Friday, December 26, 2008

Video Clip Preface

Last month at church a neighbor boy had a little diecast Dynaco helicopter from the Cars movie. He immediately saw it and fell in love. Since then he has talked about it daily. I searched store after store and couldn't find one for the life of me. I asked my friend where she got and she said she just stumbled upon it at a Target in some random isle. I searched just about every Target in the SL valley and I even searched online and did not have any luck. Just last week I happened to stumble upon one on ebay and immediately bought it hoping it would arrive in time for Christmas. Luckily it did! The video clip below is of him opening it!

Dynaco Helicopter

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Merry Christmas!

Here are some of our Christmas pictures:The kids sure enjoyed playing with their new toys.
My sister got me an adult size sleeper for Christmas! It was hilarious! I know that it makes me look pregnant, but I promise I'm not!! I've fallen in love with these jammies. They are so comfy and warm!
Kyle's special Dynaco helicopter!

Lock of Love

We finally had our first sighting of hair!! She would not let me get a good picture of it, but when it's not ratted there is one little golden curl! Still not much on top. We're hoping she has a little more by kindergarten!

Gingerbread House

We made a gingerbread house a couple of weeks ago and had a blast (Thanks to Grandma Jannie)!! Kyle absolutely loved decorating it and Brookie absolutely loved eating it!

Brookie wanted to eat the whole thing! She went CRAZY!!
It's hard to tell, but she was completely covered in sticky candy and frosting.
Pure JOY!

Monday, December 8, 2008

No more vacations!

Kyle and Sydney hanging out! We went to Boise, ID for Thanksgiving. It wasn't our best get-away (as I have explained below) but we had a fabulous time visiting with his family. His mom and step-dad from Seattle met us at his Grandparents house. Christians uncle and his family also came (they live just a mile away from us and Sydney and Kyle had a blast together). Christians cousin, Josh, and his family live in Boise and they came for Thanksgiving dinner and it was fun to meet them for the first time.
Here is the gang!
I'm kicking myself for taking almost no pictures during the entire trip. It was kind of a rough one and I was completely exhausted the whole time...I guess that's why, but I'm still totally bummed!
I just wanted to give a quick re-cap of the last three vacations we've been on, including our trip to Boise:
Last Thanksgiving we went to Mexico with my family. The morning we were leaving we woke up to Brooklyn with pink eye. Then we got thrush (which was extremely painful) and then I got mastitis on both sides (which was even more painful). I was sick basically the whole time.
In July we went to South Dakota for a family reunion. On our way there we hit a deer, Kyle and Brooklyn got sick and threw up the whole time, and on our way home I got a Stupid speeding ticket.
This Thanksgiving we went to Boise, ID to be with Christian's family and Brooklyn and Christian got way sick. Brooklyn had a serious diaper rash and threw up a ton. Christian ended up having to go to the ER because he got so bad. Christians mom and grandpa got it, too. Kyle slept for maybe an hour our entire trip (J/K, but he had a really hard time sleeping and was a naughty boy because of it).
Moral to this story: NEVER VACATION WITH THE NYE'S. Something bad is bound to happen!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Back Off Kyle...this is MINE!

Here is Brooklyn trying to kick Kyle away from her new chair/bed! My parents took the grandkids to the store with them and while they were there they decided it would be fun to have the kids give them some Christmas ideas. BIG mistake! They all found their special toys and, of course, suckered Grandpa into getting them right then. How could they resist their little faces and desperate pleas for these toys they just couldn’t live without! Well, Brooklyn got in the action, too. She found this mini Lightning McQueen couch and was immediately drawn to it and would not budge from it. It was completely adorable how much she instantly loved that thing. We saw a Dora chair exactly like it so we thought we’d get her the girly one. When we took her off of it she threw a fit, refused to sit on the Dora chair and kept pointing to the Lightning McQueen chair. It was hilarious. So my dad got her her very own Lightning McQueen chair and she is extremely territorial over it. She knows it’s hers and will not let Kyle sit on it. Sometimes she’ll share, but usually as soon as she sees him on it she runs over and tries to push him off. She pulls toys over to it and will just sit there and play with the toys and she’ll drink her bottle on it. She is always on it! I let Kyle play with it all he wants when she’s sleeping and he’s starting to understand to just leave it alone when she’s around. It’s so funny to me how she’s picked up that Lightning McQueen is super Cool!!

Random Pictures

Brookie loves sitting on your lap with a book. Kyle took this picture of us. He always wants to take pictures.
They love following each other with their little push toys.

She's Definitely a Nye!

Growing up Christian and I were both picky eaters. There was one thing, though, that both of our mothers always had around for us to eat when we didn't want what everyone else was eating...burritos!! We love burritos and eat them 1-2 times a week! Luckily Brooklyn loves them as much as the rest of the family. Unfortunately, we have to leave off the best part of it (cheese and sour cream) because of her milk allergy, but she is super happy with just beans in a tortilla!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Kyle said...

