Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Our Cutest Layton…

is FIVE today!

We sure have enjoyed these past five years with this little boy.


He has been loved since the moment he was born.



He has given us more to laugh at and smile about than we ever imagined possible.IMG_3276IMG_3653IMG_2482

The first day of spring is the perfect birthday for him, because he is certainly full of life!


And full of lots of love!

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He is quirky, cute, sweet, demanding, spunky, smart and funny. 


The world just wouldn’t be a happy place without him!


And this is so so true on a daily basis with him:

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We love you Layton!  Happy Birthday!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

You needed me because I’m cute….

At the dinner table the other night, somehow the conversation started in on how many people were in our family and how many children the kids think should be in our family.  Mandy pipes up with “I think that you should have just had one boy and one girl.”  We all point out the fact that if this were the case, then we wouldn’t have Layton.  Layton starts to get in a little huff and we try to assure him that we NEED him in this family.


After a few minutes of thought and poutiness, his expression brightens and he declares “You needed me because you needed a cute one.”   And while he is indeed cute, I’m guessing he is pretty much telling Dallin and Mandy that they aren’t :)   Don’t you just love dinner time conversation!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Field Trip in St. Augustine

Dallin’s class had a field trip planned last November to go see the Fort in St. Augustine.  But, the day arrived and it was POURING rain.  So they canceled it and rescheduled for January!  And so we headed out to St. Augustine on a slightly chilly but absolutely beautiful day!


The kids all loved the tour of the fort,


but the most interesting area to them – the bathrooms.  Back then the fort used the power of the tide to clean out their waste.  Needless to say, when the tide was coming in you might want to avoid the bathrooms. But when the tide was going out – they were at their cleanest, so that was the best time to go!


After the fort, we took a trolley tour of the downtown area.


Then took a short break for lunch,


and headed to the old school house.


It was nice to get to spend the day with Dallin!