Friday, July 29, 2011

24th of July Ward Party

Our ward had a 24th celebration with a dinner and games outside. The favorite game of the kids was the 3 legged race. They all wanted to try. I laughed so hard. We had a great time.
Ranan and Topher almost made it.

Miles and Timmy getting ready.

On their way!

Maura and Jada
...and down they go!

After the games was a bike parade. It was a hit. The kids went around and around the parking lot. I think we were the last ones to leave. It was great!

Timmy's Baptism

On July 16th we had Timmy's baptism. We were so excited that we had Tim and Karen there and my dad that flew in the night before and my mom there via Skype. Timmy has impressed me so much. He is such a good boy and seems to just soak up things about the gospel. He knew all about baptism and the promises he was making to Heavenly Father and vice versa. He was definitely ready. We had a small crowd and a nice little program. Cassie played the piano, Grandma and Dallyn said prayers, his papa Rubalcava gave the talk on baptism and papa Webb gave the talk on the Holy Ghost. Timmy sang When I am Baptized which he sang beautifully and all the Rubalcava kids sang I am a Child of God.It was a sweet program and the Spirit was strong. I am so proud of my little guy and hope that he continues to be such a good kid.

Timmy and Papa looking at his new scriptures, journal, and other gifts that he got.
Thanks to those special ladies who provided the yummy refreshments and all of the rest of you who came to share this special day with us.

Happy 8th Birthday!

Timmy turned 8 on the 13th. Papa and Grandma took him and the kids to Chuck E Cheese. The kids ran and ran, ate a little pizza, and Timmy opened presents. They had a blast. After that we came home and had cake and hit the pinata. We partied hard.

Timmy and his pinata...Optimus Prime.
We had cake for Timmy and Papa since Papa's birthday was a couple of days later.

They wrote Happy Birthday Kimmy and Papa so I had to improvise and fix it....not too bad.

End of baseball

Well baseball finally ended. Timmy's team played two play off games and lost the last one. Timmy finally got his little trophy he waited for all season. The boys gave each of their coaches a baseball signed by each one of them, pictures of the boys, and a gift card. It was a good experience for Timmy and he really like having his dad for a coach.

Timmy, his dad, and Coach Randy
The team

Timmy's cheering section

The Rubalcavas visit

Papa, Grandma, and Dallyn came out to visit us the week of Timmy's birthday. We played non stop. We went to the Hill Cumorah Pageant the first night, we BBQ'd and swam the whole week, we went to Niagara Falls, ate yummy food at this cool little restaurant called the Silo, went to a baseball game, and shopped. We stayed up late every night and slept in every morning. We had such a good time. It was so good to see them.
The kids loved the icecream at the Silo.

This was such a cool little place. It was very family friendly with a great view.
Our yummy food.
The View

I loved this picture of Toph on Papa's head.

4th of July

We went to UB for the fireworks again this year with our friends and had a good time. The kids played, the adults chatted and we the fireworks were awesome. We even dressed a little patriotic too. Happy 4th of July!

5 months

This little girl is 5 months already! So far she has definately been my easiest baby. She is rarely fussy, sleeps well, takes a bottle when I need her to, and sleeps through the night. She has been rolling from her back to her stomach but can't do the opposite so she cries when she gets tired of being on her tummy. I have had to trim her hair 3 times already cause it grows like a weed and is crazy. She still loves to be swaddled at night and I'm not going to change that for now because she sleeps so well. She is laughing and giggling and squealing all of the time now and the kids love it because they feel like she can interact now. She is also grabbing her toys too. She keeps life interesting for us. We love her!
Maura piled all of her toys on her.

Her first piggy tail.

Going to sleep.

Playing on the floor

What a cutie!