Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ho Ho Ho!!!

My brother and sister-in-law, Clint and Natasha, came to visit for Christmas! I love having company!! They sure were a big help keeping the kids entertained!

We sleep around the tree for Christmas Adam. This year our little living room was packed full!!

Grandma Beck gives us our annual Christmas jammies on Christmas Eve. I always look forward to this.
Santa found our house! How can you look at this picture and NOT feel blessed?

Taylor ran into the kids' rooms screaming, "Santa came! Wake up!!" The kids were all so out of it, and Taylor loved every minute of it!! Fun memory!!!
Enjoying our gifts! We get spoiled every year. This year was no exception.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!! This the what a good picture looks like these days. The other choice consisted of a silly face of Jackson and hardly seeing Kolbi.

Kolbi has realized she controls her hands, so here she is batting at her mobile... with a little help!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tis the Season

Here is what UPS delivered yesterday. My Mom wasn't joking when she said there were 3 big boxes coming!! Keep in mind that my brother and sister-in-law will be here for Christmas, making 8 people total. AND Grandmas tend to spoil! We love you, Mom! THANK YOU!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

I recently found Jack's old beanie, and apparently Fisher loves it. And of course, he had to wear his "soccaball" shirt today. Boy, I love this kid!!

Life is good!

This is MacCade with my boys. Him and his siblings come over to play on a weekly basis. This week when they came over, him and Jackson looked like twins. I thought it was funny! Gwen and I obviously have the same taste! We sure love the Brown family!!

I am officially potty training. UGH! Fisher was ready though. He'd tell me when he about to do his business. I'm trying to be optimistic about it. I didn't think Jackson was ready AT ALL when I decided to potty train him and he did surprisingly well. Fisher can talk a lot better than Jack did then and is more aware of what's happening. So wish me luck! Bring on the laundry, treats, wet wipes, and sanitizer!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sweet Kolbster

Kolbi is such a sweet baby! She loves to look at people and rewards you with the cutest smile! She really tries to talk and her "coo's" are so sweet!! She is chunking right up, and I love it! She started to sleep thru the night without waking up at all. And of course the day I tell Taylor that I think her sleeping this way is permanent, she starts to wake up in the night again! I could just still and talk to her all day; I can't get enough of her chubby face!!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day After Thanksgiving!

An annual Black Friday picture. This is while in line at Target. Yes, I go every year... and LOVE it. I dream about it. I'm honestly not sure why I am so excited for it every year. I hate crowds. I hate crazy people. I am never after a big ticket item; I go for the more affordable items! But still, I HAVE to go every year!! My body gives me no choice. These are some of Taylor's aunts and cousins. His sisters and Mom were fighting the bigger crowd over at Walmart. UGH!!!

Later that day, after naps, we set up Christmas. It was quite enjoyable even though Taylor missed out. (he was at work) He probably wouldn't say he "missed" it. He's kind of a scrooge when it comes to Christmas. Fisher got to do the star this year and loved it. I might be a little OCD and fixed the ornaments after the kids went to bed! I'm such a nerd!!

Thanksgiving was at the Beck's house this year. Lots of Dave's family was able to come over as well. It was excellent, as always! I wish it lasted for more than one meal; it is SO yummy!! I tend to take almost everything for granted. Our family has been blessed with another healthy and happy year!!

Here are the turkey carvers... they did an awesome job too.

Some of my wild in-laws. Oh, I sure love them all! They make me smile!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Here's what we've been up to lately...

Everyone is on the mend though. Some slight coughs still, but I'll take it.

With all the sickness, we've had plenty of movie marathons. It has been a really long week and a half!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Papa Rucker Fun!

Wow, I've been slacking lately on my blog. My Dad came to visit, I won't say how long ago. The kids loved playing games and riding bikes with Grandpa. It had been over a year since I'd seen my Dad; pretty pathetic, I know. So here are some pictures of my Dad's visit! We love you, Dad!!

The last week hasn't been much fun. Both kids stayed home from school all week with some nasty colds and coughs. Fisher also has a runny nose and has been fevering. Taylor came home on Wednesday not feeling well, and has been home sick since. I have no clue how I have managed to stay healthy. Kolbi has too. It's been a long week, to say the least. I'm just really hoping everyone is better by Thanksgiving; I really don't want to miss out on that!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Crazy kiddos!

This is what happens when a Mom is nursing. All the kids were coloring with markers and Fisher decided to give himself some "sleeves." Along with some facial hair... Taylor said he must be a Cowboys fan. Colts fans don't have sleeves!!

Isn't she an angel?! Oh, I can't get enough of her!! She slept thru the night for the first time last night!! She'd been waking up during the night at the exact same time and a book recommended that her internal clock was stuck; she was just waking up out of habit instead of from real hunger. It totally made sense, cause she wouldn't even eat much before falling back to sleep. So last night I gave her the binkie when she woke up, and sure enough she fell right back to sleep!! I am so excited to be in this phase!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kolbi's Blessing!

Today was Kolbi's blessing! It was a beautiful sunny day!! We were surrounded by lots of family and good friends. Taylor did an awesome job and I might have gotten a little teary eyed. It really makes me grateful for my family and for an awesome husband who is worthy to hold the priesthood. Kolbi looked like an angel in her white dress. Ohhh, I love her! She is so sweet and has gotten a LOT easier the last week. Not NEAR as fussy as she once was. It's so hard to pick pictures, so there is a little overload. But she is a beauty so it shouldn't be too bad!!