Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lilys Business

March 23, 2015
Lily came home from church one afternoon and says mom, "I want to buy an iPhone, how would I get money?" I jokingly responded, "Sell stuff on the corner of the street." She took this to heart and using the money she had bought candy bars, sodas, and made bracelets to sell. She had to borrow a little money from us so we made it a learning experience. She has three months to pay us back interest free. She also gets one month free use of the table, chair, and cooler then will need to pay rent on three dollars each month. She also paid dad with a twix bar to advertise at his school-its definitely paid her back in business! 

After the first day (she made a good amount) she came in and at dinner discussed with us how long it would take to get her iPhone. After telling her the 650 dollar price tag plus the 25 dollar monthly cost for her share of the bill she was frustrated. We asked her why she wanted it and she said to play music and games and take pictures. We determined that an iPod touch might serve her needs better and only had a price tag of 200 dollars with no monthly extra. This is now her goal! 

 First customer

 Sisters enjoying there bought treats 

After a few weeks of doing this she has had to restock a few times and has made about 100 dollars. She has already paid us back and is well on her way to get her iPod touch. She is learning the value of money and hard work. She is also learning the idea of setting goals. Each time she goes out she opens to get at least 3 customers. She often surpasses this, but I love that she has an idea in her mind of how much she wants before coming inside. She loves going out there and I am proud of her for working so hard for what she wants. Love when these learning experiences just fall into your lap as a parent :) 

Lego Exhibit/ Birthday

March 21, 2015
For my birthday we spent the day before with the kids then went out for dinner that night. We took the kids to see the Lego American Road Show for free at Fashion Place Mall. It was so much fun! They had all different Monuments made out of Legos and the kids loved it! They even got to play with Legos for awhile. It was a great day spending time with family and being spoiled! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Our Twins???

March 14, 2015
Since moving into our new home we have gotten right and left asked if these two are twins....They now share a room and have become inseparable. What do you think? Do they look like twins? 

What happens when you move in to a new house...

March 10, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

New House

March 6, 2015
We moved into our new home the beginning of the month. We finally feel settled and are trying to get into better routines. Hopefully we will get the yard done soon, but until then were just enjoying the inside as much as possible. Please forgive my slightly mess house--if I waited for a clean house I might not ever get pictures :)

The front

 As you walk in you can go down the hall, down the stairs, or into the living room/kitchen

 Master bedroom

 Master bathroom

 Living room/ kitchen area 

 Downstairs living area 

 Down that hallway are the kids bedrooms, office, storage, and bathroom

 And my favorite part of the house-this is the view from my nursery which means as I am feeding Tate I can look out and see the Temple. This is a really bad picture of it and looks much closer in person, but if you see the bright light in the background, thats the temple. Loving living in its shadow! 

Saying Goodbye

February 28, 2015
Before moving I told the girls we could have a goodbye. We played minute to win it games, had a dance party, took photos, and ate yummy treats. It was a great way for the kids to say goodbye! 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sweethearts Day 2015

February 28, 2015
We had another great Sweethearts day at the end of February. We only missed the Warner family this year! We had breakfast at Grand America Hotel then did sealing sessions at the SLC Temple. Loved getting to be together in the temple and enjoy a yummy meal. Thanks Gammie and Potts! 

Me and Emily really liked the bacon :)