Tuesday, October 27, 2009
One day I put a Baby Einstein movie on for the girls and came out to see this. They were all staring intently at the screen. It was too cute. It was probably at the end of the day in the summer:)
I just love getting the girls dressed up on Sundays. I didn't get one of all the girls smiling, but you get the idea. I love having 4 girls.
While we were in Utah in August we had our Pratt family reunion at Heber Valley Camp. It was SO much fun! We stayed there for 2 nights. I love going in the mountains! It's so pretty up there. There weren't very many people at Camp Heber so we were able to go on the zip line a couple times. Madeline, Aliza and Rachel even got to "fly". It was really fun having most of the family together. Julie was even able to come up last minute from Texas. After our time at camp was done we went to "The Pratt Ranch" in Duschene, Utah, and then to Starvation Resevour for a little swim. Elizabeth and I swam for a while in the cold water. It felt SO refreshing! During the week we were also able to go to BYU and walk around campus. Such good memories! Go Cougars!
In August we went down to Utah again for a couple family reunions. My grandparent's celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, my dad and sister had their 50th and 17th birthday, and we had a Pratt family reunion. I made cakes all weekend, which was crazy, but they turned out well. It was fun being able to be there for the momentous occasions.
I didn't realize until last night that I never blogged about Rachels birthday... oh more than three months ago... oops! Rachel is obsessed with babies, so she wanted a baby cake. I really like how it turned out! The girls all love dressing up, so for the outfit Rachel is wearing is the dress-up dress she got for her birthday. She's such a cutie. We love her lots!
In July my sister Brianna left on her mission to Texas, so we headed down for the 4th of July weekend, and were able to stay the next weekend for Jared's 10 year highschool reunion. We celebrated Aliza's birthday with the Jared's family (it was also Jared's dad's birthday) and spent the rest of the week running around Utah County. We were able to go to the Okur Mountain Utah Temple open house with Jared's mom and afterwards went to the Dinosaur Museum and the Animal Farm. It was a very fun day.
Sometime during that week we also celebrated Jackson's birthday by going swimming and having a little party afterwards. We had a lot of fun on our trip to Utah.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Our camera got broken by one of our girls (it was on it's last leg anyway), and I haven't quite figured out getting images off of our video camera, so I'm just going to blog without pictures....
- Amaya got her first two teeth last week!! She is 6 1/2 months old and crawling everywhere! She's been scooting for about a month, but she's actually crawling now. She's growing up way too fast!
- Rachel is our mischievous little one.... we'll have to put on one of the videos of her recent invasions :) People often comment to me about her cute raspy voice. My mom says that I had the same voice when I was little and told me I sounded like donald duck. She always does whatever Aliza does and is obsessed with babies. My favorite thing she says is "can me have that..."
- Aliza is growing up so much. She is starting to get into the phase where she has to wear skirts or dresses and loves the color pink... She loves her doll stroller. The other day I overheard Aliza say while pushing the stroller, "lets go to a garage sale". (I'm training her well:)) I'm doing a little preschool thing with a couple friends who have daughters similar ages to Aliza. She really likes coloring and is starting to try to color in the lines. I love my little Aliza.
- Madeline is such a good helper. I'm also doing a little preschool thing for her with a friend, which she really loves. Madeline was so shy at first, but I think she's opening up more now. She could color and cut paper for hours and loves working on her "school books". Madeline is very good at memorizing songs. Every night we have music playing in their room, and every time I'm in there with her she's singing along to one of them. I've never even heard most of them before now. She's a great oldest child.