Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kid date, cake auction and friends

Austin has been working hard lately and earned his own kid date with Dad. Rob took him to Kid's Club and they had a bunch of fun together.We got a fun package from Grandma W. this week with lots of b-day presents. I was so excited that I could actually fit a hair bow in Talia's hair, although it only stayed there for about 10 seconds.
Here she is strutting down the catwalk in her adorable new dress, she wore it to church today too.Robert was lucky enough to have his good friend Ammon come and play.Talia gets into everything. She also tries to try on anything cloth related. She did actually try to put on this crown. We had to help her out for the picture.Rob was the actioneer at the ward cake and service auction again this year. He always does such a good job! I think we made more money this year than any other year!
This is the cake Robert and I made. The colorful things on the sides are suppose to be the wings. I was going to wait until right before we sold it to put them on, then they got stuck to the aluminum foil. Bummer! I think they would have looked really cool.
I let the kids purchase balloon animals as part of the auction.Snow.Robert loves the snow more than anyone I know. He was so happy with Punxetawny Phil today.
Austy soccer.
Fun playdate.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Austin turns 4, Robert turns 9, 11th anniversary!

For Austin's birthday this year we went to JJ Jumps.Robert and Isabelle were really cute about helping Talia down the smallest slide.Austin's friend Ally wanted him to open his present right away!We came home and had pizza and opened presents.
He wanted a pillow pet, and had been begging for a skateboard since Christmas. So, we got him this mini one. He was so happy!Austy and Allie.I asked him what his favorite part of the day was and he said decorating his cake. He made this fun train cake.He had Mater be the driver.Austin really wanted the Hutchies there for his birthday.
He got to take cookies to his preschool for his birthday and came back with this fun crown!Isabelle celebrated 100 days of school. She made this fun crown and 100 Cheerio necklace.For Robert's 9th bday, we invited a bunch of boys for an easy going party.
They had balloon wars, played wiggle cars, then we hid his presents all over the house and Robert had to find them.Robert designed his cake this year. He wanted Indiana Jones on it. So, we went to the store and picked out some candies and he put them on the cake how he wanted to. He had most of the guys drowning in quick sand. Some were getting attacked by snakes. Indiana Jones was shooting the huge boulder.He was so proud of it. :)The friends that came were Clark, Cameron, Hudson, Conner, and Brittan.

For our anniversary we went to the temple.Then out to Papa Hayden's for dinner and dessert. We have been so happy together these 11 years. We are looking forward to 100 more.

Valentines 2011

I did some fun things for Rob this month before Valentines. I put this in his office one day.Talia really hasn't slept in her bed for a few months, so I decided to take down her crib and give Isabelle some more room. This was her first night on the floor instead. Isabelle was SO excited to have her first sleepover with Talia.Austin had his Valentine party this week. He had such a hard time giving all of his suckers away for Valentines. He really cried! So I am glad he was able to get back such fun Valentines at his party.I gave the kids heart bubbles for l0ve month.During Austin's soccer games he has had a hard time when kids kick the ball away from him or when the goalie would kick the ball out of the goal. This last game he was so proud when he didn't cry the whole time!We did our annual "kid dates" the Friday before Valentines. I was able to get tickets for Rob and Isabelle to go to a Daddy Daughter ball.We all went to McDonald's together for dinner (the kids chose). Then while Isabelle went to the dance, I took the boys to Big Al's to go bowling.Rob and I went to an adult, Valentine's stake dance for our Valentine's date. We had so much fun!The kids were so excited for Valentine's day! It didn't take them long to wake up that day!
I made pink, heart shaped pancakes.
I ordered balloons for the kids and my friend in the ward brought them by before Isabelle left for school.I thought that the kids were so sweet about making each other Valentines. They really were thoughtful to each other and to us.This is Isabelle right after her school party.We had a red dinner of beets, salad with red dressing, and spaghetti.This is what Rob got me for Valentines. He also rented the movie "Temple Grandin, Thinking in Pictures" that we watched that night. Excellent movie!All of the kids made us Valentines this year. Isabelle made us at least 4!
Robert brought a ton of valentines in his satchel to JCP. It also snowed that day!