Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Sunday

Ash bought me a new Christmas tie for the season. It was covered with Christmas trees and had a singing button. Liv was fascinated by Daddy's tie, so I took off the "press here" sticker and gave it to her. She was actually more interested in eating the tie than pushing the music button. I think she may be more interested next Christmas.

Smile for your Rectal Exam

Poor little Olivia, she has been sick lately with a cold. It is hard to see her so sick and really not be able to do much for her. Her nose is constantly runny and she has a bad cough. Yet, even when you can tell she is feeling horrible, she tries to be smiley. She is a good sport. Well momma, has to be monitoring Liv's temperature, and says the best way to take it is rectally. I tell her to quit torturing the poor girl. Maybe it's me, but it sounds unpleasant. I snapped this picture when Mom was about to take her temperature; Liv sure seemed pretty happy for what was taking place. Look at mean old Momma just laughing before the procedure. I had to laugh when one of the times when Ash was taking her temperature Liv shot the thermometer back out. That's my girl.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Here Comes Santa Claus

Yesterday, Dec 17th, we had our Missoula 4th ward Christmas party. The food and company were both great. We also had an eventful Christmas program. The planners had invited all of the children to wear pajamas because the polar express would be delivering Santa! We were just excited to see what Olivia would think of the man in red and white. Let's see what happened...

Liv was almost the last in line to tell him what she wanted for Christmas. Momma placed her on his lap. "Hey Mom what's going on here, who is this guy?"

I think this reindeer may have been a bit scared of ole Santa Claus. I don't think she even lasted long enough to tell him what she wanted for Christmas. I was laughing as I was snapping the pictures, and Mom rushed to her rescue shortly after. She didn't like Santa, but she did like chewing on the Christmas bell he gave her.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

6 Months Old Photos

Six months old. I can't believe how time has flown by. When I look back on her newborn photos she seems like a different baby.
The other day I was cleaning her room and Liv was being super cute so I decided we needed to do a photo shoot. And here it is. Enjoy.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Gift for Mommy

I only had a little work today to get ready to do my Idaho jobs tomorrow, so we decided to get some Christmas shopping done today. Of course the doodle monster was especially cute drawing lots of comments and stares from people at the stores. Little did she know that Mommy and Daddy were shopping for her. We would hand the toy to her to see if she liked it, and she would grab the toy for a second and suck on the packaging. I did have Olivia by myself for part of the day so Ashley could do her visiting teaching. Ashley accidentally took the diaper bag leaving me with a ticking time bomb. I was sure hoping that she didn't decide to drop a big deuce with Dad at Walmart. I bought a new pack of diapers just in case, but I still didn't have any wipes. We caught up with Mom at home so Liv could get a nap before we went shopping again. During lunch I snuck a stick of a Kit Kat to Olivia. Oh she was a happy... messy baby.

I was buying some gifts online later today. Ashley and Olivia were playing in the front room while I was finishing up. Ash was holding Olivia above her while she laid on the floor. Ashley was making noises like Olivia was grabbing her lips, but she sounded different. I laughed when I found that Liv had spit up all over Mom's face including in her mouth, yucky! Instead of grabbing the baby to help Mom, I did what any good husband and dad would do, and grabbed the camera.

Christmas Thief!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Have a Merry Doodle Christmas

Christmas Elf

Mom came home the other day from shopping only to find out that she had been served by a Christmas elf. That's right; the Christmas elf did the dishes. She looks quite guilty.

"Mom was just happy the note didn't read, "Christmas elf soiled her diaper for you".

Oh Christmas Tree!

The Jacobs were nice enough to get us a permit for a Christmas tree this year, so "we loaded up the ole dodge diesel and went tree huntin". Unfortunately we couldn't go on a weekend because I had to work, but we decided to try to beat the darkness Wednesday night, Dec 2nd. As you can see in the pictures, we didn't quite beat the dark. It gets dark here so early , and Briant got off of work around 4:30. We loaded up the two babies and drove up Miller Creek which is just south of Missoula on the East side of the river. We had to drive about 10 miles up the draw to reach national forest, but right when we passed through the fence, there was a huge Christmas tree patch. This was right about when a big cold weather spell started; It was probably only in the teens. I didn't know if Olivia would really like it because of the cold, but she was super excited and smiley. She was probably better in the cold than Momma. Let's just say by the time we found the right one, we all had Rudolf noses.

We put our tree trophy's in the back of the Dodge and drove to the Jacob's apartment. They made some soup for us for dinner.

What a Cute Doodle!

Look, one of those bears has her belly hanging out. It must be a pretty well fed bear.

Liv got this sweet ride from Grandma and Grandpa Hanni. She loves to get pushed around the apartment while she pushes the horn.

Helping Mom do the laundry.

Happy to be eating Mom's chapstick

She has now learned that she likes to pull off her bows and chew on them.