Monday, September 29, 2008

Faith and Giggles

Isaac: Mom, do you like the picture I'm coloring?
Misti: Yes. You are doing a great job!
Isaac: Do you think Jesus will like it?
Misti: Yep.
Isaac: Good, because when I get to go to the temple, I'm going to give it to him.
Isaac: Oh, I think he will like the ice cream picture too, but not as much!

The other day Grant was making Seth laugh so hard. By the time I got the camera out he was getting tired of it, but at least I caught a little of the fun. We are having so much fun with him.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Olivia's Baptism

My little girl is baptized! It was a WONDERFUL day. I knew the day would be happy, but I had no idea how joyful it would be for her or me. Olivia was so excited. She came running into my room that morning so excited that it was her baptism day. She had me fighting back the happy tears all day. Her baptism was so sweet. (THE MOST SWEETEST!!!) ;) I am so proud of her.
I love this picture. This smile was there all day long. Her little suit is the same one I wore when I was baptized.

In her white dress.

On Sunday she sang a solo with the ward choir. She did a beautiful job. They sang "Love is Spoken Here" (Olivia sang the first part, and the choir sang the second) Not to shabby for an eight-year-old to hold her part all on her own! (Grant can do it too!) I'll need to record that I guess!

Fondue FHE

At Mack and Valerie's reception they had a big chocolate fountain. I KNEW this would only result in a HUGE mess at their beautiful reception if we sampled it, so I made a deal with my kiddos. They don't touch or even go near the chocolate fountain that night, and I would make them their own chocolate fountain for FHE. Thankfully they took the deal. They have been excited for it ever since. It turned out to be really fun. They chose all the dipping items. I think the favorites were the rice crispy treats, and bananas.

Just getting started. I love how excited Grantman looks.

First BIG bites. LOL

Catching up

I had to put off a lot of things while we were busy getting ready for Olivia's baptism, but here's what we've been up to.
Olivia, Seth and I took a quick trip to Snowflake to go to Valerie's shower. It was a fun trip, and fun to see everyone. I made sure I brought my camera so I could take lots of pictures, and it stayed in the diaper bag the whole time. oops!
Labor day was fun. All the Hoopers went to Anthem and had a BBQ and then played at the water park there. We had so much fun. None of us wanted to leave, except for Seth, and what Seth says is the rule right now. Thankfully I do have pics of this since my Mom-in-law is great at remembering her camera.
This is almost all of the Hoopers. We are missing Olivia, Mysti, and Brooklynn. They must have gone for a walk.

Cousins having fun at the water park.

Olivia's birthday was fun. She was so excited to turn eight.

Grant and Isaac don't look quite as thrilled as Olivia

Grant and Isaac started a Karate class. This is beyond words cute. Pics to come (Hopefully...if someone else is in charge of my camera!) The boys LOVE it. They are having fun practicing their moves already.

We made another trip up to Snowflake for Mack and Valerie's wedding. It was so sweet. They are SO CUTE together! And wouldn't ya know it, I totally forgot the camera this time. AAhhhrrgg! Anyway, Congrats Mack and Val, we couldn't be happier for you.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Olivia!

I can't believe my sweet little girl is 8! Where has the time gone. Olivia is so much fun to be with. She is a sweetheart, a dare devil (you should see her at a water park...much braver than her mom!) a comedian, a gymnast, a musician, a friend, a sister, a little mother-in-training, etc. etc. I'm so thankful for my beautiful daughter. I love you Olivia!