Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cambree's Field Trip to the Zoo

Cambree was DYING for me to go on her 1st Grade Field Trip to the zoo. I went back and forth about going. It was going to be hard getting someone to watch Sadie and Easton that long and I help in her classroom every week so I thought I'd give other parents a chance to see the kids. Well, I caved. She was in tears wanting me to go (so sweet! That won't last long, I'm sure!). Luckily, I had enough popsicle sticks saved up to send my kids to Babysitting Co-op (best thing ever!) and worked it out so I could go. Cambree was SO happy!
Here she is with her friend, Madelyn, waiting to load the bus. Yeah...check out the height difference!
And I love the fact that I got to ride up separate from the bus with a bunch of other moms instead of a bus load of noisy kids!
And here is the crazy group of 5 kids that I got to keep track of throughout the zoo. Luckily, I had another mom there who was kind of helping anyone who needed extra help...and her son was in my group so she just came along. I really might've lost one without her help!
Pretty soon after we got there, the kids wanted to eat their lunches.
Seriously. These kids were RUNNING from one thing to the next! I thought we would be done with the zoo long before we could load the buses. But little things like these statues kept them occupied for longer than you would think!

So we HEARD how AMAZING the polar bear was. We JUST missed him playing in the water. And once he is out, he is out for a while. Lame.
Towards the end, we picked up some more friends in Cambree's class. I sure do love these kids! Helping out all year I really got to know them and they are some cute kids! I also really LOVED Cambree's teacher. She was perfect for her. 1st Grade was a great year for Cambree! And how did I not get in any pictures with my daughter? I'm so bad at that!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

ANOTHER Hair Cut for Easton...with a little bit of fun!

What a sad day this was. But we made it better by having some fun with his hair before it was all cut off! My BFF does all our hair so it's fun and she was totally down with it! He sat there so good while we just played and laughed so hard. He was so patient! He actually likes getting his hair done and wants a turn when I do the girls' hair. I can't even remember what haircut this was...maybe his 7th? We let it get pretty crazy this time! I just love it!

Before...well, we totally brushed it out and up to make an awesome fro. He rocks it!
Then, we got it wet and it looked pretty cute still!
Then, we gave him a mullet. He STILL looks cute with this hair cut too!

Then, we did a NKOTB (New Kids on the Block) look.
I've been wanting to put it in a pony tail so we did!
Then...we cut it all off. Check out the pile of hair!
And here's my handsome boy! He's not even smiling anymore. By this time, he was D-O-N-E!!
I just love this kid!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Women's Conference

I was SOOOO excited to finally go to Women's Conference at BYU this year! My mom goes every year with her sisters and my sister was coming from Arizona to go to it so I was able to con get Shawn to take a day off work so I could go for one day.
I have been in the primary for 2 1/2 years so I was definitely ready for some "me" classes. Angie and I went to all the classes together. My mom came along for some of them. We mostly went to classes about how to teach our kids things. I especially liked the one about teaching your children about service and sacrifice. I just don't think my kids get how privileged they really are. I hope to teach them better about that. The communication class about learning your child's love language was also really good. I need to learn what my kids' languages are.
At lunch time, my other sister joined us for lunch with her daughter Avery. It was fun to have us all together! We were just missing Mandy!

Yum!! BYU's brownies! Love!
We stopped in at the Sharing Stations and were overloaded with awesome ideas that I will probably never implement.

 We also did a little bit of service making cards and filling bags.
 There were photo booths all over the place and we took advantage of one. :)
We met up with my mom and my aunts for the concert. They all wore their matching crochet vests. They got lots of comments.
The concert was AWESOME! So many wonderful and uplifting musical numbers...not to mention we might've broken a world record for the most people singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat. :) Mercy River, Hilary Weeks, Michael McLean, an awesome piano guy, a few guys from Vocal Point that performed on The Sing Off (now they are called Hudson Lights), and a lady that performed in Les Mes on Broadway were some of the musical numbers. We had such a good time! I just might be addicted like my mom and aunts now!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

April Mish-Mash

Oh man! I'm so behind blogging! Here we go...trying to catch-up and end April with a ton of random pictures.
Our life in April:
Well, this wasn't in April but I finally got it off Shawn's phone. They had a luau for their Daddy Daughter activity for Activity Days. Brinley looks cute all dressed up!

