Thursday, December 13, 2007

Are they cute or is it just me!!

December 2007

The Nutcracker

Abbey and I went to see The Nutcracker fulfilling our normal Christmas tradition with Grammie, Cindy and her girls, Ryleigh and Lauren. It was fabulous as usual. We went to eat first and my friend Kellie came with us this year. She lost her mom a year ago to cancer and used to always go with her mom so we invited her with us and had a great time. Abbey loves it more now since she is taking dance.

Spencer is on the MOVE!!

Time to break out the baby gate.. Spence is on the move. He actually gets on all fours but cannot move quite yet. He moves backwards more often than forwards but sometimes just sits and rocks back and forth. He is hilarious..I have to give him credit for getting his chunky little body to move around. He just started clapping today too. We will clap and say "yea" and he loves to start clapping and follow along...I love it! He just turned 8 months on the 5th of December. My how the times flies!! Here are some pics of him in his progression!

These Kids Are Crazy..

Is it normal to feel outnumbered??? Here are some funny pics of the kids together..They keep us entertained 24/7!

Abbey's Thankgiving Play

Here is Abbey at school. They had a readers theatre and Abbey read a poem called "Pumpkin Pie Time" with her friend Taylor. They were so cute!

Scotty's 4!!

Wow..I can't believe he turned 4. It seems like yesterday that he was just little like Spencer. It is amazing to think he started out like this and has grown up so healthy.

We had his party at Peter Piper Pizza. He had a great time and of course played every game they had. He had about 7 or 8 friends come and Cindy made him a SpiderMan cake which he loved. He is definitely our little ham..he keeps us entertained and on our toes.

Here is Spencer with his little friend that is 10 days younger.They were happy as long as they were eating!
We had a great time!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Okay, so New York was absolutely the best! We had so much fun and remembered how it was when it was just the two of us! We of course, missed the kids alot, but it was nice to get away for a weekend. We saw and did everything we wanted to do and probably walked at least 10 miles!! The first night we were there we saw "Wicked" the play on Broadway, which was so fabulous and we both loved it.

It is such a popular show that we felt lucky we got tickets to see it. We got to eat the best pizza and hot dogs and drink the best hot chocolate in the WORLD at this place called the "Chocolate Bald Man".. it was like drinking pure chocolate.

We got to see Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St. Patricks Cathedral, which was absolutely amazing, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero and the Financial District. It was wild to think that all of those tall buildings downtown are actually full of people who work there. No wonder the streets and subways are so crowded.

Ground Zero was so interesting to see. It was all fenced off and you really couldn't see much. We were able to take a picture through the tarp on the fence and that is all we saw. It was very quiet there, almost eerily so. I just couldn't believe I was looking at the end result of all that happened there. We were lucky enough to be able to meet up with a friend of Steve's family, Maurice, who lives there in the city with his wife and children. He told us a little bit about that day and what is was like for him. He was right down there, maybe 2 blocks away when it all happened. Amazing story!

We shopped on Canal Street/Chinatown and that was an event! I got a great purse for $20 so that was fun. We got lots of fun stuff for the kids there too. The place that we stayed was so wonderful and we were lucky to know someone who let us stay there for free. It was on the upper west side and was just beautiful. It sat right on the Hudson River. Walking to the subway over there, we saw David Hyde Pierce who was Niles on "Frasier" and I didn't know what to say so I acted totally cool and didn't say anything but I wanted to!

The last day we were there, we went to the Brooklyn Bridge, which was really pretty. We ate at a fun Cuban restaurant and took some great pictures. All in all, it was such a great trip and a dream come true for me as I have always wanted to go. It made me realize how blessed I am and how lucky I am to have such a great husband and family!! Great memories we will never forget!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Halloween 2007

Boy, was this a fun year for trick or treating! We must have gone on 4 different occasions, so the amount of candy we have is unbelievable. We went to our ward trunk or treat which was a blast, and then Scotty and Abbey each had separate parties for school, dance etc. and then we have the traditional fun of walking until we drop to hit every house in the neighborhood. It was fun to see Spencer in his costume. He was a Pooh Honey Pot and you can't even imagine how cute he looked but a few people thought he was a girl so we might have to go with a more manly costume next year. He is already sitting up by himself and is just the happiest, sweetest baby. Everyone comments on how smiley and happy he is.

The older kids really looked cute in their costumes. Scotty really thinks he is stronger with his costume on since his "built in, sewn in" muscles are so big. He takes it very seriously. Abbey is of course the sweetest and cutest witch ever. She is still so skinny, she can barely keep her tights up.

We had our traditional carving of pumpkins tonight and Abbey wanted to get right in the pumpkin to get the guts out. Scotty of course didn't want to get his hands dirty..I need to break him of that. The kids had a blast though and here are a few pics of them trying on Steve's wig for his costume.

Anyway, all in all a great time and a fun Halloween!! Steve and I leave for New York in a few days to celebrate our 10th anniversary (late), so we have to post our fun pictures when we get back!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Steve and I
Cruise 2004

Monday, October 15, 2007

It's October in Texas!

Yes, It's that time again! Every October we go to the Pumpkin Farm and also the State Fair of Texas. It is always so fun for the kids and they love the time with their cousins and Grammie and Pop Pop. Just the boys and I went to the Pumpkin Farm and Scotty loved feeding the animals and picked a big pumpkin.

It was great weather for October..we loved it! I used to take Abbey when I was pregnant with Scott..that is how many years we have been coming to this one Pumpkin Farm, so this was a full circle moment! It was fun to be spend some one on one with Scotty.


Wow, what an undertaking. Steve had to work so we headed out on our own with cousins and Grammie and Pop Pop. We saw everything from a HUGE pig that couldn't stand up so the "smallest horse in the world." The kids rode a ton of rides and lost of fun activities.

They had cotton candy, funnel cakes, snow cones and whatever else they could eat. It was fun and such a fun tradition for them. We go every year. They were pooped, of course, at the end but Spencer did great, so it wasn't too bad. These are the memories I hope my kids will always remember and cherish!!

I Did It..Hooray!

Okay, so I finally figured out how to do this and I am still working out the kinks so bear with! Happy Autumn to all and just thought I would do this so we can keep in touch better and let you in on the day to day "stuff" of our lives, which is not much. It is a little like Groundhog Day the movie, except it doesn't end! We love our life and we have great kids.

Abbey of course is 7 and doing great! She is doing so well in school and is already at a 4th grade reading level. (can't take any credit for that!)
She loves art and is now taking dance and piano which she LOVES!

Scotty is our little drama king! He is turning 4 in a few weeks and boy can't he wait! He keeps saying he can't "see" his birthday because it is just too far away. He loves playing soccer and has been taking a sports class at the gym so we'll see. He always keeps us laughing and entertained!

Our little (actually not so little) Spencer
is just a butterball of happiness! He is so social
and loves to laugh and smile at anyone. He is now a whopping 21 lbs and is breaking mom's arm. He is truly such a joy and we love having him in our little family.