Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Posted by Craig and Cricket at 8:00 PM
Monday, February 23, 2009
Today started off like any other day...I got up, got the kids off to school, and had to rush to my dr. appointment. I got there and knew that it was going to be a trying day to say the least. I wasn't feeling the greatest. I got into the room and the nurse said he was running a little late, not a big deal. Well, as I sat there I started to get so hot, and even while fanning myself with the Redbook Magazine I had been reading, I just could cool myself. He came in and just like always started by asking me how I was doing...well, I couldn't believe I allowed myself to do this but I just burst into tears and all I could say is "I can't lie anymore, I am not feeling well, I am tired". You see I haven't slept well for months, (careful...this is where all the complaining will come in!!) I can't move like I usually can, my brick feet are hurting more and more each day and I am HUGE! I feel it and obviously look it from some looks and comments I have had made to me by many people. Which normally I just laugh off and call it good, but for whatever reason my poor doctor caught me at the right moment and I couldn't hold it in any longer. I pulled myself together and the appointment ended with no real new news.
I got in the car, called Craig and lost it again. I just couldn't help it. I stopped and treated myself to a yummy Daylight Doughnut and a beverage. I felt as if I for some reason I deserved it. Don't ask me why cause that is the last thing I need these days. I took a nap after Lib and I ate lunch and just kept having this pitty party all day long. I did get a few things accomplished but still I wasn't my usual self. I made dinner and after dinner I blew up at Zach when he accidently dropped a plate and I felt horrible. I went into my room, plopped down on my bed and started to cry again. I feel like I am loosing my temper way too much over the dumbest things. I feel bad. Craig came in after a few minutes and we talked and I felt better. He told me to just go to bed, but I couldn't we were having Family Home Evening. When I walked out to join the already started FHE, my children just looked at me. In the middle of our lesson, Craig's parents came to join us. His mom looked at me and asked if I was okay, once again...I started to cry. But had to wait until we were finished to actually explain myself. We talked after and they were both very understanding with me even with the tears flowing freely! After, Grandma read stories to Lib the boys played bowling on the Wii and I watched. It was a fun night and it was just what I needed to pull me out of my pity. Craig and his dad gave me a blessing and I feel better. I know that tomorrow will be a better day.
I know that it is totally normal to have these types of days...but I will be honest with you, I don't like them. I would much rather have a day of laughter and joy, or even just a normal same old, same old day. Today wore me out. I don't like it at all. So here's to a much better day tomorrow!!!
Posted by Craig and Cricket at 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2009
BYU Gymnastics meet -- Friday, Feb. 20th
A few of the 9 eating their snacks and enjoying each other's company.
Lib was particularily proud of this shot...she thought it was amazing to watch the girls on the bars.
She did take this one of all the competing teams awaiting the announcement of the winner of the meet. BYU came in 2nd place. They did a great job.
I know this is dark, but you can see the joy on Zach's face knowing he was rich! They had fun climbing all over the piles of dirty snow on the way to the car.
Posted by Craig and Cricket at 10:28 AM
Monday, February 16, 2009
This is just a whole bunch of balloons all tangled together to form a circle. The kids thought it was so cool.
We kept wandering through the other displays and found a marble sculpture of Abe Lincoln...and since it was President's Day we were celebrating...we had to pause and pay tribute. Nice photos huh?
Caleb being Caleb!
Zach trying to look right into his eyes.
I love this of Lib...she looks so in awe of the art.
I turned around after looking at a painting and found my children doing this...can't take them anywhere!
We had so much fun that Lib didn't want to leave and proceeded to pull a fit. Why does this have to happen? Luckily she snapped right out of it after we let he sit on this particular chair for a few minutes. After leaving BYU we got a yummy shake to top the outing off. It was a lot of fun. I am sure the movie would have been great also but this was a close second.
Lib having her moment.
