Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Xander 1st Birthday!!

I am really behind at my I'll do my best to catch up!! On September 28, we celebrated Xander's 1st birthday. He has really been the light of my life!! I couldn't imagine life without him. He loves his sisters, he has the brightest eyes and smile, and best of all...he loves to snuggle. Oh how I love when he wraps his arms around your neck and gives you a huge hug!!

On year ago...right out of my stomach!! Via C-Section!!

Eating Cake...hmmmm!! Lots of Frosting!! It was a spice cake and he sure loved it!!

These are his one year photo's we had taken!! So cute!!

I am really behind at my I'll do my best to catch up!! On September 28, we celebrated Xander's 1st birthday. He has really been the light of my life!! I couldn't imagine life without him. He loves his sisters, he has the brightest eyes and smile, and best of all...he loves to snuggle. Oh how I love when he wraps his arms around your neck and gives you a huge hug!!

Rocks Don't Toot!!

The other day we were driving in the car and a little rock hit the bottom of the car and made a little "bang" sound. Aeryn, immediately asked "Who tooted"...she then continued. "Dad, you tooted" He told her it wasn't him....she then decided that it was me. "Mom, I know you tooted. Mom tooted...ha, ha, ha." Travis then tried to explain by say "It was a rock"....Aeryn's reply....... "Rocks don't toot!!" I couldn't stop laughing...and for a while we have been reminding each other that Rocks don't toot!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Travis is doing AWESOME!!

I know that Travis would not love that I am going to post about him....but I am going to do it anyway :) Travis is back in school and taking some hard classes....what makes them extra hard is that he has to get A's to be competitive for entry into the nursing program. He had his first test in chemistry last night and he got.......a 98%!! I was so proud of him. He is working so hard to do well in school!! I am so happy for him!! Good Job Trav!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A little quiet time!!!

It is 8:11pm and all my children are asleep!! I love my children, they were so cute today. I enjoy the hugs and the love that they share with me. But right now I LOVE the quiet. I was able to exercise AND shower. Travis is on the way to the grocery store to get some formula and also a treat!! I am watching an old episode of Gray's Anatomy and I my house is finally taking shape...i am getting stuff put away where I want it to go, instead of sitting in giant heaps in the middle of the room!! It feels good. When I finally get things finished, I'll take pictures and post them!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's Fall Time!!

I have to agree with my Sister, Allison, I LOVE the fall!! I have had my fall wreath on my door since September first. I love to burn fall smelling candles...pumpkin pie mostly and I love to pull out my fall sweaters!! Thank heavens it is finally here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Ellie started First Grade NOT Preschool!! I guess my brain not's working :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ellie's First Day of Preschool!!!

Monday was Ellie's first day of school!! She looked so cute and was so excited to go school! She has a really cute teacher and I think this is going to be a great year for her! The bad thing was that on Monday afternoon, I ended up with the stomach flu. Aeryn got it next on Tuesday night and Travis was next at 2:30 in the morning on Wednesday!! far, ellie and xander are okay!! Well, wasn't ellie so cute!~!

Thanks Michelle!!

Dear Michelle-

Thank you so much for taking care of me on Sunday at church while my parents were teaching their Primary Class. It was so nice of you and I sure loved being with you!!


p.s. I am wearing a bubble wand around my neck and would let my mom take it away for the picture!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cleaning the bathroom!!

Today, I need to clean the bathroom and Ellie wanted to help, so of course I let her. She is getting so grown up. Anyways, I let her scrub the least favorite part and she kept telling me that she LOVED cleaning the bathroom!! She said "This is the most fun thing ever." You would think that we never did anything fun!! Anyways, the girls together scrubbed the shower and bath and were really a great help to me.

Silly Faces!!!

The other day I was talking with some girls at work about the point of a blog. A few girls don't have them and wonder if they are really worth the effort. I say yes!! Anyways, I was thinking the point of the blog was to help keep in touch with friends and family, but one of my friends Melissa said she felt that a blog helps you to recognize and remember the cute things that your kids do and sometimes that is very necessary when they challenge your patience most of the time. I have been thinking about that for a while and yesterday was a perfect example of Melissa's theory. We were giving Xander lunch and the girls wanted their pics taken. I told Aeryn to smile and she did, but I told her to open her mouth a little when she smiles....this is what I got.

I looked at the pic on my camera and started laughing so hard...I mean to point where I had tears pouring out my eyes. Every time I would look back at the pic, I would laugh harder and harder...The kids started cracking up including Xander and hence a few more silly pics. Melissa- thanks for reminding me to look for the cute things and sweet things in my kids :)!!!

