Thursday, December 27, 2007


I am finally breathing a sigh of relief for several reasons. Number one is that Siosi only had one accident today! I have just been putting her in training underwear except when she is sleeping and today I saw the fruits of my labor! Only one accident! We have a sticker chart for her in the bathroom that is really motivating. She loves the stickers so much that she can't concentrate sometimes on actually earning them. She just wants to admire them and play with them. We have one sticker that is a cell phone and when she chose that one (her first choice!) she put her head to the chart and said,"Hello?"

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:
Here is Kalo in her Christmas dress! We couldn't get Siosi to stand still. She always walks toward the camera when we try to take pictures of her.

Siosi is always so loving with Kalo!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Parties!

We had our traditional family Christmas party on Monday. It wasn't the same somehow with Vanessa's family gone. We played games, sang songs,ate and ate and ate. Then Santa came and gave his fun little gifts. All the kids were scared of Santa except... Kalo!
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.

Jingle Bells

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

Here is Joe working hard for the money. We have decided to take a change in the direction of our business. Instead of only doing concrete and masonry work, we (Joe) will be installing sunrooms for rich people! Should be great! We are hoping that this will help us become disgustingly wealthy.
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...

Christmas at the Capitol

We took the kids to the state capitol this week to hear the high school choirs sing. The acoustics are great there! We enjoyed seeing the decorations!

I wasn't supposed to be in this one. It should have been just a floating baby. Oh well.

Friday, December 7, 2007


I just was at Kimber's blog and saw her elf dance so she gets all the credit for this. It was so hilarious I had to get in on the action. Check this out. Very funny. Once again, Joe is the most entertaining dancer of all of us!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Puzzle Master

In between tearing up the house and tormenting Kalo, Siosi has found a new love...puzzles! She only has one so far which was given to her at the baby shower, but she loves it.

Kenzie's Birthday

Monday was our niece Kenzie's first birthday! Here are some fun photos Lila took. Kalo! She looks like her sister in that photo.
Eliana, Alyssa, and Siosi playing the the bedroom. Where is the birthday girl?
It was a team effort to get those presents opened!
Birthday girl!
Kimber made a very fancy cake. Looked like a circus clown cake!

'Uta'atu Family

Introducing...the 'Uta'atu Family!