Sunday, December 15, 2013

Thankful Turkeys

Thankful turkeys

This year we stuffed our turkeys with what we are thankful for. I didn't get a picture of the turkey's...darn it! But here is what they are thankful for...
-Great Grandma
-my new sister

-American Girls

-my friends

Monday, December 9, 2013

Brooklynn is one month old

It's like she has always been a part of our family...can't even remeber what life was like before!

We Saw Old St Nick!

One of these babies....

Is Jenna and one is Brooklynn, guess which one is which?

People keep saying you have had this baby three times already....she definetly belongs to us!

Glad This Season is Over

Not a great season for our Utah's probably cause I only went to two games:) but there is always next year. William and Kyanna were able to go the last game with their least they won!

We Did Our Own Thanksgiving

This was my first official Thanksgiving that I prepared by myself. With a new baby we thought it wise to stay home and avoid germs as much as possible. I won't lie it was really really nice to stay home, not sure if I would like it every year but I sure enjoyed it this year. And I have to say I was quite proud of myself! It all came out really good....homemade cranberry sauce, not from a box stuffing, homemade gravy, and pumpkin cake! My mouth is watering just thinking of it now!
We even threw in a little tradition, this is from Brett's family of dipping grapes in sugar for table decorations. If I was totally on my A game I would have made shoo fly pie (my families tradition) but hey I did just have a baby!

Kids decorated the table!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Day 21....sisters

Day 20.... A girl who likes to color

Sunday, November 17, 2013

My friend Kendra came over the other day and needed some newborn pictures for her portfolio of course I was thrilled when she asked if she photograph Brooklynn. I think they turned out fantastic. She is one week old in this picture!

Day 17....a hubby who has stayed home all week and did nothing but take care of kids and chores around the house!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Day 16....Great Grandma White!

Such an amazing lady and wonderful example I feel so blessed to be a part of my grandparents legacy!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Day.... Oh whatever it is.

Brooklynn Renae Stoddart born November 8th at 4:19 pm weighed 6lbs 11 ounces 20 inches long and perfect in everyway!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Day 6... 39 weeks!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

I can still see my ankles!

I have been struggling with my blood pressure this week and today I went in for a non stress test and blood pressure monitoring and it all looked good! Need to avoid that pre eclampsia!

Nov. 1st A Red Headed future Quilter

I am going to try and post something that I am thankful for everyday in November which might be tricky since I am due to have a baby right in the middle....but I will do my best!

A groovy Halloween

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween Carnival

FHE with Grandma & Grandpa

Monday, October 28, 2013

36 Weeks

Creating Halloween

Crazy Hair Day

Kyanna Makes a Cake

Football Craze...

Someone likes Dessert

Monday, October 14, 2013

character counts!!

William got the award for Character Counts this last month for honesty.....and well he is quite honest!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

First Day of 2nd and 3rd Grades

Bye Bye my loves summer was fun but it's time to go back to school. Mamma gets teary eyed every stinkin year but kids are excited. Here is to a great year!

I must admit I am getting pretty tired of my kids getting older!! I just seems to be happening to fast. I keep asking them to stay the age that they are, but......they don't (sigh) This handsome smart little man turned 9 years old... I mean seriously he is half way to his mission. It's going to fast!!!
 Birthday Breakfast of pancakes, chocolate milk, and special request a fruit cup!

This year he got to have a friends birthday party. We chose minecraft for his theme and we invited 12, nine year old boys. Yes 12 of them...I still get tired when I think of that night! We were originally going to have the party outside in the backyard but when it started to rain we decided to have it at the church (thanks goodness not in our basement, did I mention 12 boys).
 Brett brought home roughly 100 boxes that we let the kids "mine" through for hidden treasures. Oh they loved playing with those boxes! I have never seen anything quite like that before, it was almost as if  they were animals that we just let loose out of there cages, throwing boxes up in the air, hitting them, swinging them around, it really was quite the sight.

 They did get pretty creative with the boxes, built a fort, and we had a contest to see who could have the highest stack, and they we played hide n seek with them.
 Even though there was a lot of them and they are pretty crazy (hey they are 9) William really has a great group of friends! They are such good kids!

I think we can call this party a success.
William to this day still loves legos and star wars, although he is not quite as obsessed in years past. Some of his new passions, and he is a really passionate kid, is minecraft, he loves to listen to Harry Potter, playing the wii, riding his bike, Utah football, and piano. He is getting so good with the piano! He loves to watch Harry Potter movies, and Pirates of the Caribbean  . His good friends are Ty, Boyd, and Bradley.

He is such a smart, loving, kind kid. I can count on him for just about anything! Lately he seems to have his nose in a book a lot, which I absolutely love! I know he is going to be my biggest helper when the baby arrives.  He is always happy.  He is just an all around awesome kind of a guy!