Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
But not nearly as excited as when they "grew doughnuts" with Grandma. It was the cutest thing I would recommend it to anyone to try. My mom brought a little baggie of cheerios and told the kids that they were doughnut seeds. She had the kids fill up cups with dirt and they "planted" the seeds and added water. She also had them each color a tongue depresser and stick it in there for the doughnut to grow on. We had intentions to leave it overnight, but didn't have the patience. So while they were playing in the living room, my mom stuck a doughnut on each stick and we called the kids in to come and see that they had grown. It was as exciting as Christmas! (See the video)
Brinley refused to take the doughnut off of the stick, she kept saying "look at how beautiful my doughnut is" (as if it were a flower). Braden however did not hesitate - he just ate the doughnut. This is definitely a new tradition with Grandma that will last!
My 1st child enjoying his "doughnut." I think he liked this tradition as well. He probably also liked having a home cooked meal every night while my mom was here too.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Here are the kids with their favorite babies, this is the baby that Braden has been carrying around everywhere. It's actually really cute, it gave us a little taste of how Braden was going to be with Tyler before he came. We just got a little nervous when he would drag it by a foot or chuck across the room when he was done playing with it. Normally he would sit with his arm around it on the couch. It was darling.
This one is a little random, but this was Marc loading up our car on Labor day. I thought it was just a funny sight. But we had a great weekend. Marc's parents invited us to come stay at their time share on Sunday night. We played games, ate great food, played in the sand at the beach, and the kids enjoyed swimming with everyone in the pool. I also got a lot of sleep with all the help there. It was a perfect weekend!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Read after the last picture to see if you've been tagged....The rules are you have to take 10 pictures of the following things and you have to do it right away. No straightening, cleaning or wiping your child's nose (I mean it!). Then you tag six others.
2. Laundry Room
4. Kitchen Sink
I tag: Stacie, Heidi, Lanay, Abby, Marly, Wendy
Monday, August 11, 2008
Brinley is such a big helper, this morning I was falling asleep while nursing and she said "You and dad go to sleep and I will take care of him" ...if only... She is definitely a great help. She can sit and hold him forever.
Braden loves him so much, he loves to lay by him and talk to him. Today he even started playing peek-a-boo with him. He can't stop giving him kisses on the forehead. It's darling! He is even able to sit still to hold him every once in a while.
He has dark brown hair - so did Braden so we'll see if it stays. He is such a precious little thing. We came home from the hospital on Sunday and he has been a perfect little angel so far. Brinley and Braden LOVE LOVE LOVE him!
Proud daddy! He was so anxious for Tyler to come, it was fun to see, it was like Christmas morning for a little kid. Tyler is definitely a welcome blessing in our home. He is definitely bringing out the best in everyone!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I love this picture! We went to San Diego with my friend Charise and her family over Memorial Day weekend. On our way home we stopped at the San Diego Temple. This picture shows the tender joys of being an Eternal Family is we're good! This one also does - minus Brinley's grumpy face. They were tired after a long weekend of playing with no naps. But it's still a cute picture.
This is a much better picture of Brinley. Marc had these waffle blocks when he was a kid and I guess now as a big kid. We currently have 3 sets so that he (I mean the kids:) can play more creatively and build bigger. The kids also love the juice drinks - they also get that from their dad.
Braden LOVES WATERMELON! Marc chapperoned a youth dance and came home with this whole container full of watermelon. We knew we couldn't finish it before it went bad, so we let Braden have free reign. He was in heaven with all the "triangles." He also started in with "all mine." He would share the triangles (missing one corner) with Brinley. Luckily she didn't seem to notice or mind.
Okay since you have all seen the pictures of Brinley with her blanket fettish, here's her new thing. It cracks me up, I keep laughing out loud just looking at the pictures again. She gets herself and her babies all situated for anything. We for sure love the dish towel under the Minnie Mouse hat, with the skirt around her neck and you can't tell but that's a dish towel tucked in her back as a cape. And of course she always puts on her church shoes too. She's such a crack up with her phases. I'll try to keep you all posted as she goes through each one. Luckily there's been no battle to go in public like this yet....knock on wood! :) I"m sure you'll all see soon enough.
Okay, my friend Lisa did a very cute slide show of a little getaway we did with our mommy's group a couple of times this summer. One of our friends parents have a beach house that they let us come and stay at for a couple of days (Thanks again Charise). The kids loved playing together constantly and us moms loved just sitting and socializing. It was also during the really hot days this summer, so it's always cooler at the beach.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
There was this awesome place where the kids could play on all of the HUGE bounce houses - they also had a skating rink and during the day the kids can bring ride-ons or bikes to play with. We met my cousins Sarah and Kimberlee and their kids. It was a lot of fun!
That's Brinley in the little window at the bottom - I told you they're HUGE!Brinley & Braden (his feet) climbing one of the housesI love to Fly!!!! :) ( I just love this shot!)
My sisters Elise and Nikki making bead jewelry with the kids.
WHO WANTS CHOCOLATE MILK?????
My kids wanted chocolate milk and my sister made them each do this little dance with her in order to get some...it was hilarious they were spinning and bending and anything she wanted! I should try that at home! After my enrichment night lesson on getting kids to work...you can tell that it runs in my family (I just have to work on it myself).
Elise loves to play computer games fortunately it's the little kid games, so my kids were found many times sitting with her and playing games with her. She's great with them! :)