Saturday, October 4, 2014

Griffin's 5th Birthday

How is it possible that this boy is five?  Here he is before church wearing the suit that Aunt Steph handed down to us.  I was so excited that he finally fit into it!  He looked so handsome!

Marc did some creative landscaping in honor of Griffin's birthday week!

Griffin loved it so much and used it as a race track for his bike.  He watched Marc from our bedroom window and yelled, " Oh yeah Dad!  That is awesome!"

We had a camping theme birthday party for Griffin.  

We had plans to have a campfire in the mountains but it was an incredibly rainy weekend and we didn't want to risk getting rained out.  So we decided to move the party to our backyard.  

Marc was our hot dog chef!

We are so lucky to have a big family that came to celebrate with us!

After hot dogs we had a s'mores bar.  I made s'mores cupcakes and we had sterno set up for easy marshmallow roasting. 

Unfortunately, the wind picked up and the sterno wasn't working out too well, but luckily we had the fire pit to roast our mallows!

 Then it was on to the gifts!  Griffin got so many fun gifts and was definitely overwhelmed by all of the fun new toys!

 The weather quickly made a turn for the worse and we ended up moving the party inside for cake and ice cream.

I made this cake!  This is the first time that I have ever attempted to make a theme cake.  I have pinterest to thank for the idea and the tutorial.  I made a 3 layer cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.  It felt pretty awesome to make this whole thing from scratch.  The snout and the ears are made from rice krispie treats that I shaped and then frosted.  It was a ton of work but turned out so cute and Griffin loved it.  Best part was that it great too!

Of course I  had to buy this shirt for Luke!  It was way too perfect for our theme and his personality!

Our little party of five!

Since we already had the party and we celebrated Griff's birthday early, we decided to make his actual birthday special by taking him on a date.  

He chose JCW's for dinner so he could have his favorite grilled cheese and french fries. 

Then we were off to Target to spend his birthday money. 

And of course he picked a noisy firetruck!  He loves it and sleeps with it under his bed!
 Happy Birthday Griffin!  You are the coolest kid.  We love you to the moon and back!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Silver Lake Flat

Sunday Explorations!
If you haven't gone on an adventure with a broken bobble head Uncle Sam, you haven't lived!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ezra's Blessing

Ezra was a dream today.  He was quiet through his blessing (apparently Uncle Mikle had his finger in his mouth to help with that) and he did great being passed around to all of the family that wanted to hold and love on him.  We had a great celebration to honor this sweet babe.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Big Trains

Marc is now working nights and his days off are Monday and Tuesday.  He is also working in Ogden.  Monday he decided that we should take the boys to the Union Station Train Museum in Ogden.

Ogden has these horses all over town and each one is painted differently.  They are pretty cool!

Right out of the car we spotted the Big Trains!  Too bad there were signs everywhere saying "Do NOT Climb on Train. "  Griffin wanted to go INSIDE the train and was pretty sad when we told him that we couldn't.  Luke does not like to be hot and he said he wanted to go home after only 5 minutes of arriving. 
The steamy on the right was HUGE!

I think this one was my favorite.  So cute and vintagey!
So after we checked out the big trains that were outside, we headed in for the station and once we stepped inside and peaked into the museum we made the decision that it probably wasn't the best place for 2 crazy little boys.  It looked like it was more appropriate for an old man with a bunch of model trains in his basement.  By this time the boys were hungry for lunch and hot from being outside so we headed back toward home.  Well Griffin was ticked because he thought that he was gonna go and be able to play with lots of trains... not true, but once we bribed him with some french fries he lifted his spirits!
Inside the station

Here is Ez just hanging out and enjoying the shade

So even though we didn't actually go in the museum or "play" with any trains, Griffin said, "IT WAS AWESOME!"  So that made the long drive and cranky kiddos worth it!