Monday, September 20, 2010


Here is what we have been up to as of late:

WE MOVED. That was a big pain in the tuckus. I thought it wouldn't be so bad because we had already gone through a lot of our stuff and put the extras in a storage unit. Boy was I wrong. I guess now I know how much stuff we have and that it is a pain and it does take a LOT OF WORK. Anyway, we are starting to adjust and feel more comfortable, but there are still a lot of boxes to unpack that we will eventually need. I am trying to do as Mary says, "One day at a time." As for the little people they have been loving the fact that we now have a backyard to play in and spend lots of time outside on their bikes or just playing. It is so nice.

Amber started preschool on the 8th. Of course that was moving day. So she left our old house and after spending time at Grandma Mary's after school came home and slept at our new rental house. She is loving school and wishes she could go everyday. Lately she has been wanting to help clean so I have been giving her little jobs to do around the house. She has really been helpful cleaning and being a great big sister. Sometime I forget that she is only 4; there are times she acts much older—or at least I think so. Here are some pictures from her first day (and some other fun photos).

Elle has been growing up so fast in the last couple of months, I swear. She looks so big and has started trying to do most things by herself. She has really wanted to start wearing panties but I wanted to wait until we were all moved and settled before starting that (Caralee, I am ready for you—just kidding). It is so funny that I keep thinking she is too small to be wanting to do everything but Amber was the same age. She has always just seemed smaller to me and I don't know why.

Elle has also started taking a dance class. Amber is always getting to do all sorts of things so I thought it was time to let Elle do something, too. She really enjoys it and has a good time. Here are a couple pictures of Elle.

Nathan is just too big already. I look at him and can't believe that he is already 8 months old. He is a little stubborn when it comes to wanting to crawl. He would just rather you carry him around everywhere. He is finally starting to scoot along a little and is getting up on his knees so I don't think it will be too much longer. He is a little eating machine. He wants to eat everything and anything pretty much. But you wouldn't know it to look at him because he is still as skinny as always. I have decided that my kids just like to have me worried. He is still very long though so maybe that makes up for it just a little. J gave him a buzz cut last week and I think he looks so darn handsome with his short hair. Here are a couple of pictures of Nathan to catch you up.


Tom and Juli said...

First! Hehe... I just happened to check this before heading to bed. Anyway, in that first picture of Amber heading to preschool I was thinking "Hey, I recognize that house... maybe I know the house they moved to...". Then I realized that it's The Village. Hahaha. Oy. My brain goes to bed at 10 these days.

Anyway, the kids are getting so big, I can't believe it. That third picture of Nathan is the spitting image of J :) We're glad that you found a place to live but we miss you guys!


Caralee said...

I am so so jealous of your new house and yard!! I hate this place and having all the good families move out just makes the village even worse. Your girls(and boy) are getting so big!! Sydney is taking dance at that same place, we love it!

Tom and Juli said...

Oh my they are getting so big! Arvilla looked at all the pictures, she really misses her friends.

So I love that Amber has been helping you clean lately, and I love that Elle is in dance class, how fun!!

The Cox Family said...

I can't wait to see your new house! Glad you guys are settling in well and the kids like it. Love all of your pictures. See ya tomorrow!

Tara said...

We miss you guys! I hope everything is going well. Love the pictures, you have two beautiful-grown up girls...and one very handsome young man. Good Luck, and hope to see ya around.
PS love the dance cute!

Jared and Chrissy said...

Emi is going to preschool at the same place, but she is in the 3 year old class. She is really loving it! Also, since when does Heber have a circus? I am pretty out of the Heber loop.