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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Edie is 1 year old!!!

 Poor Edie, she kind of got the shaft for her first birthday.  We have been a little preoccupied with preparations for our move, and I didn't want to plan a big party for her.  Then I got sick and I really didn't feel like doing much of anything.  Luckily my awesome sister Kira made a cake for her, otherwise it would have been a sad birthday indeed!

 Edie was fascinated with the cake and so excited to see what it was all about.



 You did a good job, Kira--she loved it!

 I just think it's funny that Winston ate his piece like a corn on the cob :)


 I'd say the cake was a huge and messy success!

 After we gave her a bath, we got out her present.  We gave her a little toy kitchen and she was less than impressed, just look at her face!  Kidding, she had fun playing with it for a few minutes.

 She has started "folding her arms" for the prayer.  It's so adorable when we tell her to fold her arms and she does this!

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Her Grandma Julie came over that morning to give her a card--Edie loves it!

She has been such a fun addition to our family and we love seeing her interact with Winston.  Sometimes he isn't a big fan, but I can tell they are going to be great friends!

And this little girl is walking all over the place these days and is so proud of herself.  She is so much fun to watch and we just love our little Ediekins!  Happy Birthday Sweetie :)

Oh, and she had her 1 year doctor's visit.  She weighs 20 lbs 2 oz (50%) and is 29.5" tall (60%).  One healthy girl!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Our Weekend Away

Whit is such a sweetheart and planned a weekend getaway for my birthday!  Friday night his sister Katie came over and watched our kiddos and put them to bed.  Then his other sister Linsey came over and spent the night with them and watched them all day Saturday.  They were all so sweet to help out and we had such a great time having a break from it all.  We love our kids, but I really needed a full night's sleep!!!

 So my aunt let us use her friends and family rate, and we stayed at the Marriott downtown.  We enjoyed being on the 11th floor and getting a really good view of downtown and the ice skating rink at the Gallivan Plaza.  Oh, and before we checked in to the hotel we went to the Temple and then out to dinner :)

 We really enjoyed sleeping in!  I didn't get out of bed until 9:30 :)  We got all dressed to go cross country skiing.  So we checked out of the hotel, went to get breakfast, and by the time we were on the road it was noon and raining and we were both starting to get sick so we decided to skip on the skiing.  We ended up going to RC Wiley and getting our new couch!  We are so excited for that--we've been looking at it for months now.  After that we decided to hit a movie--Jack Ryan, Shadow Recruit.  Pretty intense!

Poor Whit was so hot in his skiing clothes.  He pulled up his pants for the movie :)  Doesn't he look thrilled to be there?  :)  After the movie we finally went home so we could feed the kids dinner and put them to bed!  :)  It was such a fun weekend and we loved being able to hang out and do whatever we felt like doing.  What freedom.  But we did miss the kids and it was fun to come home and see their cute smiling faces :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Long Week

These little yahoos are a handful!  So when Whit went to the cabin with the Young Men in our ward for the weekend, I took the kids down to my mum and dad's.  We thought it would be fun to get them out of the house.  First we went to the art exhibit at BYU and they didn't like that at all.  We walked them around campus and met my dad and brother for lunch, but they were still fussy when we got home.  After a sleepless night for all of us, Edie started getting a fever and we were all going stir crazy in the house.  So we took them to the mall :)


 They had fun playing but poor little Edie just wasn't herself.

 So we went back to mum and dad's and I fell asleep on the couch and Winston fell down the stairs--here is a picture of his shiner :)  Poor kid!  So I brought them home and they both slept through the night in their own beds.  It was so nice!
 And they finally painted our house the right colors!  We think it looks really nice and are soooo excited to be moving there in two weeks!

And Winston doesn't seem to be bothered by his black eye at all :)  He can be soo fussy at times but we sure do love that kid!