Monday, February 23, 2009


These two boys crack me up, P.J. has his bed on the top bunk but most of the time he likes to sleep on the bottom bunk with Henry. They both love to snuggle but apparently just laying by each other wasn't enough for Henry, he had to lay on top of P.J. I couldn't help but capture the moment.

Sweet Baby Eva

Our baby Eva got blessed on the 8th of February. She is the prettiest little baby I have ever seen. It is so fun to have another niece to be able to pamper because that is the only way I can ever pamper a little girl.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oh Pete..........................

This is the look I give Pete AT LEAST once a day, you all know what I'm talking about.

Too Cute!

I think the title says it all.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hokie Pokie anyone?

Chloe thought it was a great idea, it truly is one of her favorite songs.
Henry loved doing it but didn't quite get the right movements all the time.....

Like here, he is turning around like he's doing a break dancing move. Oh well, he thought it was so much fun and he got some much needed energy out.

Cute pajama boys-

I love when the boys lay like this, they do it often while watching T.V. which is way too much these days since I'm on bed rest.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Friday, February 6, 2009

P.J. Update

This is P.J. helping my mom make brownies for the Superbowl, can you guess why he likes to help so much. That's right Nana always lets him lick the beater even if there are, as he says,"rotten eggs in the batter." (Pete has a weird thing about letting the boys eat raw batter, don't ask me, I will eat a whole batch of cookie dough and not have a problem.)
P.J. is loving his new school although often times he comes home and says I didn't learn anything today that I didn't already know. Is he Pete's son or what?
He has been waiting for the arrival of a little boy in his class who has been out for leg surgery, I must mention he has never even met this kid but the teachers talk about who is missing each day and he has just been very excited to meet him. His name is Joseph M. and he came back to school on Tuesday, as soon as P.J. got home from school he started telling me all about Joe Joe and how he has a wheel chair just like Grandpa Phil's, what a nice kid he is and how tiny he is. My favorite thing he told me about Joe Joe was that he never wears any shoes, I just told him that if you don't walk why do you need shoes. He thought about it for a moment and just said "oh". He has in the past three days become very good friends with this little boy and it doesn't even matter to him that he has any sort of special needs. We have been so blessed to have Pete's brother Ben, who has cerebral palsy, and some slight mental retardation, and our sweet little Chloe who also has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, infantile spasms and seizures. They have helped my kids know that there is no difference and that we should all be treated the same way. One day this last summer someone was saying something about Chloe, I can't even remember who or what it was but P.J.'s response was, "no, Chloe is just my cousin who can't hold up her head." What a special quality P.J. has and I hope that he will keep it with him for his whole life.
Last but not least, the other day he came home from school and says to me, "Mom, Joe Joe talks so loud, is that just a 4 year old thing?" I had to laugh but as you know he sat there and waited for my answer so I said "no you are 5 and you talk really loud and you did when you were 4 and 3 and 2. It's just a kid thing." Again he sat and thought for a minute and then said "oh" and went on his way. A laugh a minute at this house I tell ya.

Roid Rage Henry

That's right folks my sweet little Henry has been on roid rage for the past 4 days. I took him into the doctor and she could hear wheezing so she gave me an oral steroid for him to take twice a day, I thought it was great because the doctors here in Utah seem to be so much more on top of the asthma scene than the ones in New Hampshire. We came home and I gave him his first dose, turned on Cars and he fell right to sleep. It was a nice long 2 1/2 3 hour nap and I was excited when he woke up because I thought my poor little kid could finally breath, well he could breath alright and yell and cry and kick and scream and say he wanted on thing and then change his mind in the next second. He told me to go away all the time then when I would try to leave he would grab onto me and scream. So if you don't get the picture already it has been the most stressful, tiring few days I can ever remember having. He seems to be on the mend today so hopefully all of the steroids have gotten out of his system, wish me luck.