Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Who could have taken 98 photos on my phone?

soccer mom

Well it is official, I have reached true mom status. I have 3 kids, am almost 30, have a mini van, and now I have kids in soccer. Gracie is really excited about soccer but not for the reasons that one might think. She is on an all girl team (she didn't want to play with any boys) and she and the girls like to chat and play a little soccer on the side. I did manage to get some pictures of them playing soccer.

Gracie was really excited when she scored a goal in practice and immediately ran over to her coach to give him a high five.

We are hoping that soccer gives Crew an outlet for his competitive nature. He loves it. He even got to play goalie the second half in his first game this past Saturday, which he was really excited about. Since then all we have heard is "remember in my game when .... "
I am liking soccer because it wears them out a bit. These kids have too much energy. Even though it is time consuming to go to 3 practices a week and 2 games on saturday, I am actually quite pleased with our soccer experience so far. I couldn't ask for better coaches either. I really love both of their coaches and attribute much of our satisfaction to having such great men coaching my kids.

Oh so Pretty

Layla was very proud of herself for putting on lipsmackers all by herself. We have a ways to go if she wants to be a makeup artist when she grows up.

Monday, September 8, 2008

First Day of School

I know I'm a little late with the back to school photo but better late than never. Here is Crew on his first day of 1st grade. Now he goes to school all day. I really miss him. I can't believe how old he is already. As my wise mother says, "The days are long but the years are short."

How old are you?

If you ask Layla how old she is, this is what you get. She can't figure out how to hold up two fingers on one hand. That's a highly overrated skill anyway.

Layla is 2!

Layla is really excited about her cupcakes!

Layla had 2 parties for turning 2. We had one in Utah while we were visiting my family. They were dropping off my sister Kelly at BYU. I don't have any pictures of it though because I am a negligent parent. I didn't bring my camera because I forgot it in Mexico (thanks Karly for bringing it back for me) and I didn't remember to have Aaron bring his. Hopefully my mom has some of those on her blog. I'll have to check. We had a really cute cake with Hello Kitty on it and of course presents. These pictures are from our little celebration in Vegas. Karly made some cupcakes and a really fabulous homemade chocolate icing or frosting, I don't know what the difference is. Layla really appreciated the cupcakes and so did the rest of us.

My Girls

I don't know if the sand tastes better in Mexico but both of my girls said it does and they kept eating it. I don't even know what to say.