Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Merry Christmas!

My brother Casey and his family were able to come up to Idaho and spend Christmas with us. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner together, then went and doorbell ditched some treats to friends and ended with a bag from Santa on our doorstep with PJ's for all the kids.

This morning we woke up and opened some gifts before heading out to chuch. We had a wonderful sacrament program then were able to come home since church was only an hour today!

Here are a few highlights...

Our Dinner setup

Relaxing after dinner

The cousins playing

Santa left a bag at the door with pjs and a few gifts. Casey and Rachel are helping the kids get their presents.

What Santa left last night

Bailey came running in our room at 5:30 this morning screaming "Santa came and there is a great big bike for me" After an hour we got her back to sleep for a few more hours.

Here is Nick, so happy with all the fun things he got to play with

The cool playhouse that they could color. Bailey loved to color it just as much as Nick liked to hide in it!

The kids enjoying there new rides with their cousin Isaiah

Nick loving his firetruck!

We're so glad to spend Christmas with Casey, Rachel, Isaiah and baby Brooklyn. Now for the next adventure.....we are headed to California TOMORROW! Yeay!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Early Christmas Gift

Ok, so she is not ours. A friend of ours got little Lucy as a early Christmas gift...and we got to watch her one day for a little while. She is just the cutest little thing.

We are now dogless. A few weeks ago our dear sweet Molly (ok more like stubborn noisy Molly) went to Heaven. I got her in High School so she was pretty old. She was a great dog and its just not the same without her! So, I was excited when I got to watch this little cutie and have another little dog around.

I finally got a few pictures of the kids before church that turned out half way decent, so I thought I'd post a few!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

An eventful weekend

We have been so busy getting ready for the holidays. A few weeks ago the kids visited Santato get pictures for cards (they didn't turn out very well) Then yesterday we got to see him again, this time in a barn in Emmett. It was a Christmas Party for kids that was completely free. Bailey and Nick loved the small petting zoo, seeing Santa, getting a cute teddy bear and the pony rides. There was a lady taking family pictures and they turned out so cute! Too bad I already sent out the Christmas cards with the Santa pictures...oh well.

Then Bailey and I went to a parade last night (Nick was not feeling well so daddy readily volunteered to stay home)

After my fun date with Bailey, I noticed that Nick's temp. was super high and that he was having trouble breathing. So now what to do? It's late Saturday night... do I wait and see how he does, or take him in and have the Dr. politely say that he just has a cold or flu and there is nothing to do. Well, I couldn't watch him wheeze any longer so I took the poor boy in. On the way to the Urget care about 30 minutes away, HE THREW UP ALL OVER THE CAR! Now he is an awful mess, I didn't bring any extra clothes and it is freezing outside. SO I take him in a complete mess.

It turned out that he did have a viral infection, Bronchialitis, where his lungs were inflamed and he wasn't getting enough oxygen in. We left a little later with an inhaler, some steriods and a strict warning to watch him all night and take him to the ER if it persists. Luckily he went to sleep and even though he is still wheezing, I think he will be ok until his Dr. appointment in the morning.

Here's Nick in the dog's bed all tuckered out from not feeling well. He has NEVER just laid down and fallen asleep...this is a first for him.

Besides all this, Trent has all his finals thsi week starting tomorrow. He didn't have as much time as he would have liked to study, but I guess that is what comes with being a parent.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Night time prayers

Since our bedroom is downstairs and Bailey's room is upstairs, we have a baby monitor that sits next to her bed in case she needs something during the night. Tonight when I was in my room, I heard her in the monitor saying her prayers and it went like this...
"Dear Heavenly Father,
Thanks you for this day, Please help daddy to remember to wear his seatbelt, please help dadddy to be safe and Mommy and Nicholas.And please help that our bums don't hurt. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."

It was just about the cutest thing I had ever heard and the first time I heard her say it all by herself!(And she has had a bit of a rash so her bum has been bothering her :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Nick's new friend

Bailey had another singing performance, but this time it was at a retirement home. While Bailey was busy singing and dancing, Nick made a new friend!

Nick went right up to this man to say "hi" and the man put his arms out, so Nick climbed right up on his lap...I think they both enjoyed it!

Bailey is the 2nd one from the left

Bailey loves her friend Abi, and is constantly hugging her...can you see them between the bigger girls?

On the way home, we had to stop by this amazing Christmas Light show...I'm sure we will be by it a few more times this season! (Remember that these lights dance and change to music!)