Saturday, June 29, 2013

18 Month photo session gone wrong....

I went to Your Photo Studio to take Haven's 18 Month pictures. If you haven't heard about it, they have the backgrounds, lighting, props just show up and take pictures!  Little did I know, we would NOT have a great experience! The minute we walked in, Haven saw a 4th of July Teddy Bear that we were not planning to use for our session. I hadn't even gotten the background set up and she was all over it, and was NOT letting go. Tears were streaming already and I hadn't even started. make a long story short, here's our 18 month photos that are pretty much of her throwing a temper tantrum the entire time. Some are with the blasted teddy bear, some are without. It's hilarious and sad at the same time, but i think it does display this age so well...happy one moment, throwing a tantrum the next. SO, in that sense, we sorta nailed it i guess!
 For your viewing pleasure, I would like to introduce Haven- the teddy bear lover, spoiled, naughty, tantrum throwing 18 month old. Thanks for 30 minutes of pure chaos and stress....I love you anyway. If you scroll to the bottom, we did actually get a few happyish ones =)

 The Few Good Happier ones we got...

Blurry but cute

A few tips I learned from this adventure:

1. Have a friend or someone else take the pictures, because your kids know how to push your buttons
2. Photo Studio needs to put all props tucked away in a cabinet or something so kids are tempted 
3. Bring a towel, cause you'll be sweating profusely if you're like me
4. I think it would be awesome for older children, toddlers not so much (at least mine)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Father's Day

Father's Day was fun this year. Alli's dance recital was the day before so we had Grandma & Grandpa Sutherland up for the weekend! It was fun to have them up- they took us to dinner and then Josh and I went to the movie with FREE babysitters- so nice! We're not used to that, so it was a treat for us =) We of course went to church Sunday and then made tin-foil dinners at a park afterward. I'm grateful for the good Dad that Josh is to our girls, they are very lucky.

Josh and his Dad 

How funny are these pictures? Josh literally woke up 10 minutes before we left for church and he was blinded by the light. do men get away with stuff like this?! 

Oh, and part of our tree had broken off a few days before, so Josh and his Dad cut down some pieces. This tree has gotten SO big, I kind of want to just cut the whole thing down. I'm just glad it didn't fall in a window or something!

Alli's Dance Recital

Alli had her year end dance recital last weekend and did a great job! I love to watch her on stage- she really knows how to work it! Her class danced to "workin' at the carwash," and her costume was so dang cute! She was the cutest little dancer ever and did a great job. We're so proud of you Alli!

 Her and her teacher "Miss Kirsta"

 Alli and Grandma Gail

 The girls with Grandma & Grandpa Sutherland

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Dirty Dash

Me, my sister and sister-in-law headed up to Soldier Hollow this past weekend to run the DirtyDash 5K. I had heard about it from a few peeps and saw a few pictures, so I knew it was gonna be a good time. It was more of an obstacle course then a run...DIRTY, slippery, gross and muddy yes, but oh so fun! My favorite part was the water slide because you didn't have to run =) I also loved the music blaring throughout the whole course to keep you going. The pictures pretty much do the talking, but seriously if you haven't done the dirty dash at least once you totally should! Everyone needs to get a little muddy once in awhile and live a little! There is one coming up in the Fall, so those of you who live in Utah, sign up! It's worth it =) 

Our team name was "The Dirty Devilettes" Here we are before and then after below...

Josh and my brother also came up to watch and take care of the kiddos. Thanks to them for supporting and helping out! I'm not sure they knew quite what to think of all of it =)