Tuesday, September 25, 2012

FHE at the Temple

During the summer, it was a regular family home evening for us to go to the St. George temple to "listen to Jesus" as Kennedie says. We love to visit the temple and the kids enjoy climbing the stairs and going to the fountain. Kennedie reminds us often that she wants to get married in the temple and dance there when she is married. And as most little girls, she says she will be marrying her dad.
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Fun at the Zoo!

It was a great time at the zoo! We had so much fun with our cousins--Adelyn, Hadley, and Davis. Mikah loved the alligators. We almost couldn't get him to leave those to go see the other animals. Then when we came to the playground, Jer decided to get eaten by an alligator while Mikah watched. The carousel was a big hit...as always. We missed the polar bears by a week. BUMMER!
We can't wait to go again next year.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Spring Dancital!

What a great dancer Kennedie is! Grandma Suzie came down to watch Kennedie and her friends dance. Grandma Bonnie and Papa Thompson came too. Kennedie was so excited to get some flowers and was sad when they had to be thrown away. Next time we will get silk flowers that will last forever. And yes, dancital is one word (according to Kennedie)!
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Spring Break at Disneyland!

We had so much fun during Spring Break! We went to Disneyland with Grandma Suzie, Grandpa Tubby, Blake, and Joni. We had a blast and can't wait to go again.

Kennedie's favorite ride was the Dumbo ride. She loved being with Joni on EVERYTHING!
Mikah loved the fireworks! He was in awe of them as he watched. Kennedie, on the other hand, covered her ears the entire time and couldn't wait to go back to the hotel.

The beach was great! We got to experience the public trasportation system. We rode the bus to the beach, but we didn't get off on the right stop on the way there, so we had to wait quite a while for the next one to come. We did eventually make it there and enjoyed our time. Kennedie wouldn't touch the water, and neither would Mikah. They both didn't like the sand either. We finally got Mikah to play in the sand when Jer started digging. Mikah was fine getting dirty, but wouldn't have anything to do with the water. He is a definite boy!
We did make it back to the hotel, and the ride back was a bit better since we didn't have to wait for the bus. Next time, we will drive ourselves.

We watched the Disney Junior show, which the kids LOVED! They both sat through the entire thing. That is a first. We spent a few days in Disneyland and can't wait to go back. Kennedie talks about it all the time. We are saving our pennies and are planning our next trip.
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Christmas and a Haircut!

We had a great time at Grandma Suzie's for Christmas! It was so fun to see the cousins. We even met Santa and he gave Kennedie and Mikah a present from his sack! Kennedie couldn't stop talking about it. Since we were at Grandma's house, Santa left the "big" presents at our home in St. George. He left Kennedie and Mikah a picture of their presents in front of the tree. Kennedie got a bike and Mikah got a wiggle car. It was definitely a Merry Christmas! Kennedie carried her picture around everywhere and showed it to everyone!

Mikah wouldn't sit still for a picture with the cousins if you couldn't tell. Curtis stepped in and tried to help, but it may have made him want to do it more! The pictures turned out super adorable. And by the end all the little ones were wanting to be moving everywhere.

Bowling was a blast! Kennedie loved waiting for the ball to come back. She taught Mikah how to bowl. What a wonderful big sister she is! The best part for Kennedie was having Aunt Joni there. They are "best friends" and Kennedie loves being wherever Joni is. We love you Joni!

Mikah had his first haircut while at Grandma Suzie's. Joni did a fabulous job! He had some beautiful curls, but he looks so handsome now. He wasn't so sure about it, but the binky saved the day! It helped that Daddy was holding him too.

When we got home from Grandma Suzie's, the first thing Kennedie did was go to her new bike and wanted to ride it. Does she look excited or what?! Mikah got some help from Dad with his wiggle car.

The picture of the house with the lights is one in St. George. It had music and was amazing! I can't wait til next Christmas to see them again.

Grandma Bonnie and Papa had Christmas waiting for us when we got home. Kennedie loves her baby Cinderella and her new pants are fantastic! My favorite is her Halloween shirt she had to wear. She makes me laugh! Mikah played with his new cars until we brought them home. It was a wonderful Christmas!
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Kennedie had her first dance recital in December. She loves her dance class! And all her friends who dance with her! She couldn't stop talking about her "dancital." (And yes that is one word.) We were a bit nervous to see how she would do, but she ended up doing a great job! She loves her "Belle dress" as she calls it.
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Mikah's First Birthday!

Mikah had a wonderful birthday. We had some family and friends over for cupcakes. He was not so sure about the cupcake at first, but then he tasted the frosting. It was all downhill from there!
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Halloween 2011

Halloween was great!
Carving pumpkins was the most interesting part of the holiday. Kennedie didn't want to help, but wanted to take all the credit for her pumpkin. And then we had to carve Mikah's pumpkin, Kennedie giving credit to Mikah for the work. Jer carved a fantastic BYU "Y", mine is the bat, then Kennedie's and Mikah's is at the end.
We went to Grandma Dawn's and Grandma Bonnie's. After that, Kennedie wanted to go "trick-or-treating" so we walked around our neighborhood and filled our buckets.
Jer had to work that night and he even took his wig and wore it on some calls. The other officers didn't think he would do it. I was a ghost, Kennedie a princess, and Mikah our little monkey.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Monster Dash 2011

Kennedie ran in her first race! She has been asking Daddy when she can run in her own race, and here is her chance. She did awesome! They gave her a medal that she loves! Mikah loved playing while waiting for Dad to finish his 5k. I love the picture of Kennedie hugging Mikah. He loves his sister! Jeramie got 3rd place overall. He did amazing! We can't wait to run it again next year.
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Jeramie's 1st Marathon!

WOW! Jeramie ran the St. George Marathon! Amazing! He trained all summer and ran the marathon in 5 hours 3 minutes 8 seconds. I asked if he is going to run it next year and he said YES! I think he's crazy! He wants to get a better time. We are so proud of him!

As you can tell, Kennedie loved posing for the camera while we waited for Daddy, and she even had to wear his medal for the family photo. Mikah wore himself out and slept for a while.

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