Saturday, November 29, 2008
The only thing Garen could come up with is trains and cars and more trains and cars. So hopefully that is what Santa brings.
Maddie on the other hand had many things in mind. I told her to just pick 5 so we're not being greedy. If you can't read what she wrote it says,
For Christmas I want
*baby lion (one of those purring come alive toys)
*reindeer (Good Luck with the last two Santa!)
(she also wanted to put a dog on there, but I really don't want Santa to bring one so I convinced her to leave that one off)
On the back she wrote:
I help my mom do the laundry (that was all her idea to write and try to get some brownie points)
I love you
I'm pretty easy this year. The only things I want on my Christmas list are a happy family, a healthy baby girl, and the ability to bend over or run up the stairs again!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. This was the first year Andy and I have spent the holiday away from family. I missed my parents and siblings and the 50 or 60 cousins that are always there! I missed the talent show and basketball games. And we missed Andy's family and the card game playing!
But we are blessed to have some wonderful neighbors that we got to spend the day with. Crystal did an amazing job on all the delicious food!
Andy worked all morning, came home for a few hours to eat and then he had to head back for awhile. Then tomorrow (black Friday) he will be gone from 4AM-9:30PM! A few more days like that and the kids and I are really going to need a break from each other.
And in honor of Thanksgiving here a just a few of the things I am truly grateful for:
-The gospel and the fact that it is the same whether I am in Idaho, Utah, or Rock Springs, Wyoming! And for the happiness and knowledge it brings me.
-My hard working, very caring husband!
-For Maddie who notices when I am super tired and have had enough; then takes it upon herself to get Garen ready for bed or to clean her room.
-For Garen who always does or says something to make us all laugh. By the way this Thanksgiving he is thankful for "hiccups."
-For the miracle of life and the chance to have another sweet spirit in our home in a couple weeks.
-For a warm and cozy house to sit in as it snows and freezes outside (we had a bit of snow this morning).
-For the constant love and support of my mom, dad, sisters, brothers, and in-laws! Where would we be without family.
-And I have to add in that I am thankful for all the yummy food especially the desserts! ;)
I guess the kids weren't in the mood to give Thanksgiving a shout out, but Happy Thanksgiving anyway!!!-
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Maddie and her friend Elizabeth waiting for their food-
Maddie playing her drum-
Maddie and her class-
Friday, November 21, 2008
So if you would like to still see our blog leave your email and I will add you in. I will be turning the blog private on Monday or Tuesday next week!
Andy put up our Christmas lights and brought up all our boxes of Christmas stuff. Now we have everything out for Christmas minus the tree. We always get a real tree and it's still a little early for that. I love the way the Christmas decorations and lights make everything seem so festive and cozy!
Garen helping Andy hang the lights-
He thought he was pretty cool up on that ladder-
I can't believe we will have 5 stockings hung this Christmas, I still need one for baby-
That night we got to have the missionaries over for dinner. The kids loved them and it was neat to hear about their experiences in Rock Springs.
Maddie got to wear her Pajamas to school. She thought this was awesome! And Maddie had a blast with her friends at gymnastics. I took the five 5-year olds from the ward over to the gym and they were so hyper, I felt bad for the gymnastics coach who had to try and teach these crazy girls!
Maddie couldn't stop laughing long enough for a normal picture so you get a laughing pj picture-
Clifford the big red dog visited Maddie's school.
After school I helped at Maddie's primary activity. They made thank yous for their moms and dads and played some Thanksgiving games. While they were waiting for the parents to come the kids were playing red rover. They called on Maddie like every time. I think the older kids thought it was fun to watch her run so fast and try so hard but end up being caught everytime. She's just to little to break through.
The theme at school today was "business day" so Maddie got to wear a dress.
Garen and I went to play group at the indoor playground. He had a great time playing with the other 25 kids!
After school we went to the library. I think it's really neat that the library coordinates with the school and has after school activities. The kids love picking out books and movies and Maddie liked making her little scarecrow.
Maddie taking on 2 dinosaurs-
Garen spent the entire hour and a half that we were there playing quietly with this-
When we got home it was almost dinnertime and I just didn't feel like cooking so I told Andy to meet us at McDonald's (Maddie's choice). The only reason I like McDonald's is because I get to talk to Andy while we eat and I don't have to tell the kids to be quiet or to sit down.
After we got the kids to bed Andy got to go play basketball with some people in our stake. He was excited to finally find a place to play. The city leagues here only have games on Sundays so I'm glad he found another group to play with.
I went to the doctor this morning for my 36 week checkup. Everything looks perfect, I'm measuring at 37 weeks, and I'm dilated to a tiny 1 centimeter. We'll see where it goes from here!We got to have my neighbors 6 month old baby for a couple hours this evening too. The kids love him and it was fun to have a little baby here. It helps that he is a super good baby!
My goal is to have all my Christmas shopping done by next week, wish me luck!
Monday, November 17, 2008
So go over there and vote for Maddie.
They messed up and put her as Megan-age 5, but they hopefully will be changing the name to Madelyn. Either way vote for this turkey-
The one with one orange shoe and one pink shoe!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Reading bedtime stories with grandma and grandpa-
Maddie and the grandparents (Garen refused to have his picture taken)-
Just a cute picture of Maddie right before we left to church-
Daddy and the kids- (Garen was doing everything possible not to smile)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Here are the ones I won!-