Friday, November 27, 2009

The latest

My sister is awesome, she is 8 months pregnant and was willing to go and take some pictures of our family today, we seriously took like 4 hours out of her day and she got to witness or re-live I should say the nightmare of taking family pictures. When I picked our outfits out, it was warm springy weather but Kate got the swine flu and a few weeks went by and so I thought it was going to be nice today but we froze and the kids cried... I guess that is what you would expect for family pictures but luckily I think we got some good ones cuz Mandy is a magician on the camera.

Oh and Thanksgiving was yesterday, we went to Samantha's house and Jessica came over (Ryan's sisters) and we had a nice meal, the kids were awesome and we even got a few hands of wizard in. So all in all it was a great day.

Here's some cuties of Tommy in his blessing outfit and some other fun pics (thanks again Mandy)

Friday, November 13, 2009

I will survive!

ahhhhh (that is a huge sigh of relief because we now have a working computer) hooray and halleluja (spelling?)
It's a long story of why we didn't have a computer but I just want to say that we survived! Heck I'd like to say we survived to a lot of things, this last week is one of them...Ryan we think has/had mono, Kate we think had swine flu, (luckily Tommy and I still are healthy, Knock on wood), There really is something to taking vitamins, washing your hands till they crack and bleed, and gargling and swabbing with salt seems to be keeping the bugs away...

Tommy finally slept a 7 hr stretch at 9 weeks and has done that twice now, and he is going to bed earlier (Thank you Mandy for reminding me that we can do that) So come 8:30 both kids are in bed (in general) and we get to have a little time together to watch shows, read, have snacks or just go to be ourselves. So yes we survived the first 9 weeks of Tommy's life which at times I wasn't sure if we were going to. We also survived the first Ward party, just 2 more to go this year ( I got a new calling, activities co-chair) Ryan also got a new calling Stake varsity scout master-yikes- and hopefully he will survive this weekend which is his first campout with this ward and yes it snowed today...They are going to nutty putty caves.
Here are some pictures of halloween festivities, we did a snow white theme this year, and there's a fun picture of Kate and her cousins Elle and Owen, also Kate's first day of preschool.

Tommy is now smiling and I am absolutely loving it! He is such a doll and Kate is such a doll with him, she ADORES him no joke, (as you can see). He also seems to cry less now, I don't know if it's just cuz his digestive system is maturing, or now he can see so he's happier, or what but it is super fun.
Here's a couple of pics that are up to date for now.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

still here

I really do exist...the situation is as follows... we have been computer-less for 2 months now and I have so many pictures I want to share and things I want to say but it's tough without a computer handy when the kids are quietly contained and I can escape for a second so hopefully soon I can post more...