December 31, 2011

Sometimes it's a Zoo

Sometimes I feel like I live in a zoo...but at least the animals are adorable


I figured I better hurry and get this post done so it goes in the right year. We had a pretty packed December this year with birthdays and Christmas events. We had a Christmas Party with Skip's family on the 22nd- and had a special visitor...Santa and Mrs Clause (friends of skip's Mom) come to bring a special present for the kids. Every year Debby would give each of her kids and grandkids new ornaments and that's what Santa brought them. The kids were all so excited that Santa came specailly to see them. Thanks Tabby for setting that up!Poor Evie had shots the day before and wasn't feeling very good- so she wasn't a big fan of SantaLily loves Santa cause she knows that gifts are envolvedAt 6 1/2 Eric is a pro with the whole Santa business
On the 23rd we had dinner with my family. Glenn and Shawna came with their group and we all went to see the lights at Temple Square. I forgot my camera-lame! The kids were so excited to see all the lights but it was so dang crowded! Maybe next time we will try to go earlier...
On Christmas Eve the kids and I decorated cookies for SantaAnd everyone opened new pj's
Christmas morning Skip and I had to wake the kids up once I got home from work so I wouldn't fall asleep and miss it all. I don't think I got a single picture where the kids actually looked at me. But I guess that means Santa got the right presents :-)
Later in the day after a wonderful Sacrament meeting at Church we had Mom, Dad and Ash over for a late lunch. It was a great day! I'm so glad we didn't have to worry about having to jump on a plane to spend the holiday's with family this year, makes things much more relaxed!

December 15, 2011

Evie turns 1

It's hard to believe that my baby is 1. Evie is one cute girl. She loves music and loves to dance- she shakes her whole little body- adorable!
I love that she giggles the whole time.
We had Evie open her presents before Eric went to school so she had something to play with all day.That night we had dinner and cake. Evie was very lady-like at first. Daintly sticking one finger in the frosting to test things outShe mainly liked the frosting, and kept sucking on her fingers to get all the frosting off.
Evie is such a joy to have in our family. She follows me around all day. Pulls herself up on anything she can and is starting to reach from the sofa to the coffee table. She is a total Daddy's Girl. She gets so excited when Skip gets home and will often crawl down the hall towards our bedroom calling Dah Dah Dah when she wants him. She loves to hang out on Skip's lap to watch TV when it's time for me to leave for work. We sure love our Little Lady!

Santa and Mrs Clause

Skip and I took the kids to the Christmas Village in Ogden to see the lights and all the little houses. Santa has his own little house there too.Santa asked Eric what he wanted...Eric replied-:I want a superhero robot." Lily quickly jumped in with "No Eric you want a monster truck" Yes we seem to have a little miss bossy pants sround here.

December 10, 2011

Sometimes I just sits and thinks....

Working at night has given me plenty of time to sit and think. It's given me uninterrupted time toread my scriptures...check on facebook...check out my favorite blogs...update my movies/or get hooked on TV shows...and craft to a certain extent. But on some nights that 8 hours drags on, and watching TV or reading can get a little boring. If I could bring my sewing machine there would be plenty to do, but when I'm sitting in the hall outside of bedrooms there isn't a chance of setting up my machine. So I decided that if I'm going to be up all night with plenty of quite time and time to think I may as well put it to good use. So starting in Feb I will be going back to school to earn my bachelors degree! Yay for me! I've been wanting and feeling the need to further my education, but with kids it's not all that easy, and add the fact that every time I'm on the computer at home Evie is either pulling on cords, banging the hutch doors, or turning off the power strip. School would just be an added stress. But now I will have time to work on schoolwork without little bodies around, distracting me. I'm working on a degree in Children and Family Science- that way once my youngest is in school for a full day I can become a teacher and only work when the kids are in school. Plus I'm looking forward to all the classes on child development- a little parenting help never hurt anyone! So here's to adding one more item to my plate- hopefully it will turn out to be a wonderful addition...