Mackenzie was so happy to turn 5. She just couldn't wait. She is such a sweet girl and she is definitely my fire ball. She is a very spirited girl and I love her for that. She has so many talents and so much energy, it will be fun to see what this girl will be. I know Heavenly Father has a plan for her and it will be great. I am so proud to be her mom. She makes me laugh, she teaches me patience and keeps me on my toes. I love her smile, her competitive nature and her willingness to help me in anyway, most of the time. She is such a blessing to our family. We love you Mackenzie Lynn!
Taya, Mackenzie and Mia at our family birthday party.
We had an Eloise party. It was so fitting for Mackenzie.
Our newest members of the family are Paco and Sunshine. I never thought we would get birds again but we gave in, actually, Rich gave in, I just went along with it. They are nice birds and all the kids love them, even Ryker. He loves to hold them, even if they scratch up his arms.
This was one of the first snow days of the year. The kids really wanted to build a snowman, so I gave in and got the winter stuff out. They had so much fun and Ryker didn't know what to do with all the snow. He mostly sat in it and ate it. He looked so cute!
Ryker's 1st snow that he could actually see and enjoy. He was mesmerized and just babbled and pointed out the window. It was so cute. We had a big snow storm on the same day we were carving pumpkins. It was a great day to spend indoors together as a family.
It is our tradition to carve pumpkins together as a family and make a day or night of it. We had so much fun and Rich really got into it with the girls. Everyone was able to carve thier own pumpkins, even Kenzie. We also bake the seeds in the oven and eat them. We all love it.
Mackenzie has the cutest preschool teacher. Mrs. Heidi is always doing really fun things with her class. On this day we all went to the pumpkin patch. All of the kids got to pick out a pumpkin and got through a corn maze. They had so much fun and so did I. Ryker just wanted to sit in the dirt and play and sometimes he just laid in it. Typical boy.
The past is history, the future is a mystery, this moment is a gift-that's why it is called the present.... Welcome to our family website. We are excited to share our many adventures with our family and friends. There is never a dull moment in our lives. Thanks to our darling girls who keep us laughing and on our toes. We hope you enjoy our updates. Thanks for visiting and enjoy.
August 2007 - Macie woke up one morning after we had put her to bed without pants on the night before. She looks down and says,"well first things first, I have to put some pants on".
August 2007 - Macie and I are in the car. She asks me why we have to go to college. I tell her to learn how to be a doctor, nurse, etc... She then says, "well mom you have already taught me everything, why don't you just be my college".
September 2007 - It is Macie's first day of dance and she is so excited. She says,"Mom, I can't wait for everyone to meet me".
March 2008 - Mackenzie's question every day at least 10 times. "Mom, you and dad got married in the temple?", "yes"
"Oh, I'm going to get married in the temple to" .
April 2008 - Macie's favorite thing to say lately, "awkward....."
In any situation, it makes me laugh.
Rich asked Macie, "what happened to your elbow?" (she had a big scrape on it) Her response was, "I fell on the sidewalk, yeah dad, bad times."
I was getting ready in the bathroom, while Madison was having a fit about cleaning. Madison storms out of the bathroom and Macie comes in and says, "7 year olds, what are you going to do."
One night we were watching the Jazz game. Macie asked, "Dad which team are we going for?" Rich says jokingly, "for family night we'll learn all about basketball." Before I could even say anything Macie says, "Dad, don't you know family night is to learn about Jesus." She made me so proud.
June 2008 - Mackenzie trying to say "Parent Trap" (that was the movie we were watching). First she said, "parent crap, then karen trap, finally parent trap." I just thought it was so cute.
We get home from church and Mackenzie wants a rice crispie treat. So she puts it on the counter and says, "Mom someone wants a rice crispie treat, hello!" It made me laugh.
August 2008 - After Ryker was born and we were all in my hospital room Macie says, " We have been waiting for this moment for so long." How sweet is that.
After we brought Ryker home, Mackenzie looks into his bassinet and says,"Well that's it I'm a big sister."
November 2008 - Dad, Ryker only has little ears. He can't hear us when we're talking. (Macie)
November 2009 - Rich was passing out treats in our sunday school class and Macie was the last one. When it was her turn she said,"without further a do" and took a treat.
November 2009 - Macie just had her hair cut and it looks a lot like Selena Gomez (Wizard of Waverly Place Star). So she walks in the house and in a very sassy way says,"Selena's in the house!"
February 2010 - Mackenzie's new saying is, instead of "Peace out dog" she says, "Peace out Camel". Gabe said to her one day, "Peace out dog" and so she thought of a new animal to go with that saying.