Thursday, December 27, 2007
The other relief is that Kalo is sleeping through the night for the most part. I have had almost three nights of sleep now! Its amazing how different you feel when you sleep.
Lastly, Christmas is over! I love Christmas but it seems to have gone on forever this year. Maybe thats because Siosi constantly tears everything off our tree and drags it all over the house. I am eager to take the thing down and burn it! I'm just waiting for some help from Joe. We had fun this Christmas with Siosi. She got her first baby doll in the hopes of her expending all her curiosity on the doll rather than Kalo. As you can see from the picture, Kalo goes through a lot of torture! Joe and I got each other the same gift. A magellan. We need it for Joe's job and it is a tax write off for us. You know what they say..."Great minds think alike!" I got a better deal on mine so we took Joe's back. Another exciting purchase that we made (not for Christmas) was a treadmill. I have gained an exceeding amount of weight and although Joe is striving to be like Nephi, he decided not to take it too far in being "large in stature." We looked at the prices of a local gym and decided our best option would be to purchase a treadmill. I can't really get out with two kids now and the weather here is not very motivating half the year. Hopefully it will prove to be a good investment. One of my dreams has always been to have an exercise room in the house. Maybe one day when we become disgustingly wealthy we'll have it and now we are just one step ahead!
Siosi's present from Grandma...A magical bus (she thinks its magical. She was trying to ride in it but didn't realize she doesn't fit!)
The Sunday before Christmas:
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Grandma and Grandpa gave all the girls matching P.J.'s. All the older kids anyway.
Here is Kalo at our ward Christmas party. This is the real Santa!
Siosi was so terrified that Joe had to go up with her. I'm sure he really enjoyed sitting on Santa's lap though.
With the new baby being born, I've had some pretty hectic days. Yesterday as I was changing another one of Kalo's famous exploding diapers, I was inspired to write this little ditty to the tune of "Jingle Bells." I'm sure all you moms out there will feel me on this one!! You can listen to the low budget music video of it below.
Dashing through the stores,
Kids screaming in my face,
Can't this Wal Mart checker,
Quicken up the pace?
There's so much to do,
Don't have time to pee,
Why does Christmas shopping,
Always fall to me?
Oh, runny nose, stinky toes,
There's laundry I can't play!
I've been changing diapers all throughout the day...
Stinky one, yellow ones, wet ones ho ho ho,
I'm so jolly happy,
Oh mothers don't you know!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Joe and I like to go to watch my brothers Dan and Shawn "wrastle" Here is Daniel dominating his match!
We didn't have seats...
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Eliana, Alyssa, and Siosi playing the the bedroom. Where is the birthday girl?
It was a team effort to get those presents opened!
Kimber made a very fancy cake. Looked like a circus clown cake!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
For those who don't know Siosi is old enough for nursery now! Actually she just turned 19 months. The other day I was driving to an appointment and heard her singing in the back the nursery's clean up song. Now when we try to get her to clean up her toys we sing the song with her. She thinks its great fun.
Kalo is almost done peeling. It will be nice to have a baby with nice baby skin. She is always very hungry. I have to feed her all day. Her doctor told me to supplement with formula. She still eats all day! I'm hoping this is just a phase. Siosi loves Kalo. She tries to comfort her when she cries and is a great big sister. I just have to make sure she doesn't smash her head when she is kissing her! Kalo is smiling! She has such an angelic smile!
Joe is working hard at his job. We keep having more and more jobs come in despite the time of year! We know we are being blessed! We are trying to get enough money to get ourselves to Tonga to visit our family there.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Here is Siosi all ready to go to Grandma's house. I had been looking everywhere for these plastic boots so she could play outside and finally found some in her size!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The whole crew at the hospital. These are my brothers with their wives and children. Except Shawn. Luckily he isn't married.
Siosi at Grandma's with cousins Eliana and Kenzie
Painting pumpkins for Halloween at Grandma's.
Grandpa showed the girls how to paint their toes! What a mess!