Friday, December 26, 2008

White Christmas

Mady lost her two front teeth just before we left for Cd'A She's our lil vampire.

We've had some days lately with rotten lil girls, So we've had lots of conversations about Santa coming and presents., hoping to get them to behave a little bit better. Well Brooklyn woke up Christmas morning and came into the Living room and said " Well I guess we were good enough"
We had a great Christmas and really enjoyed being together.

The girls got many new jammies from us and Nana.
Nana made us matching pajama's but I didn't get a picture of them. Oops

There's one thing that I really dislike about Christmas and that is My house looks like a Tornado has entered it, Jay laid on the floor and watched the girls play barbies. Brooklyn is generously sharing her barbies with him.

We had a Great Christmas. We spent the day in our pajama's. We played games, watched movies, took a nap, played in the snow and Jappy Cooked dinner (prime rib)YUM
Although it is a long standing tradition that I get sick during the Holiday's and this year was no exception. I came down with a cold and couldn't taste or smell anything. Isn't that Sad?
Jay's 2nd attempt at baby cereal. I started him earlier than I would have liked but he seemed to be ready, and needing a lil extra something. He really enjoys it and seems to be sleeping a little bit longer.

Santa brought Jay some balls and he's very happy with them.

Winter Wonderland

We had a great trip home. It was definitely a winter wonderland. Coeur d'Alene received 35 in of snow in 35 hours. WE spent a lot of time outside playing in it. Jappy spent most of his time out plowing the drive way and making a path out in the field to pull the kids on the sled behind the 4
This is Jap on the tractor pushing snow from the driveway

On the sled with Brooklyn and Kai and Duncan running along side us.

My dad's Dodge truck is under all that snow

Kai loves to wrestle with Uncle Jappy Jappy and the babies watching football

It was fun to see Ronny's family. It's been almost a year since we've seen them, the girls enjoyed playing with Kai. We also saw Bob and Cathy and Lilo. The girls and Jay were well loved. They even got to see Aunt Karla and Uncle Tim. It was really good to see them and catch up. We had a chance to catch up with all of our family and with a lot of our friends. There's NEVER enough time to see and do all we want when we're home. And always leaving wishing we did more but we enjoyed our visit and was glad to get home. The girls cried all the way to Costco. They didn't want to leave Nana's, It was so sad to hear them cry like that.

Uncle Bob and Lilo and Jay Aunt Karla
We drove 12 hours in a snow storm. (usually takes us 8.5 hrs)The worst storm We've ever seen. Most of the time we couldn't see the lines of the road or the semis in front of us. I'm grateful that Jappy is a calm and patient person I couldn't have kept my cool like he did. I'm so glad he got us home safely. We've been talking about getting a new car and this lil trip sealed the deal that we need 4W Drive.

Kai and Mady Jay (in blue) and Jaiden

Jaiden on the right is Ronny and Monika's miracle baby. He celebrated his 1st Birthday while we were there. Jay and him are only a 1/4 lb different in weight. Technically Jaiden is only 8 mos.
We're so happy he is doing so well.
We came home to a cold house. I thought it was Strange because I purposely didn't change the thermostat before we left because I didn't want to come home to a cold house. Come to find out we had an issue with a condensation hose that wouldn't let the house heat over 55 Degrees.

Oh my it was cold in the house. We moved everyone to our room and left the space heater on all night. Thank goodness!! Pocatello received some snow also. The Furnace repair man called when he was on his way and said he couldn't make it up the hill to our house, because there was so much snow. Jappy took the Durango down and picked him up, and then ran him around for parts. His company van wasn't handling the snow well at all.

By 2:30 the furnace was fixed and we we're starting to thaw out.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

4 Months!!!

Jay's 4 Month Milestones
Laugh, He gave his first real laugh to daddy.
Grabbing toys and shakes them and puts them in his mouth.
He's finally pushing himself up when is laid on his tummy(this skill has taken sometime, cause he's such a 'tank' it's harder for him to hold himself up)
We're working on sitting up on his own and rolling over he's gotten really close to rolling over these last two days.
He loves Brooklyn. He loves to be snuggled, especially by mom
He's getting more vocal with high pitch squeals.
He's still happy and easy going. He's getting more fun every day.

