Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spoke too soon!

I realize that I spoke too soon when complaining about my kids being sick. After a visit to InstaCare today, two ear infections and RSV, I have learned never ever EVER to complain about my kids being sick. It can always get worse! Be grateful for the sniffling noses and hope that's all it is...sniffling noses.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sick Sick Sick

There are so many blogs I have read lately of mothers who are just emerging from being trapped in the house for 4 weeks with sick kids. I am two weeks into this experience and I'm not sure how much longer I can take it! Of course it is nice to have Hailey snuggle up to me, however it would be nice to sleep in my own bed the whole night through. We have tried to get creative in our activities, but it would be nice for the girls to go out and see the light of day for once. This too will pass, I'm sure. The sun will emerge and spring will come...early this year, right?! I guess I will just have to keep waiting.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Christmas Pictures, finally!

Here are the remainder of the Christmas photos I will be uploading. It only took me two months to do it! We had so much fun enjoying all the festivities of the season and having family around. We discovered over the Christmas holiday that Hailey loves the snow!

We had so much fun on Christmas Eve with cousins and family. My sister and her kids prepared the program for Christmas Eve and it was so awesome! We loved it!

The girls and I are waiting on Christmas morning to come down the stairs and look at all the presents! Christmas morning was perfect. My sister's kids slept in so we were able to focus on our kids first, and then turn our attention to her kids when they woke up.

Our Christmas morning family.

The best Christmas present! We found out that Baby #3 is on it's way and due September 3rd!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Aubrey's Little Accident

Aubrey usually waits to go potty until we are sitting up to the table and have already said prayer over our food. She will then wiggle all around while she takes a bite or two, then promptly get down from the table and run to the bathroom. The last couple of days I decided to teach her that she needs to ask to be excused before getting down from the table. (I should also state that before meals I ask her if she needs to go potty and she insistently tells me that she does not. If I make her go before the meal she usually starts crying, telling me she doesn't have to. So I am not oozing with sympathy when she is wiggling uncomfortably in her chair.) It was lunch and we had just finished the prayer. Aubrey stuffed a few bites in her mouth and then got down to run to the bathroom. As she was leaving the kitchen I stopped her and told her she needed to ask to be excused. As I am telling her this I am watching her,her face full of concern and concentration, legs crossed, and pee starting to trickle down her legs. As the pee came down her face relaxed and I couldn't help but laugh. It was quite a funny situation.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Papa

In December we celebrated Papa J's birthday!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Family Christmas Party

This year Santa was able to stop by a family Christmas party we went to. In years past the girls have been terrified of Santa and have only received a candy cane for all their tears. This year it only took one child sitting on Santa's lap for Aubrey to realize that she would get a whole bag of candy if she sat on his lap...I think she was child number 2 in line! When he asked what she wanted for Christmas, she simply stated that she wanted a reindeer. So much for the dog! Hailey also quickly realized that there were bags of candy involved. However, instead of going to Santa she went directly to Santa's elf and repeatedly asked for a bag of candy, completely bypassing Santa. When the elf wouldn't budge, Hailey was next up to sit on Santa's lap. After the rest of the children had their turn with Santa, Hailey slyly took advantage of Santa's age and fading memory to sit on his lap yet again and get a second bag of candy! That's my girl!!!

Hailey was not fooled by that beard.

"Look Mom, another bag of candy!"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Here is our gingerbread house. It fell apart before we could enjoy breaking it ourselves.

My apologies

I am so sorry I haven't updated this blog in almost 2 months! I could say we are still recovering from Christmas, however that was more than a month ago. I feel like we are still recovering from Christmas and trying to get back into a routine. We went to Boise for Christmas and were gone for about 10 days, then came back and Paul started work at his law firm. Aubrey has begun another ballet class and we try to think of ways to get out of the house. January seemed to go by rather quickly. I'm not sure I'm ready for February to start. Ready or not, it's here! Over the next week or so I will be updating our blog with pictures of our Christmas vacation! Enjoy!