Monday, December 31, 2012

Old Year-New Blog

We had fun plans to send out the old year as a little family. My kids love Leo's Place and that's where we headed tonight. At the cash register we went to pay for our "Family Package" when sweet little Eli started throwing up. Thankfully my hands came to the rescue and caught most of it and a quick cashier grabbed a cup to get the rest. So home the girls and I went.

The boys got to stay and celebrate in the way that they love, jungle gyms, and arcade games and just arrived home and are playing "Just Dance" in the basement.

As I ponder what I want in the new year I always struggle to come up with resolutions. I always have weight loss on there (not very successful at it) but this year I want to add a timetable for finishing the book of mormon and I always have simplify on there.

In an effort to simplify I'm converting my blog to this address .   I've gotten so sloppy on my pages I post on my blog and I don't have the desire to spend more time doing them. This will allow me to post the pages I create on Shutterfly's premade formats and I think I'll be much happier with them and it allows me to do two things at once. I hope you join me at my new blog and hopefully we have some new and amazing adventures in 2013. I wish you all a Happy New Year!!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Little Helpers

We finally recieved some snow and knew that we needed to let the girls go experience it.  We bundled them all up...they were all smiles....not fully sure what was going on.

We went out and shoveled our driveway and they loved touching and feeling and checking out the snow.  They were so cute!

Merry Christmas

I've lost one of my camera cards that had a bunch of Christmas pictures so I figured I better blog what I had before I lost these too!  How blessed our little family is and we are so grateful for our Savior.

Here's some of our fun we've had.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Best

As moms I'm sure we all envision the perfect holiday picture where everyone matches and is wearing a perfect smile.  That doesn't exist in my home!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Love these kids!!!

Each one of my children have such unique personalities and talents and I love them each for it.

My 7 year old, 2nd grader is full of life!!!!  Recently when I went to his parent teacher conference his teacher first words were "how do you do it."  Thankfully it was meant in a positive way but this kids mind never stops and it is exhausting.  He's always creating and inventing and has recently created his own cooking show that he has us upload to youtube.  He can be so loveable and sweet and we absolutely love it when he is.  He constantly amazes us with how smart he is and has started teaching himself fractions.  He likes to use the grocery store to learn division, for example he'll use a case of pop and the price to determine the case per can....we don't even buy cans of soda:).

My 4 year old, pre-schooler is so different then Jaden.  He is much more shy but has a very fun personality if you know him.  This is the kid we worry about although he's progressing so much each day.  As he nears kindergarten we are recognizing we need to make some deicisions for him and whether we should hold him back.  He's TALL and already looks like he should be in kindergarten.  We met with his pre-school teacher a couple of weeks ago and she doesn't think he'll be ready.

Landon has this ability to make adults fall in love with him.  Everyone lights up when they talk about him and I haven't met an adult that doesn't love this boy...they probably wouldn't tell me if they didn't like him:). 

We are starting to recognize that Landon may be VERY bright and that it's a communication issue for him.  We are in awe of some of the things Landon says and does and we hope and pray we can help him be able to share those talents with others. 

My older twin is such a little sweetheart. She is more timid, reserved, and needy.  She loves to cuddle and be held.  She likes to observe what others are doing and sometimes gets the courage to mimic their actions.  Last night she attempted jumping after seeing her 2 year old cousin doing it and it was so funny to see her efforts to leave the ground.  She giggled and giggled and had so much fun.

  This girl has won my heart.  She is a mini-me.  She tries to take care of things around the house and is very observant to where things go and what needs to be done.  I think I finally have my helper and as she gets older I can't wait for all the help I'm going to get around the house:).  She also is very tempermental and on a moments notice will throw a temper or start a high pitched howling.  She's got spunk and keeps us all laughing.  She's so good to help take care of Alisha unless Alisha has something she wants.

These two together are an absolute hoot!  They giggle over the silliest things.  They do fight over things but we try to have two of everything to hopefully prevent that.  They both are currently enjoying wearing their brothers shoes.  They think it's so funny....they especially love the boys boots.  In these pictures Eli had a black eye from a fall and thankfully our photographer said she could photoshop it out.  When she gave me the disk she informed me she can't tell who is who anymore;).  I think it's easy to tell them apart but almost no one else can. 

I'm so grateful for my children.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Peanut butter and honey

My little Landon is going through a peanut butter and honey phase.  He wants it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  He's not a BIG eater until it comes to his PBH.  He wants them all day long.  He also refuses to eat crust so I feel like I'm making them all day long and cutting the crust off and if I miss a piece he isn't very happy with me.  Soooo....he now is making them himself.

He also had decide AGAIN he doesn't like to wear clothes. We got him over it but it's back:(

A couple times he's left the Peanut Butter close enough to the end of the counter and the girls have covered themselves in it.  Not a fun thing to wash off them.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Gingerbread house or bust


I thought if I bought a kit the boys could put it together all by themself.  I learned that the homeade frosting I make sets up much faster.  As they each applied pressure to their house adding candy it slowly eroded away to piles of gingerbread:(