Monday, October 31, 2011

Photo Shoot!
 Nana and Papa were here a few weeks ago to hang out, and wherever there's a Papa, there's lots of pictures!!  here are a few of the kiddos all together!

 Addison wearing Papa's hat...

And thanks to Nana for helping Hailey make a SUPER CUTE preschool treat!!  WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!  THANKS FOR COMING!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy, Happy Birthday Kelly dear!!
Sorry this is so late, but Kelly DID turn 31, so it should be documented...
This cake looked a lot better in my head (clearly I was in a hurry, I didn't even cross my 't'!), but in the end it tasted delish, and that's really all that matters, right??!?
We love you Kel and are so happy to celebrate you!! (wow, so cheesy, but so true!)
After the par-tay, Adam late all the kids try out their mad jumping skills in order to give him a high-five...thanks for providing entertainment Adam!! 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Rite of Passage...
 Kelly should really be doing the blogging on this, sine I wasn't technically there...but if I wait for that, well...I'll just do it :) 
In the Ditto family it is tradition to go to General Conference after you turn 8! so, Kelly and Addison made their way to Salt Lake City for Conference. It just so happened that BYU was playing that Friday night, so the trip was extra fun...especially for Kelly. 
In the above picture, Mary is giving the boys an awesome tour of the athletic training center...
 And here are the boys after the "big win" against Utah State!
 Addison had had a long day!!  Good thing he took extra '#1 foam fingers' for a comfy pillow!
 Saturday was Kelly's birthday!!  They hung out with the family at a special out-to-breakfast, and then hiked Stewart falls!
 And Sunday they got all dressed up and went to the conference center.  They had 3 tickets, so Mimi got to go too!!
 And guess who sat right behind them!!?!  More Dittos!!
 Addison in front of the Salt Lake City Temple- so beautiful!
This picture is a little dark- but still breathtaking.  I love this statue, and more than the statue of course, I love having a testimony of Jesus Christ- he is my Savior and the source of peace in my life. Some day soon I will have Addison add his experience of his 'conference trip'! but for now, I need to blog about the rest of our October so far!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Addison is so Awesome!  This weekend he is with Kelly in Utah for General Conference! They got to go the BYU football game and spend time with many loved ones! (more details and pictures of their trip to follow I'm sure!)  Addison had his first cub scout pack meeting this week and earned his bobcat! WooHoo Addison!  I am new at this whole cub-scout thing, but from what I can tell- it's SO GREAT! All the scouts got awards, and everyone there clapped, cheered, and made the boys feel so proud!  Addison was beaming!  He also had a cross country meet this past week and ran an 8-minute mile!  He is happy, full of energy, and LOVIN life!
Laynie is loving school, she loves learning and even loves doing her homework.  She is still Maren's biggest fan and my biggest helper.  My favorite thing Laynie said this week was "I didn't get my card changed to yellow, so that's a phewf."  I guess "phewf" is the noun form of the expression 'phew.'  It was very cute.
Hailey is my happiest child...when her siblings aren't torturing her. She has a wonderful imagination, and often talks to her (imaginary) friend, Olivia.  She follows in Addison's footsteps in making up words.  Her latest word is "Snoggie Doggie." Everyone is Snoogie Doogie lately.  She loves preschool, and loves life!
Maren is the highlight of everyone's day. She is constantly smiling and talking. On Monday she will be 4 months old!!  I can't believe how fast time has gone!  She laughs and makes everyone who looks at her smile.