The Second Week of March was Spent…

Monday I went to Costco to drop off all of my and Allan’s old VHS and camcorder tapes to be converted to DVDs. We haven’t watched our old home videos in YEARS. It’s going to be SO FUN to see our wedding and when I was pregnant with Brooklyn and when she was a baby and when Sierra was a baby! I’m SO excited!! 🙂
It takes 4-6 weeks, though. Boo hoo. I’ve waited over 5 years to watch them and yet this month feels like forever. haha! I just can’t wait to see my daughters as babies again!  photo 061eresized_zpsdfa11625.jpg

At Costco I needed to get cash back because the food court only takes cash and I had zero. I didn’t want to stand in the crazy long checkout lines in order to buy something to get cash back so instead I took a few pictures of us by the photo booth and printed them for like 60 cents. And then got $20 cash back on a <$1 purchase!  photo IMG_9785eresized_zpsbe3e70cf.jpg photo IMG_9797eresized_zps70b4fea1.jpg

Could you tell that Everett was ready for milk by the way he’s sucking on his hand and bib? haha  photo IMG_9805eresized_zps801f1a3d.jpg

Sierra’s star student at school this week. She came home with this poster and set to work on it. She didn’t pause to plan or decide how to do it, she knew what she wanted to do and went for it! I wish I was as decisive as that child is!!  photo 002eresized_zps88bf3728.jpg photo 003eresized_zpsbdcf5577.jpg

Baby hands.
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It’s a tradition in our family (and probably most other LDS families, I would guess) to get scriptures as a gift when our 8 year old gets baptised. Sierra’s getting baptised next month so I got her some scriptures with her name engraved on them. She picked out this cute little carrying case and was giddy with excitement. She kept telling me it was the best day of her life over and over again 🙂  photo 006eresized_zps2f13c242.jpg photo 008eresized_zpsc76f934c.jpg

I never blogged about our experience in our new church. I started to a few weeks ago but got bored of telling the story. Basically the very first day we went to church was a really awesome experience. My kids were so adorable and friendly and we like the ward and people so… all good things. Maybe I should write the specifics in my journal? Like, about how each kid felt and how they acted.

But anyway, here are a half dozen pictures from church. The first few from two weeks ago and the last few from this past Sunday.  photo 006eresized_zps548ec0e4.jpg photo 018eresized_zps3bfac84f.jpg photo 026eresized_zpsdb385735.jpg photo 028eresized_zpsa666e556.jpg

After our gospel doctrine class (where Allan and I go together) we like to peek in on the kids in primary before I head to Relief Society and Allan’s off to Elder’s Quorom.  photo 009eresized_zps2562c418.jpg

That day they were doing an activity and they sat all our kids together. (Usually they sit with kids their ages, Brooke’s in an older primary group)  photo 011eresized_zps1e4d794c.jpg

I took this and Allan said, “I don’t think you’re supposed to take pictures in the chapel.” And I told him, “What’s done is done.”  photo 012eresized_zps25bab0ae.jpg

We wanted to go on a small hike but the nearby trail we picked didn’t go very far. It was a fun, short walk though!  photo 015eresized_zpsb07e4de2.jpg

If you’re wondering where Everett is in this next picture…  photo 025eresized_zpsa75149a2.jpg

He was sleeping in his stroller, which is where we propped my camera up to take this picture. We walked to a park after this.  photo 026eresized_zpscd68138c.jpg

I only got this one picture at the park, because sometimes I like to play and not document 🙂  photo 095eresized_zps1e43e2e6.jpg

We went out to ice cream one day.  photo 183eresized_zps69a00d49.jpg

Everett was happy.  photo 155eresized_zps77e89f1e.jpg photo 160eresized_zps9573d497.jpg photo 163eresized_zpsf22a69e7.jpg

This day it got up to almost 70 degrees. When we got back in our car after ice cream it was hot. Payson was wearing a long sleeved shirt and asked if he could take it off because he was soooo hot!  photo 208eresized_zps042092fc.jpg

I can never keep Ember away from Everett’s binky. I’m washing that thing all the time!  photo 198eresized_zpsbc475f41.jpg

At home I changed Everett into the only short sleeved clothing he owns. This onesie was a gift from his aunt and uncle and is still a little bit big. But he was happy!  photo 300eresized_zpsd2907ba1.jpg photo 385eresized_zps4533a3e1.jpg photo 444bwresized_zpsbf83d82a.jpg

One day when Everett was fussing while I made dinner Ember tried her best to comfort him.  photo 003eresized_zps77353429.jpg

Ember loves to listen to music on my iPod. She had put Weezer on repeat (at 3 she’s a master of that iPod!) and fell asleep to it.  photo 037eresized_zps2f3c7c13.jpg

And once all five of my kids were asleep I watched youtube videos while drinking carrot juice. Exciting times! (Allan was gone this whole week on a business trip. Boo hoo) photo 042eresized_zps9ab96bda.jpg

2 thoughts on “The Second Week of March was Spent…

  • Arianna,
    You have mad skills at taking pictures when you are out and about. I don't know how you do it! I can't seem to do anything with only four kids:) Where do you keep your big camera? Do you shove it in a big bag? I know-silly questions….but I'm so amazed at how you do it all!

  • Congratulations to Sierra on her upcoming baptism! She looks so grown up in her fabulous pink and black outfit and perfectly accessorized with her matching carrying case. Awesome job on the star student poster, too. 🙂

    Do Payson's ears always turn red when he's hot? My little guy has prominent ears, and they turn super red when he's hot, upset, tired, etc. If only one ear is red, he can tell you instantly which one it is. We call them his “tell tale ears”.

    It's wonderful that you have found a welcoming faith community. I'm sure it makes Colorado feel even more like home.


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