Sunday, January 27, 2008

Return to our Father in Heaven

I just wanted to note the passing of the Prophet, Gordon B. Hinkley. I am so sad but happy that he has returned to our Father in Heaven and his family that has already passed. He was a wonderful prophet, living a full life of 97 years. He will be greatly missed!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dance Fever

Thursday Ally had her second dance class, and it was observation day for parents. So I took a bunch of pics and some video so I can see how she progresses. So take a peek and enjoy!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

A Good Laugh

I just saw this clip on one of my favorite mommy sites and had to share. So cute!!! I also love how excited the Daddy is while playing with his little boy. This should get you laughing a little today!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I Can't Help, Falling In Love With You

In the past week I have really been able to enjoy many things about my children, to be active in their childhood that has just made me feel like bursting with giddiness. I love them each so much that I hurt just thinking about it. I know this picture of Max isn't the best, but seeing him enjoy a good old fashioned ice cream cone just made my day. He liked the first few licks so much that he grabbed the bottom of the cone and pushed the entire cone in his mouth!! Who can say no to that face?

Both the older kids are now getting busy with activities, which means busy mom, but it is so fun to see them grow! Colin started his third year of basketball (I will have pics soon I'm sure) and Ally just started to take a tap,/ballet/tumbling class. It is her first organized activity and she is so excited. Just look how cute she looks in the outfit and you can see the excitment on her face. I started ballet when I was three and I know she will follow in my footsteps loving to dance. She dances around the house all the time anyways and now she will get to do it with her little friends, so cute!!

Now that I am done beaming and showing off the kids I will leave with a few (short) clips of Max just being cute. He is such a happy boy and the last clip is of him "trying" to climb up on the couch. Makes me laugh!!! Yeah that foot isn't going to reach buddy, but at least his brain is thinking and developing. He will be able to outsmart Mom soon enough I'm sure!!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Wait a minute, this job doesn't have sick days?!!!!

Who would have known when becoming a mom that you would not be entitled to sick days. I have had a cold this week and on Wednesday I felt like I had been in an Ultimate Fighting match and I lost. I hurt everywhere and was so tired! Picking up Max all day was very difficult to start with (he felt like he gained 20 lbs, I was so weak), but when the nausea came on I thought I would lose it. And poor Max has been sick too. Unlike his normal happy self, he just has a look on his face (with red, runny nose) that says "I don't feel good today". It is so sad. But at least he has me to take care of him. Who do moms get? We don't get a day off. Next time I need to read the fine print before accepting a job. (Although I would have accepted the job without hesitation anyways, I love being a mom, but it does make you stop and think when it happens.)

Friday, January 4, 2008

My Baby!

I have to share my enthusiasm for this new spoon that Baby Max got for Christmas in his stocking. It is called the Squirt by the brand Boon. You fill it with baby food and you can feed with one hand by sqeezing out the food directly onto the spoon. And it comes with a cover so I can take it with me. It has been SO handy!! Max was getting fussy in a store line the other day and I whipped it out and fed the boy. Isn't it sad that little things like this are what get me excited nowadays. :oP

But this is what really makes me happy. I was looking through a few of the pics we have been taking over the holidays and I ran across this one. It is the funniest face that I burst out laughing!! This boy is so funny lately. He has started crawling and has become VERY fast. He now gets into everything! His favorite thing to try and get is the volume on the tv amplifier. He gets such a proud look on his face when he turns the knob and instantly the sound is really loud. He doesn't cry, just looks at me like, "yep, I got to it mom, aren't I good?". Gosh I love my boy, even though he is pure trouble. As we speak he is getting into the dvd's by the tv, gotta run!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Sorry for my absence the past couple weeks, but as always the holidays were really busy! (And in that time, Max has started crawling and getting into EVERYTHING and Colin has lost his first tooth.)

I had hoped to get out Christmas cards to all, but another year has gone by without that happening, so think of this as your Christmas card. :o) Maybe next year I will be able to take a family picture and get out a little newsletter with it too. Hmm, I guess we'll see when the time comes. Christmas turned out really nice this year. Our tradition of watching Polar Express on Christmas Eve started us off and on Christmas Day we had both sides of our families come over to celebrate with us. Spencer also surprised me and got me a iTouch iPod (and he is loving it as much as I am ). Looking back on the year I can't believe how blessed I am in SO many ways. I am so grateful!!!

For New Year's, we got to ring it in with our close friends The Blue Family. We ate a bunch of junk we shouldn't have, but had fun doing so. The kids got to play and stay up late, and to my amazement, not one fell asleep before midnight!! We played a fun new game I got for Christmas, Scene It for Xbox 360, and had a blast! So here's to wishing everyone a wonderful and succesful 2008!!!