Thursday, January 24, 2013

Instagram update

Top to bottom... My parents came to visit for 5 days. Mac got to watch all the movies he wanted. The kids talked my dad into getting them a pet, mice! It's always great having them and this time was extra hard to say goodbye cause its going to be a long time before we see them again:(

G has been having constipation issues and one night he fell asleep on the toilet.

Some pictures from Annie's big day.

Mac started his first season of basketball and he's loving it and is getting better every day.

We bought a VAN! I thought I would never be saying that. I was a former van hater but now I'm a van lover! Still not a fan of the look but loving the space.

Over the weekend we went up to cincy to the aquarium. Lots of oohs and ahhs were coming from Annie.

I started potty training Annie last week. She got off to a great start and after 4 days I thought she had it but oh man was I wrong. She has had a rough go. I have stay on top of it or there's a mess to clean up. Still not regretting potty training because she gave me no choice- she refused diapers.

Mac drew a picture of him and Ike. He really is missing Ike since he moved to Louisville- this deserves a post of its own.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Our little 2 year old!

Has it really been 2 years?!!! Annie has brought a lot of excitement into our lives, especially this year. Her personality is one of a kind and while we are exhausted most of the time we love it! Annie is so independent, wants to do everything herself yet she rarely leaves my side. She is constantly saying "I help!" She loves to cook and clean with me or eat whatever I'm eating. I'm grateful she takes a nice long nap everyday:) This girl loves chocolate! When I sneak a piece of chocolate without her seeing, she smells it and grabs my face "I want chocolate!!"  She loves all things girl. She always has her "baby" and a purse on and is usually wearing someone elses shoes. Her favorite phrase lately is "Stop it!" It's hard not to laugh when she's yelling this. Speaking of yelling, she does it a lot! While Annie has been difficult at times she has a sweet side to her. She's a cuddle bug and if she's not yelling she's whispering in our ears. When she snuggles up to Drew she rubs his beard and just babbles. She is a little flirt. At tithing settlement she climbed up on the bishops lap and kept kissing him on the cheek. I could go on and on. We are so grateful she is in our family!

Annie's 2 year stats: Height 38inches- 95%, Weight 32 lbs- 90%

Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas according to my phone

Dodgeball, drew and Mac building Legos Christmas Eve, Skype with elder Mcallister and my family, FaceTime Christmas Eve opening pj's with Lucy and jack, Annie showing off her new skirt aunt Amy made, eating pomegranates and oranges, and playing/eating the Christmas jello.