Saturday, November 29, 2008

Home Again

It's fun to be gone, but even better to come home after being gone! We left Wednesday morning and drove down to St. George to spend Thanksgiving with part of Les' family on the Badertscher side. We also drove down to Las Vegas and back to visit his mom for a couple of hours on Friday and then drove on back to St. George. The kids had their ups and downs, but all in all it was very enjoyable. Now to get that stack of laundry done and everything put back in it's place!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Les!

Today is Les' 27th Happy Birthday!!! He had the day off so after he went to the chiropractor he and the girls came to my work to visit and brought me lunch. So much fun!! Also, the girls are going to the movies with Jenny, Jon, Taylor, Sarah and Segna and then sleeping over at Jenny and Jon's tonight. Les and I are going to dinner and seeing a later movie with Heidi and Dave. It will be nice to not worry about getting the girls home and to bed at a decent hour or waking up at 5:30 (the time we usually wake them up) with them on a Saturday. Sounds like as much fun for me as it will be for Les and it is totally not my birthday. Thanks to all my sisters and bro-in-law! You guys are the best of the best!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas decorations are up!!!

This weekend we put up the Christmas tree and other decorations. Addi is finally getting old enough to help out and have an opinion on how it is done. Holidays are so much better with kids, expecially Christmas!!! We have a really small tree that I used to use for work that I let her put her own decorations on. Now that we have a much larger house it has occured to me that I need to do some holiday shopping. Some of the areas of the house have little or no decoration and I just can't have that. Also, the tree decorations are blue, white, and silver, but they really don't go with the house. I will have to fix that, but for now blue will do.

Friday, November 14, 2008

5 years and going strong

Today is our 5 year wedding anniversary. I can't believe it has been 5 years already, but then again it seems like we have always had our girls and I wouldn't want it any other way. Sarah is watching the kids tonight so that we can have a night on the town (which we have only done once since having Payton). I am really looking forward to it. I might actually be able to hear Les talk since usually Addi is singing some crazy made up song and Payton is babbling loudly. I have been wanting a shelf for the house to put pictures and decorations on. I still have pictures in boxes cause in the new house I don't have anywhere to put them yet. Les took me shopping for one last night and I couldn't have been more happy with the one we found. I love my hubby!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Payton is Walking!!!

For the past week or two Payton would walk, but only when bribed with mini M&M's. Yesterday she figured out that she can stand up in the middle of the room and walk around. I am so very proud of her. It is fun to watch the wheels just turning in her mind. She giggles while she is walking which is really very cute, but does not help her keep sturdy.
She has also started to try talking. She can now say "Dada", "Papa", "Mama", "Nana", "Addi" and "Ut-oh". When we talk to her she has started to really stare at our mouths like she is trying to figure out how we are saying things. She is growing and learning so quickly. Every week she learns something new. Addi can't wait until she is a "big girl" and can play pretend.
Another thing she is doing this week is refusing baby food and formula. She will only drink about 3 bottles per day now and will refuse her baby food if anyone is eating any regular food anywhere near her. She loves Mac & Cheese and Vegetable Beef soup, but will really eat anything, unlike her big sister.
-So proud of her!!!