“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Sunday, May 22, 2011


On May 7th Olivia turned 5 years old!!!! I can't believe I have a 5 year old!!!  This was the first year that she had a friends party, we ended up having 14 little girls over to our house for a princess themed party.  They were all so cute and came dressed up as cute princess's.  Olivia loved every minute of her special day.  This is her last birthday before she is in school, tear.  This August she will be going into Kindergarten in a brand new school.  Whenever we drive by her new school she always tells me to look at how big it is.  I don't know how I will handle her going to Kindergarten, and she will get to ride a school bus!  I am super nervous about the bus, but Olivia is beyond thrilled about it.  
Okay back to her birthday, so this year Olivia got a bike.  She had been telling us FOREVER that she wanted one.  She is so cute riding it, and is very cautious.  She always got a blow bouncy ball pin from my parents, luckily we have a basement where is fits great.  Then with all the presents all the guest bought she made a killing.  I'm so glad that she has some great friends.  Olivia is my little social girl and make a friend anywhere but she really has some great friends.  I'm so proud of her and the wonderful girl she is becoming.  She is still fiercely independent, but she has a big heart.  She is always looking out for Sophie, she hates to see Sophie get hurt and will actually cry herself.  She is such a sweetheart and I can't wait to see what year 5 brings for her!

 The birthday girl coming down the stairs in her new princess dress.

 Her new bike!
 With some of her friends.
 Some more of her friends.
 Getting ready to hit the pinata
 First hit!
 Sophie gets a turn!
 Cousin Alyssa does the final hit!
 Of course Olivia cries because the pinata is broken!
 Waiting for the cake!
 Neighbor Sunnie
 Sophie in her costume
 Ready to blow out the candles

 The Tangled cake
 Cute cousin Megan
 Opening  presents with Reagon (another neighbor) looking on
 More neighbors Kendra and Hallie
And this is how Damon was 15 minutes after the party was over!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Look who's 2!!!

                                                             Crying before she got her cupcake!

In her new car

Miss Sophie turned 2 on May 6.  I can not believe that she is 2!!!  Where has the time gone.  Her birthday was pretty laid back.  My parents were in town and so we went out to dinner to the Mayan, seriously if you are ever in Utah and are going out to eat with your kids go there.  They will be entertained the whole time! Then when we got home we let her "blow" out her candle on her cupcake.   Love this little girl SO much, we had no idea how much two years ago she would change us forever!