After getting home and settling down for a while we held Family Home Evening...and for activity we learned how to make paper airplanes. Craig was the teacher and this brought pure enjoyment to all three children. We had to take many photos to get one of all of the airplanes in flight. Lots of fun!
Finally a photo with all three airplanes flying...it took about 20 tries to get this just right. Thank heavens for digital cameras!!
Posted by Craig and Cricket at 3:43 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This was the exchange of Valentines...instead of lining bags up or something easy...no everyone stood in the middle of the room yelling to each other 'Hey, did you get one from me?" I couldn't help but laugh. Funny thing is that it worked. Everyone seemed to get one from everyone else. Amazing. It was very funny to watch valentines treats being thrown around the room.
After eating, exchanging and chatting for a while we headed to our designated spot for the open house. We chose a busy day to go...but I am glad we did. I hope my children won't ever forget going. The bus ride up to the temple was a high light for the little children...they loved it. I sort got a glimpse of what a sardine must feel like. We were squished in. We arrived at the temple and started the walk through...it was so nice to see our group of 22 so respectful and reverent. Even the youngest understood that we were inside a holy temple. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. After going through the whole temple they had a wonderful display set up in an adjacent church building with cookies and water for everyone. The kids thought that was icing on the cake. I loved that we could be a part of it. In a couple of weeks we get a chance to attend the Dedication. What a great thing to always remember.
The Draper Temple
Zacg having a fun time talking to Papa on the bus. He loved that he got to stand up.
Here we are just as we finished our tour. I told you I was HUGE!!
I will admit...the tour took its toll on me...it was physically taxing on me. It was extremely warm in the temple and all the walking made my feet HUGE!!! I was wiped out. But that didn't stop us from having our family Valentines dinner when we got home. Once again we had heart shape pizza, salad, red punch with heart shaped ice and cheese cakes. YUM! We had a great time being together as a family. After dinner, the kids wanted to go play basketball ... I know how romantic!!! We went and we had a good time being together, we came home and watched Down and Derby (Zach got this for Valentines Day).
Waiting to eat our Heart Shaped dinner.
Caleb taking a shot.
Zach just enjoying shooting around. He love basketball.
Here is the gang playing a quick game...Caleb and Zach against Liberty and Craig.
Liberty loved dribbling the ball all over the gym. She had a lot of fun!
the night would not have been complete with a big jump from Craig. The kids thought this was awesome! They say it looks like he is walking in air.
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Posted by Craig and Cricket at 3:27 PM
Friday, February 13, 2009
Even if I am struggling with the fact that he is growing up so fast, and that he can all but look me in the eye...he will always still be my little boy. He is an amazing young man! What a great example to his brother and sister!
My funny man! There isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't do something that cracks me up. I love him to pieces...he is growing up and changing so fast it is crazy!
My little girl-a! I love that I have her to share all my girly things with, I love that she loves them. She is a great sister to the boys! It is hard for me to think of life before my little Libby-Sue!
Posted by Craig and Cricket at 9:22 PM
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Someone had come to my house and gave us a HEART ATTACK! I just laughed and ran and got the camera to take a photo...there was also a plate of these....
which were quickly gobbled up as a wonderful night time snack! I don't know who did it...I have some assumptions that I can make but couldn't tell you. But the funny thing was at first I was thinking it was someone I knew...but then a weird thought came to my mind...maybe this was all for Caleb! He wouldn't like it if he heard me say that!
But who ever it was...I thank them. There is nothing better than opening your door and having a fun surprise waiting for you! You just can't help but smile! I am keeping it up until Valentine's Day! I love it!
Posted by Craig and Cricket at 11:03 AM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Here is Liberty just getting ready to start the first song which was called The Pledge of Alliegence...so cute!
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Monday, February 9, 2009
Check out my finds!
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It just makes me happy everyday! I love it!
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Saturday, February 7, 2009
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Friday, February 6, 2009
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Thursday, February 5, 2009
Day 2....I LOVE...
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Day 5...I LOVE
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