Tuesday, November 23, 2010

100th Post!

Well it only took me about 4 years but I finally reached my 100th post! To celebrate I thought I would share some exciting news! I am sure most of you already know but I havent shared it with the blogging world. We are having baby #3 at the end of March! We are super excited and I am even more excited now that I am over halfway at 21 weeks! The pregnancy has been a little rough to say the least but now that I can actually eat without throwing everything up, I can enjoy the little kicks and movements and be excited about the little one joining our family. We had the big ultrasound a few weeks ago and it was so cute because the baby was laying on its belly with its knees to its chest, looking very comfy. I love this picture because the baby is giving a thumbs up and flexing at the same time! Haha awesome!

And the news you have been waiting for . . .

Thats right, its a boy! We are so excited to add a little boy to our crazy family! Since we told Abigale I was pregnant she told me it was a boy because she needed a sister and brother. When we told her it really was a boy after the ultrasound she just said yeah I already knew that! Almost every day she talks to the baby and asks if he is ready to come play with her. She is a great sister! We are so excited and Jonathan already picked out the outfit to bring him home in!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!We are heading to Utah tomorrow as long as the weather permits! Hope everyone eats a lot of yummy food- I know I will!


Having fun playing in the leaves!

The Birthday Week Continues . . . Lydia Turns 2!

Having my girls birthday exactly a week apart can be a little stressful but a lot of fun! Since most of Lydia's friends are Abigale's friends younger siblings- It was just a week long party for both of them! We decided to keep it very simple and took Lydia to Chuck E. Cheese and invited some friends to join us. I think she was a little young and we had to force her on a few rides to enjoy them but we had a great time!

This is while everyone sang Happy Birthday to her (so excited because Happy Birthday is one of her favorite songs):
Fun times at Chuck E Cheese
After we wore the kids out- we were brave enough to go to some stores and out to dinner with friends. Luckily, it turned out fine and we all had a great time. We then headed back to our house to open presents. At this point Lydia was a little tired, so we saved a few presents for another time (Christmas!)
This was by far her favorite present! First, the princess pajamas she insisted on changing into as soon as she opened them but when she opened the Barney doll it was priceless! She LOVES Barney (luckily, I dont mind him too much and she has learned a lot from some of his movies). The toy plays his "I love you song" and as soon as I started playing it she just sang right along and carries him around everywhere ever since! We love you so much Lydia! You definitely bring a lot of personality to our family! You are either the entertainer trying to make everyone laugh or the drama queen finding ways to get mommy to hold you! My favorite thing you say right now is before you start a sentence you say, "Momma, you want to know what . . . (Abigale hit me, I saw a dog, I am hungry, etc)" It is so cute! Like I mentioned, you love Barney but also The Wiggles and as soon as you wake up you ask to watch a show. You are Abigale's little shadow and get so excited when she lets you play with her. You still are a great sleeper- sleeping 12 hours at night and a 2-3 hour nap everyday. You still need those naps or else you are very grumpy but otherwise you always have a smile on your face. We love you so much!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Abigale's 4th Birthday!

Abigale had a great birthday this year! Like always it feels like a week long celebration. She had a little party a few days before her birthday, the night before we had a ward trunk-or-treat, and on her birthday she got to go with just mom and dad to lunch and to the toy store to pick out a present. That night we went to some friends house to celebrate some more. It was a great day (week) and Abigale asks daily when it is her birthday again.

For her birthday party, we got a great deal on a bounce house and she loved it! This is her watching the man blow it up at 8:00 am. She was begging to go out there but it was a little cold.
This is her classic poise now whenever I take her picture- silly girl! It was finally ready and dad came home just in time to jump with this girls for a minute before heading back to work. Lydia took some coaxing but she loved it by the end of the day.
Abigale's party was a lot of fun. She loves Halloween so we did a Halloween party with scary treats and fun Halloween games but the kids were jumping in the bounce house for the majority of the time so it was great for me and the moms to sit and chat! Abigale jumping until the sun went down! Of course the day of her birthday she couldnt wait to open presents so that was the first thing we did. Modeling her new snow gear while wearing a princess dress? We got her this new toy where you trace the princesses and she spent a good hour just sitting and tracing. She loved it! We took Abigale out to lunch while Lydia was with my parents and her favorite thing in the world is pancakes so we went to IHOP so she could get her smiley face pancake. They even sang to her and brought her ice cream but she ate almost the entire pancake so she was too full for the ice cream. In this pic she was bugged that I was taking her picture- she just wanted to eat! At the toy store she spent most of the time sitting in all of the cars but too bad she had a $20 limit!

Happy Birthday Abigale- We love you so much! You have turned into the sweetest most adorable little girl. You are such a great big sister and love taking care of Lydia and making her laugh. You are so fun to have around the house and your smile lights but a room! We love you!

