Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas lights!

Posted by PicasaTonight we went to Temple Square to see all the Christmas lights. The kids had fun bundling up and running around in their snow clothes! We had a great night seeing the Christmas Nativity, watching a movie about Jesus and seeing all the beautiful lights. It was a fun night and the kids love being with their cousins. We really wish Brett & Teresa lived in Utah so we could see them more often.

Thanksgiving Part 3

Posted by PicasaWe had a wonderful Sunday today for Turner's blessing day! He is such a cute, sweet little baby. It was fun to get together with friends and family to celebrate such an adorable little guy. Dave and I also celebrated our Birthday's (sorry no pics).
Happy Birthday to us!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Part 2:

Posted by PicasaOn Thankgiving day we went to Springville to celebrate the day at Goofy Grandma & Grandpa's house. We ate a delicious meal and too much pie and treats. Taylor and Emily met Cole and Cooper and had fun playing Air Hockey, eating chocolate turkey's (Thanks to Aunt Katie) watching football games and playing at the park. It was great see all the Wall siblings and have time to chat. We have so much to be grateful for and appreciate all our many blessings!
Isaac discovered he loves pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream. Emily was thrilled when she got a new skirt from grandma (an early Christmas present). Taylor was happy when Danny taught him to squirt the whipped cream straight into his mouth.
We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Part 1

Posted by PicasaWe are having a fun week getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving!
Brett & Teresa are visiting from Phoenix and the kids love having them in SLC to play. Last night we took them to Chuck -E-Cheese and spent all our tokens in one hour. The kids hot tubbed with Grandpa Shields and then played games.
Then today we took the kids to the Zoo, and had a fantastic day seeing all the animals in the warm sunshine.
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The funny things kids do:

This week has been full of funny things my kids have said or done.
Today, Emily comes upstairs in this outfit. This is a skort, with a liner inside that she got for her B-day. She put it over her shoulder like a dress and it was hilarious. She was insisting on wearing it and wouldn't' believe me when I told her it was not a dress! She definately has her own sense of style.

Isaac and Becca have been having tons of fun together, playing, fighting and eating. This is their most favorite spot at Grandma Shields house, they both love to eat! Isaac just tortures Becca and gets jealous of whatever she has whether it's a toy, snack, or a person. He needs to learn how to share with a younger person.

Becca loved her lunch of Mac and Cheese. She was thrilled when I gave her a bowl and a spoon and let her loose. She ate her bowl and Isaac's bowl too. She is such sweet, adorable girl!

Isaac has been talking more lately. He still has his own little language, but he's slowly adding new words. This week Aunt Nat taught him to say "bite" which he repeats over and over when he wants to try your food. Any time you ask him a question he nods his head and says "NO" , but if his answer is yes, he says "Da" instead of "Ya". He has a funny personality and lots of energy.

Taylor has been saying the funniest things too:
Last week we were driving to Arctic Circle to redeem the kids free ice cream cones and I was telling Taylor and Emily to wear a bib, so Isaac wouldn't make a huge mess. I said "it's cool to wear a bib, let's all do it." Taylor replied "I don't need to be cool I need to be simple."
Natalie and I were laughing so hard, it was funny.
Then yesterday before school I was telling Taylor how it was cold and he needed to wear his gloves and hat. He looks at me and says "Mom, I'm too popular to wear gloves."! I started laughing so hard, I had to turn away from him so he wouldn't see me laughing. I don't know what that means, but apparently it's not cool to be warm.
I love being entertained by my adorable, funny kids-they keep us constantly laughing.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Things I am grateful for today:

This week for FHE we had a lesson about "Gratitude" We talked about all the blessing we have and asked the kids to name a few things they are grateful for. They came up with the cutest ideas; Exercise, freedom, electricity, playing, were a few.
So I thought I would list a few things I am especially grateful for today.

I am grateful for Nutella. Everyone is our house loves this stuff, it is so delicious. Isaac especially likes this on toast, or bread and he gets all excited when I get it out of the cupcoard. He makes a huge mess on his face, but it's so cute.
I am grateful for wonderful, sweet, smart children.
Emily has been improving socially lately, which is great. She is such funny girl, she used to act like she hated eveyone, even Danny, but lately she has been better. She will even go to ballet and to play with her friends WITHOUT me, which is huge improvement. Also, she decided she loves Danny and now wants his help with things, which is a miracle!

Taylor is turning into a great reader, and good student. He has gotten 100% on all of his spelling tests and is really progressing in reading and math etc... His teacher said he is a sweet, unselfish friend to the kids in his class as well as being a fabulous student. I am so proud of him!

Finally I am grateful for gorgeous, warm sunny autumn days like today.
We went to Taylor's last soccer game of the season, and the weather is just perfect, I wish is would last until March.
Taylor had a fun soccer season and his team made a lot of improvements and started playing really well by the end. He had a cute bunch of boys on his team. Last week he scored two goals and he was thrilled with his accomplishment. Great job, Taylor!