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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

We headed to daddy's work for trick or treating. Lilia got a little scared of the witches but had a great time getting candy.  Lilia was Cinderella and Elayna was Papoose.  Lilia aye a lot of candy today.

Lilia 32 Months

Lilia you are 32 months old.  You are our princess.  You love to wear pretty dresses. You are a big girl now and use the potty. You wear size 2T and 3T clothes.  We have a hard time keeping shoes on you. You wear size 7 or room to grow size 8 shoes.  You love to wear your princess shoes and can even run in them. You are learning to swim and love your lessons. Mom is surviving them as well.  You express your point of view a lot and insist things go your way.  You love to talk on the phone and answer the phone.

Here are the questions we asked you.
Favorite color?  Pink (she also says purple)
Favorite movie? Cinderella
Favorite food? Popcorn (she also says pizza and avacado)
Favorite tv show? Mickey Mouse Club
Favorite book? Cinderella
Favorite teacher? Mickey (Vicki)
Favorite song? I'm so glad when daddy comes home (popcorn popping, twinkle, twinkle)

You ask us if we love you and we say yes! Then we ask you and you say you love us.  You also love hugs and kisses.
We love you Lilia!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ramen Noodles

We had a simple lunch....ramen noodles.  Elayna you had a lot of fun eating. You did get some into your mouth.  We enjoyed watching you eat.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Trunk or Treat at church

We headed to the church for chilling and hot dogs. Lilia is tired so not the happiest Cinderella. She loves her dress and crown. Elayna was the happiest. She was our little Indian baby.  We ate and then headed home. Yep, we did not stay for the games or candy.

Susan G Komen 5K Walk

This morning we were up early and spent the morning in great company. We got to park close because Asher was our survivor.   There was a lot of pink.  We had a great walk and Lilia walked/ran one mile. Grandma wore her pink scarf that her mother made for her. We got home just after noon tired but had a great time.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lilia's Christmas Wish List

When she got the mail recently, Lilia found the toy catalogs. She has looked at them a lot and told me everything she wants.  It makes me smile. She will be disappointed because we will not be getting most of the items. She knows what she wants. I hope to buy some Halloween costumes for a dress up box after Halloween for a Christmas present.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Little Mommy

Lilia loves her baby dolls. She puts them to bed, butler and feeds them. She said her baby was heavy. I think she was tired of holding the baby. I got one of my baby holders and helped Lilia put her baby doll in the holder. She loved it. This is the holder my mom made and she used to carry me when I was a baby.

When we went to the library on Monday Lilia insisted her baby come. I ended up holding the doll. When we left I stuffed the doll in my library bag but the doll was still visable. A nice older lady stopped to see if I needed help (Lilia was going wild pulling brochures off shelf and Elayna was in my arms). She mentioned that she thought the baby doll was real from a distance and was worried about me. I am sure I was a site!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


We love brownies at our house. Lilia helps me pour the ingredients into the bowl.  She loves to stir and mix.  I think her favorite thing to do is lick the bowl. I love my helper!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside

We are all dressed and bundled up to go shopping.  Lilia insists on wearing dresses lately. Elayna is not sure about the hat and shoes. They would not sit still for picture. Action is what we got.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

First Swim Lesson for Lilia

We decided to try swim lessons for Lilia. She loves the water and is not afraid to go under the water or jump into the water. She is fearless. She has been this way since a baby.
This picture is of her before we into the building. She is very excited to swim.

For these first lessons I have to be in the water with her.  A friend is watching Elayna while we swim.  Lilia did a great job. She helped demonstrate things for the teacher. We count to 3 for everything that involves holding her breath. She jumps into the water, going under. Holds on to the side and climbs out. Submerging her and kicking her feet. We will be working on floating. She gets worried but did relax when she knew I had her. I need to buy warmer suit for her (body suit).

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ice Pops

We showed Elayna what ice pops were today. She loved them. Lilia even shared her ice pop. They are not the healthiest but are a fun treat. They love being together.  Lilia is a great big sister and shares and makes sure Elayna does not get into things.  Elayna is a great little sister because she loves to be around Lilia and smiles and laughs with Lilia.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Running Water......Tub Time

Elayna loves the bath. She hears the water and she moves fast! She loves to play in the tub and all the toys. I gave her a bath by herself and she was not happy.  She missed her sister Lilia.  It was interesting because she noticed that Lilia was gone. When she saw Lilia she gave us a huge smile. They love each other!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


We got tickets to go to the circus from a friend. This was our first trip to a circus. Lilia got scared of the clowns before we even got inside.  Daddy held onto her and she was fine. We got a few treats, popcorn and a snow cone. They both loved eating the snow cone and mommy got really sticky.  We got to see the tigers,elephant, acrobats, and a cute doggie. We did not get to see the whole show, we were all tired. We had a great time and next time we can stay longer.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Visiting Daddy at Work

We love daddy very much and are so thankful that he works so hard for us.

Reading her B of M

Lilia has her own Book of Mormon and she loves to pretend to read from it. She also sings very loudly while holding her book.  I hope she learns to love the Book of Mormon as she learns and grows. Lilia you are an example to us your parents. We love you.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ten Years......

Ten years ago our lives were changed forever.  Asher had a small lump under his right collar bone. With help from a friend he got an apointment to see a doctor(when we called January was the earliest they could see a new patient). They took X-rays and then he saw the doctor. Asher was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.  His right lung was  collapsed by the tumor. He went through chemotherapy and radiation.  
To say it was a hard time in our lives is an understatement.  I kept thinking I would wake up and it was a bad dream.  It is hard to watch some one you love suffer and in pain. I could only stand by him and try to comfort him. I also had to realize that I could lose him for a time.  I know he is living on borrowed time.  In Sunday school we have been talking about perspective and how the scriptures remind us of who we are--children of God.  We will all return home and leave this life. I think we are all living on borrowed time. Live the best you can every day and enjoy what matters most.  I am thankful for the eternal perspective I have and the borrowed time I have with Asher. We have been blessed with a family and they are our joy and what matters most.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Laughing and a Ball

Elayna was laughing a lot because of this ball. Very big smiles which I hope will lead to yawns soon. Elayna needs a nap.  Laughing is always better than crying.  

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lilia in Pig Tails and the Mirror

I have not gotten Lilia to hold still to fix her hair in a while. I think she will let me now.  I tell her we are doing princess hair. Yesterday I did a side braid in her hair for church. No picture. She looks in the mirror to see her pretty hair.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Eating Peas

Elayna got her first peas that were not mashed tonight. She loved picking them up and got most of them in her mouth. She made some great faces.