Lazy summer days
It has been a busy summer! I can’t believe that it is almost over- only a week left!? So I’ve been slacking on keeping my blog updated but I’ll just use the excuse that we’ve been taking it easy and enjoy having the kids home and no schedules!
One of the kids favorite summer activities is to jump on the tramp with the sprinklers
 {I remember loving that as a kid too!} 
Ellie was a bit unsure about that cold water and in the end was not enjoying it :) I’m betting next year she’ll be old enough to love it! 
 Another thing that has been a constant summer sight is our roosters and chickens pecking around the yard {eat all those bugs and spiders you! :) } Ellie was scared for quite awhile to go anywhere near them but now near the end of the summer the roles have seemed to reverse and those chickens are scared of the little brave red head :)  Life is good!
Amelia {2mo.}
So Amelia has been giving us the sweetest smiles and I wanted to capture a picture of it– took her up to my studio and she just would not wake up– she slept and slept and slept :)
I might be a bit biased but I think she is so beautiful! I look at her and think of how fresh from heaven she is and wonder at the knowledge that Heavenly Father has trusted me to care for his beautiful daughter and I pray that I will do alright. I’m so thankful for her and the little bundle of joy and love she is!
Dancin girl
So sweet Brynley did dance this year– and she loved it! While I try really hard to capture snapshots of our kids to remember things– sometimes I kinda just stink at it :) While I had good intentions of getting a shot of just her in her cute costumes I never did it *ugh. but she did look so cute and loved dancing on the stage!
She had a dress rehearsal and than her actual performance and she loved getting her hair curly and getting to wear makeup :) {oh my!} I gotta admit I was a bit envious of her lashes- once I put mascara on them they were so so long! lucky girl :)

She did a total of three dances and I gotta admit she is more a ballerina at heart than a jazz dancer :) She had so much fun though! Even Ellieana did :) through most of the show she was dancing in the isles to the music– tired with wrangling her to stay sitting I just let her and there was a few times when she stole the show for the rows around us, she was so cute and funny to watch! :)

 At the end of the show she loved waving and blowing kisses! I loved watching her and glad that she isn’t afraid or shy to perform.. I have a feeling we’ve got many dance years ahead of us! which I am totally fine with I loved dancing and all the experiences it gave me as I grew up.

Sisters Love
When I really realize that I have three daughters I feel a bit overwhelmed like…… oh crap how am I gonna handle those moody tenage years?! And them dating?! It feels a bit scary looking ahead to those times :)
But for right now I’m just enjoying my three little girls and seeing them love and enjoy each other
 Ellie and bryn sure have loved little Millie {as has payton but I dont’ have any pics of him :) }
Ellie loves to share “her blanket with her”
and touching her sweet little fingers.
 Everytime they win a smile from here they all just glow and are so happy!
They are such big helpers and I have loved having their help and attention for the our little one!