Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

7 is {heaven}

Happy Happy Birthday, we have had 7 FANTASTIC years!!! Trey has a very fun & outgoing personality. He knows how to make his family laugh, he always has the biggest grin on his face even when he is doing wrong. I really can't get mad at this kid when he flashes you that BIG smile. You have brought so much joy into our life's, Trey we love you so much. Happy 7th Birthday!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trey's 7th Birthday Carnival

All the party stuff before the wind got to everything

Each kid brought a goldfish home with them...hopefully they are all still alive and doing well

We had to pretend the candles were lit, it was to windy to lite them

Nerdy professor

Face painting by Paige & Taylor

For Trey's 7th birthday he wanted to invite a lot of friends and have a Carnival Party, so we made it happen. We had many games including fish frenzy, bean bag toss, tic tac toe, ring toss, and a football throw through a hula hoop. All the kids enjoyed cotton candy, popcorn and animal cookies, I'm pretty sure they all went home with a little sugar high. Despite the wind we had a successful carnival party!

Monday, October 26, 2009

{CaRvInG} Pumpkins

For family home evening we carved all our pumpkins in the backyard. The kids had fun deciding what they wanted their pumpkins to look like. I loved Paige's idea she carved a big P with hearts...very girly. Cody designed a bat on his pumpkin, Trey had his dad help him make a skull and cross bones & Luke made a funny face. All the pumpkins were very unique and fit their personalities. We can't wait to lite them on HaLlOwEeN!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


The end of October is approaching and we ran out of time to make it out to our favorite pumpkin patch...Bates Nut Farm. The kids were looking forward to picking pumpkins, so we decided to take them to a local pumpkin patch in Encinitas. It was definitely a let down but overall the kids enjoyed themselves. It was slim pickings for pumpkins so we decided to take the kids to Trader Joes to pick out the perfect carving pumpkins.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

{BYU} vs. SDSU

BYU came to Qualcom stadium to play San Diego state. We took the boys to see their first ever BYU football game. They all had a great time with there cousins and eating lots and lots of junk food and of course watching football. It was great to see friends that we hadn't seen in awhile. Seeing BYU play brought back memories of when Ty was attending BYU and we would go to the games together when we were much younger. Oh how I miss the old days back in Provo but don't ever want to repeat those days. We are so HAPPY where we are!!! After a long HOT game BYU won!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy {12} Birthday Paige

{12} ThInGs We LoVe AbOuT PaIgE...

1.We LoVe that you always "Choose The Right"

2.We LoVe that you get amazing grades in school

3.We LoVe that you are a very good athlete

4.We LoVe that what ever you set your mind to you do

5.We LoVe that you are a good friend to others

6.We LoVe that you love your little cousins so much

7.We LoVe that you are a great example to your little brothers

8.We LoVe that you are a great shopper and know how to shop for a great deal

9.We LoVe that you can help your brothers with their homework when your mom has no clue

10.We LoVe that you are beautiful inside and out

11.We LoVe that you are very social and can be the life of the party

12.We LoVe that you are very responsible in all you do

Happy {12} Birthday Paige!!! We are so happy you joined our family 12 years ago, you have been the sweetest addition to our family. We don't know what we would do without our first born especially after having 3 boys in a row. You make everyday BRIGHT & CHEERY. We LoVe you forever & forever!!!

LoVe, Mom & Dad

Sunday, October 11, 2009

{Lyla's} Blessing

5 AMAZING men & 1 BEAUTIFUL mother with her baby

How it all started

Our family in front of the Newport Beach Temple

Thanks for sharing this special day with us! Jevin you gave Lyla the most beautiful blessing. Lyla you are a BeAuTiFuL little girl, please always stay that way. We love your little family so much!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Paige's {12th} Birthday Party

For Paige's birthday party she planned to have 4 girls go shopping at the Irvine Spectrum. We gave each girl a little purse filled with goodies and money. The girls went from store to store until they found the perfect items to buy. They shopped and shopped until their money was all spent. We then ate at Cheesecake Factory for lunch and then off to ride the Ferris Wheel. I had a FaBuLoUs day just being with the girls doing what we do best {shopping}

Friday, October 9, 2009

Citizen of the week.

Cody was honored at school today for being "Citizen of the week" in Ms. Lam's class. The certificate read you soared this week, thank you for your HONESTY. Cody be Honest in all you do and you will succeed. We are so proud of you!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

We all scream for {Thrifty} ice cream.

One of our all time favorite ice cream stops is Thrifty. Paige loves the pistachio and choc. malted crunch, Cody & Trey love rainbow sherbet and Luke likes strawberry. I remember as a child I loved to go to thrifty to get ice cream and ice cold water out of the drinking fountain so I am passing the tradition down to my kids. When ever they see a Rite Aid with thrifty ice cream in the window we always stop, it makes for the perfect day!!!