Sunday, January 25, 2009

Legendary Snow

Finally, we get some snow in NC worth talking about! None of this .25 inches stalling traffic on I40 for 6 hours business. Nope, we got real snow! The total accumulation was about 3-4 inches I'd guess and everything shut down. Even BJ's workaholic preceptor "guessed it'd be safer if he stayed at home" (the beast) so we enjoyed it together! It snowed pretty much all day long and it was just gorgeous outside! No snow covered mountains for our back drop, oh in fact, as soon as we went outside Haylee commented on all the snow but asked me where the mountains were!

Yes, we did play outside for a bit even though it took longer to get everybody bundled up than we were actually outside. Cambree wasn't too keen on all her wet layers and Haylee's non waterproof shoes and 2T flood pants, oh, I mean snow pants did little to keep them warm and toasty. :) Yes Mom, I am kicking myself for leaving the boots and bigger snowpants out in Utah!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How old are you again?

Yesterday afternoon, I was in the kitchen doing something when Haylee wanders in, heaves a ridiculously overly dramatic sigh and says, "Mommy, my life is so...(sigh again) I need more options in my life!"

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My reason to laugh today

When I walked into the room Haylee proudly announced with a faux breathless voice, "Look Mom! We're getting energy!"

December Highlights

Cambree and her Uncle Twinkie at one of the times when she should have been sleeping but really just wanted to come downstairs and play games with us.

Elefun! Cambree's smiling because although she had no clue how to play the game or that there was even a game going on, she was in the middle of 4 squealing big girls!

Grandma's bathtub is much cooler than ours!

Marianne (BJ's mom) made matching jammies for all the girl cousins. While the whole process of getting them all done in time was a bit stressful, they turned out least we thought so. These are my attempts to capture the matchingness. As you can see, they were all very willing to comply.

"I'm gonna take a picture, go stand next to BJ if you want to be in it!"
We went with all the rest of BJ's family to see the lights on temple square on Christmas eve. It was cold as always and I guess that is why Haylee was such a grump, but it was just nice to be together and here all the oohs and ahs from the kids.

Haylee was so excited to go play in the snow since she hasn't seen much of it out here in Carolina. Her cousin Sami got to teach her how to make a snowman and angels and all that...

These 2, above and below, are probably some of my favorites from our trip...why? Because they show personality I guess. Below is very typical of Bree, trying to fit as much food, not normal food, big people food, into her mouth at one time as possible

Jack: "Hey Haylee! What level can you get to on Grandma's tank game? I can get to level 2!"
Haylee: "Huh? Uh, I'm playing princess right now..."
He convinced her to play the tank game. I wasn't so sure hearing them all intense on shooting and all but it was hilarious to watch (oops, bad mother moment) and I love their faces on this one!

Our first time ice skating in who knows how long...we enjoyed spending the evening holding hands (not each others') and catching Annie :) Haylee refused to try it but had a ball watching us go around and around...every time we got back to her side she'd jump and scream "HI MOM AND DAD!"
Haylee and 3 of her cousins taking turns on Grandma Jan's lap for story time...