Saturday, February 20, 2010

Holy cow! Where has the time gone?

So life has been a little crazy. Sorry for slacking so bad on my blog. I think I am finally catching up. I just sorted my last 3 months of pictures. I have a lot of random ones to share. Here they are:

This picture was just taken on Thursday. What a beautiful day!!! The girls & I have been hanging out for the last 5 days. Aaron is in Canada with some buddies snowmobiling. It sounds like they're getting the same blue clear skies there too. I'm so glad the weather has been good for them. Especially since they drove so far for some great snowmobiling. The girls are constantly asking when Aaron's coming back. We've been holding up well, but are very ready for Papa to come home.
We decided to send Aaron off with his favorite- Chocolate Chip Cookies. Here are my helpers.
Taiya is impressively good in the kitchen. She loves to serve snacks, hot chocolate, oatmeal, cereal, salads etc. She's such a mother hen.
Brynne has been especially happy lately. Thankfully that means I've been doing well with her diet. In November we found out she is allergic to Wheat and Dairy. It's taken me a long while to get this picky eater up and running with a Wheat/Dairy free diet. It is so worth the trouble. When she's eating right, she is the happiest kid around. She's had a tummy ache her whole life and I think it's finally getting better. Yea!

Aaron bought the girls nurf guns for Christmas. So for family night we had a war. Actually it was more like everyone shot mom.

Taiya definitely knows how to use this thing.

Brynne helping my with the frosting for our Valentine cookies.

So for those of you who saw my blog at halloween, there was a picture of Taiya in her ladybug costume I made for her. And I was feeling bad for myself because I made the same costume for Brynne and she wouldn't even try it on. Well, now 3 1/2 months later, she finally decided it was cool to be a ladybug. She's in a much more playful mood lately. Thankfully.

This is the Christmas parade in December. A little late I know, but I loved these pics. and wanted to share.
Enumclaw has the best parades. They're the perfect size. The girls really had a great time.

Brynne obviously had too much fun. It wore her right out.


germanjules said...

so cute! they are beautiful! and i'm so glad to hear that brynne is feeling better without wheat and dairy! so nice to finally have answers!
what recipe did you use for the cookies?
(here is a BYU Alumni's cookbook that has recipes free of all the 8 major allergens

Callie, Shawn and Braxton said...

It sounds like you guys have been busy. It's hard not having the hubby home. I know how it is. I think it's harder having your little ones constantly ask when daddy is going to be home then it is for you personally not to have him home. Your girls are so cute!! That's tough about not eating wheat and dairy. It's nice that you were able to figure out her constant tummy ache though.

Natalie said...

Holy smokes I just can't get over how CUTE your girls are!!! Are you having another baby soon - I'm pretty sure you need to have at least 8.

Tell you husband. Natalie Has Spoken.

sarefamily said...

Good job..... it's about time for an update!!!!!:) The girls are cute as ever, I still can't believe how big they have gotten. Crazy. I love the girl's aprons, good job on those. You would be pleased to know that I am in the process of redecorating my dining room all around the apron that you sent me. I painted the wall black, yes, black. I will post some pics when I am done, but thanks for being my inspiration. I am lovin it !!!

doni said...

What cute kids. I am so glad you found out about the allergy now even though I bet that is so hard.

Isaak and Jackie said...

I just sorted through my pictures too so I am hoping to put a post up. Hey can you email me more about Brynne's allergies and what her symptoms were and stuff. I have gone back and forth wondering if Isaak has milk allergy and I just wanted to know everything about Brynne's story. Thanks when you have time of course.

The Bee Family said...

Your kids are so beautiful! We miss you guys so much. Wish we were close so we could see ya.

Leeann said...

I love the picture of Taiya with her gun wearing a tutu!! Such a cutie! Can't believe how big your girls are. You are very creative with your costumes. I remember making dinosaur costumes for Chris and Tim. Time goes so quickly.