Friday, January 30, 2009

Sick day

This is what a sick day looks like at our house ...
plus sleep but I was asleep too;)
Hot chocolate ...
paper dolls and TV!!
Poor Caroline has not been feeling well this week. So finally I let her stay home sick. All she wanted to do was sit, drink hot chocolate (she has been cold for days), watch TV and play with her paper dolls. I had to take the car to the shop or she wouldn't have gotten dressed at all!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Check it out!

This is an interview with Elder Ballard and Elder Cook on ABC. I really liked what they said about defending our faith. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Girls night out!!

Our girl's night in the camper/Easy Bake Oven night!
Our cute girls got together and had an overnighter in the neighbor's pop-up travel trailer. They set it up in the back yard and they talked Lindsey (next door) and to sleep out there with them. They watched movies, ate popcorn, and made cookies in the easy bake ovens that Caroline and Syd have. (The instructions stink but if you use your own instinct they turn out OK)
The girls all had a great time and keep hoping for another girl's night!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

What's wrong with this picture?!?

This is where you ask the BIG QUESTION ... should Mom and Dad ride down the hill on the kids scooters?

Answer still unknown!!

Winter Break

During our break we went to the park with cousins and had a really fun day. It was just too beautiful outside not to be out!! We met Sarah and Nana Mary and the kids there, had a picnic, and rode the scooters!
Caroline, Jack, Jacob, and Abby waiting for their turn on the scooters.


Caroline with her cool new shades.


Caroline and Jacob

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Christmas morning at our house starts with sleepy faces and PJ's. In most homes the parents have to tell the kids they have to wait until they are ready to get up before they are allowed to go out to see what Santa has brought. In our home this is not the case!! Tracy and I have always had to go in and wake up our children and even then we are told that they will "go look in a little while". This year was no exception, Abby had come into our room some time in the middle of the night and when Tracy asked her if she wanted to go look at her gifts she rolled over and said not right now. He then tried asking her if she thought Santa had come, to which her answer was "I didn't hear him." All I can say is that they really value their sleep!!
Caroline is entering in to that tween stage of life and is very happy and grateful for the gifts that she gets but is definitely not as animated as the other two.
Hunter gets excited to see all his favorite things that he knows were picked out just for him. He asks how everyone knows just what he likes, it is so funny!
Abby is the most animated (I know you are all surprised to hear that). She was so much fun this year. There were a lot of squeals and shouts of "YEA!" from her end of the room!

Christmas just wouldn't be the same for me if we didn't do Christmas breakfast. We have friends and family over for crapes, eggs, muffins, bacon, sausage ... I think that you get the point, it is a big spread.

We had a great Christmas and spent it with those that we love. Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!