Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Many Makes Mommy Melt Moments...

"I am the luckiest mommy in the world!"
This is what I think to myself when I get those Make Mommy Melt Moments, or so I like to call them.
Little Chauncey, Jack, Kate, and I were all dancing to "On the Radio" when I was taking turns swinging, holding upsidedown, etc. each of then while we were dancing to the song.
After Chauncey had had a turn, I gently put him down on the chair and he looked up at me with the most adoring smile you've ever seen and a soft voice and he said "You make me so Happy Mommy".
I love my children.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Kirtland Temple after church

We took some pictures the other day after chruch at the Kirtland Temple. Our Building is 1/4 mile down the hill from the temple.Enjoy!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

A 5 year old STAR WARS Birthday

Chauncey has such a great time at his birthday party! All of his friends that he wanted there were, and they all had such a terrific time.
Upon arrival, Chauncey handed each of his friends thier very own light saber I made, that they took home with them. They kept the meteors(balloons) up with thier light sabers to practice. Then little Chauncey got to lead them in some fantastic Jedi training, where he taught them 3 or 4 of his favorite moves. I will try to get some of the video clips of this uploaded, you have to see it!

Then we did a craft while we waited for Darth Vader(Big Chauncey) to invade our planet. Then, one by one, they took turns jumping through the lava hole on meteors to get to fight Darth Vader and win the battle.

After that it was just cake presents and a pretty pathetic pinata I made.

I can't wait to do it again next year!
Princess Leia and Yoda (Kate)

The party kids being briefed on Star WarsChauncey training his friends on how to use a light saber
The party kids practicingChauncey dueling with Darth Vader
Darth Vader's ultimate demisePrincess Leia doing crafts with the party kids
Chauncey opening presents
Yoda chomping on party candy!

Family pictures in Raleigh....

We took a few pictures on Thanksgiving day in the Wests backyard. They turned out ok. We don't like trying for a great picture because of the kids, so we typically take what we can get in under two minutes!!

Thanksgiving in Raleigh with the West's

The Wests have a fire pit outside and we took full advantage of making smores and even the tin foil dinners.
Kate was a big help in decorating the gingerbread houses this year!
We went ot a really fantastic hiking trails area complete with a stream.
Here we all are exept poor Chauncey, I tried to be the one taking the picture, after all it is his family.
Here is said stream.
The boys made thier very own pumpkin pies with Grandma Wests help.

Chauncey was eating baby Georges "dirt".

We drove to Raliegh and arrived there 10 hours later. The kids did the best they have ever done on the trip, even Kate did really well. What a relief! I fear the car with my kids. They don't know how to sit still for very long. I think its much better to be as active as they are rather than not, but in car situations I am not as sure!

We had a great visit with the Bunton's who were also visiting. We did a lot of baseball practice, going to parks, making gingerbread houses, and of course eating! It was a great trip. Thank you George and Ruth!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Littl tid bits about our princess Kate

These pictures are of Kate in a princess dress Mamaw Nixon got for her. She is finally walking and tall enough to wear it around the house! I love it. She walks around the house pretending to talk on the phone.

Here is Jack with his Kate...he is always asking for her if she isn't with him, or asleep. He adores his baby sister.
Kate is so smart! She can say any word you ask her to just about, she remembers colors, where her body parts are, is very social with people saying hi and bye and smiling at them in stores.

Kate learned the color purlple last nite, and where her head and nose were. She still remembered them this morning when I asked her. Crazy huh?! She also tells her brothers nite nite and kisses them before bed every nite. As soon as Daddy walks in the door she walks towards him with both arms wide open and saying Dada as loud as she can muster.

She is the sweetest little girl I could have ever asked for. She and I are having so much fun together!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Grandpa King's visit

Grandpa King came to visit for Halloween. While he was here we went to a "Trunk or Treat" party at the Church. All of the kids were pirates. They had a lot of fun playing and making decorative bags.
They had the most fun playing outside and getting candy from their friends.

We also went to Chucky Cheese while Grandpa was here. The kids had so much fun.

Family Night at the Park

We went to a new park for family night a couple weeks ago. We all loved it! Chauncey was so into this rubber zip line.

Melly even got into it as well.

Jackson coming up a ladder.

Here we have Kate chomping on some yummy "oral" friendly wood chips.

Mighty Jackson just got a big hit!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Princess Kate's Sweet Dance Moves

We have been dancing to music every morning and the kids just love it. Kate is starting to feel the beat!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Amish Country Day Trip...

Little Chauncey wanted to send Kate down the'll see how she reacted!!

Here she is!! Scared for her life!
Thank goodness I have a Mommy!

Little Chauncey has gotten really good at taking pictures of US!

This why you wait until fall to go to Amish Country.
This was taken at the Wal-Mart!!
Wal-Mart parking for the horse and buggys only!!
We took a day trip out to Amish Country today to see the fall
leaves....and of course to satisfy our curiosity about the Amish!