Monday, January 25, 2016

This Pregnancy

I realize I have been pretty horrible about documenting anything about this pregnancy. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I'm chasing the other three around. When people ask me how far along I am, I honestly don't know. I can guess maybe within 5 weeks of what I actually am. I have to ask my doctor every time. I will try to do better. I feel I have reached the uncomfortable stage of pregnancy. The time when you can't even get comfortable sitting on your bed to watch tv because it hurts your stomach too much. I pretty much have to lay down on my side to feel ok. Lucky for me everything is going smoothly so far. I hope to have no complications. The only thing different this time around is I have developed quite an ugly red blotchy rash all over my stomach and onto my chest. It wraps around my whole body. It looks similar to hives. Lucky for me it doesn't itch and I don't notice it ever unless I take my clothes off. If I'm doing the math right, I've probably gained about 14 pounds so far. I'm sure that's a little too much at this point, especially since the last month you put on about 2 pounds a week! But again, I've been pretty lax about everything this time around.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Kid Thoughts

I saw a little questionnaire on Facebook the other day. I thought it would be cute to get the kids' answers. It's fun to see what runs through their little minds. 
Davis- Age 4
1. What is something I always say to you?
"do something"
2. What makes me happy?
"when I give loving"
3. What makes me sad?
"not obeying"
4. How do I make you laugh?
"by tickling me"
5. What was I like as a child?
"when Jesus was on Earth"????
6. How old am I?
"I don't know"
7. How tall am I?
"very tall"
8. What is my favorite thing to do?
9. What do I do when you're not around?
"wait for me to come"
10. What am I really good at?
"making breakfast"
11. What is something I'm not good at?
"I don't know"
12. What do I do for a job?
"clean the car"
13. What is my favorite food?
14. What do you enjoy doing with me?

Elliot-Age 6
1. What is something I always say to you?
"I love you"
2. What makes me happy?
"when I do sweet things"
3. What makes me sad?
"when people don't listen"
4. How do I make you laugh?
"by making funny faces"
5. What was I like as a child?
"a monkey"
6. How old am I?
7. How tall am I?
"28 inches"
8. What is my favorite thing to do?
9. What do I do when you're not around?
"work on the computer"
10. What am I really good at?
"helping people"
11. What is something I'm not good at?
12. What do I do for a job?
"be around here for us"
13. What is my favorite food?
14. What do you enjoy doing with me?
"going to Six Flags"

Perry-Age 3
No quiz for her, but I did find these pictures that I meant to upload with her birthday post.

Hunter's Wedding

Lane's youngest brother Hunter got married to a lovely girl named Kari. We were able to fly to Oakland California to attend. It was a nice little get away for us since we were sans kids. And we even had a reason to get all dressed up, so that was fun. The first night we had the rehersal dinner. The next morning was the temple sealing, followed by the reception that afternoon on a boat! It was pretty fancy.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Perry is 3!

We had Perry's party a few days ago. It was a Christmas theme. I figured I might as well go with it since the house is already decorated. It turned out really cute. She has been so excited about her party. This is the first year she really gets it. She has been talking about it for over a month. It's been really cute.


Birthday Questionnaire
1. What is your favorite color?   purple
2. What is your favorite toy?   picnic basket
3. What is your favorite fruit?   strawberries
4. What is your favorite tv show?  Team Umizumi
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  hot dog
6. What is your favorite outfit?  Elsa dress
7. What is your favorite game?  Hot Potato
8. What is your favorite snack?  crackers
9. What is your favorite animal?  horsey
10. What is your favorite song?  I am a Child of God
11. What is your favorite book?   The Very Hungry Caterpillar
12. Who is your best friend?   Elliot
13. What is your favorite cereal?  Fruit Loops
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?   Ride bike
15. What is your favorite drink?  water bottle
16. What is your favorite holiday?  Halloween
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  Bunny & Lovie
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  waffles
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? waffles
 20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Doctor

On her actual birthday, we had donuts for breakfast. At night we met up with Regina & Amy's families at IHOP. All the kiddos wore their pjs and had a blast. This last picture is of her first dentist appointment. All teeth look good. You can tell she enjoyed herself there as well. She's doing really good. Her eating habits have improved, but not her sleeping habits. She still ends up in our room a lot of nights. We are working on potty training, although she doesn't seem to care. Nothing really motivates her. One day she'll get there...
Weight--26 lbs--18%

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas 2015

Our Christmas season has been wonderful this year. We did lots of fun activities. One of them being going to see Frosty at Casa Manana. The kids have never seen a play before and did really well. We also hosted 2 get togethers. One with all of Rich's kids and family. It was great to see everyone. Brian and Christina even drove down from Maryland. We haven't seen them in about 6 years! The next get together was with Alan and Brenda, Jan and Rich, Aly and Chris, and Hunter and Kari. Another great time. On Christmas Eve we went to the graveyard to visit Jenai and then had lunch at El Rancho Grande. This tradition has been going about 15 years strong. Usually it's just me and my parents, but this year everyone ended up coming, which was nice. Christmas Eve night we were able to be at our house with just us. We made cookies for Santa, roasted marshmallows, ate smores, read The Night Before Christmas, the kids sang along as I played a few Christmas songs on the piano and we ended the night by watching Elf. It was really enjoyable. Christmas day, we went to my parent's house for breakfast and presents with the cousins. A few days after Christmas, we had a get together with my Aunts and Uncles. I only see them once a year, so it was nice to catch up.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Visiting Santa

We took the kids to see Santa today. He was a really good one. Very nice and asked questions. Elliot apparently wants a robot dog. Not sure when that came up, but it's not happening. I absolutely love this picture! I couldn't believe they all looked at the camera and smiled. In fact, it was like they knew exactly what to do. Elliot walked right in, turned around and smiled for 5 minutes straight. Now if only they could do that for me when I take pictures.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

1st Annual Family Christmas PJ Photo

I always take a picture of the kids in their jammies in front of the Christmas tree, but they're never matching. This year we started the tradition of the whole family matching. I figured it would be a fun little present to open on December 1st, so we can get lots of wear out of them. Hopefully it won't be too hard to find a size for everyone in the same style. Target helps out, but our first choice were sold out and I ordered before Thanksgiving! So I'll definitely have to start looking early each year.


Every year we go to the Gaylord Ice exhibit. Before we head in, there's lots of photo ops with all their decorations. As you can see, Perry makes it tough to get a normal family shot.