Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fun in Logan

We had a great time visiting Michael and JaNae in Logan these last two days. Aris and Lincoln were so cute. We had the chance to go to a really fun little park. I wash pushing Katie on a swing in the little kid area and turned around and my 4 others were all swinging together in the big kid area. I love that they love each other so much. It made my heart very happy. (I just realized that these were the only two pics I took the entire two days. Take my word for it, our nephews are stinking cute :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Here comes the tooth fairy!

At 9:45pm today March 26 our baby girl Katie lost her first tooth. She was a trooper and let dad pull it out after mom noticed it was incredibly loose. She is eagerly awaiting the tooth fairy. It has been a very exciting night here in the Christensen household :)!

Waterfall Fun

Yesterday we enjoyed the day hiking with friends by one of our favorite waterfalls (La Torelle Falls). It was a beautiful day with wonderful people! Katie did a great job hiking. It is so weird how big she is getting. She was so funny and kept asking me to take her piccheed (picture in Katie tongue :). I love kids and the joy they bring to life!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ben 10

Our little man is now ten! Crazy!! We had a ton of fun today. Ben spent the morning shopping for Legos. Then he got his favorite foot long (oven roasted chicken breast on Italian bread with olives, tomato, salt & pepper, and vinegar and oil) from Subway. He paired that with cool ranch Doritos and soda and he was a very happy camper. He came home, built some Legos and then it was off to the movie theater to see OZ with the whole family. Then he requested to go out with just mom and dad to Panda Express. He was super excited to get his own three item entre. This kid can pack it in :). He is such a sweet guy and we love him so much. I am so grateful to have him in our family! Happy Birthday Ben!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Emmalee is 12

I can't believe my sweet girl is 12. I remember when she was two and she would pretend she was in Harry Potter casting spells at Joelle (not much has changed there :). Then she was three and she was Frodo and Joelle was Sam. They were so cute together. I am glad they have always been such good friends.
We had a fun day today. She and I and Joelle did a bunch of fun shopping. We all enjoyed lunch at Arby's (minus Dave). I realized after lunch that all Jacob had was a vanilla milk shake. Not quite sure how that happened (sneaky kid :).
In the afternoon, Joelle and I and Emma got all dressed up for our New Beginnings which was all centered around Emma since it was her birthday and she is our only Beehive. David and I took her to dinner at PF Changs while she was all dressed up. While we were at dinner we asked her what she was most excited about turning 12 and/or growing up. She said "I am so excited to go to the temple, I have been waiting for that for so long." I couldn't believe my ears. That might have been one of the best moments of my life as a mother.
New Beginnings was a big hit with Emma and Joelle. They did a little play which was super cute. Emma was in the spotlight the whole time and loved it. She said it was her best birthday ever. I am glad she had fun turning 12.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Vista House

When David's parents were in town we went to Multnomah Falls and then drove along the old scenic hwy (hwy 30?) up to the Vista House. It is an awesome structure that gives you a view of the gorge. I love going there, and of course I took no pictures of the actual building :). I saw these fun informational plaques and took pictures of my faves. I love History! Hope you find them as funny as I did! The last picture is the full portion of the first picture. You should read the whole thing to really get the feel of what she was saying. I just thought the last part was so great! Go Oregonians!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

1st attempt

This was Katie's first attempt at writing her whole last name by herself. She did great!