Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Ivy!!!!!

I can't believe it's been a whole year already!! Ivy has been such a fun baby. This was her birthday dress that my parents got her. The next picture is a bed Syd made for her out of a box. She laid in it for at least an hour. We kept thinking she'd fall asleep, but no, just chillin!The next one is her bouncy seat she has re-discovered, and loves to drink her bottles laying in it. And last but not least, she loves to play out in the grass with the kids after school, and this day they put Carson's cape on her, "Super Baby" to the rescue.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Syd's baptism day

It was Sydney's baptism day. What a beautiful day! She was a little bit nervous, but mostly excited. She looked so pretty in her white dress, just like a little princess. Paij lead the music, and did so great! I was feeling really good, I felt in control of my emotions, well until my father in law got up to do his talk on the Holy Ghost. He proceeded to invite Rich and I up, and my parents, Rich's mom, Grandma Hamblin, and Gay and Boppa. We were all a little confused at to what he was doing, but he explained to Sydney that all of the people standing in front of her had testimonies of the gospel and all of us have had experiences in which we had been prompted by the Holy Ghost. He said that Boppa would be representing all of us in bearing his testimony. I lost it. Well, at least I wasn't the only one. I'm not sure if there was a dry eye in the room. I was so touched and felt the Spirit so strong. I am so happy that Sydney, and all of my children experienced that today! We are so luck to have all 3 of my grandparents and all of their wisdom and experience to influence our lives. Thanks to Rich's dad for that inspiration!
We had a great luncheon after at our house, yummy food, great family and friends! Thanks to everyone for making this such a special day!

Rich got an awesome surprise Christmas present this year! I surprised him with a new camping trailer, and boy was he surprised! After setting it up,and seeing how awesome it is, the girls talked me and Tori (next door), into having an "easy bake oven slumber party" last weekend in the new camper! We had a blast! But.....we found out that the easy bake oven isn't so easy, or you have to be smarter that the instructions! This was our 1st attempt to a chocolate cookie. Hey, if nothing else we got a great laugh. The 2nd attempt was lots better, but we dropped it on the floor, still funny, and they ate it anyway, 10 second rule, right?