Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Sunday

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Eliza's School Holiday Party

Eliza with cousin Ollie. They are in the same kindergarten class!

Eliza has the sweetest teacher that does so much for the kids. She always comments on how much Eliza loves to sing in class!

2 months old

Lily is 2 months old! Well... she was 2 months old back on december 1st. But like my previous post states, we've kind of had a busy month and didn't get these posted. At her 2 month check up she weighed 9 lbs 13 oz and was in the 25%. She is still just so sweet and smiles all the time. Its been fun having her to play with and dress up! Eliza is wanting to be more grown up and wants to hold her while she is standing and walking. It makes me nervous but she also does such a good job at it and she is so proud when she does. Porter still just adores her and wants to kiss her and love her all day long.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Do you want to know why?

I dont know how many care but this is why I haven't blogged in the past 3 weeks!

1. Thanksgiving was busy! My in Laws were here and we had a full house. Plus, we blessed Lily the sunday after so every day was booked up!

2. I have a newborn!

3. I flew to Arizona to hang with my BFF Brittany and her cute new baby Cooper. He is adorable!

4. My computer crashed and I lost all of my address labels! Yuck! It seriously makes me want to crawl in bed everytime i think about it. Especially because I had it completely updated for Lily's Birth Announcements and now its gone!

5. James came home from his mission yesterday. Don't remember who James is? My little Sister Heathers missionary! We were all so excited and anticipated his arrival. We went to the airport and were so excited to see him come home.

I really still plan on doing posts of these events. It might not be until January, but I will get them done. Trying to also fit in the typical christmas stuff and I feel like I just want to sit down and finish reading my book.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Surprise Party

For my 3oth birthday last week, Matt and my sisters threw me a fun 70's themed surprise party. The best part about it, I had no idea so it made it really fun! The theme came from me being born in 1979 the last year of the 70's. So everyone dressed up and they played 70's music and all around the room were cool and random facts about things that happened during 1979. I was excited to see all my friends dressed up and I felt so loved! My sisters Heather and Nanette did so much to help matt pull it off! It was a fun night, thanks everyone!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yo Gabba

We've got some pretty cool hookups! One of the highlights of living in California is being able to be a part of all of the Yo Gabba Gabba happenings. We have loved every bit! My brother is so awesome to always remember us. Both my kids have been able to be on the show (Eliza's has aired as the Dress up episode) and Porters is still in the editing process. He really can't wait for Uncle Scott to finish it!

This past month we were able to be apart of 2 really cool Yo Gabba events!

1. Yo Gabba Wrap Party:

It was amazing! Live Bands, icecream machine, popcorn machine, bounce house, petting zoo, 3 or 4 food stations and a room to meet the characters. Porter was in heaven! Especially because muno kept playing with him in between photos while we were waiting in line. I think he loved it more then disneyland! It was the night before Halloween so it was a costume dress up party. All the Cast and Crew really got into it and came up with some cool ideas. Matt and I decided we need to do better at dressing up for the holiday and start planning our costume earlier next year.

2. Yo Gabba Live!:

Wow! I don't even know where to start to describe this one. We weren't sure if we were going to be able to get tickets because the show sold out in 1 day. Plus, I have a pretty big family. So when my brother Scott told us he was able to get us in, we were thrilled. It was at the Shrine auditorium in LA and when we first pulled up it was nuts. Huge long lines wrapping clear around the building with kids and parents dressed in their Yo Gabba garb! It was incredible to see! Then, my brother had a place for us all to park and get our tickets.

We sat in the front section and the kids were even able to go to the very front and dance. They had no idea they were dancing next to Christina Aguilera and Jason Batemens kids, they were just having a good time! There were alot of celebrities their too that loved the show. It was so great to feel the excitement of 2500 people chanting Yo Gabba Gabba over and over and to see how crazy my kids were about it all! They are definitely big fans!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The past 3 weeks of Lily

Lily is 6 weeks old now! We love that she is getting bigger and more animated. We love her new little chubby rolls on her legs and wrists. She still is just so sweet and good natured. She hardly ever cries so it breaks my heart when she does. She has brought such a peaceful spirit to our family and has taught me to slow down and enjoy life alittle more. We all love her so much! Eliza asked me if she could marry her because she just loves her so much. Porter told me that he was so happy to have a baby sis because she is his best friend. And I think it might be true. He really loves her to death! He is always kissing her, touching her, hugging her, sitting on her....I do at times fear for her life. I am glad though that he thinks she is great and doing better with the adjustment.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Matt

Today is Matts Birthday! Yes, just 2 days after mine. We have been trying to make it special since he did such a great job for me! (details for another post) We drove out to his school (which isn't close) and had lunch. It was fun to see him in "action" and where he is everyday. We met alot of people who were excited to see Lily for the first time. Matt looked so proud!
I love him so much and I think it only gets better every year. He is an amazing person and deserves a little love and attention on this least once a year!
He does so much for me and really puts up with alot being married to me! I really appreciate how patient he is and how loving and kind he always is to me and the kids.
Happy Birthday Matt! I hope it is a great one!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Last day of my 20's...sigh!

30....Really? I can't believe I will be 30 tomorrow. Sometimes I feel like I just graduated high school and then other times I feel like I am 30. (i.e. when harrison or heather tell me I am not so cool anymore)

This is the only picture of me since I had Lily I could post, but I thought it was pretty cute of my family and kids. How could I be sad about turning 30 tomorrow when look at what I have accomplished in the picture above. It makes me so happy!