Monday, December 29, 2008

Can you feel the love???

The other night Gregg went into the girls room to do the nightly check before we went to bed. The next thing I know he is calling me in their room to show me something. I walked in, looked into Maleah's crib (fully expecting to see both the girls in there sound asleep just like last time) but the bed was empty. My first reaction was panic. I quickly turned around to look at Alise's bed, and there they were fast asleep. After we put them to bed, Alise must have again wanted her sister, climbed into Maleah's crib, pulled her out and put her into her own bed. They never made a sound so I am assuming they both enjoyed it. Looking at them sure made Gregg and I smile, I am so glad they get along so well!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Grinch!

Kittys are so little and cute, fluffy and innocent. . . .

well mine isn't! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my kitty but she has become the Christmas Grinch! Ever since we put up our Christmas tree she isn't the same cat. She now scratches our couches, our nice dinning room chairs, and climbs up our Christmas tree. Climbing up the tree actually wouldn't bother me if she didn't knock down every ornament, make our star crocked everyday, or make the beads that were nicely strung on the tree slide right off. Right now our tree looks like someone knocked it over and stomped on it! Finally in the end I got so tired of fixing the tree that I stopped doing it! So for Christmas this year we have a "Special" tree :) Here is a few pictures of the damage, but I have to say that it looks 99 times worse in person!

Santa Claus is coming to town!

We had our ward Christmas party and the kids LOVED seeing Santa. Maleah who shouldn't have any idea who he is, was excited to see him. She is by far my bravest child and the only one (as a baby) who didn't cry when she sat on Santas lap. Even Dallin (an unbeliever) sat on his lap!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Some fun stuff happening

For F.H.E this past Monday I decided it would be fun to do Graham cracker houses. The kids had a great time building them and eating all the extras. We did however, have a couple collapsing houses but overall I think they had a really good time. I think I will have to do this next year as well.

Dallin's masterpiece

Alise's creation

Preston's cute little house

This week Alise lost her first tooth. She cried and cried in the car on the way home from my parents house because she heard a crack in her mouth. Then she kept crying and saying, "It's going to fall out, it's going to fall out." We tried to convince her that it was an exciting thing to loose a tooth. It didn't matter what we said, she continued to cry. At home she started trying to pull it out herself (still crying). It was funny because she was so scared to have her tooth come out, yet all she wanted is to get it out. Finally she decided to have Gregg pull it out. He did, and she smiled the rest of the night!
These are after pictures, although I wish i would have gotten a picture of her sad face too.

Yesterday Dallin got his braces, expander, and head gear off! He was so happy, but it made me kind of sad. He looks so big now! It's almost like he got older over night or something. he doesn't have that cute little baby face anymore (even thought he's still cute). I think he looks a little like my brother Chris (for all of you that know him). It's going to take some getting used to.
His head gear that he wore at night while he slept:

His before picture the day he got his braces off:

His after picture that same day:

Sorry some pictures are sideways. I fixed them all and somehow the computer didn't save it. I didn't have time to go back and do it all again.

Friday, December 12, 2008


I had my MRI on Tuesday night. It took about 30 minutes and it was pretty easy, although they did have to give me an IV and inject me with die, I HATE needles! Anyway, last night my doctor called and said that everything looked normal and he prescribed me with that migraine medicine that I was telling you about. I feel so much better knowing that everything is okay. I just want to say thank you to everyone who said a prayer for me, that means so much!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Something funny and something sweet.

My girls are just so wonderful! There is nothing like having a couple girls! Tonight as we did our nightly check on the kids this is what we found:

We put Maleah in her bed first until she fell asleep, then we put Alise in. Apparently Alise decided she wanted her sister tonight, and crawled into her crib and cuddled with her. I am guessing Maleah didn't mind one bit because she didn't make a sound and she looked so comfortable all snuggled up to Alise.

Also a few nights ago we were having foil packs for dinner and the kids were dipping it in ketchup (that's what the red stuff is). They were all in joying their meal and it was quiet until Maleah held up a piece of hamburger on her fork and said,
" Mommy. . . .poop'n" (that's what she calls poop since every time we talk about it, someone is in the act of actually pooping). She really thought it was a piece of poop! She didn't seem to mind eating it either, in fact she kept wanting more. The other kids (and Gregg and I)were hysterical! So of course all the kids started calling it poop'n until I ruined all their fun and told them to stop. I didn't want her to actually try her poop someday thinking it was something yummy! So here are a couple pictures of that night.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mysterious song!

Okay so I never picked this song that is playing right now. . .it picked me! Pretty freaky really. I have no idea where it came from, I thought maybe my playlist was going nuts so I deleted the whole section, and still this song plays. I hope you like it, you might be hearing it forever if I can't fix the problem :0) I actually wrote a message to "the blog doctor", I didn't even know they had something like that,so I hope he helps me out. Until then enjoy the song if it's your taste, if not turn down the sound. Oh, and check out the blog under this one too.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Aunt Tammy's visit and getting ready for Christmas!

For Thanksgiving this year, Gregg's sister Tammy came to visit for a few days. We had such a great time with her! The kids loved playing hide and seek and putting up the Christmas tree with her. Also last Saturday Gregg and I got to meet one of Gregg's cousins (Melanie Hodgkin) she stopped by with her boyfriend for a couple of hours and we had dinner and talked. It was so weird how even though we never really knew each other before, it was like we had known her for years! She is such a sweetheart and her boyfriend was a funny guy. We had a great time.
Here are some pictures of our week:

Tammy and the kids:

We made Tammy's favorite, homemade bananna muffins and cinnimon rolls (which we ate so fast we didn't get a picture of)

This is a picture of Melanie and Tammy

Caleb, Gregg, and Melanie's boyfriend Jacob (I think that was his name anyway)