Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ostrich Festival 2012

We went to the Ostrich Festival for the first time this year.
Davin loved it, Bryan thought it was fun, Who knows really what Brielle thought, I am unsure how I feel
Bryan loves this pic of Davin (above)
The kids were able to feed the animals.
I was really impressed with the petting zoo. It was clean, the animals were clean, I didn't feel completely disgusted letting my kids feed the animals.
Davin loved feeding all of the different varieties of goats from around the world
Brielle giggled when their little tongues hit her hand
Our favorite shows were the Monkey show and the Water Jumping Dogs...pretty awesome
Davin went through a Fun House at the end. He loved it.
It was fun, it was just not what I was expecting. It was like the State Fair and I was hoping for something not so crazy huge with so many people I guess...Oh well, Arizona just keeps growing, the East Valley especially so I shouldn't expect anything different.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring 2012 Soccer

I had a lot of requests to do a Spring Soccer League so I went ahead and did it. We had 58 kids register this time around. Davin was on the red team-the RED ZEBRAS
We had a lot of fun but we are ready for a little break from soccer...
This is Brielle in her chariot
and this is how she sits to watch Davin play soccer-legs propped up and all-sometimes she even kicks back with her hands behind her head. Pretty hilarious

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Park Day

We went and bought Davin tee ball equipment. Crazy kid is totally switch hitter and left handed. Hope he can be a good pitcher.
Brielle likes playing on the slides while he practices
She gets some serious speed on this thing
So cute

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Snow Trip

We were able to go to Pinetop for a last minute snow trip with the Minson's.
The kids had a lot of fun and we had a lot of fun with Matt & Alyssa
Davin loved the snow but Brielle was a little unsure.
Bryan pulled her around on the sled. She would lay down on it backwards and he would pull her up the hill. I kept waiting for her to slide right out but she never did.
The kids loving the snow together
Brielle was unsure but she was brave. She never cried but she rarely smiled while in the snow which is odd for her. I guess she had never seen or been in anything similar to snow and the cold.
Davin posing with his Dad
silly boy
Bryan is so stinking good to the kids. The hill we sledded on was steep and had really deep snow. Although Davin pretty much floated on the snow and rarely sank, Bryan would still carry him up the mountains on his shoulders.
Such a fun weekend as a family and with friends. Hope to go back soon!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


We read scriptures and were praying and Davin got a case of the hiccups tonight. After Bryan closed the prayer, he leaned over and tickled Davin really quick when he hiccuped. Instead of a hiccup, a large belch came out. We laughed and Bryan tickled Davin again. This time, Davin let a little toot out. We were all laughing pretty hard by now. I guess Davin gives off gas in some form or another when he is being tickled while having the hiccups.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011

Because of scheduling, we had our traditional BFAM brunch with all the friends the Saturday before Christmas this year. I sadly forgot my camera. It was the Frost's year to host and we had a lot of fun. We added Trevor & Alyssa Frost & Ethan Poulsen to the guest list this year. Everyone but the Minson's were able to attend. Also, we started a Christmas Present Exchange with the kids and they loved it.

The Sunday before Christmas, I was able to participate in my Stake's Christmas Program. It was absolutely gorgeous and an amazing experience. I am so grateful to be asked to be apart of it and that Bryan was supportive of me with the practices and being gone for the performance. 

Traditional Filichia Family Christmas Eve Brunch
The cousin gift exchange
Brielle's first Christmas present that she unwrapped mostly herself
Davin's STAR WARS toy from the cousins
Brielle the angel
She even helped play the piano-she is totally my daughter. She loves the piano.
Matt as the donkey.... Had to put this in here
The kids circled in front of cute
Brielle unwrapping her Santa present and getting so excited
She needed some help so Daddy & Davin stepped in.
Davin hugging Santa
Brielle checking out the lights and somewhat of her reflection in the coffee table...she did this all night
Davin as Joseph
Bryan is so cute
Joseph taking care of Mary & Baby Jesus

Brielle trying to eat the chocolates Grandpa got
She kept stealing everyone else's toys so she got pinned down...
Christmas morning!
The tree, presents & Santa gifts

Brielle with her new Ariel phone
Davin unwrapping presents
Brielle being so excited for everything!
Davin at Stowell's unwrapping presents
Brielle so excited for her shopping cart
Stowell Family Brunch-Uncle Brent surprised Davin & his cousin Ryder with a motorcycle ride
We had so much fun!