Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas love

I don't know what the deal is, but my kids have been fighting like mad lately! Ethan is off-track & so that has thrown off our routine. He's definitely a boy & LOVES to tease his younger brother & sisters. I can't take credit for this idea, the Spirit definitely spoke to me on this one, but I thought it would be fun to have the kids focus on the good things they can do for each other. So when they do a good thing for someone they come tell me & we write it on an ornament & hang it on our tree. So far it's working great, they're excited to see how many ornaments we can get on our tree before Christmas.
The things they're doing for each other are very little, but a big deal for them. Makelle played & shared with Kyler, that's a big deal for her...she's 2! She hates sharing! I love focusing on the good things they're doing, when they fight I remind them about the ornaments & things turn around. Ethan is excited to show Santa just how good he's being so he can get lots of presents.
Lexi had another dance recital last night. She did wonderful! Thanks for the flowers Gramma Jann, what a great idea! She felt so special & loved. Lots of people told her what a great job she did. She practiced the most out of her class, so she got a special Dance Force Acadamy bag that has her name on it. It was so cute because the teacher presented it in front of everyone, she also got lip gloss... she was pretty excited about that!
Santa was there, so we let the kids sit on his lap. As you can see Kyler really didn't care about him. Makelle was a total wreck!! She hated him, but I got a picture & she got lots of hugs after. She got a huge pouty lip after I took her off, I felt so bad for her. She did talk about it on the way home & she was proud of herself for doing it, cause the big kids did it too.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Festival of Trees Recital

I just want to start off & say how proud I am of my 3 year old, Lexi. She has been working so hard & practicing almost everyday. She knew this song inside & out & really performed well! She had the opportunity to perform at the Festival of Trees with her dance class. I got better pictures of her practicing that day than I did at the recital.... I just wanted to watch her, I didn't want to be bothered with taking pictures :)
They danced to Hear Comes Santa Claus by Alvin & the Chipmunks. These 3 year olds were so cute!

My mom & Lexi before the recital. I do believe she's a natural, now she's not quite on beat all the time, but I'd say she pretty darn good, but I might be biased

Here she's practicing her march & whistle. She was very excited for make up, I had fun dolling her up. I was a little surprised she didn't get stage fright, she danced her heart out & afterward told us how much fun she had... this could get expensive. It'll be worth it, she's so happy! Stay tuned for a picture of Lexi & her best friend Abby at the recital...I'm still waiting for that photo :)

Here Comes Santa Claus, Here Comes Santa Claus...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 8, 2003

This was the happiest day of my life. My life changed forever. I'm so lucky to be married to such a great guy! He has taught me so much, he's so sweet & patient & loving.

Jeff is such a wonderful dad! I love that he will listen to all my stories... or at least pretends to ;) I love that he supports me in all that I want to do.

It was my year to plan our anniversary. We have never been away in the 7 years we've been married. We were both ready for a break, so I booked a room at the Anniversary Inn. My in-laws were sweet enough to take the kids for the night... the kids did awesome! Slept through the night & behaved themselves... what a relief! We spent the day at Gateway & went to a movie. There's a store called Brookstones, they have massage chairs & we took advantage & sat there for a 20 minute massage. We window shopped & then went to Rodizio's Grill for dinner. I loved spending time with just Jeff, no other responsibilities, we focused on each other & enjoyed every minute of our getaway. It was much needed! On the drive home I started missing my kids. I was glad to see them again, but loved having a day away.
Happy 7th baby! Love you forever!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


After giving birth to my 4th baby, Kyler, I decided it was time to take a little time & take care of me. For some odd reason I decided to start running. My neighbor found out I was running & asked if she could run with me. I thank my Heavenly Father for her because she has kept me going, we have pushed each other & struggled together to lose our baby weight... our babies are just a few days apart. We started running in June or July & signed up for a half marathon in August? I don't remember the exact time, but after I did it I remember thinking... What WAS I thinking? Another friend joined us in our training & pushed us harder. On October 30th we ran the Halloween Half, we had every intention of running this race together... with over 2500 runners we got a little lost. My mom also joined us in running the race. My goal was to run it in 2 hrs 30 min. The first 5 miles were very much down hill & pushed me a little faster. I finished the race in 2 hrs 13 min. Jeff was holding a sleeping Kyler, so he didn't get a picture. Which is fine, afterall I had just ran 13 miles & I looked it. However if you click here you will be linked to Zazoosh photography. They took all the pictures for the half marathon & if you type in my last name or my bib #:1590 you will find some photos of me. I warn you if you do this, they're not pretty & please no making fun :) In one I'm eating my sports beans, so I've got a very funny look on my face... but those sports beans saved me! Thanks Amy for introducing them to me! Also if you hook on the link link from my blog-The Callahan Clan-you will find a picture of all of us before the race started. I had a lot of fun running the race... I think I'll do it again.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

...I'll cry if I want to!!

