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Friday, December 31, 2010

Could This Be It???

I am SOOO proud to announce that ISLA has peed in the big girl potty right before bed tonight!! FINALLY!! :) I guess she got tired of fighting me on the matter and just did it! So now, I am wondering... Could this really be it?! Or is she just teasing me? I made quite the fuss over her, so I sure hope it sticks! She is my last baby, and I'm in no rush for her to get older, but I can't imagine that I will miss diapers at all (at least for a while, I do LOVE the baby stage) and especially the expense, we have been buying diapers for 1 or 2 kids at a time for 6 1/2 years now! It's hard to imagine a world that doesn't revolve around changing a yucky butt 10 times a day! Haha :) Not that I'm complaining, being a mom is what I was born to be and that's just one of the not so glamorous aspects! Well anyway, here's to a what's starting out to be a wonderful new year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Good Grief...

Well looks like this year is going out with a bang... Missed my husband's family reunion and tonight Isla split her head open and Adiee lost tooth #2!!

Since Kasey couldn't get away from work, I was going to go without him, but everyone's plans changed last minute. I don't really feel comfortable driving all by myself across 2 snowy mountain passes in of all places, Jackson Hole which has had record-breaking amounts of snow recently to get to the lodge in Idaho, so the girls and I were going to ride down with Kasey's brother. It would have been really nice to see everyone not to mention the girls would have had a blast, but it just wouldn't have been the same without him. Plus I would have REALLY missed him! I know, ridiculous right?! Haha :)

And tonight, Isla found and picked up a guinea pig poop and I yelled "Gross! Put that down!" (So I could pick it up and throw it away). So she dropped it, and said "YUCK!" with such gusto that she swung herself around, losing her balance and smacked the back of her head on the coffee table... Split her head right open! Ouch!
About an hour after the whole Isla thing happened, Adiee came into the living room and told Kasey to pull her tooth. Her second one, and in the same month as the first! Geez! At least he was here to see and do it this time - especially since it wasn't as wiggly this time. I don't know if I would have been able to do it! Haha :-) Tomorrow morning she will be delighted to put the new piggy bank she got for Christmas to good use!
Please excuse her horribly chapped lips... The dry, cold weather has taken it's toll, and her awful habit of licking them definitely does not help the matter!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Home for the Holidays

My brother and sister flew into Casper to spend the holiday at home, so Kasey and I did our part (as much as we could)... We went on Friday, the 17th and stayed through the 26th. Kasey had to work in between so he drove to Rawlins and spent a couple nights there and drove back - what a trooper! That drive is boring!! So for the first time in 2 years my mom had all of her kids under one roof.
Third times a charm... Isla wanted nothing to do with Santa the first time she layed eyes on him this year. Then my mom had them overnight and took them to see him at the mall; she got her on his lap but only with bribery - a juicebox! Then this time was in their holiday dresses and she didn't put up much of a fuss and I think she actually kinda liked him this time... Ok, their wish lists change pretty much on a daily basis, this visit Mikenna asked for a Barbie airplane (Ummm, first time I heard about this one? and on Christmas Eve?) Adiee asked for Toothless (a dragon from one of her favorite movies, "How To Train A Dragon") and that has been a constant. And sweet little Isla asked for a coloring book - how cute is that?!Christmas Eve - we went to the mall to visit Santa, pick up the last few gifts, lunch, and playing in the play place... Proved to be a little much for Miss Adiee!
Christmas Night... Looks like our kiddos were pretty darn good this year! Santa was good to them this year! Stuffed their stockings to the brim and brought Mikenna a FurReal GoGo remote control dog; Adiee the Toothless that she had been asking for since she saw the movie; And for Isla, a baby care center.Christmas morning in their matching PJs... The five of us slept in the same room and they tried to get up at 3:30 AM! Nice try girlies! So they tried again at 7:30 - mucho better!
Toothless was a HIT! He is motion activated - 'spits fireballs', can flap his wings, makes a squealing sound when she makes him nosedive, and when she makes him fly upward he makes a wing flapping noise... She thinks he is pretty neat!
Isla is such a sweet little mommy!! She loves the bathtub part and had already tried to sit on the kitchen counter part and snapped it off... No worries though, daddy fixed it!
Mikenna loved her puppy, but was posing for a different camera in this shot. I took this picture because Isla's arms were crossed, she was just coming out of a mini-tantrum over nothing. Too funny!
Opening gifts is always a great time, but we took an intermission and had quiche and orange juice for breakfast. Delicious!
After we finished opening presents we got dressed and headed over to Kasey's brother's house. This is a picture of our beautiful princesses with their cousin Daphne. Aren't they gorgeous!?!
Adiee was all about the snacks! :)
She was and Graysen were jammin'! Her face is SO cute and it's funny that he looks so serious because he was just as into it!
Oh yeah, BABY!! Haha!
Merry Christmas Love O' My Life!After a few hours at Kyle and Windy's house, we went to my grandparent's house. They snacked a little bit and quickly fell asleep after laying down with Adiee to watch a movie. Meanwhile...
The rest of us had a Just Dance 2 Wii Party! :) What a GREAT time! Mikenna absolutely loved it! She was okay for a while without a remote, but once she got the hang of it, you would have to pry it from her little fingers! Haha
Mikenna and my brother played... So fun!
Even my grandpa and cousin Michael got up to do it!!
Action shot - look at that hair! Oh and look who's awake! :) Anywho, we went to see "Gulliver's Travels" the day after Christmas with Kyle and his family and afterwards packed up the Tahoe (what a PAIN! - 2 adults, 3 kids, 2 good-sized dogs, a guinea pig cage, and TOO many gifts including that big baby care center! How we did it, don't ask me!! We all, with the exception of the driver - Kasey (how did he get so lucky?), couldn't hardly move for 2 hours! We got home and had everything unpacked by 8 o'clock. PHEW! What a week!!
Merry Christmas from my family to yours! We hope you all are having a wonderful Holiday season!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Miss Adiee lost her first tooth! She is TOO young if you ask me - only 4 1/2 years old!! It was a bummer because Kasey left for Billings the day before it happened and tooth-pulling is usually his department!
She was playing in her room while I was picking up the living room when she came out and said, "Mom, I need you to pull my tooth out." I looked at her tooth and it was hanging on by just a thread and I knew that I had to do it... I grabbed the video camera, and I had a heck of a time trying to get ahold of her tooth and hold the camera at the same time, but I got it and on tape.

She was super excited about putting her tooth under the pillow. The toothfairy came and left her a whopping 10 dollars for her first tooth which she later spent some of it on a little Tinkerbell toy. She loved picking out her toy and counting her own money for the cashier. She's got a second loose tooth on the bottom from pushing on that first one with her tongue.