Sunday, October 26, 2008

Our Talker and Walker

Grandma and Gramps are here!!!!!!!!!

Ella and Tom went to get them on Wednesday night. Ella hasn't been a very good sleeper lately and history has shown that she wakes up when her grandparent come, so this time I sent her with Tom to the airport. Mom and Dad were on a small flight and had already found their luggage by the time Ella and Tom had gotten there. Ella saw her grandparents and went running for them....yelling "Gamma Gamps" the whole way. Once her mouth started talking apparently it didn't stop. She talked their ears off the whole way home. She even introduced them to Marcus the Carcass who is on our front lawn for Halloween. (He is a face and hands and feet that are coming up through the grass and they glow. Ella loves to High 5 him.) Her mouth was still going a mile a minute when they got home. She made sure I knew several times who they were and that they were FINALLY here. She has had a smile on her face pretty much the whole time they have been here. "Gamps is funny hoo hoo ha ha" is heard all day long. It is fun to see how much she loves them.

Audrey has even warmed up. She can see her mom and still let Grandma hold her. She is better when mom and dad are completely gone, then she loves Grandma. She is such a great baby, she is just a mama's girl to the core! Tonight we went to Curtis and Paige's for dinner and she took her first steps!! I was so excited I was screaming. She only took about 3 steps but that was enough for me to be elated. Ella learning to walk was like forcing someone to take bitter tasting medicine. Physical therapy helped her, but it was an hour a week of coersion, tears, and screaming. So to have a child that wants to walk and giggling on those first few steps its like a first experience for me.


Ha Ha

I went to upload a picture of the girls with Grandma and Gramps, but somehow this is the picture I got. Hummmm....... Is it a sign?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Where are the pics -- And I love Leelou!

I know where are the pictures of the kids. I need to download them off the camera, but we store them all on our actual desktop PC, so even though we have 5, yep count 'em, 5 computers, 4 are laptops. The desktop is where Tom does most of his work when he is home so it will need to be tomorrow. Plus maybe I will have new pictures with the kids with Grandma and Gramps who are visiting...wahoo!!

In the mean time I have to say I love Leelou blogs. Super cute backgrounds with great layouts and it also has code to put links to the LDS church. Thanks Leelou!!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Blogging LOVE/HATE relationship

I have decided I like the whole blog-is-phere. It is fun to post, if I only had more time to add more pictures. Or even take more pictures. Whole other blog for another time. So the bottom line is that I like having a creative outlet, a hobby that is my own, etc. But sometime this stupid thing makes me feel like I should be taking the short bus to school. For all of you have private blogs and sent me invitations, I can't get in. I thought it could be the computer, so I tried a different computer, I have tried others invitations, opened a different browser, copied the link in, (I mean I was a support tech for years) but NOTHING. Urrrrgggghhhh. I don't have enough time to trouble shoot it. So sorry for all my private friends but I will just have to see you on Facebook instead.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Welcome to the Blog

I think I have pretty much figured out the basics of the blog. I still have lots to learn and lots more to add to my blog, but at least I have the family picture up so I am ready to share what I have done with the world. Thanks Paige and Lorilee for helping me get this setup!!

I am not one of those people that feel the need to post a blog of how wonderful my husband and kids are every day. Tom would say that is because I don't swoon. Really it is because I hope I show them in everything I do and say it to them. But I thought I would start my blog by letting everyone know I DO think I have an AMAZING family. I have the best relationship with my husband and my kids make me smile every day. I truly love them so much. I am grateful that I have a testimony of Jesus Christ and his atonement. And I have wonderful friends. I hope that for those that live far away you can get to know my family as they grow.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

We're Bloggers....We Blog

I have been posting to a blog for months and just found out Ryan created it in Word. (You will only get that joke if you watch the OFFICE) So I decided that to keep up with everyone else's blog, I needed to create my own. Here we GOOOOOOOOOOO.