Monday, March 3, 2014

Mr. Grant

Man I sure do love this kid. When he is cute, he is CUTE. Same when he's rotten....he sure knows how to be a stubborn lil' thing.

He loves preschool and is always kind and friendly to the teachers and classmates. He loves to draw and write. He came home one day with this family picture. I just laugh everytime I see it. The lines are David's forehead are spot on!

 He has really enjoyed riding his bike, which makes family walks much more enjoyable. Not that I didn't' love pushing the girls in the stroller with one hand, Grant dangling off the front, and me carrying his scooter in the other. Really, that was fun:) He is happiest when he's outside playing with friends and always says "hi" to people we pass by. He is a good example and reminder to me to be more friendly.

Currently he still loves trains, the wii, and learning about the human body. He likes to talk about bones and the heart the most. I love it.

He is a great big brother and warmly greets them every morning. He likes to play with them and teach them new things he has learned. I feel so blessed to have these three.

Some of my favorite things he has said the last few months.

"My brain keeps telling me to laugh at funny things."

"Mom, can I eat those things that look like band-aids?" (fritos)

This will only make sense to Mormons, "first you go in the bathroom, then the closet, and then the church swimming pool. That's where you get bathatized."

Lately he's been asking if he can join "hi-yate" (karate). I can see why he'd assume that's what it's called.

Anyway, I sure love this smart, caring big boy of mine.

Tatum and Kate turn 1!!!

Man I stink at blogging! Probably because I'm loving up on my babes all day. These girls (and sometimes Grant) are the sweetest things and I truly thank Heavenly Father every day for them. What sweet little blessings they are to our family.

They turned one on Feb 15 and we were lucky enough to have my parents in town to help celebrate. We went out to In-n-Out that night and then had a little neighborhood party the following afternoon. It just so happened to be an all boy party....let's hope that trend doesn't continue:)

Tatum has about 7 teeth and Kate has about 9. It's hard to really tell since they both like to bite anytime you get close.

 It's funny to me how these girls go in phases, one week Tatum will be clingy or hungry or grumpy, then the next it will be Kate. I'm just glad they don't act naughty at the same time. We can't really claim one as "active" or "smart" or anything, because they both kind of take turns.
                           Kate and the pinata....I guess she wanted to bust it open? Btw, having a birthday the day after v-day is brilliant, all that discounted pink and red candy!
                                                  Maybe they wanted vanilla?

 Currently, Tatum loves to play with phones. It's as if she can smell one a mile away. She also likes to dance and listen to music. Oh and she loves to chew on paper and cardboard. She weighs 18.1 lbs and is 28 1/4 inches tall.

Kate likes to carry things around in her mouth, smile all the time, and cruise along furniture. There is a cabinet in the office area that she likes to go hide and play in. She weighs 18.1.5 lbs and is 27 3/4 inches tall. So, pretty identical to me;) 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Only a few months behind....

So we did in fact celebrate Christmas. Is it possible that life goes on even if you don't blog about it? Well it does. We had a great holiday and so far 2014 has been just as great.

Last year Grant was obsessed with Charlie Brown and we were hoping this year would be the same. Instead he was crazy about The Polar "Expressk". There were a few mornings I'd come in and find the kids all lined up in a train waiting for breakfast. He loves bossing his sisters around and nominating who gets to be the conductor or the caboose.

We decided to drive home this year. We don't really live near an airport so driving is easier....or is it? The way there we may or may not have said the following statements "we're never driving home again.", "we're done having kids." Honestly the kids weren't that bad it's just a long drive and even longer when we have to trade off watching kids in the car while the other one runs in the gas station or whatever. We're totally outnumbered and sometimes that's tricky. Once we were in Craig it was great though. It's fun spending time with family and so convenient to visit both sides of our families.

                                          Isn't Kate the cutest trying to be a big girl?

                     Who needs toys when you can just crawl and hide under the piano?

          The girls (especially Tatum) have some crazy long hairs, so we took advantage of that:)

We ended up staying a few days longer than our siblings and it was perfect for us to spend extra time with just our parents. We also decided to drive through St. George and stay with my brother's family on the way there and back. SO much easier than trying to stay at a hotel. We had a fun time with them. Someday we'll live close by family right???