Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Nutcracker Ballet

Brenna and I had a wonderful time at the Nutcracker Ballet. This is the 4th time we've seen it together. I've been taking her to see the Nutcracker since she was two! It's our little tradition. Yay for beautiful ballerinas (and men in tights?).

Mommy and Brenna

We went with our friends, Katie and her daughter, Olivia.

I've given her a nutcracker doll every year we've gone to the ballet.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stop and Smell the Roses

Ethan: "Mommy."
Mom: "Just a minute, buddy. I'm making dinner right now."
Ethan: "But mommy, mommy."
Mom: "Hold on."
Ethan: "Mommy."
Mom: "What." (in a huff)
Ethan: "I love you, mommy."

**My heart melts**

Moral of the story: NOTHING is more important than being a mother!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Ethan!!!

I can't believe my baby boy is 4 years old! He woke up to a yummy french toast breakfast with homemade syrup. Of course, he ate on our traditional birthday plate. It was fun to have family in town. They helped me a ton to throw a Superhero birthday party for Ethan and 9 of his Superhero friends. We had an obstacle course and we played "Diffuse the Bombs". I didn't get a picture of this game but we dumped black balloons on the floor and the kids had to pick up all the balloons and put them outside in a basket before they blew up. We also had a visit from the villain (daddy), who got beat up by all the Superheroes (literally). It was so fun!


Opening presents....anything related to Superheroes makes him happy. :-)

He has been asking for a gun for a long time.

Birthday cake.

My Superheroes (striking their best pose).

Posing with the Green Goblin punching bag. Grandma Bluhm painted the Green Goblin....we have a cool grandma. :-)

Calling all Superheroes!

Spiderman's web

Ironman and Spiderman pumpkins

The gang.

Ready to save the day!

Let's party!

The obstacle course (to test their superhero powers). Zig-zag through the cones.

Crawl through the "bat cave"

Knock down the building.

Save the baby.

Punch Green Goblin.

Go down the slide.

Leap over the tall (Lego) building in a single bound.

Fly into the pillows.

The party table.

Spiderman cupcakes.

The loot.

Superhero cake pops.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


My little diva loves to "talk" on the phone. She walks around saying "dada" into the phone.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


This is our first year doing soccer and we're loving it! Brenna is on a team of the cutest little girls and they ROCK!

At practice


Bows made by yours truly.

Playing goalie and workin' it! ;-)

Go Brenna!

In action!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ethan's 1st Day of Preschool

Ethan started preschool and LOVES it! We are doing a co-op preschool with 5 other kids/moms in our ward. It is so much fun and all the moms involved are simply amazing. I'm so glad Ethan will have this experience. He is so proud that he gets to go to preschool while Brenna's at kindergarten.

Ethan's preschool group

Monday, September 5, 2011

1st day of School

With the start of a new school year I am attempting to stay more updated on my blog. My "baby", Brenna, started kindergarten this year and I just get emotional thinking about her growing up. She looked so big and ready for school. She was sooooo excited to go to school!
1st day, hooray!

Ethan wanted to go to kindergarten too!

At her school, Wright Elementary

I'm so grateful that she knew a girl in her class (from church). It made the transition easier.

Still smiling at the end of the day! :-)