Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Family Reunion

Every year around the 24th of July, we go down to Fountain Green to the Chapman Family Reunion. This year all of Kyle's family was there, including his brother's family from Texas. Sammi had a blast playing with her cousins and all the fun toys there. Here are some pics.

Sammi's First Haircut

During the first of July, I was trying to give Sammi a haircut. Note the word try! I have cut her bangs a couple of times and was trying to do so again. While I was cutting them, she moved and I cut them crooked. It was a disaster. So I called for an appointment at Cookie Cutters and took her there. She was due for a full haircut anyway. The lady who cut her hair gave me some grief about attempting to cut her hair, and told me to never to it again. I tried to tell her that I have cut her hair 2 times before without any problem. It is just that I have a toddler who hates to sit still. So, here is Sammi's first official haircut.

4th of July
We had a blast on the 4th of July. We went the parade in Centerville. Then we had a BBQ at our house. Later, we went to a BBQ at my parent's house. Sammi had so much fun playing with all of her cousins.

Waiting for the parade to start.

Father's Day
I know Father's Day was last month, but here are some pictures. I made Kyle an awesome breakfast--German pancakes, bacon, hash browns, and orange juice. Doesn't get much better than that.

It has been a long, long, long time since I updated our blog. Sorry everyone!!! Life has been really crazy since May. We moved to a cute, little house in Bountiful. It is an older home that was built in the 1940's, but has been updated. The entry way, living room, and dining room have wood flooring. The kitchen is updated with newer stove, dishwasher, and fridge. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Upstairs is Samantha's room, office, and bathroom. Downstairs is the master bedroom, bathroom, huge family room, storage room, and laundry room. We have a pretty big yard outside which Samantha loves! I don't particularly love the yard work, but am getting used to all the weeding and mowing. We love living here and are actually renting the house from some good friends while Kyle is back in school. We may end up buying the house in a year, but are still undecided. And yes, Kyle is back in school. With the current economic struggles, it was a good time for us to look at our future and think about more schooling. We looked at many options including getting an MBA, a Master's in teaching, and a Computer Science degree. We decided that Computer Science was the best choice for Kyle. He loves computers and is quite good at fixing, updating, and maintaining them. So Kyle is back in school finishing a second Bachelors in Computer Science. This will take about 2 years to complete. I hope I can make it that long! As for me, I am still at home trying to keep up with my 2 year old. Samantha is a delight and a challenge, as most 2 year olds are. She is speaking so much now--in full complete sentences. She loves to sing and will sing all day long. Some of her new songs she has learned are "I am a Child of God", "The Wise man Built his House upon the Rock", "The Itsy, Bitsy Spider", and "Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam". Sammi still loves to be outside and will ask all day long to go to the park. She also loves to read and pick out new books at the library. Her new thing is drawing and coloring. She will color on everything: the walls, kitchen table, floor, windows, TV, doors, etc. And of course she gets in trouble for it, but always does it again. She is such a silly girl and we love her, on most days...