Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ice Castles

Today we went to see the ice castles of UT. They were amazing and even more magical with all the snow we were getting. If you live in UT I would highly recommend it. 

Yes that is totally my baby, growing up before my very eyes. Today she learned how to say "bell" and the other day I heard her sining " E I E I OOOOOOO" in her crib. 
Our growing family

Dad and his girls

Luke is getting ready to throw a snowball at Dad. We had a pretty fun family snowball fight while there. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Potty Time

Tonight at dinner Luke announced that he was "holding it." I took this as a sign to run to the potty which, surprisingly he willing did. When we got there it was a whole different story. After 20 minuets and a whole bunch of tears (brought on by fear, pain, and well just because he is Luke) he finally went "pee pee" in his little potty. We all sang, and he was happy. Afterwards we all celebrated with a lollipop. I am hoping this is the start to full time potty boy. I am not crossing my fingers but I do think we are moving in the right direction... finally!  Way to go little Lukey boy! I sure love you!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Beautiful and inspiring words

Charlie and Lola

Today was our weekly library trip. I love our town because they have the most amazing story time at the local library every day of the week. Most weeks we go two or three times. My kids just LOVE it.  Anyway, we ended up coming home with our weekly supply of books (30 in all today). Tonight as we were reading the kids asked if we could read the Charlie and Lola book Addy picked out. (Addy has never seen Charlie and Lola, I think she just liked the cover) I have seen the show once so I new that the characters spoke with British accents. So in true Katharine form I broke out the accents while I read to the kids. They were captivated. There was no wiggling, trying to turn the page too early, or fussing that they wanted another story. They sat there through the whole book with eyes glued on me and the pages I was reading from. I am not sure if it was the book itself they were captured by or it was the strange way mommy was talking. Either way it was really adorable. I think I might try my accents on them more often. It might just be the trick to get them to actually listen to mommy when they are just not in the mood to. I will report back and let you know how it goes.

* On another note Claire had some milestones today... She was mad at nap time and decided that she didn't want to go to sleep or stay in her crib so she CLIMBED OUT! Yup, my 16 month old baby, climbed out of her crib. Whats a girl to do now? Oh man I don't know if I am ready for a big girl bed, and I don't know how I feel about the crib tent thing. I am going to have to just pray that she does not do it again. At least for a while. 

* Claire also decided that she wanted to walk, not climb, up the stairs today. She did it with ease and grace. Seriously? She is growing up way too fast. Way too fast! I think its just her way of letting me know I can have this baby now, because obviously she is quickly outgrowing that place in the family. Too bad she will be my baby for at least 4 more months. Sorry baby girl. I love you too much to let you grow up so fast. You will ALWAYS be my baby.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Baby Hannah

Today I had the privilege to take some photos of my dear friend Kara's newest addition, Hannah Elizabeth. Here are a few of my favorites so far. 

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Thanks to my dear friend Sarah for watching my kids, because today I got to take a nap.
 I mean a real nap.
  It was heaven.

* this photo is our little piece of history. Just a month ago the Provo Tabernacle, the beautiful building located in the background, burned down. It has been a landmark in our town for many years. I am glad to know that we will always have photos of it hanging in our home.