Kaisey was VERY afraid of Santa at first, and she warmed up and even gave Santa a hug and a kiss. Abbi says to me, "Mom, I don't want to hurt your feelings but I don't believe in Santa Clause. I also don't believe in the Easter Bunny OR the Tooth Fairy....and by the way, you owe me a dollar for the last tooth you forgot." Photos by Impressions Studio
Happy 11th birthday to my Abbi! I cannot believe that she's growing so fast! 11 years ago on her due date, I told her daddy Brad that we had 5 minutes to make it to the hospital before another contraction. AND....he had locked the keys in the car while it was running. But we made it and 16 1/2 hours later, Abbigale was born. Abbi is such a witty, loving, and VERY smart girl.
We gave her a CHEF party. My mother made the aprons and we put the girls names on the hats. I attempted to teach the girls how to make homemade lemonade, rootbeer, fruit pizza's, and mini pizza's. We also had a chocolate fountain.
The next morning was our ward christmas brunch. There were some fun activities for the kids to do including a pinata. Kaisey wanted her turn....until it was her turn. The dance studio had it's christmas recital as well.
Stranger anxiety? Or should I say Santa anxiety? Kaleb built his very own snowman all by himself! The snowman also has on a BYU beenie. She's FINALLY getting some hair! What an adventure we always have with this little girl. Each christmas we let the kids pick out a new ornament to put on the tree. I think that Kaisey has broken almost every one within her reach AND we've only had our tree up for 6 days.
So I'm officially a blogging slacker. Forgive me father for I have sinned. I've become slightly addicted to a facebook game. Anywho.....
We have been really busy with a sick little girl. We ended up taking our very cranky Kaisey in to the ER 3 nights in a row. First one was to do a catscan to be sure that she wasn't having an apendicits. Next night I spent 4 1/2 hours getting all sorts of things checked. Still nothing. 3rd night Trent took her up to PCMC and after doing a few more tests, they looked at the scans that hospital number 2 did and said she was "basically full of poop." For the LOVE.... But she's once again back to my happy little girl! It took several days with medicines to finally make her regular.
Next we've been busy with another book report project. This is Abbi's Titanic.
Abbi has also been really busy learning her solo for dance competition, and learning the violin, as well as regular dance classes, and homework.
Grandma came out and made Gingerbread houses with the kids. Baylee taking a sneaky bite. I caught her!Kaisey has found a new love for Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go! We pulled out some of Kali's old toys. Kaisey set up the table with chairs around it and then would say, "Sit down" AND then she'd actually try to sit in the chair. Kaisey has also been a very busy girl. Abbi was only sort of in trouble for leaving her pencil down....because we were getting ready to repaint her room for her birthday. We got out the blow-ups decorations tonight and as Kali was measuring her height to Rudolf's she says, "Mom me and Rudolf must be the same age!"
The charter school has a Fall Festival. The kids had a fantastic time, and they did an excellent job putting it together. There were tons of games, 2 balloon artists, and lots of fun prizes. Yes....Abbi did go with us, she just disappeared with her friends the entire time.
The kids ready to Trick or Treat.
Abbi wanted the cool vampire eyes, and teeth like Trent and I. Getting those contacts in Trent's eyes was super frustrating. I was able to pop Abbi's right in. Good job sweetie!
My sister and I took my mom (and my girls) to see Odyssey Dance's production of Thriller. We had a fantastic time. I think my favorite performance was the the Jason's. It was a little scary, a little funny, and a lot of Zombie's dancing. I was however shocked to see LITTLE kids in the theater.
Later that night we went to our ward's Trunk or Treat and chili cookoff.
7/22/09 We were at the store and I pointed out a bedspread that I liked. Kaleb says, "Mom, that's Goth." I giggled and said asked him what he thought Goth was. He told me that "Goth means you like black."
3/30/2009 We were at Target and Kali saw a new bobble head, "Mom, I want the "cowpitter". Which is catapillar in Kali-nese.
1/15/2009 Kaleb says, "Mom, is that toy gonna come out of my paycheck?"
12/22/2008 Abbi "Hey, it's the Eve, of the Eve, of Christmas Eve!"
12/19/2008 Kaleb asked "Mom, is coloring an exercise for your hand?"
12/15/2008 Kali says, "Ooops mom...sorry it was an ACCI-DIDN'T." The funniest part, is that she's been saying that for about 3 years. I finally had to tell her that the word is ACCIDENT.
11/2/2008 Kaleb was working on his spelling words. I told him to spell 'we'. He says, "W-i-i."
I was making dinner, when Abbi says, "Mom, I need a fork," and Kaleb says, "Mom, can you get me a cup?" and Kali says, "guys, she's not an octopus!" 10/19/2008
When Kaleb was about 2, I was ordering at Sonic, and I ordered grill cheese sandwich's for the kids. Kaleb began crying, and I asked him what was wrong. He told me, "I don't want it girl cheese, I want it boy cheese!"
This lady in front of me was driving terribly. I kept saying "Lady!" Well, I finally gunned the car to go, and the drinks from McDonalds, spilled all over the car. Kali says, "Her tripped us!" Kali was 4 years old.
When Kali was 3, she found a pair of her shorts in her drawer. She put them on. It was still winter, so I told her she had to wear pants. Kali said, "I am. Little pants mom."