This boy just turned 7 years old. He had a few school friends over to play video games and eat pizza, and Nick had a blast. He is a very smart boy, who loves to be silly, tease his sister and play pranks on everyone. We sure love this little guy who always keeps us smiling! Happy 7th Birthday Nick!
Nick got glasses a few weeks and we have a already seen an improvement in his reading...yeay!
Miss Bailey turned 9 yesterday. She got to celebrate her birthday all weekend long. On Saturday she invited a few friends to get pizza and go ice skating with us.
Taking a break from ice skating with friends Kylie, Aspen, and Erika.
Then sunday night, we headed to Grandma Davis' house for a special birthday dinner and cake.
Jackson was relaxing and sure loved grandmas new furry throw (below)
Then on Monday, she was invited to her friend Lexi's birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. Since the two friends share a birthday, They celebrated both with more pizza, games and they both got to go in the ticket blaster, and more cake.
This girl had a great 9th Birthday and said that it was the best ever! Happy Birthday Sweet Bailey!
I think Trent and Kyle had as much fun as the kids did!
So, the first snow day ended up turning into 5 snow days. The most that the school district has ever had to use. It snowed and snowed and snowed. Trent even took a day off work because the roads weren't cleared. The kids loved staying home an extra week after going back to school for one day.
Here is Bailey and her friend Erika clearing the snow off the trampoline.
I was going a little nuts by the end, but it was nice to sleep in and stay warm. we did venture out to chuck e cheese on the last day because the babies were getting a little stir crazy.
Jackson and Madison had a blast at Chuck e Cheese along with Bailey and Nick
This year it has snowed A LOT!!!! Usually we get a snow storm, it drops about 6 inches and within a week it is all melted. This year, we have had a snow storm every week, sometimes every 2-3days. Trent will just get the driveway and sidewalk cleared and the next day there is new snow on it again. It has been really crazy. It snowed all night and has been snowing all morning so we have quite a big pile in our front yard.
But, today is the kids first snow day, where school was cancelled. Bailey and Nick went back to school yesterday from Christmas vacation and they were so excited to wake up and not have school today!
Here it is just a few days ago after Trent cleared the driveway and sidewalks
We had quite the party for Christmas Eve. My brother Casey came from California for Christmas this year. My parents, Matt's family, Aaron (Brandy's dad) and our friends the Belnaps all came for some Holiday fun.
We had our traditional enchiladas for dinner, followed by Dad and Casey playing Christmas carols on the guitar while we sang along. We then played a white elephant type game and the kids acted out the nativity. Santa then showed up with presents for all.
Such a fun evening surrounded by family and friends.....
Madison and Jackson turned 2 today. These two years have been the hardest so far, but have also flown by. 2 years ago I was ready to go and finish my Christmas shopping with Trent and when I sat down on the couch my water broke. All my plans for that Christmas went out the door. I ended up in the hospital on Christmas Eve and Christmas day feeling sorry for myself when Trent took the kids home and I was all alone. After getting over the sadness, I decided that I was going to walk upstairs to the NICU and see if I could hold one of the babies for the 1st time. That night I was able to hold Jackson and all my sadness went away. I got to hold my precious 4 lb boy and snuggle him for a bit. Christmas morning before Trent and the kids arrives, I headed back up to the NICU and was able to hold my sweet 3 lb Madison. She was so tiny and fragile and it was such a special moment. I love these 2 spirits deeply and am so grateful that I'm their mom.