I don't know where the time has gone. So many people-family, friends, & strangers have all said treasure this time!! It has been engrained into my brain & I am. We still have our bad days, but for the most part I am enjoying my young kids. Makelle has been such a treasure to our family! She is so sweet, very much laid back...well, she is a girl & so we do have our ups & downs. But for the most part very, very sweet. She has been my best baby by far, sleeping through the night at a month old & still is. She loves tomatoes, noodles, & candy. She is obsessed with Minnie Mouse & Daisy Duck; hence her birthday cake & her Halloween costume. She gives the BEST hugs! She's very ticklish & we all have so much fun tickling her to death. She started talking really well during family scripture study. We read the words & have the kids repeat it. She does very well & looks forward to scripture time.
She started off her birthday opening up presents from Grandma Jann. In the far right picture on the bottom she's digging deep into the bag to get the stuff out. When the other kids woke up she opened the presents we got her. She got a Minnie Mouse doll, a purple baby (she's obsessed with purple!), a stroller, a Minnie Mouse shirt, Red Rover... she spent the day playing with Minnie, her new baby & stroller, her coloring book & running from Lexi; who felt so left out that she teased Makelle all day long, just for attention. We took the birthday girl to Chick-Fil-A for dinner & let her play on the play set. Then came back for her Minnie cake & pink ice cream.
Can I just mention that birthday girls still need their sleep?! She missed her nap & by 7:00 I could really tell; she was flipping out over everything! So the birthday girl got her last birthday present... early bed time!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Friends, Halloween, Crawling & Snow

Is this the cutest picture or what? These two are such good friends, they go to pre-school & dance together & love to have play dates; they usually plan them themselves. I love to see their friendship grow
Just a little preview of the kids' Halloween costumes. They got all dressed up for the school's Halloween Carnival. It was lot's of fun; but so crowded we didn't get to everything.
Our nephew Caden is a dead football player, Ethan is SWAT boy (he added the boy part, I don't know why, or how he thought of that part), our neice Kessie is a mermaid, Lexi is Barbie & Makelle is Minnie (she is obcessed with Minnie & Daisy) On a little side note: once Ethan put on that costume he strutted around like he was the King. It was so funny to watch his confidence go up just because of a costume, he did get a lot of comments on how much they loved it.

This little man is now crawling, he's been crawling for a while. This picture was taken when he was beginning to learn. Is he flexible or what? He's crawling all over the house, causing lots of trouble, he gets into EVERYTHING!

This is September. I can't believe how warm it's been. I don't really understand how we went from sprinklers on the tramp to...

snow in less than a month. My kids do love the snow & ask to go play in it every morning. I hate getting them all dressed in their snow clothes only to have them come in five minutes later. But I guess it's worth it to see them happy.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Family Pictures

It's about time I updated our family picture. Even though I wanted to lose more weight before I took pictures of myself, I decided to buck up & just do it... who knows how long it'll take me to lose what I want to. Thanks to my friend Janae who made the girls' bows at the last minute. And thanks Carli for taking our pictures...again. I think they turned out pretty cute, considering we couldn't get one smile out of Makelle, but at least she was actually looking at the camera.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


We all go through different trials in our lives. Though this trial that I am going through now doesn't compare to some of yours, it is my trial nonetheless. I am so thankful for friends & family; love & support, it makes my trial that much easier to bear.
Someone out there has taken my debit card number & gone on a shopping spree. As of today over $700 has been spent in mine & Jeff's name. Is someone out there so desperate for money that they feel like they need to steal from me? Or, are they just that selfish? If you need money I will gladly share what I have, but please don't steal from me. I feel so violated & angry. I don't know how far this will go, if they only stole our number or if they have stolen our identity. In some ways I feel peace about this trial; yes I am angry, yes I am hurt. But if this person came up to me & told me it was them; I would forgive them, no questions asked. Why? Because I don't want this to consume me, my life, or my family. I want it taken care of so they can't do it to someone else.
Has anyone else gone through something like this? What can I do to protect my identity in the future?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Marathon Relay

