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May - Alexa the 6-year old

We started off the month with an anniversary weekend in Park City.  Kyle's birthday came next with a trip to Vegas to see Penn & Teller.  The kids were soo cute about Kyle's birthday and wanting to give him gifts.  Tyler wrapped up one of his books in Christmas wrapping paper (kind of, the book was 1/4 of the way covered in wrapping paper) to give to him.  Alexa bought him a comic book sign and Cheetos, which Tyler opened and ate before she could wrap them.  Ha.  Alexa hid her present from Kyle for a full week without him knowing and she did such a good job keeping it a secret.  She, of course, used wedding wrapping paper.




Alexa's 6th birthday came next with lots of new books, a donut run for breakfast, and a swim birthday party.





We are excited to announce a new addition coming in mid-October.  Alexa REALLY wants a girl and she'll just have to wait and find out with the rest of us in October.


Alexa had kindergarten graduation and Tyler graduated from his second year of preschool.  Tyler officially ties his own shoes, and he and Alexa have started making their own sandwiches for lunch... break through!  Alexa has learned all 13 Articles of Faith and Tyler knows about 10 of them. 






Bring on summer!






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