Saturday, April 30, 2016

I seriously LOVE this. I want this shirt so bad! haha!

Baseball season has begun! Jackson and Fisher are on the same team this year and it has already made our lives easier! Only two practices/games to go to, instead of the usual 3! This is Jackson hitting in the this picture. Look at that form! Perfection! This hit went over the center fielders head and almost to the fence. It was a triple! So proud of him! At the end of the video, you can see Kolbi cheering from front of the benches, and Fisher jumping up and down, arms thrown in the air, cheering for his brother! SO sweet!

Kolbi put herself down for a nap the other day. I guess she was a little tired.

The kids have been BEGGING to go to Chuck-A-Rama. They came home with coupons for a free kids meal, so we decided to go. Of course, in true cheapskate Crystal fashion, we showed up 15 minutes before their dinner prices started. I haven't had a "cheat meal" in probably 3 weeks, so I tried not feeling guilty. The scone with honey butter was my favorite. ;)

Gwen text this afternoon asking if we had plans and wanted to go do baptisms with the girls. Heck ya! Chad was working, but Taylor went as our Priesthood and performed those ordinances for the girls. Gwen and I were basically there for looks. ;) I can't wait to compare temple pictures with these girls years down the road!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

I was supervising K's party and Taylor sent this to me. All quiet and snuggly on the bed watching a show. Totally jealous! Then Kolbi and Fisher fell asleep by the time I walked back there.

Party time! We had a bunch of stuff planned, but didn't even get to the minute to win it games. haha! They played the game that has a ball of candy all wrapped up with saran wrap and packing tape. That was a huge hit! It was raining outside so that cramped our night games, but somehow they managed to kill 4 hours together! 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Kenadee turned 12! It is so crazy how fast they grow up! She got a few pair of shoes, fancy nail stamps and polishes, her own hair straightener (it's turquoise, her favorite!), a lamp shade for her lamp, and some more makeup.

Taylor checked Kenadee out of school and took her to lunch; she picked Subway. Then after I got off work, we took her to the temple for the first time! (She woke up at 6:30 this morning to get her recommend before the bishop went to work) She seriously loved it, like she knew she would! The cute workers are so sweet and made sure she had a good experience. Taylor got to do the baptizing and the confirming. Of course he teared up and it made my heart happy! SO grateful for a good daughter who tries her best to choose the right!

We spotted the cutest sign in the front of the house after getting home from the temple! It was a beautiful day so the windows were open and we kept hearing honk all afternoon. It literally made me smile every time I heard it! I love being surrounded with so many people who love us!

She picked lemon cake for dessert, so I made the best recipe I have and even made the best frosting.  Anything for my baby. ;) Oh, and that cute flag on her cake... Kenadee put matches right next to it (she was even warned about it...) and it totally lit on fire and the cake smelled like fire. haha!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kenadee and Brynlee have been friends for about 9 years. I love that they are such good friends! And I love that I love her mom, and my other kids love her other kids! It was seriously meant to be! Brynlee turns 12 a week and half before Kenadee and these pictures were from her birthday party. They had a scavenger hunt in the outlet mall. What a fun idea!

Kenadee has two read head friends in our new ward. Morgan on the left and Bronwyn on the right. Cute girls and they come from great families. Making good friends is SO important and Kenadee is surrounded by good examples!

Tonight was an exciting night for her! Her last ever activity day (the mother daughter party) and her first ever activity in YW. Both on the same night. She is so ready to grow up!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Back to normal life after vacation is never fun! Laundry and dishes pile up in no time! 

Kenadee had a dentist appt to polish her front tooth and it killed me a how big she was in the chair. It won't be long and she'll be asking to go the our dentist because she feels like a child at the pediatric one. 

Field trip with the scouts. Taylor and I are webelo leaders, which is what Jackson is. I absolutely love it! We have 11 boys and have all of our meetings (besides field trips) at our house. It gets crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way! 

Using the face swap app. It's pretty entertaining. haha! I think Jackson looks pretty similar to me, but I was surprised our "face swap" wasn't as similar as I was expecting. 

It was Kolbi's turn for a late night. This girl has a lot of friends! 

Jackson had a project about the geography of Utah. He had to show a bunch of rivers, mountain ranges, basins etc. He wanted to make a cake and was pretty happy with the result. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Kolbi LOVES her grandpa! If she wasn't hanging all over the dogs, she was glued to grandpa! I really makes my heart so happy to watch them. He's so patient with her even though she "crosses the line" and is really annoying at times. I think he kind of likes the attention, just on a mellow side. ;)

I did 4 loads of laundry yesterday late afternoon once we got home. The dishes pilled up in the sink and the floor needed to be swept almost immediately... Why does it feel good to be home?! My dad showed up about 11:30, earlier than I was expecting him. The house was a disaster! He's just staying till tomorrow morning, then finishing his drive home. He took us out to Pizza Factory for an early dinner; he likes to skip lunch and eat dinner early. We were totally on bored! Their chicken alfredo pizza is amazing! And Kenadee surprised me by wanting her own salad (on the side of her pizza, obviously!) She ate: a breadstick and a half, 3 slices of pizza (one of them being the same slice as the one I had) and a salad. I ate: a salad, a breadstick, and one slice of pizza. I can't believe how much these kids eat! I'm SO dreading my boys eating like I hear teenagers eat!  I love my dad so much and am so grateful for the time we get together!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

These are the pictures from the way home. Just the ferry ride. :)  I normally like pictures when they are zoomed in more, but you can't quite get the full beauty that way. Everyone loved the ferry; well worth the $14.