"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

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Archive for February, 2010

New Toys!

We have wanted to buy some outdoor toys for the kids for a while. We spend a lot of time outside in our backyard but the kids haven’t had a lot of things to play with. Yesterday I looked at craigslist and found a great deal on four outdoor toddler toys. We decided to get them. We got a kangaroo climber, a dog rocker, a sandbox and a little tike’s basketball hoop. The basketball hoop can be adjusted to be at the kids level.  The kids love their toys and has a lot of fun! It is rainy and yucky outside today so we are letting them play with the climber and the rocker inside. Here are some pics.

basketball hoop

The sandbox came with a lid too

Well Baby Checkups

New stats:

Lionel at 15 months

Weight: 24 lbs (25th percentile)

Height: 31.5 (50th percentile)

Jordan at 2 months:

Weight: 14 lbs (90th percentile)

Height: 24.5 (90th percentile)

The kids are doing well and are growing like crazy!

A Conversation with Nicci

Nicci’s room was a mess so I started to clean it. Nicci was sitting on her bed when this conversation took place:

Me: “Nicci can you please help me clean your room?”

Nicci: “No mommy, I  busy watching you clean.”

Me: umm…ok


Here are some cute videos.

My Crazy Little Nicci

Nicci is such a busy little girl. She gets into everything. She loves to climb anything she can and now Lionel is learning from her. Sometimes I just have to laugh at all the little crazy things they do and sometimes I just want them to calm down and stop. Nicci is talking so much. After she helps me with something she always says, “Nicci is a good sister mommy.” Another thing that cracks me up is when she says “I come right back mommy ok? ,” every time she leaves the room. Here are some pictures. Oh and Jordan is 2 months today!

Nicci put this on and said, “I’m ready for church mommy.”

The kids are watching the garbage truck. Both of them jump up on the couch as soon as they hear it come every Tuesday morning.

Nicci loves to climb up on the dresser and it drives me crazy!

Climbing Lionel’s crib….ugh

The kids get creative with the little chairs. They push them around to different places to reach for things.

Nicci loves it when I lower the high chair so she can feed Lionel plastic food.

One of the kids favorite thing to do is to go into our bedroom and pull out all my shoes and try them on.


We found this picture the other day. It was taken like 2 months or so before we got married. We went to an “enchanted garden ball” at BYU-Idaho and had a blast! Looking at college pictures brings back so many fun memories. The dress belonged to my roommate Claire and she also did my hair. Fun times.

Fun Weekend!

Happy Valentine’s Day!! We had a great weekend. On Friday night Eric and I went to a Valentine’s dance. We had a lot of fun. Jordan came too and I had him in my snugly. He was so funny, he kept looking around at all the lights just totally fascinated with them. It was so nice to dance with Eric. I love him so much! He makes life so fun! On Saturday we went to see Eric’s dad and Tracey. We had a good day there. Nicci and Lionel had fun with their cousins. Nicci has started to call Tracey grandma Tracey and Kevin grandpa Teddy. It’s so funny. I guess Kevin is a little hard for her to say so it comes out as Teddy or Tedden. Eric’s dad bought a really fun pacifier for Jordan. I laughed so hard every time he had it in his mouth. We watched the movie P.S I love you, and I sat there with tears in my eyes. It was a cute movie. Eric’s sister Cassie was also there with her kids and it was nice to see her. Eric’s brother Corey and his family are moving here in the beginning of March and we can’t wait to see them. Here are some pictures from our weekend. If you click on the pictures they get bigger.

Lionel and Chrissy

The kids

The kids always have so much fun with their grandma

Jordan’s new pacifier. He is almost 2 months but already has 2 teeth haha.

Nicci was sad because she accidentally bonked her head on Lionel  right before this picture was taken.

Eric’s sister Cassie, her daughter Maddie and Jordan

Jordan’s Friend!

Here is Jordan with his friend Lindey. They are so cute!

Two Videos

Here are two videos of our cute little Li Li!

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