Oh yah, Aeryn can cross her eyes whenever she wants and uses that to make people laugh...I caught one of the eyes crossed in this photo!!

Cheese and Peas!!

Cheese and Peas....I thought that this would be a great scrapbook page, so I took pictures of Xander eating his lunch. Can you believe what a big boy he is...he is eating alot of big boy foods and he loves it. He would sit in his high chair and eat all day if you let him!!

He has such a great smile!!

I just thought he looked so I got a close up!!

We got hit by the Ice Cream Truck!!

So, a couple of weeks ago, we were out bowling at Fat Cat's with my sister and her family and my brother and his family. We were having a great time until over the loud speaker they were looking for driver of a maroon Yukon. We knew it was us. And sure enough it was. A big delivery truck of ice cream had a faulty door that open and smashed the back window of our car while it was parked. They were really great to work with and we already have the window replaced and the back lift gate fixed....but boy was it a pain!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I am finally updating my blog!!

So it has been a long while since I have time to blog. We have officially moved to Utah (June 13) and we are living in our house in Provo. It is nice to be back. We are enjoying our space and especially being able to work on the house and get things back in order. We have painted the girls room and put these cut wall stickers up...they have a tinkerbell room. I'll take photo's and post them. It really turned out cute. We are working on our room, putting up baseboard and then we'll be painting. Plus Travis has been putting a lot of work in to making the yard look a little better. We wanted to do a lot of stuff to the house when we moved in, but we weren't able to, and now we have been taking the time. :) Ellie starts school on the 18th of it feels like summer is already on its way out :). We found a preschool for Aeryn that should be great for her. Travis starts school on August 27th where he will be doing a few prereqs before he applies for the nursing program!! I guess that I rubbed off on him...he thinks what I do is great and that he would really love the schedule. So we are on the long hall of going back to school. So here are photo's from the last month :)!!!

These are in no order...some are sideways...because I am in a hurry and forgot to rotate them :)

This is from Ellie's end of school party with her best friend Anna!! They were so excited to get their hair colored!!

We went bowling here in Utah the other week. During the afternoons, it is free shoes and the kids each get a free round of bowling everyday during the summer!!! They really enjoyed trying to beat their dad.....even though they have bumbers and this cool thing to roll the ball on :)

This is Xander's first big bonk!! He fell over and bumbed his face on our bricks. He looks so cute with his little boo-boo.

Oh yes...Xander has started pulling himself up on stuff. He only gets to his knees but it is amazing how he can scoot himself around a little and then pull up or get into things I don't want him can also see what a mess our house is. We have only moved stuff into the girls room...everything else is in the front room and we are living out of bags/boxes...hopefully not too much longer!!

For Ellie's birthday, she wanted to go to IHOP and get the Horton Hear's a Who breakfast pancakes. We brought Ellie's friend Anna and we went before school started. It was really fun!! The kids were so good and Anna gave Ellie this really cute photo of the two of them and we put it up in her room here!! Thanks Anna!!!

The waitress even brought her ice cream with a candle in it!!

We celebrated her birthday that day at Pump It Up with some school and church friends. It is a place filled with big blow up slides and obstacle courses. The kids had so much fun and boy were they sweaty when we got home :)!!

Ellie even got to sit in the blow up chair

a photo from her birthday breakfast.

Xander ended up getting a cold and was having a lot of wheezing. We took him in to the doctor and he needed a nebulizer. Our doc was worried he was going to be admitted to the hospital because his oxygen saturation was low. Thank goodness that she gave him one more breathing treatment and he did better. We did treatments at home and he just looked so cute!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I am Pocahantas!!

My sister had this on her blog and I thought it was really fun...What do you think?

You Are Pocahantas!
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Free-spirited and wise. You have a strong passionate spirit that touches and changes all who know you. The wisdom and common sense that you have is really what guides you through life. Even so, you also have a very playful side that loves adventure and excitement.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Some of my favorite pics!!

Here are some of the recent photo's of our family!!

Xander's First Popsicle!!

Xander's First time in Nana's Swimming pool!! He loved it so much!! Nana had the pool over 90 degree's so he really liked how warm it was!!

Travis and the Girls

Ellie's Favorite Tulip at Filoli Gardens. We went there for Ellie's field trip. It was so great! All the flowers were beautiful!!!

Ellie and her friend Sarah at Filoli Gardens

Sitting with her class in front of the mansion! She loved touring through this beautiful mansion...she thought the house was great!!

We went up to San Francisco Pier and we got to tour these old ships. The kids thought they were really neat!! The loved exploring all the rooms on the boat!