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Monday, April 27, 2009

Singing with G. Grandma

We went over to my grandparents house one afternoon and my Grandma wanted to play some of Tyler's favorite primary songs on the piano (she is a beautiful piano player!!) for him so he could sing along. He was a little shy at first and just wanted to watch her play, then he would sing a few words here and there, and then she asked him if he wanted to play the piano with her and he LOVED that! Once he was up there on the piano we couldn't get him to stop singing. Thanks Grandma for a fun afternoon!!

Easter egg hunt

Saturday and Sunday we were busy doing lots of other things so we decided to save our Easter egg hunt for Mon. and went to a little park around the corner from my mom's house. Tyler enjoyed Easter last year, but this year he got SO into it and it made the weekend such a blast. I can't wait till next year when Kylee can enjoy it with him!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Easter baskets



I love doing year comparison pictures because it shows how much they change and grow up in just a year!

Easter 2007-6 weeks old




Easter 2008-13 mo.


Easter 2009-2 years


Tyler and Alena photo shoot

A week in St. George would not be complete without a photo shoot of Tyler and Alena.

Models: Alena Nelson and Tyler Bricker
Photographer: Alena Nelson
Producer: Alena Nelson
Director: Alena Nelson

Get the picture? The girl loves the camera and the boy loves her...

(Oh yea, and he's not wearing pants because he had just woken up from his nap and Alena took him straight outside to play!)

Easter dress pictures

So I finally got over my food poisoning and am almost over the cold I have (yes in the same week-UGH!) so it's back to blogging and finally finishing with all our pictures from St. George so I can move on with my life! There aren't too many of these so I decided to just post them rather than make a slideshow...

Our Easter outfits...too bad Bobby couldn't be with us! (Wow, why didn't somebody tell me to put some lipstick on? These were taken after church so that can be my excuse!)

*Why do these look so blurry, but if you click on it and make it bigger they're not?

I love when he tries really hard to give a good smile for a picture because they are SO cheesy!


Um...that's a weird kiss and yes, Kylee is pretty much falling off my lap.


Thank you Grandma for Kylee's beautiful Easter dress and sweater!


He posed all by himself for this one...


We are most definitely falling down the stairs-don't worry I only sort-of hurt my ankle trying to save my baby from falling. Alena how did you even capture this?


We took over 20 pictures of the two of them trying to get a decent Easter picture and this is THE ONLY ONE where they are both looking at the same camera and both have both eyes opened. Yea, you read that right. But it is classic Kylee-lots of spiddles (aka-spit).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nate's birthday parties!

The first group of pictures are from the small party we had for Nate at my mom's house. The second group are from the next night at Nate's Grandma Ence's house.



Thanks for letting us share your birthday Nate!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter eggs at Grandmas house!

Tyler, Kylee and I went down to St. George to celebrate Nate's (my nephew)first birthday and were lucky enough to be there for Easter as well. We had SO MUCH FUN and it made me miss them A LOT!!! Even since we've moved to Logan I've been lucky enough to still see them pretty often but only for 1 or 2 days here and there. This time we were able to stay down there for a week so we had time to just hang out and be together. Tyler and Nate get along SO well and kept each other well entertained (with a little help from Ty and Alena :)) so that my sisters and mom and I could have TONS of fun! I miss being there so much already and can't wait to see you guys in a couple more weeks for Ty's graduation!

So on to our first slideshow...which I must preface by saying my Mom is THE BEST Grandma in existence. She is so creative and had the most fun Easter stuff planned for the kids. She made the cover-ups (you'll see in the slideshow) for the kids to wear while dying eggs so they wouldn't stain their clothes and then made both Alisa and I Easter kits to take home (which were of course adorable) that had the bib that she made, an Easter tablecloth to dye eggs on and Easter egg dying kits for next year. She was so patient with them and didn't care when they dropped dyed eggs on the floor, cried because they didn't want to wear their bibs, and threw tantrums when the eggs ran out (she just went and bought more eggs so they could do it again!). Love her!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The definition of adorable...


More of this deliciousness to come...

(I -and my mom and my sisters-took over 350 pictures over the last week at my mom's house so I need to sort through them all :) )

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What we've been up to this week...



ABC...
video
...and then they just started arguing about who was first. ha ha!

And tomorrow we're off to St. George for the next week!!

Happy Birthday Nathan!

