Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Birthday, Activity, Pictures, Etc, Etc.

Sarah recently turned 3 the day after thanksgiving. It was a long awaited day. Here is my poor, poor attempt at making a cake at my in-laws. It fell completely apart in the back so I tried to disguise it. It was Yummy though. I made the frosting with chocolate and powdered sugar and it was MMMMMMM. I am no cake decorator though.

Sarah didn't care what it looked like she just wanted to eat the frosting.

Blowing out the candles

Now she is going to stick her finger in it

Sarah didn't sleep so well the night before so she had a nap on her birthday. When she woke up I told her now she was 2 again, just to tease her since she has been so excited to turn 3. Now just about every day she asks me if she is still 3.....maybe I shouldn't have teased her?!
It turned out to be a fun day and she got what she asked for, Barbies!

We recently went to a nursing/rehab center to sing Christmas carols for our last of the year primary activity. It went pretty well, it was a good experience and I think the kids had fun.

We also took our Christmas card pictures and here are some of the attempts at getting a good picture. I will post the one we picked after I get them sent out.

This last one was my favorite (but not the one we picked), Daniel was telling us he was done and screaming. It was sooo funny.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Megan's glasses

I had a feeling Megan might need glasses for quite a while. I got glasses when I was in 4th grade and my eye sight is terrible. I showed the kids when I could see the oven clock clearly and I was pratically right on top of the oven. Megan couldn't see the clock clearly from in our family room so that was my first clue. So we took the kids in last weekend to have their eyes checked and sure enough......glasses are needed. So we got them a couple days ago and she loves them and she lookes adorable and now she can see!!!!

our big cat Winnie, she loves to sit like this and the kids think it is so funny!

and just a cute picture of little boy

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween & 29

The kids had a Halloween parade the day before Halloween and parties at school. They had lots of fun and we were able to go see it and went to both class rooms. That same night they went trick or treating in the COLD weather. The came back with only half full pumpkins but that was just fine. The next day, Halloween, we also went to the ward party where they got lots more.

Joseph in his school parade, He was a great Alien. As he was walking down the school halls he was reaching over and trying to scare the kids going the other way. What a boy!

Our cat, our princess, our cow, and our alien.

Megan with one of her best friends Alana.

Princess and our cow

"What's going on?!"

Eating cookies in Josephs classroom. Sarah wishes she was in kindergarten too.

just a cute picture of our bald bumbo boy! I took him yesterday and had his head shaved, now he just has a whole bunch of fuzz and looks soooo cute.

Sarah has taken to this being a princess quite well. She will even bow to us and she talks like a princess and is soooo adorable.

on another note, I turned 29 on Halloween, not much different yet, but WOW where has time gone that I am only a year away from 30. It seems like it wasn't that long ago I was 17 and getting married and starting a family!

I was looking at a wedding photo the other day and was thinking that I looked younger, just another reminder that I am. Weird!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall = Fun

We carved our pumpkins! I should say I carved our pumpkins this last monday. It was to "Grosssss" for the kids to help. We first carved Megan and Joseph's, Sarah was asleep. They were very excited. Sarah woke up from a late nap and of course wouldn't go to sleep so after we put the other kids to bed, Sarah and I stayed up late and carved hers.

That same day, earlier, we raked our leaves! This is the first time in the 5 1/2 years we have lived here that I felt we needed to rake leaves. And who can't resist taking pictures of babies in leaves and kids jumping in leaves. It was tons of fun!
(take a good look at Megan's long isn't so long anymore....)

"I love being outside!!"

Thursday, October 22, 2009


He really would have liked to suck on the stem, he went right for it

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Megan's birthday & baptism

Megan turned 8 on Saturday Oct. 10th. I can not believe she is 8 sometimes! She woke up to snow on the ground, I told her I didn't know she also asked for snow for her birthday. She had fun playing and seeing her grandma/pa Schow and opened some presents. She received her very own set of scriptures, a case for them, necklaces, a CTR ring, and scrapbooking items. She loved all of it.

At 3:00 it was time for her baptism. She was very nervous and excited about this. Mostly nervous about going under the water. Before the baptism people started showing up and sitting down and Megan was looking around frantically for Brent. I asked her why she was getting so upset and she told me "because it is time for my baptism and I can't find dad" I could she was getting really nervous. I hugged her for a few minutes and told her to take deep breathes and that we couldn't start her baptism without her dad. She smiled and seemed to calm down a bit. We are so proud of her in taking this first step in following Christ.

This picture was actually taken on sunday.

After her baptism she had a few friends over and lots of family. She received a big quilt shown here from her Grandma Schow and new Webkinz from Grandma Bean, Joseph& Sarah, and one from her best friend Alana, 2 of them were caterpillars. She loved both of them and so now she has twin caterpillars, Fuzzy and Pepper. She also received a beautiful snow globe from our neighbors who came to her baptism, with an angel inside that says Faith and sings a hymn. They also had it engraved with Megan's name and birthday and baptism date on it. We have Wonderful neighbors.

After her baptism at home

Just before her baptism

It was a great baptism and she had a wonderful, very memorable birthday. We were glad we could spend the day with family and friends. It seems like it wasn't that long ago Megan was a sweet little baby with lots of hair and a laid back personality. She has been an easy child from birth. She was always awake and alert wanting to see what was going on around her. To this day she is still a people watcher and seems quiet and shy, of course not like this at home! She is a GREAT big sister and always wants to do her best. We love her sooo sooo much and are soooo proud of who she is becoming!

Friday, October 9, 2009


My "little" girl Megan is turning 8 tomorrow and being baptized!!!! Where does the time go?!?!?!

(pictures of tomorrow to follow soon)

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Daniel sleeping

Daniel in his bumbo, we like to call him Bumbo boy when he is in it.

Watching the cat

Tummy time

Sarah with her friend Laney, having a snack at the park.

More sleeping

They all still love to hold Daniel

I love this one. He was smiling at Megan who was making noises at him and he Loved it!