Monday, September 6

A lot.

It has been a very eventful couple of weeks.

This kid started Kindergarten.


And, as you can see, is about to start dance classes.

Thanks for the hand-me-down leotards and shoes, Kiley!

We'll call these the "before shots."

All the kids (with teeth) went to the dentist for the first time.

They were all very brave.

And this kid

got his first blessing.

And refused to grin his huge baby grin for the camera all weekend long.
This was as close as I could get.


Thanks for the blessing outfit Grandma! She made it out of the leftover material from one of the twins dresses!

My sister and her family of yayhoos were here from Pittsburgh for the blessing, and my mom flew in again. I was surprised how much it meant to me to walk into the sacrament meeting room and realize that a whole row full of my family was there to see our boy get blessed. We were in Utah for the girls' blessings, and took for granted how wonderful it was to have so many loved ones around to witness those sweet occasions.

I'm really glad they could come. Even if they are a bunch of yayhoos.

And last but not least- today Zach and I turned eight.

To celebrate, we went to Wicked. I loved it! The music wasn't my favorite, but I loved the story and how wonderfully G-rated it was. Awesome! We've unconsciously made it a tradition to go to musicals on our anniversary. Which I think is appropriate, considering how we met:)

Happy Anniversary, bun.


Breezi@ Not Your Average Fairytale said...

I still find your love story romantic. :)

You HAVE had a ton going on, lady!

Those little kiddos of yours are just darling :)

Duncan said...

I love how the little guy has already perfected the "Who? Me?" look. lol with that many sisters he is going to need it!

Kell's Belles said...

So many comments:

*Yay for Wicked! Yay for musical theater!

*Kindergarteners who dance ROCK! (I have one of my own--her first class is tonight. Although she's doing clogging instead of ballet.)

*Congratulations on your little buddy's first ordinance. Kael is suck a cutie!

*That IS a lot. Way to survive, Mama!

The Garber Family said...

It was A LOT!
I'm glad the shoes fit!
And congratulations on the baby blessing and on you and Zach's anniversary! I'm so jealous about Wicked. I've been dying to see that for about 3 years. I should have taken advantage of it when i was in WA and we had it there.
(BTW, the book is NOT G-rated! Had to put it down after like the first chapter)

Brandon, Rachelle and Samantha said...

Wow, so many changes! Looks like life is treating you all right. We loved the baby announcement. Thank you so much for sending us one. Love you!

Leah Southwick said...

Summer, he is so cute! And I can't believe how big your girls are getting. Four kids with one in kindergarten and dance class and one a tiny baby--you are amazing. How do you do it? I am getting nervous for life after our third and I only have one in preschool.

Tulsi said...

I heard a family with a Brie and Anya at Olive Garden yesterday.