The Kids Make Cookies

My sister bought me Star Wars cookie cutters for my birthday and the kids were really excited to try them out, so I made some sugar cookie dough… and the kids did a really great job using the cookie cutters and had a great time playing together with the dough. I was really impressed that…

Sea World

Here is an old post from this summer. I took the kids to Sea World while we were at my parent’s house this summer. Here is Elora showing me on the map where she wants to go first – the dolphin show! Marion was excited to be out with her sister and brother and lots…

Presents from Elora

Elora likes to give people pictures. When I woke up from a nap, here are some of treasures I found on my bed from Elora.

Marion Playing

Marion is almost two years old, so here is a collection of pictures from the last few months of Marion playing. She is quite the fiery little personality, very sure of what she wants, and NOT happy when she does not get her way. But she is also sweet and loves to play, and we…

Date Night

Here is a tribute to the kind of dates we go on out here in the sticks. This was during the summer when I was just a little pregnant. First we went to the dump to get rid of the excess boxes all over our house (we order a lot of stuff from Amazon since…

Moqui Cave

The kids have been asking for months to stop at Moqui Cave (a little museum on the way to Kanab), so we finally decided to take them on Labor Day since Chris got the day off work. Oliver calls it Monkey Cave. Elora spent the whole drive there trying to correct his pronunciation. Outside the…

Kidlets

This is a random post of different kid pictures that we took this summer… Oliver loves this t-shirt he got from his cousin, as well as his “treasure hunting hat”. And I don’t know why he was making that face, but I think it’s funny. Here is Marion playing on the rocking horse. This is…

Elora’s Frog Friend

This August we had TONS of rain. It seemed like it rained every day. One night Chris went outside and found a HUGE frog hopping around in our driveway. I have never seen a frog at our house and have no clue where this one came from. Chris put it in a bucket so the…

Oktoberfest at Brianhead

We read about an Oktoberfest celebration in Brianhead in September, so we dressed the kids in their Austrian clothing and took them up there. As soon as they got out of the car, they ran out into the meadow to play with the flowers. The kids loved this little hill, and spent a lot of…

New Toys!

This summer I found a kitchen set complete with dishes at a yard sale for $5 so I bought it for the kids. They were SO EXCITED! It is fun to watch them all play with it together. Oliver found a broken rolling pin, and turned it into a music leading stick. New toys are…

Karen’s Very Pregnant Birthday

Chris made me an amazing chocolate cake for my birthday, so I posed for it with my huge pregnant belly. Elora was so excited about celebrating my birthday. She informed Chris that Mommy likes chocolate cake, and he really did a great job. I love celebrating birthdays just because the kids are always so excited,…

Elora’s First Day of School

Elora’s first day of school was in August, and it felt so early to me! I cannot believe how fast the summer went. Even more, I can’t believe that it is already mid-October… Oliver was awake to see his sister off. We got Elora an alarm clock last year, and this year we decided to…