Left to Right: Amy, Jackie, Me, Melissa, Mom
Last Saturday my sisters, my mom, my friend Amy & I were able to run the Utah Marathon Relay. We each ran 5.2 miles; a running total of 26.2 miles. I had a blast training for this & actually running it. I got my best time; I averaged a 10 minute mile, not bad for just having a baby. I also won an iPOD nano... I never win anything, so I was pretty excited! This relay worked really well into my training for my first half marathon. I'm running the Halloween Half down Provo Canyon in October. I have hated running, but also loved it. It's helped me feel good about myself & lose a lot of my baby weight. I just hate waking up at 5:30 am!
I want to give a huge shout out to Jeff who's been sooo supportive of me doing something for me. He's been the best! On the day of the race he took all 4 kids out by himself for the first time.
He's the best dad & the best husband. He's getting quite good at multi-tasking; he can hold Kyler, cuddle with Lexi & sword fight Ethan all at the same time. I couldn't ask for a better husband or father for my kids. Thanks babe, Love you!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Movin on up

Makelle has decided to sleep in a big girl bed. I love that it was her decision. We put the bed in her room & let her choose. She's done so well all week, she stays in bed & calls for us to come get her. She loves that she can get in by herself; she is Miss Independent right now & I have to say I love it! It's nice that I don't have to do everything for her. I do allow more time for things; getting everyone loaded in the car usually takes about 10 minutes, but it's ok.
Since Makelle gave up the crib Kyler FINALLY gets a crib. He's been sleeping in a pack 'n play since he was born. Jeff says that he's deprived. I say he's the 4th, not deprived, not less loved, just different. Last night was the first night for his bed; it didn't go so well. He was up every 3 hours. BOO! I don't know if it's because it's uncomfortable for him, or just because it's different, but I sure hope tonight is better!!

Ethan has started soccer again. I believe this is his 10th season...I can't keep track though. He scored 10 goals his last game. His coach is trying to teach him to pass more to give the other kids a chance to play. In his last game the other coach was getting sooo frustrated because Ethan kept taking the ball & dominating the game... He took off his hat & chucked it. I got a good laugh. Through all of this though I believe Ethan has been a good sport, congratulating others when they score & being a good team player.
Lexi has started pre-school with her dear friend Abby. As I was driving her to the orientation she explained to me that she wanted me to leave & she wanted to do it all by herself. I chuckled to myself because Ethan told me the same thing on his first day of kindergarten. I explained to her that the teacher needed to tell me some things so I had to stay, just this time. So now everytime it's time to go to school she tells me she wants to go all by herself & I can pick her up when she's done.
These 2 have become the dearest of friends. They still have their moments of fighting. But they both miss each other when the other is gone. I love the bond that they have created & hope it continues throughout their lives.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I believe in fasting. We go without food for 2 meals & pay what we would have spent on those two meals to our bishop. As we go without food we also pray for specific needs, or blessings, or people. Each time I have fasted I have been blessed to know someone specific who is in need of my faith & prayers. Today was no different. I give all credit to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with this guidance & revelation. I have seen mighty miracles, softened hearts & many, many blessings come from fasting & prayer.
My cousin does a marriage blog where she posts "apples" to try each day to help our marriages. She posts talks & uplifting quotes. Today she posted a talk by Julie B. Beck given at Women's Conference. I tried this "apple" & have truely been uplifted & inspired to be better, to prioritize essential, necessary & nice-to do things. HERE is the link to read it.
Today started off as quite the "poopy" day. It's amazing how aware my Father in Heaven is of me & my needs. He sends instruments in his hands to help & uplift me. How grateful I am for friends, neighbors & family; each one was sent to me for a specific reason & purpose & I'm grateful to those who listen & follow promptings to serve me.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Cabin

