Thursday, January 31, 2008

People

There are people in this world that will change our lives so much that we won't ever be the same again. There are those who remind us how to act, how to be. There are people who only do small things, but those things were want you needed at that very moment. There are those who will help us along the way and there are those who when they leave us we will never forget!!!


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Snacks

Snacks keep me sane around here. After the girls have their 'nap' they aren't the best behaved little girls (especially with Zoey here). To keep them in check for a little bit all I have to do is pull out a snack and it gives me a few minutes to compose myself. Here are a couple pics of snack time...


My Little Ballerinas




Shai got the girls the tutu's. They don't wear them very often, but when they do, they look so cute. I love it when they dance around and are crazy! Too bad Zoey didn't have one that day. I think she was a bit jealous that she didn't get to wear one. Her birthday is coming up. Maybe if she is a good girl she will get one.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Babies...

So we end up at the doctor office yesterday for about an hour and a half. The wait was forever long and then it took us awhile in the room. In the waiting room the girls just read books and ate all of Jenna's skittles. We finally get called back and they take us to a room that we haven't been to before, so the girls aren't as nervous as other times. There is a window in the room, so the girls have a blast looking out at the falling snow and watching the cars in the parking lot. The nurse comes in and takes my blood and the girls just look at me and think of how glad they are that it is me in the chair and not them (although they will have to go get shots the beginning of February). Then the doctor comes in and looks at Hawley's ears and tells us that they are looking tons better (she had a really bad ear infection about 10 days ago). After we get all our questions answered, Jenna takes the girls back to her house to play.

Then the fun starts.

The wonderful exam for pregnant women. First, he gets out his cool little ultrasound machine, which is the size of a portable DVD player and we check out the baby and the little heart beat. When we see the baby, Dan and I both say "Are you sure there is only one?" The doctor looks around and sure enough, there is only one this time. After he cleans up my belly, he looks at Dan and says "I laugh when guys complain about their exams, when look what the women have to go through" and we all just laugh. When the whole thing is over, I go pee in a cup and we leave.

As we are leaving to go get the girls we are talking about having another little one around and we think of how different EVERYTHING is going to be. Things have changed since we had the girls: We got different insurance, we have a new doctor, which means we will have to go to a different hospital. We will now have to buy a new car. Then I think of how different/easy it will be with just the one baby: not as much formula, not as many bottles, not quite so many diapers, not as much laundry, etc... Then I think of how it is going to have two big sisters to help take care of it (help me now)!!

We are completely excited for this little new addition to our family, but we still have awhile to go--July 25th. I'm sure it will fly by fast and as it does things will become more real. Right now I just eat a ton and hope I don't throw up!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fun with the cousins

This is what my every other Wednesday mornings are like...


Having fun from Tiffany on Vimeo.

The older one and the one with the tutu on are Meghan and Ainsley. The one with the overalls is Zoey. They do have a lot of fun when they all get together.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Good Days!!!






Today has been a good day. We haven't really done anything, but it is just one of those days. Jenna got the girls these cute dresses for their birthdays which they love. I hope that you are all having as just a good of a day.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Scarlett & Hawley's 2nd Birthday!!!

Saturday was the girls' 2nd birthday. Dan cooked the cakes and both him and Sarah decorated the turtles (I have been sick all weekend). When everyone showed up, we ate some lunch and then we sang, opened presents, and ate some cake and icecream.







Dan and I got the girls big girl beds. They look so tiny in them. We actually could have gotten one and they both would have fit in it for awhile. :) They are so cute though. Last night we put them down for bed and when we checked on them before we went to bed, they had gotten in the same bed and were sleeping next to each other. We also got them a little table and chairs. They sit in them all the time.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Coloring and Reading

We had a fun time coloring animals and our hands the other day

Whenever Zoey comes over, the cushions to the couch always come off and we either sit or lay down and read books.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Our 2007 Christmas Vacation

The Saturday before Christmas we made a quick trip to Las Vegas to visit some of Dan's family. We stayed until Monday afternoon and then went up to Delta until the 26th. On Sunday Quinan got sick and was throwing up all day. So the girls didn't really get to play with him much, but they still had fun. It was good to see everyone, even if it was for a very short time. Ropers--Thanks for letting us stay with you guys!
We stopped in St. George to visit my Grammy. It was so good to see her and My Aunt and Uncle. The girls had a blast riding Aunt Pam's scooter. They fought over whose turn it was and then so Aunt Pam just started to give them rides together. They cried when we had to leave. I love them all so much and am very grateful for them.
About 30 minutes outside of Delta we hit a snowstorm and so it took us a little longer to get home, but we made it safe and sound. I felt bad for Ryan and Ali. It took them 3 hours to get there, when it should only take 1 1/2 hrs. As soon as everyone was together, Papa read the Bible story and then we opened Christmas Eve presents. I forgot to get the girls some PJ's, but I had got them robes and slippers. So they wore the PJ's that they got last year. They fit them tons better this year even though they are 12-18 mo pajamas.




Christmas Day was good, but very very long. We woke up and had breakfast and then we opened presents. After all that, there was the fighting and yelling and not sharing. Image 4 kids under the age of 2 trying to play with everything with no naps. You can imagine how that was! We watched a movie, ate some dinner, played a game, had dessert and then everyone started to take off. We left the following afternoon.



It was a great Christmas this year and I am so grateful to live close to family to share these memories with. Dan--thank you for all the things you got me. You are an awesome husband!