Monday, September 29, 2008

Let's Imagine

Look at all these darling little faces (perhaps the cutest kids you've ever seen) and then picture another little one sitting with them and you'll see what our house will be like next May! Full of stinkin' cuteness and love!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Let the pixie dust fly!

The top 5 Disney characters that I relate to are (in no particular order)...

1. Elliot – Do you ever feel like all anyone ever hears you say is Waa Waa Waa waa waa waa!

2. Marlin – I’m a bit of a worry wart but it’s all because I care about my kids. And I’m learning to let go a bit.

3. Wall-e – Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth Class, need I say more.

4. Chicha- She spunky and handles her children well. She’s also sooo in love with her hubby and I completely concur.

5. Mary Poppins- Practically perfect in every way! Hehe not really but close!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Trace's Birthday

Today our kiddo had his big 4th birthday. We had a big party yesterday complete with balloons and Jellyfish cake. He had so much fun playing and my favorite part was that as he opened each present he's say "Oh my gosh, I love that." or "Oh my gosh I wanted that!" It was so much fun now that he gets the idea of a birthday. I saw this on another blog and thought it was a good idea so here I go:

For Trace's 4th Birthday here are the 4 things we love about Trace!

1. He is so funny. I seriously crack up everyday talking to him. He's says the funniest things like last week when I told him that it was good that he got back on his bike and kept riding after an accident he was like "Yup, thats my motto".

2. He loves his brothers and sisters and is so patient with them. Yesterday at his party Kena was upset because she didn't have any presents and he was like "It's ok sister, I will share with you!"

3. He gives the best hugs. There's nothing I love more then having his little arms around my neck!

4. He sings Goodnight Sweetheart to us everynight before bed. I taught it to him after Mom died because I remembered her singing it to us and thought it would be a fun tradition to carry on. He's learned all the words and makes sure we hear it everynight.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Recent Happenings

The last 2 weeks have been hard for our little family. We've had Cory out of town for the majority of it and it's been busy. But we've had some good times as well! Here's some pictures.

This is Kenadee dancing with Colt and Cash (the twins I watch)

Jaxson has become our climber and these are some of his favorite locations. The first is him finishing Kenadee's dinner this evening, and the other is him in the basket UNDER his high chair. We've also found him on our countertops, and on top of the TV. Yes you heard me right, the TV. Who know's how we're going to survive him!
Trace has been loving school and everything that goes with it. He's been making pictures and playing in the water table, but his all time favorite thing to do is ride bikes outside. He thinks school is the greatest thing since sliced bread. It's been a little quiet around here without him, but I'm glad he's getting to be a big boy and experience such fun new things.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I found this on a friends blog and thought I'd see how it goes:

Here are the directions:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Where were you?

I'm sure we all remember where we were this day 7 years ago. I was asleep in my dorm room at Westminster when I got a phone call from Mom. She said I should turn on the TV because she thought "the world was about to change." (It's intersting I think now in retrospect because the first plane had just hit and everyone was just thinking it was pilot error at that point). I turned on CNN and sat down to watch. It was eerie and I didn't want to watch alone so I woke up my roomie Lanae. She came out and we watched together for a few seconds before plane number 2 hit. Thats when it sank in, that hint of fear and confusion and would linger for days to come. I think we both knew that things weren't right at that time and we woke up the rest of the house. Classes were canceled and we spent the rest of the day glued to the TV wondering what would happen next. I remember the complete fear that I felt and we watched a plane crash in Pennsylvania, and another into the Pentagon. It was a question of who would be hit next and it scared my pants off. I would learn later that my then missionary was put in lock down for several days because he was in a country with a high Muslim population. He had no idea why, obviously they had no TV and all they were told was that America had been attacked. What a scary day.But there are other memories too. The days following were filled with prayer and hope. We were comforted by the words of President Hinckley in the days following. We comforted eachother. For a while we weren't all so different. We were unified and we loved eachother. We heard prayers offered by our President with no call of seperation of Church and State. It was awful and wonderful all at once.So here we are 7 years later and the fear has subsided. So much has changed since that day. I remember that Christmas flying home, being run through 4 security checks and "wanded" before being allowed to enter the plane. They even confiscated my new nail kit! It makes me greatful to live in such a resilient country that has been able to heal from its wounds. It is testiment to me of our Father in Heavens love and knowledge of his children. Although sometimes bad things are allowed to happen, I KNOW that he cares!

Monday, September 8, 2008

First Day of School

I don't know how many of you know this, but Trace qualified for free preschool because he needs a little extra help with his speech. Today was his first day of school and man was he excited. He woke up and was dressed before anyone else this morning. It was gonna be a good day! We talked about how to treat his teacher and what he should do should a confrontation arise. We walked in to hang up his coat and backpack, found his bin and name tag, then he went right over to the balance beam and forgot that Cory and I were even there. We waved our goodbyes, since it was obvious he would be just fine, and left. All in all I think it was a successful first day of school! What a big boy he's becoming. I'm glad that he's hitting all these milestones and being about to do things that other kids his age are able to do. We sure are blessed!
Just as a side note, I wish I'd had my camera on me. He woke up this morning with bed head, so we wet it down and comed it so he'd look "sharp" for his first day of school. He, however decided that he needed to wear his hood. No problem right? WRONG! When we got to school he had the worst case of hood hair I've ever seen! What a kid!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pretty Pretty Princess

Kena was playing dressup today and she and Trace decided to play Prince and Princess. It was sooo CUTE! I just had to share!

The two of them even went to a "ball and Danced"!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

He does laundry too?

While I did laundry yesterday, Jaxson found a new place to look at books!

Labor Day weekend

It was a wonderful weekend (it's always nice to have Dad around for some extra time). We started the weekend by taking advantage of the few warm days we have left this summer. We filled up an old water cooler and let the kids go to town. They got SOAKED but it was so much fun.

Saturday morning we got up and the kiddo's helped Daddy make Grandma Helen's hotcakes. When I first met Cory he'd never had homemade panckakes before. I made Grandma's recipe for him once and he's never gone back. This is quickly becoming and tradition for us, kids on table and all!

Sunday we did church and some much needed relaxation time. We had an awesome lesson about families and our responsibilities toward them. It was awesome.

Monday was another cold and lazy day (our high that day was 42! BRR) So we played inside. we bought some sponges that were inside capsules and the kids got to "hatch" them. they had so much fun. We also baked cookies and got sick off cookie dough! What a great weekend. I'm am so incredibly blessed with wonderful and amazing children and a loving and supportive husband. I couldn't ask for anything more (except maybe a second bathroom, but that too will come right!)