Sunday, December 13, 2009


Here is the precious.

Really, have you ever seen anything so cute???

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's a Girl!!!
I can't believe it. We made the lady check three times. We were certain it was a boy. Crazy.
Oh, and she is perfect.
And we are thrilled.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ava Cuteness

Just two little stories:

Matt told Ava and Moses to go clean up the playroom. She asked if he would help them and he told her no, he was going to do the dishes and they needed to do it by themselves. Then she said, "But in church we learn that we should help each other."

Ava told Mos a story before he went down for his nap. It went something like this:
Once upon a time, a long time ago, Jesus was born. When Jesus was born his mommy and his daddy needed a new place to live, but they couldn't find anywhere to live. Then the shepherds and the wise men came to see Jesus and they brought presents. But the wise men didn't bring any presents so Jesus' mommy said, "Why didn't you bring any presents?" And that's when Jesus was born. The End.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


I love that Moses was sealed to us at Thanksgiving time. It always gives us more to celebrate and reason to be thankful for our little family. This year we marked 2 years on November 23.

Mos enjoying his treat. He wouldn't want to get his hands dirty, ya know. When we lit the candles Moses started singing 'Happy Birthday' over and over. I love that boy.

And a little something to satisfy your morbid curiosity. This is me at 20 weeks. Just remember your mama told you if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween...

...yes it was. We had 3 days of trick-or-treating this year. First was daddy's school, next we had the ward trunk-or-treat, and finally we did our neighborhood. By some kind of miracle I made it to all three. The darlings were adorable and happy and it was all worth it.

Yes, their costumes fit them perfectly. I love those kids.
On a side note--I did not fit into my leather pants this year. OK, I didn't even try.


Every weekend Matt makes either pancakes or waffles for the kids' breakfast. It used to be mostly waffles, but lately it has been all pancakes because they can ask for different shapes. The funny thing is--Matt never eats any pancakes. He spends all this time making their breakfast and then he eats cereal or nothing at all. And I just sleep through it all.

Some recent creations. You can guess what they are.

Yes, he is an amazing father.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Keeping Life Interesting...

Matt and Ava were at the store and she was looking at a guitar in the toy section. She played with it for a little while and then she said to Matt, "I need this guitar so I can rock! If Mosey is taking a nap I can just turn it down and rock quietly." Sometimes a girl needs to rock.

Ava and Moses love to pretend to be dogs. Apparantly this is something that runs in my family since my oldest sister's kids like to be dogs too. One day I was telling Mos to go upstairs for his nap and he was not listening to me. Ava jumped in and volunteered to help me. She said, "C'mon doggy. C'mere puppy. C'mon follow me." And he did. She scratched and petted him all the way up the stairs and into his bed. At least I have an obedient dog.

I heard Moses puching buttons on the microwave and I ran into the kitchen to find that he had dumped sprinkles all over the inside of the microwave and was about to turn it on. I firmly said, "MOSES!". He looked at me and said, "Good boy!" and kissed my cheek.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Life continues to be interesting with the two year old male child. He seems to have no shortage of good ideas when he thinks he is alone. This is how Matt found the angel boy right after he woke up from his nap.
A few days earlier I was upstairs when I heard a noise and figured it was running water. However, I quickly realized it was the microwave and I booked it downstairs to find the syrup bottle about to explode with 45 seconds to go. Such a good boy.

In further news, Matt had 3 days off for "Fall Break" because that is about how long Fall lasts around here. He got a few things done in his time off.

1. He gave Moses a haircut which he had my permission to do.

What he did not have my permission to do was make my kid bald. Everyone says it's cute, but it makes him look so old!!

2. He organized some closets and put up some shelves while the kids entertained themselves.

3. He built a snowman with the kids facing into our next door neighbors front window. That kid is always messin'.

Yes, it snowed here on Saturday which we were not thrilled about, but the kids were.

As for me--I made it to 13 weeks and one thing keeps running through my head:
"Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered I have fought my way here....."
Name that movie.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Pumpkin destroyer

Well last week we decided to get a pumpkin early so that we could bring in the Halloween season right. Well someone was grateful for the pumpkin. Thankfully Ava wasn't devastated that her pumpkin got shredded. -But we figured out exactly who was wreaking all the havoc on our front porch.

