Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ice skating

Lauren has started taking ice skating lessons.  She loves it!  It was her first time ever skating, so she was little nervous.  I had to help her walk to the ice, but after the lesson, she could walk off the ice and into the lobby all by herself.  When we are in the lobby, she and her friends can't help but gawk at the older girls in their pretty outfits, and pink ice skates.  They stare at the girls, and tell them they look pretty.  It's so cute.  The above picture is of Chase getting a ride with our friend Jeff, while the lesson was going on.   In the below pictures, Lauren is in the pink Jacket.  

She insisted on wearing a skirt over her jeans, so she could be like an ice princess.  

Rocklin 1st ward variety show

Our ward had a variety show.  Lauren and her friends did a dance to the "Lollipop"  song.  She did a great job, and all of the girls were really cute.  
Lauren and Aubrey 

feeding the horses

We went with some friends to feed horses.  Lauren was nervous and just admired them from afar.  Chase really liked feeding the horses.  The kids had a good time.  They keep asking me when we are going again.    

Lauren's new haircut

Lauren has been bugging me to cut her hair.  I finally took her to the salon and chopped it off. She LOVED getting her hair washed.  She told the hairdresser that her dad was going to say she was bald- headed.  I love her hair short.  I hope she wants to keep it this way for awhile. 
the back 

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


My nephew, Davis, had his birthday party at a bowling Alley.  It was the first time my kids ever bowled.  They loved it.  A couple of times, they rolled the ball so slow, I thought it would stop in the middle of the lane.  


This year we had christmas at my parent's house.  All of my brothers and sisters and their families came, so it was packed.  This picture was taken on Christmas eve.
Lauren on Christmas morning with her Santa gift.  
She got a barbie dollhouse, which is what she told 2 different Santas.  Well, on christmas eve, my mom went around the room and asked everyone what they wanted from Santa.  Lauren tells her she wants a cupcake maker.  So she was a little disappointed on christmas morning.  Oops.
Santa brought Chase a spiderman bike.  Chase is crazy about spiderman.  So, he was very excited.  
This is Chase sleeping christmas morning.  He sat on his bike for a little while, and then laid in Marcus's lap and fell asleep.    
I died laughing when I saw this under the tree.  This is how Marcus wrapped my christmas present.  

Lauren turns 5!

I can't believe Lauren is 5!  I want her to stay little FOREVER!  There are so many things that I love about her.  For one, she is quite the story teller, and a talker.  Her stories tend to go on and on, and usually involves a rattle snake.  (I wonder who she takes after?)  She loves to dance and to perform for anyone who comes over.  Her favorite song is "So What" by Pink.  It is really adorable to hear her belt out the song.  She has a great personality, and is so fun to be around.  I am so grateful that she is part of our family.   

Lauren had her birthday party on her birthday.  She was really excited because it was a christmas party.  We played fun christmas games, and made a very messy christmas craft.  I didn't get to many pictures because I was so busy.   
The party was absolutely crazy!  21 kids came. Thankfully I had asked some 11 year old girls from our ward to come and help.  I am still sweeping up sprinkles. Lauren had a blast, so I guess that is the most important thing.   

Lauren's Christmas program

Lauren's preschool put on a little christmas program.  The kids sang us (parents) songs and then Santa came and brought them gifts.  All of the kids were so excited.  Lauren was sitting right in front of Santa, and kept interrupting him (telling him stories) when he was trying to talk.  It was her birthday that day, and she felt extra special when he wished her a happy birthday.  Chase had fun, because he got to sit on Santa's lap and get a present.