Happy Birthday Nathan-Blues Clues style...
video

My ADORABLE nephew turned ONE today! Happy Birthday sweet boy, I can't believe it was just 1 year ago that I took this picture of you all swaddled up just a couple days old.


Happy 1st Birthday Nathan!! Can't wait to see you in a couple days!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bubble Dating

My sister Amanda is taking a communications class at BYU and had to create a website which they need people to subscribe to. The number of subscribers is a large part of her grade so the more people that do it, the higher the grade. So if you would take 30 seconds and help her out she sure would appreciate it! Good luck Amanda!

Click HERE to be cool! (And no you do not have to be single and 'looking for love' to do this :) )

Friday, April 3, 2009

My goofy goofy boy!

Just me and Tyler having some fun while Kylee was taking a nap.



This isn't a great quality picture but I just think they look so alike here...


Look at those baby blues! I really hope they stay that way!


And one more just because I love that he loves to help with Kylee now-especially at bath time where it some times is not so helpful :) I love that he's got his sleeves rolled up and is concentrating so hard. This girl's going to have the cleanest belly on the block!

Kylee 3 Months

Happy 3 mo. birthday Kylee, we love you!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-in-week 4 (sort of)

Well just since I've been in the habit of weighing myself on Wed. mornings, I weighed myself this morning out of curiosity and I was pleasantly surprised!!

Last week(3/25)---------This week (4/1)
133.6-----------------------131.7

Almost 2 pounds exactly!! (and no, this is not an april fools joke) Unfortunately this isn't due to any hard work on my part. Since the end of the semester is coming around Bobby has been really busy, (guess that's what happens when you leave everything to the very end of the semeseter) getting on avg. 4 hours of sleep a night so I haven't been able to go to any early morning classes (I've been in the best mood this week too, hmmm...) and since it was the last week of the month :) there's been lots of visiting teaching and home teaching going on so I haven't gone to any evening classes either-I know lots of excuses.

So I guess there really is some truth to what you're eating affecting your weight. I've never had to (or wanted to is probably more the case) control what I eat before so I've never tried. If I want it, I eat it. Simple as that. But since Kylee's little body decided it didn't care for lactose and I've comeplety cut it out of my diet I've been losing weight. It's been 2 weeks (yesterday) since I have eaten ANY dairy foods and as much as I still crave them it's getting easier to pass them up. I even made Tyler chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast the other morning and only had green eyes of envy for a second and then gloriously devoured my 8 grain bagel-plain-with a smile on my face. As it has involuntarily been brought to my attention through the past 2 grueling weeks (okay maybe I'm being a little dramatic) I eat SO much dairy. I realized that litterally every time I opened the fridge/cupboard I ate something not very good for me. Every vegetable was covered with ranch dressing, every cracker had to have a slice of cheese, every dinner had to be complimented with a bowl of ice-cream, you get the picture. This has really made me concious of how I've been eating and I realize, although forced, I can have control over what I eat and what I do or do not put into my body. Things taste, not good, but okay without mounds of cheese and celery and peanut butter can be just as good a snack as celery and ranch and the protein boost from the peanut butter makes me feel fuller longer so my next meal isn't as huge. I guess this has kind of been a domino affect for me because as I've had to control my dairy intake it's started to affect other areas of my eating as well in that I look at what I'm about to eat and think, do I really need this? Am I even hungry right now or am I just bored? I discovered this week that the only chocolate I can't have is milk chocolate so things like oreos are okay-NOT a good discovery. Yet I'm happy to say that we've had a package of oreos in our cupboard for the past week and I haven't even eaten one yet!

I'm also happy to report that Kylee is doing SO much better. Her poopies are back to the right color and no more blood! And she's been the happiest little camper there ever was AND on a schedule!!! It's not nailed down 100%, everything can vary within a half hour time frame or so depending on when she wakes up in the morning, but for the most part she's eating and sleeping at the same times every day which makes my life TONS easier! Now that I know for sure it was the dairy causing her grief it makes it a little easier not to eat it because I can see the results (in her and me!). Yesterday for lunch Tyler and I had fish sticks, not even thinking there would be milk in them and then all evening Kylee was a beast. She would have these fits of pain where she would just hunch over and scream and they would come and go about every 5 min. I couldn't think of anything I would've eaten that would have caused it and then when I told Bobby I had fish sticks he checked the box and sure enough-milk. I'm going to have to get a lot better about reading labels and not just assume something doesn't have milk, but for the most part things are looking up!

Happy April Fools Day!!!!!!

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