Friday, March 24

Last days of Bennetts Pregnancy

One week before Bennett arrived.  She had a cozy bump for naptime. She does this exact move to Bennett now that he's arrived.  Forehead to forehead with the biggest grin!
We took the kids skiing and Lydi went for the first time. She LOVED it!
Valentines cookies and bath bombs with Miles.
Making sure Lydi gets her time as the baby before Bennett arrives. Zoo days and hairdos! I love these piggies on her!
The things we do to keep the kids in church for three hours.
Dad took all the girls to Mama Mia.  It was so much fun in the new Eccles theater. We were singing all the songs for weeks.
Dessert night with the girls and predictions for baby Bennett.  The dodo desserts are so incredible. We ordered 6 and all shared and tried them all.  It was such a fun night with women I LOVE!
The last time hosting playgroup.  I am sad to be leaving this Friday fun!
I was sure I would go in labor on Carissas birthday but Bennett never came. It was a week and a half later that he finally showed up.  But it was fun going out to Bandits and celebrating this treasure of a friend.

Valentines



We were really looking forward to Valentines this year. Our christmas tree died a few weeks before christmas so we couldn't wait to get that dead tree out of the house and Brady was leaving town Christmas week so it made us take down all Christmas decorations the 26th of December.  We put a few things out for new years but Tagg was constantly asking "what's next?" So we started cutting paper hearts and hanging all sorts of Valentines decor.  It was ready by mid January!

We had a fun party at Nana and Pompis house and made Valentines for the cousins.  We had a preschool party and Tagg wrote every single kids name and his name 22 times to all his school friends.  I feel like we've been spelling together for a month straight.  How do you spell Emma? (Tag's true Valentine) He woke up one morning and said, "Mom, I'm going to tell Emma I dreamed about her all night." I said "Tagg that might scare her. Don't tell her that." He said, "She told me to dream about her."  Oh wow.  Here we go at 4 yrs old!










We had little mailboxes to write each other notes all month and Tagg got way into being a mailman, drawing hearts and spelling BE MINE.  I got at least 10 notes from him that said BEMINE. no space. Brady left cute notes if he left before the kids woke up and we had a month full of love.

Valentines night we delivered love notes and chocolate strawberries to our favorite people. We put the kids to bed early and had a fun night staying home watching this is us valentines episode and yummy dinner and dessert.  We always enjoy dinner at home instead of battling the crowds at restaurants on Valentines night.

Wednesday, February 8

Disneyland

Our last hoorah with just two kids!

They fell asleep in their mickey jams and woke up at 6:00 to board the plane in their jams.
We were planning to relax and enjoy a beach day right when we landed but the weather changed our minds and we headed straight to disneyland.
Lydias favorite rides were dumbo, small world and pirates? We thought she would be so scared of that one. Taggarts favorite rides were cars, woody, buzz, and mater.
Tagg got sopping wet on Splash Mountain but didn't complain.
Seeing all the characters made the trip complete.  We thought Lydi would love the princesses but she was still so scared! I love this classic cinderella pic with Tagg proudly holding her hand and Lydi covering her eyes.

We then had a rainy beach day the next day but it was just as magical as disneyland!

I was so happy to make the trip being 36 weeks pregnant. I was worried I would have this baby on the plane or in disneyland. I had so many contractions at 35 weeks but the entire trip I didn't have one. I felt great.
Lydia wasn't so sure about the sand at first but then she got use to it!
Hot tubbing and swimming were a must everyday for the kids. AND MOVIE NIGHT WITH POP!

One of my favorite pics from the trip. I loved sitting down in the pouring rain to yummy soup with these three! AND SHRIMP!

Tuesday, January 24

New Years

These kids on New Years were so cute! They loved the noise makers and chasing eachother around the kitchen yelling "Happy New Year." It just made my year complete and my new year exciting. 
This was another one of those moments where I just felt so lucky to hang out with these two everyday. They clicked their tongues and hummed songs as they painted masterpieces for hours. They were so in heaven and I was too as I witnessed their pure joy.


Lots of sledding and baseball and mailman at the museum. 
Matching beanies!
We missed Brade on new years eve and new years but so happy he could see this bundle of smiling joy!