Friday, April 29, 2011

{Sienna's Best Week Ever}

This post is all about-
My little Roo.
My curly headed lady.
My little spit fire.
My little lady with the most contagious of laughs.

She's seriously has had the

It began with her special day in Pre-school.
Each child in her class has a day where they are
celebrated for being who they are, and being so special.
I love it. (Her teacher is something else!)She was very excited (and a little nervous for her day).
After being introduced to the darling kids in her class,
she gets her 'I am special' crown.
And then the class sings a song to her
about how wonderful she is.

Then Teacher T reads some fun facts about her.
And Sienna grins from ear to ear.
That smile didn't leave the entire time we were there.
She shows off her poster (full of pictures of her and her favorite things),
and then passes out rainbow donuts to her friends.
We agree, this little lady of ours is nothing sort of

The next morning she woke up a 5 year old!
Yes, my baby is 5.
I can't even deal with it.

Here she is her first morning as a 5 year old,
and ready to pose.

I cannot even stand how cute she is.

That day we went and picked out a cake (oreo ice-cream).
I let her pick whatever she wanted for lunch,
seriously, told her I'd take her anywhere....
She chose Wal-Mart chicken nuggets??
She's a strange little 5 year old.
After school we got geared up for a soccer game.
We had a chat about being aggressive before the game,
(she even has what we are calling an 'aggressive growl').
And it worked.
She wanted
to score her a goal,
and went after that ball every chance she got.
And about 2 minutes before the game ended she scored!
We were so excited for her, and it made her b-day
extra special.

(Post game smile. Blue lips courtesy of the cupcakes we brought for treats).

After the game we headed to my parents for
dinner, cake, and presents!

She had a fabulous b-day!
And then she topped off her fabulous week by celebrating in style
with her friends. This year she chose a
themed party. It wasn't as easy to plan as I
had hoped, but it turned out pretty fun in the end.

Here she is, ready to party!

The Invites.We colored rainbow pictures,
made fluffy clouds with rainbow streamers and
made rainbow (fruit loop necklaces).And read the only book our library had about rainbows.
The kids actually really enjoyed we lucked out.
Here's some fun details.
(Rainbow napkins found at Michaels, Chalk board plate from a friend).Rainbow mini M&M's (my favorite!), a pot of gold, rainbow licorice, rolos.
Rainbow cupcakes.The treats all set up on the plate...
do you think they went home ready for dinner??

And the cupcakes had a fun surprise when they took the wrapper off.
They were such fun to make, and the kids loved them.The crew.
Yes, there was a TON of them.
Sienna is such a social kid and makes friends everywhere she goes.
Aren't they all just adorable?
We sent each child home with a little thank you token
found here.It was such a fun week for my little Roo.
But I gotta admit, I'm a bit exhausted!
And feeling rather old having a 5 year old and a 7 year old
around the house.

Now, I'm off to bed. Please bless I wake up in the morning.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

{Easter Weekend}

Easter Weekend has been

Saturday began by heading to Sienna's
soccer game.
Here is a shot of her first time at Goalie.
And her last.
She was TERRIFIED to be goalie.
Scared to death.
Lots of tears fell before we caved and took her out.
(But in Sienna's defense, she was awesome out on the field
after her meltdown and more aggressive then we've seen before.)
And seriously, how cute is she?!
Right after the game we headed to
Treemonton to celebrate
Sienna's upcoming Birthday,
Trav's upcoming Birthday.
She asked Grandma Lorraine for a Rainbow Cake.
Adorable!But before we got to the B-day Festivities we got to
the egg hunt.
They loved every second.

We then got to the cake!
Sienna was pretty excited about her first
Birthday party of the year, and is counting down
the next few days till her b-day is finally here.

Then it was present time!
For Dad too! :)Saturday night just before bed Adyson made
this card for the Easter Bunny.
I love this kid of mine.

And in case you can't read it, here is what it says.
(With added punctuation and correct spelling)

Thank you for coming here. You are very nice.
My name is Adyson and my sisters name is Sienna.
Our last name is Kidman. You are wise, kind, and sweet.
You are a big bunny and your the biggest. That's very cool.
And my moms name is Hayley and my dads name is
Travis. We love each other in our family. We have a great
family. Thanks for coming Easter Bunny. Happy Easter.
I'm seven.
I love you.
Love Adyson

Yes, she 's adorable.

