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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

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Emerson first lost TEETH!

At the dentist, all ready!



2 teeth gone! (Can you see the adult tooth???)


His "new" smile. Not much different.





We had a weird experience with Emerson's first lost tooth. I just assumed that baby teeth fell out and THEN the adult tooth came in. Not so with Emerson. He had a loose tooth, but it was loose enough to pull out. I told him to just keep wiggling it. Then one day, I was expecting his "brushing" when I noticed the adult tooth growing in BEHIND the baby one. OH NO! To the dentist we went. I couldn't get the tooth out, so we headed to the dentist to have him pull Emerson's teeth. Turned out that there was another adult tooth ready to poke through behind another tooth that wasn't even loose, so they ended up pulling 2 teeth. The dentist was nice and numbed him and then let Emerson help pull them out with pliers. :-) So, 2 teeth gone! He was super excited that the tooth fairy was coming. Man, did he get a loot too. 4 whole dollars!! Lucky kid.

Randoms from February

February has to be my FAVORITE month in Arizona. It is perfect weather and I've always been a fan of Valentine's Day. Who doesn't love a holiday all about LOVE! We spent a lot of time outside just enjoying the beautiful weather.


Eleri got even better at crawling. (Don't mind the slime, she was teething - got her first 2 teeth!)


The kids and I had a photo shoot with their Pediped shoes on. Check out their website, their pictures are under "children"














Steelers hat from Grandma Boren!




Poor Capri got pretty sick! She had a rough month with pnemonia and the flu.


Emerson played lots of Mario Cart, thank Aunt Rachel for the fun game!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Motorcycle Riding




Grandpa Ken came over with his motorcycle and the kids got to sit on it! Best time ever. They thought they were so cool.

Gettin' Crafty

We've had lots of fun doing "crafty" things around our house. I'm always looking for cute decorations or things that the kids can wear. (I'd love any idea that anyone wanted to share with me!) ;-)


I'm sure you all remember the Steelers outfits from a while back



Made this sign for the living room. I'm actually thinking about moving it to the hall way, though.


Cade's Steelers shirt.




Shirt I made for my nephew Max. Some day I will get it in the mail to him. (Hopefully before he outgrows it.)


Kids painting frames. We made some Valentine's picture frames, and no I didn't take a picture of the finished product. I got the idea off of Tammy's blog.


Randoms from January

My beautiful babies before church in January.


Cade's new favorite toy - stacking blocks!




My handsome Emerson


Beautiful Capri




Ella enjoying her first biter biscuit


YUMMY!!!


Trying on Emerson's coon hat!


Sitting up all by herself (in January!)


Emerson making Ella laugh. He's such a good big brother!


Beautiful Capri


Sleeping (she looks like she's faking)




January was a fun month. Lots of firsts for Eleri. The weather was beautiful and we spent lots of time outside. Gotta love Arizona during the winter.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Footprints in the snow

Imagine my dad and Capri holding hands, running in the snow, laughing. :-) This image makes me smile and brings back so many memories of my dad and I doing the same thing. We used to take off our shoes and socks and run in the snow. Not sure why it is so much fun, but Capri loved it and STILL talks about it. :-) Glad dad's around to pass down these important things.

Christmas (yes, a little late)

Ready for the loot!

Poor Cade still trying to wake up.


A pillow pet makes it all better!!!


Cade checking out his gift.


Emerson taking his remote control truck outside for a spin.


Capri enjoying her doll house.


Cade hugging one of his gifts. (PJs from pajama grandma.)


"Merry Christmas!!!"


All 3 kids opening up presents.


Capri looking thru her new coloring books


Linds, Mom, Max and Grandpa


Me and Max (okay not the greatest picture of me, but the only one of me from Christmas.)


Sweet baby Max!


We traveled to Utah for Christmas this last Christmas. We were able to do the drive in 1 day!!! (I know you are all impressed.) The kids actually did very good. It helps that we have a larger car and TV for them to watch. We had a wonderful trip. We did lots of fun things and enjoyed seeing all our family. We also were able to bless Eleri and Max on the same day. (I would LOVE to show everyone pictures, but my camera broke and I was unable to get any. :-( Makes me really sad.) I only have the pictures from Christmas because my dad let me borrow his camera to take them. The blessing went well. Lindsey and I did some beautiful decorations and we had some wonderful deserts. We did Christmas trees on the tables with pink and blue ornaments. It turned out super cute. For Christmas we decided to only get the kids one "big" gift and then one wrapped gift. It turned out great. Each child also got a pillow pet. We enjoyed Christmas around family so much! (Makes me sad that we will be doing Christmas in Arizona this next year.)