Monday, November 30, 2009
Here's Jackson hanging a christmas ball ornament, which by the way was dropped about ten times and never broke! The one Josh dropped DID break and, of course, Jackson stepped in the glass =(
Friday, November 27, 2009
Cute pic of daddy and Tyce...Grandma and Tyce, Tyce really knew Grandma and would smile at her all the time...Grandpa reading Ernie's Big Mess to Jack, I LOVED that book growing up! My dad also does great Sesame Street character voices so he's always fun to have read to you. =)Grandma and Joshy, Josh really warmed up to my mom this trip-giving her lots of kisses...
Tuesday Parker took a half day and we all went to the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum. It's like a continuation of the one down at the mall in DC but this one was really close to my house so that was nice. My dad is kinda a nerd about this kind of stuff so he loved it and wanted to spend MUCH more time there but, of course, the boys had other ideas. Haha, sorry dad!Here we are in that big tower thing at the top of the building. It's really close to Dulles Airport so you can watch planes take off and land, which the boys thought was pretty cool. Tyceroo was an angel, as always!Grandpa and Joshy outside the museum...Grandma and Jackson...Wednesday night our WONDERFUL friends/neighbors Shana, Jadeh, and Alexi babysat the boys for us so we could go out to eat as adults! Oh it was so...quiet!!! It was nice to be able to have some time with my parents away from the kids. Thursday my mom made us an AMAZING YUMMY INCREDIBLE DELICIOUS PERFECT Thanksgiving dinner. My mom is such a good cook, I've been so spoiled. Her gravy was to die for, I think I just wanted a bowl of that! Haha. She also made her famous banana cream pie, which made my little sister and her husband jealous! =)
Here is my honey carving the bird for the first time...He was snacking on it the whole time, but managed to save some for the rest of us...
Aside from the delicious food we had a nice Thanksgiving. I asked the boys what they were thankful for:
Jackson: "Going potty and Daddy."
It was cute. I am thankful for my amazing family, both immediate and extended. I am thankful for Parker's job (as much as I complain about it taking us out here, we are lucky to have a stable job in this economy). I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for the gospel and my knowledge of eternal families. I am thankful that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and watches over me and who is always there for me.
Mom and dad thank you SOOOO much for coming out. We all enjoyed having you and can't wait until February when you come back! LOVE YOU BOTH!!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
They love to cover their eyes while Grandma and Grandpa get their surprises out... All my boys in their matching ball jammies...
We have had a super fun week with my parents here. They go home tomorrow so I'm going to go spend time with them but I'll post more later!!!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Gotta love our double stroller, with Josh sitting on top it fits all three of our kids!
We loved watching the elephants because they were really interacting with eachother, it was cute to watch.
Josh ate his turkey sandwhich faster than he has ever eaten anything in his entire life, I guess the zoo works up his appetite!The gorillas were SO fun to watch! There was a brand new baby one that was absolutely adorable. It kinda creeps me out how humanlike their mannerisms are though...Jack liked riding on daddy's shoulders so he could see things better...This tiger was more exciting for the boys than the real one, haha...Standing above the Tiger pond, the boys wanted to take a swim but decided "it was too dirty." Ya, THAT'S the reason not to jump into a tiger's pond, haha...
It was a fun day but it sure wore us all out! Parker is at church right now and I'm home with all the sick kids. Tyce is much better, just the remainder of a stuffy nose and cough. Jackson is probably just at the beginning of it all. Joshy is pretty sick and his poor little voice is so hoarse it's hilarious. Luckily they felt good enough yesterday to have some fun.
MY PARENTS WILL BE HERE IN ONE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
But a cute nerd =)
Tyce had a rough day yesterday, very tired and congested. He just wanted to cuddle on mommy all day (not that I minded). Today he actually seems MUCH happier and has much more energy. He still sounds horribly congested but is acting pretty much normal. Jack and Josh are both congested and coughing but are also happy as can be. Josh also sprained his ankle last night so he's been limping around. =( Lucky for me, all three of my kids are SO good when they're sick!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Things around here are fine. All three boys woke up with runny noses (poor Tyce is so congested he literally cannot eat). It's been SO long since the twins have been sick I guess I thought they were invincible! =) But they're still happy as can be so hopefully this is as bad as it gets. On a happy note, MY PARENTS WILL BE HERE IN 10 DAYS!!! I can't wait to spend Thanksgiving with them. =)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I think the boys have been sensing my depression lately (which makes me feel awful) so they've really been stepping up the charm. Jackson about 10 times a day will say, "Guess what Mommy? I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!" Then he'll give me the biggest longest hug ever. It makes me feel so good. Last night Parker was, of course, working late so I was having a hard time getting dinner ready with all the kids needing something and I just broke down and started crying. Josh goes, "Mommy it's too dark right now but tomorrow when the sun comes up I will go outside and get you something pretty to make you happy." So this morning he went out and picked me a flower, it was precious. Also, last night the twins were helping me unload their clothes from the dryer and everything they pulled out they'd say, "Thank you Mommy for washing this! I love this shirt!" or "Thanks Mommy for washing my favorite jammies!" It was a small thing that mean a lot to a stay at home mom. I love my boys so much!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday night we went to the ward Trunk or Treat, which the boys just loved. It got them warmed up for going trick or treating the next day.
They had a costume parade where the kids walked across the stage, the boys LOVED it and waved so big, haha...The cutest cowboy and batman ever...Daddy and his boys...Cheeseballs...Mommy and her boys...Josh LOVED his costume...Jackson's wanted to be batman forever...At the door trick or treating...Checking out all their candy...