Thursday, December 25, 2008


We have had such a fun Christmas! For Christmas eve, we went to Jason's parents house. The kids decorated Christmas cookies, then we read the Christmas story as Taylor performed. she needed a Joseph, and the only taker was Mason, so Mason was our Joseph.

We went for a light drive, then brought the kiddies home so they could open their pjs, and get ready for Santa. Jason also decorated their bunk bed in Christmas lights.

Christmas morning was a blast! They were sooo excited to see the pile of presents and they loved every one of them.

We then went to Jason house for breakfast. It was yummy. Mitsuko makes a very yummy rhodes hot chocolate sticky bun.

First Christmas

Merry Christmas to me.

Mason was so good today and yesterday. His 5th key finally broke through, his cold/pink eye are done, and his skin is looking better. What a great Christmas present

Star Wars!!!

Cooper and Taylor are loving starwars lately!! Jason made them some light savers for them and they are constantly battling. Cooper gets really into it, and does all these fancy moves.

Taylor's Christmas Song

Friday, December 19, 2008

Big Boy Mason

Mason loves his highchair - he feels like such a big boy.

Coop's new style

Cooper got a hair cut (yup no more mop), and he loves getting it styled. Right now he is asking me if I can make a Fohawk. He is really into that.

Monday, December 15, 2008


The kids really enjoy Grandma and Grandpa's brio set.

Taylor Joelle Designs

Here is our spokeswomen for Taylor Joelle Designs

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Teeth - Yikes

Mason now has 2 teeth on the bottom and 2 teeth on the top. This picture is a little old, his front teeth totally through.

Mason has bit me while nursing a few different times. It totally catches me off guard and totally HURTS. So I am not sure how much longer this kid will get to nurse.

Also, speaking of Mason, today he discovered "baby songs". He has tried "baby einstein", but that didn't even come close to "baby songs", while he was happily watching and singing along I sewing an entire blanket for cooper (thomas the train fabric he picked out yesterday), and took a shower.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Taylor and Cooper definately have a love/hate relationship. They fight constantly, but they ar also best buds. Taylor will yell at the top of her lungs "YOU BUG ME COOPER" and she doesn't ever want him to sit next to her at dinner.
However, Taylor insists that her and Pooper are going to get married. I try to explain to her that you can't marry your brother but she yells "NO MOM, WHEN WE ARE OLDER, WHEN COOPER IS A DADDY"

Last night Jason and I watched "Step Brothers" (edited on clearplay). We put a movie on for hte kids in our room, and I went in to check on them and they were sitting in the same chair like best buds. Also, yesterday when Cooper and I were leaving, Taylor hugged us each and said buy I love you to both me and cooper. Cooper asked her for a kiss, but Taylor explained that she couldn't because she didn't want to get him sick (Taylor has pink eye).

Fish Tank

We are very sorry Justin and Lisa. We had to say goodbye to your fish yesterday. The kids have really enjoyed having the tank in the room, and it has been so much fun until last night.
I left a big container of fish food and a big container of frog food by the fish tank.

I went in to check on the kids at 11pm and thought they were asleep. Taylor was asleep, but Cooper had decided to stay up and feed the fish. When I walked in, he was standing next to the fish tank, very proud that he had fed them. He dumped the entire bottle of fish and frog food in the tank.

The next morning we noticed that there were some survivors, but they by the afternoon most of them were gone. We had gone grocery shopping, in the afternoon and came home to the house smelling like poo. We thought maybe we left a stinky diaper around, but walked in the kids room and the smell was soooo strong. Apparently, if dump an entire bottle of fish food in a tank it will smell just like poo the next day.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

When I Grow Up...

Today Taylor was so excited, and told me she has decided what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wants to be a Christmas Tree Decorator.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


This is how coop closes his eyes for prayers

Decorating for Christmas

Tonight we decorated the house for Christmas. The kids had a blast. They loved hanging the ornaments on the try. Cooper calls ornaments "deodorants". We had the Christmas music on (106.5 - Delila), and when we were done, we had some yummy frozen hot chocolate.

Christmas Lights

I am so excited for Christmas this year because our kids are old enough to really appreciate the festivities. Yesterday we went to gateway, and they loves the Christmas lights. We will take them to the lights on temple square in a couple weeks too.
Cooper especially loves Christmas lights. When we pass a house with Christmas lights on, he gets very excited.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Jamie's A Catch

Any single ladies reading this blog, need to check out my loving brother Jamie. He is kind to animals, and loves children. Yesterday he took Taylor to a 3D movie.

Mason 8 months

Mason is a happy 8 month old. He sits, up and rolls around, but does not crawl yet. He loves people! He gets so excited to have someone to play with. He makes very cute happy sounds - kind of sounds like a weird animal. He loves to laugh and he's very ticklish. He can't wait to meet his Mission Grandparents.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Cooper and Taylor love cars. When we are driving they always ask me "What car is that?" I cannot believe what a fast learner Cooper is. He just has to ask me something once or twice, and then he remembers. He was showing off his skills today as Jamie quizzed him.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cousin Bonding

Jer took some fun photos today at the park. Here is my favorite.

Sylie and Cooper were bonding more than usual today. I found them upstairs playing doll house together. When I asked Cooper if he wanted to go to the park, he said "Sylie go too?"