Tuesday, December 9, 2008

For you Jenny....

This is a picture of Jenny in her momma's womb :-) I found it last night going through a bunch of James old pictures and since jenny is hundreds of miles away I am posting it for her to see...James is the little one with the diaper, then Brad Osborne in the red and Mindy Osborne in the dress. Leslie is about 9 months pregnant with Jenny. How funny!
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Monday, December 8, 2008

Charlotte, Payton and Santa!!!

Well this past Thursday Mel had her BEAUTIFUL baby girl Charlotte Paula Archer and I couldn't resist posting a picture of the little sweetheart! I took a lot of cute pictures, but turns out I'm not the professional photographer I sometimes pretend to be ;-) ha ha, I am SO glad you hired a photographer to take her newborns Mel.....I am just so happy for Mel and Ryan they are going to have such a great Christmas with this little sweetie! Congratulations!!!!!

And can you believe it, Payton is 9 MOnths Old! She is just the happiest baby ever (well, as long as we are not at the movies, church, or anywhere else that it might be convenient to behave) She really is wonderful though, we love her so much!

Payton at 9 Months.....
-20.5 Pounds, 28.5 Inches
-Just barely started rolling a couple weeks ago so crawling is pretty much out of the question....
-Loves all solid foods, favorite is graham crackers
-Says "momma" "dadda" and "bubba"
-loves to eat paper, the remote, my phone, and small pieces of lint conveniently found in the carpet
-could stare at herself in the mirror all day, but her favorite is to stare at herself when dad is holding her!
-Has 6 chompers, the bottom 2 came in at 4 months and the top for popped through at 8 months
-Thinks Kaden is so funny!
-Is a pretty great sleeper, other than the occasional 6:00 am feeding but I'm not complaining
-still hates the bottle/loves momma
-doesn't have much hair to speak of but we're working on it!
-likes to copy anything you are doing with your mouth, especially if you are eating anything she MUST have it!
-loves to growl at you

Also, we took the kids to see Santa tonight...pictures turned out OK considering Payton was screaming about 15 seconds before this was taken. Kaden was so excited all day to see Santa and tell him that he wanted the Diego game for the Wii (anyone have it? I have been trying to find a good age-appropriate game we could get him for the Wii???) but of course as soon as we got to see him Kaden immediately froze, nothing to say, could barely even move. At least he didn't cry though. So, Seasons Greetings 2008! Thanks Kiddie Kandids for this $20.00 5x7, you are making a fortune!
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008


It seems like I am always a few days (sometimes a few weeks) late on my posts these days. That being said, Happy Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful day that included dinner at the Morzelewskis (Clark and Christines). The kids played, fought, played, fought some more. We ate, it was great! We rested our stomaches for 30 minutes then headed to my parents house for round 2. That was equally as yummy, without quite as much room in my belly the second time around of course. It was just nice to spend the day with our family! Also, I couldn't pass up the chance to say how GRATEFUL I am for all the people in my life that I love love LOVE! I love my kids so much and just feel so blessed every day to see them learn, grown, love, laugh, cry, explore, the list goes on and on.......... They are my world! I am also so thankful for James, for being such a loving husband and dad, so unselfish and giving, I couldn't ask for a better partner in my life!!! I am so thankful for caring Grandparents, who love their grand kids with never-ending amounts of enthusiasm! I am also completely thankful for wonderful friends, whom I trust and love soooo much! The best things in life are people....good people! And for those people I am truly GRATEFUL
This was the one shot I got on Thanksgiving.....John and Nila with all the grandkids
Braxton, Payton, Kaden, Jameson, and Alex

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The day after the big BYU/Utah game James got to sport his Utah tie to church so Kaden wanted to wear his football tie to match his Dad.....also please note that James does have a mustache in this picture. Gross, I know. I think he shaved it that way just to make me mad, and it wasn't until Kaden said he didn't like it that James finally shaved it off. Thank You Kaden!
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Kaden doing the BYU/Utah Dance. He gets a little confused as to which team he should cheer for because he has been to so many games for both teams (James is mostly a Utah fan but his brother Josh is a strength coach for BYU so we kinda cheer for both) He deciphers between his favorite team by figuring out which mascot he likes best, Cosmo, Swoop, and for some reason he always talks about a horn-frog????? I don't know what team that is. I took pictures of Kaden dancing around before a Utah game, and a BYU game just cause I thought he looked cute :-)

Group Shot!

As mentioned earlier, I had Lindsay take some pictures of the kids at Kaden's birthday party and I had to post them! Large kid group shots are the best, you have half of the kids screaming, a small few actually smiling at the camera and the rest just staring off into who knows where. I love all the kids in their costumes, it makes the shot even better! Thanks again LInds, you are THE BEST!

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