Saturday, December 29, 2007

A very sick little girl!

Sadie started getting sick on Thursday with a bad cough, and she was a little tired. Then she woke up on Friday with a high fever (103.7 degrees), and she basically slept all day. Today I noticed she was taking really small breaths and seemed lethargic, plus she threw up a couple of times. We took her to the insta-care here in WA and after taking some chest x-rays we found out she has pneumonia. She's been really good about it all, poor girl she must feel like crap. But she's on her way back to our happy, perky, talkitive little Sadie we've missed the last few days.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Oh how I Love Christmas!

We have had a great Christmas this year. We flew into Seattle on Christmas Eve morning, spent all day wrapping presents and making cookies for Santa, and then put 2 very tired kids to bed. Christmas day was so fun! My favorite gift this year was from my Dad, he put all of our VHS home videos on DVD, 11 of them to be exact. I am so excited to have those memories to have forever. We've watched a few this week, and laughed our heads off.
Here are my 2 sisters' kids and mine frosting cookies, actually rice crispy treats (we were lazy) for Santa. They each got to eat 1, cause Santa didn't really want too many cookies.
It was so fun being with my parents for Christmas, they loved watching the kids open their stockings and gifts. Carson was especially fun this year because he got so excited about every little thing he got.
Here is why I was so excited about Christmas, the Wii I worked SO hard to get. Well, my Mom worked hard too, she finally found one at a Fred Meyer and left work immediately to grab it. We have been having so much fun with the Wii that I gave Nate for Christmas. My 2nd favorite gift that I gave was a Thomas the Train set for Carson, it's kept him happy and busy 6 hours a day since he's gotten it, love you Thomas!
My other favorite gift I gave was this "I love Crappy Burritos" t-shirt I gave my younger brother Kyle (who by the way got engaged Christmas Eve, congrats Kyle!). He has a thing for burritos that have been sitting under the heat lamp at convenient stores for hours and hours, calls them "crappy burritos." So I made him this shirt, it was pretty funny. Oh, the guns are air-soft pistols, not real ones. And I don't really have ears on top of my head.

We made it!

So, I know it's been a few days, but here are a couple of pictures to prove that we survived a plane flight with 5 kids under the age of 7. It actually went pretty smooth. Honestly the worst part was having to constantly get looks from people when we walked through the airport with 5 young children. The flight attendants actually came up and asked "What's the deal, are these all your kids?" And then Nate said he left his other wife in Utah. :)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Leaving on a jet plane...

So, tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. we are flying to Washington to visit my family for Christmas, which will be so fun.... once we get there. I am not all that excited about waking the kids up at 4:00 and getting to the airport at 4:30 only to wait for the plane, try to entertain the tired kids for a 2 hour plane ride.... and not only our 2 kids, we will have my sister's 3 kids for the plane ride too! But, I am so excited to go home to see my family. And I am excited for Christmas this year... I'll tell you why in 2 days. (Just in case anyone involved just happens to read this). Merry Christmas, and wish me luck tomorrow morning!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!

Well, I'm finally getting around to posting some pictures from the last couple of snow storms we have had. This year has been so fun because the kids LOVE playing in the snow. We went over to my friend T.'s house and the kids all played outside for a while, making snow angels and going down the slide into the snow. BRRRR! Nothing a little hot cocoa can't fix!

Nate and the kids had a blast making a snowman outside, actually a snowwoman. She had hair. I forgot to take a picture of the final product. We named her "Frostina." I love snow when it first comes down, after a few days of sitting and getting nasty, I can't wait for it to melt. But it's pretty at first.