Wednesday, April 30, 2014

 We went over to Ross and Hannah's house yesterday to celebrate Ross' 26th birthday.  The kids were very excited to be there and "help" Uncle Ross open his gifts. 

We can't wait to help Madison celebrate her first birthday next Tuesday. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

 Bradford and Stella went to a party at Chuck E. Cheese's last weekend for the 5th birthday of a little boy in Bradford's preschool class.  Bradford was very excited about going.  I was a little nervous to take Stella since she is in the middle of getting potty trained.   She did great; she had no accidents. 
 The kids kept turning their heads and looking at everything.  I think it was a little overwhelming for them. 
 The birthday boy, standing on a chair at the far right, as he was being sung to. 
 Kaiden, Chuck E. Cheese, and Bradford. 
Cheesy smiles at Chuck E. Cheese's. 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

 My orange tree has over 20 blossoms on it!  There is a tiny green orange in the very center of the picture that you can see.  I am pretty excited about it. 
 One of my pineapples is doing really well.  The other, on the right, seems to be struggling a bit. 
 Every once in a while I get the urge to straighten Stella's hair to see how long it is getting.  I ended up getting the ends wet again to let them curl back up; it just looks cuter that way.  We left the top straight and added an upside down ponytail. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 This is Bronson's classic look when he is happy.  Tongue sticking out by the side of his mouth.  He started laughing yesterday.  He is 5 1/2 months, and he still doesn't roll over.  We're not sure when that will happen, but it doesn't look like it will be any time soon. 
 Stella didn't want me to take her picture.  I am going to have to start calling her Bradford.  When we were up in Burlington, Stella started to ask to go on the potty quite a bit. She has done a really good job of telling me when she needs to go, so we decided to potty train her starting on Monday.  She has had a few accidents, but overall, she has done pretty well.  
Due to her camera aversion, I told Stella that under no circumstances was she to look at me or smile.  She was able to keep her eyes averted, but she couldn't help but smile. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

 We took a little trip to Burlington this past week.  The kids did pretty well.  I was a little nervous about how the trip would go since Phillip didn't come with us; he was job interviewing in California.  Some of the pictures I took with my phone turned out a little blurry. 

Bronson was a sweet boy for most of the trip. 
 The kids got to dye some Easter eggs while we were up in Burlington.

 We especially liked how the sparkly ones turned out. 
 We went to visit Grandpa Denny in Lovell. 
 Bradford thought he was okay to plop himself down on Todd for a little T.V. time before bed. 
We came home for Easter morning.  The kids had fun finding and eating candy. 

 Bradford with some of his loot.  

 Stella is a cheesy girl. 
 Wait, what?
 Stella is known for her crazy morning hair. 
 Opening treats from Grandma. 
 Easter outfits.  I had to include all the pictures I took because I never got one with all the kids looking great at the same time. 

Like I said, Stella is just beyond cheesy. 

 Bradford can be quite a ham as well. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 Stella and Brad decided to dress up again the other day.  Bradford wears his superhero cape and mask to play along with Stella.  They decided to dress up their stuffed animals.  I particularly liked the giraffe in the tutu. 
Bronson likes to just sit on my lap and watch his brother and sister run around like crazy animals. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Phillip wanted me to take a picture of him and the boys after church.  Bronson was a speedster and had already gotten out of his church clothes.  
 Stella has really enjoyed riding her trike lately. 
Bronson likes to eat, sleep, and smile a lot.