Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rain Rain Rain


It has been raining off and on for the last couple days. I was sitting in our living room and could hear a kid outside really enjoying him or herself. I looked up and realized that William was outside frolicking and having a great time. Eventually ALL of the kids except for Mia decided to join in the fun.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Busy With Beads





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I think this video clip says it all.










Friday, June 4, 2010

Siena's 2 already?

Siena turned 2 years old today. I can't believe she is that old, but yet I can't imagine life without her.



She always keeps us active and alert to things around us. She decided to decorate her body and clothes while we were up in Wyoming last week. She literally was decked out from head to toe.












Ron had to go out of town this afternoon to help out with our ward's youth conference so we'll be celebrating Siena's Birthday tomorrow. Before he left he put together her new set of wheels for her to enjoy on her special day! She was really excited.







As I was trying to take a picture with Siena and her new trike she made sure to get off her bike so we could see the whole thing.










After a long ride around the block we decided to cool off with an ice cream cone. Siena had fun eating it and trying to clean up the drips with a wet washcloth, instead of her tongue.



















Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Little Miss Mia


Mia is now 5 months old! I can't believe that we have had this sweet baby in our home for that long, and yet I honestly can't imagine life without her. She has been the perfect baby...honestly. She possesses such a sweet and happy disposition that when she does cry (which is rare) it is hard to not try to cater to her every wish.





Mia recently discovered her tongue and likes to show it off.

She also really likes her brothers and sisters. It's so fun to watch her laugh.



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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bonjour!

We enjoyed a fun Saturday night learning a little about the French culture.

It all started when McKay brought home a kids French cookbook. Everyone wanted to participate so we each helped make part of our dinner!
I decided we needed some berets and scarves to at to our experience. The boys even donned some "facial hair" for the occasion.



William made some delicious chicken skewers with grapefruit. We all really enjoyed the chicken and bacon, but think we'll leave the grapefruit to the French.

Belle Elizabella and her daddy made some Crouche Monsours for us. Basically you make a sandwich with butter on the inside and a piece of ham and Swiss cheese. Bake it in the over for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the bread is toasted. It is known as French Fast Food and was DELICIOUS!!!

Mia and I had fun posing in our cute berets. Mia really liked her scarf as it was easy to find access to her mouth. Her beret kept falling into her eyes, but as long as she had the scarf handy she didn't seem to mind. Siena liked her beret until we were supposed to wear them and then you couldn't keep it on her. Oh well, c'est la vie!



McKay made a chocolate mousse which was tres bien!!! (very good) It was definitely something we'll have to make again.

When Elizabella put on her French attire, she informed me that McKay thought she looked very cute. I must agree.

Desert didn't last long as it was quickly gobbled up.

We had fun decorating for the big night. We had several French flags up that we had made, used the French colors- red, white and blue when setting the table. We even had a drawing of the Eiffel Tower in the background. We also had several french phrases written throughout the room so we could practice our French as we ate. These included Bonjour (hello), C'est tres bien (it's very good), comment t'apple? (what is your name?), je m'apple _____ (my name is ____), merci beaucoup (thank you a lot), etc. William and McKay were really good and trying to incorporate these words throughout our meal.

Overall I think we all had a really fun evening. We'll see what part of the world we'll visit next!








Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Christmas Pajamas


Growing up we always got a pair of pajamas on Christmas Eve. Most of the time my mom made us matching ones and I've tried to carry on the tradition in our home. Knowing I was going to be having a baby shortly before Christmas, I began making our PJs in June, but ended up finishing them the day before (I had to finish Mia and Siena's). Ron really likes the idea of us having matching pajamas for Christmas, but I told him I didn't have time to make all of them this year, having just had a baby - which was true. Our Christmas pajamas were Ron's biggest Christmas present and he loved them and so did the kids, which is good because they were a lot of work!


Here we are letting our true excitement show.


Everyone loves daddy!!


One happy girl!



Sweet moments to share!




Little Miss Mia!





Siena was very excited about the oranges Santa left. While we weren't looking she gathered them all up and added them to her stash.






Ready to feast!







Chillin with mom!








McKay the Red Mouthed Kid. (Giving Rudolph a run for his sleigh!)









Siena's getting tired and William's showing off his toothy (or lack of tooth) grin.










Happy Valentine's Day!!!

We had fun getting ready for Valentine's Day. Ron took the kids to give some neighbors heart attacks. They enjoyed the thrill of door bell ditching too.



We also enjoyed decorating cupcakes to give away and take to a Valentine's party.


















Siena tasted a cupcake and thought the rest should be for her as well!






Elizabella showing off her creations.








William and his works of art!













Mom with her special helper.





McKay and his masterpieces!!






Sunday, March 7, 2010

New State Champ


We went up and visited with Ron's family in Wyoming this weekend and had a lot of fun. On Friday and Saturday Ron's brother Cody participated in the state indoor track competition. His relay team placed 2nd in the 4x800m, which is awesome. Then we received news that he placed first in the 800meter race, running it in 2:01 seconds- setting a new state record for the indoor track in Wyoming (his personal best was 1:58 seconds which he ran two weeks ago in Idaho). He also was a part of another relay team that also took first place. Ron and our kids had fun making a sign for him and putting balloons up so people would know about Cody's great accomplishments.




Sunday, January 10, 2010

Missing TWO front teeth


Today William is officially missing both of his front teeth. He lost his first one in December, right before we took pictures of the kids. His other one has been wiggling for a while, but this afternoon while mom was looking at it dad snuck up and twisted it right out. William wasn't the happiest at first, but seems to be enjoying his new look.