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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
This year went by so fast, I am sad that my baby is already 1. Of course I knew she would grow up, but it just feels like time is flying by. We kept her birthday party pretty low key compared to other parties we have done. It was fun but I must admit I missed all the fun planning and creative ideas to come up with. We had family over and did cake and ice cream and then watched her open her presents. She got plenty of presents and was sure spoiled. She was the best cake eater out of any of my kids, and I loved it. We got her a little Minnie mouse four wheeler for her birthday. She wasn't too sure about it at first but she warmed up to it and started to like it and even went by herself for a few minutes. Happy Birthday Skyeley Mikell we love you!
Posted by Hodson Family at 10:53 AM
First I want to say sorry for the crappy picture, we were in a hurry when we took it and it was done on our phone so it didn't turn out very good. This year for our 5 year anniversary Mike surprised me with a couple's massage in salt lake. I was excited to try it but nervous because I don't like people to touch me. We went to a place in salt lake and we enjoyed our time together but the actual massage wasn't the best. This was my first massage so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I probably wouldn't go do it again. I didn't enjoy it at all, to be honest it kind of hurt. After we were done we got to eat some chocolate and drink some sparkling water. On our way home we stopped at Spaghetti Factory for dinner and had the best dinner ever. I had so much fun spending some alone time with my husband and it was nice to keep our anniversary somewhat low key.
Posted by Hodson Family at 10:32 AM
This was such a fun time with the girls from my work celebrating one of our very own. P decided to get married this year and so we thought it would be fun to throw her a bachelorette party. We went to dinner at Sonora grill and there we presented her with bachelorette cake. Our waiters and the people we were sharing the party room with sure got a kick out of the cake. Once we were done we went to the parking garage at the junction so those that wanted to could partake in jello shots could. Then we went to fat cats for glow in the dark golfing and were divided up into 3 teams. Once we were done golfing we headed over to the roof bar to hang out and talk. I haven't ever been to bar before this but this one seemed pretty relaxed and it didn't seem like a typical bar setting. It was very calm with music and people just socializing on the roof top of a building. Congrats P!
Posted by Hodson Family at 10:25 AM
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Brinley was in the Roy Days parade again this year for dance. My mom's husband Autie is a truck driver and he was able and willing to drive the girls on the back of his flat bed trailor for the parade. Brinley loved riding on the big truck and loved being able to tell people that it was her grandpa driving.
Posted by Hodson Family at 9:36 AM
Kenzley lost her first tooth on July 26th while having a sleep over with her sister at Steve's house. I must admit I am not surprised that it happened at his house but I was sad because of course I wanted her to be home. The toothfairy still was able to visit her at his house and she was so excited. She got $2 and felt bad that Brinley and her cousins, Alexis and Ashlynn didn't get any, and so she started to tear her dollars apart so they could all have some money. I am very proud that she wanted to share, unfortunately I need to teach her the right way to share money.
Posted by Hodson Family at 9:32 AM
This year we decided to go to the 24th of July pioneer parade in Ogden. The older two girls have been in enough parades to understand what they are about. They however did not like the Ogden parade. They were very annoyed there wasn't any candy and it was really long. I don't think we will go again until they are older or they at least let them through things out. I was able to get some very fake smiles out of them when the parade was over on this horse statue. Later that day we went to boondocks with Mike's family. The girls had so much fun and I just love going and doing things with their grandparents. I have some very neat memories of things I did with my grandma while growing up and I hope that the girls will cherish these memories as they get older. We spent most of the day at boondocks and then we decided on our way home to pick up pizza and eat it in the park. Here are some pictures of our day at boondocks.
Brinley driving in the go cart by herself
Daddy and Kenzley in the cop go cart
Grandma and Brinley in the go cart
Kenzley on the merry go round
Posted by Hodson Family at 9:27 AM
This year Kenzley wanted a Barbie themed party. This party was so much fun and I think all the girls loved it. I found the invitation on etsy and it went perfectly with the theme and colors. I also ordered the party favor bags from a shop on etsy called BeachBabyDesign. I was able to get each girl their own Barbie from Walmart for fairly cheap and then I found a lady on etsy (her shop name is GrizzlyCreek) who made plain dresses for the girls to design. Once the girls arrived they chose their Barbie and sat down at the table to start designing their dresses for the fashion show. Once the girls were done with their dresses they visited the make up station and the fingernail painting station so they could be part of the fashion show with their Barbie. Once they were all beautified they put on dress ups and did a fashion show for us, at the end of the cat walk they held the Barbie frame and had their photo taken with their Barbie. Once the fashion show was over we headed outside for the Barbie purse piñata and the girls were given their party favor bags to put their treasures in from the piñata. This was such a fun party and the girls loved dressing up and designing the Barbie's dresses. Happy 5th birthday Kenzley!
Posted by Hodson Family at 9:13 AM