Wednesday, August 31, 2016


We participated in a stake service project and helped pack over 200,000 meals.

Arthur did not come.

Kids had fun, didn't complain, and were great helpers.

Arthur's First Furry Friends

I CAN NOT get over how much Arthur is loving his Disney friends, and how adorable it is.

Sienna had fun, too. She is shy, but will warm up. Tiana was the last one we saw, and by then she was willing to talk a little.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Girl's Overnight Out

For our birthdays, one of my good friends and I got a hotel room nearby and had a relaxing kid-free night.  We went out for Thai food, went to the hot tub, watched a movie, ate treats, and slept in. And the hotel had a great free breakfast. It was great! Happy very early birthday to me.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Back to Disney

We decided to take advantage of an interim year with no kids in school half day, and renew our Disney passes earlier than planned. Arthur's first visit was much later than the other kids and he (!!!) loves it.

I made four trips the first week... First day with everyone.

The next day we went in the evening to see Paint the Night.

I took everyone on the last day of summer.

And on the first day of school, just Arthur and Sienna. The goal here was for Sienna to "see the princesses", which she had been talking about for a week, and we succeeded.

First Day of School

The first day of school went off with much fewer hitches than previous years.  We walked, had plenty of time, and everyone was happy.  Both the kids got their besties in their class this year.

Maggie - 4th Grade

Dalton - 1st Grade

Sienna - Wanted her picture taken.

The walkpool begins.

If I Could Bottle That Smile