One of my favorite things about Christmas time is baking yummy things to eat!! After church today, and a visit from our home teachers, Caleb, Aubrey and I made some yummycookies! While thecookies were baking, the kiddos were making treasure maps on the kitchen floor! Little Luke missed out on our afternoon of baking!
Here's Lukey's new game! You'd better learn to duck and cover or develop some mad reflexes in order to dodge flying toys!! Mike's been home just a couple of days and Aubrey already has a battle wound! My mom and dad bought Caleb the "grown up transformers" while they were out here - I've talked Caleb into cutting back to watching it just once a day!!;) BTW - is everyone getting ready for black friday?!!! Even though I'm shopping solo this year - I'm super excited!!
I've reached that point where I've started to get that feeling like I want another baby! Since Luke was born I've always felt we had another spirit in our family. So the time has come that we've thought and thought about it, prayed and prayed about it , and here we are....pregnant!! We can't wait ! We want a sister for Aubrey so bad, but would gladly take another boy! We feel so blessed! Come July we'll welcome home a new baby!!
I just want to share a few things I've conquered in the last week or so. Although I had my parents here for 5 days of the 10 days Mike's been gone (so glad that worked out!) I've learned a few things. Like...making deposits from Mike's shop, that's all the way downtown and kinda in a scary place,into his bank account, paying a bill over the phone that got mixed up with auto pay, figuring out how to download java on the computer so I can order pics at Costco, taking care of the dead bugs I find in the house,taking the kids to church all by myself - and to Stake Conference to boot!! I just admire you women out there who put up with having a husband gone for a few weeks! You are awesome!!
I think Grandpa left the kids with some of his silliness! Thank you so much for visiting us! We love you! The one time I want Luke to make a funny face, he smiles at me! I guess I just need to use reverse psychology on him!!;)
My mom and dad are visiting us this week! We are so excited! They got to go with Caleb this morning to his classroom and had a special assembly! Of course all those pics are on my mom's camera! Last night we went down to the strip and walked through the Freemont Street Experience - and stopped by the Belagio (oh no, that spelling doesn't look right...) and got to see the fantastic water show! We even got a glimpse of the pirate battle outside of Treasure Island. Caleb still won't let us stop and get out to watch that one - in his defense, those pirate ships are huge and a bit daunting!;)
Here's my mad bread making skills! ha ha! My mom makes the best bread and shapes them just perfect! I think yesterday I shaped the best to date. Maybe someday I can make my bread look as good as hers! Here's our Lukey just up from a nap yesterday! We laughed at his hair and had to take a picture! On Monday night Luke was pooped! He couldn't make it through dinner!
This is my fair warning! I love to look at my family's & friends' blogs!I hope you all enjoy mine too! Mike has a businesstrip that has taken him to Georgia for thethe next 2 weeks- so, I'll be posting pics of our cuties every few days for him to see! Please don't think this is turning into some sort of trend or that I have turned into some neurotic obsessed mother over her kids!When Mike gets back, our blog will return to normal! I'm just asking for a bit of patience from all of you and to consider yourselves warned of some crazy amount of pictures of the Boulant children!;) And if Caleb gets his way, which he won't, a guinea pig might find it's way into our home and family pictures! We haven't figured out yet what this new love for guinea pigs came from - kids are a riot!
1. I love eating peanut butter on rice cakes! 2. I love watching the Barbie animated movies - I do have a 3-year-old little girl - so it's not that random!! 3. I love to rearrange the furniture in my house! 4. I love to go yard saling! 5. I love to do little girls' hair! 6. I vacuum the carpet in my house 2-3 times a day! 7. I love to chew ice!
So I tag 7 of the cutest girls I know Nikki Tara Carley Raeanne Melissa Megan Leah
Here are the cuties on Halloween night - we went to a few neighbors, then up to a community where a lot of our ward lives. The kids had a ball, but were pooped from all the walking! It didn't take long for Luke to get the hang of it. He would walk right up to the door and knock, then put up his bag. We even got him to say "bat", although some ladies thought he dressed as a bee! Aubrey is my eclectic fairy - I let her choose the wand, wings, colors for her tutu and leotard and just threw it together - Caleb, a huge surprise, wanted to be a transformer! Las Vegas is perfect for trick-or-treating. The weather was awesome! I love dressing kids up in costumes and love to see what other mothers do with their kids! Defiantly my favorite part of Halloween!