Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's always a fight...

over who gets to be held by Papa...

Monday, December 14, 2009

oH LittLe TowN of BetHleheM...

A week or so ago we made Gingerbread houses, mini ones!!!
I put them together, then the kids decorated them.

Brigette did such a great job!!! Then she pestered me for ever to let her eat it!!

I told her not until I got a picture of her with it!!! After I took the picture, she bit the head off the GIANT snowman and ate the ledge off the roof, it has been sitting like that ever since!!!
What a goof!!!

My little Tera monster...

I have a Little People Nativity, its mine, but I let the kiddos play with it...

I set it up all nice and cute, then my little Tera gets to it, and it looks like Godzilla blew through Bethlehem. But how can you not let this little cutie play with it??!!

Jessica asked me yesterday how many times a day I set it up...
way too many...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Polar Express

The night before Thanksgiving we went and rode Polar Express. Beau and Jessica and their kids went and so did Brad and Tiff and their boys. Beau and Jessica ended up on a different train car than us, but that's OK, we had a blast!!! Zach especially was excited for the big train ride... The pictures aren't in order but this one is of Tera when Santa brought her the bell, she was so excited...

Here is briggie with her bell, she had a blast!!!

Tera passed out after her sugar high from the hot cocoa and cookies

As did Brigette...

We really had so much fun!!! This was Brigette's second time riding the Polar Express, I don't think she remembered from the time before because after we left the North Pole she quickly fell asleep!!!

Tera especially loved the ride, she laughed and clapped and bounced all the way to the North Pole!!!

It is so fun getting to do stuff that your kids love. I love to watch them when they get to do something exciting and new.

I absolutely LOVE being a mom. I love being with my little girls, especially at Christmas time. Brigette is really excited about being a good girl so she can be on the nice list. She loves our "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree and asks me everyday if it is time to go to Nana's for Jesus' birthday!

Merry Christmas!!! I love you guys!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


A couple of weeks ago Jessica informed us there was going to be a meteor shower. Later that night when we were leaving Jessica's to go to my parents I overheard Brigette telling Mason:

"See!! I can see the stars! They aren't taking a shower!"

She is so flippin funny!!

Also here is a little video of Tera walking that Ash took last week when she was here!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Just wanted everyone to see the cutest girls ever!!!
Emmaree, Brigette and Tera
yes, Brigette's smile is a little crazy!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I just counted...

Tera, my little go-getter, has decided that she needs to walk!!! So far the most I have counted is 7 steps... until today!!! She took 18 steps!!! Yay for Tera!!! She just turned 10 months on the 14th!!!
What a genius!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dr. Butler

Brigette is now taking appointments. All ages, no insurance needed!!!Aunt Gessa was kind enough to be Brigette's first patient.
Brigette looked in Aunt Gessa's throat.

She gave her a shot, in the neck, don't worry, it isn't painful!

She listened to her heartbeat. She also listened to her tummy, we were beginning to wonder if Jessica was expecting?!
(she isn't)

She also checked out her ears.
Aunt Gessa is doing great, no swine flu!!!
Contact me for appointments!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall Pictures

A couple weekends ago we went to Show Low and stayed the night with Zach's family. Jackie and Macy were there and were awesome enough to take a ton of pictures of the girls for me. Here are just a few that Jackie just e-mailed me!!! Tera hanging onto my fingers

Playing with the leaves

This picture totally doesn't even look like Tera!!! Zach was tossing the girls in the air for pictures!!

I LOVE the look on Tera's face in this one!!! Scared or loving it?? Not sure!!!

Brigette being tossed in the air!!!

And this is Tera today. She is so proud of herself!!! Every time she stands up, Brigette makes me clap for her. So this is pretty much how she has spent her day today, crawling around then standing up and clapping for herself!! Pretty dang cute!!! Also she has cut another tooth!!! That makes three on bottom and two on top!!

