Sunday, December 16, 2007

Winter updates

I feel like it has been forever since I have posted anything, even though it has only been a little over a week. I got Morgan's school picture, shown on left, and I love it! Her whole personality is shown in her face. She tells me she looks like a princess in it. It's funny that she even gets school pictures in preschool!

Morgan has been dressing up like a princess every single chance she gets. It is funny how quickly she went from tom-boy to super girly. She gets on a princess dress, wings, shoes, a crown, as many necklaces as she can locate, and of course, a magic wand. Elle follows suit, not because she necessarily wants to be a princess, but because Morgan does. What's hilarious is that Morgan can get dressed up so fast. I will be looking at her then turn around for only a moment to see what Elle is saying to me and by the time I turn around, Morgan has managed to dress herself in full princess attire!

I also went and got Elle's and Miles' pictures done. They will be ready the 22nd of this month and I will scan them in and post them when I get them. Afterwards the girls and I and Nana and Papa went to get some lunch in the mall and ran into Santa! What a coincidence to find him this time of year with a moment to spare to take a picture with our kids! Miles was not the happiest little boy in the world! He asked Elle what she wanted for Christmas and all she could come up with was a "Christmas present." Before he could even finish his question to Morgan she piped up with "a princess dress." Elle heard this and looked right up at Santa and said she wanted a princess dress too! It was really cute.

That night we all took the kids to temple square to see the lights. Morgan took her first look at the temple and proclaimed that it was the most beautiful castle she had ever seen! Then we saw a bride by the temple getting her wedding pictures taken, and Morgan cried out, "And look at that princess! Isn't she beautiful?!" It was the cutest thing I have ever heard in my entire life. Morgan was able to see a real live princess in front of her beautiful castle. It was a fantastic night!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Snow days

While Miles was taking a nap on Sunday, Matt and I decided it was well over due to take the girls out to play in the snow. Now I am a wuss when it comes to the cold, so Matt did most of the playing. He helped the girls build two snowmen, one little one and one the size of Morgan. Morgan really wanted to give the snowman a hat, but I didn't have any that I didn't care if someone stole it off of our snowman. I finally convinced her that the snowman needed hair instead of a hat, so I went and got the only thing in our house I could find that was suitable for snowman hair...broccoli. The girls thought it was pretty funny.

Matt also had a big snowball fight with the girls. Thanks to my spectacular skill as a photographer, I was able to capture this battle with snowballs in mid-air. I know, that is a fantastic feat! Anyway, every time Morgan tried to throw a snowball back at Matt, he would scoot in really close so she could hit him with it, she would pull her hand back behind her to get some power behind her throw, and then she would let go of the snowball way to soon and it would land right on her head...every single time! It was great! Everyone had a lot of fun!

Then I decided that everyone had had enough snow time and we all went in and had a cup of hot chocolate with teeny tiny marshmallows. Our little eskimos were pretty reluctant to take off their mittens and coats, but eventually we got them undressed and down for a nap.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Just some little tidbits

Here are just some random little things that have happened lately. I have been really busy with the kids lately so I haven't posted in a while, so I need to catch up!
The other day, I was getting really frustrated that Morgan and Elle weren't minding me and sitting down at the table for lunch. I finally started to almost yell at them to sit down and Morgan casually walks up to the table and sits down and says, "Yes. Let's sit down at the table. It's a beautiful day today!" I was laughing so hard I couldn't possibly be even the slightest bit mad any more! I don't know where she comes up with this stuff. Then later that day, we were playing hide and seek and she asked me to go in a corner in the kitchen to count. I told her I would just count where I was at, and she said, "Please go count in the kitchen...I'll give you a cookie!" After hide and seek she happily handed over a deliciously invisible cookie! Morgan has also discovered her hips. I think it is from dance class; the teacher was always telling them to move their hips for the dance. So I took a video of Morgan's new hippy dance!

Elle is beyond hilarious lately, too. She is really into playing with Miles. She hides and keeps peeking out until Miles finally comes to find her and then she runs off to a different hiding spot. And lately, every time she does something she is not supposed to and I tell her "no" she just looks at me and starts laughing and tells me, "No, Mommy, but it's funny!!" After that I have a hard time telling her "no" again.

Miles is doing well, also. He is getting more teeth already and loves to bite me right on that tender spot where my neck and shoulders meet. He is pulling himself up on everything and is starting to cruise along the couch (walking while holding on, for those of you who don't know what cruising is). He laughs at everything and loves to play with his big sisters...and take away whatever toy they may be playing with at the time!