Tuesday, December 25, 2007

MARRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had a really good christmas. On Christmas Eve we invited the missionaries over for a nice dinner. We watched Mr Kroger's Christmas and had hot chocolate and cookies. It was a nice Christmas. We tried to keep our thoughts more focused on service and the Savior this year.

Mya talked about Christmas all day yesterday and what she wanted Santa to bring to her. I don't think that she was disappointed. Grandma Womack sent a big package full of toys for the kids. The package was bigger then our Christmas tree. Also, the Peterson's sent a package full of things for the kids as well. Gerald and I were more practical with the things that we got Mya and Keegan. Overall it was a good and enjoyable Christmas morning. We are going to spend the rest of the day being lazy.

We hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas as well.

GERALD, MEGAN, MYA, AND KEEGAN


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

DUCKS



I took the kids to that park today to let them feed the ducks. Keegan was fearless. He was holding the bread in his hand and waiting for the ducks to come and get it from his hand and then he would laugh. Mya was more interested in the ducks that were in the pond and I thought that she was going to fall in a couple of times. We went with some friends and had a good time.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

snowball fight

So I saw this on Alisha's blog and the kids got a good laugh about it so I thought that you would too. The only way we are going to be able to have a snowball fight here in Houston is virtually. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

HUGE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT




Today we went to the park to play on the slides. The equipment was huge. I didn't think that Mya was going to climb to the top because she is cautious most of the time. She was brave today because we went with another little boy and he is a climber. She ended up having a fun time going down the large slides. I like this park a lot better because they don't have any swings. If there are swings at the park I end up pushing Mya the whole time. I have tried to teach her to use her legs but she just gets frustrated with it. We had a fun day. It was kind of a cooler day, but still reasonable to be outside in.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

BATH TIME

I am sure that every mother of two or more has experienced this. I was running late for an appointment. I had just got Keegan out of the tub all dried and dressed. I went into our bathroom and finished getting ready when I heard a big slash in the bathroom that Mya was in. Keegan decided that he was not done with his bath and got back in with Mya. I was so frustrated, but thought that I would take a picture of the experience because I am told that this is something I will laugh about later.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ward Christmas Party



We had the normal LDS christmas party this weekend. We had lots of food, sang christmas carols and then "Santa Clause" visited. Mya was excited and went up and told Santa what she wanted for Christmas, a step up from last year when she screamed everytime that she saw him. Keegan wouldn't go near him. I couldn't even get him to sit on his lap screaming to get a picture so we settled for a picture in front of the christmas tree. We had a good time.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Fall Chores





We don't have a back yard to do all the fun fall chores that other people have to do so my kids think that it is fun to rake the leaves at our friends backyard. It entertained them for quite awhile today when I was babysitting. I hope they are that enthusiastic when we get our own backyard.

Gerald's Influence

Gerald is really hoping that Keegan is going to be a basketball player. Maybe he will get one after all.
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Flat Tire




I was coming home from a friends house yesterday when I got a flat tire. The car in front of me flipped a big stick and I couldn't avoid it because there was a car next to me. I hit it and hoped that it wouldn't flatten my tire. It instantly went flat. I am used to having a dad and brothers around that I haven't learned how to change a tire. I probably could have changed it but thought that the tire would stay on better if I got someone else to do it that knew what they were doing. Gerald was at work and didn't have his cell phone on him. I was able to call another friend that came and changed it for me. Thank goodness for good friends.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Just Another Friday



I haven't posted anything in a while so I took some pictures this morning when we were going to babysit at the Callahans'. It was foggy and dark this morning and you can tell that Mya was not excited to get up. Both Mya and Keegan have been sick this week and all they want to do is watch tv and sleep which has made my job pretty easy.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Rockets Game

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Gerald's Houston Rockets Gear

THE BEAR



When we decided to move to Houston one of the things that Gerald really wanted to do was go to a Houston Rockets game. It was a good date for Gerald and I because we left the kids with some friends of ours. It was a good rivalry game against Dallas and we were ahead most of the game. Dallas came back to win it in the last minute of the fourth quarter. We had lots of fun. They planted people in the audience to keep the crowd into the game. The bear mascott came up to our section and got us in a yelling match against another section. They also did the regular give-aways and prizes during half time and timeouts. There was a Dallas fan that got caked by the mascott when they were trying to recognize a long time season holder on her birthday and he wouldn't sit down. He got really mad and walked out after that and we didn't see him again.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Petting Zoo

I thought that it would be fun to show a video of the kids in the petting zoo. They gave the kids a brush and let them brush the fur. Obviously, that was Mya's favorite part.

