Saturday, December 31, 2011

what could be better?

What could be better?

My home, my family, my longest friends.
My Mexican joint, Christmas, Disney, Sea World.
My mom's Christmas cooking.
A new niece, a Skype call with my brothers, playing oboe in my home ward.
Games and movies.

It's busy, but it's awesome!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 9, 2011

I was on TV!!!

We are famous!!!  Well ... sort of :-)

Check out our TV interview 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Can life possibly get busier right now???

I think not.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tis the Season

I have explained this before but Evan's immune system pretty much sucks, which means that every fall/winter we are on constant edge about his health.  His first winter after being diagnosed Evan was sick every other month for about a month and a half (September-May).  He was on antibiotics each time because he just wasn't able to shake it by himself.  It was then that I became a mother on a mission.  How do I keep my child healthy without taking away the fun that life is supposed to be.  I am not going to limit his life but I want Evan to stay healthy ... how.  We are now well into our 3rd cold season since then and I have learned and tried a lot of things, and been able to narrow down to what really works.

Besides all of the things I do to keep Evan healthy (the list is really long).  One of the other biggies is that I stay healthy.  If I can keep myself healthy it is way more likely that I won't pass anything on to my kiddos.  Last week I was feeling a cold wanting to come on and I had my period.  Check out the pile of pills that I take on a week like that!!!

So far this season Evan has been sick once and it was pretty minor and short lived, which in and of itself is a huge miracle!  This house is the reason he was able to shake it so quickly.  I am so grateful for this house!


Remember the demise of my ornaments?  Well some asked if they were at all salvageable.  One of them was somewhat saved .... this would be the outcome of the rest.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Crazy Boys

 We got the boys these yeti hats when Justin and I went to Banff.  They love them and run around the house "roaring" at everyone.  Today there was a pretty major snow storm in Calgary and the snow monsters officially stepped out into public!
 During church I got called out by Landon's nursery leader.  He had pooped his pants pretty badly.  This is how he left church.  That should give you a good indication of how badly he blew out.

Some Landon-isms: "soom"= spoon
                                " firate"= pirate
                                " nigh nout"= time out (he is constantly putting his toys in time out for "two                           minutes!"  I wonder where he got that from??)
We made our neighbor/friend gifts for Christmas this year.  Landon is "ho ho ho-ing" like Santa.  

Justin took Evan to the hockey game and so I took Landon to an indoor play yard.  He loves that place and we really only get to go when Evan isn't with us because it is really difficult to haul him through all of the tunnels and ropes courses etc. Landon made a friend and boy did he run around.  I was totally out of breath trying to keep up with them.  He is such a little energizer bunny!!!

 Here is a picture Justin texted me of Evan at the hockey game.  He LOVES LOVES LOVES going to hockey games and guess what he was cheering to encourage his team???

(gotta love it!)