Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Annie's 3rd Birthday October 5, 2010

I can't believe my Annie Pie is 3 years old! How did that happen? Her Birthday was on the 5th of October. She loved every minute of it.  Annie is such a sweet girl. She always wants to help with June and has actually changed a few of her diapers. She loves to play with Molly and loves to share with her. She is always asking how she can help me and she loves her daddy more than anyone else. She has quite the dance moves and makes us laugh all of the time. She is learning more everyday and still talks all of our ears off. We love her so much and are so glad she is in our family.

Showing off her Birthday outift.

We couldn't believe how warm it was on her birthday this year. We decided to take advantage of it and headed to the park to have a picnic and ride bikes.

Annie and her daddy

We haven't had many family photos since Junie joined our family, but here we are in all our glory.

She loves games!

June Bug so happy to be celebrating Annie's birthday

Her very own coloring book!

Annie really wanted to go swimming for her birthday so after dinner we headed over to the Rec. Center for a couple hours of good, wet fun. Here is Mols loving it.

And Annie too.

Posing wit her presents.

Annie changed her mind every day about what kind of cake she wanted. And then the last couple of days before her birthday she kept saying she wanted a round purple cake with candy on it. I actually had the thought go through my head "wow finally and easy cake". And then I decided since it was going to be so simple I would make a cake from scratch as well as homemade frosting....Let's just say that was a bad idea. Thankfully this picture doesn't show just how bad it was, but something I am even more happy about was that Annie didn't even care how ugly it was, she loved it!

I can't believe just what a big and smart girl Annie is. She surprises me everyday and makes me smile. We all love her so much and can't wait to see how she changes this next year.

Monday, November 29, 2010

September Happenings

September just flew right by. We tried to take as much advantage as we could of the warm weather thinking it would be gone soon. Luckily we had a beautiful Autumn and were able to play outside a lot longer than we thought we were going to be able to. We spent most of the month getting used to having a new schedule here with Molly in school and getting used to her being gone each day. Not too many exciting things happened, besides watching our cute girls grow and learn everyday. We were able to go and see Jake's sister and her husband be sealed to their adorable little boy that they adopted in March. It was so neat to see their whole family in temple. We feel so blessed we were able to be there with them on their special day. Well here are some pictures of the girls, thats what ya'll come to see anyways.

Junie getting bigger each day.

One of the many pictures of her starting to smile, which I guess her official day (where someone other than me saw her smile) was August 29th.

In September it had been 10 years since Jake and I started dating and we thought it would be fun to do so many of the things we have always loved to do together and with our kids. We headed to the park and and had a picnic and played catch and football with the girls. And then we headed to the driving range and hit balls. I was able to use my new clubs!

Annie eating at the park...

Molly showing us just how hot and bright the sun was, or maybe just how silly she is.

And June Bug showing of her big smile.

We went and had a cook out at the park again, just taking advantage of the beautiful weather. (yes we have only had snow for a couple of days and we all already miss summer)

June Lydia at 2 months. Look how big she is.

Molly was supposed to make her Hero out of a vegetable and write about them. When I asked who she wanted to do she said without any hesitation "my daddy". She told me what she wanted to write and I wrote it down for her and then she copied the whole thing all by herself. She is getting so good at writing and amazes me every day with how well she can read.
Here she is with her Vegetable Daddy Hero. (It was so much cuter than this when I sent it to school with her. It had another googly eye and a big button for its nose, but they fell off and her teacher lost them and thought these would be good things to replace them with....we didn't think that was such a great idea and Molly was a bit disappointed). It was still cute.
 Here is what she wrote about her daddy.

My hero is my daddy. He helps me when I get hurt. I love him a lot. I don't like when he goes to work but it helps me. He plays with me. I think he is so strong he could pick up my house. He gets me snacks. He catches grasshoppers with me. He is the coolest daddy.

I know cute, right? I am pretty sure its safe to say that Jake was pretty proud. Well thats our September in a nutshell.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

June's Blessing Day

I know its been forever..but I really have a good reason this time and its not just my laziness, we have not had internet for the past month, but now that we do, we will hopefully get all caught up soon. We were able to give June a name and a blessing on September 5th. It was such a wonderful day. We had almost all of our family here (which we were not expecting), June was so good and looked beautiful in her dress (that my wonderful mom made), Jake gave June such a beautiful blessing (and I am kicking myself for forgetting to write down everything he said), and we had delicious food to top it all off ( thanks to everyone who helped out).

Here we are as our family of five...we are so grateful for Junie.

June with her Grandpa Lauritz and Grandma Lynda

A couple pictures to show just how loved we felt that day surrounded by so many loved ones.

The Girl of the day...

June with Grandma Jill

June with her Grandma Great Oyler

I still can't believe that we have been so blessed to have another beautiful little girl.

Not the best picture of Junie but I had to get one of her dress...My mom did so great making this dress. It is totally June, sweet and simple. June has been the most delightful baby, so easy going and sweet.

I love this picture minus the light shining right on her face...she is still beautiful though.

Thank you everyone for your love and support. Thank you Jill, Courtney, Nathan, Grandma Oyler, Stacy and Nathan and kids, Lauritz and Lynda, Jeremy and Katie and kids, Brandon and Mindy and kids, Holly, Melissa and Landon and kids for making the effort to come. We missed Grandpa Golfball, Cassie and Family, Adam and Tanner and Leisha and sweet Maylee. Thank you for all of your help with the delicious food. Its funny I can't believe how much June has changed since these pictures were taken. She is a champion smiler and has been for quite some time now, and loves to coo and giggle. Molly and Annie still love being big sisters. I love watching Jake with June I don't think he can get enough of her. As for me...I know I can't get enough of her...she has me wrapped around her little finger. She brings so much joy to our family, I wonder how we ever survived without her. Funny how that happens..with each new child. Well we love all of you.