Wednesday, December 26, 2007
We have waited, we've been counting down since Halloween, and finally the day arrived......at 5:00 a.m. Landon has been sick for the past few days and so needless to say, he did not sleep well on Christmas Eve. He woke up at 4:25 and Mike and I put him in bed with us. He fell back asleep at 5:00 just as we heard little feet coming downstairs, pausing at the living room and then bursting into our room to tell us that Santa had come. (Yea, like we didn't already know that!) Here are the kids sporting their new Christmas jammies. This was Christmas for Landon. He got a Buzz Lightyear and it was over. He wanted nothing to do with opening his other 500 presents. Mike keeps reminding me that we could have done Christmas for him for $5.
Yeah! I've been waiting for this book. Thanks Mom!!!
Abbie loves sticker books....especially this one from her cousin Joseph!
Mike got this really nice Patagonia shirt from his parents. It was a great day! We desperately wish that we could have been with our families and friends. We miss you all, and hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
So some friends of our gave us a Gingerbred Christmas tree kit, and of course the kids were really excited to decorate it, so we spent a long, painful 45 minutes putting this tree together the other night.
As you can see, Landon was a big help. He was helping to make sure there was no more candy left to decorate with.I guess he got a little tired of eating, and decided to put his feet up for a rest.
The finished product. It looks exactly like the picture that was on the box!.....except way worse.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Nannying for a family in Ogden
2. Attending Weber State University.
3. Driving the Blueberry Pop-Tart
4. Hanging out with my family a lot.
5. Getting snow cones at the Rainbow Snow.
5 Things on my to-do list today:
2. Christmas shopping
3. Wrapping presents
4. Help Abbie make her bed
5. Clean the basement
5 Snacks I enjoy:
1. Graham Crackers
2. String Cheese
3. Baked Lays
5. any fruit
5 Things I would do if I were a Billionaire:
1. Buy a vacation home somewhere
2. New car.
3. Pay off school loans
4. Give to charities
3 of my bad habits:
1. Clench my teeth at night.
2. I have eczema on my arms and I like to pick at it. ( I know...gross)
3. I snore
5 places I have lived:
1. Mcallen, Texas
2. Lakeland, Florida
3. Provo, Utah
4. Centerville, Utah
5. Columbus ,Ohio
5 Jobs I’ve had:
1. Leaps and Bounds (Indoor playland)
3. Training Table
5. Day Care
5 Things people probably don’t know about me:
1. I make my bed everynight right before I get into it. (i hate messy covers)
2. I cannot even talk about broken bones....I start to get dizzy and light headed.
3. I am afraid of heights.
4. I can play the violin
5. I blackout/passout if I stand up too fast.
I now Tag: Breeze, Melissa, Mindy,Harmony, Nicole. Love you guys!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
We do love those doughnuts at our house though!
Landon just eats the chocolate off the top and then gets another one out of the box.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
He is now starting to realize, "hey, this is harder than I thought it was going to be, but I'm REALLY stubborn so no, I will not give my mother the satisfaction of helping me, even though she is asking every 5 seconds "can mama help?"
This is where the crying begins. He is now at a crossroads. He has taken the coat off by himself before, so he knows that it can be done, but this time it is definitely not working! He still will not let me help!
Frustration takes over and the fits of hysterics begin. Still will NOT let mom help!
There is no calming him down now. All I can do is offer hugs and support from the sideline. This can go on for minutes, but the child will not let me or anyone else help. If we did just step in and help or do it for him, he literally would not settle down for like 30 minutes. Oh, well at least I still have on sane child...oh wait....
Friday, November 02, 2007
I know, kind of lame, but I forgot to buy the cool stencil ones at the store that day, and I was not going back. Abbir drew hers all by herself. Can you guess which one it is? ha ha.
( Ok, Nicole I am totally not surprised that Maddie and Abbie had the exact same costume are you? )Here are our cuties on Halloween night just before trick-or-treating. We had a ball going out with our neighbors. The kids got a lot of candy and some of the houses even had treats for the adults. Pretty cool. The kids looked great...unfortunately........
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Abbie is a true Hale. She has no fear when it comes to jumping or sliding off of things. There was an giant pile of hay at the pumpkin farm and the kids had a great time climbing and jumping. Landon tried, but could not quite jump as far out as Abbie could.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
We have this problem called squirrels here in Minnesota. There must be a family of them that live in our yard, because as you can see in the background, they think we put that pumpkin out for them to snack on. I guess it's a pretty common thing that the squirrels eat the pumpkins. People have told me that you have to carve your pumpkins the night before, and only put them out on Halloween. Darn Rodents!
Abbie and our neighbor Alex having fun in the leaves!
We had the best day on Sturday jumping in the leaves and enjoying what I can only assume will be one of the last semi-warm days this year. Mike was off all day and he went out to mow the lawn, but before he could do that, he an Abbie had to rake up all of the leaves on our lawn. We have a huge Red Oak in the front yard, and the leaves literally covered the grass. The pile that they made was taller than Abbie. I love Fall!!!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Once a Buckey, always a Buckey!! Even though Mike and I live in Minnesota now, we are still faithful to our Buckeyes. They came into town last Saturday, and we were there to cheer them on to victory over the Gophers. It was our first date in four months! We had a great time and even found another little group of Buckeye fans to sit with. We did think the Minnesota M that the band made was pretty cool though, I mean nothing compared to the Best Damn Band in the Land, but still cool. Seeing the Buckeyes made me really homesick for Columbus. We really miss everyone and especially our friends that are still there, getting to go to every game. Enjoy it while you can kids...there ain't nothin like it!!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Here is our big girl on her first day of Preschool. She goes five days per week and we are both loving it! She has done great and doesn't get scared or anything. She has already made some friends and loves going everyday!
For those of you that know my kids, you know that they don't eat anything. Every mealtime is a battle, so Mike and I were out to dinner with them one night and got so tired of it, that they pretty much had icecream for dinner. At least we got to eat in peace!
Abbie fishing for the very first time. It was cold and windy, but we still had a great time on the boat!
Landon the Sea Captain!