Friday, September 23, 2011

Lion King 3D

Getting ready to leave the house. Doesn't someone look excited to be going to the movies?
For the very first time ever we took
Elliette to a movie in the theater. Ellie buying tickets with Dad
Popcorn! I don't think Ellie fully understood what "going to the movies" meant. But once we got there it didn't take long to be excited about popcorn, treats and sitting in a big chair.
It was funny, Ellie was too small so the chair kept folding on her. We got a booster but she eventually ended up on Jeremy's lap the whole movie.
Lion King 3D Let's get this movie started! Ellie thought wearing the glasses was pretty cool.
Ellie and Jer. I wasn't a crazy person in the theater snapping a million pics. There was absolutely no one in the theater for the first 15 minutes. Then it didn't fill up much after that.Elliette fell asleep about 20 minutes before the end. The movie itself wasn't super long, but tons of previews made it really long. This was Ellie's very first movie in the theater. Lion King was back in theaters for 2 weeks only. We saw it in 3D. This was Jeremy's and my very first time watching a 3D movie too. I loved it. It was fun to practically have the whole theater to ourselves. It didn't take Ellie long to figure out going to the movies is fun. Buying tickets, getting glasses, and standing in front of a huge counter of candy and popcorn is lots of fun. Ellie did really good, she stayed in her seat and it was fun seeing the excitement in her eyes. Next time we'll do an earlier movie so she stays awake.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Camping with the Christensens and Bills'

Over Labor Day weekend The Christensens went camping
with the Bills'. I had to work Fri and Jer left for a trip on Sat so we decided to drive up and spend Thur evening with them to eat dinner and sit around the camp fire.
This is why you go with these guys, you get to eat "cooking with the Christensens yummy cooking." Krista the cook for the evening.
"Camping with the Christensens" this was the theme of their camping trip
Jason being the fire master. He found a pitchfork log.
The kids LOVED playing in the dirt.
Getting ready to eat.
Talan and his first smore on the night.
Elliette loved roasting marshmallows. It was fun times with all the kids and sharp pointy sticks, the kids would put it in for 10 seconds and think it was done.
So the adults took over the roasting, and the kids the eating.
Smores King. Jeremy had the perfect marshmallow roasting down to an art.
Ellie and Addy.
Ellie and Eme crashed coming home.
Ellie fell asleep with her lantern on.Saturday. On Saturday I asked Ellie do you want to go to the water park, go to Trafalga or see the kids camping. She chose the kids camping. So I headed back up the canyon alone with the girls, Jer was flying.
We got to go on a 4-wheeler ride up to a fun look out point. Addy, Talan, Ellie
When we came to this ridge we were getting off the 4-wheelers and parked were a few trailers.
All the sudden I hear "Ashley" I was like who knows me up here. It was Whit! Crazy huh. What are the chances!
The kids played in the creek. The loved getting soaking wet. The water was cool and felt good on a hot day.
For some reason Jason and Joe decided to change the course of the dam and build their own. They worked like dirty dogs building their dam, hauling rocks and sticks from all over. It honestly changed the flow of the river. That was crazy to see.
Talan and Ellie back in camp playing with my camera.
"say cheese Ellie"
"say cheese Talan"
Talan had to get props for his pic. Not enough hands for his fishing pole, between the legs will do. :)
We had so much fun crashing the camping trip. They had picked a site up Diamond Fork, so for us it was a quick ride up to where they were camping. We have been wanting to go camping, but due to schedules and Emery being small, and not knowing how she will do, we have not gone this year. We really would have gone at least one night if I wasn't working on Friday. Next year. It was actually nice to enjoy good camping food, the fire and being up the canyon, then coming home to shower and sleep in our own beds. Ellie loved it so much she wanted to go up again, and that was fun because we got to go 4-wheeling. Which she loved. That was her very first time riding a 4-wheeler. She did really good. Next year hopefully we have several camping trips.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Elliette's 1st day of Preschool

The night before Ellie's 1st day of preschool. She was so excited, we read books, set out her clothes and new backpack.
When she woke up she was so excited to go to school, almost too excited to actually sit down and eat.
She even wore her backpack while eating breakfast, she didn't want to take it off.
Elliette Avarie 1st day of preschool Tues 9-6-11
She was so excited that she got to wear a name tag.
Her little tiny back pack. Our little baby girl. How it is possible she is old enough for preschool?
Finally at school! She thought it was fun to hang her backpack up on the little hooks.
Doesn't she look happy? She was not even scared at all. She wanted to start her project right away. Elliette started Little Wizards Preschool today. Mrs. Amber is her teacher. We have been talking about school for a long time, and she got to go to orientation which made her even more excited. She loves school and her teacher already after just one day. She got to make a mosiac picture of her name, spell her name several times and play. Jeremy picked her up and she was excited to tell him about her day. {which is only 2 hours every Tues and Thurs} I just don't know how it is possible that she is old enough to start preschool. She is just my little baby girl. But she will learn so much and have so much fun. She loves little projects so this is perfect for her. I dropped her off and snapped a few pictures, which there were several Mom's doing this, so I didn't feel dumb. Elliette was telling me Bye Mom, love you. She was so excited to get going. I drove off and headed to work, and yes I did cry. She is just growing up so fast, and is the sweetest little thing I could have even asked for.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Birthday Sisters- Anchors Away Party

When Katelyn sent me a cute cake idea that was navy and hot pink anchors and said "this will be cute for my Bday" I knew I would be planning a party, I mean did I have a choice? haha
The cake and subway art. I told my Mom hot pink for the anchors, they were more baby pink. But still turned out cute. I ordered the cake at Walmart kind of last minute they never get it how I really want, but oh well.
Bryn, one of Kat's BF's
Katelyn turns 22 on Sept 7th
My little party princesses.
This sign was cute in the Life Savers
We even had the soda match the color scheme.
Jer with the girls
Katelyn opening one of my gifts for her. An anchor necklace hot pink and navy.
Even Emery had anchors on.
Salad shots. These were cute salad shots with chicken salad on the bottom.
The spread: hamburger sliders home-made thousand island dressing for buns home-made mac and cheese salad shots the yummiest deviled eggs ever And my fave caprese salad!
The cake
Kat and Ellie. Elliette was really excited for Katelyn and Sid's Bday party.
The Birthday girls. Sid 26 Kat 22
The Hatch's Levi, Nancy and Ryker
The fam {minus a few}
Everyone is always so good to color
coordinate. We all looked very festive!
Cake time!
Make a wish
Kat opening more presents.
Emery went around to every person she could to get some cake and ice cream. She was working the cake scene for sure.
A pic of the necklace. Since Katelyn and Sid's Birthdays are only 4 days apart we have celebrated their Bdays together the last few years. It is always fun with lots of friends and family. This year's color and theme was so fun and darling. Sid cooked all day, and the food was AMAZING! Seriously I think everyone kept commenting like "this is the best mac and cheese I have ever put in my mouth" and "can I get the recipe for these deviled eggs?" The party was a hit! I Love my sisters! Happy Birthday guys!