Friday, April 25, 2008

The Lovebird Wedding

My cousin Alison was married in March and had a theme for her wedding, lovebirds. Her wedding planner (Heather Balliet) did an excellent job. She is in my ward and was my sister in law's roommate in college. My sister, Tracy, made the wedding dress and did Alison's hair and makeup for the big day. We took baby James to the reception and he had a blast dancing with everyone!

The lovebirds, Eric and Alison


the table setting


Jimmy dancing!
video

Harry Potter

When Andrew was 4 he had two favorite movies, Harry Potter and Star Wars Episode I. Since then he has had nothing to do with Harry Potter. Then in February, out of nowhere, he started reading the Harry Potter books beginning with book 2. He couldn't get enough of it. He read constantly. I could only get him to stop to eat and barely to go to school. He read all 6 books in a month and a half. I am glad he loves to read.
Here he is reading...pretty much everywhere we went.

Cousins

At the last minute we decided to go to Arizona for the weekend to see Mike's sister and her family, his brother, and his mom who was there visiting from Utah. The kids were excited to meet their newest cousin, Oliver. (This was in March. Yes I am trying to catch up on my blogging.)
James and Oliver

the whole crew

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

CAKE



My favorite dessert is cake. I never realized how much fun I would have making creative cakes until I had kids. For the cub scout blue and gold banquet each scout had to make a cake to auction off. Andrew wanted to make a R2D2 cake. He did all of the mixing and baking. I helped with the decorating. We threw in some Ewok cupcakes at the last minute. Here are some more cakes I had fun making from the past.





Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Year's Day

On New Year's Day we went to Newport Beach with our cousins the Sims. We ate at our favorite burger place, TK Burger. Then we relaxed and played on the beach. It was a very clear day. We could see Catalina Island. The lighting was amazing. The kids had a blast playing in the sand.














Sisters



William chased and chased the birds until ...

he dropped.



Kya was hilarious.




Finding Sea Shells.