Thursday, December 31, 2009

'Tis the Season

Getting ready for Christmas......

Leta loves the lights

Wheres the pup?

The finished product...

Learning to make Sugar cookies...

Leta was so much fun this year. My parents got her some small gifts to open for the Twelve days of Christmas so by the time Christmas rolled around she was an expert present opener.
Christmas Eve Jayme's parents took us to the Chipmunks the Squeekual ( cute movie, but not as good as the first one) and like the Princess and the Frog movie Leta enjoyed the singing and dancing. Afterwards we went to Denny's ( We where celebrating Jayme's Birthday a day late). So by the time we got home Leta was asleep in her car seat, but luckily she woke up when we brought her inside so I had her open her special Christmas Eve present ( Pj's of course). Then it was time to read the Christmas Story out of the Bible and The Night Before Christmas Story, it was fun to pass on family traditions.

Christmas morning was equally fun. Only problem was I gave Leta her stocking to inspect while daddy woke up so when it came time to open presents it took some coaxing to get the stocking away from her. And of course she wanted to open mommy and daddies present first so then she was to excited to open anymore( we got her a cell phone put out by Parents, Awesome toy!!). But before long she had them opened and was happy with all of it.

Jayme and I opted not to get presents for each other this year since we had and elk butchered and car repairs to pay for. But the parents got us some awesome presents. Jaymes mom got me a cake pan with a lid, which I have been wanting for years, and it was even personalized! And some much needed Tupperware. My mom got me some new PJ's and some super cute slippers and some scrap booking stuff. Jayme also got some PJ's and slippers and from his folks a solar powered/ crank powered emergency radio. Leta of course was spoiled by everyone. She got a super cute Ladybug tent/tunnel from Grandma and Grandpa Allen. And From my Mom she got a shopping cart with groceries and a play milk carton that you put cookies into and when you drop them out it moos.

We tried to deliver cookies to everyone we where close to but money and time ran out. This year we where super blessed with goodies from friends we received everything from goodie plates and jams of all varieties to a blanket! Thanks to all our awesome friends.

All in all it was a great Christmas Season, but I am glad for downtime and normal life to resume.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Over The HIll to Grandmas house!

Okay so I am playing catch up ...The first part of the month we decided to Go to my Parents in Idaho for a few days, a late Thanksgiving early Christmas visit.
We always enjoy ourselves and get spoiled with trips to the movies and out to eat (When your on a tight budget these our treats [: )
Leta loves her Grandparents and Aunt Katie, and all of the fun animals around there place.

Leta is continuing to amaze me everyday! She can reach all the drawers now in my kitchen and bathrooms so instead of just having disarray to my cupboards its my drawers as well.
She is trying to cut a molar so our nights have been a bit on the horrendous side, but during the day she is usually my little sunshine still.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A good laugh for all :0

Three Wise Women

You do know what would have happened if it had been three wise WOMEN instead of three wise men, don't you?

They would have asked for directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought practical gifts.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Elias Patrick Ellsworth

Such a cutie

One happy mommy

The proud Daddy

The two big brothers

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's a bouncing baby boy!!

My Big brother welcomed his third son into the world yesterday morning at 6:52. He is a healthy 7 pounds 5 ounces, 19 inches long.
They named him Elias Patrick and is a cutie!!
Congrats to there little family.
( I will post pics when we get home)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Christmas Reminder...

Santa Clause came to town!

The first meeting with Santa was unexpected and she was unsure of what to think, but by the second picture (which was planned) she had determined that Good o'le St. Nick was a man to fear and now has a deep rooted fear of the man in Red.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

FoR TiMe aNd aLL EteRnItY!

Manti Temple

Us leaving the Temple

Night + Blizzard = No Good pictures in front of the Temple

3 Yrs Ago I married my Prince Charming and Two Yrs ago Yesterday he became mine for Eternity, Love ya babe

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

One Healthy Little Girl

Today was Leta's 15 month Check up. I was a bit uncomfortable with the fact that unknown to me we would be seeing a Dr. that I was not familiar with. But despite that it was a great visit and Leta is growing perfectly. Down side was she had to get shots. I was and am nervous for the chicken pox and H1N1 shots. Chicken pox seems like a normal childhood disease to me like a cold yet if I can prevent her any pain or discomfort later on I will! And I have been repeatedly told how dangerous H1N1 can be for a little one and the high respiratory risk it holds so I pray I made the right decision for her. She was brave through the first shot and was more interested in prying of the strange orange thing off her leg, but she let out a howl on her last two. Luckily the tears only lasted a few seconds. I am not sure how she will do with these ones being two of them are in her arms which she has never had before.
Another hurdle she is going through is mommy finally got brave and pulled her bottle once and for all. So far she is a trooper and taking it in stride. Now if only the Binky could be this easy, oh well we will save that challenge for next month.

Today is also our 2 yr. Temple Anniversary. More on that tomorrow its bedtime.. nightie night everyone.