Friday, December 28, 2007
Christmas is by far my favorite holiday, this year being no exception. We spent the night before Christmas eating prime rib and shrimp. Thank you mom for cooking the prime rib. Very yummy. We all ate too much but still had to squeeze in some of my mom's trifle later on that night. Collin was very wound up that night. It took forever to get him to bed. I wanted him to hurry and fall asleep so I could finish getting ready for the next morning but everytime we thought he was asleep he would wake right up. Needless to say I didn't get much sleep that night. Eric had to work that night but I heard him come home early in the morning. He was just barely getting to sleep when we heard little Collin's excited voice that Santa had come. We hurried out of bed to go see what Santa left in our stockings.
Carlee wasn't feeling good at all that morning the poor girl. She threw up a few times and didn't even want to open her presents. I hated seeing her so sick at a time when she should have been having fun. Thankfully she had a nap and some crackers and started to get into some of the action and finish opening her presents. She loved her shopping cart from her brother and Collin loved the ken doll that Carlee got him. Eric wasn't too excited that she got him a doll but that's what he wanted. He also told Santa that he wanted a Squawkers McCaw and was so excited when he opened it and saw that Santa's elves made it for him. Santa spoiled the kids a little this year.
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Thursday, December 27, 2007
Every Christmas Eve we head out to Grandma Brewer's house for dinner and fun. We love to get together as a family and enjoy each others company. We held it on Sunday this year so Eric and Levi could come. It really messed me up though because I still had alot to do before Christmas and I didn't know how I would get it all done. Eric had to remind me that I still had another day, thank goodness.! It messed Kaitlyn up too so I'm glad I'm not the only one.
We always have the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The best part: the pies! Grandma and Tina set up the tables and everything looked wonderful. Kaitlyn found out why we don't like to sit too close to Carlee though. She ended up with food on her shirt and arms from Carlee's wandering hands. ***Collin is the slowest eater ever. It took him forever to finish and I bet he only had about 10 bites total. Eric and granny tried to play a game with him to guess what food they put in his mouth to get him to hurry up.
Every year we have a present exchange. Grandma places everyone's names in a bowl for us to draw usually the previous Thanksgiving. This year Eric drew Matt, I drew Tammy, and Collin drew Tina. (Tina already knew what her present was before she even opened it.) Carlee drew Uncle Johnny's name and I let her pick out his present. What did Carlee pick out for him? A pretty dolly.
That's right Uncle Johnny. You got your payback for all the babies you gave Matthew. Thank you everyone for making Christmas Eve so special and for the hard work (Tina!) that you put into the occasion. Thank you grandma and grandpa Brewer for letting us invade your home. We love you and love spending Christmas Eve with you.
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Saturday, December 22, 2007
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Collin bowling but still not forgetting about the swords that were in our hamburgers!
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Carlee was soooo excited to be able to bowl with the rest of us.
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Friday, December 21, 2007
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
Collin loves getting in on the fun too! Below are a few of his cookies although he probably ate more frosting than what he actually put on the cookies.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I absolutely love decorating for Christmas. This year I probably went a little too far and put everything up before Thanksgiving. I know it's too early but I don't care! Besides I don't have any Thanksgiving decorations yet. This year Eric wanted to start a tradition so that every year the kids could put a special ornament on the tree with thier name on it. Collin loved it! He placed his ornament on the tree (and Carlee's too) and was so proud to have contributed. Unfortunately Collin is in his underwear again for the pictures decorating his Christmas ball. I made him put on clothes though to take pictures by the tree.
Collin the cutie (fully clothed) by the Christmas tree!
Eric worked hard this year! This is our first year with Christmas lights up. Last year we only got them up on the garage. Thank you Eric! I love having Christmas lights up and the kids enjoy them even more.
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
This is Carlee's reaction to pop, she's not too sure about fizzies. Her reaction isn't as good as the first time she drank it but you can still see what she does with it, the silly girl!
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
- Sharks: I don't want to get in the water with that one 'cuz he'll eat me but I swim fast like this whooossshhh and go faster than him.
- Tigers: Tigers eat bulls. They like to play with each other and their claws go in and then they go out.
- Bald Eagles: He eats mice? Ew gross! If he stands on our roof he can see all the way to South America.
- Crocodiles: His mouth looks orange and mine looks pink. He likes to eat zebras and they fall down and the crocodile gets them and bites their heads. Then they have lots of blood!
- Snakes: Look at his tongue! It looks like a wrench! Some snakes are nice and you can put them on your neck.
- Polar Bears: Polar bears live at the North Pole. They don't live with Santa Claus because they'll eat him.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007
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Saturday, December 1, 2007
We went to the Festival of Trees today so Collin could tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. "Squawkers McCaw" is what he told him, the bird that dances, squawks, and can repeat what you tell him. He wanted it ever since he saw a commercial for it. (He watches too much TV.) Carlee actually didn't cry when she saw Santa. Alot of improvement from last year when she just wailed at the sight of him.
This is the first video I have taken with our new camera. I like it! I just need better practice at where I'm aiming it. I'm so excited that I can put video on the computer now! I'll have to take a lot more video from now on.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I haven't been a very good blogger lately. Between being sick, tired, all the Idaho Falls trips, and getting ready for the holidays, I just haven't made the time to write anything. I haven't even taken any pictures. I'm kicking myself for not getting any pictures of anyone on Thanksgiving. Luckily my mom took a few pictures to remember Thanksgiving by.
This past Thanksgiving was a lot of fun! The kids and I went to two dinners that day. The first one was with my dad's side of the family. I got to see people I haven't seen for a long time. JoMax and Mark both even came out. It was held in the Leslie ward's gymnasium so it would accommodate all of us. Some of the kids were disappointed they couldn't play basketball, including Collin, because all the tables were under the hoops. Carlee had a blast running up and down the hallway and playing with her favorite Leslie nursery toy: the shopping cart. My nephew Alec is getting so huge! I couldn't believe how tall he was! It was so much fun seeing everyone and catching up on their lives. Eric and I get so involved with the other side of the family that we don't see this side as often so it was a lot of fun to share the holiday with them.
...especially with Aunt Lenora's yummy raspberry jam on it!
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Monday, November 19, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
She loved these Christmas bears. She was dancing to the music they played in her new holiday jammies.
To see Carlee's video click the following:
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Monday, November 5, 2007
She loves to sit on the shower floor and just let the water roll over her. Collin has an absolute fit if water gets in his eyes and doesn't like to stand under the shower at all.
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Thursday, November 1, 2007
Heading off for trick or treat fun!
Collin and his loot!
Collin's favorite treat? Grandma's suckers!
Trunk or treat time! The kids had a lot of fun trick or treating this year. Poor Carlee was sick but was still able to participate in the fun. They trick or treated granny Jensen and Gary and Dawn then headed to the school for the trunk or treat. Next we went up to the hospital to get candy from the long term care patients. We went around the hospital hill houses for awhile before heading out to grandma Brewer's house. Collin couldn't wait to get out to their house. He loves his granny B and her suckers!
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