move…