July 17, 2008

Memory Tag

I stole this idea from Carrie, and thought it could be interesting, or embarrassing, we'll see. :)

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments. I can't wait to see what people remember.

July 15, 2008

The big 30

Ryan is the big 30 today. Now, I could list 30 sappy, embarrassing, wonderful things about him, but that would probably just bore you. So instead I will just say he is perfect for me, a fabulous father to Eli and Hallie, and I love him very much!


July 14, 2008

Princess Moroni

Today Ryan and I were driving down to Red Robin (to get Ryan's free birthday burger), and I saw the Day Break temple. I told Ryan that they just put the Angel Moroni up. Well, of course my nosy son overheard our conversation and a couple seconds later Eli says, "I see the yellow thing on the temple. I see the princess Moroni". So for all of you out there who thought it was Angel Moroni you are wrong. Just ask Eli, it's Princess Moroni.

P1030461 This kid cracks me up!!

July 13, 2008

Birthday time

I decided to put on a little carnival to celebrate my big baby turning 30 and my little baby turning one. So we invited the family over for an afternoon of good old fashion fun. We had a bounce house, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos,shaved ice, cotton candy, games, and family.  What more could you ask for?

We played some fun getting know Ryan and Hallie games (at least I thought they were fun), guess the amount of candy in the jar, bean bag toss, hula hoop contests, ring toss, and knock the bottles over.

Hallie loved her cake. (I am sure Ryan loved his too). When all my siblings and I turned one my mom always made us a little bear cake that was our very own to eat. So I have continued the tradition and both my kids have had their very own bear for their first birthday.

It was so fun to watch her with her cake. As soon as I put the cake by her she about flew out of her seat to grab it. She dug in and truly enjoyed every bite. She was dainty at first, but quickly realized what a good thing she had. Pretty soon she had everything that didn't fall to the ground devoured. She loves food and especially loves sweets.

Ryan wasn't quite as thrilled to have his cake. But his cake was kind of a disaster. Oh Well.

It was so fun to celebrate such a fun occasion with all of our parents, siblings and their families(except for my little brother and his cute family. We really did miss you guys!), grandma, and some cousins.


The two party animals


Hula Hoop contests

Ryan's parents. Go Ed!


  Bob and CheriIMG_2428

  Ryan's mom, doing the neck thing.IMG_2416

Alicia using her knees


Oakley. Future hula hoop star.


  Bouncing in the house

IMG_2432 Bean bag toss. (check out that awesome clown. Someone must have talent to be able to paint that.


A first taste of cake.

IMG_2441 IMG_2449 Ryan's cake. Not quite what I envisioned. I am actually a little embarrassed to post a pic. It was supposed to be a topsy turvy cake. Everything was looking good until I went to put the top on and it kind of slipped out of my hand and I dropped it on the cake, causing the top to smash the rest of the cake. Oh well. At least I tried. Right? Maybe I will try again, maybe not.

IMG_2440 Presents. They were both very spoiled!

IMG_2460 And on last picture of my pretty princess


Thanks everyone for coming and for all the gifts. We loved having you all here, and hanging out with you. We appreciate all the support.

July 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Hallie!! (yesterday)

The big 1!!!