Thursday, April 30, 2009

Claire's first big owies!

Claire got her first real bonk last night. Surprisingly, with all the crazy kids bouncing around here, it didn't happen earlier! She was in her high chair and the tray wasn't latched and she leaned forward and fell out of it. I won't say who put her in it....all I'll say is that I wasn't home when it happened! :) Jeff said she was pretty tough and only cried for a couple minutes.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I've been kind of a slacker lately with posting. We went to California and there was Easter...I have taken over 200 pictures since the last post, so it's kind of an overwhelming task!
We'll start with Easter weekend.

First on Friday night we went to Jeff's parents' house for an Easter Egg Hunt and to color eggs...

Grandma and Chloe

Uncle Jared and Aunt Kay
Caleb getting the egg!! Jeff's little bro Matt helped hide eggs, so some were a little tricky to find!

Then on Saturday we drove out to California! I hadn't been home since Thanksgiving time and I was so ready for it! We stayed for a week!

The drive was great. We made it in about 9 1/2 hours...which is really fast! We only stopped one time, in Battle Mountain, and the kids were really good!

The drive...

Jeff sleeping with his favorite stuffed Dora!
Jeff fell asleep and Chloe thought it would be funny if she put Dora on him to make it look like he was snuggling her while he slept!

Our favorite thing is when they all fall asleep at the same time! Dora looks freakishly awake!
Coloring eggs and getting my hair done Saturday night after we got there!
Me, Caleb, Chloe and Abbie

Easter Sunday...
The kids! I made their outfits (well not Caleb's whole outfit, just his tie!) I liked how they turned out!

Mom, me and Claire taken by Chloe

Claire was having a rough time!

Allyson, Ashlyn, Lindsey and me! I love taking silly pictures!

Grandma and Mom

All the kids! All 19 of them!

The kids rushing out the door to find the eggs!

trying to get a good family picture! Not always an easy task!

I had so much fun in California!! There were 39 people (19 kids) over for Easter dinner and I LOVED it! I miss being there seeing everyone all the time so I had a blast! It was a last minute decision to go and I'm SO glad we did! Thanks for everything mom and dad...we love you guys!

More pictures to come...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cameron Giles!

Congratulations Monica and Cody!! He is adorable!! Thanks for letting me come see him and snuggle him (and change him)...I loved it!

General Conference weekend...

Waching conference....

Super strong boy!

Jeff took the kids on a drive with his dad and brother in between sessions....

Matt, Grandpa, Caleb and Chloe

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Happy Anniversary!! We love you guys!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Here's what I was talking about...

I can't leave Claire in the family room at all anymore. She either finds a way out or scales the fireplace now. I'm having flashbacks of Caleb as a baby...not again (kidding)!
She has no fear and just climbs up the front of the fireplace. It would hurt so bad if she fell!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I had fun today...mostly with meals! For breakfast, I put red and blue food coloring in the eggs for Chloe and made PUPRLE eggs. I told to come eat breakfast, and that I made eggs that I got from a purple chicken. She was really grossed out at first (I don't blame her, they didn't look too appetizing), but then she thought it was funny and ate them. I forgot to take a picture!

I told Chloe I gave her POOP for lunch...really just a bag of Cocoa Puffs!

Then we had CUPCAKES for dinner....

The kids were so excited and thought it was cool that we got a cupcake for dinner. Caleb was seriously hilarious. He took one bite of the top and got a disgusted look and spit it out...and was kind of mad at me! LOVED it! Chloe thought it was funny and loved be expected. Chloe will try almost anything...Caleb won't eat anything.

Really it's a mini meatloaf (made with ground turkey) in a cupcake paper, with blue mashed potatoes on top for "frosting"!!

Then for dessert we had HAMBURGERS!!!

Don't they look delicious? And real? They're made with cookies for the buns (I used whole wheat flour to make them look even more real), brownie (made in a cupcake pan) for the burger, coconut colored GREEN for the lettuce, RED frosting for the ketchup and YELLOW frosting for the mustard. I know....really healthy!

Caleb totally didn't trust me at first....I don't know why!! His first reaction was total disappointment, frustration and on the verge of crying when he saw that we were having hamburgers for dessert (I had told them I had a really yummy special dessert for them)! He took a long time to start eating (he's super picky and would never touch a hamburger...or a mini meatloaf with mashed potatoes on top!) He made it all worth it with his reactions! Chloe was fun too because she thought it was really funny and loved everything!


Here's what's been going on....

Grammy, Ninnie, Cassidy and Abbie came to visit. We had lots of fun and made a huge snowman (but I need to get the pictures from Lindsey), and went to Chuck E Cheese

The babies Abbie and Caleb

Grammy and all the kiddies

Chloe lost ANOTHER tooth! Now she's got a big huge gap!

We went and saw Monsters vs. Aliens at the Scera theater. It was all XanGo employees and it was FREE!!!

They had a sundial and the kids thought it was pretty cool!

Claire is getting into more and more things...

The green paint fell out of the kids' art set...and of course, Claire found it for them!

She's such a little monkey lately. She has figured out how to push or pull the gate down and climbs over it and today she climbed up on and stood on the bottom edge of the fireplace holding onto the top (hard to explain)!