Friday, November 30, 2007


Aleece loves to play make believe, as everyone who knows her is aware. She has a phenomonal imagination. Well, today I caught her playing make believe bi-lingually. Yep, that's right, she was pretending in both English and Spanish, and was using the terms correctly. I mean I have never studied Spanish, silly me took Latin in high school, but I have seen Dora and Diego enough to know the basics. What's great is that she was playing with Madelaine, and kept using the words vamanos and delicioso and Lainey seemed to understand each of the commands given. For those of you that aren't proficient in Spanish that translates to let's go and delicious, respectively. Leecy T would say vamanos, and Lainey would follow. This was really pretty amusing to watch. I'm so grateful for such smart little girls! What would I do without them? I sure wouldn't laugh nearly as much as I do now!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

The Thanksgiving feast!
We actually got us all around one table!
The girls!
Sweet Leecy T and Sully dog.
Little Lainey bug--happy as always!

Here are the Thanksgiving pictures I promised! We had such a great time, and wish our visit could have been longer!

Monday, November 26, 2007


Okay, this is too funny. I copied it from the Mauri's site and couldn't resist posting it on here. It adds a little holiday cheer, don't you think? :)

And if you are not feeling that holiday cheeriness, maybe this next site would be more suited for you! It's equally as amusing!


Thanksgiving was so much fun this year! It was nice to be with our family, and to create some very fond memories. Here are some of the highlights.....

-Amazing food! Grampy never can make too much stuffing!
-Fantastic company!
-Games....Balderdash is always a good time. How can you not laugh when you are playing that! And Apples to Apples...need I say more?
-Nice long visits and being able to catch up and reminisce.

We all have so much to be grateful for and family is always number one! Thanks to everyone for all of the good times! We love you all! Pictures will follow shortly! :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Navigation system

Aleece has become quite fascinated with the navigation system in our car. It is really quite amusing. The woman's voice will come on and announce where we are supposed to go and Aleece will repeat it verbatim. Ie "Mom, the lady said to stay to the left and follow the signs for 40 East." Occasionally she will ask if we should go where the lady says. Ie "Mom, should we really go that way?", like the voice is completely untrustworthy. It makes me laugh every time. She's just way to smart for her own good! :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Things that make me smile...

Aleece and Madelaine make me smile every day. They are getting to be so grown up and I cherish being their mother.

We had a family home evening last night about being thankful. We explained why we celebrate Thanksgiving, what we are thankful for, etc. At the end of our little lesson I took our corncopia and emptied it of it's fruits and veggies. I then asked Aleece to tell me one thing she was thankful for, for every item I put back in the cornocopia. The first thing out of her mouth was "that Jesus is in my heart". Okay, how precious is that? Val and I looked at each other and said, okay, how can you top that? Some of her other answers included family members, Pres. Hinckley and his counselors, and the Nephites. She is one smart cookie.

Another quick story......we've always known Aleece has a love for music. Madelaine has proven to enjoy music just as much as her sister. We were in Target the other day, back by all of the Christmas paraphanalia, and someone pressed something that played music. Madelaine had been down walking around, and stopped abruptly once she heard the music. I looked down at her to find her standing their TAPPING HER TOE! It was too cute for words. Another shopper noticed this, informed me that I needed to videotape this and make millions off of it! If only it were that easy! I mean, she is that cute......anyone interested in hiring her out? :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

I couldn't resist blogging about what happened the other night. It makes me smile every time I think about it. I went into the girls bedroom, to retrieve something from their closet, and left the girls in the living room. It was super quiet and I totally thought I was by myself, until I turned around and found Madelaine had climbed onto her sisters bed, had a HUGE grin on her face, and was jumping up and down! She is so little, she wasn't even making a noise as she jumped! Mind you, I don't encourage jumping on the bed. It's quite the opposite, but who wouldn't smile at a barely one year old, trying to copy her sister. She stopped when I saw her, and I would say, "Are you jumping on the bed?" and she would jump some more! I'm trying to get a video of her doing the jumping thing, so stay posted!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Visit from Granny and Grampy!!!

We really liked this quote. It reminded Mom of Bubba!
Granny and Leecy T on the carousel!
Grampy and Lainey on the carousel!
The leaves were gorgeous! We had so much fun at the zoo!
What a great day!

We had such a good time with Granny and Grampy this weekend. It was so nice to have them here for Lainey's first birthday and to let them see our new home. We love every minute we are with them, and wish our time together could have been longer. Thank you Mom and Dad for driving all the way down here and for all that you do. It meant a great deal to us! There is no greater gift in this life than family, and we have truly blessed!