Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! This year has definitely been one of the best years yet since having children. Both kids understand and are so excited! We have done so many fun little Christmas activities! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

A Post about Sienna

Once again, I know I am slacking so I am just taking a moment to write about my beatiful baby girl because I just love her to pieces. She drives me to near insanity on a DAILY basis but she wouldn't be Sienna without that personality, sass, and beauty of hers.

On Thanksgiving she ran to me with a little slip of paper she had received from her primary teacher and we had forgot to fill out!! (She was quite concerned we hadn't!) On the sheet it says "I am thankful for" with a few lines on it. So I simply asked her and these were her replies in order-

I am Thankful for:


my brother

all my family

grandma and grandpa

heavenly father

mom and dad




my cousins




my friends

and then I had to stop her because we were out of room and off she ran to make some unbelievable mess or taunt her brother to no end..=)

I just wanted to write this down to remember. I thought it was so cute how she just kept going and going. I hope she can always be so thankful for all she has because she really is one lucky little thing who has so many people who love her and give her WAY too much attention. BUT Sienna is one of those kids who thrives off attention- good or bad, so I am glad she has lots of love surrounding her.

On another note, our ward had this genius idea to have the young women watch the kids 3 and up for "Santa's Workshop" so the parents can go shopping. She loved it, and I loved it!=)

Anyways- while there she saw Santa!! (can you believe it!?!?) While there she told him she wants "a thing like her dad's iphone AND a bike." Well Santa told her he was going to work on getting those for her. I nicely explained that Santa will bring her "one" of the items requested because they are expensive. Oh no- Santa told her she could have both so that's just what she will get. (That dang Santa!)

It is pretty funny when I think about it but I have had to work a lot today asking which item she requests because only one can come to our house now. (I think I have her convinced on her own little handheld computer thing- Fisher Price IXL) She is SO her father's daughter. I had to convince of the IXL because she's been requesting an Iphone and Ipod since June.

So I just wanted to jot these little things down because I know I will forget. I can't handle how fast time goes. And Christmas is dang expensive when you have kids. Especially ones who like electronics. What happened to a good old barbie doll? Good thing Austin wants a GI Joe mask- I can handle that! I can only imagine when I have more kids and they get older! Aah!!

Bad Mom & Bad Blogger

I just don't have it in me to blog anymore. I finally got the energy to do it, and remembered Aaron has my laptop with him on his trip to Phoenix with all my pictures on it. NOO!! I am not about to upload all my pics onto this computer.

So instead I took a pic of the kids tonight in all their glory.

It is 6:30 on a Sunday night in November. Some little facts around here

*Aaron went to Phoenix for the weekend with his friend from high school which leaves me all by myself

*Sienna is wearing her swimsuit at 6:30 at night- don't ask me why and ask me if I care. She was even out back playing in it in the freezing cold.
Austin had his on too but fell asleep on the floor. When I moved him to his bed to put him in jammies he woke up- dang it!! power nap for him...
*we may have had frozen pizza for lunch and top ramen for dinner- gourmet i know!

*there are toys strewn about my house in every room and popcorn thrown all over the floor in my bedroom.

*i am beyond exhausted. Not because Aaron is gone but because it is Sunday, and I have done nothing but go to church today. I feel like this every Sunday.

*I am so sick of cleaning up messes CONSTANTLY. They never end. My mom tells me I will miss this when they're gone but I beg to differ

*we really miss Aaron and wish he would come home.

* if my kids ask me one more time to call Santa and tell him what they want I may scream

*Austin just sat on my lap and farted.

*Sienna just came in to tell me Austin just peed on the floor in my room. GREAT!


Isn't life grand???

Halloween is always a fun holiday, my kids get pretty into it. Of course Halloween at school with the parties and costume parade is almost as fun as real Halloween. This year on Saturday we had a ward activity that included dinner, games, and a trunk or treat...which was great because it was freezing. The kids seemed to have a great time, and got plenty of candy! My cute girls!
Mary was spaghetti and meatballs!

Brynn being a crazy Cave Girl!
Lucy said she wanted to be a vampire, and never waivered. She did of course wear a dress.

She did manage to scare Kelsey ever time she put in her teeth.
Kelsey was a cute little Minnie Mouse!
"Scary" costumes really scared Kelsey...including Lucy's teeth. She wouldn't cry she would just cover her mouth with her hands. Here she is at the elementary school parade. It had enough scary costumes, that she spent the entire parade like this.

Fall Fun!