This morning they woke up to their baskets and a
few surprises. Yes, those are Ken dolls.
They make their friends go home and get theirs
every time they play Barbies because we don't have any..
so The EB hooked them up.

They also got some new scooters and were
beyond thrilled with them...but they were
so busy riding them that I have yet to take a picture.

Here they are in their Easter Duds.
Beauties, I'm raising!

After dinner we headed to my moms to
celebrate with my family.
Another Egg hunt!

We spent the rest of the day eating my moms
delicious food, playing games with cousins, and
Trav and I snuck in a nap! It was a lovely Easter!
I hope you all had a great one too!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

{Cold Spring Activities}

My lack of blogging I blame on the weather.

It makes us be boring and watch
a lot of movies.
(Tangled and Lemonade Mouth).

Here is how we've managed to bide our time.

Trav broke out the girls
cutest golf clubs ever
a few days ago and took the ladies
out back to practice their swings.

It was windy! And Cold!
But they had such a good time
and cannot wait to get up to the course with T.

I've found the ladies doing this often when it's too
rainy to go outside and play.

I LOVE Adyson being able to read.
It's such fun.

And Soccer started.
Adyson chose not to play this year,
so Sienna has all of us cheering her on.
And she lucked out cause Trav is her coach.

So far, we've had to cancel every practice day
(due to rain),
and we've played 1 game, in the pouring rain.

Maybe someone should have told Coach
it was FREEZING outside and shorts were a bad choice....

What is cuter then 4 and 5 year olds playing soccer?
It's just so funny.
Sienna did fabulous and our team scored a few goals...
(They scored a few for the other team too. We are currently
working on teaching them to run in the right direction.)

Now, go pray for the sun!
Go. Now. Go!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


(Picture taken by Roo,
just before she got in trouble for playing with the camera.)

I'm sitting here in my front room
with the windows open
watching it snow.
I'm listening to one little lady
take the lids on and off of her markers
as she is drawing a picture for her
Grandma, who is on a cruise.
And another little lady is playing
with her Barbies in her bedroom.
They are currently flying around in search
of something...I'm not quite sure what.

This week hasn't been a typical Spring Break
for us.
We've done nothing Springy at all.
I've sat by the window reading,
and dreaming of sunshine.
We've played with friends.
A lot.
We saw Gnomeo and Juliet,
which-btw-is LAME.
And we've watched
Tangled 15 times, I think.

But boy, has it been lovely.
We've lazed around each morning
in our pj's.
And we've danced around the kitchen
to their new favorite song
(Who says-Selena Gomez).
The ladies wake up each morning and
play for hours together.
And my house feels warm

And just today have realized
that even though I promised myself
when the New Year started that life
would be like this

It's not.

I still get carried away with
work, weight, PTA, church, cleaning, cooking,
and everything else on my too long list.

But I'm working on it.
And I write this as a reminder to myself
to put whats important first.
And to relax, just a little.
And I feel so very blessed to have such a lovely life
with kids I want to squeeze every second.
And a husband I love. Loads.
And a warm house full of laughter.
And even when it's full of little girls fighting,
I kinda love it.

Life is good!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

{O Town}

Friday we headed into Ogden Canyon to
stay in some condos with Cody, Amy and their lovelies.
We did nothing but
lay around, eat, shop, play games, and watch movies
2 days straight.
It was lovely,
though somehow we all came home
feeling rather tired.

Could is possibly be because we had one
7 year old,
almost 5 year olds,
the cutest baby ever
echoing coughs at all hours of the night?

We did make a little excursion from our secluded
spot in the mountains to go to the dinosaur museum.
The ladies love it and were so very excited about it!
The ladies and Simon.
They were told to make their scariest faces.
You are scared...
aren't you?
(I love how Roo can't even manage a scary face.
It all ends up smiles.)

The fam.

They were in awe watching a man work on a fossil.
He opened his window and talked to them for like an hour.
They were in awe of everything he had to say,
especially Simon.
It was a very fun ending to a fabulous morning for them.
I'm already ready for another getaway!
And for warm weather...where is Spring?