Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Isa!!!

We officially have a 2 year old as a baby (thats what we all still call her even though you will frequently here her say "I not a baby I Isa)! We love this little girlie she is the funniest little kid and so stinkin smart. She makes some of the best faces (mostly when she is giving someone the evil eye or a dirty look but you can never pass up her giggles and smiles). Some things you might hear her say if you lived at our house:
"I wanna bite" (at least once a day no matter what you are eating. This kid can eat)
"I can't do it anymore!"
"I can't find it anywhere!"
"Zoe hit me" (usually when Zoe is no where near her or she did something she shouldn't have)
"I wanna talk to Aunt Allee" (no lie Al she really does ask for you a lot)
"I wanna treat"
"I have princess teeth"
"I seben (seven)" (she usually says this to pick at Zoe because Zoe knows she isn't seven)
"Mommy I go poopies"
"Mommy I wake up. I open my door" (this sometimes happens at 3 in the morning)
"Neber, neber" (never, never)
My favorite thing however is when I am changing this little flexible girls diaper and she pulls her legs over her eyes and then pulls them to the sides and says "peek-a-boo". Seriously whoever taught her that is hilarious and it wasn't even me!
For her birthday we had the Sheltons over for some play time, homemade pizza, cake and ice cream.
The kids all had a ton of fun eating the food and playing!
Isa loved her Minnie cake (made by yours truly I think it looked fantastic if I do say so myself and this my friends is without a cake mold). When I brought it out Isa and Amelia both squealed minnie at the top of their lungs.
Isa got a really cute my little pony set and movie from Amelia which she carried around the whole day brushing. We gave her a tutu with a head band so she can play ballerina with Zoe, some bracelets I made
and a baby bed for her babies (this kid is totally all about the babies)
It was been a crazy two years but I wouldn't trade this little monkey for anything. Isa-beeps we love you happy birthday!


For thanksgiving this year we invited some friends over for dinner. We had the Stucki's (family of 8), the Honsingers (family of 5), the Sheltons (family of 5) and of course us (family of 4) Thats right ladies and gents 22 peops at our house but seriously it was so much fun we would do it again in a heart beat! It was so nice to have the basement finished (all except the bathroom) so the kids could have free reign and the best part was that the adults got to just hang out upstairs without having kids standing under our feet the whole time. We usually just saw them when they wanted more food. Which reminds me seriously the food was awesome. We had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoe pie, sweet potatoes, gravy deviled eggs, a relish tray, a tuna salady thing (a must for cami), two types of jello salad (one of which had cheese which I was a little leary of but turned out to be one of the best jellos I have had), apple pie, strawberry cream cheese pie, pumpkin pie, lemon meringue pie, banana cream pie, and chocolate pie. What isn't to love about that menu. Soooooo who's up for next year?
Mike and Caleb playing Rock band
The amazing Trish cleaning up.
The amazing Karie cleaning up (and for some reason not pictured is Cami who also did a major cleanup). These ladies were awesome and actually made cleaning a lot of fun with a lot of laughs!

Oh what a mess! Seriouslywe had so much left over food which of course was totally my fault because I kept insisting we wouldn't have enough.. haha boy was I wrong thank goodness Trish kept putting me in check.
Last but not least these daddies had so much fun playing rock band and seriously cracking us up. I can't believe the talent they have listen closely and you just might hear the next american idol!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ode to The Elders!

Okay so we have always been that family that has the Elders over at least once a month (if not more) for dinner. Along the way we have found some Elders that we absolutely love. Elder Christiansen and Elder Guyman are part of our Fav 5. They are so funny and my girls can't get enough of them. Zoe's favorite thing to do when they come over is to play pillow fight. You can not get this girl to stop laughing when they are playing until you tell her its time to stop then its instant sadness. Here are some pics of this wonderous event. The funny part is a year ago this chica wouldn't go near these guys she would just stand under my feet in the kitchen while we finished dinner. So needless to say our brainwashing is working we are slowly getting her to realize that missionaries are the only way to go and that if she wants to always have pillow fights she will marry one! haha