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Showing posts from October, 2015

September 2015 - Spanish preschool, first haircut, and the chickens start laying eggs!

Alexa started preschool and she loves it.  We found a Spanish immersion school and she's doing great.  The best part is that she comes home and teaches new words to Tyler and sings him songs in Spanish.  It makes me so happy.  Here are some videos of Tyler counting to 10 and praying in Spanish. I will have to take some Alexa Spanish videos to post next month! Translation of his prayer: Padre Celestial, gracias por esta comida. Bendicenos con salud y fuerza.  Te amamos.  En el nombre de Jesucristo, amen. Heavenly Father, thank you for this food.  Bless us with health and strength.  We love you.  In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. In other news, Miss Alexa got her first official haircut at 4 1/2 years old!  We chopped an entire 1/2 inch off, maybe.  Just to even up the front and back.  What a cutie.  She still has baby hair--very fine and thin, but oh so pretty. Alexa also got to go wedding dress shopping with Chelsea.  I think it was the happiest day of her life

August 2015 - Tates in Utah, baby Roman arrives, and Tyler's potty training adventures

Kyle took both kids on our Ward father sons campout and they loved it.  They got to roast s'mores and sleep in a tent and have the time of their lives.   The kids also finished up their swim lessons this month.  Alexa did really well and Tyler has somewhat of a love-hate relationship with swimming.  He gets excited to go and then cries every lesson, but is doing well at floating on his own. It's been fun to have the kids play together all day and run around with Roxy and the chickens in the backyard.    We were excited to welcome more family to Utah in August when Emily and Jered moved out!  It is so wonderful to have more siblings and cousins close by. We also got to welcome cute baby Roman to the family this month.  He's pretty dang adorable. Tyler started potty training and he's a natural.  He caught on by the end of the first day.  When I asked if he was done going to the bathroom yet he said, "No. Be patient!"  And then "I d