Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tagged by Jenny...

I can't do a post without a picture, it seems a waste. Makelle found her tongue, it's so adorable!
And now to answer the tag...

5 things I was doing 5 years ago:

1. Living in an apartment w/ no kids (weird!)

2. Working as a day care teacher

3. Being a primary teacher

4. trying to get pregnant

5. playing with my dog (who has since ran away)

5 things on my to-do list for today:

1. clean the kitchen

2. feed the kids

3. read my scriptures

4. watch Biggest Loser

5. check other blogs

5 things I would do with a million dollars:

1. pay off my house

2. Buy a nice car

3. Save for weddings, missions & college

4. travel to Europe

5. Buy a cabin in the mountains

5 places I have lived:

1. Bountiful, Utah

2. Smithfield, Utah

3. Draper, Utah

4. Centerville, Utah

5. Riverton, Utah

5 jobs I've held:

1. Lonestar

2. Day Care teacher

3. Mother (THE BEST!)

4. Secretary

5. Fast Food! That was the worst!

5 things I want to be doing in 5 years:

1. Hopefully be done having kids

2. Going on family vacations

3. Serving in the church

4. Celebrating my 30th birthday (hopefully I'll still be around!)

5. Meeting new people

5 people I tag:

1. Melissa

2. Carli

3. Stephanie

4. Tiffanie

5. Jackie

Monday, March 23, 2009

Field Trip

Our ward has a little play group & this month we took a trip to the Fire Station. They got a little tour of the fire house & the fire trucks

This is Ethan & his cousin Kessie standing by the fire truck. I think it's funny that the tire is the same size as Ethan- maybe even a little bit bigger
This is Lexi inside the fire truck, she loved it! She didn't want to come out.

Ethan got to be the fireman's helper. He showed the other kids how to stop, drop & roll when your shirt is on fire

The kids learned a little bit about fire safety. They mostly had fun swinging side to side on the chairs

When Kessie comes over the kids favorite thing to do is play Sleeping Beauty & the Prince. Kessie will lay down & pretend to sleep & Ethan will go kiss her & wake her up. Then they'll dance & dance. It's adorable for 3 year olds. It'll be a fun story to tell them when they get older. They both say they want to marry each other in the temple when they get big.
We've enjoyed the warm weather & can't wait for the rain & snow to stop! My kids are a lot happier playing outside & so am I.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Things I'm Loving

I stole this idea from Stephanie's blog... although at the end I promise not to reveal that I'm pregnant like she did. I'm loving that Makelle is sleeping through the night & that she's rolling all over the place. She's such a happy go-lucky girl & brings so much joy into my life. Every time she sees me she gives me a big ol' cheeser & I love it! She has her first two teeth & is loving all the solids we give her. I love that she smiles everytime she sees Ethan & Lexi. She loves them so much & you can see that love displayed so clearly on her face & in her body language.
I'm loving watching Ethan play soccer. Two weeks ago (which was his 2nd game) he watched himself run the entire game. He looked at his shoes & would lean over to random kids & say, "Look how fast I am!" or "I'm soo fast!" It was very cute, but he didn't score any goals & was a little disappointed. So last week he tried extra hard to follow the ball & he scored 7 goals. He was so proud each time & made sure everyone knew how good he was. I guess he'll learn humility later on in life? Ethan is such a sweet little boy & I love when he teaches Lexi things.
I'm loving watching Lexi learn new things... she loves to cook with me & is finally coming out of her shell a little bit & singing songs that she knows, counting & learning colors. No luck on getting her to sleep better. But we did cut out her nap during the day so she'll usually zonk out in about 10 minutes instead of 2 1/2 hours. She's still getting up a lot during the night & is extra ornery during the day.. this means I'm looking for new things to do every day to try & keep her happy & focused on something else besides her & Ethan fighting. Any ideas? Anyone up for a play date?

I'm loving watch Ethan & Makelle interact. Ethan loves to have Makelle lay by him & watch shows with him. She loves to watch shows too, but doesn't have the attention span he wants her to have. Ethan & Lexi love Makelle & constantly give her hugs & kisses.

And last of all I'm loving my husband. He's such a good daddy & works so hard to provide us with a good life. I hate that he's back in school, but I love that he's willing to do it for us. I love this gospel & am so grateful that we can be an eternal family!