Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

9 months.

This little lady keeps growing up and I wish I could stop time. June has been such a love-bug. We have spent much of the holidays away from home and she has loved every bit of attention she has gotten from family. She has had to adjust to new sleeping arrangements while on vacation but if ever she would wake up crying, all it took was a little cuddling and then she was fast asleep. One night I held her in bed with me all night, just because I didn't want to let her go. June has taken on the nickname "buggie", short for June-bug I guess. She is army crawling all over the place and has tried pulling herself up a few times. She just got her third bottom tooth, just like Charlie did at this age, but for some reason the fourth one is no where to be found, strange, I know. June has started waving and saying "hi" which sounds like "HAA!" and she loves to clap, especially when she's excited. I have gotten an occasional "mama" but "dada" continues to be her favorite word. Her hair is long enough for a baby ponytail, which I think is the cutest thing ever.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A MAGICAL night.

It was Friday night, the rain had been coming down hard all day long. The plan was to go see Santa at the Irvine train park, but was it really worth it to drag the kids out in the cold rain? YES, it was so worth it, it was a magical night, at least it was for me! The rain stopped as soon as we got in the car to leave- magical. Then, the parking lot was empty-magical. Free parking- magical. The rain kept the crowds of people away so we really had the entire place to ourselves. The kids ran around, we all goofed off and took some pictures.

The Three Stooges.
June, Brin, and Easton experienced their first Winter Wonderland but it looks like engineer Easton did not appreciate the heavy load he had to carry.

The magical night continued with NO LINE to ride on the train.
Here, Charlie is taking in the MAGIC along with Reagan and Lukie-Duke!
Another magical picture in a very GAY sort of way!
... and the engineer (I thought my double chin was bad.) I'm mean, but on a "nice note" Adam is hot!
June was in a total awe (or frozen with fear) of Santa, she would not take her eyes off him.
(see what I mean)
I thought Charlie would freak out and refuse to sit on Santa's lap... WRONG! Luckily his buddy Reagan went before him and showed Charlie how it was done. Reagan jumped up on Santa's lap and in true girlie fashion and began rattling off her list of sparkly tights, glittery dresses, and fancy shoes. Then, Santa gave her a candy cane and Charlie was sold! He ran up to Santa and climbed on his lap.
A funny conversation took place between Charlie and Santa.
Santa: "So, what do you want for Christmas?"
Charlie: "PRESENTS!!"
Santa: "Okay then. Have you been a nice boy to your baby sister?"
Me: ("NO!")
Charlie: "Yep."
Santa: "What does your sister want for Christmas?"
(By this time Charlie was standing on the ground facing Santa) Charlie paused and thought for a minute, then he looked beyond Santa, up at the backdrop and responded...
Charlie: "A blow horn!!!!"
Me: "A BLOW HORN???"
If you take a closer look at the picture above there is a gold trumpet right above the gold tinsel. That is what caught Charlie's eye when Santa asked him what June wanted. The funny thing is, ever since that night Charlie's one and only request now is for Santa to bring him a blow horn too. What the heck? Where in the world is Santa supposed to find a BLOW HORN? The night even ended with a hug for Santa. Truly MAGICAL!
(Oh, and then one more magical surprise, hot cocoa and sugar cookies tailgate style- thanks Blads.)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

You better not POUT, I'm telling you why...

(Santa might be making one less stop this year.)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hungry, hungry, HIPPO.

It is 9 a.m. and Charlie has eaten:
  • a bowl of cereal
  • toast with peanut butter
  • 2 medium sized bananas
  • a cookie (I gave in)
  • a dime, which he choked on and I had to give him the heimlich maneuver we are off to COSTCO to buy more food.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Giving Thanks.

We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving...
1. Swinging on the "tennis racket" with Dadoo.

2. Learning how to bowl with Daddy on Thanksgiving morning. (Charlie can't take his eye off the ball.)

3. Cousins! (Charlie and Reese were best buds (most of the time) while we were in Vegas.

4. June-bug and her cute smiles.
5. Sweet little Claire-bear (June's buddy)
6. "Castles."
7. More rides on the "tennis racket" with Mommy.

8. Family.

9. Pumpkin pie.
10. Whipped cream!
11. Looking at Christmas lights through the sunroof. (Thanks Momoo and Dadoo.)

12. Watching "Cars" in bed with Reesey.
13. Super heroes: Charlie and Reese

14. A BYU Victory.

15. Grandpa Bill and Dorothy.