Some Pictures of Halloween

I wanted to post a few pictures of our Halloween and of course the girls in their princess costumes. Halloween is Abigale's favorite time of year and it might have something to do with that her birthday is on October 30th. She is a lucky girl to open presents in the morning and go trick or treating at night! With Halloween being on Sunday, this year was a little different. We planned on trick or treating Saturday night but no one else in the city had the same idea so we went to our friends trunk or treat and hung out at their house. Abigale missed going door to door but she didnt need any more candy! Two trunk or treats was plenty. Hope everyone had a great Halloween!
Yes, this pumpkin Jonathan carved won first place at the ward party. His talents never cease to amaze me (and kind of scare me)!
At the pumpkin patch: Carving a pumpkin with dad:

She loved it and yes her pumpkin is green. She got to pick one at the pumpkin patch but it had to be one that she could carry herself and this half green one was the only one left but she still loved it!Ariel! Snow White!This is the only picture I got at the ward trunk-or-treat but it was a great night and I am glad my mom was able to go and help Lydia. She was a little nervous about all the costumes but after she got a few pieces of candy she was fine!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I think this is finally the last catch up post! Now lets just see if I can stay caught up! Ha! This post is a bunch of randoms but things I want to document. Here goes:
My parents went to Hawaii with my sisters family and brother (I know sad we couldnt go, right?) but they brought back the girls some awesome souveniers.
The little hula girl: Look at that smile- I think she likes it and doesnt know what she missed :)

My little ballerina started dance class this year and she loves it. She is a little shy and will never show me what she learned when she gets home but it has been really good for her and every once in awhile I catch her doing some dance moves. Right now they are learning a Christmas dance and I cant wait to see it. Doesnt she look like a dancer in this picture?
Getting ready for class, she was so excited!
I spent a day (allll day) at my friends house canning peaches. It was a lot of fun hanging out with great friends and bring home lots of peaches but it took my back awhile to recover from that day! The only picture I took and apparently Holly thought something was funny!
We celebrated our 6th anniversary with our first vacation since our honeymoon! We went to Vegas for 5 days while my parents watched the girls. It was such an amazing trip. I am not a huge fan of Vegas, especially the Strip on a Friday night-YIKES, but we made it great! We stayed at a great hotel with an amazing pool area so we were able to spend a lot of time relaxing. We also went to Phantom and Lion King. We LOVED Phantom and wanted to see it twice. Lion King was good but not as great as Phantom. I still liked it but Jonthan was a little disappointed. We even went to the temple which was soo awesome and beautiful and just what we needed! Of course we also ate great food!
I had to take a picture of this sandwich he got at Serendipity- just thinking about it makes me sick. It was a foot long steak sandwich with bacon and fried eggs among other artery clogging things! He was full for a few days and he only ate half of it.
Looking GQ before Lion King (and yes we were a little over dressed)
On October 3rd, Jonathan had another birthday! I love that his birthday is the first week of October because it usually falls on Conference Weekend which makes for a very relaxing birthday weekend! Here he is opening all of his presents. Dad and his girls

Abigale specifically picked out these animals for her dad and she had fun playing with them for the rest of the day! I love how she cant take her eyes off of them!
After conference we went to our friends house to continue the celebration. We had a yummy dinner and cheesecake pies. I think these pictures are funny because it looks like there are only a bunch of kids at Jonathan's party!I dont even know what this is about!The girlsHa ha! I had to throw this picture in for my sister. She always laughs at how big Lydia's mouth is and when she kept putting this huge ball in her mouth- I had to take a picture. She does have a huge mouth!
Sad day! We said good bye to the Sonata! We loved that car but it was time for something a little bigger :) Yes, we are now a mini-van family and loving it!

Labor Day Weekend in Jackson

At the last minute and two weeks after our two weekends in Utah, we decided to hit the road again and join my parents at thier house/my sisters house in Driggs, ID (which is just outside of Jackson Hole). Actually my parents were nice enough to take the girls the day before we could leave so that Jonathan and I could get a break from driving with kids. Aahh the drive was so quiet and easy! It was great!
Jackson is really one of the most beautiful places ever! We had such a fun and relaxing time. We went on lots of bike rides, walks, played lots of games, and just had a great time. We will be spending Christmas there with my family and I am so excited!

We went to Grand Targhee and went on a little hike but it was extremely cold and we were not quite prepared for that. We did take a few fun family pictures and it was so worth being cold to see the view!
We were supposed to make funny faces but I wish Jonathan and I didnt because the girls look cute!The Tetons!

We walked through Jackson and went through a few of the shops
Trying to get into the cowboy spirit but the girls weren't feeling it!

In downtown Jackson they put on a little show with cowboys- when I was younger I remember it being really cool with guys falling off balconys but this was pretty lame and Lydia did not like the guns! I think Abigale liked it though!

I think we started a new tradition. We bought Cinnamon bread from Great Harvest and made french toast the next morning. It was amazing!! I had some for breakfast and lunch! Abigale was a great helper for Papa
This dog was the next door neighbors and Abigale was obsessed with it. I was obsessed with how big it was!
After we left Jackson we had to make a stop on the way home at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. My parents love going to the fair and especially love going with grandkids because it is an excuse to buy lots of yummy food! The girls loved the rides and the animals. Lydia did not want to leave and kept asking for more horses. It was such a great weekend!