Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Birthday, Baptism, and Blessing

Niah is eight years old! Crazy. She is so grown up and such a sweetheart.

She had a great birthday. She wanted to go rollerskating for her birthday party. She invited six friends. plus we took Chloe, Benny, and Bridger. Let me just say- taking eight little girls and one little boy rollerskating who have never been before was not the smartest idea I've ever had. I should have had parents come to help or done something different, but I think the girls had fun anyway. We only had a couple of bruised tail bones! Ha. I didn't even get any pictures at the skating rink because it was too chaotic. Niah just enjoys being with her friends so I think she considered it a success.
She got her very own set of scriptures! I think she liked them!
Niah was baptized on January 26th, 2013. She looked beautiful and she was so happy. It was a wonderful day. She was lucky enough to have both sets of grandparents there, Tam and Todd and their kids, Kaitie, and Grandma Shannon brought Halee and Rilee as a surprise to Niah. She was so elated to have everyone there to witness her big day. It was a special day that I know I will remember and I think Niah will too. I am so proud of Niah. She is growing up to be a fine young lady. I love her.

On Sunday, January 27th, 2013 we blessed Bridger. It just made sense to wait since we had all of our family in town! He did great and the outfit Grandma Shannon made him looked so handsome on him. He was a good boy during the blessing and didn't make a peep.

Trying to get a family picture these days is pretty ridiculous. This is the best we got. Chloe was in a mood and wasn't cooperating.
The two kiddos on their big days! Niah is such a good big sister to Bridger.
We are so grateful that we got to enjoy our special weekend with family. It was so wonderful to have them here with us. I can't believe that I have a kid who is baptized. What is happening to time?! It really needs to slow down. My kids are growing too fast. I am so grateful for all of them. I'm grateful for Niah's example to her younger siblings. They look up to her so much. Congrats, Niah on your baptism. Mom and Dad are so proud of you.

Here we are at the top of Niah's castle!

Here's Niah and her best friend Addi playing in the dirt!

Bryan's favorite things:

  • BYU Football
  • Pandora.com
  • Surfing the Internet
  • Mountain Biking
  • Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
  • Kayaking

Natalie's Favorite Things

  • Naps
  • Blogging
  • Cooking
  • Going on dates with Bryan
  • Reading good books
  • Being a mom

Niah's Favorite Things

  • Hannah Montana
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • High School Musical
  • Reading books with her dad
  • Singing
  • Disney Princesses
  • Playing outside with her friends

Chloe's Favorite Things

  • Being outside
  • Her binki
  • Bananas
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Playing with Niah
  • Taking a bath