So our memory cards went all crazy after vacation and somehow we lost all our pictures from after vacation until Christmas morning, thankfully my mom visited for both Zander’s preschool program and Olivia’s dance recital.
Our cute preschooler
Sophie enjoying the freedom to run about while waiting for Olivia’s performance
Olivia really enjoyed her ballroom lessons
Family picture before church
We had a fun visit with Grandma Elizabeth
Nice manatee face Olivia
We got a ton of snow this year, this is just some of the pile in front of our house, the kids made it into an open topped igloo
We decorated gingerbread cookies
On New Year’s Eve we took the kids to a hockey game, Zach LOVED it!
Day 1 In our driveway leaving for vacation
At Dead Horse Point State Park (its like a small version of the Grand Canyon)
In Moab on a bridge Rob designed
In Arches National Park
Day 2 in Vail (notice the snow being made behind us, it was chilly!)
Denver, Colorado temple
We had to stop at the American Girl doll store
Running off some energy at the Denver Natural History Musuem
Day 3 Everyone sleeping at the same time!!
At a science museum in Texas
Lubbock, Texas temple
Day 4 a swim at the hotel before a long drive to San Antonio
Day 5 at the Alamo
Taking the beautiful water taxi ride
Day 6 at the zoo
Day 7 at Sea World
Day 8 at the beach in Corpus Christie, it was so beautiful (Olivia and I just need to remember to wear more sunscreen next time)
Day 9 was a Sunday so we spent it at church with the Barrus’ who were kind enough to let us stay with them, Day 10 San Antonio, Texas temple
Day 11 Carlsbad Caverns
Day 12 Albuquerque, New Mexico temple
Fun hot air balloon museum in Albuquerque
Petrified Forest National Park (one of our favorite stops)
Snowflake, New Mexico temple
Day 13 Grand Canyon
Instead of paying for school pictures we decided to get family pictures taken instead, we went to FotoFly again and this was our worst experience so far but there were still some cute pictures.
We let the chickens out in the fall to eat all the leftover stuff out of the garden, Sophia mastered catching them by their tails.
Hiking on the Nebo loop
Family picture time at Payson Lake (and yes that would be sweet Sophia trying to attack our new camera…)
At Devil’s Kitchen on the loop also.
Rob got the kids a little 4-wheeler, they are still mastering driving it.
Sophia being super safe…
Messy fun with chalk and water in the backyard
Zander with his best buddy, Everett at the zoo
Cascade Springs, one of our favorite places
A fun little picnic area up American Fork canyon
At Tracy Aviary
And then the zoo
Olivia’s first day of 2nd grade
Peaches from our two peach trees
Zach’s first day of Kindergarten
Waiting for the big kids to come home
Zander’s first day of preschool
Rob took the big kids to the parade in Riverton
July 4th movie night
Sophie started nursery
Jello fight at Thanksgiving Point
Kennecott copper mine visitor center
Sophie loves to swing
At Aunty Jen’s pool
The first stop on our Yellowstone Haslam family vacation, the Idaho Falls temple
Bear World (after we had to rent a van since ours was acting up)
Playing in Yellowstone lake
Grandpa Richard came with us
On the way home, Rexburg temple
This is why it is impossible for me to keep our doors clean…
My dad came down to visit, the big kids liked his dogs but Sophie liked their water bowls
At the Bean Musuem at BYU
At Wheeler Farm
On our anniversary at Tucanos
The wildfire on the mountain behind our house
Someone likes cotton candy as much as I do!
Olivia at the Princess Festival
At Temple Square
At Silver Lake
Zachary and me at his preschool Mother’s Day program
His sorta funny answers
Zachary loves riding his bike without training wheels
Sophie loves to ride her bike, too
Olivia and Kambri at the Air Show
We traded Sophia for Kambri
Olivia loved the shiny plane
It was a little cold and windy
Last picture at the air show before it got super windy and super rainy
At Thanksgiving Point gardens
Olivia mastered blowing bubbles
Zachary’s first time on the really cool new climbing pyramid near our house, it took him a few months to get brave enough but he has made it to the top many times now.
At the Children’s Museum for Zander’s birthday!
Zach the cashier
Olivia the farmer
Zander’s birthday cookie
So excited to get sunglasses and a baseball bat.
Me and Zander at the Tulip Festival
Looking for frogs at Thanksgiving Point
Olivia’s Rapunzel play, she got to sing a trio and did a great job!
Grandma Elizabeth came for a short visit to see us and the play, too!
My kids love the snow!
Not this kid though
Pretty impressive snowman
Not too sure of the new chick
Happy Birthday Olivia
Super excited about the new clothes for her doll
and Burger King meal.
Yummo brownie mix
We really can’t seem to get a good Sunday group picture.
Sophie loves riding her bike.
Zachary got his training wheels off.
Olivia’s cake for her party.
Painting Rapunzel style.
Olivia’s best friend Kambri
Easter egg hunt at Grandma and Grandpa’s house
Family pic at the Easter egg hunt
Zach loves when we find snakes in the yard.