Sometimes I wonder if anybody really cares; but here goes another post.
We headed up to our cabin over my birthday weekend. Last year we did the same thing & on the drive home Makelle got car sick & threw up all over! This year, I got lucky, no throw up! We had lots of fun looking for deer, frogs & killing flies. The adults stayed up late & played Loaded Questions... I love that game! I haven't laughed so hard it a very long time!
Ethan is loving Kindergarten, he looks forward to going every day. Next week he goes off track, I'm not sure how much I'm really going to like tracks.
Kyler is sitting up & rolling everywhere.
Today I'm thankful for patience. The kids are fighting like mad, but I haven't lost it yet. Heavenly Father really is watching over me & helping me raise these kids.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

July catch up

My sister-in-law's parents graciously let us use their condo & their boat & we headed up to Bear Lake with my family. We all enjoyed the beach... Ethan didn't like the sand getting EVERYWHERE! But he loved the boat ride. And he loved swimming in the pool with his water wings. Lexi is our little fish. She swam in the lake & the pool & went EVERYWHERE! She is fearless! But she did awesome swimming all by herself. Makelle loved the beach! She loved getting sandy & playing in the shallow part. She HATED the boat ride! She clung to me the entire time & so OW! OW! She didn't like the pool at first either, once she got used to it she didn't want to leave. Kyler was chill everywhere we went. He was sooo good about being drug here & there. He was up every 3 hours at night; but during the day he was a peach! Lexi chose to go on the boat instead of going to the caves with us. We had fun & got quite the workout climing 996 stairs.

Kyler is growing up so fast! He's rolling everywhere & loves when his siblings play with him; he always gets a huge grin when he sees them.
Makelle goes missing every once in a while. When I haven't seen her for a while I always look in my bathroom first & 99% of the time I find her here... in the sink. She loves to draw on my mirror with my deodrant, pretend to paint her toes, put on make up & read books.

Guess who started KINDERGARTEN?!? I can't believe it either! He started on August 3rd. He's my little social bug; I never worry if he'll make friends, he makes friends EVERYWHERE he goes! He's loving going everyday & looks forward to centers. Right now he's not learning anything new, he learned everything in pre-school. He's reading REALLY well & recognizes all his numbers. He loves to write & draw really cool pictures. He has a great imagination!

A few people asked how I did dropping him off on his first day. I DIDN'T CRY! Ethan is SUCH a good boy! I knew he would follow the rules, make good friends & love every minute of being away from home. Ethan is so loving, he always says "Bye mom, I'll miss you. Love you." And when he comes home he says "I missed you, but I had a lot of fun." I LOVE HIM!

Monday, July 12, 2010


We took the kids bowling for the first time. It was nice to do something we don't normally do. We all had a lot of fun!
Ethan won the game! GO Ethan!! He even got a strike! I got 2 strikes at the end & took 2nd place- wahoo!

Makelle helped roll some of the balls, she was just happy to watch the balls come up. Good family fun!

My mom ran her first half marathon. She did awesome!

The finish line... maybe one day I'll run one too.
In other news, Kyler has 2 ear infections... & so does Makelle. Kyler is on his 2nd medication because the first one didn't clear it up. Makelle is on her 4th medication, because the first 2 she was allergic to & the 3rd one didn't clear it up. This is our last option, if it doesn't clear up this round then our only option is tubes. We took Kyler in for his "well" check (even though he was sick) only to find out that he's losing weight instead of gaining. I felt a little bit like a failure. We are now bottle feeding & he is much happier & will hopefully start gaining some weight. He was in the 10 % for his weight. It was stressful for the first 2 days to get him to take a bottle; he's getting used to it now. Needless to say it's been a very stressful 3 weeks.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

This is pretty cool

Left to Right: Ryder- Sept '09, Tucker- Nov '09, Coen- Jan '10, Kyler- March '10, Ikyka-
May '10
These are "the 5 boys" born on Jeff's side of the family. There is no shortage of friends for Kyler. It's kinda cool that a baby was born every 2 months for 8 months

Friday, July 2, 2010


I needed THIS today. It's been one of those days. It is very inspiring & gave me modivation to continue my day striving to do the best I can & rely more on my Savior. I can't do it all by myself.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I've lost it!

