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Thursday, October 27, 2011

School Pictures 2011

So my kids as most all kids do had school pictures at the beginning of this school year.  Most years I have asked my kids oh so nicely to smile nice and pretty and make sure their hair looks nice! This year was just like years past," please if you have recess before pictures comb your hair before your picture", "please smile your nicest smile, let me see!".  So years have gone by that maybe one of the pictures have hung on the wall that maybe wasn't their best in show! But this year I got a awesome surprise! These are the pictures of  my kiddos.
I am going to write something about each kiddo I think I did this in a previous post but it seems approiate to do it again so I am! You don't have to read it again!

 Parker my second grader and my "handful". I love him and am so thankful for him. At the same time he drives me crazy he has major mood swings and he can be a total booger.  But when he wants to be a sweetheart and a big helper you can always count on him. He is mostly always the first kid to offer when another kid doesn't have something, he is so kind and generous! Parker has so many "fans" there are so many people in our ward who just love Parker. They love his honest opinions and they love that he doesn't hold back. I get worried that at some point I am raising that one guy that everyone can't stand because he doesn't have a filter :) But we love Parker and who couldn't look at him he is such a handsome boy.

 Here is my Eli! I call him "my Eli" because he is the one who is the easy one. He gets along with everyone and rarely fights with anyone. He is the one who sometimes gets "lost" in the ruckus of the house he is off doing something just him and he loves to be alone. Just the other day he was saying how he just needed time alone. He loves to play video games, maybe a little too much but at the same time he joins games of football or basketball to play.  He loves to swim and play with friends.

Here is Michelle, my first baby! She is getting so grown up she is turning 12 this year and is starting Young Women's. She is also a sweet heart, but with a twist! She can turn like a top that is for sure but what else do I do? Look how grown up she is I can't believe it the time has gone by so fast. Michelle loves to hang out with her friends and to watch movies and ride her bike. She is active and loves the church and playing the violin. She has started to pay attention to things that girls like, like she spends lots of time on her hair and she takes a lot of time picking out the exact right clothes and she spends a lot of time in the shower too! She is also a big help (when she wants to be) and she can't wait to start babysitting (for money) and she can't wait to be older! I just love this picture it just shows just how grown up she is and she is beautiful!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Summer Fun 2011

 First stop Provo!

This summer was spent traveling.  We had lots of fun and lots of adventures. In June we traveled to Provo to see Justin's cousin Tracy get married. She was beautiful and everything was gorgeous! We hadn't met her husband and he was fun and cute. They were so excited and it didn't look like they were nervous at all! The reception was in Tracy's backyard. Everything was so pretty, I think I will need to hire Tracy and Lindsay to make Michelle and Emie's receptions just as beautiful. I loved Tracy's dress she was so pretty!

Cute first kiss! We got lots of pictures here but I thought this one was great! We had a great time spending time with Justin's family. I always love going up there not only to leave AZ but also to see his family they are great and we really love them :)

The only crazy thing about Tracy's wedding was one of her friends hair! Can we all say Ariel together. Sorry if this offends! I couldn't take it anymore I finally just had to take this picture, so I could show this to everyone!

While we were in UT for the wedding we also made plans to see Danny. However, Logan was just a tad to far to drive so we met in SLC. The kids LOVE to walk around temple square and look at everything so that is where we met. We actually met up on the hill by the state building? we walked A LOT that day. The kids had fun and Danny got out of being bored in Logan whilst Gwen was at a race!

 SLC temple.
 We waited for a LONG time just so I could get this picture of the fountain. I am not even a fan of the pic but I figured with how long we waited I should post the picture. While we waited we visited and just took in the peace of the Temple.
Here the kids are I don't ever think I actually knew where this "pool" thing was until this trip to UT. You learn something new every day or every year as is my experience :() By the time we were done at the temple we were hungry so we headed down the street and ate at a burger place. I can't remember what it is called but it was good and I am sure Justin would like to go back someday!

The next day we had to head back home. It was so sad to leave and the weather was beautiful! I hated to leave I want to live there sooo bad!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Eli!

We spent Eli's birthday in St. Johns this year...pretty much like every other year. We have a family reunion in SJ with the Arkansas Platt's (and WA Platt's too) they are the family we all love to spend time with! So this year they were in AZ so we headed north! He had a great birthday banking about $50 and getting a few awesome presents. Cyndi had this AWESOME idea for a cake and we went to work. Eli LOVES hamburgers. He loves lots of food.  I always tell people that he is built like the Crockett's not the Platt's! Anyway, here are a few pictures of the party and presents! He had a great day thanks to everyone who was there to celebrate! It was a big milestone the big ol' 10

So Eli is my sweet boy, he always has been. I hope he never changes. He is such an easy going guy and he so so understanding! He also can be somewhat of a goober but we still love him.  He has such a great personality and is always happy. It is an off day when I get attitude from him! It does happen but not often. What a great kid happy birthday Eli I love you!

PS Eli had 3 teeth pulled right before our trip and he has such a goofy smile!

Did I Ever Mention???

Sooo did I ever mention that the kids went back to school? They headed back oh just about 9 weeks ago. I am not behind be nice :) Anyway Michelle is now in 6th grade. She is so excited that this is her last year in elementary school and she is doing a great job so far.  Eli is in 5th grade and joined orchestra this year. He is playing the cello and likes it so far.  Eli is liking his teacher and friends in class too! Parker is in 2nd grade and seems to be doing a good job. He always seems to have a few problems but we are hopefully getting that stuff worked out! Emie even went to school. No she didn't start at Houston but she did start at her pre-school. She is loving it so much and can write her name already. She may not know what the letters are but she knows how to write Emie!

Aren't they cute and grown up? of course I think they are cute and everyone can't believe how big they are all getting! Michelle especially, she is about 2 inches shorter than her old mom and getting taller every week it seems.  Eli is being a funny man lately always crackin' jokes. Parker is my handful but I have started to tell everyone it is ok because Heavenly Father gave me extra love for him.  And Emie she is a cutie she also loves to make everyone laugh, probably unintentionally most of the time but she sure does make us laugh!

My Family

My Family

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