Monday, March 31, 2008

Old Man Winter

Woke up this morning to this . . .

Sad, sad day. That's all I have to say.

(No, I did not mean to rhyme, it just worked out way.)

10 Weeks

Elijah is now 10 weeks old today, and for his very first time tonight . . .(drum roll please!) . . . he rolled over!! TWICE!! Stomach to back. We're so proud, and Marlee giggled uncontrollably.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Priate Says "ARRR"

Here's our little pirates. Van couldn't wait to be dressed up like one, and then decided he hated it. Noah loved it. I took them to the grocery store like this, and they got a ton of attention, which they loved. Both of them have informed me that they want a "Pirate Hat Party" for their birthday. I think they like to plan ahead (2 1/2 months).

The other day Marlee and Noah were doing Knock Knock jokes. Here's how one of them went:
Marlee: Knock Knock
Noah: Who's there?
Marlee: Marlee
Noah: (yelling) Let me in!!

Then today Nathan and I were duscussing dinners for the next few days.
Nathan asked Marlee: What's your most favorite dinner that Mom cooks for you?
Marlee: TOAST!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, everyone but me (Jenny) woke up with a cold. Even Elijah. Bummer. So the kids weren't in the best of moods. Then Marlee ate way too much candy, and got a stomach ache. But, it was a nice afternoon at my parents for dinner. Grandma and Grandpa did an egg hunt for the kiddies. They loved it. Here's a few pics, sorry about the lighting in them.

Vance, Noah, Marlee
Vance, Noah, Marlee
Noah, Dad, Vance Elijah

Egg Hunt(s)

Vance is in the stipped hat. Noah's in black.

Saturday was filled with 2 Easter egg hunts. The first was Nathans that he does for Washington Terrace City. It was a success, of course. It was a COLD morning, but not wet, so we couldn't complain. It's the first time Noah and Vance had gone. They didn't quite understand how an egg hunt works. Noah wanted to open up the plastic egg right there instead of getting as much as he could. Vance was amazed at all the other kids, and just stood watching them. Between the two of them, they collected (hunted) 7 pieces of candy and one fruit snack bag. Marlee knew how to do it this year, and ran all over. She had much more than just 7 pieces, and she had fun too.

Later that afternoon, we did our own little egg hunt. The boys understood a little better what to do. They just couldn't keep up with Marlee running all over getting all the eggs. They still had fun, and really enjoyed all the chocolate. Especially their chocolate bunnies.

2 Months

Okay, I know this is a late post. Better late than never, right?

Elijah is now over 2 months old. He's a good little baby. Very easy going, and the more the noise, the better. (Thank goodness with the two older brothers he has). He's started smiling now. He smiles the most right after he wakes up. Here's photo's of some of the first smiles.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Santa in Space

Marlee, Noah and Vance were each given a balloon the other day, and were playing outside with them. Van's popped first, Marlee figured out how to deflate hers, and Noah let go of his. As they watched in amazement as Noah's balloon flew up into the sky these little things were said:

Noah: It's in the sky, up up up into the sky.
Vance: It's with spaceships.

Marlee (to Nathan): It's in space with Heavenly Father and Santa Clause.
Nathan: Santa Clause? Why is he in space?
Marlee: Because Mom said he lives at the top of the world.

Lets Go To The Movies

We did it. An Ormsby first. All 6 of us went the to movies. It was spur of the moment, and turned out great. Monday afternoon we saw "Horton Hears a Who". It was the Movies and Mom deal (so all the kiddies were free - AWESOME!). It was nice having a million other kids in the theater, so we didn't have to worry about ours being a disturbance. Marlee was excited, she's been to the movies a few times, but this was a first for the boys. It took almost a half hour before they took their hands off their ears. They thought the movie was loud, but they got use to it. They sat for the entire first half of the movie, but then wanted to stand the rest of the time. (They like watching TV standing up) Elijah slept in his car seat the entire time. The more noise for him, the better. We all had a good time. It was a cute movie. I love Horton. I Haven't read the book in forever, so I can't remember how it compares, but the story was cute. Horton's so much fun. My two favorite parts were when Horton crosses the bridge, and the Japanamation dream scene. That had me in tears.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Surf's Up

The kids have learned how to do this from watching cartoons, and their Koro's (Nathan's Dad) surf lesson. Cool huh? Thank you Backyardagains, and Surf's Up. And thank you Koro for sharing your video with us.

"Surf's up, Surf's up, Ohhh daddy ohh."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

He's Coming . . .

That's right folks. . .

JACK JOHNSON is coming to concert. I know it's not till August, but I can't wait!! We missed him last time he came, almost 3 years ago (I had just had the twins). We bought our tickets Saturday through a fan club pre-sale! YAHOO!! And my lucky little sister Carlie, is comin' with us.
Yeah for Jack!!
Oh, and on another musical side note there is this
Check that out ya New Kids fans!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Another Photo

I Hope They Call My Brother On A Mission

That's right, my little brother (who's not so little anymore), is going on a mission!! He recieved his call today. . .
He will be serving in the Edinburgh, Scotland.
He reports to the Preston England MTC on June 6.