So I lost our camera. I have no idea where I put it & I'm a little bit peeved about it. So here's a little update & when I find the bloody camera I'll post the cutest pictures you've ever seen.
Lexi has started dance with her cute friend Abby... they're so cute together! I love that she has a little playmate, I love that they play so good together & I love my cousin Stephanie for doing joy school & arranging their friendship!
We took our first camping trip of the season. We went up to 12 mile canyon. We had lots of fun playing "baseball", I say "baseball" because Ethan makes up his own rules for the game; so it was closer to baseball than any other sport. We played catch, rode on the 4-wheelers, relaxed, & fished. It was an okay trip until the ride home. We got stuck in the stupid Utah County traffic (down to two lanes on the freeway on a weekend, PATHETIC!) So it took us about an hour just to get through Utah County, & then 2 miles from home our trailer blew a tire! Thanks to our awesome neighbor for coming to the rescue & helping change the tire!
Kyler is officially rolling over & is the happiest he's ever been. We found out yesterday he has his first ear infection... let's hope he doesn't keep getting them! And Makelle has 2 ear infections. It seems with 4 kids not all can be healthy at the same time, it's always one thing or another.
Here's hoping for the best summer ever!

Friday, May 21, 2010

2 Special Days!

Lexi had a birthday on the 15th of May. She was SO excited! She loved all of her presents & was equally excited with each one. After Ethan's soccer games we had a picnice lunch and headed to the zoo. Don't waste your money there: no bears, no zebras, no mountain lions. We saw a whole bunch of monkeys & 2 penguins. They're bringing in some polar bears & sea lions, so go when they actually get some cool animals. The kids had fun though, it was the first time Makelle got to see all the animals that we've been talking about. She LOVED it! Lexi picked Red Robin for her birthday dinner. Ethan is starting to get goofy, every time we get out the camera he strikes a silly pose; too cute! Lexi is FINALLY 3. She's been asking every day for months if she was 3. She's going to start pre-school in September, I don't think she's really excited, but she needs it! Lexi loves playing with babies & wearing my high heels. She loves talking on the phone & she loves her baby brother!
On Sunday we blessed Kyler. Thanks to all our friends & family for making his day so special! I can't believe how big he's getting... all except for his head, he was 75% for his height, 50% for weight & 20% for his head. But I think he's adorable! He's very laid back & rarely cries. He loves to smile; as soon as he sees me he gives me a big cheezer. I love him!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

You've Had a Birthday Shout, HOORAY!

I can't believe Ethan is 5 already! The years have just flown by! He's been so fun...
Ethan is so loving & caring. He can always be found by the little kids giving hugs & kisses. He's always willing to help me out & do whatever I need him to do. He loves playing soccer & has a natural ability to do it. If he doesn't score at least 5 goals he's just not happy. But he always tries his best. He's one smart kid, he's reading & telling time. He loves pre-school & is looking forward to kindergarten! He's been planning his 5th birthday since his 4th birthday. He wanted a party with a pinata & he wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese. He got his wish & we had 12 little 5 year olds running around our house having a ball. Then we took him to Chuck E Cheese for dinner. He's now planning his 6th birthday. Throughout the day Lexi would say "Happy Birthday, Ethan!" It was cute that she remembered it was his day. And surprisingly there was no fighting all day. BEST DAY EVER!
Lexi loves to hold Kyler, every opportunity she gets she's always asking to hold him. He's smiling so good now, even the kids can get him to smile. Moab, a little girl I teach piano to got the first laugh out of our little guy. He's so fun & sleeping at least 8 hours at night, YES!!
Ethan's pre-school took a field trip to Wheeler Farm- thanks Jackie for helping me out with the kids! I couldn't have handled all four kids by myself at a place like that! They had lots of fun running around in the freezing cold! It was fun, I look forward to getting out more as the weather continues to warm up!
Oh & FYI the tiniest picture in the collage is Makelle on time out. She puts her nose in the corner & stays there for one minute. She cries the entire time... but stays there, surprisingly! It breaks my heart, but does the trick; she doesn't repeat that behavior when I put her there. Yesterday I saw her putting her dollie's nose in the corner... too cute!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I guess it wasn't the worst day

