Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wish her luck...

...because she's going to need it! Who you may ask? This lady right here, our mommy! She's trying her darndest to finish up a Bachelors degree with 5 kiddo's underfoot, and let's just say that is why our blog has suffered. So today we decided to pick up some of her slack and update you on what's been happening at our house.
Kenadee turned 6!! And a "fancy" soiree was in order (that's fancy for party). So all of her friends came, dressed in their fanciest party ensembles (that's fancy for party dress!). They went shopping for favors in the Tres Chic Boutique, and had their nails done at the Ooh La La Spa. Fun was had by all and Kenadee deemed it the "best soiree ever!!"

We watched Conference...in boxes. We decided that Mom and Dad could listen better if we had something to do. So we each got in a box, with plate full of goodies and a marker, and drew pictures and munched while the prophet spoke. Mom wanted to make it a priority to hear all 4 sessions this year, and we're pleased to tell you that she only napped through 1/2 an hour of the second session on Sunday!
The weather has been fantastic! We've done a lot of playing at the school playground. Mom likes it because there are other mom's around to talk to. We like it because we get to run and scream and yell to our hearts content! (that and sister Fowler always brings gummy bears!)
Olivia's been growing like a weed. We can hardly believe that she'll be 1 next week. She's started pulling herself up to furniture and moving around it quite skillfully. Our favorite thing to do is to walk her around the house. She'll be walking before we know it, and then watch out world!!
Mason is as cute as ever! He says he has nothing to add, Doc McStuffin's is on and since it's his favorite show, we try not to interrupt him!
We spent a lot of time playing with our friends the Gregory's too! Paige and Kenadee are the bestest of friends and love to play dress up. This is their favorite game, Rapunzel! Got to love those pretty pink locks!

We've also watched a LOT of movies. Mommy has to study a lot because this is her second to last term and from what she says, we gather that it's a really important on too. (something about a big test in Salt Lake in July and having to "know her stuff"). So to help her out, we make sure that we watch movies quietly...at least mostly quiet!
We went to City Creek!! Mommy was excited by all the sparkly crystals in Swarovski, Daddy really liked all the fun outdoor space, Kenadee got to open the Disney store, Trace got to help a magician, Mason and Jax played in the fountain, and Liv was just happy to be outside. We got to spend almost the whole day with Grandma and Grandpa Hadley! It was a blast and we look forward to going back again sometime.
Did we mention that we watch lots of movies??
So that was it...our last few months in a nutshell. Now bug off so Mommy can get back to studying! But come back soon...she secretly loves an excuse to take breaks from it! :)

3 comments:

Beth said...

Wonderful post Annie! Don't be so hard on yourself. :) I adore you and your happy attitude toward goals, your children, your husband and life in general.

Marianne said...

Oh my gosh! Olivia is going to be ONE? I can hardly believe it! What a busy, happy family you have. I am also very proud of you for persevering and finishing up that degree! What an accomplishment, especially with your wonderful little famliy so busy and young.

balloongal said...

Annie, you are amazing. Way to go working on your degree with 5 kids. *Gasp*
You're an inspiration.
And way to go, kids. Great blog post.