Sunday, December 27, 2009

Another Christmas Surprise


Yup, number 4 is on the way!!!

Snuggies


Jason bought the kids each a snuggy for Christmas. So cute!

Police Man


Mason's toy from Santa was a huge success. He loves it! He can turn the siren on and pull people over.

Merry Christmas


We had a great Christmas!!! The kids loved every minute of it!! On Christmas Eve, they got to open some fun pajamas. We had pizza and went for a fun light drive.
The very sad news of Christmas is that Zero (Jason's parent's dog) passed away on Christmas eve. This happend after we went home and put the kids to bed. She will be missed!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Taylor the Song Writer

This morning Taylor told me that she had written a song in her head for Jamie's band. She asked if I would write it down for her. Here it is:

When you wake up, you say dogs are the best, cats are the losed
Everyday you say dogs are the best more than cats.
Horses are the best, sheep is the losed, and goats are the winned.
The dog is white, and it's a puggle and it has black spots. And it has flappy ears.

So, Jamie get to work on it. Maybe you could record it for her??

Here is the next one she wrote. She says it is to the tune of Star wars Darth Vader music.

Kitty cats are so bad yes they are
Dogs are the wins on the ship yes they are
horses are the lose on the ship yes they are
Goats are the wins on the ship yes they are
Cows are the lose on the ship yes they are
Lions are the wins on the ship yes they are
Girls and Boys are the wins on the ship yes they are


Friday, December 4, 2009

My Taylor Swift Fan

Mas LOVES music!! He is our little singer. First it was Beyonce, now he is on to Taylor Swift.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween





We had a really fun Halloween this year. It was cute to watch how excited the kids were. Taylor loved dressing up and parading around at school.
We had an awesome party at my mom's house. She took better photos then I did, so I am posting a link to her blog for the pictures - Journeyings

Jason also planned a Halloween party that was lots of fun. We had nachos, played kids games, and did a fun scavenger hunt. Here are some pictures.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cooper's Heart






Cooper had his heart surgery with week, and it went perfectly!! Cooper was born with aortic stenosis. The stenosis caused pressure in his heart. Also one of the arteries in his heart is enlarged. When he was born he went to primary children's and had several tests and echos. After a year the doctors saw no changes (good sign) so we weren't expecting anything to go wrong.
In the past few months Jason and I have been noticing that his energy level is way down. He also has been sleeping tons. He took him to the doctor for another echo and she said that they needed to do surgery. It wasn't open heart surgery (good news!) but they did need to make an incision in his leg/groin area and use a catheter to go an balloon his valve to stretch it out.
We have been pretty nervous, but since we found out he needed surgery, we have been saying lots of prayers. He also got a priesthood blessing and several people were fasting for him. Thanks to all the prayers and the Lord's help, everything went perfectly!!!

When we arrived at the hospital they told us that one of the main risks was that this procedure would cause his valve to leak blood. They said it is really common, and almost always happens a little bit. The more you need to do this procedure, the more it will leak, until finally he would need a replacement valve. So we were pretty concerned about that.

Before they got things started, they have Cooper a really cool wooden train. They said it was handmade by one of the doctors.

One of my big worries was having Cooper get the IV. Good news! They put him to sleep first, then gave him the IV. They also gave him some medicine to help with anxiety. As soon as he got the medicine he was pretty loopy and very happy. He didn't care that we had to say goodbye to him before he was even asleep (that is what made me cry; I wanted to be there at least until he fell asleep).

We had to wait a VERY long 2.5 hours and then they paged us back. The doctor showed us a bunch of cool pictures of the procedure. They actually tried to balloon it with the regular size balloon and it didn't stretch, so they did it with a larger balloon and it stretched perfectly. He said that there was no leaking (something that he said never happens) and he reduced the gradient level from 80 (anything 50 or higher is bad) to 20. He said the procedure went perfectly!

We got to go upstairs and see Cooper, and he was pretty out of it. It took him a couple hours before he wanted to really talk to us. He didn't remember anything about the experience (including them putting him to sleep). He didn't cry and became pretty content and happy. The nurses kept asking him if he was hurting and he said no (he hasn't had any pain meds including Tylenol since the procedure). He had a pretty big incision, so he needed to stay overnight so they could make sure it didn't start bleeding. We watched lots of TV in the room, and Cooper became more alert as the night went on. We made him a gift basket, and put a gumball machine, a toy, some candy, a psp game and some movies in it. He loved the gumball machine. He asked if he could sleep with it (like a teddy bear). As the night went on you could tell he was recovering more and more. At one point he said "mom, I am hyper". He didn't fall asleep until after 11pm. I got to sleep in the hospital bed with him. The nurses came in and out throughout the night to check vitals and then we woke up a 6am for x-rays. He was a little grouchy waking up because the lack of sleep.
We met with the doctors in the morning, and they told us everything looked great! They told me that he has to stay down today, but tomorrow he can do his normal activities!
Putting him to bed tonight he was pretty hyper. I wonder if I am already noticing changes in the way he feels with his new and improved heart!
I love my Cooper, and I know that he was definitely being looked after throughout this whole procedure!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

FHE Lesson - King Benjamin


Jason did a fun FHE lesson for the kids today. He set up a big tent/fort, and also a "tower". He talked about King Benjamin, and had me stand on the tower and read them a few verse of King Benjamin's verses on Service.

