Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Showin' the Love

I love to write down things my girls say so here's one more.

Mckenna has been into making her own books lately. She brought one to me the other day and was explaining all the pictures. It was a book about her family and each picture had one of us drawn with great detail. The last page, however, was just a big single heart. I asked her what it meant. She said, "Oh, I was just showin' the love, mom!"

I love my Kenna!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Baby Update

Good news is that the baby is on the small side (good because they don't offer epidurals here). Bad news is that my belly hasn't grown and I haven't gained weight in two weeks so I get to have extra doc appointments. Better to be safe than sorry. I experienced this with Mckenna. No belly growth for the last month so they were concerned there was something wrong. It's probably nothing and the baby is definitely alive and kickin' in there.

No name picked yet, but we finally have a couple that we both like.

Kayla's most recent name suggestion is Cabeza (hmm too much Dora?).

Today Kenna asked how many more doctor appointments until they GIVE us the baby. That was a fun converstaion.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

childhood perspectives

Me: I just don't know how you can get up so early. Don't you think it feels good to sleep?

Kenna: Well, mom I wake up and try to fall back to sleep, But then I just lay there and think of ALL the things I can do and I just have to do them.

The best part of this is that when I get up (usually about 6:45) she has been up for a while and created some kind of masterpiece already.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Well this new year is going to bring major changes to our family very soon. I am due March 3rd with our third little girl (no name picked yet). I have started another semester of school which includes a lot of work within a classroom, which means time out of the home. I have started some of this and have really enjoyed it, but I know that when this baby comes it will be very difficult to get out of the house and fulfill the requirements that I need to. Because of this I am pushing as hard as I can to finish up as many requirements as I can before this baby comes. Lets add that I'm in the young women's presidency, teach piano lessons, and have two girls to care for. Stress seems to be the right word to describe my life now, but ironically I just feel content about the situation. I've been surprised at my ability to juggle these things in my life (no doubt I'm recieving a little extra help from above). We'll see how long this baby will stay put. We'll see how long this content feeling will last. Lets hope a long time.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


In all my blogging this morning I forgot to mention that in addition to Christmas and the New Year we also celebrated our 6th anniversary. It's pretty amazing how fast time goes by. Can't wait to see what this next year brings.

Christmas and New Years

We had a great Christmas and New Years. We didnt' have any family here, but it was kind of fun to just be our own little family. The girls have been having fun with their endless craft supplies that Santa brought. I was so sick of them getting into my nice stuff that I thought the best gift for them would be their own drawers full of craft supplies. They have had so much fun. As I am writing this they are playing with wands they just made. Two or three times a day they come to me and ask me what they should make.

They have also been into barbies. They got barbie cars and tonz of clothes. To top this off we had some friends a few days ago ask me if we wanted their old barbie house. The girls have been in heaven and me and Jase get to watch and listen to their running imaginations.

We had a good Christmas and now we are just looking forward to the baby coming in March. Well, I have also started my new semester and with a lot of work and a little luck I am hoping to get a lot done before this baby girl comes. Maybe I'm going to have too much on my plate, but it's best to stay busy during the last few months of pregnancy!

I asked the girls to go downstairs and pick up their toys. This is what they were really doing!

Kayla got a lite brite from Santa and has really been loving it!

All Kenna asked for was a puppy (ironically she had a bad experience with a dog when she was really little and is pretty scared of dogs). I would like a dog too, but not till the kids are older and we don't live in such a cold climate. We got her a webkinz puppy instead. She thinks she's pretty big feeding her pet online. She first named HER Lola, but then changed her mind and said HIS name was Bones.

The girls in their pjs from G and G Haws. Kenna has always been very photogenic, but lately she anticipates the flash on the camera and thus in almost every picture her eyes are closed or halfway closed. Very Frustrating!

On Christmas Eve the girls got to open one present. They were very excited!

Reading a Christmas book together on a cold winters day.

Just before Christmas we had a snow storm and got about 15 inches (on top of the foot or so that we already had). The girls love to play in the snow and we have a perfect little hill in the back yard for them to sled on. They are so funny to watch. The deep snow definitely wears them out!

The girls pretending to be Santa at bath time.

Kayla's new lap top she got for Christmas--ok just kidding, but she loves playing preschool games on the computer and I just think it's funny how little she is next to Jason's laptop!

A good friend of mine was cleaning out her toy room and gave us toys that are "too old" for her kids. I organized them into roll away drawers for easy storage. I kept telling Mckenna that I would write or draw on the outside of the drawers what was supposed to go in them so they could put the toys away easier. She called me a few hours later to show me her pictures. She did the whole thing,(drawing, coloring, cutting, and taping) all by herself and is quite proud of it. I thought the pictures were pretty cute!