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Monday, July 13, 2009

A few Simple things I have enjoyed about this summer

At our house, we have a daily routine. Each day is usually the same. We don't make it out of the house or yard very often so we have things we do around the house. It is a little hard being stuck home so I have tried hard to find things around our house that make me & the kids happy. We have Raspberry bushes in our backyard and each day the boys love to see if there are any ripe one's that are ready to eat. We pick them, split them up evenly and eat them up. It's a simple thing we look forward to each day.
I mow my lawn twice a week because I can't stand for my grass to be missing the mower lines. I love my yard to look nice and neat because it makes me feel like the inside of my house is clean too (even though it may not be)! I didn't get to mow the lawn last summer since I was pregnant with the twins and on bedrest. I really missed mowing so I have been mowing like crazy over here to make up for last summer. I think mowing is so relaxing and it makes such a difference to the appearance of the yard. It drives me absolutley nuts when people don't take care of their yards.
Another thing I am enjoying so much about this summer is my clothes line. I could stare at my girls clothes on the clothes line all day. I air dry a lot of my clothes such as my rugs, shirts, pants, girls dresses, etc. A neighbor told me that she found such joy out of her clothes line so I gave it a try. There is just something about being able to use the sun to dry your clothes outside. I love the peace and quiet when I go outside to take the clothes off the line. I mostly love to stare at my fresh cut grass, my garden vegetable's growing and my laundry blowing in the wind. It really has made my summer this far.

Oakley Kid's Rodeo on the 4th of July

This was a picture from clear across the field. Not bad! The boys sat in the dirt waiting patiently for their turn to ride the sheep....or Mutton Bustin as the "real live cowboy's" put it.

Our patriotic little Ashton put his hand over his heart for the "Pledge Of Allegiance."

Oakley Kid's Rodeo

Ashton & Tate refer to themselve's as "real live cowboy's." Their favorite shoes are cowboy boots and when they heard they would be able to ride a sheep at the kid's rodeo, there was no turning back. The boys were so anxious to get their turn but when there time came they were scared to death. I had to video record the whole event so I didn't get the still shots that I would have wanted. They rode for about 1 second each and Eric was there to grab the back of there pants to keep them from getting stepped on. They had fun but we will see how they feel about the ride next year.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Herriman Days

Ashton loves firetrucks and here is giving his best smile
and waving at the truck in the parade.

Doesn't this look rediculous? I love my kids but we sure attract some attention when we go out on the town. Questions/Comments we always get when we go anywhere include:
-Are your girls twins? (Yep, Can't you tell?)
-Are your boys twins too?
-How many months apart they are? (Tate & Ashton)
-Those aren't all your kids, are they? (Uhhhh Yeah, you think I take this many kids out for fun?)
-You sure have your hands full! (Your telling me....I know!!!)
-Her curls are so cute! (About Tate)
-Your little sisters are so cute! (Said to Ashton about his "sister" Tate and Ali & Ava. Those curls really throw people off.)

IMC NICU Reunion 2010

Spike it out the get these girls!

Hansen Planitarium at Gateway

I am thankful for...

Since it's that time of year, I wanted to list the things I am grateful for.
-our little miracle babies
-6 hours of sleep at night
-afternoon naps
-52 ounce Diet Dr. Pepper with 4 shots of vanilla from Holiday Oil.
-my testimony and my eternal family
-food on the table
-a home to live in
-days when Eric has a job
-a loving husband
-and last but not least...$32 dollars to fill my SUV!!! YEAH!!!

More like the terrible three's!!!

Ashton turned 3 on October 5th.  He wanted a dragon, a real fork lift from Home Depot, etc.  We couldn't afford most the items on his birthday wish list so he ended up with a little four wheeler (thanks to some help from both grandparents).  He loves it and Tate can go for rides with him so its even better.  I thought he was a stinker at 2 years old but it seems that 3 is even worse.  He keeps us on our toes! We sure love our little Ashton.


4 days old

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Our new family car...what do you think?

Eric was coming home on Aug. 7th after a play with his family at Desert Star Play house.  He had just gone to visit the girls and fill up the car with gas before heading home.  He was turning into our neighborhood and he slowed to let 2 cars pass in the opposite direction.  The women behind him was obviously not paying attention and crashed right into the back of him.  He is doing well and just has a little tingling in his arm and a sore back.  We are so glad that he is alright and that our boys and new babies were not in the car!

Ashton's funny comment about daddies car accident

Ashton asked what happened to our car because Eric was trying to explain to him about the car accident.  Eric said, "I got in a accident in the car."  Ashton said, "oh, you peed in the car?"  He thinks an accident is peeing or pooing.

New to blogging

I figured since I am on bedrest and always looking for something to do, I would start our family blog.  I think it's supposed to get easier with time but as for now our site is looking pretty bland.  Don't let that fool you though because we are a very fun family! :)  I think this will be a good way to keep everyone updated on the twins upcoming delivery, the boys and our family.

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!
Days of 47 Rodeo
While I laid in bed, Eric took the boys to the Rodeo all by himself.  That is something that I would never attempt. He did meet Beau, Cavin and Sawyer there.  Ashton got new cowboy boots the night before so all my boys wore their boots.  Eric wore his big "E" belt.  Ashton loved the rodeo and can't stop talking about the clown who showed everyone his bum.  Tate couldn't sit still so he kept poking the people in front of him and spilling cousin Cavin's popcorn.  Maybe next year will be better.

14 days of bedrest and counting

14 days of bedrest and counting
31 weeks
Today is July 26th which means 18 days on bedrest.  Some people might think it would be nice to spend a few days in bed but after day one I was already going nuts.  I can only get up to eat or use the bathroom.  Needless to say, I get up to eat a lot because its one of two reasons to get a break from my bed.  So far, the girls are good.  I will be 32 weeks on the 29th.  My doctor is saying that is a much better place to be then when I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks and spent 4 days in the hospital.  I am dilated to a 2+ and 60% effaced but so far the bedrest and Nifedipine have minimized the contractions.  The average cm growth of a singleton pregnancy is 35 cm and I am measuring 40 cm and still growing.  The babies are extremely wiggly and between the two babies, I am getting kicked and stretched around the clock.  I can't wait to see what they look like but hopefully its not for about 3 or 4 more weeks.  Stay tuned and hopefully I can keep the blog current enough to keep you updated.  

31 Weeks

31 Weeks
40 cm...there are 2 in there!

4th of July

4th of July

Sparklers Anyone?

Sparklers Anyone?

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!
Riverton Days Parade

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Wilkinson Cousins

Wilkinson Cousins

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...