Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dhylan turns One!

On Sunday our sweet baby girl turned one!
We can't believe how fast this year flown by!
We love you Dhylan.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Sister!
Nicole is the most wonderful sister in the whole world. I am so lucky to have her in my life. I could never express how truly grateful I am to have her in my life. She is my best friend. Thank you Nicole for being such a great sister, friend, Aunt, Mother, and so much more.
I am so sad that we can't be together on this day. Know that I am thinking about you, Love you and can't wait to see you in a week!
Happy 27th Birthday!
Love you,
Nat

Thursday, April 2, 2009

We do EXIST!

Hello, hello are you out there? This just seems to be the last thing on my list to do or even wants. :) I really enjoy it once I sit down, but getting me here in front of this computer is the trial.


Anyway, I don't even know where to begin so I will start with the most recent. The girls and I just returned home from a great week in Utah with the family. It is so great to be able to travel with my girls, though challenging. Also, to see my adorable nephews. These babies are so fun to watch grow. The personalities are so different and each make me laugh just watching what they do. Though it is always great to come home.
The trip was planned around a photo shoot of the babies. Six month shots, seven for Dhylan. We all take our babies to this photographer in Utah. She is amazing. However this photo shoot was much more challenging then expected.

This is how I imagined it going...



This is how it actually went...

My sweet little "Angel Baby" was not such an angel this day. Well actually the first picture was taken a few days later because she was so rotten and Skye was so gracious as to let us come back before we headed home. Thanks to that we got some great solo shots. I wish I was lucky enough to have pics. like these for all my girls when they were babies.
We really didn't even get to get good photo of all of my kids together, we were lucky to get what we did. Oh well, maybe later huh Lis? :)
Thanks to Nat for getting me lined up with the photographer and always making sure I make the time for making these memories.
Well we are home now and back to "normal" life. Kendahl and Payton are doing great at dance. It is definitely one of the highlights of my week to watch them learn and achieve the goals that are set. Payton finally is getting "hop-step" or skipping. SOOO HARD to learn for my little 3 yr. old. However, she can not only write her name, but everyone in the family, (with verbal help from mom). It amazes me how much they learn from just observing their surroundings.
Kendahl is almost graduated from Pre-School and preparing for kindergarten. I have to put on that brave face for her, though I am scared to death.
We also recently put our home on the market. I know what the HELL are we thinking? I would like to get into a different house before K starts kindergarten so we will see what happens. So to all of you, if you know anyone send them our way. Thanks! That is about it. Work is crazy busy for Bradon and the rest just falls where it may. Raising a family, work, trying to find time for relaxing or just sitting on our butts doing nothing. Tiring as it may seem I love it all.
Well that is all I have time for now. Sorry to cut it short, family is home and baby is waking up. Love ya...Late! Enjoy the pics.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Letters to Santa

This year it was so much fun for Kendahl and Payton to get ready for Christmas. They were very prepared to let Santa know what they wanted. They also wrote him letters and delivered them to the great big Santa's Mailbox. However the naughty Payton showed up to deliver her letter. Ha! It was still a great memory.




Sweet Dhyly!


I just had to post a couple of these pictures. She is just so darn cute! People probably think I forgot about my other kids but they just don't hold still long enough, nor do they let me play dress up with them as my models. :)

Look how chubby!




Happy Baby



A Wonderful Thanksgiving!



Well Thanksgiving was great. We had my family here and celebrated Thanksgiving at our house. It was quite an adventure trying to find a spot for everyone to sleep, but it was so worth the crowded rooms I hope. Waking up to the three babies together was so much fun. We would get up and lay them all by each other. It was great to see these sweet babies together.


Kendahl and Payton also enjoyed Thanksgiving. They are my little cooks. Thanks to Papa they now have these cute aprons and hats. They just had to wear them and be the "Big Helpers" in the kitchen with the Thanksgiving feast.



Thanks to my family for coming to my home. Family makes our holidays perfect, you certainly did ours. We love you.

Monday, November 10, 2008

3 Months Old!










Dhylan is 3 months old. Boy does time fly. I swear with each child time goes by twice as fast. It overwhelms me to think that is getting so big.
I am an emotional wreck pretty much every day. I was telling my sister-in-law that I think my sister and I have swapped personalities. She used to be the more emotional one, cry over everything. Now that's all I do is cry. Tears of joy mostly.
Anyway, Dhylan is the cutest little girl and makes me smile everyday. Brady complains that she is way too spoiled. Even more than her big sisters. He tells me all the time, " Nicole, she needs to cry it's good for her to know how." I just can't bare it.
Dhylan is so fun to watch, she makes the cutest faces and I love to see her smile.

