Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Sara Turns 12 (September 10, 2016)

Sara turned 12 on September 10th.  She got her ears pierced the day before (our present to her) and she had a friend party the day before too.  So her actual birthday we just celebrated as a family.

That evening we took Sara and Josh to a BSU football game.  Scott could only get 4 tickets, so it was just us and the two kids.  It was so much fun.  I think it was a very good couple of days celebrating Sara.  We love her so much and she is growing into such a beautiful young woman.

(We came home that night to the boys asleep in the living room.  They had a movie night, and none of them made it through the movie.)

Sara's 12th Birthday Party (September 9, 2016)

After getting her ears pierced, we came home and got ready for Sara's party.  We had an outdoor party in the back yard.  They played games then watched a movie on the trampoline once it got dark.


Sara Gets Pierced Ears (September 9, 2016)

Sara has been wanting her ears pierced for years now, and it almost killed her having to wait till she was 12.  But her birthday came and she finally was able to get her ears pierced.  We actually did it the day before her birthday, so technically she did get them before she turned 12, but it was close enough.  She was so brave.  She didn't even flinch when they did it. 

Table Rock (September 5, 2016)

We spent our Labor Day hiking Table Rock as a family.  I was really nervous to take Gabe on such a long outing, but he loves the outdoors, so we hoped he'd be happy on a hike. (I forgot to bring a hat for him, so Owen let him borrow his.  But it was too big, and kept falling down over his eyes.  So he ended up borrowing Kate's pink hat.)

This was a hard hike.  Some of the kids didn't think they could make it, but they did it.  I was so proud of them!

Once we were at the top, the kids  climbed around on all the rocks and through the caves.

Time to head back down.