Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Oct. 2014

 We had a Ward Fall Party. We had wagon rides and little train rides- I even gave the little train ride a try! Then we had a chili cookoff- with some awesome tasting chili.

 My brother and his family came up to celebrate my Dad's 60th birthday, so we went out to eat and then went to this awesome straw maze. The kids loved sliding down these huge tubes.
Zak and Hallee waiting- my Dad and I got split up from the group, becauce there was a section the kids wanted to go through, that got narrower and narrower. My Dad is claustraphobic and I didn't want to squeeze the baby in my tummy. Well my Dad and I never could find the ending so we took one of the emergency exits and found everyone waiting for us!

The kids rolling in a big tire while they waited for my dad and me

Of course at Halloween time we have to carve pumpkins! We had such a mess of pumpkin guts, the girls had to take a bath.

 Some friends of ours always do a Halloween Party, this year they had it at the skating rink, Hallee had been skating before and did pretty good. But Blyss and Sisaly really struggled. I saw Blyss fall I don't know how many times, but she got right back up and no tears. Same with Sisaly, but she got help from friends and Zak and I walking and holding on to her so she wouldn'tt fall.
Blyss- our little Indian

Sisaly- A Cowgirl

Hallee- a Pirate

Zak and Sisaly- the Cowboy and Cowgirl

This year I went and helped at Hallee's Halloween party and school. I love going in and meeting the kids that she always talks about- it is good to put a name to the face. Sisaly also loved hanging out at the party. She can't wait to go to school.

Halloween Day!
Sisaly was a peacock for Halloween- I love her poses!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sept. 2014

The girls started school in Sept. Blyss is in 2nd grade- her teacher is Mrs. Bidwell. Hallee is now in 4th grade and she has 3 teachers that she switches between. They both  really like school and are doing so well.

Blyss' 1st day of 2nd grade

Hallee's 1st day of 4th grade
What pretty girls!!!

Hallee and her friend Kennidy participated in the talent show at the State Fair.

They took 2nd place in their age category! Way to go.
Hallee and Blyss also started back with clogging this year. Hallee has really taken off and has gotten very good, she really likes it too.
Hallee started piano as well. I don't have to remind her to practice, she does it all on her own and doing really well with it.

Sisaly started preschool at a preschool here in our subdivision, so she goes to school wih all her friends and loves it.

Hallee had her 10th birthday- I can't believe she is growing up so much! She is almost as tall as me. She is a good helper, has started babysitiing her sisters, and does a few chores around the house. She does love  her down time and sweets! She does so well in school, she is excellent at math. She has made lots of new friends and enjoys school.

We found out that we will be having another little girl join our family. We were really hoping for a boy- but we are pretty good at the girl thing- so we are happy no matter what! Everything looks great with her. I finally started feeling bettter at 20 weeks- finally no more naseau and throwing up!

This is Blyss when I told her she was going to have a sister. She was so disappointed, she was for sure it was a boy- she just knew it, so it was a really hard thing for her to except. She cried for 1 1/2 hours, followed me around and kept telling me how picked on she was and how another sister was going to ruin her life- it was quiet comical, but after so long enough was enough. She finally has come to terms with it and is so excited for a cute little sister!

Ms. Sisaly keeps me on my toes, she doesn't like to watch tv, so she is very busy and lots of messes. She does love her kitty- Princess- which keeps her entertained some.

Befor Sisaly can go to sleep she has to set up beds for her stuffed animals, so I always get a kick out of what she has done when I go check on her. She is very loving to her stuffed animals!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

August 2014

Our August started off with the Jefferson County Fair. Hallee participated in sewing 4-H and art 4-H this summer. Hallee sewed a pair of pajama pants, she then got to model them in the fashion show. She had fun doing it and she got a blue ribbon and judges choice ribbon. So her pants went to the Eastern Idaho State Fair. Same with her picture she drew for art.

All of the girls entered things they had made, drawn into the open class divisions at the fair. They make some pretty good money off of it with their ribbons.

Hallee and her friend, Kennady did the Jefferson County Talent show where they clogged. They did so good. They took 1st place in their division. They won $25 and were sent to perform at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.

It was so exciting for these girls- it give them confidence!

Along with the fair, they have a cool car show. Zak was working a booth with the YW &YM of our ward as a fundraiser, so the girls and I looked at all the cool old cars and booths.

Sisaly is quite the girl, she sleeps in the most interesting ways. This night I found her asleep with a warmed up rice bag on her head- this was August so it was all ready very warm! I don't know how she fell asleep with this hot and heavy thing on her head!

We finally made a trip down to Richmond Utah to visit and catch up with some of our neighbors. We of course had to visit Firehouse Pizza- my all time favorite place! We got to have a good chat with the Titensors.

Then we visited the Fischers.

And out to Casper's Ice Cream with the Hulse's.
It was so good to see everyone!

While at Casper's Hallee found a frog. She is amazing at what she can find. We made her leave it there or else she would have brought it home.

At the end of August we went on the 1st day to the Eastern Idaho Fair. Zak worked a booth for Farm Bureau the entire 10 days. He got to see alot of the fair. Zak made friends with the pony ride people and our girls got a free ride! Because you all know we are to cheap to pay $5 a kid!

It was super busy but got to see lots of fun things!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

July 2014

Over the 4th of July weekend we headed to Payette, ID for my nephews baptism. On our way down we stopped to see some sites in Twin Falls. First we stopped to see the gorge of the snake river.

Then we stopped to see Shoshone Falls, these are some neat falls.
We got to attend my nephews baptism and on our way back we stopped at Craters of the Moon. It was one hot day about 100 degrees and windy. But we had fun checking out the craters of the Moon. We took a hike and saw a couple of the caves.

The next week we got to watch my brothers 3 kids for a week, so they could go on a vacation. We had little Miss Rosie who Sisaly just loved. They were best little buddies! Rosie insisted on wearing Sisaly's clothes- which were all a little to big but she didn't mind. The kids all got along so well, they were all so exhausted by the time the week was over! My mom and I traded off and on with Cash and Vanna so they could spend time on my parents farm and with my parents.
One afternoon we took the older kids on a horseback ride. Cash my nephew loves riding horses and is pretty brave on a horse! The kids had a blast riding horses.

Vanna and Sisaly riding.


Sisaly and Rosie they just played and played!

Then for a few days we went to Targee for a Farm Bureau retreat- Zak had to work and we got to play. We took a hike, enjoyed nature, went swimming, went into Driggs, and had a really nice time.

We hiked up the ski hill to where there was snow and the kids played in the snow and had a snowball fight in July!

Sisaly and I went for a little walk and she wanted to have her picture taken whereever she thought it was pretty.

The Lodge we stayed in at Targee.
Then we were home for a day and off to the Miller Reunion to celebrate Zak's grandma's 90th birthday.

Painting rocks for the kids

Grandma Great giving golf cart rides

Face painting

The Farm Amazing Race

The 50's dance

Sisaly didn't want to dance, so her and Grandma Great watched!

The St. Anthony parade, the kids got to ride in a trailer that had a banner that said, "Grandma Miller's herd of Blessing." Sylvia also was in the parade in a side cart of a motorcycle- she loved it!
We ate good, lots of entertainment and were all exhausted by the time it was over!

Then on the 29th was my 33rd birthday- for my birthday and anniversary I got tickets to go to Wicked in Salt Lake. Both Zak and I loved the show! But unfortunley during the night Zak got the stomach flu, so we came straight home and didn't get to go do some sight seeing in Salt Lake- Bummer!