Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Break

We headed to Colorado for Thanksgiving again this year and had a great time.  The girls love to set up these train tracks and drive the trains around a Grandma and Grandpa's house.
The weather was awesome for most of the trip.  Thanksgiving day was so nice and sunny.  We ate at Chris' brother, Nate's, house and the kids played outside a bit.  They have perfect jumping steps. 
 Friday night we headed up to Estes Park for the Christmas Lights Parade.  This picture was taken just before it started snowing and then blizzarding.  We staying for the whole parade, but it was chilly. 
Saturday we drove back up to Estes for family pictures and it was FREEZING.  We took the pictures outside so we would strip off our coats, smile, and then quickly put them back on. 
Saturday night Doug, Chris and I went to the CSU-Airforce football game while the girls and Grandma went to the movies.  We are crossing our fingers the WYO doesn't mess up and lose this Saturday because CSU is that bad.  But we had fun anyway.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

22 weeks

I have very few pictures of me pregnant with the girls so I decided to have a few more documented for this pregnancy.  It was very difficult to take a self picture, so this is my best attempt.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Snow Play

We got some snow Friday night, so Chris and the girls set out to shovel in the morning.  
 Ashlee preferred to play in the snow without gloves and get freezing cold rather then shovel.
There was plenty of time to play in the snow after the work was done and they produced a cute little snowman.  I'm glad Chris likes to play out in the snow with them, because I really don't.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

thanksgiving kindergarten style

Yesterday was the big Kindergarten Thanksgiving presentation and feast.  They did several Indian dances they had been working on then it was on to the feast.  They learned about healthy foods all week so they feasted on fruit, cheese, corn bread and apple juice. 
 They all looked very festive with their hats, drums and necklaces they had made earlier in the week.
 Caitlin loves everything about Kindergarten, especially recess and lunch time because she can play with her friends.  Here she is with a couple of her friends Ella and Camden.

Friday, November 18, 2011

We are Thankful

Last week we made a turkey with lots of things we are thankful for.  And the girls got to color their own turkeys as well.
 I was impressed with how Ashlee took her time, colored the entire turkey, and made a pretty good attempt to stay in the lines.  This is really a first for her.
She has also been practising writing her name.  She says, "the 's' is hard."

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The results are in

I had my ultrasound yesterday, and here's what we found out:

We are super excited.  Girls are what we do best after all!  We decided that we have to be extra nice to Chris because he will be even more outnumbered now. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Number 1 Reason

I just got this picture from my sister- the number 1 reason for our Arizona trip:
My Mom and sisters and I (and Cody) went to Time Out For Women together.
We had a great time.  The presenters were fantastic and it was a nice "time out".  Although I was feeling terrible Friday night when Caitlin was throwing up at the theater with Chris and then was picked up by friends who watched her until Chris finished his show, and Ashlee was crying with my Dad who was watching her.  I felt like I was abandoning them.  But then I decided that they would be fine, and it was okay for me to take some time for myself once in a while.  And they were fine :)

Arizona with Ashlee

Ashlee and I went to Arizona for a week for a visit.  My sister, Katie, was visiting from L.A. with her baby so it was a lot of fun.
Ashlee liked doing Katie's hair and helping with Cody's hair (and diaper changes- she will be a big help with the baby comes)

 We played at the park.

And with Annie.  Good thing she was nearby or Cody probably would have ended up on the floor.

 And there was a tea party, or two or three or four.
 Ashlee decided that this is the proper way to drink one's tea.

We had a great week doing so many things
  • spa treatments
  • out to lunch
  • gingerbread house Christmas open house
  • shopping
  • to the gym
  • on walks
  • sleep over at Annie's
  • to Grandpa's work
  • a session at the temple
  • Halloween festivities
  • warmer weather than Wyoming
  • Time Out For Women
  • Ashlee had a fun overnight party with just Grandpa!
We had tons of fun, but missed Chris and Caitlin who had to stay home this time for work/school. 

**Ashlee heard my mom calling my dad Bruce, so she now thinks his name is Brewster (Bruce-ster).  I think that is a good nickname.  Now we can have Grandma Berta and Grandpa Bruce-ster.**

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Ashlee and I were in Arizona last week, so our Halloween posting is super late.

The girls had fun playing with costumes prior to the big day.  I could barely belief Ashlee could get the skunk costume on, but she loved it.

Ashlee got to wear her costume Friday to the college to go trick-or-treating, and then they both got dressed up for the ward party on Saturday.  Caitlin is a fairy and Ashlee the same clown that her sister and dad were at age 3.

Ashlee and I left for Colorado Sunday afternoon because our flight to Arizona was early Monday morning.
Chris and Caitlin got dressed up Monday night and went trunk-or-treating at the church.
Caitlin with her friends at the trunk-or-treat (i took your picture, Jenn)

Meanwhile Ashlee and I had arrived in Arizona safely and were preparing for trick-or-treating there.
Ashlee carved a surprise-faced pumpkin with Grandma Berta.
We found a costume for her the dress-ups and she became a fairy princess.  She had fun trick-or-treating with her cousin, Cody.  She made sure that he got a piece of candy at each house.