Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Morgan!

I can't believe I have a four year old! How did that happen? I mean high school is four years long and you think that is never going to end. And now four years goes by in a blink! Morgan is all girl. ALL GIRL. I don't know where she got it from but I think we are in trouble when the teen years roll around! Oh well, we wouldn't have her any other way!

Here are some pictures of her birthday. We had a tea party with chocolate and strawberry milk. Some of the girls wanted to mix the flavors...yuck. By the way, I think I may pay her not to have birthday parties in the future! haha

Morgan after her party showing me how old she is.

Whitney copying mommy. :)

Opening her gifts. She got a lot of art stuff which was SO nice! She has been drawing and coloring a lot! She has never been interested in it until a month or two ago and it has been so nice!

We were grasping for straws here. Why does an hour and a half seem so long when you are entertaining little kids? :)

Everyone singing happy birthday.

Morgan loving the attention.

Make a wish! (Note to self: kids don't care how good things taste, don't waste your time making yummy things. Just serve pre-made things, much easier and faster....and you won't eat the leftovers!)
I can make some pretty tasty things, but I can't make them cute. I tried last year to make a fun looked horrible and tasted like pure sugar, so this year we just went for taste...strawberry buttercream frosting mmmm.

Party favors. We had a bunch of different candies that the girls got to choose from and we filled their tea cups with what they wanted.

My awesome decorating skills. :) haha Lets face it I can plan and delegate things pretty well but when it comes to me doing them by myself...not so good. Oh well at least she got decorations right? :)

She says funny things all the time. I need to write more of them down, but here are some things:

~She dances a lot and one day she was dancing and says, "Mom, these are my moves."
~I don't remember why she said this but she was talking to me and said, "I'm just freaking out."
~When she answered Jeff the other day she said, "sure thing Dad"
~"Strawberry milk comes from cows that eat strawberries huh Mom."
~"Mom, you're a cow." - nice huh

We love you so much Morgan and can't believe how big and smart you are. I can't wait for all the fun things to come but for now, can't I just push pause and enjoy this a little longer? :)

Monday, October 11, 2010


Life keeps going to fast! Does anyone else feel this way? Some days I just wish that there were a pause button because I don't want anything to change and .... other days I wish there were a fast forward button! :)

Adjusting to three kids has been better than I expected. The girls have done great. We just move A LOT slower than we used to. When I had Whitney I didn't feel like I skipped a beat, but now I can't seem to get much done. Usually the house is picked up and dinner is done by the time Jeff gets home but it takes me ALL DAY to get it done! Some days I get a little more done. Don't get me wrong we are so blessed to have three little kiddos but I just wish I could get a little more done some days. :) I guess this is us just simplifying right?Here are a few pictures from the last little while:

When Nicole was a couple of weeks old we went up to Deception Pass which is a beautiful drive.

We woke up early so we could make it up and back in time for the BYU football game. Nice huh :) We are determined to see the sights while we are here, unfortunately we have to plan around the football/baseball schedule right now. In Jeff's words, "you knew what I was when you picked me up!" I love him for that...most of the time. :) Really I can't complain because he has to put up with a lot.

Nicole's first real bath...she didn't like it and still doesn't!

First Sunday back at church.

Morgan entertaining herself. It was so cute she set the whole tea party up herself and even picked the 'flowers'. I love this girl!

We went to the famous Puyallup fair, unfortunately this is the only picture we got. It was fun, pretty much all we did was eat food and run through a few booths. This was the first outing/walking around doing thing we did since Nicole was born. It was fun, but I was tired by the end of the night.

I love these wax lips...Jeff and I seem to buy them every year and this year the girls got in on the fun. Cute!

I realized we don't have many pictures up of our little family since we left most of our decorations and things in Colorado. So I was trying to take some pictures of the girls and Whitney would NOT smile for me. Little stinker.

Morgan on the other hand was hamming it up for the camera doing all sorts of funny poses, she is a really funny stage right now...most of the time I love it.

The little stink would not cooperate at all.

This is how Nicole spends a lot of her time. (I think all of my kids have those bug eyes for the first few weeks) She likes to be held...ALL.THE.TIME. I am a little concerned, she has been a little rough. Not going to lie. Hopefully it gets better.

This little girls is into EVERYTHING! Seriously, who is this child! Morgan loves playing with rice in a tupperware container and she had it out one day and Whitney got a hold of it and put it EVERYWHERE. At first I was annoyed then I thought, not a big deal, pick and choose your battles Kim. As I was vacuuming it up, it was ALL OVER THE HOUSE...not fun. Note to self, no more rice!

Just some of the evidence, I thought that this was it, nope. It was on the couches, in the couches, under the couches...everywhere.

Morgan and Whitney like to chase each other around the coffee table and one day Whitney biffed it into the corner and got herself a pretty good black eye, poor thing. This is the first black eye that we have suffered, hopefully the last.

This is Whitney who crashed on the floor one afternoon for her nap, she never does that so I just had to get a quick picture.

Second Sunday back at church...this week was not as successful...we were home after sacrament meeting was over.

We made caramel apples for our FHE treat one night (oh my goodness, SO YUMMY) and Whitney seemed to enjoy them... :) Ok, she only ate the chocolate and caramel and a tiny bit of the apple, but it was tasty.

Big sister, little sister. I promise I get my kids dressed and ready for the day, it seems like an hour or two after this is what we look like. (Morgan changes clothes about ten times a day lately...drives me nuts). Any tips on how to keep little kids hair in place?

We went to a little town called Ocean Shores on conference weekend. It is about two hours away so we listened to conference on the way up and on the way back. Best two hours ever. The girls were quiet and I was able to pay attention!

This was just a fun little store front, Morgan was amazed and Whitney was terrified of the teeth.

When we were on the beach they had some pretty crazy kites flying.

Jeff and the girls collection sea shells.

Notice Morgan's left hand full of sea shells.

See that little wave coming up towards Whiney...keep watching...

Uh oh! Whitney saw it too!

Oh dear...haha the sad thing is that I saw this coming and all I could do was take pictures! Mind you I had Nicole in the Bijorn and the camera around my neck, I laughed but I felt bad...mostly because I didn't have a second set of clothes. We had to take everything off and wrap her in a blanket.

Nicole, 5 weeks.

Mom, what the heck is this thing on my head?! :)

Cute girl!

Life is good, and while I don't have the cleanest house, am not enjoying my post baby body, and am sleep deprived I feel incredibly blessed. For the last few weeks I find myself just watching the girls (and Jeff :) Just because this post is all about our kids, don't forget I loved him first!) and I am in awe of how much one can really love someone so much and no matter how much they drive me nuts during the day, they make my heart melt that much too...most days. :)

Life is good, we are SO blessed, I just wanted to take a second to count my blessings.