January 26, 2009
January 25, 2009
January 24, 2009
Monday nights our favorite TV show is on. "24" is really good- especially this season. For the past few years, my parents have joined us for almost every episode of "24." This past Monday, they came a little early so they could see Jade and Ivy's adorable pink four wheeler. Then there was some time to kill before the show started. I had a presentation that I had to work on, so the five shown above played a game of "Sorry." Ivy loves playing the game but loses interest relatively quickly.
Friday night, we decided to have another game night. This time with my sister and her family. They got to our house around 8:00 at night and while the kids played MarioCart, the adults played RockBand. I was lucky and had a sweet sleeping little baby boy on my lap for some of the night. He enjoyed watching the lights and listening to my horrific singing while being extremely impressed with his mom and dad's skills on the guitars. While I struggle with medium, they were both scoring high percentages on hard. Maybe I need to log a few more hours playing RockBand. Although, if I do, and don't improve, that's just one more thing for me to be hard on myself about.
It's been a very fun week- one that will help me get through several days of all day meetings this coming week.
Sunday, we had both of Scott's siblings and parents down for dinner. We played games, had spaghetti and had some good conversations. The kids had a blast- as always. Some of the games they played were Twister, Blokus and Wii- plus all of the toys in the playroom.
It's so much fun having both of Scott's siblings living near by. I wish Tom and Anne lived near by so that we could do similar get togethers with my side of the family.
With the new year, now fully in swing, I'm looking forward to spending more time with the family- doing things that strengthen relationships and build memories. This year, I'm excited to have several gatherings and dinners at our house.
January 20, 2009
For the past year, Scott has been dreaming of getting a four-wheeler that the girls can ride. He's watched on KSL for quite some time. Occasionally, I would get a phone call or an email telling me about a cute 50 in different cities and different conditions. Tuesday, while I was staying home with the girls, I got a phone call...
"I just sent you an instant message. I found a pink Polaris. It's in perfect condition and still has the plastic on the seat and the tag on the handle bars. It's been filled with gas, twice. They've only ridden it in the backyard. It's right up near my parent's house. I think the girls will really love it."
I went upstairs to my desktop and took a look at the link Scott sent me. It was absolutely too cute to pass up- and a really good deal.
So, this year, the girls will get to ride around the mountains and the sand dunes. Having them with us will definitely get me back out on my bike. I'm really looking forward to spring.
Bob and Janet picked the bike up on Tuesday night. Sunday they brought it down to us and we revealed it to the girls. Jade was shocked and thrilled. Ivy was a little bit concerned, but started grinning once she had the helmet on.
Thanks, Bob and Janet, for picking it up. We are so excited!
January 19, 2009
January 15, 2009
The first picture is of Ivy- they are almost always in dress up clothes when they are at Grandma and Grandpa's. Ivy loves playing up in the loft.
January 14, 2009
January 13, 2009
Harrison wouldn't let me take any pictures of him, but I snapped a few pictures of the other three. Funny little characters and talk about a cute little boy.
January 12, 2009
Jade and the other girls did a great job. I really think they all did better during half time than they did during the Candy Cane Classic. They all had big smiles and no one was shy. I was so proud of Jade for focusing, smiling and doing her best.
January 11, 2009
For Ivy's birthday, we had Scott's family and my family over for Sloppy Joe's and cake. We had to do it fairly early in the day because Jade had a gymnastics performance in the evening. The kids always play really well together and it's nice to get to visit with the family.
I couldn't resist putting two pictures up of the Birthday Girl and her gifts. She is such a little princess.
Happy Birthday my little three year old!