Thursday, February 14, 2013

Extra! Extra!

It's been a while. I always put off blogging because 'nothing exciting has happened' and then I start to think about it and all sorts of things are happening.

After two weeks in Sunbeams I was released (seriously that bad:) and put into the new primary presidency. Zach got called to be a Scout leader and wore his old scout uniform the other night and I might have made fun of him a little bit....Not because scouting is silly or anything, I just have never seen him wear it and it reminds me of the boys I chased when I was 12.

Canyon is transforming into my stubborn 3 year old. I remember last year I mentioned that Canyon hadn't ever really hit the terrible twos and a friend said just wait. She explained that boys often hit that stage at the ripe old age of 3. She called it. We have fun and he's a good kid but boy do we work through a lot of crying and fits....hopefully it doesn't last too long.

My in home daycare is doing very well. The last two weeks I've averaged 4 three year olds and a 7 month for the majority of every day. We have hard days but for the most part we all have a blast.

Not much else is happening here at the Hawkins' home except maybe a little of this...

Don't worry, I don't let the kids climb up here. After the kids went home today I took a bathroom break and came back to my little climber:)

Canyon Man is 3!!

To celebrate the little man's third birthday we had a Buzz Lightyear/Toy Story party. Thank heavens my mom made it to town for the party, she has a knack for helping me bring to life all the things I envision and more. I designed the invites and sent them out a few weeks before the party.
I'm not much of a graphic designer but I super love how it turned out. Free is always the best:)

The week before Canyon's party I got a surprising call in my church. Being in a brand new primary presidency really put the stress on. I was not excited for that week and I was ready for it to be over. This is where my mom swooped in and saved my tail. She kept me going and came up with such cute ideas, not to mention helped me put together cute things for primary duties. The party went off without a hitch, thankfully. It was so fun to see friends and family and Canyon had such a good time. My favorite was his fear of the candles. He didn't want to get close enough to them to blow them out. He kept saying "Mom, they're dangerous!" Oops, maybe I've made him a little too cautious;) Getting pictures didn't turn out great. Three year olds don't stop moving and I think my camera was on the wrong setting. We did get a few good ones.