Thursday, December 2, 2010

3 little peeps dancing (if you can call it that!)

A couple things I like about this video:

1. Tessa's cheesy grin at the beginning of the video. (she thought I was snapping a picture)

2. Tessa's CRAZY afro hair

3. Carson not being able to get in front of the camera enough....and his sweet dance moves. I need to steal some of those! ;o)

4. The Mario Bros 3 music in the background that they're dancing to. Yup! That's right, I beat it again in a just about 2 hours. I also love how my kids think I am the "best mom ever" when I do beat Bowser!


Tessa jumping on Carson

Sorry for the plethora of videos. The grandparents are missing their grand-kiddos and grand-baby!

Tess "playing the wii"

Tessa and her gibberish (that's a word right!?!)

this is for all your viewing pleasure, but Joni has been ON MY CASE (with good reason) for quite some time to get this posted. Here ya go!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What I didn't tell you PART ONE

We had Christmas. Yeah, I know....that was forever ago, but I never blogged about Christmas Day!

The tree after Santa came.

The boys' gifts from Santa. Boxing gloves and a boxing bag.

A crock pot to replace the one that broke
A book for me to read and get an escape from life.
Tessa opening her FIRST present on Christmas day

We played HIDE-AND-SEEK a lot. I found the boys a GREAT spot!

Tessa stared learning how to crawl 1.4.10 (7 months and 8 days old)

And she bonded with her brothers
Bryant wasn't too happy.......
But we sure were!!!!
(if you can't tell!)
Tessa would sleep in with Dad
And we played I spy a PHEASANT in the yard. (I would have loved to shoot it and eat it! hehe)

Dorian tied flies

And tied more flies...

Tessa was the cutest baby in the books!! Especially when she was all wrapped up like a pig in a blanket!!
(she continued to be a horrible sleeper during the night. She would wake up anywhere from 2-5 times a night)
We participated in Karate. Carson loved it, James never wanted to leave my side (still was too shy). If your in the Rigby area and want to put your kids in Karate contact me! This guy (Sam) is great with the kids and amazing at what he does (and it's quite affordable)!

We had St Patrick's Day. We loved wearing green and had green pancakes, green eggs and green milk for dinner.
Tessa started teething her little vampire teeth. (OUCH!)

And a little vampire was born!!!
And she loved to wait for Carson to get home from Kindergarten!
Easter Morning came!!
We found some eggs...
Checked out our goods...
posed for pictures....
And now I'm getting a little more caught up on this blog!!! Look for another post just like this one! COMING VERY SOON!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

4 months later....

Finally I have a new post. I'm not promising to be better, although I want to be. I would hate to send out an empty promise of being a better blogger without the intension of following through with it. Hopefully I'll do better though!

Aug.24.09 - First day of Kindergarten

May.26.10 - Last day of Kindergarten

My oldest little guy is growing up too fast. He's such a blessing to have in our home! Love you Carson!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Green Dresser

I was on a photo walk with a friend this last summer and stumbled upon this!!! An affordable dresser. I promptly went home, had Dorian take a look at in and put in on layaway (my newest favorite thing because I only paid $15 at a time and it never seemed like I actually paid for it!!)

When we got it home we started priming it. Then Dorian had this crazy idea to maybe paint it fire-engine red!??! He was delirious obviously!! (which is so weird for him, because he usually has a great vision of things). We were thinking about going black for a while until I stumbled upon a friends blog that completely inspired me!!

This is what we finally decided on and we LOVE it!! Joni was such a help with decorating the top and was so nice to buy us the lamp as a wonderful and perfect gift for our new found love! :o)
This was the perfect piece for this spot in our house. We couldn't be more thrilled!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

One small step.....

Tessa has been taking her first steps this week. It's been fun to watch her grow and learn new things. Plus, she thinks she's pretty cool stuff when she's doing it. But, with all good things there's another side too. It makes me want to cry! She's growing WAY too fast, and sometimes I just want to be snuggling my little newborn again.
Enjoy the video that we captured yesterday (4.8.10)
Oh, and don't mind the fact that she isn't wearing any pants. She decided to puke on my floor and then crawl right through it (and play in it a little too). LOVE-LY!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

When Granny and Papa came (beginning of March)

For some reason, every time Dorian's parents come to visit I hardly ever pull the camera out. I think it has something to do with the fact the the trips are usually quick and somewhat action packed, and I just try to enjoy and soak in every second with them. I don't like to worry about getting pictures, but I do need to be a little better about it!

Here is Tessa snuggling with her papa

And her are the boys doing tricks with Papa. That papa sure is a lot of fun!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

9 month check-up (3.2.10)

We waited for the doctor to come and give us her new stats. We were bummed that this time around our favorite doctor Stephanie was on maternity leave, but luckily she'll be back in the office by the time Tessa has her one year check up in just 2 short months (crazy!).

Here are the stats:

Height: 28 1/2 inches (80%)

Weight: 19 lbs 15 oz. (69%)

Head: 45 inches (78%)

And the good news??? NO SHOTS!!!! Even little Tess can be happy about that kind of news!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oh the things our children say!

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Pictures, Images and Photos

JAMES (talking about Tessa..) INSERT TUNE (Pop goes the Weasel: that actual part): "she is F#*kin', f#*k-f#*k-f#*k F#*kin'!"

ME: WHAT!?!?!? (trying SO hard not to giggle...I wasn't too successful)

JAMES (laughing): starts all over again...

ME: Let's not say that. That's a really naughty word!

JAMES: Oh, I didn't know! (he really had NO IDEA what he was saying)

ME: I know. Let's just not say that anymore!

CARSON: What?!?! F#*kin'.......

ME: Yeah.....that's it! :o) Not anymore!!!!!!!! (ACK!)

I've never heard that word so much in such a short period of time in. And in my house of all places!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Mardi Gras Box

We just love it every year when an unexpected box arrives on our porch form our Aunt Sarah and Uncle Elroy! This is the 3rd year that the boys (and Tessa's first year) have received a box full of beads, shirts, treats, stuffed animals, light up balls and necklaces and footballs. The list goes on and on of the stuff that comes in the box. It is so fun to see the looks on their faces as we CONTINUE to pull things out.
Thank you Aunt Sarah and Uncle Elroy for going out of your way to make our kids so happy! We just wish you could be around when they opened the box. Someday (sooner rather than later) we'll get to go to a parade WITH you!
We love you and miss you all like crazy!

Dorian, Melissa, Carson, James and Tessa

The kids and their loot!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Yet another Preschool Graduation and on his birthday!!


James graduated from Preschool yet again! (lol)

Ellie seemed to make this whole experience of preschool without Carson a whole lot easier on James. Even thought half of the times I dropped him off they had to carry him away from me while he was screaming my name and reaching for me to take him back. It broke my heart, but I knew it was the best thing for him. The last couple of times he went, he got a ride from Ellie or Haylie. He'd leave the car and never look back. Guess I should've been doing it that way from the beginning!

James and Ellie

They sang Happy Birthday to him and this cute little girl wearing her princess tiara! Of course he was embarrassed!

my little 4 year old

Ellie, Haylie and James

Congrats James on yet another Preschool Graduation!! I'm looking forward to the next one this spring!