Saturday, February 24, 2007

Emily's sitting up.

She turned 5 months last week. Time goes by way too fast. These are pictures of Emily sitting up over the past 2 weeks. In this picture she was still having a hard time sitting up. She learned very quickly to use her little chubby hands as support.
This was her last Sunday. A friend gave her this barrett. She has so much hair it stayed all through church. It's different to see her wearing a barrett other than a headband. I think it makes her look older.
I took this picture last night. She doesn't need her hands to support her anymore. She does very well sitting on her own. It's great having Emily sit on her own. She can entertain herself longer with her toys than when she was just laying on her back or tummy.
It's fun to see her developing, to see her discovering new things. I'm saddened my baby is no longer in the newborn stage. That stage they cuddle and sleep on your chest. All they do is eat and sleep. To me it is so easy to care for them. That newborn smell. Oh well ! I also love the stage she is currently in. So easily entertained. She's always happy. She's very content to sit by herself and watch the commotion going on around her. How she's starting to giggle when we play pat- a- cake.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentines Day

Today the kids glued "Sweet Hearts" onto a heart shaped paper plate using frosting. This kept them busy for at least an hour. They had so much fun.

Everyone had their own box of chocolates including Emily. Who's going to eat hers? Thankfully there are only 4 pieces of candy in these boxes. It took Hunter and Maddie all of 30 sec. to inhale them.

Our decorated kitchen table. The kids love to help decorate for the holidays.
They love the streamers and of course the balloons. Lets not forget all the candy sprinkled across the table.

This is our Valentines dinner that we actually had last night. Tonight we had mutual at 6:30 and tommorrow Kory plays ball at 6:30 so we celebrated last night. This was the first time I made this special drink called "Lover's Potion". It consists of pink lemonade, raspberry sherbert and lemon/lime soda. It was pretty good.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

What is this?

Hunter found this under the couch. He said "Look Dad it's a coin".
Daddy: Yes, thats a dime.
Hunter: No, it's a coin.
Daddy: It's also called a dime.
Hunter: No, it's a coin.
Maddie: Na uh, it's money
Daddy: It's a dime.
Hunter: NO! It's a COIN!
Mommy: laughing
Maddie: NOOOOO! It's money.
Daddy: It's a dime.
Mommy: laughing harder
Hunter: IT'S A COIN !!
Maddie: NO! IT'S MONEY!!
Daddy: It's a dime.
Mommy:still laughting
Daddy: Who's turn is it to say our family prayer? I think it's
mommy's turn.
Hunter: IT'S A COIN!!
Maddie: ITS MONEY!
Daddy: It's a dime.
Mommy: Laughing too hard. Must be sleep deprived as tears are rolling down her cheeks.
Hunter: IT'S A COIN!
Maddie: IT'S MONEY! Mommy are you sad?
Daddy: It's a dime. Just say the prayer mommy.
Mommy: No mommy's not sad. It is mommy's bedtime. Mommy can't stop laughing. Daddy you better say it tonight.
Hunter: IT'S A COIN!
Maddie: IT'S MONEY
Mommy: Still laughing un-controllably

Monday, February 12, 2007

King and Queen

While waiting for paint to dry Hunter and Madelyn played King of the hill. Maddie was Queen of the Hill. She was to scared to stand up.

Hunter was King of the mountain. This child of course had no fear to stand up. He was quite proud of himself for climbing all the way up.

Way to go Maddie! She may have been to scared to stand on the hill but the mountain didn't stop her and she did stand up on it. Maybe it was because brother was there to help her along the way.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Our 1st day of painting.

This is Maddie's bedroom before the fun of painting began. A friend gave us a few cans of paint. Maddie wanted her walls pink but with free yellow paint I talked her into it.

The kids had a blast heping with the painting. I think in the end they got more paint on the floor and themselves than the walls.

Madelyn loves her bedroom. Her room will be so cute with her bright pink bedspread against the bright yellow.
Hunter was quite dissapointed we ran out of time to paint his room but hopefully this week I will get his done.

This is Maddie's bedroom after most of the painting. We are going to paint the top of the wall a very light beige color that will match the rest of the house. There are several cracks near the ceiling that need to be fixed before we can paint that part. The cracks are suppose to be fixed throughout the house this week.

