Just thoughts and updates on our little family!

Monday, October 31, 2011

October Fun.

The past few weeks have been fun and eventful around here.

Kimber got to go shopping with Grandma and Rachel one day and here she is all ready to go.  She looked so cute.  This was her first time wearing her boots and they are a little bit slippery so when they came to the door she got so excited she fell right on the floor!

The next day she got to have a special Daddy-Kimber day.  As this was Daniel's last week before starting as a Dr he took the kids out for special days.  Kimber went swimming at the Terwilliger Rec Center.  After that she got to go to the mall and go shopping at Claire's.  I guess she was in HEAVEN!  She didn't want to leave but she picked out a pretty purple necklace that she has been hard pressed to be parted with since!

McKay loves to dance!  He has been doing this quite a bit lately.  This is a hymn that I know is in the Samoan and Japanese hymn books but it isn't in the English one.  I love the tune and reminds me of when I was little and my Dad would rock me back to sleep while singing it in Samoan.

Here is Benson dancing to it.  Kimber wouldn't dance so I won't put that video on.  I couldn't help but laugh when filming it!!

McKay snuggles are the best, I was a little jealous of Daniel!

I look after Naomi every Thursday while Brooke is at work so here is video of her.  Proof to Brooke that she really is a happy girl while she is here!  It helps having her favorite cousin around to entertain her!

Here is my handsome Benson ready for his Daddy-Benson day.  He got to go shopping and bought a police set with gun, badge, radio and more and a motorcycle all curtesy of the dollar store.  After that he played at an indoor playground at the Terwilliger Rec center and then went swimming after.  To complete his special day he got to eat at A&W.  He just loved his day with Daddy!!

Here is my big boy McKay.  I can't believe he is turning 1 in 2 weeks!  I am not ready for that!  He is getting into everything now!  I wanted to put this pictures up so that Shar could see how cute he looks in this outfit complete with Oilers slippers!

We carved our pumpkin for FHE last week.  Benson was a little bit leery of putting his hand into the pumpkin but eventually got some of the guts out for us!

The grand architect for it was... Benson!  Daniel had Benson draw the face on with pencil and then Daniel sharpied it and cut it out.  He did an amazing job at the design.  I was so proud of him!!

This weekend was pretty busy.  Friday night Daniel and I went to Galaxyland for $5 each and went on a few rides each before heading off to a Halloween party.  I don't have a picture of our costume (pigs in a blanket) but here is the 'spooky treat' we took.  I went more for the gross end of spooky and made Kitty Litter Cake complete with poop.  The kids were so excited to help me crumble the cookies and place the poops.  We still have left overs and Benson will ask me if he can have some poop.  This is as close to having a cat as we will ever come!!

Benson really was excited about the cake, I promise.  I like how Kimber really tried to say kitty litter but I am not sure what she actually said!!

Have a Happy Halloween!  I will post our costumes and what not later.  Enjoy!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Festive Fun!

We have been starting to get into fall and all the great holidays that it brings.  Last weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving.  Yes my American friends we have it much earlier in the year but we don't get Turkey overload in a months span!  Last Saturday we started off our festivities with the ward Fun Run.  No I didn't participate but I went for the breakfast they had afterward!  After that McKay, Kimber and I went and watched the family Turkey bowl.  Starting last year Daniel's family has done an annual Turkey bowl with my SIL's family.  It was fun to watch, well lets be honest, I read a book while they played!

Daniel's Aunt found some really cute onesies for the younger two.  I am having a hard time believing how big McKay is getting.  I know that I say that every time I am on here but he is turning 1 in a month!

Kimber's onesie is a little bit too accurate!  McKay has had fewer bite marks but Kimber keeps them coming still!

I was so proud of McKay for listening on demand here.  He is such a sweet little man.  I am starting to think I need to give him a haircut but I don't want to lose his curls.  I suppose I will do the sides and then try and trip up the top.

Kimber was so cute when she started listing everybody that she loves.  Sorry she didn't get the entire family but she did pretty good considering her attention span suits her 2 years!

My little monkey!  When I put her down for her nap last week she was looking so pretty and had a sleeping bag on.  This is how she emerged!  How could I not laugh and take a picture!

McKay and Grandma enjoying the football game.  Poor Daniel got kneed near the beginning of the game and had to sit it out.  He is doing much better.

Oh Kimber!  She loves playing dress up.  It actually reminds me of me when I was little.  Unfortunately I don't have the picture I was thinking of on my computer!

Anyways, we are getting ready for Halloween now.  Daniel brought home a pumpkin today so let the fun begin!  Benson is wanting to be pirate for Halloween.  Kimber will be donning our dog costume and McKay is not the same age the other two were so he can't continue the tradition of being a Monkey for his first halloween.  I guess we will skip right on to being Dracula for him!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


We finally got a playroom together for the kids.  Daniel worked really hard last Thursday and the kids have loved playing down there ever since.

Daniel was looking for some carpet to put down there but long story short that didn't work out.  He went to Wal-Mart instead and bought the colored mats.  Daniel's brother Jared gave us the love seat that we put down there.  It is nice to have down there for us when we are watching them.

Only problem I see with it is that Kimber can't open the doors or turn on/off the lights.  Yesterday she wanted to put a couple of toys back in there that she had brought upstairs and sat on the bottom step just bawling.  She has been pretty good at perfecting her crying.  On Monday she started crying when Benson left for school.  I told her that he was going to school to which to retorted pointing to herself and bawling, "My school!"  I told her she could maybe go next year if she started going potty on the toilet and talked better.  She went to the bathroom and sat on the toilet with no success.  Yesterday Daniel took McKay out for a few minutes and she started bawling again.  I told her I need some help singing songs because I didn't think I knew them.  I asked if she knew them and she cried "Yes".  I then asked if she would help me sing them and she cried "No".  It was so pitiful!

McKay has been a sad boy lately too, with good reason.  He pushed his 5th tooth through this week.  It wasn't the tooth I was expecting though so we are still waiting for more to pop through.  He is getting too grown up!  My niece Naomi is turning one in a week and just makes me realize that McKay's birthday is coming quickly behind it.  I don't know when he grew up!

Daniel is doing well.  We are waiting for his license to come through.  It seems like it never will but I am enjoying having Daniel home so much.  He is working 2 days a week at the clinic doing non chiropractic related work.  Oh, we got a second recliner so now we watch TV like an old married couple side by side in our recliners.  Have to say that I am loving it!

Not too much else is going on here.  We are enjoying being so close to our family.  The weather is in full swing fall which is nice.  I am just waiting for the morning that we wake up to snow though.  What are the chances it will wait until after Halloween?  Pretty slim I think!!