Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Fun

So I wanted to get a family picture so that I could finally get my Christmas cards out, well o.k. as of now they will probably be New Year's cards. My mom and dad's fireplace is really pretty and all decked out for Christmas so we decided to do it there. Our family one's turned out ok. We attempted one time to take a picture of the just the kids and as you can see it didn't turn out so good. Gus was finished with having his picture done and Raegan was telling us how hot she was by the fireplace and she basically refused to sit down next to it any longer. Oh-well, we will try again another day. We had some fun taking pics of my sister's twins and Gus in their "baby's first Christmas" PJs. Gus was a crack-up. He was basically emotionless as the chaos of trying to get them all to smile and to look at the same camera was going on around him. The face that you see in the pics was the same face he had for the entire photo shoot. It was hilarious. At one point he and Kelsie were holding hands...too precious! Then she got curious and reached for his face and then his little lip turned down and the tears started flowing. It was all still so cute. Anyways, it has been a great holiday so far. We have eaten enough to feed a small country and we have spent alot of time together. Tomorrow we are having our Christmas here which I am so excited about. The girls will be so cute!! Then we will go up to Mom and Dad's to open presents there and then we are going sledding and cross country skiing. Then having a prime rib dinner. Should be a fun and busy day!! My sister will be leaving around the 28th then it is time to head to Denver for some more family fun! Merry Christmas everyone!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The not so forgotten party pics!

So I bought little princess crowns for the girls. But mom, dad and Annie got a hold of them. I took the picture of dad when he totally wasn't expecting it and he wanted me to delete it so I had to get it on here before he made me delete it! Also, the one with dad and Gus was so cute. Gus was laughing at his Grandpa.

Raegan is 2!!!

Yesterday was our little Raegan's 2nd birthday. It was a great day. I made her the Ariel cake, and when I showed it to her she said "Wow Ariel!" It was so cute. Then we let her open a couple of her presents after breakfast...a purple barbie mermaid, some new princess shoes and a new outfit. Peyton was hilarious. The present from Peyton was the purple mermaid and she has known about it for a few weeks now. I told her that we can't tell Raegan what her gift is and it has been killing Peyton to not tell her and she has kept it a secret this whole time. Yesterday when Raegan was opening the mermaid and before she could even see what it was Peyton yelled out "It's a purple mermaid!" It was so funny, it was like she just couldn't keep it in any longer. After she opened her presents, she got a bath and went to Grandma and Grandpa's house to help decorate the tree. She had a great time with this, then she came home and took a good nap. After she woke up, everyone was here including grandma and grandpa, Aunt Annie and fam, and Pat. She opened the rest of her presents which included a new castle from mommy and daddy, a princess and the frog dress, a princess and the frog doll, a coloring book, and a baby Ariel doll. So needless to say she was a little spoiled. She was so cute though. Then we had some dinner and then did the cake. She was so cute eating her cake. As you can see it has a lot of red frosting so it made quite the mess! After we all had cake we went back to grandma and grandpa's to watch a movie. It was an awesome day and she was so cute. I just can't believe that she is already two. It seems like yesterday she was born. Time goes way to fast with kids!

Cute Kids

Just some updated pictures. This process was supposed to take me only a few minutes, but it has turned into about an hour because I have had to tend to crabby Gus and now Raegan has decided she needs to sit with me...anyways, this Christmas break has just started and is already going way to fast. We have two weeks of doing nothing but family which is awesome, but at the end of the two weeks I go back to work:( I thought that I would be a little more anxious than I am to go back, but I actually enjoyed being home. It took me a while to get used to it and get into a good routine, and there were times I was thinking that I could never be a stay at home mom, but then I found myself really enjoying the time home and the time with my kids. That is time that is irreplacable. The good thing is that I am only going back part-time. So I will be gone in the morning, but will be with my kids the rest of the day. As far as Christmas goes, my sister from Wyoming is leaving today and will hopefully beat the snow storm that is supposed to hit and will be getting here late tonight or tomorrow. Mom and dad are getting a little settled in thier new house just in time for the holidays. We will be going to see Kirk's family around New Year's which will be awesome because we haven't been together in such a long time and they will finally get to meet our little man and we will get to meet our newest addition to the family, baby Emry who was born last week. Babies everywhere!! Anyways-tons of stuff to do today so I better be going!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Even More Pictures!!

