Friday, October 29, 2010

Spa day Anyone?

On Wednesday we had Brinlee's friend party for her 9th birthday. We haven't had a friend party for a few years. This year She decided she wanted it to be a spa party. The Girls all walked home with Brinlee after school. We had some snacks laid out for them, which no one really wanted because they just wanted to get the party Started!

The girls were so excited! First we gave them each a headband to hold back their hair and they put a face mask on. It was quite a feat to fit everybody in the bathroom at the same time.

while their face masks dried we played a game that was similar to musical chairs, but you pass different color nail polishes around the table and when the music stops you fist of all, shriek as loud as you can, and then paint one nail with that color. Repeat nine more times and don't forget the high-pitched girly screams.

After their nails dried a little, we washed off the face masks. Then the girls got down to business personalizing their own sleeping masks, making orange scented bath salts and beading bracelets. We just had enough time to open presents and eat cupcakes and ice cream before the party was over.

I think the girls had a good time, and Brinlee loved it so I guess it was worth all the time and effort it took to put together. Happy Birthday Brinlee, We love you!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Heather's Baptism

Last Saturday My nephew Trevor baptized his girlfriend Heather. It was a rainy, gray day outside, but the warmth and spirit inside more than made up for it. Heather is a very sweet, wonderful, beautiful girl. We are lucky to know her and are so glad she let us be a part of her special day. It was awesome to see my nephew exercise the priesthood he holds to help someone so special to him. We are proud of both of you!

Toothless Liam

This last week liam lost his two front teeth. He said he was glad they both fell out because now he can sing "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" this Christmas. I didn't have the heart to tell him that the new ones will have grown in before then.

First Day of School

Well,it's official. One of my kids is now in Middle School. I can't believe it! Somehow Parker escaped having his picture taken on the first day of school this year. I guess once you are in middle school that's just not cool anymore. Parker started sixth Grade this year. His teacher is Mrs. Nelson. He really enjoys it and does very well in school. We are grateful that he is not only a great student but a great kid all around.

Brinlee Started third grade. Her teacher this year is Mrs. Belliston. She loves school. She likes learning cursive and is very good at it. She also loves art and is into reding books. Especially the Bad Kitty and Junie B. Jones series. Brinlee is a very loving and fun girl. She has many friends and we are lucky she is a part of our family.

Liam is in first grade this year. His teacher is Mrs. Hammer. He loves going to school all day, and is learning to like school lunch. He Definitely has fun. He is our unique little soul. He comes up with many "Liamisms" which I need to start documenting.

Bronwyn Started preschool at Teacher Megan's this year. She already knew her letters, could count to 30 and write her name. She really loves preschool and asks every day if it is a school day. Brony is a very thoughtful girl. She not only shares with everyone around her, but will give you just about anything if it will make you happy. She is our little peacemaker and cares about everyone's feelings. She brings smiles to all our faces each day.