Thursday, December 25, 2008


When we left Ogden for St. George, I was kind of sad there would be so much snow up north and none down south. What a surprise we got Christmas morning!

Here is Terrel excited that he is wearing shorts in the snow, and Mckay reluctant to have his picture taken in his pj's.Lily with her cousin Olivia. She's not too excited about the dress I made her wear. Lily and her favorite person.Jackson was mild as always and started gnawing away on his new teether immediately.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Merry Christmas Adam

Yes that is our 25 ft driveway shoveled of 3 inches of snow, although since it was still snowing - I did have a time limit of both kids napping - it got dusted after I was finished. (And yes, I am one of those girly wives who expects her husband to do the shoveling.) I love it when both kids are sleeping!

Monday, December 15, 2008

tv brains

We apparently have 2 of them.
As a side note, Lily has passed the first stage of adjusting to a little brother, and absolutely loves him. She shares everything with him: books, toys, food (although I am the one that"gives" it to him - e.i. I eat it), blankets, binkies. It's so nice. As my Dad would say, I certainly get the "warm fuzzies" when I see her pass up an opportunity to scratch him and instead gives him a hug and kiss. My goodness, what a change from before!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

golden girl

Lily turned 2 on December 2nd. We gave her a little baking set from Ikea and my mom got her a mini-apron. It was so cute to watch her copy me while we made sugar cookies for her birthday party.She had quite the drawn-out celebration this year: over Thanksgiving weekend we had a joint party for her and Mindy, our sister-in-law whose birthday is on December 3rd, in St. George (thanks to Terrell for buying all of that pizza and those cupcakes); a little birthday breakfast with my parents before driving home; our own family outing to our favorite Italian restaurant (no it wasn't the Olive Garden) followed by watching Kung Fu Panda while eating ice cream; and finally a little neighborhood get-together. I certainly enjoyed it! I don't think it's hit me yet how big she is getting - in that sense the binky helps me believe she is still a baby.

Adam's solution to multi-tasking with a baby

"Just like an eskimo!"

Lily's To-Do-This-Morning List

1. Point to step-ladder in the kitchen to have Mom unfold.
2. Steer step-ladder over to cupboard.
3. Climb up to where ice-cream cones are, and get them down.
4. Hand them to Mom.
5. Try to open freezer, and cry until Mom does it.
6. Point to peppermint ice cream (not vanilla!).
7. Have an ice cream cone for breakfast.