Monday, February 23, 2009

Kids grow sooo fast!!!!

Brooke woke up last week with a loose tooth and today she lost it!!!  I can't believe we are old enough to have a child old enough to lose a tooth.  It has been hilarious to watch her be so giddy about it.  Ever since she started kindergarten she has been asking me when she would get a loose tooth and it took her until she was 6 and a half.  

Ashley is as sweet as ever.  I have no idea what to do with her.  Her interests are legos and playing in the bucket of wheat.  I need a playground for her and a backyard to come with it. Maybe my wish will come true in the next year or so.

Max is trying to walk.  He constantly is watching Brooke and Ashley and wants to join in with them.  He is cracking us up.  He gets so excited that he tries to run.  He had his nine month check up last week and he weighs 23 pounds and is 30.5 inches long.  He weighs half as much as Brooke.  I also took him to get some shoes and he needed a size 6 wide.  

Since the "secret" is no longer a secret we are moving back to Utah.  Mike has a great job at a firm in Sandy and we are very excited.  We really wanted to surprise our families and just show up, but Mike was too excited and the girls found out so we decided to tell them yesterday.  We are taking a road trip with the girls out there when it is time to go.  We are so excited to do this because we have never taken a family vacation with just the 5 of us.  We are excited to show the girls different church history sites and we are looking forward to doing a whole lot of swimming.  We hope all is well.  I hope to get some pictures of everyone put on the blog this weekend.  

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The funny things our kids are doing

Max is trying to run these days.  He took his first 3 steps today and it was dang cute!!!!!  He is crawling so fast and it is so much fun to watch him.  He loves to wrestle and watch his sisters play.  He dances to music and makes as much noise as he can whether its banging things or yelling at me to pick him up.  He enjoys eating way too much, but it is nice to have a child that will eat.

Ashley is always keeping us on our toes and keeps us smiling.  Today Mike was asking the girls if we ever move into a house if they would want to share a room or have a room of their own.  Of course Brooke's reply was quick and she said she would want her own room.  Little Ash sat for a minute thinking about it and then she said, "When Brooke gets out of bed and goes downstairs in the middle of the night IT WILLY BUGS ME!!!"  So she obviously wants her own room.  One day when we win the lottery and get a 4 bedroom house then they will each have their own room.  

Brooke has the oldest child syndrome and is quite bossy!!!  She is a big helper with Max though and she is starting to help out more and I really appreciate it.  She is an awesome speller and loves doing math.  She has also showed more interest in reading and writing.  She is a great little student and her teacher says that she is one of the most courteous and respectful students that she has and that makes me so happy.  She really struggled with the bus last semester so we now take her and pick her up which makes us all a whole lot happier!!!

Mike is busy doing school.  He really enjoys all that he is learning in the tax program at BU.  He helps out so much on the weekends and when he is here and I feel so blessed to have that help. He "wants" (more like I want him to do this with me for fun!!!! hehehe) to do a half marathon with me in May, but we'll see if he'll be able to pull it off.  He says he'll ride his bike.  

I am busy with Relief Society and the kids.  I'm not teaching as much and I feel much calmer now that I only have to leave once a week to teach instead of teaching 4 days a week.  I am enjoying training for the half marathon in May and yes I will run it.  I have been training with a friend that lives in my apartment complex.  It has been nice to have a training buddy because I have not had one since before I got married.  

I will try to get some pictures up this week.  

We love you all!!!