Daily Archives: July 8, 2014


Titus had a day off from work and we all needed to get out of the house. So we went hiking at the red rocks park that is only about 20 minutes from our house.



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4th of July 2014

We had a small celebration of our nations freedom this year. We knew some of our families were getting together, and we always miss family on holidays. We did have a good day however.

First I have to show off the very cute t-shirts! I am so happy with how cute they are! Faith’s headband was made by her Aunt Tessa.  I could not get the kids to sit still though! This was the best one I got.


Going outside didn’t help at all either!

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I like to make food that is patriotic. It helps celebrate in a bigger way I think. Plus it’s just fun! I wanted to do a picnic but we ended up eating in our back yard instead.


The Jello and cupcakes were a big hit!

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Miss Faith. Her first 4th of July. She is almost 7 months!


We showed up just in time to see fireworks. Which turned out to be too late in city-ezz. It would be a small-town-there-is-always-room mentality that got us in trouble. There was no where to park! We ended up parking quite a ways away from the park, and walked for a while. In the end we sat in someone’s driveway. Next year we’ll probably go much earlier just to get a good parking spot!


Happy 4th of July! Remember freedom isn’t free! I am truly thankful for the freedoms I live with!

Making 4th of July t-shirts!

I saw some really cute t-shirts on pinterest a few months back that I wanted to make with the kids for 4th of July. While my family was here in June we decided to make them together.

First we got the supplies together:

T-shirts, paint, glitter, and some spiky balls.


In using the spiky balls you are trying to make fireworks, in red, white and blue.

James and Mommy


James really enjoyed this project. He did two shirts!


Gideon and Mommy:







We rarely do art projects. And these turned out so very very cute!


James and his bike!

James had a bike with training wheels last year. I have heard such good things about the new fad, balance bikes, so when I saw one at a sale for $10 we decided to give it a try.


A balance bike has no peddles and is very low to the ground. The point of the bike is to teach balance first, and peddling later. James’ fully relied on his training wheels before this bike. Now he pushes off with his feet and when he has enough speed picks up his feet and coasts. It took about a week for him to learn to do this.


Going up hill isn’t very easy though. 😉


Wheels pales. James loves doing things with his uncles!


Levi has mastered the art of one wheel!


Ready to ride:


Now that we have mastered balancing maybe we should work on getting the helmet to fit better.


If you’ve thought about trying a balance bike for your little person, I highly recommend one!