Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
So, the other day Kyle just crashed in his little walker. It really is hard work waking Mom up ever 35 minutes during the wee hours of the night & morning. Lucky for him, he can just pass out in his walker, on the floor, in the car...pretty much anywhere. I wonder how that would work out for me...if I just passed out while walking around, driving around, or if my kids just saw me hit the floor for a nice little snooze--I don't think that would go over well. I guess that's a perk of being a baby--the world is his to sleep in. Enjoy it now baby Ky Ky.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Isabel had her 1st piano recital. She played 2 songs, Indian Song & Joy to the World. She did really good--She was a little lady and curtsied when she was through with each song. Below are some pictures and a little video clip of her playing (hit the play button twice). I'm excited for how well she is progressing.
Friday, December 7, 2007
So, Mom had a really busy weekend...making two posters! Bryce had been selected as Citizen of the Week. We got to make a poster board for him too. He took that in on Monday. Then Wednesday, he got to take his favorite book to share with the class. Friday, he got to take 5 of his favorite toys to school (I hope they all come home). It was a special week for him too. We had fun creating his board.
Isabel was nominated to be her "Star of the Week" at school. We put pictures, stories and drawings on a star and she took it to school. As the Star of the Week, she got to be the special helper to the teacher in class, have lunch with her teacher, be at the front of the lines all week, and so on. It really is fun.
She's been looking forward to this day so she even had me wake her up early and put curlers in her hair so she could look extra-great. She's our star.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Here are some fun videos--watch them if you have a moment!
Kyle is so much fun these days. He is crawling around...pulling himself up on things and enjoying life a little more now that he is mobile. This is a darling age and he brightens our lives!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
This was Kyle's 1st Halloween. We used a costume that Rory-Roo used a couple of years ago...and he really looked adorable. I don't know if he had fun, but he sure looked fun!
It really was a busy month...lots to do! We sure had fun though. Halloween was the perfect end to this fun month. We enjoyed good weather with only a few bitter cold days...mostly regular autumn weather. The colors have been rather beautiful--loving the sweater weather and the briskness in the air. I believe that winter is winning out though...we did make 1 snowman this month already (though he melted the next day).
Trick or treating was a lot of fun for the kids. Rory kept up really well this year, and they all got WAY TOO MUCH candy--but that's the fun part. It's all about fun. The costumes were great (thanks Mom) and the kids were happy. What more could you ask for!?!
School Halloween FestivalSister Washburn, Isabel's piano teacher, was excited to see Isabel's costume...she's a fan of the Maid Marion look. It was fun to take the kids there and show them off to an audience!Here's our "1-day Snowman"...it dumped on us that day, and then the sun came out and melted him away...just like the primary song. It was prefect snow to make the snowman with though. I went out--just after making dinner (thus the apron)--and we had him built in no time flat!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I planned a trip to go out and see my BFF (best friend forever), Rebekah. Having a 9 month old baby made this plan a little scary for me....should I take him?-- should I leave him home?-- Jim convinced me that I would have SO much more fun, and be able to relax if I just left him home for a few days. He got him to take a bottle again, after he boycotted the bottle about 2 months ago--Jim got him eating baby food and taking formula...all in the effort to convince me to let him stay so I could have an actual "relaxing" break with my best friend. As I lay sleeping the night before I was to leave, I nearly got out of bed and packed a suitcase for Kyle. I didn't though. Upon arriving in California (without Kyle) I decided...well, I'm going to be here for 5 days--without Kyle--and I can either enjoy myself and relax, or I can be miserable and worry the whole time about my family back in Colorado. While I thought of them a lot, I decided to relax and enjoy my time. It was a good decision. I had a blast....seriously had so much fun. It was so nice to be with my best friend and her family. We have kids all about 3 months of each other and it was nice to see them at this point in their life--and it was great to see that all the craziness of being a mother and all that that entails--well--she's going through it too.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Jim took this video of the kids dancing. One of our funnest family "traditions" is turning on the music and just rockin' out. My kids, I proudly say, have really good rhythm and can really boogie. Enjoy the fun!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
While I' m by no means as eloquent as Kathryn on NY, I appreciate her "tagging" me as I can think about my interesting habits or facts about myself...while normally, I don't analyze myself too much. For heaven's sake--I'm too busy analyzing others! hee hee.
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Time has flown...and we're having fun. Kyle is 9 months now and it has really gone by quickly...although it doesn't always feel so quick, especially in the middle of the night...feeding him 3 or 4 times...but still...he's our cuddle bug and brightens up our days with his smile and love. We really are glad to have him in our family...he really completes us.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
I love this time of year...we get to pick out our pumpkins! The kids were so excited to go and get the pumpkins. It's Kyle's 1st Halloween this year...hard to believe. He thought it was all very interesting, but he wasn't going to smile no matter how much we tried to get him to. The other kids had a great time though. They had a corn maze and a haunted alley. They each choose a pumpkin for themselves, and helped choose a couple of family pumpkins. Pumpkins are amazing to me--just beautiful colors and shapes and so festive! My cuties had fun.
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Friday, September 28, 2007
I took these this morning--he's such a cutie-pie. So smiley and I love the clean baby smell. I can't believe that he's almost 9 months now--and he's really trying to crawl. As my sister said..."Time is flying, and I don't appreciate it!" I feel the same.
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Monday, September 24, 2007
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Thursday, September 13, 2007
We got Bryce's Kindergarten picture back today, and he is looks so handsome! I don't know why I get so extremely excited when school pictures get back, but it is fun fun fun! To see my children's progress--it warms my heart.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Fall is definitely in the air here. It is 66 right now and it feels fabulous. I turned off the AC and opened up my windows and sliding door (this would make my mother happy--she's always telling me fresh air is much healthier--and I agree). I love the fresh air and cool breeze. I'm sure we'll have a couple of more days in the high 80's--maybe...but for now, I'm feeling nostalgic for fall. I'm looking forward to Halloween and Thanksgiving time--though I'll miss not having family here to celebrate it with us...maybe some of them will come out to be with us? --That would be nice. For now, I'm enjoying the weather.