This is more of our free paint. There are definitely more important things that need to be done but because the house hasn't been set we decided to go ahead with painting the pop outs.

Around the front door and windows are completely done. We didn't have a tall enough ladder to get the rain gutters near the top of the house. We still have the window pop outs on the side of the house and the back of the house to do.

It's so much fun to know this is our house and we can do what we want with it. The kids had a blast helping out. Our first day of painting went very well. This week however I think I will try to get someone to watch my kids for a couple hours at least one day this week so I can get more done. I know we have several hours, several long evenings and several days worth of work to do being we still have so much to paint, a kitchen to remodel and flooring to lay but it will be worth it.

Monday, February 05, 2007

I don't have to cook.

Today was the second time a group of 6 of us all got together and swapped dinners. Each is to make a dinner that would fit in a 9x13 pan. Instead of making 1 for your own family you make 6. One for your self and 5 for others. We did this 2 weeks ago and we all really liked it so we've done it again.

Last time I made a soup. This time I
made Chicken Enchilada's. Since we were locked out of our house Saturday. Kory helped me make all 6 pans. It's definitely a lot of work but so worth it. I have 5 fresh dinners in my freezer plus 2 dinners from last time that we haven't had yet.

This has been just wonderful. I don't know why it took so long to do this. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Emily's new high chair.

One of the items being given away this past Thursday was a high chair. We did not have one and figured it was time that Emily could probably use it. She looks so tiny sitting in this big chair. It was so much easier to feed her this way. I am so thankful to have a high chair again.

At dinner time Emily is usually sitting in her swing in the family room. She's started to cry at dinner time for the rest of us. It's like she smells the food and wants some too . Now she sits in her high chair and watches us all eat. I feel guilty eating in front of her. Looking into her eyes you can see her wanting food too. I need to get her some crackers/cookies for her to nibble on while we all eat. Thanks to the high chair she's much happier at dinner time.

An accomplishment for Emily. She's learning to hold her own bottle of juice.

Locked Out!

Thursday I went to a sister in another wards house to pick up several baby items for different sisters in our ward. It was a very cold and windy day. I was a wimp and decided instead of delivering these items that I would do it first thing Friday morning. After delivering the baby items I wanted to drive by our house to see if it had been set so Kory could start building the wall Sarurday morning.

Friday morning Mandy P. called and asked if I could watch her kids at 3:30. I had a list of stuff that I wanted to get done before I had extra children so at 9:45 am I threw the kids in the car and drove to April's to drop off the baby gear. While unloading my van keys kept getting in the way so I threw them in the baby's car seat and continued to unload. Before completely unloading Emily became quite fussy. I knew that she was hungry so we all went inside so I could feed Emily. When Emily was full and happy again I went outside to load everyone up to discover the van was locked. I called Kory to come to my rescue but he was working out in Chino Valley and didn't have a car at the moment to come help. I borrowed a truck (that wasn't being used becuase it over heats when it is started) and drove to our duplex to find that every door and window was locked. There was no way to get inside. I drove back to April's and called the police dept. they no longer unlock locked vehicles due to liability issues. I called several locksmiths but the entire town must have locked themselves out of something because they were all going to be at least 4-5 hours which would be about 3:30 when I was suppose to be home to babysit. So I ended up hanging our between April's and Melissa's until a little after 3 when Mandy's husband came and picked us up to took us to his house. They left on their errand returning at 6. Kory was installing a job and things just weren't going smoothly so he didn't pick us up until 8:45pm. I have never been so glad to be home. Not that it was bad hanging out with friends all day. It's the little things we missed like diapers in Emily's size, Emily's bottle with her special juice, the comfort of being home.

Since I didn't get the chance to drive by our house Friday we packed the kids up and headed to the new house Saturday morning. Wouldn't ya know we got their to discover the house was locked up. For almost an entire year now we could get in through the back door but someone locked it up good. So now we get to wait until a key is mailed to us which will hopefully be this coming week. So all of you who are waiting to see pictures your going to have to wait another week ( I hope thats all it will be).