Saturday, January 17, 2009

Emma can ride a 2-wheeler!

The kids and I have been riding bikes around a lot. Today, just spur of the moment we decided to try to teach Emma how to ride without training wheels. It was a little scary for Mark and I because we knew she would probably fall, and we never let our kids get hurt willingly like that. We held on to the bike for about 5 minutes before I convinced Mark that we had to let go. And she did it. Just like that. She is getting so big, and we are so proud of her. She is so thoughtful and kind. I am so grateful she's part of our family.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Wow, I have fallen into a blogger black hole, but I'm back now. In my defense, we have been busy. We have moved, gone on a week long vacation, my camera broke and I am without my own computer. So...yeah. We have moved down to St. George, while we wait for our house to sell *cross your fingers*. So here is a quick catch-up on our family happinings. Before we left, Emma was in a grinch play at her school. It was cute and simple, and not worth the stress of the morning trying to figure out what she was going to wear.

Our kids have loved living at Nana's house. It comes with perks like having a dog; since Grandpa is up at 5:00 every morning, Gabe gets breakfast whenever he wants; we have twice the square-footage, and half the cleaning; and right now there's no snow! And of course, my kids get to spend lots of time with their grandparents.

Just before Christmas, Emma decided to do a little hair cutting. Remember how excited I was for Abigail's pig tails? Well they are no more. Abigail had one pig tail on her head, and Emma cut it off. She also did a little on her own hair, adding bangs, and a big chunk from the back. We asked her why she did it, and she said, "Because I thought it would be fun." Who can blame her, cutting hair is pretty fun.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas. (I know it's February) I actually wrote this a while ago and never posted it. I was waiting for pictures. In my defense.

Wow, Christmas just came and went this year. We spent it at my parents house and had a great time. For the first year in a long time, I was way more excited about what I got than what the kids got. I haven't published this post for a while because I was waiting to take a picture of my bike, but the time is well past. So here is a stock photo of it from the internet. It's sweet.

I love it. Since Mark and I are going to be in St. George for a while, we plan on doing a lot of Mountain Biking.

We spent a week in California as well. It was great to see the family. It seems we get together less and less as our family gets bigger and bigger. We had a day at the beach. We timed it perfect with the one really nice day of our trip.

I finally went with Grandpa Ward to feed the bunnys at the college, and wow, I had no idea there were so many. It was actually kind-of cool. Abigail was having so much fun feeding and chasing rabbits around, until she stuck out her finger (which in the rabbit's defense, looks just like a carrot) and the rabbit bit her. So that was the end of the rabbits.
I wish I had my camera. IT BROKE!! Sad, I know. Mark says when we sell our house, we'll get a new one. So PLEASE someone buy our house!!!

Back to Christmas. It was a very nice traditional Christmas. Nothing crazy or unusual to report. I am looking forward to getting back to any sort of schedule.

Gabe got his leapster. yay.

Abigail loves this doll, and has to sleep with it. It's so cute. My other kids never had an attachment to a toy like that.

Brian and Chris modeling thier traveling packs. I know- it's a little freaky.

Our little princess