Saturday, May 28, 2016


Corbyn's class had a read-a-thon for Dr. Seuss' birthday. He got to wear his pajamas and bring a pillow, blanket, and books to "read". We aren't huge fans of Dr. Seuss at our house (at least I'm not), but he took the two Dr. Seuss books we have and his Avengers book.

Peyton had her first dance recital. She loved having her hair curled and wearing makeup for the first time. And of course she loved going to get ice cream after. 

The costumes were rentals, so they took pictures of them backstage.

I've tried multiple times, but have been unsuccessful at uploading a video of her performance which is a shame because it was completely adorable!

Grandma Dixie came into town for a few days for Rog's cousin, Makenna's wedding. She helped Corbyn with his homework. 

She also brought my quilt back after machine quilting it for me - now I just have to find time to bind it. Ha ha.

Peyton had been complaining for over a week that her tummy hurt plus she had a bit of a fever and Logan's stomach bug was still going strong after almost 2 weeks, so Rog took them to the doctor. Logan had a blowout as soon as they got there, so he got to hang out in his diaper. We thought maybe Peyton had a UTI, but turns out she had strep throat (and probably some constipation). And as for Logan, the doctor just said that yeah, stomach bugs can last that long in babies this age. 

Our ward had the most genius Relief Society activity - Finish Friday. You could come anytime between 4 and 10 to work on projects. I made this leprechaun that I had bought earlier that week at the Wood Connection.

Saturday afternoon we did some errands up in Orem and went to dinner at Applebees before going to Makenna's reception at the Provo Library. We brought clothes to change into and forgot Corbyn's church shoes, so he looked really cool. The kids had fun dancing with some of their cousins.  

We went to the Quarry for FHE with the Woods. Peyton was fearless and made it all the way to the top. The same cannot be said about Corbyn.

Logan gave Mikki the sweetest hugs and kisses while everyone was climbing.

It was Pi Day, so I made Key Lime Pie. (And if I remember correctly, Shepherd's Pie for dinner.)

Rog helped my dad drive the first load to their new home in Colorado. Pivot, pivot... (Friends anyone?)

A leprechaun left us a little surprise on St. Patrick's Day.

He even turned the water in the toilet green!

Cute kids in their green shirts!

Even though I was cooking for Logan's birthday (the next day) pretty much the whole day, I wanted to make an easy green dinner. We had Irish Cheese Ravioli (thank you Costco), broccoli, Irish Soda Bread, and Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies.

Corbyn had to find 2 things that rhyme (that no one else would think of) and take them to school for a rhyming museum. He took a (tiny Hulk) head and a bed.

Corbyn played spring soccer. We enjoyed nice weather for a few of the games, but most were pretty cold and some were freezing!

We got a little hail at this game, so we wrapped Grandma's scarf around Logan's head to keep him warm. 

 And that (plus my birthdayLogan's birthday, and Easter) was our March!

Sunday, May 15, 2016


The Sunday before Easter we had the Provo City Center Temple Dedication for church. Grandma and Grandpa watched the kids while Rog and I went to one of the sessions. While we were gone they dyed Easter eggs.

We made Nutter Butter Chicks for our FHE treat. I didn't buy anything for their eyes and beaks because I thought I had something at home that would work, but I didn't, so they were faceless chicks. Rog bit into the last one before I took a picture which was just as well, since they didn't have faces anyway.

My mom and I took the kids to have their picture taken with chicks in their Easter outfits at CheapShots Photography.

The best part was when they put a chick on Logan's leg.

Peyton had a little Easter egg hunt at preschool and made this cute bunny craft.

Corbyn dressed as Humpty Dumpty and recited the nursery rhyme for his class.

He also designed a container to hold a hard-boiled egg and then Mr. Pitcher, the principal, threw them off the roof.

He was so sad that his egg was broken when we opened it up. I actually think it would have survived, but it landed on the drain instead of the grass.

Friday night Grandma and Grandpa joined us to dye some more Easter eggs. 

I was pretty proud of how this egg turned out. I just drew a bunch of circles with a white crayon and then left it in the orange for awhile. 

Saturday morning we went to a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. The parents brought 12 eggs per kid and then each kid was supposed to leave with 12 eggs. Logan was a slow hunter and somehow the eggs ran out before he got his 12, but he didn't know or care.

