Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kate's Ballet Recital

Tonight was Kate's first ballet recital. I tried to make it an extra special night for her since she was very sad that her dad couldn't be here. We signed her up for ballet to help build her coordination and to get her over some of her shyness. It has worked on both counts! Kate was a little darling tonight...she especially loved when her big brother (with the help of Grandma and Grandpa Baker) brought the little ballerina flowers... Enjoy the pictures and video!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Conner, Kate & Sadie had a great time trick-or-treating! Conner was a Jedi, Kate was a Snow Princess and Sadie was a Duck. Aren't they the cutest! Ben, by the way, dressed up as a Dad. He took the kids trick-or-treating. I stayed home and passed out candy. I can't help but comment that at least half of the kids who came to my house were taller than me...

Carving Pumpkins

We had SOOO much fun carving pumpkins. I think it might have been because Conner was able to carve his pumpkin all by himself. He even cleaned it out... Then when he was done he helped Kate with hers. Although Ben did dissapoint me by carving a giant Y for BYU in his pumpkin, I think the night was a complete success!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Kate Turns 4!

We got to celebrate Mother's Day and Kate's birthday all on the same day this year! Grandma & Grandpa Baker came up for the weekend for the occasions! Kate has been looking forward to her 4th birthday as soon as her last birthday was over. She wanted a Princess Party this year. Even though she wanted a princess theme and a princess cake and even informed us we were to throw here a surprise party, she wasn't in control of everything. She was still surprised when she received a brand new bike for her birthday. She LOVES the dresses she received from Mom & Dad and Grandma & Grandpa Ashton (She has already worn all of them and I will have to do laundry tonight so she can wear them all again tomorrow...

Thanks to everyone who made this day so special!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Baby Turns 1!!!

We celebrated Sadie's birthday this week. What a fun day, but yet I found it kind of sad. My tiniest one is no longer a baby...

Conner and Kate wanted to throw Sadie a Surprise Birthday Party. That is funny enough as it is since a one-year-old has no idea what a surprise party is. But, Conner and Kate insisted on balloons, streamers, etc. We even had to turn off all the lights and hide so that when she came in the room with Ben we could all yell surprise! We couldn't even say the word balloon in front of Sadie because it might spoil the surprise. Too funny! But Sadie seemed to enjoy it!

Here are pictures of my little Sadie Lady at her surprise party:


We had a wonderful Easter! We are really enjoying having morning church because we get all afternoon to be together as a family. Easter was no exception. Check out these pictures. Don't our kids clean up great!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Isn't it greatwhen your kids play nicely together?

So, just five minutes ago I was relishing in all THREE of my children playing nicely together. Notice, I WAS relishing the moment. They were playing a game where Conner and Kate were some sort of super heroes. Sadie was their baby. They had to protect the baby from the attacking bad guys/aliens/mutants/villains. Cute, huh? Anyway, this went on for a while and I was listening to them while I folded laundry. I then witnessed the following conversation:

Conner, "Hurry, the bad guys are coming!"

Kate, "Save our baby, she is scared of the bad guys and is crying!"

Conner, "Kate, Sadie is not crying."

Kate, "Well, we could make her cry."

What do I say to that? This super-mom just let them keep playing. Why intervene? The bad guys/aliens/mutants/villains arrived before they could make their little sister cry so all was well. At least I got to fold the laundry in peace, right?