Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lucy crawling up the stairs..haven't gotten a good video of her walking yet but I am working on it! Now I just need to teach her how to climb down...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! The kids saw Santa at our ward christmas party a week ago. I was determined to get a santa picture, much to their dismay. Lucy couldn't stop staring at him and Isak just wanted to get the heck out of there.

Isak "helped" me make sugar cookies this year, he loves to put sprinkles on the cookies. He also loves to smash raw dough onto the cooked cookies and try to push the cookie cutter onto already cooked cookies. But he sure had a lot of fun!
Christmas Eve this year we spent with Kevin's family. Every year they spend Christmas Eve at his grandparents with all of their family, they eat, sing, and open presents. It was fun, except for Isak's major breakdown when some children received nerf guns and I didn't have one for him. I had brought him a present, but plastic dinosaurs just can't compete with a nerf gun. He didn't understand of course, and was crying and saying "I want the gun, I want the gun" It was very sad. So we took him home early with the promise that Santa was bringing him his own gun in the morning.

Isak and Lucy "posed" for a picture. This is as about as good as it gets when it comes to taking a picture of them together.

But Lucy was more than willing to pose for me...

Isak on Christmas morning building a home for his dinosaur with his new blocks. That's Kevin trying to shovel some breakfast in his mouth.

Isak was pretty impressed with the loot he woke up to on Christmas morning. Below is him posing for me on top of presents.

Lucy was also quite excited for all of her presents. She woke up too early and was pretty grumpy during present opening. She spent most it trying to go back to sleep..

In the afternoon we went to my parent's house and had Christmas number two. This is Lucy with a doll that I got for christmas 20 years ago. My mom made her some new clothes and spruced her up a bit. I loved this doll and carried it with me everywhere. Lucy looks pretty excited to have her to play with.

Isak was playing with uncle mark wearing his safety goggles.

Isak thought every present that was opened was his, including all of Lucy's. We got her a play table and he started carrying it around and pushing her down whenever she would get near the thing. Finally we got them to agree for a few brief seconds to play together...Oh and Lucy took her first steps at my mom's house on Christmas! It was only a step but she did it a few more times that day. Very exciting. She's growing really fast, I even braided her hair the other day. Hopefully we should get the keys to our house tomorrow...anyone up for a New Years Eve painting party??

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Here's my weekly update...we had our first major snow, lucy ate spaghetti for the first time..and oh wait, yes, we are still waiting to close on our house. We were really hoping to be in before christmas but apparently that's not going to happen. It has been a really frustrating process, when we bought our home in Boise, everything went though like it was suppose to and we got our keys the same day we signed. But this has been a completely different story and I am still not a 100% why we have to wait but oh well. Lucy LOVES spaghetti. Can you tell? Below is a picture of Kevin eating spaghetti as well . I see some resemblance... Spaghetti is really hard to scrub off children. And highchairs. I think she was orange tinged for a few days. Kind of reminds my of an oompa loompa.

Isak also discovered he loves the snow, big suprise I know. It was perfect snow for snowballs and sledding (mom pulling the sled in the snow), although Isak just really liked throwing the snow at stuff. He also loves the color white and kept telling me "the ice is white, the ice is white". Very observant.

Lucy looking at a book, she loves to do this and will often talk to herself like she is reading the words. It is quite adorable.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I worked a few days this past week so Kevin babysat the kids a few times. I'm not sure I can call it babysitting since he's their father and watches them all the time but oh well. I would like to add he always does a great job at keeping them alive and fed. And on that note, this is the outfit Lucy was wearing when I came home from work. Granted it could've been much worse, at least it was clean and the right size. But red and pink?
Isak is constantly climbing on the counter. Its a battle at about 8 times a day I'm telling him to get down and he uses the excuse "I want to help the mom" and "I want the pink food" (strawberry milk). Hopefully at our new house he won't be able to climb onto the counters but I'm doubting anything will stop him. By the way, we close on our house this week and hopefully will be moved in this weekend...after the carpets get cleaned and some painting gets done.

Lucy, also when daddy is watching her, made this impressive mess all over the flor with chocolate cereal. She really loved trying to clean up the spill however, and sat for a long time eating it off the floor. I did sweep it up eventually...

We have been trying to get a christmas picture for a while. Really any picture of the 4 of us feels like a major ordeal to get through. Isak was trying to pick his nose for nose for most of the pictures and of course, no one wanted to sit still. I didn't even try for coordinated outfits or a picturesque setting. I was just happy they were in clean clothes with clean faces and I wasn't covered in spit up cheerios and vomit.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I have fallen horribly behind in my blogging so this is a quick recap of our lives the past 3 weeks. I started my new job at the hospital here in town and so far it is going well. It has also made things very busy and that combined with lots of family visiting and the holidays, I have neglected to update my blog. So, here it goes.Kevin's grandma took us to see Trans-siberian orchestra in Seattle in November. I have never been and it was really fun. We did have to walk in pouring rain there and wait for 20 minutes in the rain but it was very worth it. Lots of fire, lots, and long haired guitar players banging their heads in unison. My parents were kind enough to take our kids for the day so it was the first time we had ever been away from them for that long...together. We got home at about 3 am. It went well so I have decided that we need to leave together more often and do fun things...we'll see how that pans out.

Lucy took a bath in the sink and was incredibly excited about it. I am pretty sure she soaked the entire kitchen counter and floor.

For Thanksgiving, Kevin's brother and his wife came to visit with their little boy Conner. He and Lucy were born 10 days apart so they had lots of fun crawling all over each other and chasing the kitties. Lucy is probably a little more aggressive since she is used to defending herself against Isak all the time and I'm not sure how Conner felt about her beating up on him...

As part of Thanksgiving weekend, we had a Boise state party and had a bunch more family over. Boise, of course, won the game but it was exciting nonetheless.
Lucy and Conner during the Boise game. Apparently Lucy had stripped off her clothes and Conner was appropriately dressed in orange. Here she is with a stuffed "bronco".
Lucy eating her first thanksgiving dinner. My brother came down from Texas and we had Thanksgivng on Saturday with him at my parents. We discovered that Lucy loves sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce but does not care for pumpkin pie. A girl after my own heart...
I tried really hard to pose Isak for pictures but he wasn't too interested. Here is him and Conner before church on Sunday. They coordinated so I decided it was picture worthy.We just returned yesterday from our trip to Rexburg for Kevin's sister's baby blessing. Her little girl was born in October and is very cute. It was fun to see everyone but it was a loooong trip with 2 little kids...we got there on Friday and left on Sunday. I think next time we decide to travel that much we're going to try to stay a little longer.