At 3 Months Dhylan:
Smiles, she smiles all the time. The best smiles come right after she wakes up. She just looks at me and smiles. Almost like saying, "I love you mommy".
She still sleeps a lot. Usually 5 hrs. at night and two long naps during the day, and one right after dinner.
She loves to snuggle and bury her head into my arm or under a blanket.
She loves to sit in her vibrating chair and bounce.
She is starting to play with her toy gym that stands over her. She hits the toys with her hands and can enjoy doing so for long periods of time.
She coos all the time. I love it. She puts so much effort into each one. When Kendahl or Payton hear her they always yell for me to let me know Dhylan is talking.
She loves to stand.
Loves her silky.
Really loves to eat her hands. One night she would suck on her hands and then lose them and then start screaming. I would then grab her hands and stick them back in her mouth and she would stop. It was hilarious.
She loves the camera. The moment she spots it she can't take her eyes off of it!
She loves the swing and takes most of her naps there.
She also loves being swaddled, the bath, falling asleep... anywhere, listening to her sisters talk or sing to her, to eat, daddy, and of course mommy.
There are very few things she doesn't like. Once she is ready to be held she lets you know and when she is tired she wants to go to sleep.
She truly is the best baby and if they were all like this (and if I had the means) I would have a whole lot of kids!!!
I thank Heavenly Father everyday for blessing me with my babies.
Happy Birthday Dhylan with many more to come.

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Future Stars...

These two little sweeties sing all the time. My family can attest for that. Payton was singing to Dhylan and of course Kendahl wanted to do it too once I had the camera out. She is such a show off for the camera. I just had to share it so the first is both and then just Payton cause with Kendahl she kind of drowns out. :)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tag

Sweetheart Tag!!
The rules are posted at the beginning. Each person answers questions about their sweethearts. At the end of the post the person then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they are tagged!!

WHAT IS YOUR HUSBAND'S NAME? Bradon Kerry Howell
HOW LONG HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN MARRIED? 6 yrs.
HOW LONG DID YOU DATE? Almost 4 yrs., for the record I would say we are still dating even though we are married!
HOW OLD IS HE? He will be 27 in January.
WHO IS TALLER? He is!
WHO CAN SING BEST? He can. I have a terrible voice!!
WHO IS SMARTER? Definitely HIM!
WHO DOES LAUNDRY? Me of course!
WHO PAYS BILLS? Again, ME!
WHO SLEEPS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED? If you are looking at the bed, I do!
WHO MOWS THE LAWN? Brady, I tried when I was prego and that didn't go so well. I made it around our huge backyard maybe 3 times and gave up. Given it wasn't a self propelled mower.
WHO COOKS DINNER? I would say this is a 60/40. 60% of the time I do. 40% of the time he does.
WHO'S THE FIRST TO ADMIT THEY ARE WRONG? Probably me.
WHO KISSED WHO FIRST? This is a tough one. We kissed a lot before we were actually dating. When we were officially dating he did. It was our 1st official date (yup I kiss on the first date) and he asked me if he could before doing so. What a gentleman!
WHO WEARS THE PANTS? Me for sure!

I tagged Natalie, Lisa, Brooke, Brandi, Blakely, and Leah

Halloween Fun

Well if you can't guess Kendahl was Wonder Woman and Payton was Batgirl or sometimes Batman. She couldn't make up her mind. She is a hoot!
Dhylan just wore a pumpkin shirt and a tigger sweat suit. Me being a crazy, busy mom didn't get a good pic. of that. Oh well!
Kendahl also was able to dress-up for school. Look how cute all these kids are.
It was the first Halloween we actually knocked doors.
It was a lot of fun and a nice Halloween for Idaho. We were lucky this year, NO SNOW.

Halloween Party

Beautiful Sky


Bradon took this picture Halloween morning. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful world to live in. Just wanted to share!

Paper Mache

Well I tried to be a creative mom so here it is. Nana, Kendahl, Payton, and I created a spider for Halloween. It actually turned out pretty good. It was a lot of fun, but the girls got bored very quickly and that left Nana and I to finish.




They did however love the painting process and gluing on the face. I hope I can keep my promise to myself and continue to do more things like this with my kids.
It was fun and a great bonding moment.