Thursday, December 30, 2010


I'm totally on a youtube kick. So clever!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I couldn't see that this was something I could post other than on facebook which I'm not savvy enough to do...or just don't want to. I must admit that I get pretty huffy and emotional if you talk to me about politics. For the most part, I feel like I have done my part on keeping up on what is going on in our country. If I don't know and am introduced to something, I try to study it out so I can see where I stand on the issue.
That said, and I don't know why I said that cause it really doesn't have too much to do with what I am saying, I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THOSE WHO ARE FIGHTING EACH DAY FOR MY FREEDOM. This touched my heart and made me teary so I thought I'd remind anyone willing to read to also have some gratitude. Sorry you have to cut and paste, but totally worth the watch. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I can't find my camera anywhere so I'm having to take pics in front of the computer. He's growing so much and is such a handsome little guy. Still hasn't given us a reactive smile yet. He smiles in his sleep and staring off into space, but he doesn't think I'm that funny yet. He just hasn't warmed up to my humor, I'm sure. Smitty is such a good baby. Sleeps, eats, poops, all fantastic and is so patient with the kids. We're still loving on him as much as we can.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This was yesterday on his one month birthday. Poor fella has a mom who thinks his cry is so cute that I'll let him starve while I find my camera so I get it on tape. Love that cry. It's so cute!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Just Because

These are "just because" pics cause I think they are so cute.

Minding my own business.

I was sitting on the couch talking to my father on the phone when this happened.

I didn't know if someone threw a rock at me or what freakish thing happened. Dad was all worried for the two minutes it took to figure out what happened. Our gardeners were mowing and I think they must have just hit a rock that went flying. It's looks like a small enough hole, but there was glass everywhere. Fortunately, I'm in good with some of our greatest friends out here who's husband is a contractor who dropped some morning plans to come fix my window. I love good friends.

Jackson's Parade

He was so excited to see that his dad was able to make it just in time to the parade. I love that dad is always a special treat to be there. And Jack is always so good at being there for pretty much everything that's even a little important to each of our kids. He's a good dad.

I felt bad at one point because there is another kid in Jackson's class that shares the same name. He tends to single out kids on different days to be "unkind" and this day he chose Jackson. He was also wearing a spiderman costume and would walk up to Jackson and whisper "my spiderman is better that yours" or "you're stupid" or "you're a bad guy" in his ear. I saw (and heard) a couple of these whisperings as did his teacher who tried to put a stop to it, but it temporarily put a damper on Jackson's mood.

Muscle man.

I love his GQ look here. This is his best friend, Luke. He's is such a dang cute boy. We love him and his family (his mommy is my friend). Their teacher says she gets them confused because they look so much alike.

Jackson's teacher is the clown. She's not the cuddly, light talking voice a lot of preschool teachers are. She's very firm and says it how it is...even to the kids. It's good for Jackson. He's learned to respect and like her. All the mom's who have had kids in this class just rave about her.
Emma's school does a Halloween parade during school before the class party. I have enjoyed going the past two years to watch the whole school and the excitement and anticipation in Emma as she is with her peers.

Class photo. Emma is so funny. She is such a great sister. Every time we come to visit she is so excited to show off her little brothers and sister. I love that she pulled Sadi into her class pic.

Just a cute pic. I love that her teacher is Papa Smurf. When I talked to him he said he was so excited for the smurf movie to come out next year. My kids will know the Smurfs! HOORAY!

The bonus of having a Halloween week...lots of different costumes if desired.

Showin off her sister again.

Her friend, Paige. Not a planned match.

And again. (This was during the class picture.)

I was so glad that I happened to be there helping with the class party. I was going to go home after, but stayed chatting with friends when the kids went to a Spirit Assembly. Fortunately, I WAS there because Emma was given a Spirit Award. Each month the teachers pick students. Her teacher told me he gave it to Emma because they were painting in class a few days earlier and the boy next to Emma dumped water all over her painting and she didn't get upset at all. He got her new supplies to start over and a few minutes later the same boy dumped his water on her painting. Once again, he got her new supplies to start over. A third time, he dumped his water...apparently every time by accident. But he said Emma was gracious and calm every time and said it was "no big deal." She's a good girl

Church Trunk or Treat

A family pic before the food came and the kids took off for the next two hours.

Just thought a tight belly shot might make some of you not want to eat today. Good for dieting.

Emma's two best friends in the ward. They had so much fun trunk or treating. I didn't see that girl the entire party; she was having so much being with them. It's crazy they are so grown up.

Jackson dressing up as a mummy. He loved ripping off all the toilet paper when it was all done.

Sadi loves this girl. And such a cute pic.

I can't believe Smitty will be one month tomorrow. It is so sad how fast the first months (and years) fly by. I'll post better pics this week after his appointment, but I just have to say there is a reason I have not taken the time to post his story and more pics. We've just been loving on him and kissing on him as much as we can. Poor and lucky little guy. Sadi has no body control so if she gives him a hug she pretty much just lays on him with all her weight and he whines. He's VERY patient. So perfect for us.