Thursday, December 11, 2008

Emma is 5!!!!!

Of course we had a horse! Emma is totally in love with horses and so I got this horse to come and it was wearing a tu-tu! She thought it was so cool that she rode Maisy-May Cupcake (the horse) 4 times! Some of the kids liked the horse, some didn't. All in all it was a fun day and I am glad Emma is happy that's what we really care about. Happy 5th Birthday Emmy!!!

This is Emma when we took her out to dinner- what a goofy kid!


The Petersen side of our family went on a way fun trip to Disneyland for Thanksgiving. It ended up being 24 people total! It was crazy fun! We had these great hotel rooms that were suites with kitchens in them and we shared with the cousins. The kids all loved to run crazy all over the elevators and all the rooms (it totally drove poor Grandpa crazy, he was being the responsible adult and didn't want the kids to get taken). My favorite memory was seeing the cousins all playing together, and you could just feel how much they missed each other and how much love they have for each other. To me that was better than any ride or treat Disneyland could offer. We had matching t-shirts made for us to wear there and it was fun to see all the white shirts, people must have thought we didn't know what birth control was or something with all these kids! At Disneyland Emma and Taylor ran opposite directions the entire time so we were always having to chase after them. Chase was a real trooper and really loved the Pirates of the Caribbean ride the best. Chad was right at home and took the liberty of escorting the teenagers to all the fun rides. Emma would get scared at the beginning of rides and then after it was over she would beg to go again! Taylor really liked the merry-go-round and the mickey mouse shaped suckers. Grandpa Pete was so sweet to Demi and let her hang on him all night the last day we were there, she loved it! Taylor was Grandma's shadow there and followed her everywhere, although she really liked her uncle Tagg and keeps asking where he is. We had such a fun time seeing everyone together- it just wasn't long enough and it never really is!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Friends at the Park

I have really been trying to get out with the kids and do fun things. On this day, my friends called and invited us and I thought it would be way fun for Taylor because Emma was at school. I was right she loved it! She didn't want to leave, and neither did I.

Alissa and Kennedy

Kilee and Taylie Maylie

Funny Chad!

-Chad gets jealous when I don't pay complete attention to him so he wrote this- I guess I will post the Disneyland pics later- ;)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Chase- the Baby Model

Chad, Me, and Chase went and had these neat pictures taken, and Robyn they are AWESOME! These captivate what an amazingly perfect and sweet baby Chase is! I just love these pics because.... In pictures babies stay babies forever!

Tender Lovin'

All of our Kids!

My Cuddle Bear

Watch out Dad!.... Mom has a new man in her life!

Mommy's little Angel

Our Precious Little Boy

Sleepy "Bubee"

I love this picture he looks especially sweet and innocent! What a special gift from Heaven!

A new Kitty

We have now had like 4 cats since we have been married and sadly we had 2 in the past 6 months, but they ended up being dinner to the coyotes in the backyard! I guess we shouldn't have put a collar with a bell on them it was basically a dinner bell for the coyotes! I can tell this time "Smokee" will be different! I can see her staying around for at least 2 weeks! j/k..... Emma was so excited when we saw her I just couldn't say no, so here we go again with the cat thing! Wish us luck :)

Rarrrr.... My name is Smokee! Watch out or I will attack you with my itty bitty kitty paws!

Taylie really loves to play with Smokee, if only she could keep up with her- she is quick!

Emma loves cameras and was taking this pic. She had as posed making super silly faces!

Tay is being real careful and is giving SOFT pets! Good job girlie!

Emma on the other hand, could possibly choke her to death. She really does love her to death!

Now she is being softer, what a sweet fluff ball!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Greece Was AWESOME

This April I got to go on another girls trip! We chose to go to Greece and tour the islands and my family said "don't get pregnant this time!" Well guess what, the week after the trip was finalized..... I found out I was pregnant! So I had to deal with being 3 months prego on this trip!- But it was so much fun I wouldn't miss out on these trips ever (pregnant or not)!

This was the fancy dinner night-ooh la la! But only me and Linda went because Robyn lost her wedding ring and Ericka stayed to console her- I guess we just wanted to PARTY! So we got dolled up and off we went!

On this night everyone had to wear Blue and White for Greece!
(but we wore it for BYU!)

We had to hurry and take this pic. because there were BEES after us!!

This was taken at the ancient abodes in Ephesus (my favorite part of the trip) where the Apostle Paul used the potty!

This was the first island we visited after leaving Athens its called Mycanos. Also, right before we took this picture we had an appetizer of 4 JUMBO shrimp, but turns out they were totally disgusting so the stray cat there got a meal worth 100 euros! (he was a cute kitty- he deserved it!)

K this was a totally funny moment because the person taking this picture was a guy with a group of Chinese tourists that were in love with us "white ladies". He first wanted a picture with me and then he saw that there were more girls with me and so Ericka had to take a picture with him. Then some of his friends wanted pictures too, it was like we were celebrities. Robyn was laughing at us too and she took pictures of us with these guys. Hello the whole reason for the pictures was supposed to be this magnificent ancient structure, the Acropolis (which means the highest point of the city)!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Our New Family!

"Grandma-Great" had to go back to SLC today and so we went and visited her before she left. We took a bunch of pictures together and realized that we haven't taken a picture of our family with new little bro. in it. Pictures are hard to get right, Taylor had candy she was chewing in this pic. and Emma wouldn't put her jacket on, but hey they were smiling that's all I can ask for from 2 toddlers! This isn't the best one by any means but it is a start!

My handsome little man

Chase is getting so big he already weighs 6 lbs. He has the cutest dimples and is such a happy baby. He smiles all the time, it's never hard to catch him. We love our little guy!

A Horse Halloween!

Emma wanted to be a unicorn for Halloween and knowing how much Tay loves her sister, it only made sense that she wanted to be a horse too! Holidays are getting so much more fun the older they get! We went trick-or-treating on Painted Hills and scored some huge candy bars! We were only out for like an hour and the girls got their bags FULL of candy, I guess that's where I step in and help with the awful task of eating the candy! te he he he (that's my evil witch cackle, because that's what I was for Halloween, it was only fitting:)!

The Pumpkin Patch

For Emma's preschool, they had a Field trip to the Stahli's pumpkin patch. Chase was only a few days old so Chad took the girls and they had a blast. There were horses and a corn slide a fun train ride and a hay ride!

All Our Kids!

The sisters sure love their little bro. Tay is so funny she said to us "oh my goth, he ith tho cute! I juth lub baby Chathe!" We are so happy to finally have Chase here!

The Whole Petersen Family...well most of them

It's not that often that G-ma & G-pa Petersen come to visit from Mesquite so we had to take this photo opp. It was a really fun day, we had a yummy french toast and cantaloupe breakfast. The kids all played together while us adults caught up on our many life adventures!

Hunting in Argentina

I am not sure if I hated it more that Chad was gone for 5 days or that I didn't go with! I guess that's not fair because I was just gone for 2 weeks in Greece without him 2 months before this trip. It was really good for him to have some fun "male bonding" time as father and son. They shot about 150 Geese/day! He seemed to really enjoy himself and I just love to see Chad happy!

The Fourth of July

Our family is more a fan of the small town atmosphere when it comes to holiday celebrations like Independence Day. That's why this year we chose to go to Challis, Idaho (A.K.A. the Ranch) with Jon and the kids and g-ma & g-pa pete. The kids just loved it! It was so relaxing and fun to be so up close to all the action! Okay, okay it's really because we have been dying to use our huge stash of illegal fireworks, but hey it made for a kick-butt show!