Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Kinley's Dance Recitals

In January 2009 Kinley had a dance performance called Dream and she did a bee dance and balloon dance. It was really cute. She has been taking dance since last summer and loves it! In May she had another recital called Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters which is an African Cinderella story. She did a village children shaker dance and hippo dance. She had improved so much it was amazing. Once again she was so cute!

In August 2008 I went to a Hatch Cousin Reunion in AZ while Kenny watched the kids. We also took a trip to visit Grandpa Shupe in Albuquerque and went to the zoo. September is birthday month around here. Grandma's is on the 5th and Kenny and Kyle's is the 13th. Kenny celebrated his 40th and we had a huge surprise party for him. Kinley had a Little Mermaid party and helped make her own cake. Mamie and Papa came In October and we bottled chicken all month it seems like. November we spent Thanksgiving at our home with the Vanderwels, Hiatts and Sonja and Dylan. Dylan's baptism was in December and Grandma and Grandpa Robinson came. We had fun going to the Christmas Tree Festival with them. Grandpa Shupe came for Christmas and helped Kenny make a snow fort in the front yard.

The Annual Post

It's been a year since my last post so I guess that means I didn't do so well with my plan to stay on it. Oh well! Here are a few random pics from the last 12 months.

Friday, July 25, 2008

We had a blast this July going to parades and watching fireworks. Kyle danced, pointed, clapped and yelled with joy as he took it all in. And you better be sure you were watching or he might grab your head and point it in the right direction. He insisted that we all give our undivided attention to all parade happenings and fireworks. Kinley loved it too and got pretty good at picking up candy that was thrown. She liked the fireworks but what really impressed her were glow sticks that she turned into crowns, necklaces and bracelets fit for a princess. Some of you may say to yourselves, "Where are they catching all these parades?" Well, the first was in Soda Springs, ID on the 4th of July (the best parade we saw). The second was for American Fork Steel Days and the last one was for Pioneer Day on July 24th which is a Utah State holiday. We went to it in Spanish Fork and did fireworks that evening with all the neighbors in our cul-de-sac. Next weekend is the Hihgland Fling so we should catch some more fun.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

These pics are from last weekend in Phoenix. Clayton is such a comedian. The picture of his shirt upclose is what he calls "His Smile" since going through the temple.