Monday, September 1, 2014

Halle's baptism day and Trevens arrow of light

Crazy Labor day weekend started during the week with the Averett cousins coming down to play and get my niece Rachel all moved into her BYU dorm. I know Kim and Ryan are sad but the Utah folks are excited to have Rachel close! We had fun getting to go over and see her new digs and spend some time with her before she started school. All week long the kids played and then the Colton Cousins came in on Friday and the party stayed going strong. Saturday was Halle's baptism and she looked so grown up and beautiful! Emery was however having a very hard time with everything being about Halle. All week long she has told me I love Halle more that her since she gets to be baptized and gets to pierce her ears. Then She told me "all we talk about is Halle, Halle, Halle!" Telling her that soon it will be her baptism day and then it will all be about Emery, Emery, Emery isnt helping! But soon this will all die down and Emery can rule the nest again. Halle got to share her special day with her friend Kamry and it was really a wonderful baptism. Ryan gave Halle a beautiful confirmation and Halle just look like a princess in her baptism dress. After we had a fun pasta bar lunch with all the family and finally Halle got to have her cake and ice cream with everyone singing to her. She was all smiles all day long! My friend Julie made her cake and it was the cutest thing ever! Halle's school teacher even came to her baptism since Mrs. Staples in in our ward but she was so excited to say her teacher came to her baptism.

 Emery got  a little bored waiting for the baptism to start so me and her had some fun with the phone.

After the baptism it was play time with the Averett time cousins since they would all be leaving tomorrow. The kids had fun just playing around. Some went to a movie, some played at our house, and some the older boys with Tyson driving went out for a night on the town playing laser tag and going to the movies. Sunday we said goodbye to the cousins and then went to Treven's arrow of light. Crazy that we as a family are done with the cub scout program and Treven will move onto the Boy Scout program. He is all grown up.

Soccer time and Halle's 8th Birthday and Emery first day of preschool

I love August and fall sports. This year Emery is finally old enough to play cub soccer with her nieghborhood friends. Stephanie and Liz are coaching this year and it is the first time in a long time I am not coaching someone or helping coach. With Ryan doing tackle football and all 4 kids in sports this will make running around a little easier. Emery was so excited to play soccer and she couldn't wait for her first game. She had a lot of fun and a lot of fun looking around and doing cartwheels! But hey she may not be scoring goals but she is having fun. Go Maniac Monkey's!

Halle turned 8 this month and of course this is a big birthday year, since she will also be getting baptized. Her birthday fell on a Friday and she got her breakfast in bed and our wonderful singing to help wake her up. Her breakfast in bed was a little small since our neighbor Liz was doing her bus stop breakfast and we can't miss that! All the kids love having breakfast together and Halle even got sung too. Halle got her new set of scriptures along with some fun make up from all of us. Since Halle already got her real present a little early this year, um girls trip to ST. George and getting her ears pierced, she only had one gift from us. She was all smiles during the day and loved all the attention. Later we took her out along with Janette out to eat for her birthday dinner. We didn't do cake and ice cream since the next week she would be having all the family over for her baptism.

Saturday we did Halle's and Kamry's birthday party together. They are two peas in a pod and were even going to be baptized on the same day! We were supposed to have a big water slide party but the weather was playing tricks on us. So Marla and I did plan B and we took 14 kids to the movies and then back to our house to do cupcake wars. The kids had a blast getting sticky from the frosting and being oh so creative! We did one game were they had to close their eyes and then their partner had to be their hands. Let me say they had some pretty awesome cupcakes made! After the cupcakes there was awards and then time for presents. The kids did great and the girls had a great party!

Finally the day came and it was time for Emery to go to school! She was so excited and couldn't wait to go to Mrs. Cindee's.