Friday, December 4, 2009
I asked Ethan to hold Piper while I finished making dinner - here is his idea of holding the baby. I had to chuckle - and grab the camera.
Here they are together. I do want it on the record though, that I packed cute outfits for Abby - really cute outfits that match. I put 4 outfits in her suitcase for a 2 day trip - somehow she ended up in this - a shirt that went with the warm outfit, capri's that went with the cool outfit and shoes that her dad bought. Oh well. . . . . As for Miles - I can't blame his dad since he dresses himself. I purposely did not pack any athletic shorts or pants - however, I let him pack a backpack to take (which I thought would be books and pokeman cards to do in the car) and evidently he snuck these shorts in. Another "Oh well . . . . ."
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Abby: "Mom, can you read me this story?" (As I am driving)
Me: "Just a sec."
Abby: "Mom, Jesus doesn't want you to say "Just a sec"."
Here is where I am going to insert some background information. With the boys being in school and bringing home words that I don't want Abby using (like hate, stupid, etc.) we have talked about words that Jesus doesn't like us using. Back to the conversation -
Me: "Jesus doesn't like me to say "Just a sec?""
Abby: "No, it is not nice to the kids when moms always say "Just a sec" - moms are supposed to help them before a sec."
Me: "Oh - OK"
It is sure hard to keep a straight face at times with this child - anyway, the converstation lasted the entire drive home, and I was able to then read her the story - thankfully the twins had fallen asleep on the way home. I have noticed that with new babies in the house, "Just a sec" is a phrase that I use often - so I will really have to work to take those words out of the vocabulary - but how do you argue with "Jesus doesn't want you to say that"?
Friday, October 30, 2009
This is a welcome back to law school bash - our second year. Miles, Tallie, Jocelyn, Trinity and Hallie
Ethan and Tallie are the same age in school - but they have never been the same size. When we started law school, Ethan was 8 months old, Tallie was 2 months old - Ethan is big for his age while Tallie is petite. Here they are in 2006.
Here they are in October 2009!
Here they are in October 2009!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Yep - Pokemon People. Looking around at the house now, I am wishing that I could have back the 2 hours I spent preparing the books. I could get a lot cleaned in 2 hours. Oh well - the kids were relatively quiet so I enjoyed Conference, which was one of my goals in doing the books - so therefore the books were a success - right?
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I had to get a picture of this - this is the same girl who loves to have her picture taken, it had to be really hard for her not to smile!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Miles and Ethan are playing a duet in a piano festival this weekend. My mom had a recital that we used for dress rehearsal. The boys have had a very hard time sitting on the same bench - I don't know that we will do duets again, so I had to post this in case it is a first and last. They played two songs, but I only got the last one. Here is my attempt at a video - sorry about the motion, I had a baby in my arm and didn't realize I was rocking back and forth.
The pictures never seem to turn out the way I have them in my head - but I guess when you have 5 kids in a picture, chances are that they are not all going to be looking (or happy for that matter).
Piper is on the left, Paige is on the right. My mom made both the dresses that the girls were wearing. Piper is wearing the dress that I wore when I was blessed, Abby also wore that dress. My mom made the other dress for my sister's girls to wear, so Paige is wearing the same dress that Lainey, Katie and Shawni wore.
My Grandma also drove over that morning with my aunt and uncle from Escalante. Here is a four generation photo - by the way, my Grandma is a twin herself, so these great-grandbabies are pretty special to her.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
I was impressed - he not only mixed the batter himself (measuring too), but he poured the batter and flipped the pancakes himself. He wouldn't let me help at all - in fact, when I suggested he go sit down and eat with the rest of the family - he refused and cooked the entire batch himself. Here's what it looked like!