Showing posts from 2012

Moving on

This story starts in July when we found out our landlords (the house is owned by a group of brothers and sisters) were thinking about selling the house we were renting.  At the time I was 8 1/2 months pregnant and the thought of moving made me want to cry.  At that point nothing was decided and I figured they would wait until the real estate market was in better shape.  Then in the next few weeks the house had a major plumbing problem, that probably cost them hundreds to fix, and then the refrigerator quit working and they had to replace that.  I was worried that we were suddenly giving them extra incentive to sell, but still hoped for the best.  Fast forward to three days before Josie was born and a real estate agent knocked on the door, gave me his card and said that the house was going on the market and the sign would go up in a week.  I couldn't believe the timing!  I was so ready to have the baby and the last thing I wanted to worry about was the house.  One of the apartment…

Josie is 3 months old

Today Josie is 3 months old!
Her latest accomplishments are smiling and giggling and sleeping for 6-8 hour stretches at night.  When she smiles really big she wrinkles up her nose and it is just about my favorite thing in the world, right now.  We all adore her and are sure happy to have her around!

October Fun

Now that November is almost half over, I am finally updating about all the things we did in October, and we did quite a bit.

We took a quick weekend trip to Burley and played in leaves, helped make a ghost out of cup cakes and did a lot of jumping on the trampoline.

Grace loves lady bugs--she has a lady bug pillow pet, two stuffed lady bugs, and a receiving blanket with lady bugs on it that she claimed before I could use it for Josie--so I thought she might like to meet this live lady bug we found in the yard.

 Sophia went on her first field trip with her preschool class the the pumpkin walk.  The class had their own display with pumpkins they had each decorated.  The theme of their display was "ants in your pants" so their pumpkins were little ants.

Sophia had been looking forward to her birthday ever since "birthday season" started in our house in July and on the morning of her birthday she exclaimed, "I can't believe I am finally five!"  She was t…

Josie's Blessing Day

Josie's baby blessing was on Sunday and we were lucky to have a lot of family come to share her special day.  Most of my family had to head back home right after Sacrament Meeting and the kids had practice for the primary program, so we didn't do anything special after, but we were able to get everyone to hold still and look into the sunlight for a picture (well, my nephew Gavin hates pictures, so he is not in it, but we got everyone else).  Aside from having our eyes half closed, I think it turned out nicely, and I don't know how, but we all kind of coordinate with each other and the beautiful fall colors.

We tried to get a family picture, but it takes some work to get everyone to cooperate.

This is as good as it gets.
Richie gave Josie a beautiful blessing and it was a lovely occasion.  It was nice to have everyone visit, even if it was a short visit.   We are blessed to have a wonderful, supportive family.

Here are some close up shots of the dress and head band that I …

Six Weeks Old


Cake Artist in the Making

Sophia's birthday is still one month away, but she has been planning all the details since Richie's party.  The other day she was working really hard on a drawing and when she was done she presented me with this design for her cake:

I'm not sure how I will accomplish this cake, but she is pretty determined that it is what she wants and so that I don't forget, she hung it up in the kitchen so I can be reminded every day.  She is definitely a girl who knows what she wants.

Birthday Boy

This post is way over due, but I think I have a good excuse.  I am finally starting to feel like myself and so I'm trying to get back into the swing of things again.

Richie's 7th birthday was at the end of August and before the baby came I thought I would be feeling well enough by his birthday to be able to take care of everything.  Well, I was wrong!  His birthday was only a week and a half after my surgery and I was not ready to do anything.  Luckily he requested a birthday party at the Cache Valley Fun Park and they took care of most of the birthday necessities including dinner and the cake.  He was really happy with his day and I was happy about that because I didn't want his birthday to fall by the wayside as a result of the baby's birth and my recovery.

The day started with him opening his new helmet, knee & elbow pads and gloves.  He was very excited to get to put it all on and ride to school.

I love watching the boys ride away together on their bikes. 

Hair Cuts

Sophia asked for a hair cut all summer long, but I wasn't ready to say goodbye to her long hair.  I finally got tired of the daily battle to get her to brush it and style it, because she has such a tender head that brushing out the tangles is like torture.  So, I relented and we made an appointment to get a hair cut.  We also made an appointment for Grace because she had never had a haircut and she had a little bit of the "baby mullet" going on.  We didn't make an appointment for Richie but decided to take him with us at the last minute and see if they could fit him in.  The salon was a cute little place that just does kids so there were little vehicles to sit in and DVDs to watch or video games to play while getting the hair cuts.  There was also a little slide to play on while waiting for your turn.  All the kids got cute hair cuts and they all look ready for a new school year!

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