Here is our family blog about Katie, Stephen, Parker, Paige, and Sarah.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Baby #3

We are happy to say that we are expecting a new baby May 10th. I have been really sick with this pregnancy and have just started feeling better these last few days, hence the new post. The only thing different with this pregnancy is we found out that I have a blood sack. I got sent to see a specialist, she said that it should go away and that I shouldn't worry unless I started bleeding. And there has been no bleeding and things are still progressing. Steve and I think that it will be a girl, but it would be awesome to have a boy too.

Parker started preschool. We ended up doing a preschool with some girls in our ward. Parker has really liked it. Here is Parker on his first day of school. Paige couldn't help getting her backpack too and getting in on the picture fun. 

My mom got to come out for a week and spend time with us. We went up to Kirtland, OH and did some site seeing. Then we got to go to the Columbus Zoo. It was huge and very well done. The whole time Parker wanted to see the gorillas and of course they were like the farthest thing away, but we made it and they did not disappoint.

For Halloween Parker wanted to be Luigi and so we let Paige be Princess Peach. Here is a picture of them at Parker's preschool Halloween Party. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Parker's Birthday

Parker had his 4th birthday on Saturday. We were lucky enough to have his first friend birthday party. Parker wanted a Mario Brothers themed party. I couldn't find any decorations so I turned to the internet to find some ideas. We got a playground for outside for Parker's birthday and just let the kids play out on it and then we pulled out our bouncy house and also got a slip and slide and had a kiddie pool. We just let all of the kids play outside the whole time, except when we did food/cake/presents. The party went really well and Parker is already planning his birthday party for next year.... Pirates! We will see, it could change.

I made rice cripsey stars, marshmallow mushroom toads, and Oreo truffle bombs. All in keeping with the Mario theme.

The party bags.
Mario castle cake.

We were lucky enough to have Steve's parents come out for Parker's birthday. They got the kids a wheel barrow that pulls behind our lawn mower. Our kids LOVE it! Here is how our kids use to ride the lawn mower.

I have started practicing the piano, kind of, and Paige and Parker have decided that they like to play the piano too. I find them all the time playing all the time.
When we were in Phoenix last month we went to the Sea Life Aquarium with my mom. It was so cool.

We were in Phoenix for my sister Amanda's wedding. I was able to make her wedding cake for her. It was my first wedding cake, but I think it turned out pretty well. Paige was with me when I was shopping for supplies for the wedding cake. She had a hard time with the jet lag. 3 hours is a long time.
Here is Blake and Amanda. We are so happy for them.
Here is a picture the three youngest cousins on Steve's side. Three cute girls!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Our 4th of July

For our 4th of July we went over to a friend's house and got to do some fireworks. They got some really cool fireworks and then we were able to see the firework show from their backyard. We weren't able to start the fireworks until it got dark, around 9:30pm and then the show started at 10:00pm. The kids were getting pretty tired, but didn't really notice because it was so cool.

We made some dirt dessert before we went over for fireworks and we told Parker that it was dirt and he didn't want to eat it. He finally saw that it had gummy worms in it and he thought that it would be alright to try them. He still wouldn't eat the pudding. After we told him that it was just pudding and cookie crumbs, we made him take a bite. You can see from his tears that he didn't believe us. He wouldn't eat any more after that. Paige on the other hand thought that it was yummy!

Chick fil a was giving away free food today if you dressed like a cow. So we made some costumes and went down there. Here are the kids in their cow costumes. Too bad I had to be the one taking the pictures so you didn't get to see me in mine. :)

Paige wanted to go see the cow too, but when she got about 3 feet from it, she changed her mind and only wanted to stay by me.