Monday, March 17, 2014

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Birthday Party for the Twins!

The twins turned two and we had a big Mickey and Minnie Mouse themed party for them! I had so much fun making the decor and planning the party!

Liv playing with a balloon in front of the banner before the party started

We had a "Hot Diggity Dog" bar for dinner!

Rick cooking up the hot dogs for everyone

Yia Yia (Penny), Jordan and Sam
Daci and Eleni munching on their hotdogs

The twins enjoying their dinner
Time to sing "Happy Birthday" and eat the cake!

Liv loved her cupcake :)

Present opening time!

Daci picked out a Princess Sofia necklace for Liv

Street with Grandpa Dan

Liv with her Aunt Brookley

Street "honking" Tannon's nose

Grandpa Dan and Grandma Karen with Street

Tannon and Brookley

Brookley even brought Daci a little present :)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Twins Turn Two!

Well, I have been MIA from the blogging world.  Once Instagram came around, blogging became kind of obsolete for me because I share everything I would blog about with most of my family and friends on a daily basis.  But I have found that I really am missing the journaling aspect of blogging. Especially for important events like my twins turning two! They turned two on January 19 and I think I cried for a whole week after that :)  We really have enjoyed these two in our family and as long and difficult as these two years have been, they have also flown by and I would never wish for anything else.  Love these two!


36.75 inches (98th percentile) and 38 lbs (100th percentile)
Wears a 4T or 5T top and 4T bottoms (rolled up)
Size 8 shoe
She is our big girl and we love it!

Most common words she says:
-hi, hello, bye!, yep, nnnnnup (nope), NO!, pease (please), tant too (thank you), welcome, shorry, lub you!, nigh nigh, meow (for cat), nana, shauce (apple sauce), mommy, mama, daddy, dad, daci, mauma (grandma), bapa (grandpa), yia yia, papou, bak bak (for chickens), egg, mine, shocky (sock), wee-vi (livvi), treet (street), shage (sage), cheese (for both cheese and the camera), shrek (they love to watch shrek the musical), doc (for doc mcstuffins), jake (jake and the neverland pirates), mine!, ok


36.75 inches (81st percentile) and 32.8 lbs (93rd percentile)
Wears a 3T top and 2T bottom
size 7 shoes

Most common words he says:
-hi, bye, ya!, no, pease (please), tant too! (thank you), pane (plane), taw-tor (copter, helicopter), truck, lum yew (love you said in a very nasally voice), snow, stuck!, meow meow, woof woof, mommy, mom, mama, daddy, dada, dad, shee shee (daci), bapa (grandpa), mauma (grandma), yia yia, papou, bak bak, eggy, wee-vi (livvi), weev! (liv), shhhhhage (sage), cheese, shrek, doc, jake, fun!, nice, mine!, wee-oo wee-oo car (police car), bus, ok, ta-tuum (vacuum), tay (ok)

Wake up between 7 and 7:30am every morning, naps at 12, they sleep separately for naps, wake up around 2:30pm, bedtime at 7pm (sing songs)

-when one baby shares, the other one says "MOM! Niiii!" (Nice!)
-They are obsessed with the radio and always want to listen to music in the car. If they want it louder Liv says "Mom, UP!" and if they don't like when I switch the song they yell "NOOOOO!"
-They love to go in Daci's room, pull the bathroom stool to her window sill, and pull down her jewelry
-They love to hide in the kitchen cupboards
-They take all the children's books off the book shelf and put them in the bottom of my shower
-they hide under their cribs and my bed
-they pull all the toilet paper off the roll and shove it in the toilet
-they chase each other around the kitchen, screaming at the top of their lungs
-they love to play hide and seek, ring around the rosies and tag
-they are obsessed with daci and want to be just like her
-they also like to gang up on daci and pull her hair or hit her in the face :(
-every morning when we drop daci off at preschool they yell "Buh Bye Shee Shee!"
-They get into everything
-Liv loves to carry bags/purses around full of random toys
-they are both really good at playing catch
-i have to bring snacks for them in every store we go in or they just scream at the top of their lungs
-they have started yelling "Nnnnnnnnooooooooo!" in this really evil voice, its pretty scary.  Liv did it for 20 mins in Target and I got some really weird looks :)
-They are really hard to take anywhere. I took them to a dr and they ran in opposite directions, ran out the door, opened all the cupboards, and screamed the whole time.  AHHH!
-When they wake up from their naps they yell "MOMMY/DADDY! Aaaarrrre you!?" (Where are you?)
-They love baths and showers
-Street's little head is so tiny it makes me feel like I'm holding a little baby still :)
-Their favorite songs are: "Little White House", "Twinkle Twinkle", "I am like a star", "Wheels on the Bus", "Child's Prayer",  "I love to see the temple", "Bingo", "Old McDonald, "Nephi's COurage", "Book of Mormon Stories", "Follow the Prophet", "Down by the station", "Trot trot to Boston"

I know there are a million more things that I am forgetting right now so I'm sure I will be adding to this post as I think about them :)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Fun!

Fall has come in full force! In fact, we kinda skipped fall for a few days and went straight to winter.  We had our first snow and I was incredibly upset about it! My Lupus doesn't do all that great in the cold weather so I'm glad the snow melted and it went back to 50-60 degree weather!

First snow.  The deer was fun to see, the snow was not!

We had a fun friend come to play one day. We love Maggie!

General Conference is the first weekend in October each year.  Such an awesome time!

Fall soups and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. MMM!

Papou treated us to a trip to the Pumpkin Patch! The kids were so excited to see all the pumpkins and kept trying to pick them all up :)

Cold days means we need to find activities to do inside.  We tried coloring out.  Liv LOVED it and was actually really good at it....Street just mostly colored all over the counters and stuck crayons in his mouth and up his nose :)

We had a fun couples Halloween Party with Rick's family and some of Micah's family

Sam and Jordan were Mary Poppins and Bert

Megan and Cam were cool skeletons

Micah and Carly were "hashtag" and Day of the Dead, respectively

Rick and I were Goofy and Clarabelle Cow.  Our costumes will be much cooler once we have our cute kids dressed up too :)

Carly made Harry Potter Butter Beer and it was AMAZING!

I road tripped it down to Cedar City for Easton's football game and Sage's baby blessing.  Football is one of my favorite things about fall! Rick wasn't able to come so I took the kids by myself! Luckily Tannon's girlfriend Brookley rode down with me to help out :)

We stopped at the Petting Zoo in Scipio to let the kids stretch their legs

Before the game started

Street trying on Grandpa's silly hat

Brookley and Tannon

Daci was in heaven with all of Daysha's sisters. She thought she was one of the big girls :)

Liv with Great Grandpa Pedersen

Street watching the game with Grandpa and Great Grandpa P

Easton down on the field

Street was a whiny stinker the whole game.  Come to find out they had ear infections while we were there :(

Despite the ear infection, Liv was a happy little camper watching the game.  Brookley even gave her her first pigtails to go along with her attitude :)

Liv is very cautious of new people.  This is the first time they have seen Easton since Dec when they were just 11 months old so Liv was a little wary.  I love the look she is giving him! HAHA

The future football stud with the current football stud

Daci was so proud of Easton :)
 I got to snuggle with this adorable girl after the game. cute is she!?

The next morning was Sage's blessing.  It was so fun to see all the friends and family that came!

Street screamed bloody murder the WHOLE ride back from Cedar.  I knew something was up (even though he tends to cry like that a lot ;) ) so I took them into the dr the next morning.  Sure enough, they both had double ear infections.  This is the part of fall/winter that is NOT fun.  Bring on the multiple ear infections!