Monday, December 5, 2011

Tis the season...

December is finally here!   We are ready for Christmas.  Miss M is excited about everything!  She loves the lights, the decorations, the music, and SANTA!   

We have already done a lot of things to celebrate the season.  I wanted to share some pictures of the fun we have had so far....

We attended the tree lighting ceremony at the Gateway.   We have done this a couple of time and always enjoy it!   There was great music, hot chocolate & cookies!    We had so much fun, especially because Papa, Mimi, Aunt Wendy, Ben, Uncle Dee & Carter came along.

Thanksgiving was a blast this year.   We went to Papa & Mimi's.  The food was delicious!  This year I made a lots of yummy treats.   The highlight was the Mac & Cheese, the Toffee Pumpkin cheese cake and the Peanut Butter pie (This was a last minute idea, but it was oh so good!)   To keep the kids busy this year they got to create their own Turkeys.   The kids had so much fun personalizing their own Turkeys. 

The day after Thanksgiving we attended The Grand America's tree lighting ceremony.  We started this tradition last year and it was so fun, we decided to do it again.   The Grand America is a beautiful hotel!  They have a "scavenger hunt", where you look at their window displays, answer some questions and then get a yummy cookie at the end.  They also served hot chocolate, which was delicious!

Miss M was all about the window displays.  She has so much fun looking at each one!

Hot Chocolate....Yum!  Miss M. drank her entire glass.   The girls loves hot chocolate!

Miss M had to put her pencil behind her ear, just like Mommy.

Mimi came along, so much fun!

Wendy and Ben  came too.  Miss M. has a bit of a crush on Ben.

Lastly, we celebrated tonight by attending the festivities at The Square at 2600.   They had carriage rides, treats and SANTA.    Miss M. was so excited to see the big guy, but then she got all shy when it came time to talk to him.   That's okay, she whispered to him what she wanted for Christmas.   This year all Miss M wants for Christmas is a Hairdryer!?!  That girl is so funny.   She has an idea in her head and thats all she can think about.   We shall have to see what Santa brings her.  Im pretty sure the big guy will deliver!
Wow, we have been busy and it's only the first week of December.   We have lots more planned.  This month is busy but we wouldnt have it any other way!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wyatt Preston

My sister, Heidi, had her 2nd little boy today!   

Wyatt Preston Jacobs
7lbs 4oz
20 inches long
He's pretty cute and we like him ALOT!

Big Brother LOVE

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all

We have been having so much fun this last month.   I love Fall and the weather has been BEAUTIFUL!  We have been taking full advantage of these lovely days.    Here are some of the highlights....

First and foremost.....WE ARE OFFICIALLY POTTY TRAINED!!!!!   This is such a monumental achievement in our household!   Miss M resisted for a very long time and we were at our wits end with her, until her Daddy broke out the big bucks and offered her one dollar each time she went potty.   Hello....that did the trick!  I will be darned if that kid didn't go right in and go potty.  Since that day she hasnt looked back!   She has the strongest bladder and can hold it like nobody's business.   She even stays dry through the night!   Hip, Hip, HOORAY!!!

We have lots of "big girl panties" & in the beginning she liked to fold them all & look at them

Yes, that drink is Diet Coke.  I was desperate & trying anything to get her to go on the Potty...Don't Judge!
We made another trip to DISNEYLAND!   It was a special trip because, not only was part of my family there but Jo & Josh came with us.   We had so much fun and did everything!!  Miss M especially likes the Alice in Wonderland & The Little Mermaid Ride. (We rode each of them multiple times)   She also is big enough to have her own seat for Buzz Lightyear and Toy Story.  She loves to shoot the guns and is pretty good at hitting the targets on the ride.   We watched the new Mickey parade and LOVED IT!   We also watched Fantasmic! (My favorite show)   We had such a wonderful time!
Their favorite part...The Maps!

Daddy even rode the roller coaster with Miss M.  SHOCKING!!

Pretty as a princess!

"Unca Dee" & Aunt Wendy are Miss M's favorites

Joy School is going Awesome!   Miss M LOVES school!  She has so much fun and has made great new friends.   We are so blessed to have such great families in our neighborhood!    Last week we it was our first time to have Joy School at our house.    The lessons this week were focused on feelings.  The kids got to put faces on a pumpkin and then we carved the pumpkin together. 
On Wednesday we hosted our Joy School Halloween Party.   We had learned two songs on Monday and invited the parents to come and listen to the kids sing.    It was so fun!   We decorated sugar cookies, made a ghost, got dressed in costumes and paraded around!    When the parents came the kids sang the songs.  They were so cute, adorable and sung the songs PERFECTLY!    As party favors, I made each child a mummy juice box, and a halloween candy man!    I think I had more fun then the kids!

Too Cute to SPOOK!!!
Well, there you have it, a quick (wink, wink) update.   I have more but I will post sometime next week...Im tired and ready to go to bed...goodnight.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back to School

Wow!  Where did summer go?  I cant believe we are at the end of August.   I have been sorely neglecting this blog.   Where have I been? We have been BUSY.  We have been swimming, Growing a garden, Playing outside, went to the Bountiful 24th of July Parade, went down to St George, saw The Little Mermaid at Tuacan, went to Girls Camp and got Miss M. ready for School!   

