Saturday, December 27, 2008

if you didn't leave me your address...

or you just haven't gotten it cause i haven't mailed it yet:)  here is the Christmas card we sent for 2008.  hope you all had a very merry one!  i will post Christmas pictures soon.  i promise:)

{the front}

{the back}... who doesn't want a ton more pics of my cute kiddos?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

after a storm...

i am so grateful for these 2!!!  becks & my hunny are always so quick to get out & plow the driveway after a big snow storm.  i love how cute they both look in there cute snow clothes!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

the first winter snow...

it snowed a little in the fall, but i didn't get any pics of that.  so it was really fun when we left our ward christmas party saturday morning to come out to snow falling.  the kids all loved it & thought it was the perfect christmas present from our bishop:)  luckily i had my camera & caught a couple of shots.

{first you catch it...}

{or, you can just catch it right in your mouth}

{then you eat it...}

{then you catch again... chocolate milk mustache & all}

{then you close your eyes to make one goofy looking face!}

Sunday, December 14, 2008

i need your address... yea you!

i am trying to get my christmas cards out & i am missing so many addresses.  when my cell phone got stolen i lost so much info!  please email me your address so i can make sure i get you your christmas card!  thanks friends!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

not great picture, but great memories...

my amazing photographer & friend once said, "your pictures might not always be great, but don't throw them out just because they are blurry or grainy or have shadows."  before that wonderful advice i wouldn't have ever posted these because they weren't "perfect".  but they portray the moment perfectly!
when i went in to get Avi from her nap today, this is what i found...

{messy red hair...}

{+ watching her bird, light thingy.  for the first time in who knows how long...}

{+ upside down sunglasses...}

{= 1 thumb sucking, happy girl!}

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

trying not to laugh, but DYING inside...

Becks loves Mondays.   school is back, he gets to see friends & of course the Disney Monday movie.  this week was Mickey's Christmas Carol.  he seemed pretty excited about it, Mickey & Christmas, what's not to love!  anyway, i was at work & when i got home Quinn told me all about this little EMOTIONAL ADVENTURE.  i am so glad that i wasn't there, because i would have laughed & that would have made him feel worse.  Quinn handled it so well & we totally laughed about it together, later, not in front of Becks.  okay, okay- here's the story...

Quinn went in to check on Becks watching his movie & when he went in Becks had tears just streaming down his cheeks.  When Quinn asked him what was wrong, Becks looked at him with the most concerned eyes & said, "Pluto is lost.  It is almost Christmas & Mickey can't find him anywhere."  "Mickey is so sad!  He just can't find him & he will miss Christmas!"  Quinn calmed him down, but said that he had sad eyes the rest of the movie.  When i asked Becks if he wanted to watch that show again with me he got a concerned look & said, "no mom, that was tooo sad!  i don't ever want to watch it again."

i am so blessed to have such a sweet, caring boy.  he truly has the softest little heart & loves everyone so much!  i hope that he stays that way!!!!  the world could use more loving men!!!!!  I love you beckster man!

Monday, December 8, 2008

all is well...

Thank you so much for all of you sweet words & comforting stories.  our doctor called us today & said that everything with Avi's blood work looked normal & we just needed to keep an eye on her.  it was such a relief!  thank you again!  it is a great feeling to know that so many people care about you and your family.  i am truly blessed!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

our itty bitty princess...

today Avi had her 2 year appointment.  lets just say it didn't go as well as i had hoped.  let me back up a little...
2 years ago i was almost 36 weeks pregnant & went in for a growth check (i had to have a lot of these when i was pregnant with Avi, because of the complications with Becks.) it started with my weekly non-stress test (i hate that name... they totally stress me out!), everything was looking fine, so i went in for my growth check.  the tech started looking & telling me that he could see chubby cheeks, hair, all looks good... blah, blah, blah.  the peronatologist came in & was checking things & that is when i got the news- did i mention that i was alone?!?- the Dr. says to me... "she looks good, about 4 lbs. 9 oz.." "she is measuring at about 33 weeks."  my worst nightmare was happening all over again.  Becks was 5 lbs. 1 oz. when he was born, full term, & they had no idea that there were any problems till after he was born.  
the doctor told me at that time that i had to have Avi that day.  i started crying and asked if there were any other options.  she said that if i came in everyday over the weekend, which was Thanksgiving weekend, i could have her monday.  so i did & she was perfect, little, but perfect.
now back to today-- avi has always been little!  she has still never been on the growth charts for weight & we have had to go every few months for growth checks.  i have just been praying lately that this appointment would be different.  it wasn't.  she had actually dropped from the -15% to -25%  on the weight charts.  that is not good for little people.  at 2 years old she finally weighs 20 lbs... even!  hey, look on the bright side-  i can finally turn her forward facing in her car seat, legally :)  so after a urine test, 2 shots & 8 blood tests, hopefully we will have some answers soon.  please remember avi in your prayers.  i just keep hoping that she is just skinny & lucky & it is nothing major like they are thinking!  Thanks for letting me blab.  

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Avi & the beloved pArTy HaT...

this year for avi's birthday i really wanted to start a new tradition.  i love the idea of the celebratory crowns, but i deep down wanted it to be a fancy party hat!  i started gathering ideas & was so, so happy with the results & so was she.  i have to say that it is not always easy having a high maintenance child, but in this instance it was perfect.  she didn't want to take the thing off!  she freaked out every time it started sliding off & treated it like it was made of gold... what a Diva!  needless to say the hat was a hit!

{the beloved hat}

{the party princess}

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

it's my party & i love it...

this year avi's birthday fell on Thanksgiving day.  we celebrated Saturday & it was a blast!  unfortunately this perfect little skirt, that i made the shirt to match, didn't come until Monday.  major bummer!!!  anyway, we had to take some pics of her in her birthday outfit... even if they were a little late!  i will post the rest of the birthday pics this week.  enjoy these cute & silly faces until then!