Thursday, December 3, 2009

My baby is 5!!!!!

Sadie Mae Linderholm turned five on November 3, 2009. I am in utter unbelief that she is no longer a baby. I just can't believe she is 5, in kindergarten, and boy crazy!!! We woke up that morning and had her choice of breakfast(pancakes and eggs). Then opened a few presents(this white board was on the counter already). She opened up a new Hannah Montana scarf, picked out her favorite jeans, insisted that today she got to wear all her hair down, and then she was off to school. At school they called her name over the intercom and then she got a crown to wear. She told me she wore it all day and loved it. At the end of the day I was able to go in and take some cookies to share and her class sang to her. She was beaming and it was so fun to see her with all her friends. She is obsessed with school and this white board made her day. She goes to school all day and then comes home and plays school. She loves white boards and dry erase markers and really anything that Mrs. Alisa uses!Her new scarf and b-day pin she wore to school.

This is her crown she wore all day and all night, it was really tall.

Gum ball machine from the dollar store, good find dad and Zoe.

She sure loved to open presents and was sad it ended so soon!!!

Sadie in her class at school showing off her cookies I brought in.

Mrs. Alisa let her choose one at a time to come get a cookie and of course she picked a boy first. His name is Cade and she talks about him all the time, David and I are in so much trouble with her!!!

Why I love Sadie so much...

  • she always tells me how much she loves me

  • she has such a cute laugh

  • she can dance and loves music

  • she gives super hard, almost painful hugs

  • she says the cutest prayers

  • she loves babies

  • she prays for a baby for mom

  • she forgives so freely

  • she always holds my hand

  • she is tough

  • she tells me, "sure I'd be happy to mom"

  • she loves to go shopping

  • she sings primary songs so beautifully

  • she makes me want to be better, do better, and love better

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

I love Halloween. I love the fall and the change in weather(well unless you live in the valley of the sun). But I mostly love seeing my girls get excited for their costumes. I must say though I am not a mom who can sew and make their costumes, so to the store we go!!! I also refuse to spend lots of money on a costume, I find deals. I found this Hannah Montana costume at Claire's on sale for $5 and said ok it will fit one of you and you both love HM so we'll see who gets to be her. It could have gone either way but while we were in there Zoe found the sash and crown for I think $3.99. I asked if she was sure and she thought about it for like a second. So one we went and the best part is that Sadie wants to be a beauty queen next year and the HM costume is now in their dress up box!! I just hope one day this thriftiness doesn't backfire on me and my girls betray me and tell me they really hated Halloween because they never got the RIGHT costume!
The Friday before Halloween our ward had a trunk or treat and I was trying to get my girls ready, as well as the chili, cornbread, cookies, and frosting. So getting the girls ready was going well, Sadie loved getting her hair done and anytime she can wear makeup she is thrilled. So no I was onto Zoe. My idea of getting Zoe ready for the night as a beauty queen and her idea were totally different. I wanted her hair up, makeup on, frilly dress, jewelry, you know the works. Well she wanted only lip gloss, hair down, plain dress and no jewelry. We fought so much and finally I told her to get ready herself and so she did, very reluctantly. I thought I might go insane before we made it there that night. When we got there and I saw Dave I pulled one of those, "She is yours for the night, have her stay away from me". Am I the only one who has muttered these words under her breathe? I hope not!!! :) So why am I telling you this? Well these pictures are on Halloween night, after her father suggested the same things I had. SERIOUSLY, her and I are going to have some more mother/daughter precious moments in the future, I just know it!!!! We had a fabulous time walking around with the Hutchings and met up with 1/2 of the Carpenters later. My kids got way too much candy and I am trying to convince them that we need to share it with children in the world who don't have any!!! Zoe-7 , Sadie-4
Sadie lost her vocals here! Dave told Zoe to hold her hands this way, what beauty pageant show is he watching!

Nikki Hutchings and Zoe

Sadie and Kayli Hutchings

Nikki, Zoe, Kayli, Sadie, and baby lion Colby Huthchings.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Grand Canyon

We have fabulous friends and we feel so happy to have so many good people in our lives. Laura had been talking about a camping trip for sometime after the Grand Canyon or Bust blog was over. Not many girls wanted to got solo, so she invited the men. Thank you Laura for being the master planner behind this and so many other great events!!! She picked a date and sent it out inviting whoever could come. The Judd's, Carpenter's and Atkinson's went up on Thursday night, and us and the Garrett's came up on Friday. WE all came home on Saturday evening. We had so much fun being in the canyon. I grew up in Flag and went to the canyon as a child, but had not been back in years. I love it and want to go back and stay longer. I also need to take my girls, they have never been. We hiked a bit, the boys played baseball and the girls played a mellow game of cards, horsehoes, and eating!!!! It was so fun and I had a blast even if I got cheated playing cards, seriously I was NEVER president!! Love you all:) Stephanie, Laura, me, Neely, and Sarah
Jimmy and Rob (two of the funniest men ever)!
Austyn and David
Good swing Dave!!
I need to make sure my bat is perfect for the next one!
Jimmy being Jimmy (he jumped up and Sarah got a cool
picture with no feet on the ground)
Austyn, do you see what I see?
Good thing I love him.... Or else......
Jimmy, where are you?
In a lodge at the very top, huge original fire place-forgot the name.
We wanted the boys to pose like this, but you as see it was us instead!
Making our train!! We are so funny!!!
David took this romantic shot for Neely! What a cute couple!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We love Sundays!!!

So Sunday is such a great day for so many reasons. Church, meetings, sacrament, singing, lessons, RS, Primary, YW's, Home-teaching and visiting-teaching!!! You just feel good when you know your doing what you should and participating in all these activities. But we also love Sundays because of this, a little thing called sleep!!!!! This is what we look like almost every Sunday after church and lunch. We eat and then throw almost every pillow in the house down the stairs for quiet time! The girls get to pick one Disney movie and they always want to know if David and I want to watch it. We reply you bet for about the first minute and then somehow we never make it beyond that part!!! Sundays are a special day for our family and being together and making memories like these are what makes life grand!! Happy Sunday to you!!

My spot is the empty pink pillow. David and Sadie are always on the floor and Zoe and I are on the couch.

Hello, Again!!!

Zoe is seven now and it is crazy! I am amazed at how wonderful each year gets with her, and yet miss her being small. I love her so much and am so grateful to be her mom and watch her grow, she is a special little girl who makes me better. These are a few pictures of a small party we had for her before we went to Utah for the 4th of July. Her birthday is July 2 and so it seems to always get combined with the 4th. She loved having a few friends to to Chuck E Chesse and play for the night. Happy 7th!!!
Sadie is my daredevil!

Zoe is not so sure!!!

Kayli, Nikki, Zoe, Madison, and Sadie

Scared but laughing!!

What a "cheesy" grin!!!! Gotta love it!