Skip to main content

February - Pokemon Party


Our sweet Tyler Man turned 5 and requested a Pokemon birthday party.  We made Pikachu balloons, a pokeball piñata, and played pokemon bingo.  He and Alexa made the decorations for the door :).  Alexa got him a bunch of Legos (yay!) and his big present from us was a scooter.  We celebrated his birthday at Provo Beach resort playing cool arcade games.  He also practiced shaving now that he’s 5 ;).

Todd and Melissa flew out to bless baby Lily and it was so wonderful to see them!  We especially loved having them stay with us for a couple of days.  It was extra fun to have Dean here to play with the kids.


Melissa and I did a baby photo shoot and had way too much fun.  Look at those cute cousins!


Alexa lost two more teeth, she’s up to 6 gone!  She continues to be very brave and yank them out herself.  On the sixth (her other front tooth), Kyle asked if he could tell her a story and pull it out during the story.  She agreed, so he proceeded to tell her about a little mouse who was searching for food…and SNAP!  The mouse trap went off and the tooth came out.


Alexa and Tyler also made up a secrete handshake and it’s hilarious.  Thankfully I caught it on video.  Those crazies make me laugh. 



Liam gets chubbier every day and we love it!



And one more picture that just makes me happy and in love with my family--


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

stairs and a silly little girl....

I forgot to mention a few August updates in my last post, and have some more Alexa stories (as always)...First, Kyle (with the help of Uncle Paul and Todd--thank you!!) finished the stairs and they look awesome!!  He completely rebuilt them (ripped them down all the way to the drywall). Second, both Kyle and I were supposed to be in this work athletic competition in August, but I had to back out for obvious reasons.  Kyle still did the tennis and basketball tournaments and made me oh so proud.  He even got this funny little basketball trophy for taking third place.  The other tournaments that week included horseshoes, ping pong, foosball, golf, Wii dance, volleyball, and a triathlon. We went to Ikea for breakfast last Saturday (so delicious and cheap!) and bought Alexa a stuffed puppy while we were there.  She now takes it everywhere continuously saying "puppy, puppy, puppy!"  Speaking of the puppy, she even dragged it through toilet water last week.  Yes, you

December 2015 - Christmas in Indiana

Merry Christmas! We hit the road a couple of days after Granny's funeral to make the trek to Indiana for Christmas. The  kids did great the whole way.  I think it was harder on the adults!  We left at 4am and the first 8 hours were really bad due to wind and snow.  I-70 was closed unless you had chains and we were only a couple of hours in when we passed a sign saying I-80 was closed due to an avalanche warning.  Kyle screamed "Noooo!" and woke up the kids :).  We were so relieved to have Wyoming behind us!!  And we were very glad to have been driving an SUV with all-wheel-drive instead of our Toyota Matrix.  We got a new Mazda CX-9 only a week before the trip so that we can fit baby #3. We pounded out 14 hours the first day and then stopped for the night in Nebraska before continuing for another 10ish hours the next day.  The kids thought that sleeping in a hotel was amazing.  The weather on the drive home was clear and wonderful. although Tyler did poop h

Good news!

I'm excited to announce that we went to the doctor yesterday for another ultrasound and I now have all my privileges reinstated!! Tear is healed and baby looks good, so we are very grateful.  As promised, I took Alexa to the park to celebrate.  We went swinging and ran around looking for flowers (dandelions). She has to stop and touch every flower she finds :). She insisted that her puppy come along. Maybe because she's a lazy bum and wanted to use him as a pillow!! We didn't get any really good ultrasound pictures from the tech (I should have made special requests!), but we saw lots of baby!  This was the ultrasound (20 weeks) where they check every little thing developing - every section of the brain, spine, chambers of the heart, kidneys, diaphragm, fingers, toes, blood flow, placenta, cord, measurements of head and waist (baby is 4 days bigger than the due date), etc. etc.  It's so fascinating to see all of that already developed and so teeny tiny!!  Baby