Here's a video of our opening song. Cooper LOVES "Follow the Prophet". That is the only song he ever requests.

Friday, August 28, 2009

MY boyz


Starting Kindergarden





Taylor loved her first day of kindergarten. She said she made some friends (but can't remember their names). We also walk to kindergarten with a few of her friends. She is growing up tooo fast!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mason the Chef


Jason came downstairs only to find Mason eating the powdered sugar. He had gotten the sugar down, removed the lid, and even gotten himself a ladle.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lost in Translation


So, as you know we design our stuff and have it made in China. These Chinese people are so nice, and great to work with, but sometimes the language can be a huge barrier and we it takes lots of tries before we get what we want. We are working on doing a sleep sac, and today I got my sample in the mail today (suppose to be for an infant 6-12 months).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Moyer Curls


All of our kiddies have been curly, and Mason is no exception.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Taylor Preschool



Taylor loved preschool this year!!! She never complained about going, and seemed to love every bit of it. On Wed. was her preschool program. We had lunch, they did a little program, watched a photo montage, did a pinata and then we scrapbooked with some pictures they had collected of each kid. Great school!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Taylor's Birthday






Here are a few pictures from Taylor's birthday party. She had a great time. We had cousins, and a bunch of neighborhood kids join us for a party filled with lots of food and games.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hannah Montana



CAN SHE JOIN YOUR BAND JAMIE???

Optimis Prime

Mason enjoyed Cooper's present opening just as much as Cooper did.

Happy Birthday Cooper






Cooper had a great bday. We had presents in the morning, and went to fat cats and bowling in the evening. He also got to go to Toys R Us and spend some bday money from Grandma and Gramps.

He chose a Mcqueen Big Wheel, and LOVES IT!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Girl Blanket



Our girl blanket is finished. We should get it in the next 2 weeks. I am pleased with how it turned out.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Shiney Head

Several weeks ago Taylor saw a man in sacrament meeting who was baulding and had a really shiney forhead/head. She was so impressed with how shiney he was and thought this man was beautiful. She told me that I should make my head look as shiney as his.

Anyway, it has been weeks, and she must still think about him. As I was tucking her in I told her that tomorrow we need to give her a really good bath because she is dirty. She told me that she wanted to be shiney like the man from church.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Cute Baby

Pool Party



We bought a cheapo pool at walmart and the kids had a BLAST!

Don't ya just love our lawn???



Our lawn is HORRIBLE - covered with weeds and dandies. The neighbours have said that no one has ever been successful with our yard. Yikes.

We have true green coming this next week to spray. Plus Jason bought a big do-it-yourself kit for spraying the lawn? Lets hope this works!

Walmart - Now Open


We have a walmart! We don't have to drive to American fork to get one anymore.

They had a bunch of fun activities going on for their Grand Opening. They got her face painted. Cooper said no to face painting. He is funny, he never wants his face painted and he hates stickers.

Friends of all ages



It doesn't matter how old you are in our neighbourhood. Everyone is friends with everyone. I got a kick out of watching Cooper yesterday with his "new friend". He was this nice little boy around Rachel or Julia's age. He followed Cooper around for a good chunk of the afternoon. He was helping him ride his truck. He also asked if he could see Cooper's room. When he saw the star wars stuff, he said that he was going to get Cooper a star wars video game for his birthday. Funny

Also, yesterday Cooper bought a Yahtzee game at a yard sale. He was so excited about it (he loves dice). It was funny because I saw Cooper go in the house, get the game, and then walk it across the street to where there were a bunch of kids. Within a few seconds, Cooper was sitting in a circle with a bunch of older kids playing yahtzee. I tried to take a picture, but my Camera battery was dead.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fun at Day Break




We went to daybreak a couple weeks ago with Justin, and Jer's families. It was fun! It had the coolest, most original parks.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cooper's Bike Riding

Cooper LOVES his bike. He spends the majority of his day riding it. He has memorized what the stickers on the bike say, and what each part of the bike does. He is pretty intense.

Spring time in Eagle Mountain





We love Eagle Mountain in the spring. There are kids out everywhere! Yesterday they did a fire with smores at the neighbours house. There are kids riding bikes up and down the street constantly. I even found a few teenage girls on our play stucture with with their blankets draped over. Weird, but it just shows that everyone is friendly and comfortable around each other.