Thursday, January 31, 2013

Today was the 100th day of school and the first graders were invited to dress up like a 100 year old.  Thanks to Grandma T having this awesome costume, Emma was the cutest 100 yr old ever!  She was so excited to show off her outfit and spent most of the morning talking in an old women's voice.  It was very funny!

Little Sickie

Dallin has the third ear infection of his (so far) short life.  he has had a really bad cold and when i finally took him to the doctor he put him on a pretty strong antibiotic and sent him to the hospital to get bronchial suctioning and to check for Rsv.  poor little guy, we find out tomorrow what the lab says.  tonight i will pray for his sleep... we both could use it.  look at his sweet face, he is so nice, even when he doesn't feel good.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

We are having some serious snow fall yesterday and today.  Tuesday we got about 15 inches and Wednesday morning we got about 4-6 inches.  We can not keep our driveway clear at all!  The best news thigh us that the last few snowfalls have been fluffy "sledding" snow, but today is a little more we and us packing better, making it "snowman" snow... the kids are going to be so excited when they get home from school.  The pictures are of Harry right before he went out to play on the snow and Carson to show the snow line is at his knees. 

Coupon Day

I like to coupon.  I have done it of and on for a few years.  Here was this Tuesdays transaction (I covered the total so nobody judges me for my shopping).  :)  These were the bags that were left after putting away all the freezer and refrigerator food.  lots of loot!

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Jared's great aunt Carol Jean always has the best grapefruit at their Christmas breakfast, hers are my favorite.  She is actually the reason I started liking them, and now I crave them!  It's perfect because they are FREE on weight watchers, the little things are really exciting sometimes!  :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

My Girls

Since Loralee moved out of the neighborhood it had been a big change to have to schedule hang outs instead of just walking across the street anytime we wanted to hang out.  So in efforts to still get some hang out time we initiated "lunch bunch".  we let the kids play and we get to visit like old times and enjoy a yummy meal.   i love these girls, i am truly lucky to have such amazing best friends.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Yesterday in Carson's karate class they had a sparring day.  Each kid is matched up and they try to get points by (lightly) hitting the other on the padded areas.  I was very nervous, but Carson thought it was awesome.  He was matched up with a kid bigger then him (maybe 7 or 8) and he still managed to get a point off of him!  He is having a great time in his class and is learning quickly. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dinner Guests

Tonight we had Grandma T, Big Grandpa and Uncle Tyson over for dinner.  The kids pretty much attacked them from the time they arrived until they left.  They were excited to play, wrestle, box and perform.  After dinner the kids put on a dance show for our "entertainment", they were hysterical.  We enjoyed our visitors and the kids enjoyed their spotlight time. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thanksgiving Point Adventure

Today we went to the Dino Museum with Cammie, Logan and Trevor.  The boys had lots of fun running around and playing in the sand pits.  We haven't been in a while, so the kids had a renewed excitement for everything, it was a lot of fun.  Thanks for the invite Cammie!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Itty Bitty Baseball

This week at Itty Bitty ball it was T ball! Harry has a good swing and a great pitching arm, he is making his Daddy proud! it's awesome to watch!  It is also nice because while he is playing I can go run the track with Dallin.  The ultimate multitask!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Karate Kid

For Carson's 5th birthday we did a karate party and one of his gifts was karate lessons.  So this month we signed him up for a class at the American Fork Rec Center.  He is learning all the punches and kicks and loves to practice at home.  Today he passed his first of 4 tests to be eligible for the yellow belt.  He was very proud.  My favorite is his meditation stance. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Our Little Gymnast

Emma and her cute friend Annie recently started gymnastics at the American Fork Rec Center.  I am not sure I will plan any trips to the Olympics, but they are super cute and they love the class!  They are quickly learning cart-wheels, hand stands and today they started on the bars.  How fun!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Date night

This last Friday night Jared and I went out for a very simple but super fun date night.  We are trying to find date night activities that aren't just eating out.  The new year brought resolutions that involve more activity and less eating out. :) The Orem Rec center has a shooting range, so we thought we would try out a recent purchase (9mm) and go shooting.   Sherrie and Tim joined us and it was a blast - literally!  Afterwards we all got in work out close and took advantage of the Rec.  Tim has run a few half marathons before and so he, Sherrie and I ran the track so he could give me some running coaching.  Jared is not into running so he grabbed a bike and did his thing.  It was a fun, active, refreshing date night.  To top of the fun, I am actually a pretty good shot!  That bullseye was on my very first round! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Carson's Eye Appt

At Carson's 5 year old check up he had a little trouble with the eye exam and our pediatrician suggested we see a pediatric ophthalmologist.  So today we went to his first eye appointment.  The doctor checked his eyes, dilated them and checked again, we looked at a lot of fun frames and had an okay time.  The doctor wants to see him back in a week to do a few more tests, I will update the blog when I find out what the outcome is.  But today we at least left the office with these fun glasses to help him while his eyes are dilated.  :)  he even shared them with Dallin.  :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Itty Bitty Ball

The AF Rec center has this great program that all of the kids have participated in at one point or another. Today Harrison started Itty Bitty Ball!  The first sport was basketball and boy did he love it!  They taught them how to dribble, shoot and pass. Then at the end they broke into teams and played a game. It was so much fun to watch!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tummy Time

Dallin is practicing his tummy time, we try to do four minutes in the morning, four minutes in the afternoon and four minutes in the night.  Usually by minute three he is over it. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Recycle Day

We are recyclers!  I do not like throwing away anything that can go in the recycling bin.  After this Christmas we had so many cardboard boxes and paper, I filled up mine and 3 of my neighbors blue recycling bins, it was great to see it all go!  It's funny because I could go a few weeks between the trash man picking up, but I need the recycler every time he comes!  Obviously even more some weeks.  Makes me happy to be nice to the earth.  :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Meeting the Teachers

It's a new year and new primary teachers! Today is the meet and greet at church, when the kids get to go to church and meet their new teachers!  The most exciting part is that now Harrison is in primary yippee! These pictures are great summaries of each of the kids...Harry - not so sure and a little grumpy.  Carson - a little goofy, partially excited for his teachers, but mostly for his friends and of course - distracted already.  Emma - totally excited and ready to be the best student this teacher has ever had. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

2012 Christmas Tree

we get a real tree every year, I love the smell and it reminds me of when I was kid. here is our tree from this year... even though it was cut about a month ago it's still beautiful! I just took down the decorations and I'm about to take down the lights. so long little tree, thanks for the fun!

A Few of My Favorite People

For New Years Eve we went down to Provo for "First Night" it was a fun activity for the kids and we had a great time also.  They had a magic show, comedy show, dog show, dance club, laser tag, a few big jumping toys, balloon animals, face painting, eating contests, karaoke, crafts, scavenger hunt, princesses walking around and tons more.  One of the activities to do was the photo booth, we dressed up and took photos together, so fun. I love these guys. (PS Tim isn't in the picture because he met us back at the house for the end of the night because he had been sick that day.)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

First Bite

Tonight I gave Dallin his first taste of rice cereal. As you can tell from his face he loves it!  This is just part of the attempt to get him to sleep a little longer... feed him as much as I can before you goes to bed.  We'll see how successful was tonight.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Having a big talk with Dad

Dallin has become quite the talker.  He loves when any of us will sit and talk to him.  He laughs at what we say and then adds in his thoughts.  He really is so funny.