Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Kyler is 3 months!!

Kyler is 3 months old today, I can't believe it! He has grown so fast. He has finally slept through the night the past week.(Thank you Babywise and Stefanie for recommending it!) His little personality is so cute. For the most part he is a pretty happy and content baby. We couldn't imagine our lives without him. He is also starting to fill out a little bit, which is good.
We love you Kyler!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas at our house

We had a rough start to Christmas at our house. Kelsie is at the age where it is harder for her to go to sleep on Christmas Eve. She actually understands that there will be presents under the tree when she wakes up. Kamrin, on the other hand, is small enough still that she goes to sleep because she is tired and doesn't really understand what is going on. Well, Kelsie tried and tried to go to sleep and couldn't. She got to the point that she was so tired but couldn't sleep that she got very emotional. She was very worried that no one would leave her any presents because she wouldn't make it to sleep at all that night. She finally crashed a little after midnight. I also learned that next year I should probably begin wrapping presents earlier. I hate to wrap and am definately not good at it. Josh and I had to wrap everything last night and we were exhausted!! The girls did sleep in until about 7:15, so that was nice. The girls each got a toy, and outfit, and some PJ's. Kelsie also got new boots and Kamrin a new 4 wheeler helmet.

They were also very spoiled and got a 4 wheeler that is just their size. Now we can all go as a family and spend lots of time in the mountains.
Our family has had a nice Holiday Season. We have enjoyed teaching our kids about the real meaning of Christmas now that they are getting older and can understand more. We have had a busy few days with the Ward Party on Saturday and the sacrament program on Sunday. We have also enjoyed spending time with our extended family on Christmas Eve and Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve with my family having a nice lunch at the Garden Cafe and Christmas with the Barnes'. We hope that everyone else is also having a nice holiday!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

2007 in Review

Holiday Pictures

We took the kids to Kiddie Kandids on Thursday to get our annual Holiday/Kyler's first pictures taken. They turned out pretty good. The photographer had Kyler smiling for the first few photos, but by the end he was sick of the camera and we were lucky to have his eyes open. I have a bunch of referral discount cards if anyone would like one. They are good for a free 8x10 and 10% off of your next purchase. If anyone wants one let me know and I will mail it to you.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Amazing 6 year old sings

This girl is pretty good. Check it out!

The Crazy Holidays!!

Well, it has been a long time since I have posted. It seems as if I have nothing to talk about. We have been crazy busy around here, so I am not sure if I really have nothing to say or that I am so busy that I have no time to actually sit down!! The past two weeks have been filled with a Christmas party for the dance team, five December performances, Kelsie's school party, Young Women New Beginnings, Christmas Shopping, and making some homemade gifts. Me and Kyler did take a much needed trip to Utah by ourselves last weekend. We dip homemade chocolates every year with Josh's mom and sisters. It is a lot of fun, yet a lot of hard work. We came home with a couple hundred chocolate covered cherries, almond balls, and mints. We stayed an extra day so that we could stay out late shopping in Layton on Saturday. Kyler and I were able to get all of our shopping done so that we could relax this weekend. We also found an awesome place to eat, Costa Azul. It is similar to cafe rio. We don't really have a place like that here and I love them. I ended up eating at Bajio's, Costa Azul, and Cafe rio.
Josh and I just returned from Logan where we went to Josh's good friend Cameron's wedding. We were almost late because of a wreck. We were on the interstate at a stand still for more than an hour between Snowville and Tremonten. It was frustrating. Anyway I hope all is well with everyone and I hope you are all ready for the Holidays!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Mini Cheer Camp

Kelsie had mini cheer camp yesterday. She spent the day learning a dance and a little cheer. Then last night they got to perform at half time of the boys basketball game. She loved it! Here are a few pictures from her performance.

First Real Snow!

We awoke yesterday to a blanket of beautiful snow!The girls were so excited. We spent the morning shoveling sidewalks at a couple of the houses Josh has for sale and our own house. It was a lot of fun to be out in th snow together. We did eventually get cold and had to come inside.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Kyler At 2 months

I have been meaning to make this post since Kyler's 2 month check-up last week, but have been side-tracked. Anyway, we had Kyler's two month check up last Thursday. He has grown 3 inches in the last 6 weeks, for a total growth of 3 1/2 inches since birth. He is definatly going to be tall like his daddy. He has only gained about 2 1/2 pounds. All of his nutrition is going to his growth in length. He is starting to fill out a little. His cheeks are getting a bit plumper finally. It is so weird that he is totally opposite of the girls at this age. They were much chunkier, slept better, and just has a totally different temperment. He still doesn't sleep throught the night, however we are making progress the last two night he slept from about 9 pm-3 am. He eats at three and goes back to sleep until about 6. He is starting to recognize his sisters voices and smiles when he hears it. Kelsie can really get him cooing and smiling. She gets a little teary eyed when she looks at him and she says that it is because she loves him so much. It is so cute to see how they interact with him. They both love him very much.
(The pictures are not that great. I am having problems with my camera and could use a new one. Hint, Hint Josh)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Middle Child Syndrome??

There are lots of really smart people who have done studies on birth order. I learned a little about that in college in my psych classes. Lately, at our house, I have been learning a lot about birth order. Kamrin is the middle child in our family and is really having a hard time right now. She doesn't get to go to school like Kelsie or preschool like some of her friends. Kyler has been getting so much attention from people coming to visit or from me as I feed and care for him.

I didn't realize so much that this was a problem until she was at my mom's work Christmas party and she asked Santa for a family for Christmas. At first I thought that she was just joking. I thought that maybe she had watched a Christmas movie where the orphan asks for a family for Christmas and she was just mimicking what she had heard previously. Well, apparently she is serious because that's what she tells everyone when they ask her what she wants for Christmas.

She even told our friends that she wants a new family and it comes with a new house.
So me and Josh have decided that we need to try harder to make Kamrin feel like she has a place in our family and that she is important.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!!

Yesterday, me and Josh had to run some dinner to a lady I visit and teach. We returned to Kelsie running in and yelling that she had pulled another tooth all on her own. My brother Craig who was staying with us confirmed that she had pulled the tooth without any help. So, the tooth fairy made another round to our house last night. She was quite excited to learn that there really is a song called, " All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth."