Friday, November 21, 2008

New room and bed

This all started when Katelyn didn't want to go to bed at night. Over a span of a week it got worse and worse. She finally said that she didn't like her bed and that she wanted a new one. We tried to ask her what the problem was with her current bed but really couldn't get a straight answer. We were going to get her a big bed but not for at least six months. So that maddie could have the toddler bed and then we would get her a big girl bed. Well one night Katelyn came into our room crying and carrying on, refusing to go back to bed in her room. The next morning the search for a new bed was started. I search on classifieds and found this adorable bed 5 minutes from our house and set up a time to go and look at it and bring it home. Katelyn could not contain her excitement all day. Every so often she would ask if it was time to go get her new bed. We went and picked up the bed, tied it to the roof and brought it home. And I only paid $125.00 for bed and the mattress !! And the mattress was brand new - still with the tags. Grandpa put it together for us(thank you again). We borrowed some sheets and then Katelyn went to bed early with no fuss. We have had no problems since then. The next morning i ordered her comforter, room accesories that I had already picked out a while ago. Here are some of the pictures of her room. So all together we have a new room, new bed, and a new big, big girl. I just can't believe that she is old enough to sleep in a big bed! Oh dear. What is next.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Halloween night

Since Thanksgiving is coming up I had better post some Halloween pictures. The girls were so cute in their costumes. This year Katelyn knew exactly what trick or treating was all about and was so excited to hit the streets. We had chili and scones for dinner and then costumes. Then we went out in the neighborhood for some trick or treating. Maddie got the hang of it and would try to keep up with katelyn as they ran from house to house. Then we went to Grandma Merrell's house.

Monday, November 10, 2008

BOO at the ZOO

I wanted to take the girls to the " Boo at the Zoo" event at Hogle Zoo. So we got Grandma Merrell up a little early (for her- thanks Grandma) and drove up to the Zoo. It was so packed with goblins, cute penguins, and of course the cutest super girl I have ever seen That I had to stalk someone in the parking lot to get a parking spot. We made it in the doors and went on our way. Finding places to get candy(Maddie's favorite part) and checking out the animals. The weather was wonderful. The had 25 different places to trick or treat at. We got some great treats, chocolate milk, free kids meals to chick filla and much more. By the fourth place Maddie knew exactly what to do. Go up to the ladies with the candy and put up her pumpkin and magically candy was placed into the bottom. Maddie was in heaven. They had it all decorated for halloween. The even had some big corn stocks, or whatever it was, the girls went into the corn field and had so much fun playing peek a boo with mommy and grandma. Katelyn's favorite part was the band. Yes, they had a bunch of guys singing kids songs. We did the hocky pocky and she danced and danced. They also had a professional
photographer taking pictures. I got some of the girls and they are sure cute. I can share them when i get them in the mail. When we first went up to get pictures done, Katelyn didn't want to get hers done. We begged, pleaded, nothing would work. She kept saying later mommy. So we went off to see the giraffes and the tiger. And then she announced that she was ready to get her picture taken. We promptly went down and got her picture taken. And she was so cute posing like a super girl. By that time we had to go so off we went back to the car. I would definately do it next year and I would tell everyone to go. It was so much fun.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Go Utes !!!!

I has been a

tradition since before the kids were here to go to the Utes football games. This year was no different. About three weeks ago we took the girls to the Ute/Colorado State game. The weather was perfect and the girls were well behaved. Grandpa Niebuhr also came with us. (Even though he is a true BYU fan). He was so nice to Katelyn and let her use his binoculars. Maddie loved to clap and cheer for our team. We even got her to kind of say GO UTES !! It was so cute. The Utes are currently undefeated this year and we plan to keep it that way. Bet you didn't know that I was a huge sports fan did you !! Well I am. I love most sports and watch way more than Patrick does. Well two more games to go and then hopefully off the a BSC bowl. Go UTES, GO UTES !!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bun in the oven ?

Mommy told the girls that there was a bun in the oven. They were confused at first but i told them to look. Katelyn said I don't see anything so we opened it up but still nothing. So if you haven't guessed by now, yes mommy is pregnant !! Surprise !! Wow is all i can say. It has been a big shocker to us all but we are so thrilled to be adding another little one to the family. That is why i have been slacking on the blogging lately. I am seriously sick all day and all night !! But I promise to get caught up soon. Keep in touch, you never know what will happen next !! That is all for now. Take care everyone.