Thursday, February 28, 2008

Little Miss Gracie

This little girl is crawling all over the place. She is pulling herself along the floor with one arm. Some of you may call that an army crawl but this is actually crawling and when she is up on her hands and knees, that is called creeping.
This is her sleeping like an angel the other day.

This is her bending over backwards and this is what she does when you lay her down to change her diaper. This makes changing her really fun.

When I went in to get her when she woke up yesterday this is what I found. She is just too cute.

She got her booster flu shot yesterday and didn't cry! She didn't even wimper!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Dear William,
you are turning into such a big boy. Now that I am the primary choraster I get to see you in primary and you are so cute. You love your teacher and act so grown up. I also love watching you with your preschool buddies. This is you guys yesterday before we ate the cake that we made.

You are always trying to make everyone laugh. This is one of the awesome funny faces that you make.

And this next picture reminds me of a picture we took of your father when he combed his hair and came in the room with Aunt Connie, Lauren, and myself and Lauren said, "well hello Mr. Darcy." He you are, Mr. Darcy Jr.

You have just reached the age where you ask A LOT of questions. This gets really hard to handle, but you have gottan to the point where you will stop if I tell you it is too many questions.
You love your little sister so much and are so good to her and this makes me so happy. You take a nap in my bed so sometimes I lay down with you and you always ask me to "scratch you". That means scratch your head and play with your hair. You also ask me to scratch your back and this has to be done under your shirt. Sometimes you will rub my arm or play with my hair. I love you so much.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My Funny Valentine

So I finished the last post and decided that I wanted to post (late) about my forever valentine. Why I chose one guy to my only valentine for the rest of my life, and then some.
The first thing I noticed about Russ was his laugh. Not just the sound of it, but how often it happend. He laugh at everything, sincerly. It was very infectios and still is (unless I am in a really bad mood). He has this way of putting everyone at ease. Everyone loves Russ.
Now if I am going to be honest that wasn't the first thing that I noticed, the first thing was his hair and beard. He had a mop of curly hair and sweet beard. If you know me, you know this was a definate plus.
Now, I wouldn't call it love at first site, becuase I didn't fall in love right then and there. But I was interested and that interest only grew every time I saw him and elivated very quickly. I love so many things about his. The things I listed above along with - the great father he is, how smart he is (even if it makes me look stupid), how kind he is (he never talks bad about people), how funny and easily amused he is, how honest and obedient he is, and most of all how much he loves me. He is so good to me and will always take care of me.

Valentines day

So valentines day was pretty low key here. William had a party with his preschool and that was fun. I was kicking myself for doing more fun things for my family or putting up any decorations. I don't know where the time went, it just did not make it on my list of things to do. Anyhow, Russ and I got to spend an enjoyable evening with a couple of friends while some other friends babysat (thanks Chris and Britt). It was such a nice dinner party. The food was great, the company better, and the game was fun. Here are some pictures. I wish I had got more pictures of people, but the food and table was just so pretty.

The pictures do not do it justice. The table was gorgeous. It felt so nice to be eating in such a lovely atmosphere.

Thundercats, HO!

"Sword of Omens, give me sight beyond sight."
Dear Gracie,
I can not believe how fast you are growing up. It seems so much faster than William. You are such a fun baby. You make EVERYONE smile. Right now when you get excited you kick your legs a lot, which turns into jumping when you are in your saucer, or scooting when you are on your tummy. You squeal and get so excited to see William, Dad, or I. You cry most the time when you see someone leave the room or see us putting on our jackets. You roll all over the place. Your two bottom teeth have broken through and that wasn't fun a couple of days ago, but now you are fine. You are not crazy about solid food but you eat them much better now. You love sweet potatoes so we usually feed you them with something else every other bite. You sleep well, you only wake up to eat 3 times a night between 7 p.m.-7 a.m. (your Dad thinks this is too much). The past couple of nights you have woken up at a random time and not wanted to eat and not wanting to sleep (hence me typing this a 1:30 after being up with you and not being able to go back to sleep). Hopefully this is a trend that will not last. Luckily your brother sleeps through it all. You growl a lot and it is so dang cute. I can not get enough of you sticking your tounge out when you are happy. You are my sunshine, and since we are couped up inside all day because of the snow, this means a lot to me. Even though sometimes I have thought to myself, "what were you thinking having 2 kids, you can't do 2 kids!", I am so happy I did. Nothing else I could have done could make me as happy as you and William. I love you so much.

p.s. This is the face you make when you see the camera. Esspecially if you think you can get it.

Birthday Cake

While we were in the valley my mom made me a birthday, well pie really. It is my favorite, Cherry Cheese cake. Anyway we made the mistake of getting this out and telling William it was for my birthday before Russ was home. I wanted to wait for him to blow out the candles. Well, he got stuck in traffic so William had to wait a long time and I had to hear about it a lot. He was very sweet telling me "Happy Birfday" over and over. I was even putting Gracie to sleep sitting on the floor and he came in the room came over to me, put his hand on my arm and wispered, "is it your birfday?" When I said yes he said, "Oh happy birfday Mommy."

This was totally unprompted!

What handsom boys I have.
Feels great to be 24!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How cute is this?

I was not there to witness this, not even told about it. I just sat down to my computer to unload all the pictures off the camera and decided to watch it. I am glad I did. So...I don't know why this video isn't working. If any of you have any ideas, let me know, cause it is kind of making me mad.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Valley Trip

Russ and I have a goal to go to the temple once a month. This means that we go to the valley once a month. We just got back late last night from a four day trip. Russ didn't have school after Tuesday so we packed up and went. This is William taking a nap on my bed (that is where he naps since he and Gracie are not always napping at the same time, we don't need them waking eachother up).

This was taken the day before we left. Actually it was on my birthday. That night Russ took me out to eat at Olive Garden and then we went to see Juno. That was very nice of Russ because we never go see movies and he really wanted to see Cloverfield. It was sooo nice just to go out and be with him.

When we got to the valley we stayed with Russ parents and they watched our kido's while we went to the temple, which was unbelievably refreshing as always. Then we headed out to our parents house.
Gracie with Grandpa

Gracie with brother

Gracie with grahm cracker

Man, she is so cute!
William and his caterpillar.

There is more to this trip, but it will have to wait for another post. I am tired.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

What Happens

This is what happens when William gets a peanutbutter and Jelly sandwhich.

This is what happens when you decide that he doen't need a nap and take him to the store and then let him come home and watch a movie.

This is what happens when William and Gracie play together.

And this is what happens when I tell him how to pose.

This is what happens when William gets on our bed.

This is what happens when you let Williams hair grow out. (I LOVE IT!)

And this is what happens when it snows and the wind blows all day.

You get a ridge of snow framing your door when you open it...

and snow this deep on your "porch". I realize that this picture does not show how deep it is but the only way to realy show it would be for me to stick my leg in it and I didn't want to. It is to my knees. And, yes, I know I look silly in this picture.
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