 I just love snuggles with my baby boy...and the light was pretty awesome.
 We brought out the kite on a windy evening. Shawn was at soccer practice with Cambree. Brinley did it all herself. I just took pictures. :)
 And Easton hung out in the stroller, as usual!
 Sadie thought she was so funny putting on Shawn's pants, way the wrong way.
 She also found a new Princess app where you can dress up like a princess. I have a million of these pics on my phone. :/
 Easton does this 1/2 the time we watch the girls' soccer games.
 I bought these shoes off a friend cuz they didn't fit her daughter. I was admiring them at the game. :)

 Happy Birthday to Shawn!! Redemption! His actual birthday was while we were on our trip in Cali and his bday dinner wasn't what he hoped for...but Rodizio's is!! He got a free meal too.
 LOVE the cheese bread!
The next weekend, he wanted to go to The Roof for another free bday meal. It was Jr. Prom or something and was packed! So we went to the Garden Room instead. Still good IMO.
Yum! Vegetable Lasagna! I'm trying to eat healthy(ier)...wasn't happening with Shawn sabotaging me!

 The night was so nice they opened up the skylights. I didn't know it did that!
 Trying on hats at the store. He wasn't loving it.
 Mommy-Daughter date to Orange Leaf!
They just can't get enough of the trampoline!
And I can't get enough of Easton in his CUTE hat!
 Sadie at the ENT. Waiting to hear if she gets to have her tonsils out. Yup...but that's a whole nother post.
 Story time with friends! Cat and the Hat day!
So in school, Brinley made Valentines for the Nursing Home next to the Elementary. My nieces and nephew work there and found Brinley's Valentine and brought it to me. It was funny how she wrote, "Dear Person"
 Sadie trying on Cambree's swimsuit. She was on a kick this month putting on other people's clothes.

 Brinley had her piano recital. She did awesome and had her pieces memorized and didn't mess up (well, not enough that anyone could really tell). She is growing so much and is getting so good. We are so proud of her!

Cambree stole my phone and took a bunch of selfies. I deleted a ton but these were pretty funny. :)

 Cambree waiting to go into the game to play. She actually liked staying out more than playing but still wants to play next year! Ahh!! I'm TRYING to talk her out of it!
Grandma and Grandpa Hancock came to her game for a bit. We were having a graduation lunch for my nephew's wife (I'm really not that old!!) at the same park as her game! It worked out great!
 Sadie eating with Grandpa and loving it!
 So Shawn and I are Sadie's Primary teachers. We have 9 girls and 1 boy. This was actually his last Sunday teaching because they released him. I just had to get a picture of our little class...AND how they love giving him hugs!

April was busy for me practicing and getting ready to take the dance pictures for TDC. Shawn was always helping and giving me insight to what I might be doing wrong. He's good. Ahhh!! It was stressful!! I ended up getting a black backdrop cuz it was easier to deal with. The girls also didn't mind modeling for me. :)

 It's raining blossoms!! I love our blossoming cherry tree!
 Yup...Cambree did it again but this time to SADIE!! She tried cutting her bangs! Oh! I was mad!!
 Watching more soccer games.
 Brinley and I got to go to the Mommy Daughter Activity Days Activity. It was a Cinco de Mayo party. She was making a sombarro hat cookie. We also did freeze dance, a relay wheel barrow race, made maracas, and a pinata, of course!
 My baby boy is turning into a little toddler! He will play for a good 20 minutes with his cars! He hasn't been doing this much until now! I had to get out my good camera and take some pictures. I love it!!
Whew! Now for May!!