Friday, January 29, 2010

Addy quotes

Addy quotes for the day

" Mom why do you have so many wrinkles?" - for the record.... I do NOT!

"Katharine, your such a great Mom." - I m so glad she knows my name, and even more glad she thinks I'm a great mom.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Tonight I had to capture this exchange of Addy and Luke brushing their teeth. Addy is determined to help Luke learn how to properly brush. She has taken it into her own hands to be his personal brusher. I think she is doing a good job. Good thing Luke does too!

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Looks like we're almost out of princess toothpaste. I guess I will be making a trip to the store tomorrow.

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Addy teaching Luke how to wash his hands.

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Claire and James having some play time before bed
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Naps. Now this is a tricky one.
When I had one child it was easy. My schedule was hers.
When two came around. My schedule was theirs.
Now, three, three is a little tricky.
Claire naps in the morning. She naps in the afternoon.
Addy has preschool and dance in the morning.
Hummmmm..... do you see my problem?
Claire now won't nap as well in her car seat
(she used to be a dream car seat napper).
What to do?
I am not sure.
On the days when Claire does not get a good morning nap...
like today for example,
the whole day is thrown off for me.
She is cranky, needs more holding, mommy time.
Which makes the other two more needy,
and me just more EXHAUSTED
trying to meet all the needs surrounding me.

Any suggestions on how to balance the naps of a baby and schedules of older kids?????

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Interested in a Photo Shoot?

If anyone who reads this blog is interested in doing a photo shoot this Spring or Summer please let me know. I want to get my creative juices flowing again. I love photographing my kids but am itching to photograph other families, couples, babies, etc! Please email me if you are interested or know someone who is.

Digital Package - $150
Digital package includes
Sitting fee (1 hour, location of your choice)
20 - 30 professionally edited photos on a Digital CD

Katharine LeCheminant Photography

Claire 4 months old


Love that face
Kicking up a storm

Gotta love the old man hairline.

4 Months old and LOVING IT!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Too many photos

"Seriously Mom, not another picture!!!"
I am sure thats what she was saying...oh yeah I understand baby babble.
How could a face this sad still be so cute!

How can a face this sad still be SOOOOO CUTE!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

BaTh TiMe



Sunday Sunday

A few things from today's adventures...

***Addy said her first scripture in Primary. She did it like a pro! This girl is going to be an orator someday. She was so calm and natural in front of the microphone. Should I be worried?

*** Today at dinner Addy exclaimed... " I am so intelligent," and well if she can come up with that word then I would have to agree with her.

***When Luke woke up this morning his diaper had broken off one side and slipped down to the bottom of his footed PJ's. It was so funny picking him up and feeling his little bare bum. Not so fun cleaning up all of the wet mess in his bed. Oh well. He still makes me smile in the morning.

***We had Mom and Dad L. visiting from AZ this weekend. They had to cut their trip a little short, due to inclement weather tomorrow. As they were leaving tonight Addy clung to my mother in law and said... take me with you, I want to go to Arizona too. Then I informed her that if she wanted to go she would have to go alone. She was fine with that. Not the response I had expected. Grandma quickly chimed in with "I will take you alone when your older Addy." Then, here's the kicker... "I am older Grandma! I am older!"

***I made yummy vegetable soup for dinner tonight, thanks Adrienne. It was so healthy and good. I just wish my kids had eaten more of it! I guess I will just keep trying.

*** James has work off tomorrow. YEAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! That's all I have to say about that!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Our Day

Smiling girl

Sweet Ian

Dancing Addie

Angel Claire

Sleeping Luke

Today has been a good day. A good Good Day!

The Rocking Chair

Luke has taken to sleeping in random places. I am just thankful though that he is napping still. Today's rest spot of choice.... his rocking chair! My sweet Angel.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New goal

This year I am going to strive to play with my kids more and worry about my house less.

*** Post note... As I was writing this original post I heard water dripping somewhere in my house. I looked around the corner to see my first floor bathroom and laundry room both flooded from a wad of toilet paper being flushed/stuck down the toilet. Yes, the water was not only flooding those rooms it was also running down the stairs to the basement and the entire landing in the basement was flooded as well. I did not freak out though. I just realized... this too shall pass, at least once the water is all cleaned up!

What a day!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Dress Up's

Today Addy said:

"Mom I want to go back to Utah."

"Why Addy?"

"Mom, I just really miss my dress ups!"

This girl can't go one day without changing her clothes at least 10 times. She is just lost without all of her princess dresses. I think their reunion is going to be pretty sweet!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Nana Memorial Service

Addy sang "I am a Child of God" at my Nana's memorial service today. It was one of the sweetest things I have ever seeing in my life. She was perfect in every way and I couldn't be more proud of her! She was a little angel up there singing. We all felt Nana's presence so strongly. What a great tribute to her AMAZING example and life. We truly miss her!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Letter to Uncle Mike

Dear Uncle Mike,

Thanks for taking me to see The Princess and The Frog. Can we go again? I love going on adventures with you. I LOVE YOU!



Quotes from Nana

While visiting DC my mom found a diary from my Nana when she was 16 years old. We have had so much fun reading all of her crazy "love" stories, her thoughts, hopes and dreams. This entry was the most poingnent to me though...

June 1, 1941 - 16 years old

These experiences they were all a part of life - this great life! My main belief is our prupose on earth is to do what God wants us to do. Not to please ourselves and our petty desires. My goodness this world isn't ours. Who are we to think we can go our own way without consulting God in prayer. I love him more then anyone else ever and nothing will come first. Wish I had enough gumption to be a missionary. Mother says I can't get married until I am older. I don't want to. Not until I learn to accecept respectuflly.

June 7, 1941 - 16 years old

I love them all! YES, Husband whoever you are.
Carl - South Pacific
Navy - Allen - Warren Heyn
Al Sorenson - NICK
Evan Smith
Merchant Marine Kenny
Charlie White
Army A. C. Al Blackwell
George McDonald
Favid G. Pradd
Charles Baker (Whity)
Elden Forcey
Thomas Grosso
Tom Boyle
Marienes Carl Presci More
Johnny H.

WOW thats a lot of guys!

Reading this journal makes me feel close to her again. I am so glad we have it!