Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter, Blessing and 2 Birthdays

Sunday April 12 2009 was very busy day. It was Easter, we blessed Kooper and it was My Mom's and David's (Amy's Husbands) birthday. It was a great day but a I was exhausted by the end of it. I got up at 7 to take my shower be for the kids could see what the Easter bunny had brought they were so excited for the little candy they got a bunny and 2 suckers and they each got a coloring book and a $5 Target gift card. It is our family tradition that started last. Hardly any candy and then Monday we go and they get to buy what ever candy or toy they want for $5. They love it!

We all got ready for church and were there almost 30 minutes early even. The blessing was beautiful and we had lots of family and friends there. Even some from out of town. I had to do sharing time for primary and I was happy it went as well as it did.
Thank you mom for making such a beautiful blanket for Kooper!

I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful people who love and support us. And thanks to Janie we even got some pictures with mom in them... yeah! Thanks Janie!

I have this pose with Bryan and each of our kids on their blessing day.

Our Family. Tate didn't want his picture taken he was hiding behind a chair so Bryan picked him up and then he wouldn't look at the camera so Bryan told him that Bumblebee... the transformer... was eating grandpa so he had to look and see. At least he looked.

After church we went straight over to my mom's to take pictures of Kooper his outfit barely fit so I didn't want to wait and not get them and I know that is what would have happened because I would have put it off so my mom told me to just come over while he still had it on. What a smart mom I have. I bought his outfit back on New years day they had them for a killer price at the Dillard's New Years Day sale. It ended up being like $7!

While we were at mom's she took a few of the kids in their Easter clothes too. Not a great picture but we will at least be able to look back and see what they wore and how they really are.... right!
Jocelyn loves getting kisses from Joseph.
After I left my moms I went home and started making dinner and my mom's Birthday cake. She requested german chocolate with home made pecan frosting. So I cooked from about 1 until 4 will a few breaks and Ben and Keri came over while I was cooking and played with the kids and Bryan it was nice no one under my feet. For those of you who are not lucky enough to know Ben is Bryan's best friend from Utah and they came down for the blessing. I am not sure who misses Ben more Bryan or Jocelyn? They got Jocelyn a dress for her birthday she wore it from when they gave it to her on Sunday until Tuesday right be for school when we gave her a new outfit.
When I got dinner done we took it over to my moms and we all ate and hung out and even skype Zach and Manda and we finally went home about 7:30 or 8pm it was a good day but a very long one.
As a side note Kooper had his 2 month Dr. visit on Monday he now weighs 10pounds 14 oz. and is 21 3/4 inches long and is doing great! He is smiling more and more every day and has started cooing.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday Jocelyn!

Let me start by saying these are allot of my favorite pictures of Jocelyn! I don't have any from when she was a baby because I didn't have a computer until a little over a year ago and I didn't get them from every one ahead of time so if any one has any from when she was a baby and would like to share them please email them to me!

I can't believe my princesses is already 6 years old it seems like I was just pregnant with her. She has grown up so much and is such a wonderful sweet spirit and we are so grateful to have her in our home! I can't image not having her around. She is so helpful and always keeps me laughing with all the silly things she says and does!
Mom took some pictures for fathers day so I dressed her up in her daddy's church clothes she loved it!

For such a little diva princess she always had such a messy face.... and still does! She loves to dress up and go dig in the dirt..... all girl and all tom boy at the same time!

She will always be my fairy princess. Aunt Mande got her the leotard for her Halloween costume. She finally out grew it after wearing it for 3 years!

Messy face and crazy hair some things NEVER change!

Her is her Easter dress at the age of 3 I think.

She has loved Tinkerbell for a while now and we both LOVED this swim suit and were so sad that it no longer fits but now her cousin Emma gets to enjoy it hopefully as much as she did! I love to paint her nails it makes her feel extra girly!

Joseph HATES kisses but I think this was be for he was big enough to tell her no and us not make her stop. She love Joseph so much and is so lucky to have such a great best friend!

This is Jocelyn all ready for her first day of school. She was 3 when she started preschool for her speech and she graduated from speech about a month ago.....YYYEEEAAAHHH!!! We can understand every thing she says now.... unless she is crying!

She has decided she wants to be a model but with pictures like these who wouldn't want to be!

Happy Birthday Jocelyn I am so glad Heavenly Father sent you to me!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

This year is getting away from me

It seems like it was just New year's Day. The Super Bowl wasn't long ago either. Heck I just had a baby ... he is now 2 months and 6 days old. Where is this year going? I feel like for the first time since be for Halloween that I have started to get a real handle on my house. I have been doing laundry like a crazy lady and I have even been doing dishes. Having all the problems with Koopers pregnancy has made me so grateful that I can clean my own house. I really appreciated all the help but it nice to to it myself.

Jocelyn is so excited to be turning 6 on Tuesday. I can't believe she is going to be 6! She only asked us for a few things for her birthday a movie and clothes and shoes. She was very clear on what kind of clothes as well skirts and LONG plaid shorts. I am glad to see that she cares about modesty.We are going to Amazing Jakes with the family and celebrating all the March and April birthdays. There are quite a few. She was watching Disney's Dinosaurs with Chase last week and after the movie was all over she told me, "I know how the dinosaurs all died they ate each other." She always makes me smile!

Tate had a great Transformer birthday party and was so excited that his friends all came to see him. Every day when I take Tate off the bus I ask how his day was and he always says, "GREAT" I am so happy he is loving school. He like to also be a help with Kooper.... however his help is not so helpful. He likes to try to pick him up and push his swing while it is going so it can go faster....aaarrggg..... But he does love Kooper. His new thing is to tell me that he can't throw away poopy diapers because they make him cough** fake cough** fake cough.

OH BOY where do I start this this monster.... I mean cute darling MONSTER!!!! He has hit teribles two already. He thinks I don't feed Kooper and that he needs "TREATS" He has feed him no bake cookies, Doritos's, tortilla chips, and sprinkles but when the sprinkles didn't stay in his mouth he stuck one up his nose. AARRRGGG. Good thing Heavenly Father send Kooper so tough. Chase has a really cute new thing he does he tells Knock Knock jokes it is so cute. Next time you see him ask him to tell you a Knock Knock joke.

Kooper is growing like a weed. He is just about to out grow his newborn clothes. He is smiling alot more now and is getting excited when Bryan is playing with the kids or for certain people. It is super cute. He is sleeping better at night he only gets up once if at all. I wish I could say the same for Chase but he is having a hard time sleeping in a big boy bed. Kooper is such a joy and as long as he is not cold or gassy he is so happy!

I feel so lucky to have the such great kids and a wonderful husband.

Just so every one know we are blessing Kooper his Sunday at 9am hope to see you there!