So cute!!
Hopefully now I will get the pictures Macy took!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Little Bo Peep & Her Sheep

Happy Halloween!!! We had a great day!!! We started it out with Zach and I going to the Snowflake Temple with the Youth to do baptisms. We then went back to Show Low and picked up the girls from Zachs parents house. Brigette LOVED Halloween and Tera could care less. She hated her costume because she couldn't see when she crawled, her ears would fall over her eyes!!! Both of my girls looked adorable!!! Here they are getting ready to go Trick-or-Treating!!

Here is Brigette and Tera with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley aka Jacob and Matthew. First we hit up the carnival in town!! Then Jessica's kids, Tiff and her boys, and the girls and me went out on the town. After about 2 houses Tera had had enough and was ready for home. She spent pretty much the rest of the night with Zach at home. We had such a fun time and Brigette already has every ones costumes picked out for next year!!! We will see if she remembers!!!

Tera also decided that Halloween would be the perfect day to:
cut 2 teeth
take 2 steps, twice
learn how to stand up in the middle of a room all by herself!!!
She is so proud of herself!!!

Just a few more pics!!!

Little Bo Peep and Batman!!!
Sorry this is the only picture of Jessica's kids that I got!! Hayden was the ultimate Steelers fan, Tanner was a Steelers football player, Emmaree was a princess and Mason was obviously Batman!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Counting Calories

Yes, another Brigette story!!

When we were in Flag on Wednesday, I was telling Jessica how much I LOVE V8 Splash Berry Blend. I also informed her that it only has 70 calories. Later when I ran into a store and Jessica stayed in the car with the kiddos, Jessica overheard Brigette telling Mason about her juice...

"Look, it only has 3 calories!!"

Dang she hears everything!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Story Time

I'm not really sure how many times I have gone looking for Tera and found her in Briggie's room doing this... She always has a story book and a stuffed animal. She is looking at the book with the animal either on her lap or right next to her. I have been trying for a long time to sneak a picture of her "reading" to her animal.
I finally got one but she caught me!! Can you possibly get any cuter than that??!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thank You Jesus!!!

(Is it appropriate to title my post that??) IDK, anyways!!! On Wednesday it snowed and we had to go to Flag for a doctor appointment for Tera, 9 months old!!! 18 pounds, 4 ounces, 28 1/4 inches!!! Anyways... onto what my title is about!!! We went to Flag, when we got home, the snow was melted and Brigette was devastated!!! She cried and cried. So I had a great idea!!! I thought, maybe I can teach her some faith!!! So I told her (while praying silently for some help) that maybe if she asked Jesus and Heavenly Father they would let it snow again. I also told her to remember that not everything you pray for you get the way you want (in simpler 3 year old terms), and that was the end of it. Until family prayer last night. It was Brigette's turn. I had completely forgot about the snow. Brigette likes to pray by herself. So after praying for the food she asked...
"please let there be snow for Jesus."
I was really trying not to giggle. I couldn't believe she remembered!
We went to bed, I woke up at 1am with Tera...
IT SNOWED!!!!!!!!
Can you believe it!! I told the Lord thank you for hearing my little girls prayers. When Brigette woke up I didn't tell her, I let her see for herself. While standing on the kitchen chair she yelled
"Yay!! It snowed again!! Thank you Jesus!!!!!"
I love my kids

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween FHE

Tonight Zach got home early, and since Beau is still OTR we decided to carve pumpkins for our FHE this week, yes we are a little late, but we actually did have FHE on Monday too!!! Anyways... Zach is so darn talented he can draw, paint, carve, pretty much whatever you want!!! So the kids were pretty excited and were all very patient while Zach helped them all carve their pumpkins. Here he is with Hayden... Hayden and Tanner supervising

Brigete and Mason super excited about their Jack-o-lanterns!!

Brigette picked her pumpkin from the garden all by herself and Mason got his pumpkin from Nana!!!

(Yes I just realized the last two pictures are the same, but since Tera is asleep, I'm heading that way too!!!)