Under the plan of heaven, the husband and the wife walk side by side as companions, neither one ahead of the other, but a daughter of God and a son of God walking side by side.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Capri needs to wear leggings, and I need to make the tutu a little fuller so it's not see through . . .

Cade was in quite the bad mood!!!

I wanted to buy the kids Steelers stuff because they have all outgrown their stuff, but since they are so close to the super bowl, I was unable to find ANYTHING in their sizes and for a reasonable price. So, I made my own stuff! I made all the kids something and only spent $10 to dress 4 kids in Steelers stuff! I'm half thinking about selling some stuff on E-Bay if they go to the Super Bowl. They turned out super cute. I like Cade's the best, I have to admit. I'm still working on Eleri's tutu and onesie and also Capri's shirt. But, I wanted to show off my handy work!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bella Bean and Cader Raider

As I've said before, my babies are so much fun!! Eleri has started scootching across the floor - but only in reverse. It's pretty funny. She can also sit all by herself. She is super active and fidgety and so curious about the world around her. We have not done her 6 month appointment yet, even though she is 7 months, so I don't know how much she weighs, all I know is that she is a small little thing and still fits into most of her 0-3 month clothes. She LOVES baby food and biter biscuits. She still nurses about 3 times a night. I've been meaning to try to cut that down, but she has such a bad temper!!! For now, I don't mind getting up with her. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the quote my sister put on her blog about waking up with babies at night. I especially appreciate it since this is my 4th baby and I KNOW how fast they grow! ". . . and when you don't put him down, hold him with your heart, too, and relish every gurgle, flutter, and every sighing breath. Trust me when I say, you will miss this. You will. Even the dark, exhausted nights will take on a certain kind of romance in your memories, and they'll bubble to the surface when your baby drive off in his first car, graduates from school, gets married, has his own baby." Hearing about the loss of a child and the heartache a parent goes through, or hearing of a sick child, or any number of things going on around me has made me extra patient, extra appreciative of every moment. It has made me think about every little blessing, cherish every smile or tear, it has made me step away from things of no importance to spend time with my little ones.

Cade has been doing remarkably well. His therapists are both amazed at the progress he has made in the past couple weeks. Which is an answer to prayers from many people who love him. There was a point where we weren't sure where things were headed for him. Recently he has made it clear to us that he is just taking his time, but will catch up. We are so happy for him and notice new little things he is accomplishing every day. We love you, Cade, keep it up!

Capri Photo Contest

We entered Capri into a Gap Modeling contest. You couldn't use any professional photos - which is great because I'm not a very good photographer! Capri and I had a great time taking pictures. My camera was acting weird, so the pictures didn't turn out very good, and we didn't win the contest. But, I still think she is the cutest 4 year old girl in the world!!

Random Pictures

These are just some random really cute pictures taken of the kids in October.
Oh, and here's a great video of Emerson Hip-Hop dancing. (Or whatever it is - that's what he says it is. :-)

Friday, January 7, 2011

"Kid" Picture

Last year, I took a family picture every month for the entire year. I LOVED having them. I plan on trying this again this year. This "kid" picture was taken in October right before church. It is soooo hard to get all the kids smiling at the same time!

Playing Outside

One of the best things about winter/fall/spring here is that we have so much wonderful time outside! It is hard and hot during the summer, but we have so much good weather to make up for it. I love going outside and taking pictures of the kids playing outside. These pictures were taken at the beginning of October. I love our fully fenced yard. It's a great place for the kids to get out all their wiggles!!! Sorry about the picture overload, they were all so cute!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Capri's Birthday!

Capri trying on all of her dress ups that she got for her birthday.

Eleri all ready to party

Emerson enjoying some yummy birthday cake


Cade enjoying him cake. He made a mess!

Pretty birthday girl!

Happy 4th birthday!!!

Renee, Kendra (Kenley), Marcia (Eleri)

Happy birthday little one!

This should have been posted in September, but better late than never, right??? Capri turned 4 September 25th! I can't believe that I have a 4 year old little girl. She still seems so little to me. But, I am reminded every day when I look at her that she is not a baby or a toddler any more - she's a little girl. We had a Princess themed party and Capri LOVED it. I used to try and make the kid's cakes, but that when then and this NOW. I NOW let the kids go to the bakery and look at all the cakes in the booklet and pick out whatever one they want. They seem to really enjoy this and it takes less time than making a cake from scratch. My mom came into town and we were able to have 2 of Isaac's sisters and Isaac's parents there. It was soooo much fun. Capri got tons of dress ups and a tea set. (AND of course some really cute clothes and shoes from my mom. You'll notice in future pictures the really cute pink, sparkly tennis shoes - these are from my mom and Capri LOVES them.) She's such a girly girl and I LOVE it!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Time to catch up!

I haven't posted in a while . . . Not sure anyone even reads blogs anymore with Facebook, but since I kind of use this as a journal, I plan on catching up over the next couple weeks. Probably try to do a post a day, so keep checking back!!! Oh, and just a couple cute photos for you to enjoy!