Monday, December 29, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Dani turns 26 on Christmas day - since her birthday often gets overlooked, I decided to dedicate a post to her a couple days early with some of my favorite pictures of her
- Red River Gorge, KY. This is something I know she would love to do more of - maybe without having to carry a child on her back, though! I love that Dani loves to be outside.
- I love her cheesy happy smile face. Her eyes can light up a room.
- I love that Dani loves to entertain others, whether it is throwing an Olympics party, a golden birthday party, an ugly Christmas Sweater Party, murder mysteries, or dressing up as Vanna White, and making her friend do likewise, for a ward relief society party. She throwing parties and thinking of ways for people to have fun.
Monday, December 22, 2008
He may be still, but he's up to something - click on the picture and get a look at that face!
Jacob-style reading - watch his legs never stop moving!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Jacob's ploby favorite thing to say is..."super so". Usually he uses this if he is "super so stinky." Sometimes he is "super so playing" or his lunch is "super so yummy." The best part of when he is 'super so stinky' though is the way that he says it. It is a deep throaty "AH oHHH SICK, I super so stinky, sick mommy."
Claire also likes to repeat everything you say, so if you are on the phone or reading a book or if Jared and I are having a conversation at dinner or in the car there is a constant quiet mumble happening as Claire tries to quietly repeat every single word. She has also started singing about everything...usually to the tune of ABC/twinkle twinkle.
Jacob has started to break out in song. He is always singing something that I had no idea he knew and I have to rack my brain to figure out where he would have heard it. Yesterday I was sitting next to him and he sang "glory to God, glory to God, glory to God" over and over, I figured out that he was singing "Far Far Away on Judea's Plains" and I sang "Peace On Earth" which finally moved him on from the "Glory to God" part. I think we sang it either in church on Sunday or at a concert on Sunday. He has a good memory.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Lucky Kyle picked this box to open, he didn't keep it for long though!
Another table during Bunko (do you love the hat for traveling Bunko?).
This was one of the great white elephant gifts!
(sorry that this picture is blurry, I have one in focus but they are sitting down so you can't see how gloriously short Nick's vest is)
Now, which sweater do you think was the winner of the 'Ugliest Sweater Contest'?
Monday, December 08, 2008
We all had a great dinner and talked for awhile and watched football, then we got ourselves and our kids in their pj's and watched "Elf" while we ate the delicious chocolate mousse cake and pumpkin pie that we had for dessert.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This is the pirate ship and all the pirates, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Wendy, and my screaming son.
Claire was pretty good at posing for me.
Jacob peaking through the window on the pirate ship.
I dared Jared to get a picture of both of them with the pumpkins looking at the camera, he took the dare even though I told him it was impossible. This is the best he got, not too bad actually, they are both looking up, there are pumpkins, and they are saying cheese.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Today I am not thrilled about this, but I can't say I am surprised or that I am devastated. I am trying not to be afraid and to be faithful and hopeful instead, last week at church someone mentioned in their testimony "there is no room for fear in faith" which I believe is true so I am trying to leave behind fears that I have of Obama being our next president. I am going to try to trust in our Father in Heaven, remember to laugh, and also remember that these next four years are going to be such a small moment of time in the eternal perspective. I am also going to try to dwell on the positive, so here is the positive:
-Barack Obama is the first black president, that is historical and inspiring
-Barack Obama is a great speaker, he is motivating and convincing
-The majority of the USA is happy about this president and looking forward to this time
-Proposition 8 passed in California.....REALLY GREAT NEWS!
-Proposition 6 (casino for Ohio) failed in Ohio
I am sure there are more, but I am still working on the positive thing....so, with that said, please pray for our country, please pray for our new president and remember to Love what is coming, because it is coming!
Monday, November 03, 2008
The whole family.
Pebbles and BamBam at the beginning of their trick-or-treating.
A very excited Pebbles and BamBam. They would walk until they spotted a candy bowl at which point they would run and yell "I'm coming, I'm coming, Trick-or-Treat, I'm Coming." It was really funny to watch and sometimes they would linger at each candy bowl after the giving of the candy and the "thank-you" and then they would repeat "trick-or-treat." Jacob also decided that since he was BamBam he needed to hit everything with his club. He started pounding on the sidewalk and then later he declared "Bubba hit car" and he whacked some car on the side of the road...luckily his club is a hollow plastic bat.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
This is Claire's big girl bed which she loves loves loves and sleeps in so well at night and for naps. I am hoping to play off the green and yellow in hers that coordinates with Jacob's, I just put the new quilts on this morning. Please help, tell me if this is ok!!!!
Jacob his first night in a big kid bed....he was so excited!
This is my so big girl (who is currently throwing a fit on my lap). She has started to really like posing for a camera. She is also wearing a ponytail (even if it is messy), big girl panties, and her new favorite rainboots. Doesn't she look so grown up?