15.9.14

Shake It Off


A little homemade music video for your Monday! My kids request this song anytime we are in the car (and will shake like little maniacs) and it's quickly become a favorite at our house. The kids were shy at first to video tape their sweet moves but a little bribe seemed to do the trick (and any reserves Jayne had went out the window the second I pressed the record button... that girl!). 
We love to shake it off. Thank you T-Swift!

6.9.14

First Day of School!


First Day of School pictures for these two munchkinheads. If you are wondering about the last photos of Jayne... that was when we were taking Vinny's pictures and she wanted me to get a picture of her with the "snowflake" she made all by herself. She loves putting that scarf around her head lately. Funny and cute. 
The kids had great first days of school. Jayne was a little nervous but excited to go, and came home super giddy and happy, chatting about the day. I kept on a happy face the entire time I dropped her off so she wouldn't have any reservations, and then I bawled like a little child all the way home. Yes, I am one of those moms. 
Jayne even made a friend named Ellie the first week (the same name as one of her best friends!). Vinny told me he wishes he could go to preschool everyday (he goes twice a week). Maybe next year. I am relieved that they are happy and comfortable where they are. I was really nervous about Jayne starting Kindergarten and contemplated homeschooling for awhile. But with baby number four coming in a couple months I knew it would be a little too much on my plate to try and homeschool and have four kids at home with me everyday. So this will be good for the season we are in at the moment. And we'll just play it by ear and see how the year goes. So far so good!



Fun with Violet

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Lauren and Mike and their little girl Violet came to town for a month in August. The kids loved getting to spend time with their cousin and we tried to get together with them as often as we could. We went to museums, played at the splash pad, had plenty of pool days at Grandmas, played at the park, trampoline time, tubby time, went up to sundance, rode the carousel and got ice cream at PBR, and even got to watch Violet one morning (which the kids were super excited about). I'm sure I'm forgetting more stuff too. Needless to say, we love when they come to town and miss them already!

Museum Time!

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---- DINOSAUR MUSEUM THANKSGIVING POINT ----

They always call it "Grandma's Dinosaur Museum" since it's close to Grandma's house, ha

Giving me her best dinosaur face - ha

Frankie was so unsure of the sand... it was pretty funny.

There he goes!

Kisses for Violet

Snuggles for Frankie

Shark teeth

Exploring for bones

Building with Lauren and Mike

---- MUSEUM OF NATURAL CURIOSITY ----

We put Frankie in the hat too and he almost climbed up and out of it. Would have been funny to see him stuck behind the window in that little room.

The outdoor play area is pretty amazing too. They even have a zipline that Jayne and Vinn were loving.

Vinny had this little water area all to himself for a good little while. Now that school is in session this place is far less busy (if you get there right when it opens). 


Zonked out after a day of fun

---- THE AQUARIUM ---

The kids love the Shark tunnel


That's one way to view them from above.... 

.....I am probably a bad mom for not making them get off the ground.

Frankie and the Parrot

Big bro and sis cheering Frankie on

Frankie the Penguin

We've hit up a bunch of museums over the last couple weeks when the weather was on the chillier side. Their cousin Violet was in town so we met up with her at each museum and the kids loved doing them all over again with her. We love living so close to these amazing museums. The family membership to Thanksgiving Point has been SO worth it. We've payed it off forever ago in visits and will use that thing like none other this fall and winter when baby comes. Such a great deal. It's so fun seeing my kids get so excited as they explore a museum. They always want me to see what they are looking at and while it's kind of exhausting because they'll be yelling "Mom! Mom!" and tugging at me this way and that, I love that get enjoyment out of seeing my reaction to things. It's pretty cute. 

4.9.14

Cousins Photo Shoot!













































We had a fun little photo shoot with the little Magleby cousins (aka my kids and cousin Violet). It was super hard getting them to look and smile for ONE wall worthy photo... we bribed with fruit snacks and did all sorts of ridiculous dancing and posing behind the camera to get them to smile but when 3 would be looking one would be running away....usually Frankie... any way, we ended up taking a lot more candid shots which ended up being more adorable any way. Sure love all these little kiddos.