Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Slinging his ribbon web.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Iris has accepted that princesses can feed themselves!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Eli is slightly obsessed with trains lately. 

This is how he takes Iris for a train ride. 

Fortunately she loves it. 

Guess what he's getting for Christmas? :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Iris' Manger

Brother made Iris a manger.

He sticks her in the box, and sings,

"Away in a manger, no crib for a baby, 
ASLEEEEEP! (asleep) ASLEEEEEP! (asleep)...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Family Pictures...

Here are my favorites...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Pony

She finally has enough hair for this!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Sweet Little Sheep ~ and other Christmas happenings

Last night was our ward Christmas party. 
Eli was a sheep in the Nativity play. 

(eating his dinner)

 (uh... is this mutton!?)

(waiting oh so patiently for the play to start)


(with the other sheep)

When Eli is sixteen wanting to borrow my car, I will of course have to say "no", because I will always remember him as a sweet little sheep. 

Iris ate a carrot!

and got a goodie bag from the three pimps wise men

(she wouldn't take it from them! my kids fear people in costume... except for Batman, oddly)

Eli got a goodie bag from his buddy, the Bishop


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Our Thanksgiving Friend

 This was our Thanksgiving bird. All 35 pounds of him. 

His little friend is sticking around until New Years...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Curious George Scares Some Kids

Curious George came to Preschool Story Time at our Library yesterday. 

My kids have a deep distrust of people in costumes. Weird. 

Sad baby face! 

This is as close as Eli would get...

creepy little monkey... :D

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Big Girl Car Seat

Because she HATES the baby carrier. 

(Yes, we have it rear facing)

After I washed the cover and Jeremy re-assembled it, we put her in it to test it out.

One minute later...

Friday, November 12, 2010


We had our first snowstorm on Monday. 

Eli played outside, and had a snowball fight with the neighbors.

Then warmed up with hot chocolate and graham crackers.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Are not toys...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Moose!

Dear Mr. Moose,

Thank you for not murdering me when I woke you up the other morning. For real, thanks.


Great White Amber

See the orange guy on the left? That's Roger. See the black speck on the right? That's Mr. Moose!

Eli gazes at Mr. Moose...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Camping / Hunting Part 2: The Hunting

Roger and I coming back to camp with my cow

Jeremy, Brent and Roger packing out Jeremy's elk (trip 1 of 2)

yes, my way is much easier... :D

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Camping / Hunting Part 1: Our Family

We had an amazing time, and the kids had soooo much fun. Even the baby. I was NOT expecting her to be so great!

Our only baby issue was that she wanted to crawl. Mommy did not want her to crawl. It was either muddy or snowing the entire time, and the camper floor was consequently wet and muddy! So smart Daddy spread out a great big tarp with a wool blanket on top, and we had a baby girl play area. 

She loved it.

Jeremy cut wood at the speed of light...

Eli played with a grouse that Grandpa shot. (eeuw.)

(no, he didn't take the mask off. Ever. )

Iris auditioned for "The Blair Baby Project"

I got very, very dirty...