Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Broken Bone

Well it happened, there is no going back. Elise broke her wrist. It was at the last recess of the day and she was on the bigger kid playground at school and fell off the monkey bars. Dang you monkey bars! I have never liked monkey bars, true story. We thought maybe it was sprained, but the next morning she said it was still hurting so I took her to insta care. At the insta care the nurse who first took us back thought it was probably a sprain because of Elise's happy attitude and that she was able to move it. Jump to about 30 minutes later. Elise gets x-rays taken and in fact it's broken. The nurse actually came into our room to tell me how brave Elise was because she said most kids who come in with a broken wrist do not act anything like she did. So there you have it, we have one tough little girl! She is slowly realizing all the stuff she can't do, but so far she has been a good sport about it. Mostly we are happy that she should have her cast off right before Halloween and right around the time when the baby comes. I mean I need my helper, right?! So here are some pictures of our broken wrist adventure. Also this week I got my hair done and we attended the White Out Football Game for Utah State. We won again, which is always enjoyable. Daniel heads to Arkansas this weekend for our next game. Until next time.....

She was sad about her wrist
But then cheered up as we were getting ready to go to the Football Game because her Cousins and Uncles from Wyoming would be there.
They were really nice when she got her cast on
Elise got very excited for the glitter glue to go over her pink cast
Ta Da! 4-6 weeks here we come!
Before: It must have been a good angle because I think I look about 14 years old here and not about to have a baby. Lol
After. We cut off almost 4 inches and dyed it a little darker.
White Out Game: Cousins Kayla and Elise

Carter and his Uncle Tui and Uncle Deen
Here are some silly pics of the kids while we were waiting for Daniel to get his hair cut.
Carter had just gotten his hair cut and was super itchy from it, thus he is shirtless in these shots.
Cuties
Silly faces
Scary face
No I'm serious don't take a picture of me....

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September is here

Carter has now gone back to school. Just half day, but so far so good. He is liking making new friends. This past week we attended the first Aggie home game and I took Elise on a historic homes tour here in Logan. It was funny because I knew she would love it and when I called to find out how much tickets were for kids they said, "Kids don't usually like to come." I said well my daughter is a special girl who appreciates history. So there we were going from house to house and she was indeed the only kid on the tour. It was good fun! Except I forgot that old houses equal lots of small steep staircases. He he! That was hard for this pregnant lady. Until next time.

Our handsome boy on his first day of school
Looking very tan Mr. Carter
 They get to leave at the same time in the mornings now :)

 On his way
 Carter practicing his swing in the backyard with his clubs
 Nice shot!
 A little popsicle treat, Carter didn't want his picture taken :)
 Elise showing off all the fun things that are growing in our garden. Our first onion!
 Football practice with Poppa

Here is Elise looking so pretty in her Emmy dress as I call it
 Our first Utah State home game
 We won!
 Woo Hoo!
 Historic Homes Tour: Our first house
 Here is the same house in 1905
 This house had its own servants quarters and staircase leading up to it
These cool upstairs windows opened halfway
 This house was my favorite
The old Whittier Schoolhouse that began in 1908
My tour buddy


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back to School

This week Elise started first grade. Carter starts pre-school next week after Labor Day. I heard a photographer in an interview say that the best way to get great back to school pictures is to take them before the first day of school. I thought this was a BRILLIANT idea! You don't have to worry about rushing in the morning to get one quick snapshot. So we went over to Elise's school and took pictures all over, in the front, the side and even on the playground. It was really fun and I feel like I got some really great shots capturing her excitement to start first grade. So far school has been good. Elise is waking up easier in the mornings than I thought and she loves that she gets to eat lunch at school. Best of all even though one of her really good friends is in another class, they can still eat lunch and have recess together everyday. Oh the joys of elementary school. Until next time, enjoy some pics!








Walking to school
First day of school in her classroom
Elise and her friend Julia having a playdate 
Carter was in LOVE with this car
Just cruising around
A trip to the park
A little batgirl and batman dressing up
 Hmmmm....what to be for Halloween?
A girls frosty date with Mommy
I have been really debating whether or not I should post this. But alas, here is a belly shot. 7 weeks to go! Getting so excited for this baby girl!