Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Family Pictures

We had some family pictures taken and here are some of my favorites!

Road Trip with Grandma and Grandpa!

One of the benefits of living close to my parents are phone calls like these:

Me: Hello?
Dad: Hey Jewels, do you think we could take Kyle to Vegas with us?
Me: Of course.
Dad: We might be gone a that okay?
Me: Yes, that's fine.
Dad: Okay, we are leaving in about an hour. Mya is coming too. Would you mind bringing her with you?
Me: Sure. See you soon!

And just like that they headed out on a road trip with my parents. They are just the best of friends! They left on a Tuesday morning and got home Sunday night. They really had the time of their life! Everyone kept asking me if it was so hard without him, and to be wasn't! The reason is because I knew how much fun he was having, and that was fun for me. He was on vacation with his best friend getting spoiled to death! They have a room at their house in Vegas with two twin beds so every night they were having sleep overs, and during the day it was nonstop fun and partying. He couldn't even part for more than 30 seconds from what he was doing to talk to me each day. I really can't even explain what a blast they had! He talks about Vegas every day! I will try and get the pictures of their trip from my parents.

Happy Halloween!

I know it's a little late for Halloween pictures, but here they are!

That was fun to clean up!

We went trick or treating with Dax, Mya and Katie (who dressed up as Frankendog) in my parents neighborhood where I grew up.

Kyle and Mya were crazy trick or treaters. It was hard for the adults to even keep up with them. It was pretty cute.

This is my Halloween door decoration that I made with my friend, Stacy! We had so much fun!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Temple Square

A couple of weeks ago I went on a super fun outing with the kids. We took trax downtown to Temple Square and met Christian there. We brought a picnic for lunch then walked all around the grounds and enjoyed both visitor centers. We had a wonderful time! Brookie kept looking at me saying, "I'm happy, Mommy!" Here we are waiting for the train. Here we are on the train. Brooklyn was so nervous at first, but soon loved it!

I can't believe we don't do this more often. It was a blast!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Allergic Reaction

Kyle and Brookie were both enjoying their milk (Brookie drinking her soy and Kyle drinking cows milk) when Brookie tried dumping her sippy cup on Kyle. Maybe one drop got on him but he lashed back with spitting his milk in her face, like any good brother would do. A tiny bit got in her eye and it swelled shut! She had welts all around here eye where the milk had touched her skin. This picture doesn't really capture what it looked like. It was so sad. Kyle felt terrible! We called her allergist and she said that as long as her breathing was okay to just rinse out her eye and give her benadryl and just keep an eye on her. It made me pretty nervous! This poor little girl! Kyles boo-boo-buddy makes everything better. I think we use it about 2 times a day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Utah Football!

Uncle Spence hooked us up with some sweet box suite tickets to the Utah vs. Air Force game. I am telling you what, that is the ONLY way to go to a game with kids! We sat there in our t-shirts watching the rest of the crowd get drenched with rain! The kids got to just run around, eat snacks, and sit on the couch when they felt like it! It was so nice not worrying about keeping them warm! And it turned out to be a pretty good game with the Utes winning in overtime! Thanks Spence!!!

Some people commented on how Brookie looks like Cindy Lou-who with her hair sticking up. That one piece is always sticking up! And when we ask Brooklyn for a big smile, this growl look is what you get! Kind of funny!

I may never go to another game again unless we are in a box!:)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Leaf Hunt

We have been sick for a couple of weeks now and have been going CRAZY with not being able to go anywhere. We decided one day to take a drive up the canyon to go on a leaf hunt. I figured it would be a fun outing where we didn't have to worry about exposing innocent bystanders to our awful bug. So we threw on our sweats and cowboy boots and off we went! The boots were their choice, by the way! They LOVE their cowboy boots and wear them everywhere! If I don't want them wearing the boots for whatever reason I have to hide them!
My little gangsta'!
The three little sicklings!
Luckily we are turning the corner and are just about better. I had strep throat and a terrible cough. Brookie had the same thing and, unfortunately, developed double ear infections, which causes me great concern about the upcoming winter months. It has been eight months since her last ear infection, which is a record for her entire life! I guess we will see what flu season has in store for her little ears soon enough!
Overall, our outing was fantastic! It was just what we needed - to get out of the house and get some fresh air! We had a smashing success with our leaf hunt and I'm sad to report that I forgot to take a picture of the outcome! We brought the leafs home, painted them, and did leaf stamping on paper. It turned out super cute!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Brookies Birthday Pictures!

Again, I am finally getting around to posting birthday pictures. Brookies birthday was October 3rd, and she turned two! We had a super fun day!! We did presents in the morning, then went to Chuck-E-Cheese to celebrate with my family. Brookie was born the same day as Presley so we did a combined birthday party for the two girls!
I made Brookie vegan cupcakes and Jesika made Presley that AMAZING cake!
Kenady and Kaylee, BFF's!
The birthday girls!
Brookie blowing out her candles.
Jason and Teag (Teag belongs to Jasons twin, Josh. Josh is not pictured because he cannot be appropriate in any pictures - knucklehead!)
Dax and Kyle with Kenady and Kaylee in the background.
Jesika and Teag (Jesika is Kenady, Presley, and Teag's mom)
The boys doing some serious racing!
Kenady and Presley gave brookie this purse and phone and she would
not get off of it the entire party.
Dax and Bailey
Melissa, Bart and Bailey
Mya and my mom. Doesn't that picture just make you want to squeeze Mya!?!