Tuesday, January 26, 2010


My McCall... what can I say about her. On Sunday we had baptism preview. She was sooo excited (and a little nervous too) It was so fun to go to the stake and learn about what is going to happen on her special day. Mike was working, so when she got home she had to call him up and tell him every little detail about the night. She even did a play by play of the talks given. It was quite impressive! The stake leaders wanted a picture of McCall for her baptism. I dug this one up of the first day of school. I love those dimples!
Another funny thing about McCall... For Christmas grandma midge gave her a children's encyclopedia. Last week McCall made it a goal to read the entire encyclopedia from cover to cover. As she told me "there are a lot of interesting facts mom." This morning she finished! She was so proud of herself for finishing her goal. And she feels like she is a whole lot smarter too. If anyone has any particular questions about telescopes, different insects, etc. she is your girl!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Shirt!!!

This is what Spencer wears every other day... He LOVES his fire engine shirt! It is actually a hand-me-down from cousin Matthew (a blessing or a curse, I am not really sure right now). Every morning Spencer wakes up and says "how bout I wear... My fire engine shirt." But because we have to wash it he can only wear it about 3 times a week (sometimes it just happens to stay in the laundry a little longer so he can wear a few more outfits). Sorry Josh and Lauren... this is one shirt that may not be salvageable for baby Blake!

My silly Spencer!!!
This week Mike took Spencer up to Washington for a few days to pick up some things from my aunt and uncle. It is amazing how quiet my house is without this crazy little kid. I found myself wondering where he was all day long. It would make me panic. I miss him like mad, but boy am I getting a lot done!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Today She is SIX...

I can't believe that my little Kinners turned six today. Wow... where has the time gone. We have had a great time celebrating her birthday. I love birthday's because it is one of those opportunities to really make your kids feel special. They just eat it all up! This picture is when we took McKinley's birthday treats into her kindergarten class. She was so excited because I took her to the store and let her pick out whatever treat she wanted. She chose large powdered doughnuts. (which i thought was funny, because I have never really purchased those before so I don't know where she has had them)

OOPs this picture didn't get turned right! Grandpa showed up at our door on Saturday morning with this gigantic balloon . It was a huge hit! All the kids at the party loved it.

McKinley wanted a cooking party like what I had done for McCall. I made all of the kids canvas aprons and then we decorated them with fabric markers. They also decorated their hats. It was a lot of fun. We made homemade pizzas. It is always fun to see what toppings and how MUCH kids will put on their own pizzas.

We also decorated cupcakes. Some had so many toppings I was a little grossed out. They loved it though.
It has been so fun celebrating McKinley! Mike was on shift today for her birthday, so we are doing a birthday breakfast tomorrow morning. Grandma and Grandpa, and grandma midge are coming also. It should be a lot of fun! The party never ends!