Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ran out of space...

So, I didn't know this could happen but I was trying to blog about our Finland trip and I ran out of space on my blog.  I could have bought more space but I'm cheap so I created a new blog instead.  So if you follow and wanna keep following, we have a new blog.  It's still in the works so don't expect much but there is a post about Finland on there, Finally!

Our new blog


i'm gonna miss you!  we've been together for three years and it's been a great three years.  but now you are moving on to bigger and better things, more permanent things, blog books!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Where does the time go

My life is like a puzzle...
Now, if I only had time to add the blogging piece

Friday, September 10, 2010

Little Miss...15 months

Miss H went to the doctor last week for her 15 month well check.

She weighed a whopping 19lbs 9oz (5-10%).  They said she was dropping on the charts, needed to eat more fat...blah, blah, blah.  The same stuff we always hear when we take one of our kiddos to the doc.  We thought we wouldn't hear all that with her cause she's got more chubbs, but as she grows she falling into the same mold. :)

She was 30 inches long (25 - 50%) and her head was 18 3/4 (90%).  You got a big head girl!!

She had to get 5 shots, poor thing.  Brock never had to get that many at once, it's just crazy to me.

Miss H at 15 months is so stinkin' cute, here's a little of what we see everyday:
She says:
emy (Little E)
bye bye
shoes (her favorite thing in the world so far)
cheese (both for the food and when she sees a camera)
k (okay)
tate u (thank you)
hi sister (to little E every morning)

she also:
gives great kisses
runs to the door saying daddy, daddy when D comes home
says prayers (folds her arms bows her head and says gibberish, then says k)
wants the sames story every night before bed (the wheels on the bus)
loves gold fish, fruit, juice, cheese, yogurt, applesauce and veggies especially broccoli like the other girls
doesn't care for lunch meat or any meat really, and I can't think of another thing she doesn't like.

She is so much fun to have in our home!  We all love her like crazy, she's a bit spoiled I think.  I guess that's what happens when you're the tail end.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A few more favorites...

We are having so much fun walking down memory lane with Anneli, I have learned so much about her and have enjoyed every minute.

We went to the church building that Anneli was baptized at.  It was fun to see her old stompin' grounds and to see her talk to people that knew her when she was younger.

We love the ice cream
And the bakery's
And the ice cream
And the foods pretty good too

Good thing we are doing a lot of walking cause a lot of our favorites seem to be the food!

Monday, August 16, 2010

One of my favorites so far...

You can walk through fields and pick fresh peas and eat them straight from the pod, we did it yesterday YUMMY

Friday, August 13, 2010


We made it!!

It's late...1:24am...well I guess it's early.

We've gone 31 hours on airplane sleep, which we all know is not really sleep...

We're goin' to bed...zzzzz

Monday, August 9, 2010

Day 1 of year 2010-2011

They started back to school today...definitely bitter sweet.
Three in school all day is a big change around here.
I wasn't too worried about BH and Keeks cause they are use to the long days called school.  But my Mr BD is another story...his first year 5 days a week, all day long, I could tell he was a bit nervous.

Can't forget the cousin much so, that cousin M is going to a new school cause they moved but her mom still brought her to her old school just for the picture with all the girls.  We have one for every year starting with Kinder.  Good thing they start an hour later or we would have had to stage it.

They are so lucky to have such a great support system at school!

Below is Mr. BD going into the school, he got in line and didn't look back, what was I worried about?  I think I was more worried about myself.  His teacher asked all the parents of her students to write on the first page of their composition book that they will be using throughout the year.  She asked us to express our thoughts and feelings for them as they begin their first grade year.   I wanted to document what I wrote to my little buddy...

August 8, 2010

Mr. BD,
Hey mister! I'm so excited for you to start first grade, you are getting so big. You will turn 7 this year. I'm excited for you to start reading chapter books and learn to love reading, it's so good for you! I'm gonna miss having you home but I know you will be having a wonderful time at school. You are so special to us and such a blessing to our family. You bring so much laughter to our home. Thank you for being so thoughtful and caring toward all of us at home, I hope you will use those traits at school also and treat your teacher and friends with the same respect, I know you will! Please be aware of those around you, help those who need your help, smile at someone who might be sad, include everyone, share your thoughts and ideas (they are great), stand up for what you know is right. You are growing up, you'll have choices to make, make good ones. Remember what Mama and Daddy teach you at home. We love you so much. You are going to have a great year!
Mama and Daddy

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Number 9

Happy Birthday Miss Keeks! 

