Saturday, July 9, 2011

Catching Up

Here's a quick catch up for the last 6 months of the Layton home. I wanted to get this posted before the new baby comes. If you didn't know -- we're having another baby -- arriving on July 14th. You'll notice in some of the pictures I'm looking VERY big and pregnant.

January - Beckett turned 2!

Grandparents/Parents day at school
Each of the classes did a presentation that was really cute. Valencia's class talked about the Creation and each child had a part and drew a picture. Valencia's was that God created Eve.

Tallie's class presentation was Noah's ark. She was the frog that went on the ark.

Tallie's last day of school
Tallie finished her first year of school in a pre-k program. They had a party at a park on the last day of school that was a lot of fun.

Valencia's last day of school
I love this video clip of the kids from her class singing - a great Catholic education! It's such a cute song. On the last day of school the kindergarten class did the Mass and they each had speaking parts and sang songs. It was really cute.

They had a little "graduation" party for her kindergarten class after they got out of school:

I can't seem to get this video to work :( It's so cute!

Summer fun
We took a trip to Storyland with the kids in June. It's a great amusement park designed for kids 7 and under -- all the rides are little kid rides. We had a lot of fun.

I haven't been up for chasing the kids (or really just Beckett) around a playground this summer - actually I don't think it's physically possible right now :) so we've been visiting farms instead. Much more low key and the kids like it so it's great. Beckett especially is SO into farm animals. He's some kind of animal everyday - and usually it's a llama.

Nightly book reading
Jared is usually in charge of putting the kids to bed. I thought this was a cute picture of him reading books to the kiddos.
My shopping helpers

Strawberry Festival
One of our favorite activities here -- we've gone to this festival the last 3 years. You can't beat fresh farm strawberries, lots of free samples of strawberry foods, fun activities, and a tractor ride! Jared and Valencia did the strawberry shortcake eating contest and Jared won a big container of strawberries.

The next post will have pictures of the new little guy!!!


  1. Wow, Beckett and Valencia look so much different than they did in the last post, but little Tallie doesn't seem to have changed as much. Kids grow too fast! Good luck getting #4 here safely!

  2. Fun pictures! Good luck with this next baby. I am jealous of your due date..I get to wait five more weeks. Plus you look way better pregnant than I do!! I Can't wait to see pictures of the baby!

  3. I love all the wonderful pics and cute video! You look great! We wish we were closer so we could visit and help when the baby comes. Good luck! We love you!

  4. you are so cute!! can't wait to see that new baby..

  5. The cute video worked great for me. Congratulations on the new little "Buckett", Caleb. Elder Brother Shumway announced it, so he got it spot-on, so, no worries there! Can't wait to see him!