Saturday, May 30, 2015

Piano Recitals Galore

Mark and Dax both had a spring recital. They are currently taking from different piano teachers so that means two recitals.

Dax had a Disney recital and dressed as Shang from Mulan because he played a song from Mulan. He also played a pirate song. He was terrified of bowing, but he sort of did it!

Mark memorized his Sea Chantey and we were proud of his dynamics in this song.

I am so proud of both of them and how hard they work at the piano. They are awesome practicers and they are progressing so fast. I hope they will always love to play the piano like I do.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bees Game

These have to be two of the biggest baseball nerds I know!

When we went to the Jazz Game, we got free tickets to see the Salt Lake Bees. We were so excited, and we had enough tickets to take Grandpa.

When we arrived at the stadium, we had to ride the free train that goes along the outfield fence. We missed it last time so I promised the boys we would go, and Seth loved it!

Even mom rode the train...

Mark and I don't take many pictures together. I'm trying to fix that.

The Bees played well and even though we left in the 7th inning, it was a fun night.

The best part of the night was when a bird pooped on Dax's hat. He said to me, "Mom, something hit my hat." So we all took a look, and had a great laugh. Poor Dax! At least it was his hat, and not his hair.

We had popcorn and ice cream which was what they all wanted, even Grandpa. And we saw the Bee which is the most important part of going to the Bees' game.

We have so much fun going to sporting events, no matter what the sport.

Seth doesn't normally like ice cream, but he ate it at the game!

Dax LOVES popcorn!

This is the highlight of the game for Seth.
Surprising since Mark was terrified of mascots until about 2 years ago!

Seth was really into the dancing at the game, even though he gets embarrassed when I pull out the camera.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mother's Day!

I had an awesome Mother's Day this year. My boys (and Randy) spoiled me a lot. They took me out to dinner the night before and dropped me off for a pedicure. I got a new iPod since my old one wasn't working so well. Mark made me a cute necklace at school out of a domino, and Dax made me a handprint in clay to save. I also got a new crock pot so I can make two things at once. I was super excited about that one!

My toes still look good two weeks later!

On Mother's Day, I told Randy I would take care of the cooking. He always feels obligated to cook for me, but I figured if I wanted to eat something that I wanted, I would have to make it myself. So I made myself French Toast for breakfast and a ham dinner. I also made Dazzleberry Pie for dessert.

In the morning, we went for a bird drive out West to Camp Floyd. We had hoped to see some colorful small birds, but couldn't find any. We did see a Turkey Vulture sunning himself and a California Quail (my favorite bird). It was a beautiful morning, and just what I wanted for Mother's Day--to spend time with my family.

Turkey Vulture

California Quail

My crazy crew that I love to pieces!

And one with Randy...didn't want to leave him out!
He's the best husband I could ever ask for.
This picture is from later in the week at the Payson temple.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dax's 6th Birthday

Dax turned 6 last week (okay 2 weeks took me that long to finish the post). We are so grateful to have Dax as part of our family after 19 hours of labor and an emergency C-section. He has brought a lot of laughter and love into our family over the last 6 years. Dax is kind, smart, determined, loving, and helpful. He is also very artistic, creative, and athletic. Dax is a good example and he is very obedient...most of the time.

Dax had originally planned to have a sports birthday party with some friends, but then he only wanted to invite a few cousins and 2 of the 4 live out of state, so we came up with another plan. We went bowling (which Dax loves!), then out to eat at Brick Oven (his favorite restaurant), and then we came back and had cake. It was a great evening. We had a ton of fun celebrating Dax's birthday.

Do these look familiar? Yep, I made these same cupcakes for
Dax's preschool class last year, but he wanted them again!

Dax had preschool the day before his birthday so he was the Super Star Student.
He worked really hard on his poster.

Dax brought this fish home from preschool and although
everyone took home a fish, he thought it was a birthday present!

Dax had a free cookie at Barnes and Noble.

He wanted to play at the park, and hit some baseballs.

I'm pretty proud of this cake.

Dax was a very determined bowler.

Unfortunately for Dax, Seth beat us all pretty badly.

Waiting together at Brick Oven

Dax had the balloon maker make a sword for him.

Seth gave Dax a new book.

Mark gave Dax a new basketball.

Dax loves to kiss me in pictures and I love any kisses I can get from my boys!


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