Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Better Late Then Never

I'm slow to post, but I wanted to let everyone know that we had a really great Christmas. My kids were so much fun this year. We had a lot of great parties, we got to see the lights at temple square, we got to do the twelve days of Christmas, and the list goes on and on. Abby's favorite gift this year was her make-up. She put it on all by herself. Can you tell?
Brody's favorite gift was his leapster. We got it from my sister-in-law (which is why it's pink). Brody loves it. He'd play it all day long if the batteries would stay charged.

Bree's favorite gift was a mini trampoline. She loves to jump on it. She also likes to lay on it when she watches cartoons.

Andrew's favorite gift was his guitar. He figured out how to play "Old Mcdonald Had A Farm" all by himself (Sort of).

On Christmas Eve, we made a gingerbread house. Andrew is a little OCD when it comes to this stuff. He thought every piece of candy had a certain spot, (Just like it does on the box). Abby and Bree, on the other hand, had a different idea. They thought it was much more fun to eat the candy. This didn't go very well, but we were able to get through it.

Here's a picture of Abby at the Argyle Christmas Party. Abby is so scared of Santa Claus. Grandpa Nelson had to go up with her so she could have her present.

Bree was affraid of Santa too. I went up with her, but there was no way she'd sit on Santa's lap.

What a happy kid.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Yes ...It's official!

For all of you that have seen me and have wondered, "Is she pregnant or just fat?" I am pregnant. This baby will be number five! We are so excited and can't wait to welcome this new little one into our home. I am about 12 weeks along. My official due date is July 10th. I don't know what the sex is yet, but I'll be able to find out after my amnio, which is in about 4 weeks!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Yay For Brody!

Last Thursday when I was at work, I got a call on my cell phone from a number I didn't recognize. I don't usually answer calls when I don't recognize the number or when I'm at work, but for some reason I did. The caller was an employee from Giant Steps. For those of you who don't know, Giant Steps is a treatment program for children ages three years through five years who have been diagnosed with an Autism spectrum disorder. Giant Steps has a maximum enrollment of thirty-six children. When Brody was first diagnosed (About 2 1/2 years ago) we enrolled Brody for school there. I was really disappointed because I was told that Brody would probably never be accepted. At the time, there were over 100 kids on the waiting list. -Any how, to get to my point, a child moved out of Utah County, and so a spot has opened up for Brody. Brody will be able to get help for the rest of the school year (through April). Tomorrow morning they're going to do an assessment on Brody. I'm so happy! Aaron and I have been praying for help. As is parents, we feel like we haven't done enough for him. We didn't know what to do or where to turn. I really feel like this is an answer to our prayers.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Frosting Fight!

I want to start off by saying how much I love my husband. Most of the time when I come home from work I'm tired and onery. Aaron's so good to me. He always tell me to relax or go take a nap and assures me that he'll watch the kids. Anyhow, yesterday when I came home from work, Aaron had made a big dinner and some sugar cookies, (What a sweetie). Aaron thought it would be fun to decorate cookies as a family. We had tons of different shaped cookies, two different colors of frosting, and lots of sprinkles, so we went to work. Now, just so you know, any time you do something messy like this, you can almost guarrantee that Aaron will start a fight. Aaron first smeared frosting on Andrew, then he got me. I got him back, and then my girls got involved. Our whole house was covered with frosting! It was so much fun, but wow ...what a mess. Here are some pics from our crazy evening. Our table doesn't look that bad in this picture, but trust me was everywhere!

Ha Ha, funny joke!
I still had blue boogies this morning

Andrew was in tears shortly after this picture

Brody was upset after we'd frosted the cookies. -He likes them plain.

My kiddos at work

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Our Thanksgiving/Christmas Party

This year we had Thanksgiving with Aaron's side of the family. For those of you who don't know, Aaron is the youngest of 9 kids. He has siblings in Idaho, Arizona, California, and here in Utah. This year all of Aaron's siblings were able to attend the party. Because everyone was planning on coming for Thanksgiving we decided to have a Christmas party as well. What a blessing it was to see everyone. Andrew recognized that Santa Claus was Uncle Craig. We tried to explain to him that Santa Claus can't be at everywhere at the same time, so he has helpers. I don't think he was very happy about it.
Grandpa and Grandma Walker

My cute little boys

Breelyn. -Doesn't she look cute in her Christmas dress?

Aaron helping Abby open her gift.

Aaron and his siblings (Suzy, Teresa, LouAnn, Kenna, Aaron, Santa, Kari, RuthAnn, Deanna, and Sam)

This picture is really blurry. We were all getting ready for Santa Claus to come.

A couple of Old Farts (AKA Aaron and Kelly)

Abby has always been afraid of Santa Claus. The other day when Abby was fighting with Andrew, I told her you need to be good ...Santa Claus is watching. Do you want him bring you presents? Abby's reply was, "I don't like Santa Claus, I don't want him to come." -I guess I can't use that line with her.