Thursday, March 20, 2008

They're Crazy, They're My Family, and I Love Them!

Here is the most recent photos taken of the family. We had these taken in October, right around Zoe's second birthday. We then gae these to all the parents for Christmas. Group Picture: Back row: Scott, Michael, Sean, Kevin; Tony, Jennifer, Zoe, Michelle, Kristin, and Matthew

Just the Boys . . .

And the girls . . . (and unborn boys)

Zoe's two year old pictures

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Life with Zoe

I've never watched so many "Dora the Explorer" episodes in my life!

Tomorrow starts my week of Spring Break from elementary school, and believe me, the teachers need it just as much as the students! Yesterday, Mom and I drove down to Richfield and visited with Jenni, Tony, Zoe, and baby Dante. The baby is growing so fast, but is still as little as can be. He is such a cutie! After we had lunch, Zoe came back to American Fork with us. Mom and I are going to watch her for the week. It's been fun so far, but she's a little demanding (being almost 2 1/2 and all). We've been potty training her, (only 2 accidents in 2 days!), playing her favorite game--The Fishy Game--and watching her favorite show, the aforementioned Dora. I can understand why Jenn goes a little crazy sometimes. The Dora chant is now permanently embedded in my mind. I think the DVD will soon be "broken," if you know what I mean.

The weather here is crazy. Zoe spent a little time with uncle Scott at the park, but the snow and wind are now coming down extremely hard. March is sure coming in like a Lion this year!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

First Instincts

My first instinct when creating this blog was to "back blog," but decided against it. I can hardly keep up with everything that is going on without having to remember and write about what happened days, weeks, or months ago. However, I may still be guilty of backblogging in the future.
The signs of spring are definitely here--snow melting, birds singing, and babies, babies, babies! On February 4, Kristin and Matthew became the proud parents of Axton, followed by Jenni and Tony with baby Dante on February 29 (He's our little Leapie!). Two babies added to our family is such a wonderful blessing. I'm looking forward to spending more time with them and getting to know their little personalities.
One other major sign of Spring--Spring Break! I'm looking forward to both a break from teaching and a break from graduate school. Now, don't worry because I'll be plenty busy tending, playing, shopping, and having a good time with little Zoe. She's 28 months, going on 13 years. She's such a cute little diva. :) I'm sure we'll have a fabulous time while her mom rests and takes care of the new baby.
Until another day,