Kyle has been saying some funny things lately and I thought I'd post a few of them. We were running to the car in the pouring rain from the store and saw a lady with her little girl and an umbrella. Kyle looked and said with amazement, "Wow, we need to get one of those!"

At the store he desperately wanted a certain toy and I told him no. He then said, "PLEASE, it's only 7 bucks!"

We turn the music up and dance often around here. One day it was on in his room and I stepped out for something and he came running saying, "Mommy, Mommy, your favorite song is on. Come on!" I went in and sure enough it was on! I've never told him it was my favorite song. He is very observant and aware of what's going on around him!

A few weeks ago at Stake conference Kyle looked up at the man speaking and said, "Hey, that's Thomas Monson!" I said, "No, but he looks like him!" Kyle insisted that it was him so I finally gave in and said, "Okay!" Later in his talk the man said something about how he "was no Thomas Monson." And Kyle looked at me with wonder and shock and said, "He's not Thomas Monson?"

The other night when I was putting him to bed he looked at me and said, "Mommy, you are so weird!"

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

You Have Got to be Kidding Me!!!

My poor baby girl has ear infections AGAIN! This is ridiculous! Once tubes are put in infections are still possible, but very uncommon. The great thing about having the tubes is that the infection drains out so at least she doesn't have the extreme pressure in her ears. It's still uncomfortable, but not as bad as it would be without the tubes. I feel so bad for my little sweetheart! Just playing in her room.
She absolutely loves this little ball popper.

Soooo Not Ready for This!

We had our first winter storm today. Not quite ready for snow, yet, but I guess I don't have a choice! When it got too cold we resorted to an inside activity!

You gotta love the shaving cream finger painting!!! Kyle sure did!

Happy Birthday Stud Muffin!

My stud muffin turned 26 yesterday! Happy Birthday Babe!

Finally Some Halloween Pictures

The little ballerina! Brooklyn in her warm costume.
I loved her little tail!
The peacock with his Princess cousins, Presely and Kenady!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Family Pictures

We finally got some professional family pictures taken! It was actually kind of a nightmare and I'm not super happy with the outcome, but we'll definitely take it! Why does everything always fall apart when you're trying to get some stinkin' pictures taken? The first time we tried we didn't even get any pictures because they were horrible. I was not very happy with our photographer, but there is no need to list the many things she did wrong! I do wish that I realized that she only took one individual picture of Kyle. It's cute, but kind of goofy. I wish I had another one. And Brooklyn turned into a little MONSTER! She used to love, love, love having her picture taken and would pose any time she saw the camera. At both of our sittings she just tried to escape the whole time and would throw a fit any time we even tried to make her smile. And as soon as she was off of the backdrop she would smile away. That little knucklehead!!! But after all that I think we did get a few cute ones!


Warning: I have completely lost my sanity. If any of you have seen it...or have even a spec to spare please notify me ASAP! It's been missing for quite some time and I fear I may never get it back! I'm ready to check myself into the Salt Lake County Jail in the isolation unit. I hear that they keep them completely by themselves for 23 hours a day. Sounds wonderful! Maybe there I can get some peace and quiet!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

About Brookie!

I've been wanting to do a post about Brookie for a while now just to let grandmas and aunts know the little person she is turning into. Here it goes:

1. She loves to play on the bed. The picture above is her and Kyle monkeying around. She will stand on the bed, look at you with mischief in her eyes, and throw herself straight back. She LOVES to be thrown and flipped around and will just giggle and giggle!
2. She hates things on her feet (just like her mommy). We cannot put sleepers on her because the feet on them bug her so bad that she'll try and pull them off. I'll go in her room in the middle of the night to find her all tangled up in her sleeper that she'd been yanking on. We just don't use them anymore! Her feet get cold, though, so I put socks on her every night. They have never lasted a full night. Every morning when I go and get her out of her crib she has thrown both of her socks, and usually her binki, too, behind the crib. So I have to move the crib every few days and gather all of her socks and then start over! It's like she's trying to get rid of them so I won't put them on her anymore!
3. This little girl can eat! She is the best little eater I've ever known! She will eat anything...and a lot of it! My curry chicken dish is one of her favorites. It's funny because Kyle has always loved that one too. It doesn't seem like kids would like it because it has a spicy and unique flavor to it, but they love it! At least someone likes my cookin'! Brooklyn will often eat as much as Kyle and Kyle can eat a lot. It's a wonder she's such a pip-squeak!
4. She LOVES to dance! She'll start moving anytime she hears music!
5. She loves baby dolls and hugs, burps, and snuggles with her babies often!
6. Everyone loves how teeny-tiny she is! People always ask how old she is when they see her walking around. They always say, "She's way too little to be walking around!"
7. She is having more and more "drama queen" moments, but over all she's such a happy, sweet little girl!

The Pumpkin Patch!