Picture Update

So I can't believe that it has been a month since I have updated. I was thinking in my mind that it had only been a couple of weeks. Holy Cow, time is flying so fast! The kids and I went to Wyoming a couple of weeks ago to help mom and dad get moved. It was a fun trip and we were able to go visit Grandma Chicken as well. We were lucky to have good roads all the way so that was nice. The kids did pretty good, and I think Kirk liked being a bachelor for only a night or so then he was ready for his family to come back. Which is a good thing:) We were gone for a week and we were ready to be home. Anyways, not much else is new here, just going on day by day. We had thanksgiving at my sister's house which was nice and then we just had a pretty lazy weekend. Kirk and I did get to go on a date tonight which was awesome. My sister watched the kids and we went to a movie. We really need to do that more often:) Well I have a lot of pictures to share so here they are!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

I can't believe it is that time of year already. Here are the kids in their halloween costumes. Yesterday was a carnival at the highschool for the kids and we dressed them up and took them for a fun filled evening. They had activities such as face painting, a cake walk, pumpkin bowling, cookie decorating and a couple of other fun things for them to do. They had alot of fun. Tonight we will go trick or treating downtown at the businesses if it is not too cold. Peyton won the best girls costume lastnight...I think it was the hair! It was so funny, people didn't recognize her with all of that hair. I will post more pics after we go trick or treating.
Also, I took the little man to the doctor yesterday for his 2 month check up and he weighed in at 13.5 lbs and is 24 1/2 inches long. He is a big boy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2 months

Yesterday our little man turned 2 months. It has gone so fast. I guess he has decided he is a big boy now because he almost slept through the night lastnight. Yeah for me! I actually had to go wake him up to feed him at 4:30 am because I thought I was going to explode. These pictures I took yesterday when he was visiting and smiling at daddy. So cute!!

Carving pumpkins

Halloween already, I can't believe it. Time flies I tell you what! The girls were so funny about helping with the pumpkins. They were a little prissy about getting their hands dirty. It took some convincing but we got both of them to dig into the gooey stuff. For halloween this year Peyton is going to be Ariel the mermaid, I found her a really cute costume and a long red hair wig. It will be hilarious. Raegan is going to be a zebra I think. Peyton was a zebra when she was Raegan's age and it was so cute. And little man is going to be a football. I found the cutest football bunting. We are going to go trick or treating downtown on Friday and then maybe a little around the neighborhood on Saturday. I will be sure to post pics of them in their costumes.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

2 more

Just two more pictures that I wanted to add. These were from today when he was hanging out with daddy.

Just for Grandma and First Smiles


A picture update just for Grandma. I know I probably don't update enough for our grandma's. Anyways, we are all finally healthy...(knock on wood). We just finished our break week and it of course went way too fast. Back to chaos tomorrow. Kirk starts back to school and Peyton as well. My parents finally sold their house last week so the kids and I will be traveling home to help them pack up. Hope to see all of you while we are there!! Well I hope you enjoy the new pics. Our little man is changing so much everyday. He will be 8 weeks on Wed. and we can't believe how fast time has gone. The girls are getting cuter everyday and Raegan is talking more and more. She is so funny with the things that she says. Peyton is 4 going on 16 and has more attitude everyday. Sometimes it is funny and at other times its not so funny:) Anyways, I better be going and get kids to bed.

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Pics

Our little man
Daddy and his little man
Peyton on her noble steed playing the shooting game
Aren't they so cute!!
Baby boy and the blanket from Aunt Hannah

Hello everyone-

New pics to is hectic with 3....especially when they are sick. Last week we had the stomach flu go through each one of the kids. It has seemed to stick around with Raegan a little longer than we would like, but she seems to be getting much better. She has had the runs for a week now and we actually took her to the ER yesterday because of blood in her stools. They are running some tests on her poop and we should hopefully be getting some results within the next couple of days. I'm sure all of you wanted to know that:) Anyways, I am getting ready to go back to work in a couple of weeks. I don't know that I am really ready as I still feel that our routine is a work in progress. We are getting there but when I go back to work it is going to make things way more hectic. We are enjoying the craziness of our lives and we know that it is going to go by quickly as the kids grow so fast. Well, I better get going and get kids ready for bed. Enjoy the pics!