This post is mostly for me. I want to remember what happened, but then again I want to forget about it too. It was a really emotionally draining day. The day started out fairly normal. About 9:30 a.m. Kyler started being REALLY fussy. He's not a fussy baby by nature, he's so happy & content to hang out. I figured he had a stomach ache, because of something I ate; that happens all too often. I held & cuddled him ALL DAY LONG! Emotionally draining! He would fuss through feedings, but was still eating; I wasn't too worried. As the day wore on there were no smiles, he slept or cried. I could tell he was in pain & felt bad about the pepperoni I had eaten. About 6 o'clock as I was feeding him I noticed that he felt warmer than usual. I took his temperature... 101. Here we go again. I had just taken Makelle into the doctor last Friday for her temperature of 103 (they think she has a sinus infection). I called the doctor & they asked me to bring him in. The doctor took a LONG look at him. No ear infection. No evidence that it was viral. No evidence that it was bacterial. The doctor proceeded to tell me that 97% of the time it is viral, but there was a 2% chance it was bacterial. There was no way to find out unless they did blood tests, urine samples, maybe even a spinal tap. The thought of nurses & doctors poking & prodding my son had me in tears. HE'S ONLY 7 WEEKS! The doctor felt it best to send us to Primary Children's Hospital downtown... the one in Riverton doesn't admit infants overnight; so he thought it best to start downtown in case he needed to be monitored overnight. I went & picked up Jeff & my mother-in-law took the older kids to sleep over at her house. It was nice to know they were well taken care of, one less or more like 3 less things I didn't have to worry about. We got to the hopsital about 9 o'clock p.m. The waiting was probably the worst part. I just wanted to know my son was going to be ok. As we waited in the waiting room a couple of patients waiting their turn started talking to me & were genuinely concerned for Kyler. I in turn was asking about their situations & feel so blessed that this was only our first (& hopefully last) trip to Primary's. We finally were able to be seen. They poked & prodded, he cried & fussed. We would get him settled down & they would poke & prod some more. I did leave the room for part of it... I'm not a fan of needles & I hated to see him in so much pain. Jeff stayed with him & was my rock the entire time we were there. He was so calm & knew everything was going to be fine. I think I cried for 9 hours straight. About 1 a.m. my dad & Jeff gave him a blessing. That was the first time I felt comfort... the Spirit was so strong in that tiny room. I'm so grateful for the priesthood! And finally at about 2:00 a.m. the doctor came in & told us the blood tests came back normal. We are still waiting on the spinal tap test. We get the results tomorrow & pray that it is normal. As they were discharging us they took his temperature one more time, it had started to go down. I was hopeful once again that he would be fine. Today he is giving me smiles & acting more like himself. He is still one sleepy baby.. all that prodding all night long sure took a toll on him. We love Kyler & are thankful to our Heavenly Father for blessing us with this sweet spirit!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'm still learning

One of my goals is to prioritize my time better. I LOVED Sister Julie Beck's talk.. it was the Saturday morning session of conference. It really hit me hard! That talk was for me! I'm trying not to tell my kids that I'm too busy, or I'll do it later. I'm trying to live in the moment. I'm one that when I start something I just want to get it done, I don't want to take a minute away & do something else. So... I'm trying to take that minute & hug & cuddle my kids when THEY want it & to give Jeff a kiss when he comes home, no matter how busy I may be. So this week I took some time & took pictures of the moments I saw.
Ethan & Lexi doing service... they volunteered to make our bed, so that I wouldn't have to. I love this moment! It makes me feel so special & loved.
Makelle playing peek-a-boo

Lexi & Ethan "playing" together. They were really fighting until I took out the camera.

Kyler smiling... it's just a little one. He was giving me huge ones until I took out the camera.
These are the moments I don't want to forget!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Fun

Our cute little man is almost a month old, boy that time went by fast! He's adorable & LOVES to be held! I can hardly put him down during the day. Which I love & hate at the same time. He won't want me to hold & cuddle him for very long so I want to live it up while I can. But then it's hard to get other things done. I'm getting good at doing things one handed.
We colored easter eggs. The kids had lots of fun & didn't want to be done. They didn't have the patience to leave them in for very long, but the eggs turned out good just the same.

Makelle really wanted to join in on the fun. Mean mommy & daddy wouldn't let her. But she had fun peeking in on the kids.

Easter morning... They didn't seem too excited to do the hunt. They watched TV in our room for a while & then Ethan asked if they could go get the eggs. I was surprised they waited as long as they did, but I did get to sleep in a little; so I didn't complain.
Ethan was such a sweetheart. After they got all the eggs Ethan got Kyler's basket & put some of his own eggs into Kyler's basket; He just wanted Kyler to have some too. I thought it was so sweet of him to share!

Lexi with her basket.

Our cute little guy on Easter morning.

Makelle thought the dyed eggs were yummy... what a character!
We enjoyed conference & celebrating the ressurection of our Savior!