Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Sean, Abby, and Jaxon were decorating cookies for Santa. They turned out beautiful!
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Merry Christmas!!!!!

Potty Training Rears Its Scary Head!

We have been trying (maybe a little too hard) to get Abby potty trained. Jaxon took it upon himself to show us how it is really done. He put them on all by himself and boy, was he proud! video

Jaxon got a hold of Abby's "Ariel" panties and decided to try to make "heads" of all of this potty training business. It was too funny!

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Cookies Anyone?

Abby was helping me to make cookies yesterday and she was hilarious! She's at a stage where she is trying to be so grown-up and "be like mommy" so that is why we were baking--so she could practice.

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Abby is helping me to clean up (or so she thought). Instead, I think she made an even bigger mess for me to clean up! But we had a lot of fun baking cookies and muffins! video

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Jaxon in the snow

Getting a little cold

First Snow

We spent 3--yes 3--hours outside in the fresh snow. Jaxon wasn't sure what to do with it at first and he wasn't too happy about having to walk around like the abomidable snowman but he got used to it and enjoyed himself. Abby had a ball and didn't want to come inside. She was all about eating the snow, building Misletoe Mountain (from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), and trying to shovel the sidewalks by herself. It was a lot of fun and they took a fantastic, 4 1/2 hour nap afterwards! We'll have to do this more often!

Super Fast!!!!!

Abby and Jaxon got new pajamas and Abby figured out that she could slide down the stairs super fast in them. She and Jax spent over an hour playing on the stairs running up and sliding down. video

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Might be a little tight this year!

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We got Elfed

Okay, so Savannah sent this link the other day and I was laughing hysterically! So, I did my own. Take a look: http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1120449051

Friday, November 9, 2007

Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet

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I was teaching Abby how to say "Trick or Treat" and I let "Smell my feet" slip and she caught on to it really quickly.

This was the Fall Family Gathering for Sean's work. We had so much fun helping the kids pick out their pumpkins! It was a lot of work but we found the perfect one!

This was for our ward's Trunk or Treat. The kids were dressed up as Iowa Hawkeye fans and they were all decked out in a cheerleading uniform and a football jersey and hat. They were adorable with the pom poms--way too much fun!

Wow! It's been almost 2 months since I last posted! So much has happened! Halloween was so much fun! The kids were adorable and it was a riot to take the trick or treating. Abby really got in to the spirit of getting candy and she was running from door to door. Jaxon was just excited to get the candy and when given the opportunity, he would take a whole handful--and then some. But he always said "Thank you!" For Halloween, Abby was an Iowa State Hawkeye cheerleader and Jaxon was a little dinosaur.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Your buggin'

I think that I was so excited to have the kids back after this weekend that I've been smothering them--a little too much attention and affection--because today, Abby put her hand up and said to me, "Mommy, you're buggin' me. Mommy, you're really buggin' me." I just sat here and laughed--hard. How is it that my sweet little two and a half year old is talking like such a grown-up? Where does she come up with these things???????

Monday, September 17, 2007

Missing What?

This weekend, the kids were at grandma's house and the house has been eerily quiet. I'm not quite sure what to do with myself without having to pack a diaper bag, make sure the stroller is loaded in the car, put 2 kids in their car seats, ask myself, "so I have enough snacks?" or hear the words "chicken nuggets and fries mommy?" Yet, I have missed them--terribly. It's nice to get a break once in a while but I have to say, I do like being a mom and I can't wait for them to get home! It was fun putting this together because I got to look at all of their pictures, etc. and remember (quietly) how much I love them!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Not Homeless Anymore

We have finally moved into our new home. Abby and Jaxon have been such troopers this summer and we are so glad that they look at everything we do as an "adventure"! They have been shuffled from place to place and everywhere we have gone, they have adapted so quickly and for that, I am very grateful! Sean has started work finally. He has a rough life--taking 2-3 weeks here and there for vacation time, but it has been well earned. But I have to say, I was ready for him to return to work. We needed to get back into our routine here at home and that includes him going to work! We are now living in a town home and are really getting settled. This weekend the kids are at Gram's house and we've been able to get SOOOO much done! We decided to get brave and we stained our furniture--but to our chagrin, it has yet to dry! The weather here in Chicago isn't cooperating! But we'll get 'er done before the little ones arrive back here!