Friday, October 7, 2011

Monroe Fair 2011

My parents have a tradition of taking the kids to the Monroe Fair every summer. They have not missed a year since Gracie was 18 months old. This year we were so busy that we almost decided to skip it. At the last minute though we decided to go on the day before school started. It was really fun. This year Collin spent most of his time over on the big rides and went on some that I would NEVER try! Quinn is also completely fearless and will try anything. Gracie is much more careful. They were all so cute and we had so much fun!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

What Gracie Has Been Up To...

Gracie is the sweet peace-maker in our family. She wakes up with a huge smile on her face and works all day to make others happy. She ALWAYS includes Quinn, taking her with her wherever she goes. Lately every time I go to check on them before I go to bed either Quinn is in Gracie's bed or Gracie is in Quinn's. Gracie loves to read and almost always has a book with her. She has also been learning to sew and begs me to help her every day. Some of the women in our ward have learned that she's been sewing and have actually gone out and bought her fabric - so sweet. Right now she is making a scripture bag out of some of her very own fabric. Whenever I do anything with Gracie she always tells me "we're having girl time mommy". Oh, how we love our Gracie!

This is a picture of Quinn, Rocky, Collin, Gracie and Monica

Gracie, Quinn, Cassie and MonicaQuinn and Gracie at the Monroe FairGracie on the 4th of July

Friday, July 8, 2011

What Quinn Has Been Up To...

Quinn is still our baby even though she is four! I can't believe how fast time goes by. She is still adventurous and isn't afraid of anything. She loves to try new things and to make people laugh. She sang a duet with Gracie at Collin's baptism and did so great! She loves Gracie and follows her around all day, even going over to Gracie's friend's house and playing with all the older girls. Everyone loves her. Some of her favorite things to do are playing video games with her big brother and getting make-overs from her sister.

Gracie and Quinn playing in the snow

She fell asleep pretending to read Gracie's book

Here she is with President Reagan at the Jelly Belly Factory

Passed out on Nana's couch in SacramentoPlaying in Sacramento over spring break