Friday, December 20, 2013
Kalli- turned 5 years old this year and really should be in kindergarten (dang late birthday). She is enrolled in our districts free preschool which we love! She is doing so well in school and comes home and just wants to write letters and notes to people all day. Kalli is a friend to all and makes friends pretty easily. Kalli is also very scatterbrained and spacey at times. Often I will find her wearing two pairs of underwear because she didn't take off her old pair to put her new pair on. Dinner is an absolute nightmare with Kalli. Most nights she screams and wails about what I made for an hour and then will buckle down and eat it and discover that she actually does like it. For the most part Kalli is our very sweet and gentle daughter.
Lexie- turned 2 this year. This girl has more personality than any child I have ever met. She makes me laugh throughout the day and I really do consider her my buddy. She loves being home without the big kids 4 days a week for 3 hours. She loves baby dolls and doing to them what I do for Brady. She has Joe and I wrapped around her fingers and we will often let her have what she wants because she gives us a face we can't resist. Lexie is always singing a song around the house and always ends it with "thank you very much". Often I am expected to clap for her. I keep a notebook of the funny things my kids say, and the majority is from Lexie.
Brady- was born in October. He is the sweetest most calm baby. He loves riding in the car and will fall asleep instantly, which is nice since we're in the car a lot. Brady seems to smile at his mom the most but I'm around the most. He moved into the boys' room this month and is doing really well, only waking once in the middle of the night. It helps too that Blake never seems to hear him cry. Brady rarely cries, mostly because we're on a good schedule and he doesn't need to cry to be fed or put to bed. Brady also loves to cuddle and sometimes it kills me that I can't drop everything just to love on him. He is the perfect last baby for our family.
Monday, November 4, 2013
We are adjusting ok to having 4 kids, it just seems even more chaotic around here than normal. He is a calm and sweet baby. The kids all adore him and fight over who gets to hold him.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
It seems that a good amount of people in Albuquerque escape to Durango, CO a lot during the summer months. We had heard great things about this place for the past couple years so this year we decided to venture up there with the kids and see what it was all about. Joe had traveled quite a bit this last year so we used his hotel points to stay free for a couple of nights. Joe has been so busy at work he was only able to take a day and half off, but we were just happy to get to spend any amount of time with him.
We're glad we got to discover a little bit of this fun little mountain town. We look forward to going back when our kids are older and we could do more on the river.
Monday, July 22, 2013
The first time I used this the kids were incredibly impressed and ate their fair share of the pineapple. Before this instance, they never wanted to try one. So now I am buying a pineapple a week and we are all loving it!
So if you love pineapple, hate cutting pineapple or have a penchant for buying new kitchen gadgets, go look for this one. I bought mine at Target for 9.99 and bought one for my mother in law for her birthday off of Amazon, so they are pretty easy to find. You could even go more high class and get the stainless steal one (I hear the edges are cut cleaner, as if I care about that!).
Friday, June 7, 2013
Blake got out of school a couple weeks ago and we're trying to fill our days with fun things to keep summer fun. I love this little tradition I started last year and being able to see how much a year changes a kid. I get to start Kalli's favorites list this next year as she starts pre-school.
Last year's favorites:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
By the way, there were two other pregnant women running that day. One did a 10k and killed it! And another did a half marathon. I was completely impressed!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lexie celebrated her 2nd birthday last week. I tried to fit as much stuff that Lexie loves into the day. Luckily it was a short day for Blake so she got to spend a ton of time with the family. These pictures are out of order, but oh well.
We started the day out with her opening presents. She had quite a bit and by the end she kept asking us to open them for her. She got quite a few baby dolls and she was in heaven!
After nap time we went to the park for a while and then off to chick fil a to have dinner and play. We got lucky that Darren and Amy and their brood were able to join us. It was really fun! We then came home and had cake (it turned out ugly but boy was it good!). Although Lexie didn't even touch the cake, she's not a baked goods fan.
It was so fun to do all things Lexie. We sure love this little girl and are so happy she is part of our family.
Unfortunately Lexie caught a virus on Saturday and didn't stop throwing up until Tuesday. Luckily we think she is finally on the tail end of it, but it was quite nerve-wracking and scary (with an almost trip to the er for dehydration).
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Blake had 3 days off from school last week for parent teacher conferences and president's day so we had planned a fun weekend trip to Utah to visit grandma and grandpa Norby. We hadn't been up to Utah since June and that was the last time our kids took a road trip too. We tried to fit in as much fun stuff as we could in 4 days.
We ate at a couple places that I had been wanting to eat at. Kneaders is every bit as good as people say. I am still dreaming of my tomato soup from there and wish I would have made time to get soup from there one more time before we left. And a trip to Utah is never complete without a stop at In'N'Out. Joe and I also got to do a session at the Jordan River temple which was fun.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Right before New Years Blake lost his first tooth. He had been wriggling it for about a week and Joe and I couldn't take it anymore. Blake had been reading Ready Freddy Tooth Troubles and got the idea from the book to tie a string around his tooth and attach it to a doorknob. I thought that was pretty brave, especially on a first tooth. Although there were tears I'm pretty sure they were more because of the fear of the unknown, not that it hurt too much.