Thursday, November 29, 2007

Birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas, Oh My!

I finally downloaded some of my pictures and thought I would post them.

I had a fun birthday a couple of weeks ago. We had a party at my mom's house on my birthday, which was fun.

My dad and brother even put on a little show of Jedi fighting! I thought it was a pretty well timed photo and I had to share it!

Thanksgiving was fun. I posted about it before, but here are some pictures from that day. So, this picture of Isaac is what I usually see when I feel a small child holding at my legs . . .

. . . and this is what I saw on Thanksgiving! This is my nephew Caleb, who I have a flirty, but non-touching relationship with! He loves to tease me, but he won't let me hold him. So, I was surprised on Thanksgiving to look down and see him clinging to my legs. It didn't take long to figure out the sudden show of affection! His mom was standing next to me with the same color pants and shoes on, and he thought I was her! There were several of us in there and we started laughing, which made Caleb happy thinking that something funny was going on. He looked up and saw his mom next to him and laughed with her, but never caught on that she couldn't be two places at once, or half and half, and just held on to me for another minute before walking away to go play! It was quite funny!

Finally, the day after Thanksgiving Rob and I put up our Christmas tree. It's hard to see, but it's only decorated from half way up because if we put decorations lower, they don't survive the season! But, the lights look pretty! I am happy to say that we are 99% done with our Christmas shopping, and it even happened before black Friday! I am not a shopper and I'm not sure there is anything in the world that I want bad enough to fight the crowds for! Kudos to those who are able to fight the crowds for the deals, but I think you're crazy!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend and GO BYU!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend (since I'm a little late for Thanksgiving Day!)! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and ate good food. We celebrated with my family Thursday, and then with Rob's family on Friday, and then had some family over for the big game today, so it's been fun! I didn't know how the big game this year could even match the exciting ending of last years, but I wasn't dissapointed! While still not as classic as last years, the last few minutes of this game turned out pretty exciting, and had plenty of yelling and jumping involved! Sorry for any Ute fans who read this, but I personally enjoyed the end of this years game!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Girls

EmmaLee figured out last night how to suck her thumb! I thought it was so cute! Most of the time she takes a binki, but I guess I was slacking so she found a substitute instead! She actually hasn't done it again since, so I'm glad my camera was right next to me and I got a picture!

Eden still just loves her little sister, and now that EmmaLee is getting a little bigger, she is more aware of what's around her and likes watching both Eden and Isaac. They can get her to smile just by being around. In another year, I'll have the three amigo's running around together!

Eden has decided that she really likes taking pictures. I took the picture of her and EmmaLee, and so she HAD to take one of EmmaLee and me! She did a pretty good job for a three year old!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Seven Random Things

Okay, so I've been tagged a few times with things, but haven't had time to follow through. So, I thought I'd better not pass up another one, so here are 7 random things about me!

1. My elbows are double jointed.
2. I have a funny lump (to put it nicely) at the bottom of my stomach from having 4 c-sections; it gets bigger with each one!
3. I've never broken a bone.
4. I've had the exact same ending pregnancy weight for all 4 of my pregnancies, but started at different weights each time.
5. I was 20 when I had my first kiss.
6. Banana Cream Pie was the first thing Rob and I ever started talking about-it's our favorite dessert.
7. The only time I've ever fainted was at the dentist office after having 4 teeth pulled.

I tag:
Anyone who wants to do it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

New Haircut

So, here's my new haircut! I actually left it longer than I had originally planned, but I like it and think it's a good length for me! Hopefully I will be able to keep it up and actually do it more than once a week! My usual hairdo has been a ponytail for about the last 6 months! I did cut it not too long ago, and I liked it then too, but it was still too long and was too easy to throw in a ponytail. I thought if I eliminated the abillity to put it in a ponytail, I would have to actually try to style it somehow! I just hope in a week I'm not kicking myself for eliminating the possibility! But, my hair grows fast, so I figured even if I decided to grow it back out, it wouldn't take all that long! Tell me what you think of it!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Halloween was fun this year. We took Eden and Isaac around our neighborhood on Halloween night. We had originally planned on visiting my parents neighborhood as well, but I ended up not feeling all that wonderful that night and we called it good after going around our place. It was still tons of fun, and it's probably better we didn't get more candy because Eden's already had a sugar high, and I've had more than I really should have as well!

Eden decided to go as Snow White this year. I never got around to finding a black wig, or getting the hair paint, so she was the blond version!

EmmaLee was both a clown and a bunny rabbit. She went as a clown to my parents ward carnival on Tuesday night, and was a little bunny on Halloween. I thought I took a picture of her as a bunny, but I guess I didn't! My mom did, so I'll have to get a picture from her and post it then!

Isaac loves dogs, so he went as a puppy this year. He loves to look at his costume and give it hugs and loves, but he isn't too thrilled about the head part when it's on! He was so cute, though, because when he did have it on, he can't walk so he'd crawl around, and he really looked like a little puppy!

My friend Wendy Watt came to the carnival Tuesday as well, and she brought 3 of her sisters with her, who I hadn't seen in ages! For the old gang, here is a picture of (from left to right) Amy, Wendy, Stacie and Michelle! I didn't recognize Michelle at first! It was fun to see and talk to them as well!

Finally, this has nothing to do with Halloween, but I thought it was cute, so I posted it anyway! EmmaLee has been smiling now for a few weeks, and is on the verge of laughing. She's actually chuckled a couple of times, but before she can try again to do more, she usually gets the hic-ups! She's growing so fast, and it's fun to see how she is becoming more aware of her surroundings. Whenever I leave her for a few minutes when she's awake, and then come back and talk to her, she gives me the biggest smiles! I think I'm going to nick-name her smiley because she is seriously the happiest baby I think I've had so far (which means something because all of my kids have been pretty good natured!) Well, Isaac and Eden were happy, but had rough months at this age because of their club feet and casts and surgeries, and shoe braces! I'm so grateful we aren't doing that again right now with EmmaLee!!!