Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring Break day 5 - The desert in bloom

I will admit that I am not a huge fan of the desert. In fact I have never found it aesthetically pleasing. We took a trip with my parents and Connie out to see all the flowers that have come because of the rain. It looked much nicer than usual. And I decided that even though I do not think it is pretty, it does have it's own beauty and that is enhanced by the fact that it is were I grew up.

Both of the kids loved being outside. Later that night we found out that Williams shoes must have been too small because with all the running around he did, he wanted me to carry him everywhere that night.

Spring Break day 4 - Potty Train

So we decided that this was the time to FINALLY potty train this kid!I was worried that it would never happen because I told him we would be doing it and he continued to inform me that he was NOT going to go poo-poo on the potty. But after many hours of him sitting on the potty and Russ and I chanting encouragement, promises, and threats, He did it! He went poop on the potty and his reward was a Little Debbie cake.

Gracie found a little friend in the mirror. They talked, they laughed, they kissed. It was all very cute.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Spring Break day 3 - The Sabbath

This was a nice and relaxing day. We went to church with Russ parents and had a wonderfully uplifting meeting. Then took the kids back to their house to nap. After that we took off to my parents and made it in time for family dinner.

Miss Mohawk kept getting the lid to the shape sorter stuck on her foot.

William helping out with the frosting pan.

Spring Break day 2 -The Hunt is On

This was the day of the Christensen Easter gathering. Oh what fun. It is always so great to see all the family and it is fun to watch William each year as he gets older and understands more.
Here is Gracie getting "fed" by her cousin Roxey

Grandpa waiting for the kids to come out.

Here they come

Huntin' for eggs

They are happy, you can tell by the tongues

Consuming his Easter findings

My beautiful spring chick

It was hard to get them to look up from the grass

But they did

Our Family
FYI - sometimes I get choked up when I say that because I can't believe how lucky I am to be with Russ and that we have OUR own family.

And what would a C family gathering be without funny videos on YouTube?

It was a very fun day and like always left me wanting more. We just don't see them all enough.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring Break Day 1

WARNING: It was along week so there will be a few posts with a lot of pictures.

We left for the valley Friday after Russ got out of school and donated plasma. We arrived at Russ parents after an uneventful trip (whew!). Grandma wasn't there when we got there so we played with Grandpa outside. Both kids loved the swing. This was Gracie's first time on a swing.

Tongue-o-meter = Extreme Happiness and Joy

William loves the under-dogs!
William also had his first encounter with Roley poley bugs.

When Grandma showed up William was pretty excited.

So after a fun evening and delicious dinner, we had a good nights sleep to get ready for the Christensen Easter egg hunt to happen the next day.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A funny Morning

This morning I came downstairs to see William watching his video like this.
He just layed there and did not move.
I took Gracie's saucer apart to clean it and William thought that was hilarious.

William just became observant, at least where I am concerned, the other day. I had my hair in pigtails which I do often. William looked at it and said, "hey, what's your hair doing?" I told him it was pig tails. The next day I had my hair in a pony tail and I asked William to scratch my back. He did this for a few seconds and then said, "hey, where did the other one go?" I explained that today I just had a pony tail and then I asked him if he wanted one.

A day at the park

Even though there was some snow on the ground, it was pretty warm outside and not very windy and the sun was out so we took the kids to a park.
We took them to the duck park, but the water was still frozen and there was a lot of snow on the ground so we took them somewhere else. But not before we talked to the ducks and played with a stick in the water.

The playground was dry so William had a good time running around.

We played with the snow a little bit and Williams hair was sooo bright in the sun, but it never shows up that way in pictures.

This is William going to get his dad with a snowball.

Gracie had a fun time spinning with her daddy.

And Russ and William made this cute little snowman.

New Addition

This week we had some friends over for dinner and

like the good host that Russ is, he showed them videos on the internet. What are they watching? Whatever it is it looks funny.

Latter in the week we got a call in the middle of the night from them. Russ went over there to stay with their boys while this little girl arrived rather quickley.

Isn't she beautiful. She is soooo tiny!

While we were there visiting her, Gracie started gettting on her hands and knees, but I think she liked their rug or something because she hasn't really done it at home.

We are happy for the Leglers and their new addition. And really happy that the labor went well and that Brit is doing so good.
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