This year is a date year so we took Kiki out on the town!  We had so much fun with her.  She's all about shopping, shopping and more shopping.  Something her daddy isn't fond of, he kept sitting down saying it was making him tired. (probably cause he was thinking about all the work he would have to do to pay for the shopping)  She had her date all planned out, first ice skating (we got there and public skate had just ended, so we saved that for another day), then pedicures (we tried to talk daddy into getting one but he wouldn't give in), next dinner at Ruby Tuesdays (her pick, she loves the salad bar and that's what she had for her birthday dinner {salad and water}) and last Claires (her favorite place in the world).  Because she wasn't able to go ice skating we told her she could get an outfit, she was happy about that.

We had a ton of fun hanging out with her.  Thanks for making our date so fun Kiki!

Keeks at age 9:
very helpful
loves art and drawing
is very fashion conscious
a great babysitter to her siblings
did I say very helpful?
likes barbies
has braces and soon head gear
has a messy room
very helpful
excited for school to start tomorrow
a great friend
has her own sense of style
likes to cook
very helpful

You brighten everyday!  We love having you in our family, you play such a special role, it wouldn't be the same without you.  Thank you for all you do around the home to help me without being asked.  You will be a great mom when the time comes.  Your smile makes me smile and your joy for life helps me remember how fun it was to be a kid and how important it is to have fun like a child.  Thank you for all you bring to our family!  We all love you!

After church this morning, opening gifts, nice outfit Keeks! (her own sense of style :)  Those suspenders are supposed to be for her nerd costume on Halloween...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Arizona Grand

Last week we went to the Arizona Grand Resort with the Bowen's.  We had a blast.  The big kids loved the slides and the wave pool, the little kids loved the wave pool and the kiddie pool.  Miss H loved that she could stand all by herself in the kiddie pool and was entertained just walking around.  BH loved that he was big enough to venture out on his own but took every opportunity to take D or I to the slides.  We were upgraded to a two bedroom suite that had a full kitchen and family area.  The kiddos rented a movie and the adults stayed up and talked till 2am.  Yeah...It was pretty hard to get up the next morning but completely worth it.

Thanks Bowen's for a fun getaway.  What are we gonna do next?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

FHE at the lake

We took the kiddos to the lake for FHE last night...We had so much fun! 
(sorry for the amount of pictures but I loved them all)
My mom and dad came along to play with us, aren't they so cute.
We got a bucket of chicken and ate in on the boat
Round one...BH, Keeks and Mr. BD...lasted about 5 minutes.  They had fun but Mr. BD wanted to get off cause his head was hurting.  He might still be a little young to enjoy going fast
They didn't ride this way, just wanted a pic...I love Little E squished in the middle waving at the camera
Round two...Me and the little girls...lasted about 1 minute.  Miss H was not fond of the tube
Round three...Just me and Little E...that lasted about 3 minutes...I was worried that I'd squish her and she didn't like that the "tube is sooo bumpy"
Round four...BH, Keeks and I...lasted about 10 minutes...two different turns.  We all loved it...and then daddy flipped us good...and moms suit bottoms almost got lost in the lake
Keeks before the flip...
Keeks after the flip...
BH after the flip...He LOVED it!
Round five...Daddy's turn...lasted about 15 minutes...four different turns...he was a show-off.  Grandpa drove the boat...and daddy jumped the waves and flipped for mama
Round six...Grandpa's turn...lasted about 10 minutes...two different turns...Daddy drove the boat...paybacks...
Round seven...Nannie and BH...they laughed and some air and Nannie flipped off the back
I know this is blurry, but I had to show Little Es favorite part of the trip...jumping of the back of the boat to Grandpa...she LOVED it
It was so much fun we can't wait to do it again
Round eight...BH...all by himself...lasted about 20 turn...daddy worked really hard to get him off that wasn't happening.  The kid LOVED every minute...he was sore this morning.  I didn't get any pictures cause it was to dark.  Next we'll get him on a wakeboard.

Thanks mom and dad for coming with us...we LOVED having you there.  We LOVE you!