Monday, November 16, 2009

More Family Pictures

So here's some more of our family pictures! I am so happy with them! Thank you so much Stef for doing this and for putting up with the girls! I think they turned out so good and I'm so thankful I have such a talented sister who does things like this for me!! I love you so much!!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Could it be true???

HELP!! Could it be that my sweet precious 2 and a half year old is ALREADY done napping? It is such a fight EVERY day for me to get her to nap. Most days I just don't have the time or energy to fight with her for an hour so she doesn't get a nap! Is this real? I need that 2 hours!!! When she doesn't take a nap she does go to bed super early so maybe I can get my sanity back when she's in bed by 7! Moms out this real?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Family Pictures

So we went and did some family pictures today and let me tell you, it was a nightmare! The girls were SO CRAZY, and Ella is seriously the most stubborn 1 year old I've ever met. Once she has something in her head, where she wants to go something she wants, you get the picture, she DOES NOT STOP until she gets it. And if she doesn't get it, she throws a fit! Luckily my sister was taking our pictures, and she didn't mind the tantrums and the bribing with candy and the running after the girls. We did get some REALLY good shots I think! Here's just a sneak peak!

Didn't my sister do a GREAT job!! I was so impressed!!! More to come later!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Festivities!

Christian got home on Wednesday night for Ella's birthday and Halloween so we tried to get all the festivities jam packed into one weekend! We had so much fun at Ella's first birthday party (pics to come later) , I still can't believe she's ONE! Anyways so Friday started off with a trip to Ikea to get Eden her very own big girl bed! She's been in a big girl bed since before the summer but we haven't officially got her her own bed. So she got to pick out whatever bed she wanted! Well she couldn't really decided so Mommy kind of made the decision for her. Haha! Anyways we picked out a really fun one that is a bunk bed for when Ella is older and they get to share a room! I'll put some pics up once I'm finished changing her room around from a nursery into a big girl room! It's going to be so cute!
After Ikea, we headed over to Cornbelly's. It was SO much fun! Even though it was REALLY cold, the girls, and Christian and I had so much fun together! They had a princess area where you could dress up as a princess and take pictures in the carriage. Wow was that a hit!! Eden picked out a Snow White dress, we had just finished watching the movie! She LOVED IT!!Look at her! She's was seriously so happy. She kept saying, "Mommy I totally love this dress!"
Here she is trying to do her best princess smile! We need to work on it a bit!
Snow White and her handsome Prince!
Much better Princess pose!
We got a wagon to carry to girls around from place to place and Ella was having a BLAST in it!! As you can see!
They had slides and train rides and monsters to walk through and hay rides and pumpkin was awesome!
They also had these awesome Trampolines that the girls, and Christian, loved!!
Daddy showing off his mad skills! All the little boys that were around kept asking him, how do you do that? It was so cute!
Cute little monkey!!
Here we are on the hay ride! We were all so cold that it was definitely time to go after!
After we left cornbelly's we went home and took naps and got all ready for Brittney and Josh's Annual Rodee/Leavitt Halloween Party! It's so fun! They've had it for 4 years now I think...I can't remember but it is seriously so much fun! We had some great costumes this year! Here's mom and dad...Can you believe them? They go all out every year!
Brittney made these!
Incase you couldn't get it (I couldn't) A blade of grass and a Lady bug! Cute huh?
The Leavitt's did so awesome this year!!!
Look at Ava! Cutest Minnie ever!
Rodriquez family!
And...2 little monkey's jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped her head. Momma called the Dr. and the Dr said, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" What do you think? Britt gave us the idea!! We even won 'Funniest costume'!!
How cute are these monkeys!!!!!
Britt and Josh do such a great job every year at having the best parties! We just love them! We had dinner and played bingo and had dessert! It was so fun!
Halloween day was pretty uneventful, Christian painted Eden's bed and I played with the girls. Then we went to take the girls and go Trick or Treat for the first time! I can't believe that I have girls old enough to Trick or Treat! It was a blast! We went up to American Fork to Gramsy's house and to their neighborhood. The girls didn't get too much candy but that's ok with me! Less temptation for me!! Bit it was so fun to see Eden especially, Ella didn't really know what was going on, but it was fun to see her so happy! She said "Trick or Treat" to every house! And she even said "Happy Halloween to some houses! I have to say that I am just so lucky to have such a wonderful family. Christian's family has seriously made living so far from my parents so easy. I love them so much and I'm SO SO HAPPY that they love me and my girls so much. It really is just a blessing to have such wonderful inlaws. And having Christian here has been so awesome. The girls are SO much happier, I'm so much happier! I just love him so much. I can't wait for him to be back for good! He is such an amazing daddy! Well I hope you all had a fun Holiday! Can't wait to see everyone else's costumes!!!