Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Why did Michael Jackson die, Mom?

Danny keeps asking me why Michael Jackson died. I started explaining it to him and then it got really complicated and I realized I didn't want to get into why people take pills. Now he won't stop talking about it. I guess that is what happens when your kids dance to Michael Jackson music videos everyday. There is bound to be lots of questions asked. Any suggestions?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I am so thankful

There are so many things that I am blessed with:

Danny throroughly enjoyed decorating the tree as always. He even commented on how MAGNIFICENT it looked.

I am thankful that the Utes pulled it together and blocked that dang kick so that we could beat BYU. It was totally worth my frozen toes during the game.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sarah update

So I took Sarah to her 9 month appointment and the doctor was nervous because she wasn't crawling yet. In fact she wasn't even getting up on her knees.
So I called Babywatch through the school district and they came out to evaluate her. Everything looked good except for the fact that she screamed every time I put her up on her knees and didn't try to pull up on anything at 10 months (by the time they came out).
The therapist taught me some things to work on, like having her kneel up against a couch cushion and playing with toys. We also like to put a blanket on our heads and she pulls it off and we yell peek a boo!
Now she is 10 1/2 months and she is doing much better. She doesn't mind being on her knees and will even get on her hands and knees and try to crawl a little (even though she ends up going backwards just a few inches).

At first I was frustrated because Danny went through a similar program but he was older and had more problems.
I remember thinking what is wrong? why are my kids so behind?
But Danny is doing so well and he has improved so much and Sam hasn't had a problem at all. If Sarah is a few months behind in crawling, I am sure she will be just fine. If that is the biggest problem she has, WE ARE SO LUCKY.
Sarah is happy to just sit and not move :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Guys and Girls Summer Trip 2010

Guys Trip
Brian and his friends went on their annual trip this summer to St George.

Love to golf

Brian golfing

And of course...swimming

Girls Trip
My 2 friends and I had so much fun. Yes we are dorks. I suggest not watching this unless you have a sense of humor. I have a feeling I may regret posting this...

Monday, November 1, 2010


Halloween was a blast this year. There were 4 Halloween parties this year so I have way too many pictures. Sorry.

So I think all of the costumes are obvious...except for mine. I thought a lot of people would be able to tell what I was because of the marks on my arm but NOBODY has read City of Bones. Everyone thought I was Lara Croft from Tomb Raider. No I was a shadowhunter. I kill Demons...just read the Mortal Instruments series ok?

Cute little butterfly Sarah. I need to get a better picture of the butterfly's that I sewed onto her shirt. It turned out so cute! The boys had more fun answering the door and passing out treats than anything else.

Danny with his pumpkin and Sam with his mad face. He did not want his picture taken.


Whitney (in the blue dress) is one of the step sisters from Cinderella. She made Sophie's wedding dress! It was so cute!

Haha. Patrick totally use to dress in these clothes when he was in high school. Good thing he joined a fraternity and they straightened him out. I had my gun ready for any funny business.
I love Tim (Popeye) and Patrick's girlfriend's. They are so fun.

Danny convinced us all to play Twister. That was fun.


Danny with Grandpa Paul. Thank you Paul for carving 1 for Danny and 1 for me. I was SO not in the mood for carving pumpkins. Probably because I had to finish a dress for Sarah for family pictures and was a little stressed.

Grandma Janell with Sam.

Aunt Kellie and Uncle Ty helping Sam carve his wittow pumpkin.

Witches Night Out

Every year a bunch of girls from our neighborhood dress up as witches and have a party. There were so many witches there! It was so much fun. I was laughing so hard the entire night.