November and December flew by. How did that happen? Maybe because we moved to a new house just in time to get Christmas decorations up. I don't know. But anyhow, the holidays have come and gone. Austin celebrated his 7th birthday on Dec. 12th.What? He's 7? I swear I was just in the hospital holding a 9lb baby with crazy hair! Now he's growing up! Every year I give my kids a choice. They can either have a friend party, and not recieve any gifts from mom and dad, or they can choose to just have a family party and get a good gift from us. He chose the gift from us instead. Austin had his birthday planned for a week. All he wanted to do was go to dinner with mom and dad ALONE, then go to Wal Mart and pick out a gift. Easy enough! We took him to his favorite place in Mesquite Samauri 21. After that we went and picked out a few gifts. He got a Wrestle Mania Wii game, and some wrestling figurines. Not sure where all this WWF wrestling interest is coming from, but whatever! On our way home, he was very quiet. I think the whole night was a little anti climatic for him. He had been planning and preparing all week for our big night out, and I don't think it was all he expected. I'm not sure what was supposed to happen, but Kyle and I must be pretty dang boring! We had a little family party the next day for him. Kyle smashed Austin's face into his cake and made him pretty mad! He's the type that can dish it out but can't take it! Happy Birthday little buddy! We love you tons!!
Not sure why the shirts off. If you look real close, you might be able to see lightning and thunder. That's what he calls his biceps!
We didn't seem too overloaded with Christmas programs and parties this year. Thank goodness! The only program we had was a gymnastics performance in Mesquite.
We didn't get any awesome action pics of Hailee. I was too busy trying to control my class
This is my beginning class. They're so cute. I love coaching them!
I guess the next exciting event would be Christmas. For Christmas Eve, we went up to Panaca for a few hours for the program at the church. Kyle has such great memories of this growing up, and wanted our kids to experience it.
Apparently Hailee and Carson were too cool to sit on Santa's lap!
After the program, we went back to Grandma's got in jammies, and headed home.
Change has never been my favorite thing. I like to get to a comfortable place in my life, and stay there awhile. Lot's has been changing in our family lately. Not just in our family, but it seems to be the case with everyone lately. Sometimes life just takes unexpected twists and turns and even though it isn't what we had planned, we just have to learn to go with the flow.
My dear friend
Kyle enjoys sports, wrestling with his boys, playing golf, country music, going for rides on his rhino, good authentic Italian food, wants to go back to Italy someday, and is an awesome cook! He is a fun involved dad, who loves his kids. He is a BYU football fan, but when it comes to basketball, go Rebels! He is the hardest worker I know, and is good at everything he does. Gerilyn loves being a mom, the smell of clean kids, memories of Lake Arrowhead, rainy days, happy people, a clean house, throwing parties for my kids, vacations, the beach, the sound of my kids laughter, vacations with my mom, sisters, and sister in laws.
Hailee is a fun girl who loves anything pink, likes to shop and is very good at it too, is a big tease like her dad, likes school, is always concerned about other people. She is into gymnastics, and is on a competitive team. She works so hard in the gym and someday wants to be a college gymnast.
Carson is 7yrs. old. He is one of the funniest boys I know! He loves to watch movies and can recite lines from them word for word. He has the best laugh ever! He is a very sensitive kid and when I tuck him in at night, he tells me he loves me to heaven and back. He loves to play basketball, soccer, baseball, and flag football. He is such a likeable kid and has tons of friends.
Austin is a 6 year old pistol! He is a crazy kid! He loves teasing his big brother, being with his daddy, capri suns (he could drink a whole box in 1 day), is very picky about his hair, likes to watch people, and loves to wrestle. He is a tough kid and reminds me of his dad. One of his favorite pastimes is to follow Hailee and her friends around and drive them crazy!! He always has to be doing something and staying busy or he goes crazy. He asks a lot of questions and is always observing and thinking.
Kyle gave Bella her name. It's actually Isabella, but we call her Bella. It means beautiful in Italian. We think the name fits! She is 3 and a stinker!! She tries to keep up with her brothers and sister and does a pretty dang good job at it! She is super independent, and as her uncle put's it, she just raises herself! She loves Disney Princesses, and anything girlie. We love this little girl and couldn't imagine our family without her!
Our Families Favorite Things
Dancing in mom and dad's room before bed
The Clark County Fair
UFC Fight Night Parties
Playing the Wii
Going to Movies
Going to sporting events
Riding in our Rhino
Playing Disney Scene It
Monster Truck Jam
Getting together with friends
From The Mouths Of Babes
"Daddy, just go back to work!" (she was very mad at him)-Hailee 2 yrs. old
"I'm just so tired...I've had a rough day"-Hailee 2 yrs. old
"Mom, can you buy me a cell phone?" No Carson, you don't need a cell phone." "But mom, I'm going to Kindergarten and I'm gonna need a cell phone!" "Why do you need a cell phone?" "To text girls!" - Carson 5 yrs. old
"Me and dad are gonna go get sandwiches for those English guys working outside in our yard." (they were Hispanic)
Austin 4 yrs. old
"Sometimes when you grow up, you want to wear stretchy pants" Carson-5 yrs. in his best Nacho Libre voice
"Mom, when all of us kids go to Kindergarten, you can take 10 naps a day, and you can call whoever you want because we won't be screaming" Carson-5yrs. old
"this girl in my class sat down right by me and then tooted...and she didn't even care! Like it didn't even matter to her! Girls aren't supposed to do that!"-Carson 6 2nd day of Kindergarten
"NURSERY SUCKS!"- Bella in the hall at church 3 yrs. old