Friday, May 31, 2013

Dorthy... or maybe the Good Witch

Zach wanted me to take a picture of Ruthie in this outfit because it is the same outfit Dorthy would have been wearing in the original Wizard of Oz book- silver slippers, not red and of course the blue gingham.  He also says the original Dorthy is about 5 not 16 but I can't vouch, I haven't read the book yet. Zach did read it to the older two boys, maybe I should ask them. Dorthy was obviously not in very good spirits that morning. Not exactly up for a photo shoot. She just wanted to be grumpy that I wouldn't let her get in the car and mess with all the buttons. We all have our days. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scooby Dooby Doo

Ahh, my first born. Can it be 7 years or was it just yesterday? We decided to do a party this year since this will be the last hurrah before we move in July to Colorado. Gabe, being the oldest, and probably having the most friends, is also the saddest, but he will make new friends I'm sure. My eternal bouncy ball requested a Scooby Doo party, complete with dog bone invitations, a mummy wrap, a monster mash, and a Scooby snack balloon pop. They also had to be good detectives and find their party favor bags in the back yard. Zach was an excellent helper, corralling 18 kids from school and the neighborhood. It was a little bit like organized chaos, but in a good way. Happy Birthday Gabe! We love you.

This is apple cake from his actual birthday, which happen to be on a Sunday

My oldest just turned 7. (Since we are birthday buddies, I turned 30 just a few days before!) He requested a Scooby Doo Party.

I was so glad Gabe chose to have a birthday lime pie rather than a birthday cake. Saved me 4 hours of decorating!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Cindy Lu Who

I was giving hair cuts and lil' miss wanted to get in on the action. We use the vacuum to get up the stray hair on the floor, even if it's still attached to the owner.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Soon-to-be Sister Missionary

Remember this pretty lady? She's about to go into the MTC (missionary training center) next week. Before she left college we celebrated her 20th birthday in style with quinoa guacamole burgers and lemon cake- menu by request. Here we are sporting our Lazy Man Iron man shirts together. Don't we practically look like twins? (If you are curious what that is, you do a full triathlon but you have a month to complete it. If you finish you get the t-shirt. As Naomi will tell you, she will do almost anything for a t-shirt) And that would be Zach's hand smashing her face into the cake. We sure are going to miss Naomi and our Sunday night dinners but she's going to do awesome in France. Au voir!