Thursday, January 29, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Yummy ice cream!
Painting and coloring is one of their favorite activities.
Baking with Mom.
Trains and Guess Who game at the same time! He's a mulit-tasker...
Playing under the stairs.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Yes, I am getting HUGE! I'm now 27 weeks, today. I'm feeling like I should be somewhere in my 30's though, with how large I am! I'm not just feeling big in the tummy, but everywhere. It's starting to show in my whole body, fat that is. I guess that's just how it goes though! Well, this picture was actually taken yesterday on my way out to go see and listen to our General Relief Society President, Sister Beck. She was speaking in Seattle, just about a 20 minute drive, at a stake center downtown. It was awesome!!! I'm so glad I went. She was so inspirational for us LDS women. She helped me realize things about myself and helped me put myself in check. She has so much LOVE for us and it shows. She spoke for almost 2 hours! It was wonderful! My favorite part was her talking about mothers. She related to us mothers in the scriptures and what an example they are to us. She talked about having children and how if we CAN have kids we should. Sister Beck said it is our job, if possible, is to have children and it's the job of those who cannot, for whatever reason, to be there to help and support us. I never thought of it that way. She also spoke about women that she's met throughout the world and what their "stories" were in life. Everyone has a story. It was fun to hear others' stories. She also wanted us to feel special again, like we did when we were 3 years old, comparing us to her little 3 year old granddaughters. As we grow older we seem to lose that feeling of being special, like a little girl feels. She spoke on many other things, I could go on and on. It was fun to get to know her. Meeting in a more intimate setting made it easier to do that. She spoke to us as if she'd known us forever. She talked about her family and even had her husband bear his testimony to us. It was a wonderful evening followed by some yummy dinner with some friends. What a night!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
This is BEFORE I got things organized. I just threw all the toys in the room... And this isn't even all of them. There's another pile on the other side of the room.
Here's after I went through everything. Much better!
Other end of the room
And my life saver! This unit is really great!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Our poor kids!
Our winter wonderland! This is what we got to look at while opening presents by our tree. So pretty!
Our Christmas Day turned out a little different than planned, but still was wonderful. We woke up early to open our presents that Santa had brought us. Jeremy and I lacked in the gift department this year for eachother. With all the craziness of my kidney stone issues, neither of us ever made it out shopping to get eachother anything! Jer got some baseball cards from a friend who owns a local card shop, but that was all at our house. We plan on getting out soon to get eachother our gifts. Anyway, the kids had a blast opening all of their gifts. Neither of them got a "big" gift but lots of smaller ones were great!
After we opened gifts we got ready to head to Grandpa and Grandma Klein's house. Of course, they went all out like always. The kids had tons to open and loved every minute of it. Us big kids had fun too, getting lots of great things. Thanks for everything!!!
After a while at their house, we were supposed to head out to my dad's house, but it had been snowing so hard all morning, by the time it was time to go it was pretty bad out on the roads. And to top it off, we lost a chain somewhere along the way. We actually found it later, by Jer's parent's house, but didn't know it at the time. SO, we ended up just going home. Sad, but it was a beautiful white christmas!!!
That night we were also supposed to have my mom and her husband, Stephen, over for dinner, but again, because of the snow they couldn't come. I had a nice meal planned with lots of food, but I decided that we had to have a Christmas dinner regardless, so I made it anyway and it was delicious!
The day was a little different, being at home most of the day. Usually we're off with family all day long, but the snow was coming down pretty good and we decided to just take it easy at home. It was nice to have that time though. The kids actually got to play with all their toys instead of waiting around until night or the next day. We ended up making a trip out to Jer's Grandma's house eventually a couple days later where the kids got lots more gifts. We also made it to my mom's and dad's house eventually. Our kids sure are spoiled! It's great to have so much family around though.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
Presents! We went from zero under the tree to this, so it was a shock for the kids. It's not really that much!
Parker found the basketball hoop!
Sam is totally into "artsy" stuff, so she was really happy about this one!
Jer's one and only gift under our tree. Sad! I opened a gift that Sam made us of her hand print.
Parker opening his "Thomas the Train" DVD's. He loves trains!
Grandpa and Grandma Klein's house... Going there made up for Jer and my lack of gifts. And the kids made off VERY well too!
Samantha and her new Barbie pool. Just what she asked for :)
Jessica playing with Parker. She's such a fun aunt!