Monday, November 30, 2009

What We've Been Up To

Having tantrums over not wanting to eat Brocolli!!

Building Legos a new way!!

Making 'shakes' with our toys.

I made this little quilt from a kit. It was the first time I have ever done a patch quilt that wasn't just squares, and I hated it!!! Just because of the minky, it's too slippery. But it's done and Mara ignored me the whole time I did it, so I can save it for Christmas!!!

The kids like to hide when Mana and Dad come home and this is their favorite hiding spot.

For Thanksgiving we went to my sis-in-law Gwen's home. Most of the Tolman family was there, plus Pat's Grandma Ethel, Aunt Kimbur, Uncle Kevin & their kids. So of course we had to do group photos.

Here's Grandma Ethel with the Great Grandkids.

Then Grandma with her Grandkids.

Then Grandma with the Tolman Family!

And then an all girls picture!

Mara decided to be the helper that she is and sweep the floor!  It was great!  Gwen has a swiffer that has a little vacuum attached. I SO need to get one!

Mara & Grandma Ethel playing the piano.
I didn't take many pics of Xan or the rest of the family, but I know Lana & Tammy did!

Mara was soo tired that she crashed on the way home and then was really mad when I had to wake her up to get her in her jammies. But at least she slept all night :)

On Friday Pat's brother Ben & his family came down for a few days. We did alot of hanging out for the 2 days, went out to eat a few times and just sat around talking :) 
Aubrey & Mara decided to play Ring Around The Rosies with Maddox & Brody. It was so cute!

Then Mara got the camera and took some pretty good pics.
Me, Amber & Bryton

Ben & Bryton

So overall we've been busy with family and enjoying the holiday.  Friday & Saturday my mom got the house decorated for Christmas (pics to come) and we're totally ready for Christmas to come :)
Another thing that we're waiting for is baby #3 to come. Too bad we have to wait 6 more months :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Cards

I am starting my list for Christmas Cards and I need updated addresses!  So if you have moved since last Christmas, please email me your new address (bregirl81@gmail) or just post a comment with it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Old Things Found!

I just found a notebook that I was using last year. In it I had written some quotes of Xander's!  I love finding these treasures :)

11-1-08: I just never want to take a bath again because I get sticky and can't get my underwear on!

11-9-08: We should stop watching Sleeping Beauty because I am starting to learn the words!

The best was just the other day! He was talking to Mara about colors and started to spell the word blue, but got a letter wrong so I told him it was b-l-u-e.  So he turns around and tells Mara that you spell it b-l-y-o-u-e. Then he started to laugh because he knew he was being funny!!!  What a character!

Now I just need to pay more attention to Mara. She says some pretty funny things too.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Michael Buble - Haven't Met You Yet

I am LOVING this song, and I listen to it all day long!!!!


Mara has started drawing people and I LOVE THEM!!!!  I just wish she would draw them on paper so I can keep them, but she'll only do it on the Doodle! At least I can take pics of them.
This picture is titled "MOM".  She had to make sure to put a skirt on me too!


We got hit by the "Swine Flu" last week.  These three got it, but I just had Bronchitis (thank goodness).  We spent most of the week lying around the house and watching movies.  I know I've seen Peter Pan way too much lately, but Mara is loving that movie right now!! 
I'm just very grateful that we all survived it and that we are on the other end of it now.  We're all feeling good and life is back to normal :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

All Hallows Eve

We were able to go to my sister in laws ward Trunk or Treat on Friday which was good because my kids started to get sick!! (sorry no pictures) Saturday night Brent & Lisa came over with their kids to Trick or Treat on my mom's street. My kids really wanted to go with them, so we threw their costumes on and off they went!! I stayed at the house to hand out candy so Pat went around with my mom, Karri, Brent & Lisa & kids, and Xander & Mara. I'm so lucky that Karri, Mom & Lisa took pictures!! They just walked the cul-de-sac, but it was enough to make them happy!
My Aunt & Uncle have this giant spider that they put up every year! My kids LOVE it and were very happy to get a picture with it! (notice Sawyer in the background: apparently she was very nervous to be around it)
Conli & Mara posing with the Spider :)
All the kids: Conli - Witch, Mara - Sleeping Beauty, Max - Anakin Skywalker, Sawyer - Strawberry Shortcake, & Xander - Iron Man!

Thanks again Karri & Lisa for taking pictures and sharing them with us!!