Growing up

 CC learned how to ride a two wheeler recently! She is still figuring out the stopping part but she is so proud of herself for learning such a big kid thing! She also figured out whistling and is learning to tie her shoes. She is so excited about all her new milestones!

                                                       Look how happy she is!
                         That night she went on a super great date with Dad at chucky cheese!
 We have had some warm days, Oli has really enjoyed his time out on the deck. This day above I was CC and I were doing our nails outside, he wanted to do his too.

 He is obsessed with shooting baskets All. The. Time! He says "shoot it Mom" he'll do it until he can't resist the urge to throw the balls over the side of the deck.
                       Eating lunch on the deck, while he waits for CC to get home from school.
CC and I had a date too. We went to sushi, antique shopping and to the Chipmunk movie! It was a fabulous date!! I could not get her to look at the camera with her eyes ha ha not sure what she was so focused on?


St Patty's Day '12

 Mr Leprechaun came the night before St Patty's day and made a huge mess in our house! He left trails of green grass and gold nuggets every where. He peed green in the toilet, turned our milk green, turned around and over furniture, stole our shoes and made a mess in them, he even drew a little rainbow note with clues to all of his tricks. 

 CC was playing on her calculator (texting and doing number stuff)

I ended up getting the flu in the middle of the night so Kreg was stuck cleaning up the Leprechauns mess. Oli had a cough so we all stayed home from church, Kreg did a great job entertaining the kids and taking care of me. The kids loved wearing green clothes (CC changed her clothe like 5 times that day) they laid on the deck and stared at the clouds, they loved imagining all of the different shapes the clouds made.


Oliver's surgery

 Oliver had a sty on his eyelid, it got pretty big and wasn't very attractive, we tried since October to get rid of it without surgery but alas the surgery was needed. If it were an adult the DR could have just sniped it off in the office but since Oli is so little they couldn't take the risk of him moving and getting an eye injury so they had to put him to sleep for the procedure.

He kept pretending to take drinks!
                                                   Loved the snaps on his PJ shirt.
 Oli on the car ride over to the hospital, early in the morning. He was pretty happy considering he couldn't have breakfast or anything to drink. He does look cute sporting Kreg's BYU jacket from when Kreg was Oli's age.

 He had fun playing with the toys in the waiting room. I love his new "Cheese" face!
Oli in his hospital PJs, ready for surgery! Soon after this picture he started to get fussy, he kept saying c'mon Mom lets go, and was leading me to the door out. He asked for drinks a lot, I felt so bad having to say no. When the Child life specialist came to talk to us about how the anesthesia would work, he wanted nothing to do with her. He kept telling her no and getting upset. I started to worry that when it came time to put the gas mask on he would freak out. We went into the prep room, the lights were dim and there was twinkle lights on the ceiling. He thought that was cool, he sat on my lap and they put the mask on and quickly started blowing bubbles. It took him about 5 seconds to fall asleep. It was hard for me to watch his little body go limp as they laid him on the operating table. The surgery was quick and uneventful! It took him longer to wake up than usual because he was so tired from his rough night before (did I mention he was up the night before from 12-4 am for NO reason. He was happy, but awake. Kreg and I took turns going in his room trying to get him to go back to bed, I laid with him on the couch and Kreg rocked him and he finally fell asleep.He kept saying Mom, Mom, come here on the monitor. ha ha He wanted water but couldn't have it, so I think that made it hard for him to relax and go back to bed.) Once he was awake the nurse came to get me to be with him again, it was the longest 40 min of my life. I couldn't wait to hold my baby. A nurse was holding him when I got to his room, he had his head on her shoulder, when he saw me he Yelled MOM! It made me so happy! He was really lethargic for the first little bit, he drank two juice boxes and had some graham crackers, once he came to life a little more we were able to go home. he was so happy to see CC. He did great with it all, he took a 3 hour nap that afternoon and played like normal. His eye looks great and has healed wonderfully!


 Gram sent all the party supplies, the kids loved celebrating! We blew out candles and re lit them many times, taking turns blowing them out!

I had a great birthday this year! I spent the week celebrating, and on the day I worked in the morning, went to lunch with my CC girl, shopping with my cute family and then the Temple and dessert with my girl friends! Thank you everyone for the gifts, messages, and all you did to make my day so special!!