Monday, July 27, 2009

Annual Birthday Pictures!

It was time for Birthday Pictures to be taken. These were Gracelyn's 3 year and Abbe's 1st Birthday Pictures. I wanted to get a picture of the 3 three of us as well. Pictures this year was not a pleasant experience for mom! We got a NEW photographer and she struggled getting Abbe to smile and then Grace has started showing the attitude for the horrible threes. We had only gotten the picture of Abbe and Grace together when Grace threw a fit and started crying, kicking her feet and throwing her shoes. It was embarrassing but I know I am not the only mom that has had that experience. During her fit we were able to get Abbe's done and then another worker got Grace to semi cooperate and we got her pictures done. It is not as cute as I know she can be but at least we have the memory of her horrible threes.
We then got the picture of the Girls and I. I was really shocked that that picture even turned out. At least they are done and they don't seem too bad.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Heber Railroad Dinner

During the Grandma and Granddad Bass's stay here in Utah we had the opportunity to go to Heber and ride the Railroad and do a dinner ride where we were taken to a place where we had a BBQ dinner and was entertained with a blue grass band. Gracelyn has been very interested in trains and it was fun to see her excited about riding in the train. We also had great company to enjoy the evening with. We were with the Martinez family, Grandma and Granddad Bass and Grandma and Grandpa Mott!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Family Pictures!!

We have never had a chance to have Family Pictures done. Since we were going to get the Four Generation Photos done with Grandma and Granddad Bass being here we decided to try get one of us as a family. I feel these pictures turned out great! I sure do love my family!

Four Generation Pictures

We have been very excited because Grandma and Granddad Bass have been up from Tucson, Arizona to visit. This is the first time that they have met Abbe in person and Gracelyn was only a few months old when they were last here.
We decided to take advantage of them being here that we went and had a Four Generation Picture done. The girls did so good with the Pictures and cooperated very well. This was a priceless moment!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Abbe's 1st Birthday Celebration!!

Today we celebrated Abbe's 1st Birthday. I know it was a few days early but, we did so for convenience for everyone that works during the week. We had a great BBQ lunch. Everyone was wonderful for helping me with providing the food. The presents were great and Abbe received a lot of them. Her attention didn't last too long with the presents. She enjoyed standing and crawling all over them more than opening them. We also had a pinata that all of the kids enjoyed.

Abbe did great with attacking her cake. She dug in well and loved squishing the icing through her hands. She also enjoyed flinging the cake by waving her hands in excitement. She also did discover that her thumb is more enjoyable to suck covered in icing. It was a mess to clean up. But worth it!! My baby is sure growing up fast. We were worried that Gracelyn would be jealous with Abbe getting presents but she did great. However, after everyone left she took over with playing with all of Abbe's new toys and they are in Gracelyns room!!! Gracelyn was very cute and while Abbe was attacking her cake she went and got a dish towel from the kitchen and kept trying to clean up the cake off the floor as Abbe flung it around. We reassured her that it was okay. She finally gave up and started taking bites of cake off Abbe's high chair. Every time Grace took some cake Abbe would scream at her! It was a Great DAY!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Water Babies!!

Tonight was proof to how much my babies love water..... I bought me a new quilt for my bedroom and the washing instructions call to soak in vinegar before washing. Sooo.... I was running the bath water with COLD water and of course all of the kids were with me in the bathroom. I stepped out to get the vinegar and next thing I hear is a "thud" and then of course followed by a cry from little Abbe. Upon arriving Abbe had flipped herself into the bath tub with freezing cold water in it fully clothed. I should have grabbed my camera but motherly instinct was to get her out as soon of possible since the water was cold. Abbe loves the bath and I guess she was ready to take one at 9:00 P.M. I never thought she could flip herself into the bath tub. Now I know she can!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th and Bill's Birthday!

On the 4th of July we celebrated Bills Birthday and had a get together with the Mott family. We all had a BBQ at my house and then that evening we went to clearfield fireworks. It was Gracelyn and Abbe's first time getting to see fireworks. They both loved it. The weather was perfect. It was a very mild summer day! Hope it stays this mild the rest of the summer:)