Today Miss M. started Joy School!  We are lucky that there are lots of kids in our neighborhood that are M's age and a bunch of us decided to do Joy School. (Basically a parent run pre-school)   Pre-school is just so expensive and I wasnt sure how we would afford something like that, plus I wasnt ready to send M to pre-shool yet.  Joy School works out perfectly.  She goes twice a week and once a month we host it at our house.   It works great.   Miss M was so excited and ready to play and learn with her friends.  

 I just cant believe that my baby is big enough to go to school.  We started a family tradition yesterday by having a special dinner and Family Home Evening last night.  After we read scriptures, Scott gave M. a fathers blessing for the school year.   I know lots of families do this and I love the tradition!  I am very excited tostart it in our little family.
Today I took some pics of M. and wanted to document her "favs" right now, so I just listed them on the picture.   The answers are hers.  It was so cute when I asked her questions and she gave me the honest answers.

Lastly I have a confession:  I finally caved and went to the darkside and got on FACEBOOK!  I have been so opposed to facebook for the longest time and it was becoming more and more apparent that a person can't function in society without a facebook page!   It's sad that this is what the world is coming to and now I am a part of it.  (oh, I feel a little sick even typing this)   I did set myself some rules though:  I dont post "fluff" (I hate people that think they need to document every second of every day)  and I wont ask anyone to be my friend.   If you want to be my friend on FaceBook, you have to ask me.  That's it!   Oh and yeah, the main reason for joining FB is because I wanted to get on Pinterest.  I am TOTALLY addicted to Pinterest!  I LOVE it.  If you are not on Pinterest you should be and if you want an invite just ask me and i will send one to you. 

That's all for now :)   Cheers!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sparkler Fun

 Have you ever seen those cool pics where people are making a shape or writing something with a sparkler?... No?....Well....I have and I wanted to figure out how to do it.  Today while at the store I purchased some sparklers, called up my sisters, went to my parents and had lots of sparkler fun.   It was a blast and we got some cool pics out it.    We will most DEFINITELY be doing this again!!

Heidi did pretty good at writing her name

Wendy was a little nervous with Scott so close to her hair with a sparkler

Miss M didn't want to get to close, even with Dad there.

We wouldn't be our family unless we did the Mickey Icon.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baby Quinn

It's been a busy few weeks around here!  We have been busy doing church stuff, summer stuff, and family stuff.    We have a new arrival in our family.  My brother and sister-in-law just had their 4th baby, and it's their 4th little girl!   

Baby Quinn arrived on June 23, 2011 and she is such a sweetheart.   I spent the day with the other girls while Mom and Dad were at the hospital.  These girls couldnt contain their excitement!  They were so happy to have another little sister and they couldnt wait to go to the hospital to meet her.
Big Sis Carlee - so in love!
To say they were smitten with her would be an understatement!   She is just a sweet little doll.   It was a shock to see all of her dark hair.  (All the others have light hair and have been pretty bald)
I think it's safe to say that we all like her.... A LOT!
I was so excited when I got to spend a little time with Baby Quinn today while Mom and Dad went to an appointment.   Miss M wasnt sure what to think. When I asked her if she wanted to hold her, Miss M said "No Thanks, Mom...I too small"   (I think she was glad that the baby wasnt staying)

Did you actually think I could have this squishy little baby at my house and not snap a few pics?
No Way!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Birthday!

I just wanted to post a quick note wishing a Happy Birthday to someone very special to our family.

Today is Miss M.'s Birth Mother's Birthday.  It is because of her selfless sacrifice that I became a mother.  I am eternally grateful for that blessing.  Jes, you are an amazing person.  I marvel at your strength and courage. We hope you have the most wonderful day today.  Please know that we love you and think about you all the time!

And I couldn't leave today with out posting this picture
Today our YW had a 5k Fundraiser to raise money for girls camp.   We also had a fun 3k walk.  Unfortunately I couldn't run because I had to manage the Bake Sale (I know...5k and Bake Sale - gotta love the irony)  Anyway, our neighbor took Miss M on the 3k Walk.   I dont know how long she walked (I heard that our neighbor had to carry her for a bit) but Miss M was ALL about the Finish Line.   It was so cute to watch her run to cross the finish line.  This picture just captures it all.    I Love it!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Dentist

Today Miss M went to the dentist for the first time!   It was so exciting.  I love our dentist and his staff (That's saying a lot because I have never liked any denstist I went to).  They were so good with Miss M.   Scott came along and held Maggie while she watched the hygenist clean my teeth.  When I was done, we asked Miss M. if she wanted to get her teeth cleaned and she willingly sat in the chair.    The appointement couldnt' have gone any better.  Miss M. did fabulous and was so excited to get the Pooh Bear toothbrush at the end.  The dentist said her teeth look great and BONUS:  No cavities!   HOORAY!!! 
(I unfortunately do not have that luxury.... I broke a tooth a couple of months ago so now I have to go back and get a crown....UGH!)

She was a little nervous to begin with but she did great!

Look at how her feet are crossed.... too cute!

All Clean and with her new toothbrush!