Sunday, January 31, 2010

Crazy kiddos

Just a fun picture of our crazy kiddos before church last week.

Daylen and Kate had some fun running around and playing together tonight. This video is mostly for grandparents and familiy who don't get to see these monkeys as often as they'd like.

Our Little Musician

Kate loves to sing and I love to listen to her sing. What do think? Future American Idol...maybe?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Did I mention Kate likes to be helpful?

So I wrote in an earlier post how Kate likes to help out where she can. The other morning after she finished eating her breakfast she proceeded to then clean the table in front of her with her blanket. The table looked so nice and clean, such a good little girl.

Oh, but wait...
If the table is nice and clean, what does that mean the floor looks like?

Thanks for being so helpful Kate!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


We had a fabulous Christmas this year full of LOTS of family. The best way to go in my opinion. Our celebrations started about the middle of the month with Brad's family getting together for a wedding. The day after the last of Brad's family left my family showed up to spend Christmas with us (except Jamie and Bryson who were in Mesquite.)

If you live nearby and have never seen the floating Christmas trees on the Salem pond, I totally recommend it for next year. Pretty cool and it's free for your enjoyment.

Daylen and Kate sporting their new Christmas PJs. I know Daylen's don't look like Christmas, but he LOVES his new Superman pajamas, especially the cape.

Christmas morning was a hit. I love the look on Kate's face when she saw the phone that came as part of the kitchen set. This girl loves phones.

Daylen's favorite part was opening presents. He barely had one finished when he was asking for another present to open.

Another phone for Kate from Rachel and Tyler.

Daylen got a new sled from Rachel and Tyler so we decided to take the kids sledding and try it out. From the look on Kate's face you'd think she was saying, "I'm ready, bring it on!" Being my little dare devil I thought she would love sledding, while Daylen, the more cautious, I wasn't sure what he would think.

Kate's face here pretty much describes what she thought..."are you really making me do this?" She wasn't too thrilled with the whole sledding concept and ended up falling asleep in Brad's arms.

Daylen, on the other hand, LOVED it. He went down and up, over and over. Of course, he had it pretty easy when daddy would pull him back UP the hill cause he couldn't quite walk up by himself without falling over and getting stuck.

He even liked going on his back head first.

Jamie and Bryson came and spent a few days with us after Christmas on their way home so we had the whole family together. It was so fun to spend time with everyone here. Daylen and Nathan played so well despite the 2 1/2 year difference. Here are the grandkids with grandma and grandpa.

I think Kate forgot who her mom was with grandma here. She wouldn't have anything to do with me, she followed grandma around and only wanted grandma to hold her. Grandma put her down for naps, put her to bed at night, read her books, gave her treats...luckily she remembered who mom was after grandma left to go home. We had so much fun with all our family, it was a relaxing Christmas, and especially nice not to have to travel anywhere. Thanks family, we love you!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

One Big Happy Family!

He did it! Brad's older brother, Randy, got married! After losing his wife over a year and a half ago in a car accident, leaving him with his 4 boys, he remarried this last month to a wonderful woman named Holly. Holly is also a widow with 4 kids! She is wonderful and we are so excited to have her and her kids join our family. They are now one big happy family, 6 boys and 2 girls! They were married in Logan so Brad's family all congregated in Utah for the big event. It was fun to get to spend time together.

We picked up Brad's parents from the airport the week before the wedding and headed to Rexburg to spend time with Mandy and Tyrel, then everyone came to our house just before and after the wedding. We had fun times playing games, playing the wii, and just hanging out.