Monday, January 21, 2008

Growing up!

Today Eliza is four months old. I can't believe that she is already that old. She still isn't that big but she is "acting bigger". Just a few days ago she started to talk and babble. She smiles all the time and is a huge mommy's girl. She cries whenever anyone takes her away from her mom. She is such a sweet baby!

Eliza is really starting to chew on her fingers, play with her hands and grab things.

A day in the desert.

On Saturday we took Jared's parents, Grandma Clark and Ronnie out to the desert to ride four-wheelers and have a picnic. Jannae went with us too. We had alot of fun! Lavell (Jared's dad) especially had alot of fun. He smiled more that day than I have ever seen him smile in the 7 years I have known him. It was a great day!
Emma in her one-lens sunglasses.

Grandma Clark on the four wheelers. (She will be 94 this spring-WOW!)

Papa Bear and Grandma Giggles having fun. (and Ronnie too!)

Having fun with Jannae!

Eliza chewing on a water bottle!

The Zoo

Last Tuesday we went to the zoo on a field trip with Tanner's preschool. It was alot of fun and Jared even rearranged work to come. I was so glad for the extra help. Our trip was full of excitement too. One little girl had a seizure at lunch and during that whole ordeal another little girl got lost.(they both are ok now) Neither one of these girls had their moms with them. What an adventure!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My big girl!

Last weekend was a big one for Emma. On Friday she informed me that she was done with pull-ups and has been in big girl panties ever since. (even at bedtime)
She also had her first ponytail!!! For those of you who know her know that those are both very big accomplishments. Way to go Emma!!!

Review of December's festivities!

Here are some of the things we have been up to this last month!

Tanner had two Christmas programs for preschool.
(one at his teacher's house and the other at The Grand Court-a retirement home)

Tanner and Emma are making goodies with Eric.

Two of Paul's best friends came to see the baby and visit us during their school break. The kids just love them.We have missed you Mallory and Nicole!!

We went to two gingerbread house making parties in one day!

Visiting Santa at our ward's Christmas Party.

On Christmas Eve we acted out the nativity. Jared and Eliza were the narrators.
Our family Christmas picture!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Whew! we made it through the holidays!

This past month has been so crazy! We have had lots of family activites, holiday parties, and company as well as the normal craziness of life. We had a great Christmas and wonderful New Years. For New Years we went up to my Grandma's cabin with our friends Jason and Christi and their kids. The boys found out that there were over the counter elk tags for an area near the cabin so our vacation turned into a family hunting trip! Oh well, we still had alot of fun.
Here is Eliza all snuggly warm inside the cabin.

The boys took the kids for a ride on the four-wheelers. They loved it even though they had to all get bundled up!