Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 2015

Ali got to go to the long awaited Tea Party with her friends! More here.

James turned 6 years old and celebrated with a jungle party! Read all about his special day here.

Hannah is 20 months old, updates here.

James put on a kindergarten for his school, the program was called "I Like School," the kids sang lots of fun songs and each had a little part. James acted out parts to the song "A-Hunting We Will Go," James was the Ape and got caught in a cape. It was a fun program and James did a great job!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

James 6th Birthday

James had a pretty wild 6th birthday party with all of his friends! He was super excited to have his friends enter our house by walking through a room full of vines (streamers) hanging from the ceiling and animals he made out of paper. He was also pretty excited about all of the awesome treats he helped me pick out from the store and loved sharing the jungle themed treats with his friends! 

Once everyone arrived each of his friends got a pair of binoculars and a safari hat and we went to the park and looked for wild animals and ended up finding a minion in a tree (which was a pinata.) We then opened presents and had cake and ice cream. James is lucky to have so many awesome friends and had a great party with them. 

James Friends: Jack Kartchner, Chandler Jones, Spencer Ableman, Spencer Gines, Levi, Levi, Shiori (Boo), Kaleb Olverson, Mosiah, Benson Mourtensen, Levi Skelton, Benson Berrett, Amiah, Abby Balmforth. 

James had a special visit from both Grandpa and Grandma Palmer and Grandpa and Grandma Hinkson! I really appreciated help with his friends party and he really loved all the attention!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hannah - 20 Months Old

Today was a beautiful Sunday...it was one of those days that was simply perfect. It was really just an ordinary Sunday: we went to church, took naps, made bread, went on a walk to the park, had dinner, read stories and got ready for bed. 

There were so many little moments today though that I want to remember. I felt so overwhelmed with gratitude as I sat watching my kids play together at the park. I felt the same feeling again as we sat on the couch as a family after dinner telling stories to each other and laughing. 

Our sweet Hannah has grown so much over the past couple months and being the third child I have not kept record of her monthly progress and recorded updates like I did for James and Ali. 

Hannah is 20 months old and starting to say all sorts of new words. Her favorite new word is "eyebrow," she loves to walk up to people and say eyebrow and then point to their eyebrow. She says everybody in our families name: Dad, Mom, James and Ali and calls herself Ana. Some of her other favorite words to say are: "thanks mom" when we eat dinner, "Wo" when she thinks something is cool, "Hi" to everybody she meets, "da baby" when she wants to watch a video on our phone, and "Where d it go" when she is looking for her blanket.  Hannah loves dogs and whenever she hears one or sees one repeats "Doggy" until we take her to see it. Hannah's nicknames are "Banana" and "Hannah Who."  

Hannah loves playing with the blow dryer...it is probably her favorite "toy."

Hannah loves lucky charms but only the marshmallows. She also loves to swig down a sippy cup of milk every morning too. 

Hannah is obsessed with Mary Poppins. She loves to listen to her sing "Feed the Birds" and "Lets Go Fly a Kite." Whenever she is hurt, Mary Poppins will calm her down. 

Hannah loves playing make believe, she loves pretending to cook and clean. She also LOVES this glass tea set. 

Hannah loves the camera, both taking pictures and having her picture taken.  I actually got her an old film camera as a toy because she likes mine so much. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tea Party

Our local library puts on an awesome event called the "Fairy Tea Party." Ali went last year and could not wait to go again this year. We bought tickets with some friends and got all dressed up together. Each fairy got their own plate of treats and was taught to eat and act like a fairy by being kind and having good manners. They got to dance with other fairies, meet the fairy king and received a token for a free book. It was a fun afternoon with just Ali and I and her friends.