The pumpkin was by our front door but we wanted to see what was going on so we moved it in front of the sliding door and found the pumpkin destroyer.
Ava and her old friend. Last year we put nuts right out the sliding door and the squirells would eat them during the winter. Ava and Moses loved watching them up close.
Moses has been really enjoying the vacuum lately. Can't say that I blame him. I always want to bust that thing out and go crazy.
We were teaching Ava how to tie a bow and this is her first bow she was so excited. Today I was cleaning out behind the fridge and Ava said "You have a really big hockey stick, it is so long."

Sunday, August 30, 2009

More Ava...

Ava came up to me and said "Daddy you did a good job cleaning up the whole house. But there are still toys back there."

Monday, July 20, 2009

More Ava...

Today we were sitting in Wendy's and an air conditioning vent was blowing on Ava. She said she was getting cold and she needed to wear long sleeves. She told Matt he needed a long sleeve shirt too, but he said he wasn't cold. She commented, "Oh yeah, because you have long fur. You're like an animal. I just have little short fur."

Then we were in WalMart and Ava made a comment to Matt about a woman who was standing right next to them. It was something like this, "Look at those big, fat legs Daddy."

She keeps life interesting....

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ava at her best

Lisa told me a funny story about Ava

Lisa and Ava went to a store I am not sure which one. I could guess Buckle, Dillards, Target, some other random store that is in the mall. Either way she was in a busy dressing room with Ava trying on some sort full body jump suit I am sure-- and Ava says "mommy you wearing your pajamma underwear again."

Ava told me after she watched sleeping beauty "If you have a green face you sleep for ever and that is how you sleep forever."

This is Ava's story in her words on how she caught her butterflies.

"I went outside to catch a butterfly. I found 2 butterflies on a bush and I went swoosh (with the net) and I caught 2 butterflies before they frew (flew) away. Caterpilers they turn into butterflies. Caterpilers they want people to find them so they can find tree. Then they curl up on a little tree in a cacoon and then they come out flap their wings and fly around. Lots of caterpilers turn into butterflies huh daddy. I want to catch Butterflies forever and ever."ava

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How was Ava able to really catch 2 butterflies at once? (2 butterflies and yet they are one?)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Farrah Fawcett and MJ died and Moses was admitted to the hospital. Rough day all around I guess.

On the 24th of June Mos had surgery to have tubes put in his ears and also to have his adenoids removed to see if that would help clear up his constant runny nose and cough. 45 minutes after the nurses took him away from me the surgeon came in to tell me it all went well. He said Mos has the smallest ear canals he has ever seen. See! There is something little about that boy. Anyway, he said he would probably feel like he had a head cold for a few days and he might need some Tylenol with codiene to sleep at night but he should be fine during the day. That evening he was fine, but he started getting up a couple hours after we put him to bed and sometime in the night he started getting a fever. In the morning his fever was 101 and I called the doctor when they opened. Mos was miserable. He wasn't moving at all, he was just laying on me and couldn't even sit on the couch. The nurse wasn't calling me back and so I kept calling. Finally Matt walked over to their office and told them they really needed to see Mos. He hadn't eaten or drank anything the whole day. I took him in and the Dr. said he didn't know what was going on and Mos needed to be admitted to the hospital. By the time we made it to the hospital his fever was 104 and his eyes were glazed over. They did a chest x-ray and some blood work on him and their "best guess" is that he somehow got pneumonia from being intubated. We spent 3 days in the hospital and are now home working on getting our energy back and devising ways to sneak Mosey's medicine into him.

We are glad to have our boy back.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This little boy wanted to know if the President's hair felt like his own.

Yeah, it matters that there is a black man in the White House.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


The family in Nauvoo with two lips all around us.

Ava, Moses and their cousins surrounded by the lips.

Arriving at Carthage jail the twins were being so nice to each other and holding hands.

My big sister and husband and my parental UNITS and Lisa and Muscle man just outside carthage jail.

The Kidos and the life size statues of Joseph and Hyrum.

The kiddinkers and a Statue of Christ at the visitor center.

Moses and I are giving the stink eye!!!

Moses is heavy. Sometimes it is the only way to carry the little dude.

HOT MAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The gurlies on the carriage ride. I think the little blondy on the right lost a tooth.

Moses telling grandma about it.

Funny faces. Moses has to go to the bathroom.

Last day and grandma and grandpa hanging with duddy squats.

Does Lisa really have curly hair? Nice thongs

Mama and the Mosen hosen

Nice picture
Loves you.