Monday, November 30, 2009


Today it finally snowed. I'm sidelined this year from skiing, sledding, ice skating--just about everything that I did last year to try and enjoy the snow.

Kayla asked me to take her sledding today. I told her we could all go, but I could only watch. She asked me why and I told her because if I fell I could hurt the baby. She said, "It's ok mommy, I'll hold you're hand."

Sunday, November 22, 2009


We have been sick around here lately. Being prego I had both the seasonal flu shot and the H1N1. I decided that since Kenna is in school she would get the H1N1 flu mist which she had a couple weeks ago. It is Kenna that has been sick really and I'm just waiting for Kayla to wake me up in the night with her turn. I haven't had a good nights sleep in 4 days so the sickness I have been feeling stems from fatigue I think. I am crossing my fingers that I don't get any kind of flu this year! Kenna is starting to feel better now. It wil be nice to have her back and to get us out of this house this week! On a brighter note-- I can't wait for Thanksgiving and getting my Christmas stuff out. I didn't get to have any of it last year because it was stuck in a storage unit after moving across the country. We will have a 2nd tree for downstairs this year. I really wanted to have a tree that the girls could help decorate with their craftiness. Fun!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


So everyday I look forward to the pictures my girls will draw that day. Daily they present their pictures to me. Now that Kenna goes to school every day she creates some great art there too. Here are some of my favs in the last little while.

This is Mckenna's award winning art. She won a smoke alarm and a t-shirt from the fire department for drawing the best picture in honor of fire prevention week. She chose to draw things that are hot. You can see the frying pan at the bottom and the other boxy shapes are stoves, ovens and microwaves. I asked her what the vertical line was coming out of the stoves. She said, "mom, its fire!' What does this say about my cooking? Ouch! haha

A cowboy riding a horse. You will see that there are people following---those are the cowboys children.

Mckenna was asked to draw a picture of what she wanted to be when she grew up: A Dentist. Check out the detail in this picture. The green person is a mommy standing by.

This is Kayla's creation. She told me it's "THE LAUNDRY." I have no comment on this! haha

I don't know how Mckenna could possibly be five. I asked her how she got so big and turned 5 and she told me, "I must have eaten all my vegetables." As much as I enjoy watching her learn and grow I wish that I could keep her first 5 years in a little bottle to enjoy whenever I want.

She has been really into barbie lately so I made her a barbie cake. This was a lot easier than I expected. Her castle cake was much more difficult. Her big gift was a bike (which we gave to her early so she could enjoy it this year). We also got her a journal which has been really fun to see her entries in the last week. I am sure that will be the topic of blog posts to come.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose."

--The Family: A Proclamation to the World

Today Maine votes on weather to allow same sex marriages. While I'm sickened about this issue I guess I can find comfort in my faith that our Heavenly Father is in control.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Jase!

Today was Jason's birthday. I don't think it was too eventful. We went out to lunch and then finished some kitchen stuff, fun huh? Our birthdays are only 5 days apart with Halloween in between and Mckenna's birthday a week after that. Needless to say each year at this time is pretty eventful.

We had a great Halloween. I couldn't believe how big my girls are. We were invited to a Halloween party and then we all took our kids trick-or-treating together. Mckenna and Kayla didn't need my help at all. They kept right up with the older boys going house to house to collect their treats. I found myself a little emotional (lame, I know) by the fact they didn't need or want me to take them up to each door. I'm glad that I still have another one on the way to "baby." After we got home from trick-or-treating we handed out candy. Well, we let the girls hand out candy. The girls took this job very seriously. Kayla was assigned by Mckenna to open up the door and Kenna declared herself the candy giver to all the "customers." We had a lot of fun watching them do this "job."

Here is the picture of my costume that I promised. It's hard to come up with a costume when you're prego, but I got creative and it turned out great! The skeleton idea I got online, but I had to be creative in making it because there weren't any pictures of this idea online. Now for all of you that are prego during Halloween, you now have a picture to refer to for your costume next year!