Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Garrett's Senior Prom

Garrett and Morgan Flora
Clara, Sola, Matt, Kaitlyn, Garrett and Morgan

Hanging on the boxcar down by the Depot Resturant!

Love this pic!

Out in the middle of the street......so cool!

Garrett and friends had a super fun Prom weekend with a train ride to Fresno Friday Night, followed by a hike and picnic in the Sequoias Saturday morning and Prom Pics with me. (Yay, I was so happy they wanted me to do their pictures but it was a tiny bit stressful too!:) Dinner at the Depot, to the dance and home to our house to hang out for awhile. Busy, busy but super fun weekend!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

O That Girl!

Sometimes Gillian doesn't want to take pictures but most of the time anymore, this is what I get!:) Love the Diva in this girl!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Midnight Meetings

Since Gillian has been sick this week, she has been waking up in the middle of the night several times which is very unusual for her. She is such a great sleeper and always sleeps thru the night unless of course she is sick. When your kids are sick you rock them, get them juice, sing to them or bring them to your bed during the night all in the name of comfort. But all experienced mommies know that when you do this, you run the risk of getting them off that beautiful sleep schedule and pattern.....but do we care? at the time.......NO! So this is what I have been doing with Gillian for 5 or 6 nights now (i have lost track). Now she is starting to feel so much better but she is definately off her schedule. So last night she wakes up not because of a fever, not for medicine, not to go to the bathroom but because I think she is missing our middle of the night meetings. This is how I know..........Gillian, from her bed "mommy?".......Me, "I'm coming."........Gillian, when I get there........"Good, you are here!"......Me, as I pick her up, "What do you need?"......Gillian, as she snuggles into my shoulder.........."Rock me"........Me, kind of tired but I do it anyways because maybe she still isn't feeling very well......."OK". So as I start to rock her, Gillian sits straight up and looks into my face and says........."Soooooo......you wanna talk about something????" Who can resist that? So we talked and talked and talked. She finally fell asleep and I am exhausted but am grateful for a daughter who wants to talk to her mom even if she is only 3.:)

Mommy Motel

So all the kids have been sick this week. When this happens, it is a well known fact in our house that the "Mommy Motel" opens and the kids bring sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, toys, books etc. to our room and camp out! The problem this time is that "Mommy Motel" has been open way too long and it really needs to close or daddy might just lose his patience:) But sweet little Caleb keeps reminding me everyday (with a fake cough and a fake sneeze) that he really isn't better yet so he thinks "Mommy Motel" needs to stay open one more night. Of course he says and doe's all of this out of daddy's earshot.:) After 6 nights, I hope he isn't too disappointed when he gets home from school today to find all the sleeping bags and blankets put back in their correct bedrooms and the sign that says CLOSED on the door! :) I had better break it to him in the car. hahaha. At least I know one man in my house that will be happy about this! lol

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Shaver Lake January 2010

We were so lucky to get to spend a wonderful week in Shaver Lake during the holidays at a beautiful cabin. We had several friends of the kids come up to hang out, sled and play in the snow with us! Although there was very little snow, we made the most of it and enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing week!
My attempt at a family picutre.......didn't work out too well. It got a little late in the evening, we didn't all have the right clothes and some of these kiddos didn't want to cooperate very well but I think this is kind of cute:)
Crazy Dance Party! A Yentes tradition for any special occasion. lol
My kids, Morgan Flora, Stephen Henriksen and gary:), getting ready for a little sledding in our backyard........it turned into a hysterical snow-ball (snow-ice) fight. Fun times!

Upstairs on the balcony
In the spa......my kids and Stephen
Up to no good........
Gillian's first walk in snow.....she couldn't even wait to change out of her p.j.'s:)

Some of Garrett's ASB friends came up for the day. I cooked most of the day and the kids played in the snow, went on hikes and just hung out. It was a great day.

Skiing January 2010

Ski School
Carry those skis!
Griffin's first run.
Caleb's first run.
We went to Sierra Summit over vacation and taught all the kids to ski! Of course the big kids didn't think mom and dad knew much and didn't want to take lessons from us or anyone (well their friend Stephen)lol. So they went off to learn the old fashioned - somewhat difficult way while the 3 youngers took lessons. It was such a fun day! Caleb was like a bulldozer, he took a few falls because he just plays hard.......griffin is a natural, picked it up with no problem. Gillian is amazing. She was the littlest thing on the slopes that day. She didn't say much until we would ask her if she was done and she would emphatically announce that she was going back up on the magic carpet and then she would try to take off. It was so cute! We already have plans to go to Yosemite in February. The kids have all found a winter sport!

Look at this pose!
Coming down the bunny slope with her teacher Nicholas behind her! They were so cute to watch together all afternoon. She actually flirted with him while he was very enamoured with her.:)
My little pink snowman! I love this pic!
Gilly and Nick. lol
Trying to explain to the boys that they probably shouldn't go to the top of the mountain on their first day out but..............yep you guessed it.......they did it anyways!

For some reason Caleb thought he was going sledding:)

Disneyland January 2010

Another super fun trip to Disneyland. The weather was perfect, it wasn't too crowded, Caleb got to fight Darth Vader, we ate at our favorite restaurants and got to play with friends and cousins! We love our trips to the happiest place on earth!

Watson girls, Yentes boys!
Toy Story Mania......our favorite!
Peter Pan.....gillian's favorite!

Omgosh! Can you see the resemblance? hahahaha. love you Caleb!

And Caleb once again defeats Darth Vader!

Gilly loves her daddy!
Watson's and Yentes'.
Cousin Time! We love the Fosters!

Buzz Lightyear!

Miss Gillian's Ever Growing Word and Sentence List

  • "growl"
  • Baby
  • Ball
  • Book
  • cowboy
  • Dada
  • Dog dog
  • Hi there.
  • I want out
  • I want that on.
  • I want that.
  • Mama
  • me me
  • My car.
  • No, no, no, no
  • Out
  • Pants
  • pretty
  • princess
  • Rett (Garrett)
  • Rrarlee (Carlee the dog)
  • Shoes
  • Thank you
  • That
  • tiger
  • Up
  • What's that?