More of November

 My kids are so silly! I love that they are such great friends and really love to play together all the time! Oliver is obsessed with his CC and loves to copy everything she does.
 I always wonder how this little man can eat so much all the time and then I remember that he doesn't stop moving. He will get running full speed through the house just laughing. Its so funny until he doesn't look where he is going and runs into a wall!

We had a huge snow storm a few weeks ago, we got about 2 and 1/2 feet up where we live. Lots of tree branches fell and there was plenty of snow to make a sweet snow forts. CC and Kreg had hours of fun working on their fort. Oliver lasted about as long as it took me to get him dressed in his snow clothes. The snow is gone now and it is back up in the high 50s. Its fun that the snow comes and goes here in UT instead of sticking from the first snow clear till may like MN!



  For thanksgiving weekend we headed up to Ogden. The kids and I went up wed and slept at my parents. That day we went over to the Treehouse museum with the Jackmans, the kids had so much fun crafting and participating in a little musical. As you can see Reagan was a Pig, Ashton the Grandpa and CC the Bear. Oli and Colten were in the audience and did their part as the choir. Colten was happy as a clam to not be up on stage. Oli was a little sad to be left out of the action. Its funny to see their different personalities. for the most part there is a lot of competing for attention and to be the start of the show!

 Oli was bummed to not be part of the show so he decided rather than sit by me he would go back a row and hang dog about it ha ha. He really did love watching though.
 Thanksgiving day was nice and low key. Kreg came up to Ogden around noon after he played in the turkey bowl in our ward. We spent the morning cooking and baking and doing little crafts with the kids.  After we ate the delicious dinner the Jackmans came over for pie. the kids played games and sports in the hall and then to have some quieter time we out on toy story and they all laid in Gram's big bed. we love living so close to family and miss the ones we arent as close to everyday! We are hoping to head to CA after Christmas (if I am feeling up to the trip and the DR oks it). It will be so fun to get together with the Wagners and finally meet baby Owen!
At the end of the night Papa and Kreg went to a movie and the kids, gram and I were tuckered out so the kids made a bed on the coffee table and watched a movie!


We love Crafting

Pregnancy update

Sadly there are no pictures to this post because blogger is pulling some scheme and telling everyone they have run out of space so they can charge them. LAME.

Anyway I felt like I should update on the pregnancy so far (29 weeks) even though not a whole lot has changed other than my getting bigger and bigger! I feel like I am bigger with this pregnancy than any other. We all know how depressing that is so I won't go into details about how I feel about getting so large. Over all this pregnancy has just been HARD. I really hate to complain when I am doing something that can be so selfless, you know loaning my body out for another human being and spirit of our Heavenly Fathers but even if it is miraculous work it can be no fun! I have felt really unhealthy this pregnancy, in the sense that I have been sick for pretty much all of it. first it was the morning sickness that lasted 25 weeks, then the nasty cough and cold I have had for the last 3 months. The cough just wont go away and I know its because of the extra congestion due to pregnancy but still so annoying. In the mean time I keep getting flu bugs here and there. I think my immunity is just down and doesnt have a chance to catch back up. I am already so uncomfortable. This little girl is a mover, I never had problems sleeping with the others like I am with her, It takes me forever to get comfy enough to fall asleep and then when I do I get woken up by little hands and feet. I never got woken up from baby movement with the others. She really moves all day long. But she can enjoy it now because in the next 2 months she is going to run out of room and be stuck.

 Don't get me wrong I love the idea of what I am doing for this baby and I love her so much already, I am just more anxious to love her from outside of my body than I ever have before. I am worried that my pregnancies will just be harder with each one since that seems to be the way its going so we may only end up with 4 kids, if I can be convinced to try this one more time ;)

We haven't figured out her name yet which is so hard for me but I have just decided we better just wait till we see her and then feel what is right. 


Oli is 2 and 1/2

This little man never ceases to melt my heart! He is so cute and funny and the best cuddle buddy!
Things he is LOVING:
~Cars and play doh. He will play for hours with both of these things. He also really loves his trains when they are set up.
~He loves to lay in bed with me in the afternoons and read, read, read
~He is learning his letters and numbers by osmosis through CC. Since she is always practicing her reading and math he is picking up on things all the time. He counted to 26 the other day in the car, just when he was chatting with himself.
~Singing, just like his sister he knows most of the songs on the radio and lots of Primary songs.
~Dancing, running, and just being active. He's a boy so that explains that! He is super coordinated and loves sports just like his Dad. He usually always has a ball with him
~ He likes to help with chores around the house but his attention span for it is only a few min.
~ He is a social little guy, he is always talking to people in the store, yelling hi to anyone he sees in our neighborhood, and begs to go to friends houses all the time! He is not shy!
~EAT, this tiny boy can eat! He will chose eating or food over most any activity. at parties he is always the last child down from the table because he has to finish his food and everyone Else's!
~Still is a water baby, loves his baths and swimming.
~Doing everything himself. and if you don't let him do it he will cry about it for a good 10-15 min. Even if you take him out of the situation he will be upset about not getting to...climb out of the car himself, put his clothes on himself, close the dishwasher himself etc. Its never the same thing its just whatever he does or doesn't want to do at the moment. 
~His best friend Cecily! These two still get along so well, they fight once in a blue moon but for the most part they are so loving and sweet to each other!
~Holding still for any amount of time. Yes sacrament meeting is a blast.
I can't think of anything else. he has always been such a happy, easygoing child. There isn't a whole lot that makes him upset. 

He is so sweet about the baby in my belly. He always talks to her and kisses my belly. I am so excited to see how he interacts with her!


Pumpkin Carving

We kept forgetting to carve our pumpkins before Halloween, so it happened a few days after. We were all sick and at home, the weather was great and the neighbors were blasting some Reggae music so we decided what better time to go out and pretend we were basking in the sun in Jamaica and carve our pumpkins. I didn't get pictures of the finished products. I forgot to take pics of that but I did get pics of our cute kids loving their pumpkin life! CC's pumpkin was the Barbie profile like this

So cute and so CC! Oli did his a simple face and then "OLI" carved on the other side. They both worked on theirs be themselves.