Fall is so fun. I love the perfect weather, and it signals the beginning of fun holidays and traditions. The annual "Pumpkin Party" at Grandma Keet's is a favorite of my kids. They get to paint pumpkins for grandma's porch, and play with their cousins. They have a blast and this year was no expection. We also try to get to a pumpkin patch every year. This year (and last) we went to the Red Barn. It is a fun experience, you get a tractor ride out to the pumpkin patch, then you pick your own pumpkin, and back to the barn for treats like donuts or ice cream. It was a cold, but fun night for our family. Kelsey is so excited to start painting...she had to go topless due to the mess!
Cute cousins anxiously awaiting their paint.
The painting is in full swing.
Mary's green pumpkin with spiders.
Brynn's spiders, moon and cat.
Lucy's rainbow poka-dots.
Kelsey just enjoying herself to the fullest!
The girls outside the maze at the pumpkin patch.
They finished!
The pumpkin patch had cute "scenes" for pictures...our little ghosts.

Mason is blessed

On October 10th Corey and Jessica blessed new baby Mason. We took a very quick trip down for the event. We left on Saturday after Mary's soccer game, and game home Sunday evening. We took Uncle Berty with us, which was very fun. It was a quick trip, but it was a lot of fun to see family and sweet baby Mason. Three generations...Papa, Corey, Mason.
The weather was perfect! and the kids enjoyed lounging in it. Here they are drinking their punch!
Papa helping Mason ride the power wheels...he's only three months!

The girls got some new sunglasses for .20 each at Children's Place...they had fun with them.

A quick but full trip as evidenced by 4 sleeing girls on the way home! That almost never happens.

Spanish Fork Dragons

Mary is part of the Spanish Fork Dragons AA Soccer team. This is their second season, and they are an awesome little team, with an awesome coach. They finished this season in a very solid 2nd place, and their only loss was to the 1st place team. Mary scored a few goals (i think 4?) this season, and just loves playing soccer. The Dragons, with coach Jared and assistant coach Mary.

They are a fun bunc of girls!

I just loved this picture of Mary.
This is Mary and her good friend Erika.


After tons and tons of begging, we finally decided to get a pet. We had to go low maintenence, so we got a bunny. She is some kind of dwarf bunny, so she is cute and small and will stay that way. The girls named her Callie. So far she has a been a nice addition to the family (altough its only been about three weeks).

Lucy plays soccer!

In Spanish Fork you can play soccer once you are in Kindergarten. So after watching sisters for a few years, Lucy was all over it. She loved it, and was lucky enough to be on the same team as both her cousin Peyton and friend Emma. I actually work with their coach Greg, and he was great with them. Lucy did some twirling in the field, and lots of high fives, but toward the end of the season she was more into it. She was an AWESOME goalie. She was quite agressive and wasn't afraid to jump right on the ball. She played goalie quite a bit and had only one score on her the whole season.
Go Goalie!The Rainbows! With cousin Peyton (who was great at scoring, she even had a hat trick one game!)

the princesses of soccer!
Lucy in action!

Pumpkin Patch

This last weekend we went with some families from our church to the Gilcrease Orchards. I am still not sure how this place grows fruit, veggies, and pumpkins in this heat! We had lots of fun picking out pumpkins and pears but it sure was HOT!! It's just not right to be doing fall things and have it be 100 degrees! We were dying of a heat stroke, and it was a little pricey but it's become a yearly tradition for us!

Sienna and Sadie thought they were so funny carrying this pumpkin that weighed almost as much as them.
Sienna picked out her tennis shoes and tutu dress. I have decided the battle is not worth fighting any longer!

picking pears
Waiting in the forever long line to buy the pumpkins. Typical day at our house: Sienna happy to bug her brother to death and him screaming. One day soon the tables will turn!
And this is how I found my little man tonight on his bed. He would not take a nap today and exhausted himself. I sure love these two little kids of mine, even if they drive me absolutely crazy. I'm grateful there mine.
And tonight I was lazy and didn't feel like making a dessert so I threw a Marie Calendars dutch apple pie in the oven for us and OH.MY.GOSH. I don't think I'll ever bake again. I'll just pop one of those in the oven, put a little whip cream on top and pure heaven!! (plus the kids were in bed due to no naps and playing all day which made it even better!!)
Until next time...

Bellagio Flower Gardens

Last week for family night we decided to head over to the Bellagio hotel and check out there fall display in the flower gardens. (My kids LOVE it and it's free!!) So off we went- it did not disappoint. After we walked around we went to the water show which is always fun to see!