Saturday, December 30, 2017


This years ornimants
pink power ranger, starwars, spiderman and a dog for Kate

 This years pajamas..... it's nice I got a picture of the wrapping paper rather than the actual pajamas

This years dance recital

This years sleeping arrangements. Jack and Emery liked to push the two chairs together to make a little crib  and  then trade off sleeping next to the Christmas tree

This years (our first) tumbling performance
Jude and Kate cheering Emery on

In October I got a picture of the oldest and youngest cousin on Mikes side. This is the oldest and youngest on my side

This years school Christmas sing



This years present game party at my house

 This year cousin Eric got married. We are so excited for them

This years Christmas morning

This years Christmas day

And this year I was so excited to get my third Christmas hand wreath. So far all my kids have had Mrs Ellsworth for Kindergarten and so I have one of these awesome decorations for Ivan, Jack, Emery and hope one day to get one for Kate

After Christmas this year we took trax uptown to see the lights

This years New Years Eve
Kate and Jude

Kate and McKay

 Uncle Mark and Emery

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wrapping up November with a little stomach bug

I think we have the curse of the holiday or travel time bug. Seems as though we get sick on holidays or when we're planning to go to the cabin. About 1:00am Thanksgiving morning Mike heard Kate cry out. He went in and got her, brought her into me and she splattered throw up all over. So we rise and shine and wash sheets and put Kate in the tub, just in time for Emery to wake and throw up. We spent the next few hours washing and throw uping and bathing. So the girls and I stayed home from all the Thanksgiving fun.  Jack, Ivan and Mike played football with Conner and Kevin and Kevin's side of the family. They had a great time and Ivan really held his own with all the big people. They may have called him " little ninja."  I cleaned house, set up Christmas decorations and played kings in the corner.

We thought we were in the clear, but then 1:00 Saturday morning I woke up a puke'n. It's not fun as an adult is it. Then 1:00 this morning (Sunday) Ivan added to the party. Mike and Jack are the last two standing. Lets hope for the best for them!!

Other than that, November has been good. Our little/big Kate turned one.

My brother in law made this hat when emery was a baby

She is still the love of all of our lives. The kids don't tire of her. Ivan is constantly talking about how lucky we are and how cute she is. She is good at snuggling in with all the kids and giving them the loves they so desire. She can throw a nice tantrum. She says "mom" all day long, so the conversation at our house is, "mum," "What honey?" "mum" "What honey?" she also says hi, nana (banana), ack (jack), and dog. She needs to start walking cuz i'm tired of the crawling. She is a tease and at church she likes to hide behind chairs and then peek out and play peek a boo w people. She's nervous when I hold her up in the air or spin her around and she holds onto me really tight. She loves other little kids and when we are at the store she says, "hi, hi, hi" to any kid she sees.  She likes to pat dolls and snuggle stuffed animals. She like to rub my arm and she's playing less on her own and following me around the house with a  little begging whine which is super fun. 

We had a cupcake with Mikes mom

and one with my family

Mike also had a b-day this month. He says lots of things too. He says, "man the weekend went fast" a lot. He also says "yeah I just need to change my attitude about work and be more positive" a super duper lot. The poor guy don't like his job, but he just got a membership to the gym and goes before work and really enjoys it so that's good. 

Mike and Ivan got to use our neighbors BYU tickets. As if losing on TV isn't bad enough, they got to watch it live

And since life is always fair then Jack and Emery now have to have a one on one with him. 
Mike and Jack went swimming yesterday and I think Emery is also going to choose swimming. 

We got the Christmas lights up.
and I guess that's about it for November