Thursday, December 23, 2010

So far so good... Happy Birthday Graycee! Here are pics from her party- but the actual birthday is today!!!

Don't know how she didn't make the pics... I'll have to look in to that! but like previously stated, so far so good!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Made it!!

The kids are loving AZ weather!! It is rainy today- which is nice- but the past couple of days we have been outside running around! Fantastic!! The most exciting thing that has happened over the past little while is Ben and I and some friends and a brother got to go snowboarding last Saturday!! It was awesome. There was a ton of new snow, more powder than I was actually comfortable with it! There were flurries throughout the day, but not enough to block your visibility- weather was fine since I was bundled. It was a lot of fun!! Not sure when I'll be able to do that again. Hobbies/activities are much harder when kids are around.. I'll have to post some pics when I get around to adding them. It is almost Christmas...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gobble Gobble

I've decided I love long weekends again. Ben has been super busy and stressed out with school. I've been going crazy with kids... they all got toddler beds and since they are new- sleeptime is a nightmare. For Thanksgiving we headed up to Uncle John and Aunt Linda to have lunch with that whole McDowell gang. They are a blast to be around and I am glad they don't mind inviting us to their activities, otherwise we would have to tag along...It had been awhile since we took a picture with the whole family... and then the cute boys. I hate the glare glasses give off, but they are getting used to them and wearing them most of the day. I'm hoping their eyes will correct quickly so they won't have to be stuck in them for life. We'll see.
Then Friday we went to Bass Pro shop to go meet Santa, but instead just walked around and looked at all the animals. Then Saturday we took the kids bowling for their first time. It was awesome. They took turns, picked a ball and would carry it to the ramp and cheer it on. They lasted great until the 8th frame... which was about dinner time. I was impressed how well they did and so glad they love it!

That concludes our awesome weekend. Now we'll see what the next week shall bring..

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It snowed!! And so we play..

It was a little chilly in the shade, but we bundled up and made due! The kids had a blast- would have rather ridden their trikes in everyone's yard rather than on the sidewalk. The boys are laughing hysterically here. It is fun when they think the other is hilarious.. not soo much when it goes in a different direction.

Carter really was having fun...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

We've got Glasses!! Well, the boys do anyway. The new fight with them is trying to convince them they want to wear their gafas. I'm hoping over time they will realize the gafas help... hopefully. I was told how they check kids eyes when they can't read and was very impressed. I just wonder how accurate it really is. Either way, here they are testing them out and fixing their trucks batteries at the same time.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Ben and I decided to dress up a bit this year. He was the scarecrow and I was Dorothy. The boys were Thing 1 and Thing 3. Tatum has the Thing 3 shirt- but the cupcake was just too cute to pass up. And the two things are the norm right?? The boys fit the part perfect. They ran around all night. It was a lot of fun. The kids are finally getting in the holiday spirit!

(Linc helped me with Trunk-or-treat)

Then here is our carving experience..

And here are some pics from our Ward party.. Thanks Tina and Teri!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Babes!

My Babes are already 2. Can you believe it? I still look back at old posts when I was pregnant, when they were born- what I was doing before they turned 1- and now they are already 2. My goodness. Where does the time go. My babes are now toddlers that run around and can almost talk to each other. It is crazy. We had a couple parties for them, with friends and family and I think they enjoyed it all. That makes the actual birthday kind of laid back and chilled. We had a doc's visit this morning for a check-up, which was a nightmare so hopefully the afternoon is fun! I love having these little munchkins around, I wonder what this next year has in store for us! Here are the cakes we made for each party..awesHere are the cakes we made for each party..awesome huh? Well, I thought they turned out ok.

Monday, October 18, 2010

We Love when Grammie's visits..

She listens to us cry
She let's us do tricks for her

Helps us make birthday cakes and feed us frosting!!..
She blows bubbles with us
She plays with us
Acts crazzzzy with us..

Let's us give kissesDraws for us, "Grammie, draw me a picture now"

Thank you for coming to visit us Grammie!! We love playing with you! We Love when you come to see us and hate when you leave. We are going to miss running into your room and waking you up, the fun times away from the house, the much needed extra love, the peek-a-boo games, bean bag toss, trikes all over the driveway with you, jumping on the tramp.. so many memories. Please don't forget us and come again. Next time you should bring Papa with you too! See you around Christmas! Don't forget about us! WE LOVE YOU GRAMMIE!