Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Saint Nicholas

Here are Zoey and Jane with Santa at our Ward Christmas Party. No one was scared of him. Jane was pretty interested and Zoey was shy but says she wasn't.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thanksgiving, etc.

I have been so bad at posting on my blog lately! I apologize to the few who check in on us :) I do appreciate readers though so don't leave!

Everyone in our household is doing well. Things have most definitely been super busy but we are still alive and still love each other :)

For Thanksgiving we had the opportunity to go to Andrew's parents in Utah. While we were there we were able to see and visit with 10 or Andrew's 11 siblings. The only brother we didn't get to see was David who is just older than Andrew. They are living in Independence, MO so the trip wasn't exactly easy but we are hoping to see them around New Years. David and Maren have four of the most adorable little boys ever. We sure miss them. They are also expecting their fifth child in April and just found out it's the little girl they've always wanted! I am so excited for them!!! Anyways, Thanksgiving was very busy and very fun. Zoey was in heaven the whole time, playing from sun up to sun down every minute. I would have to drag her to bed as she cried that she wanted to play with her cousins. As soon as she hit the sack she was completely zonked! The first thing she said when she woke up was "where are my cousins." She sure enjoyed herself :) Jane also had fun playing with cousins her age. It's so fun to see all the babies all around.

Aside from Thanksgiving we have mostly been hanging around the house. There have been lots of babies born in our ward and unfortunately a bad car accident leaving one of our RS sisters pretty banged up and broken. Any prayers for Cassie are greatly appreciated. She has a long recovery ahead of her.

The pictures will show you more of what we're doing around here. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving at Papa's Lot

Some of the few wonderful cooks including the head chef Nannie :)

Cute little Lizzy

Look at these cute little girls :) These cousins sure do love each other

Alisa with her Oldest girl and youngest boy

Some of Zoey's fan club, Savannah and Meagan

James and little Eli. What cuties!

Me and little Janey chowing down on pumpkin bread

Mark, Sarah and 5 of their 7 kids

Jane's always had those dreamy blue them!

Eli and Zoey. They are about 9 months apart.

Mike, Heather and their 8 kids

Nancy Jane just being cute as ever

I think this picture is hilarious for multiple reasons....1) Zoey's pants are on inside out, a normal occurrence in our house (if she even has pants on!) 2) the doll explanation needed and 3) Andrew's face...a normal reaction to our crazy little girl.

pigtails :)

decorating the tree

Jane learned to stand! She is so proud of herself :)

Zoey begged me to "take a smile of my baby" lol

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We've had a fun and busy week!

It's been a pretty fun, but busy week so far. Those are always the best kind of weeks because they make you feel like you were both productive and happy at the same time.

First off, Jane and Zoey played in the snow with their upstairs buddy Brighton. They all had fun being pulled in the sled and Zoey especially like sledding down the small hills around our complex.

Zoey loves playing in the snow!

Snow Angel

Jane did pretty well out in the cold

First run, Zoey and Brighton

Second run, Zoey and Jane

Third run, everyone. This was pretty cute to watch :)

Next up, we have our sick little Janey. There have been some long nights because babies nostrils are only so big and when you add a bunch of snot to that well....they just can't sleep well! I thought the colds came from the cold, but I just discovered Jane's first tooth so I'm sure that didn't help. Zoey got over her cold quickly and we are back to normal. My favorite part about all of this is that Jane has been Miss Cuddle Bug. I.LOVE.IT!!!! It's so nice when they just want to sit there and rest their head on you.

Not a great picture but here's my Janey giving me loves

We also got a fun visit from Nanny and Papa! They came and spent the night at our house. Here is Zoey watching them leave. I love this picture because you can see Nanny's kisses on her cheek:)

A couple days ago we got to have some of Zoey's friends over for a few hours. They had tons of fun. We had a picnic (in the kitchen of course), colored pictures, played with toys, ate snacks, and danced to music in pretty ballerina skirts. The Salter's are going to Canada to have their baby so we won't be seeing these girls until Jan. We will sure miss them!

Goofy girls...notice how happy Zoey is...well all of them for that matter.

Jane was a part of the fun too!

Here are just some random pictures of the week...

Zoey with Marshmallow face. I like her new way of smiling/smirking

I trimmed Jane's hair the other day, just around her ears. Then I decided to put a little clip in it and it sure was cute :) Look at her ADORABLE smile.

Today we went and visited with Zoey's great grandma Shirley (Andrew's mom's mom) in Idaho Falls.

I let Zoey bring her stroller with us. It was so funny to watch her stroll is amongst all the elderly people with their walkers. She fit right in lol

Grandma and the girls

Just finished this little project today! I LOVE it and can't wait to display it on my front door in a week or so. It was extremely easy and most of the ornaments were in $1 sets from the dollar store, target, and walmart. The idea originated from here. You can seriously do it for like 5 or 6 bucks if you stick to dollar sets. Target had really good variety in their dollar spot. If I had gone their first I would have saved a few bucks.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Boy do we LOVE Jane!

Jane has a special place in our family. She definitely adds "something" to our home that we just can't live without :) Andrew and I love are always trying to describe that "something" about Jane that is just so addicting, adorable, hilarious, and down right irresistible (took me about two full minutes to track down that word in my vocabulary :) As much as we try to describe miss Nancy Jane, we just can't quite figure out what that special "something" is. All I know is she has got some personality. It's going to be so fun to see her grow up. I tried to upload some photos that showed what I was trying to's almost a sneaky little attitude but in a very humorous, comical way. Almost like she knows just what to do to get you to crack up. She's our little comedian. LOVE her!!!

She's shaking her head "no,no,no" See that little sneakiness in her eyes?...told you...CUTE!

Jane learned how to dig in the trash. I had just thrown away the last of some chocolate cake that we didn't end up eating. IMMEDIATELY after (she had obviously been watching) she B-lines for the trash and before I could even turn around to see what she was doing she had her hands fully submerged in the chocolate cake. Then before I could get to her, she had both hands stuffing her face. I wanted Andrew to see it so I kind of let her continue. As Andrew was grabbing the camera Jane does a free fall backwards gripping the trash can the whole way down. Somehow my supernatural instincts kicked in and caught her a split second before she hit the ground....but somehow I ended up sprawled out on the floor with a huge bruise on my rump. While I was pitying myself and my fall, Jane took full advantage of the situation to stuff as much cake into her mouth as she could. What a little stinker! We were all laughing pretty hard and Jane got away with a lot of chocolate cake :)

Tubby time!!

Big, bright smile

As with all babies this age, Jane too love to suck on strings, ropes, hair, cloth, etc.

Love the drool...and those gorgeous eyes!