It was a lot less crowded and crazy than the Spanish Fork hunt and it was fun to do it with friends.

I had already packed up most of the snow stuff since it had started to warm up and we were trying to get our house ready to sell. Of course there was a little bit of snow on the ground that morning and I couldn't find any gloves for Logan. His hands got really cold picking up the few eggs he got and he was not happy!

I made Strawberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls for our Easter breakfast.

The Easter bunny left baskets for everyone this year - even for me and Rog. Rog got a Oregon Stately Type shirt and a Tramp Itty Bitty. I got a Utah Stately Type shirt and a Lady Itty Bitty. Corbyn got The BFGGo Fish, a Lego Mixels set, and a Yoda Itty Bitty. Peyton got EmeraldaliciousDisney Junior Guess Who, a Lego Friend set, and an Ariel Itty Bitty.  

And finally Logan got the Lady and the Tramp Little People set, Barnyard Bath, and a Mike Wazowski Itty Bitty. 

We all went to Sacrament Meeting, but Rog came home with Peyton (and Logan) for the rest of church because Peyton was feeling sick. (Good thing they did because Peyton threw up once, but then was fine the rest of the day.) I taught the Easter lesson to my Primary class.

We had Easter dinner with my parents, Jared, Cailey, Taylor, Martha, and Mae. I made a Peach Jello Salad (a layer of peach Jello with peaches in it, then a layer of Peach Mousse, and finally a layer of Cool Whip on top), Cornmeal Crescent Rolls, and Carrot Cake (with this Cream Cheese Frosting).

Before dessert we were talking about having cake in heaven and Taylor said he didn't think carrot cake belonged in heaven, but then after he had a slice of the carrot cake I made, he changed his mind.

We had one final egg hunt and then declared Easter celebrated! (Logan enjoyed the indoor egg hunt a lot more than the outdoor one, but was done after finding an egg or two.)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Logan's Birthday

We started Logan's birthday with presents (even though Logan had no idea what was going on) because Corbyn and Peyton were dying to see what he got. He got a Zoo Puzzle (want)... 

Mickey Umbrella Stroller (need)... 

Puppy Towel (wear)...

and Tickle Time! (read).

For breakfast we had Banana Zucchini Muffins that I made the day before. We took a couple birthday pictures.

And then pretty much the rest of the day was spent getting ready for his party.

Since Easter was in March, I was going to be taking down the St. Patrick's Day decorations to decorate for Easter anyway. So I decided to get out some of the BYU football decorations for the day. I also brought down some of the decorations from his room and had some pictures of him in his BYU attire printed at Costco.

I wish I could go back in time and make the 1 balloon face the right direction for this picture!

I saw a lot of ticket invitations on Pinterest and took elements from each to make this one.

For drinks we had water, Cougar Blue Punch, and Football Juice Boxes.

For food we had Stadium Pulled Pork Sandwiches (with coleslaw from KFC and homemade buns), chips, Cougar Mac & Cheese Bites... 

Cosmo Fruit Kabobs (with pineapple chunks, grapes, strawberries, and blueberries), Penalty Pretzels (pretzels with melted Rolos and M&M's on top), Apple Turnovers (followed that recipe except I just used a can of apple pie filling), and National Championship Rings (Ring Pops).

I made a Concessions sign to tie it all together.

After everyone ate Logan opened some more presents. Grandma Dixie and Grandpa Mike had sent some Little People Zoo Animals to go with the zoo they got him for Christmas. The hippo and the giraffe (and the elephant that came with the original set) make noises and the whole set is so fun!

He got some Toy Story Tsum Tsums (BuzzWoody, a Green Alien, and Ham) from Grandma Lori and Papa George (as well as a water table that we will put together when we move to Oregon - we decided to get rid of our old water table since they have ones that are much more fun now).

Also Tay and Martha got him a Roller Blocks Tumblin' Zebra.

Then we stripped him down and got him ready for the main event - the smash cake!

I made a blue football smash cake for Logan (with a football candle from Walmart) and cupcakes with gummy footballs on top for everyone else. I saw this tutorial for making a football-shaped cake before Logan was even born and since then I knew I was going to have a football party and make a football cake for his 1st birthday!

He wasn't too sure at first...

But when we got him to really dig in, he gave us an awesome show - definitely the best of our 3 kids!

Bring me another Smurf!!

It was a fun day celebrating our big 1 year old!