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Houston Zoo





We had a big day today. We went and spent some time at the Houston Zoo. We weren't able to see everything in one day so we are going to have to go again sometime. There was so many things to do. One of Mya's favorite things was the elephants. He ran right up to the cage and started talking to the elephants. It was fun because there was a baby elephant that Mya liked. One of Mya's favorite exhibits was the garaffs. There were four of them and one of them wasn't caged. He just hung out around the other three that were in his own little grass patch. The picture of Mya in the bubble was fun. They had an exhibit where you could climb under the prairie dogs and poke you head up so that you were eye level with them. Mya was hesitant at first but ended up getting talked into it with some friends that we went with. Keegan climbed into the tunnel but wouldn't stand up to get his picture taken because he was afraid he was going to bump his head. Overall we all had a great time and now we are tired. Keegan and Mya are taking a nap because of all the walking they did today.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Craft Time







I take about an hour during the day to do crafts with the kids. Today I went and got some princess stamps for Mya to play with during craft time. She had such a good time. Some of the other things that we do are paints, paper bag puppets and we also do seasonal crafts. Keegan feels left out and I try and help him, but most of the time he just sits and colors with a crayon.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Ring Around the Rosie

Here is a clip of the kids playing ring around the rosie. Sometimes they do it together like in this clip, but a lot of the time they just spin around in circles by themselves while I sing the song. My family has been asking me for more clips and I thought this one would be fun.
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Just a Note

I was talking to my brother last night and he was giving me a hard time about not posting anything in the blog for a while. When I looked at it, I noticed that Sara had challenged me to post six things about me and I would like to include some facts about our family so that I can fill all six of them. I've been tagged!

Here are the rules: Player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves. At the end of the post, player then tags 6 people and posts their names. Then player goes to their blog and posts a comment telling them that they have been tagged and asking them to read player's blog for rules

1. We are all tired of living in an apartment. The kids go crazy because they don't have any place to really run around. We do have a fairly large patio, but Keegan has started throwing things off of it and so that has to be monitored. Gerald and I do not like hauling groceries up three flights of stairs. I guess we were spoiled in Rexburg with our townhouse. Hopefully we will be able to buy a house in the next year. To have a backyard where the kids can run around would be great!

2. Our kids are growing up really fast. I can't believe that Mya is three and a half and Keegan is almost eighteen months. It feels just like yesterday when Mya was born. There are some advantages of them getting older. Mya will be starting preschool next year. I am excited about that. It will be good for her to be around other kids her age during the day. Keegan is going into nursery in two weeks. Gerald is excited about that because he takes care of him during Sunday school and priesthood while I teach my primary class. They are a joy to have in our family and we love them lots.

3. We like it in Houston. When we first came here it was above 100 degrees and very hot and muggy. We were not so sure of our move and if we could really handle the change in temperature from Idaho. Now the weather is the best and we spend a lot of time outdoors, Everyone in Idaho is complaining about the cold and we are still in our shorts. Another thing about Houston we are excited about is the Houston Rockets games that we can go to. Professional sports was one thing that Gerald missed when we lived in Rexburg.

4. Keegan is learning to talk. It is exciting to see him grow and develop. The way that he says hi with so much enthusiasm is funny to me. It is probably the only word that you can recognize when he speaks. It is good to have Mya because she talks to him all the time and encourages him to speak and use new words every day.

5. Gerald is a great teacher. He really connects with the kids in his classroom. He spends a lot of time preparing for his classes and I know that it is going to make a difference in those kids lives.

6. I love being a mom. It is great to be able to wake up and know that I can spend the day with Mya and Keegan. It is fun to plan activities for them and teach them about the gospel. Mya loves to read and is always asking me to read books. When Gerald gets home she likes to read the scriptures with him. There are some difficult days, but I love the challenge. I love being the constant person in their lives and it is so fulfilling to see them grow and develop.

I am going to tag Tina, Rachelle, and Reece. I don't know six people with blogs so three is going to have to do.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Park




I only had a half a day watching the boys on Friday so we had some free time. We went over and played at the park for a while. One of Mya's favorite things to do at the park is to play on the swings. Keegan just likes to climb up and down the stairs. Once in a while he gets brave a goes down a slide. We are loving the warm weather here in Houston. We are not missing the snow and cold in Idaho yet.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Four Friends


I watch two boys for one of our friends a couple days a week. Aiden is four and Keegan is almost two. YES, it does get confusing at times to have two Keegan's in the house. For the most part, the four kids get along pretty well. This is all of them playing outside on their bikes.

The Dog




Mya and Keegan love the dog at our friends house. THIS IS NOT OUR DOG. We talk about getting a pet for the kids when we get a house, but right now they enjoy playing with our friends dog.

Fun in the Sun


It is still warm for the most part of the day. Our apartment was warm enough when I came home that I turned on the air conditioner. I thought it would be fun to post some pictures of the kids playing outside in the warm weather.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

HAPPY HALLOWEEN







We had our ward carnival this weekend. Most of the booths at the carnival were for the kids. Gerald decided to try one of the booths. They had four boxes that you put your hand into and you have to guess what is inside without looking. The second box was tuna fish and the third box was some VERY QUIET chickens. The tuna fish was a set up so that when the chickens smelled it they would get excited. It was pretty funny to see Gerald's reaction to that box. I got a good laugh.