About a month ago my nieces called and said they wanted to make candy. I told them good for them to be so ambitious. They asked if I had anything going on on a Friday in December and I said No. She said "Good cause we're doing it at your house." Silly girls.
So they met here early in the morning and spent the day. It was fun and entertaining. It was difficult at times cause we had two babies to take care of, but Brooklyn helped a lot with keeping them a lil entertained.
At one point she says "look, Mary and Mary" "I corrected her "Mary and Joseph"
'Oh yeah' she says. She had put their blankets on their heads by herself. We thought it was cute.

Brielle (Mary) is on the right if you couldn't tell.
She's so petite compared to Jay.
Saturday Mady had a birthday party to attend and Brooklyn was sooo sad to be left behind. So we decided to do some shopping for Mady. While we were driving Brooklyn serenaded us with her own rendition of Jingle Bells. It goes a lil like this:" Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingles on his way Na na na Hit me ride .........." then she trails off No matter how many times we had her sing we couldn't figure out what she was saying, and we couldn't get her to say the right words. We laughed a lot. I don't remember if I posted on my Halloween update about one her other lil sayings. The kids were pirates and she was trying to say ARR MATEYS and She kept saying
ARRR MAYONNAISE. She does say some funny things.
Jappy played football on Saturday in the snow. I think he's testing fate when he continues to play. The more he plays The odds of him getting hurt get greater. But he seems to come home in one piece. He has gotten lots of people to show up to play with them. People we don't even know have called our house wanting to play with them on the weekend. It's been a good way to get the ward members together.
We're getting our house together for Christmas and getting it clean before we head to
Coeur d' Alene on Wed. The girls are excited!!! I'm NOT ready for Christmas but I plan to finish while we're up north. We're looking forward to seeing Kai and Jaiden. It's been almost a year, since we've seen them.
I'm also looking forward to eating at the Olive Garden while we're there. Nana said she'd watch the kids. While we went out. Yeah for us!! I haven't eaten there since I was 5 or 6 mos pregnant. I told Jappy, I'm going all out, appetizer specialty drinks (virgin of coarse, well it depends on how well the drive there goes :) , and dessert. Oh I can't wait!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Christmas Festivities

Mady lost a tooth recently and was soo happy with what the tooth fairy left her.

Jay loves this Lil blankie its soft on one side and silky on the other. He loves it touching his face. He snuggles with it and falls right asleep.

We got things decorated for Christmas Brooklyn made me laugh with the stockings

Those are cinder blocks that Jappy recruited the girls to carry upstairs. I'm just glad they didn't drop it on their toes.

Jappy as recently told Mady that she could carry Jay. Against my wishes of course. It makes me nervous to say the least. She is NOT allowed on the tile with him. (for obvious reasons) I But I'll have to admit it does make it nice when I need to get dinner going and he just wants to be held.

Santa Baby
We had a good week. We haven't seen Jap much and the girls always struggle with that. Key Bank is the main sponsor to the Festival of Trees here so he has spent some time there. We did get to go with him one night. It was nice to get out of the house. It gave me some good ideas for our tree for next year (It's getting time for a change) We also had the ward Christmas party. Nothing extravagant. The kids sang and we ate dinner, and of coarse mingled with friends that we rarely get to catch up with on Sunday.
Our nieces Wendy and Brenda came for the weekend with their families. It's always fun to see them and spend good quality time with them. I didn't get any pictures while they were here sorry. Well I took a few of Miss Brielle. I'll post those later with Jay's.
Jay's starting to blow bubbles, making a slobbery mess. He's getting better at sitting up. I'm not in a hurry for him to grow up ( I'm pretty open about that) And I don't remember what he should be doing at certain stages So when Wendy brings Brielle over and shows me her newest trick I think "Oh yeah I probably should put him down long enough for him to try to sit up. or lay him on his tummy to see if he'll pick himself up, or roll over". He's a lil behind Breille in these efforts. He kind of acts like a big ol beach whale. It's hard for him to hold up his chunky body. :) We do get a good laugh at his attempts. We love our "tank" and wouldn't have it any other way.