Friday, September 23, 2011

I Love to See the Temple








The prophet asked that we have a picture of the temple in each of our bedrooms. It may have taken me six months, but I now have pictures of my girls at the temple, thanks to my dad. I love them. I am glad that I was able to take my girls there. The temple is such a special place and Katarina could tell. I love that her favorite song right now is "I love to see the temple". I am grateful for the counsel of the prophet and that we can follow such counsel. I am also grateful for the wonderful blessings of the temple and the impact they have on my family. I am grateful that I get to have my precious little girls forever. I can't imagine life without them.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Katarina Loves to Sing

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Here she is singing her favorite right now "I Love to See the Temple"
Last night she called up her Grandma and sang it to her over the phone. What a sweetie. Hard to believe she'll be 3 in less than a month!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Portofino's in LA

I was going to try and do our whole trip in one big post, but I have decided to do it in a few small(ish) segments. This is our time at Portofino's, my grandma's favorite restaurant. She eats there every Monday with all the family members that want to join her. It was fun to be with everyone and enjoy the good food and good company. We sure love family traditions.



Her first taste of lemon. (Long Story)


Ice cream toast.


Daddy juggling both girls. Look at him go!


Katarina dipping her bread.


Around the Table.


Playing with an ice cube.


Around the Table.


Around the Table.






Saying Good Bye.






Look, no double chin. I love you mom. :)







Four Generations


Four Generations of Virginia
(Katarina's middle name is Virginia)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Zoo Trip

We got to go to the zoo today with our cousins Kayden and Kyler and with Grandma Peggy. We had a lot of fun a couple of rain showers mixed with hail.
Katarina got to go to the zoo last December with Grandma Mo. Every time that we pass the RiteAid in town she says, "Look, a waterfall, just like at the zoo." Well, since Jayme had never been to the Portland Zoo, and I hadn't been there since I was a young child, neither of us knew what she was talking about, until today. Behold the waterfall at the zoo.
They were training the otters.



We got to ride the train. This was a very big deal for Katarina.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gifts from Hawaii


Grandma Peggy and Grandpa Reed just got back from their trip to Hawaii. They brought us all some gifts. Katarina loves her new "Hawaii Dress", and had a great time modeling it with her sister. Along with the dresses came the flower hair clips and some necklaces.
Daddy taught her how to pose doing the hula dance.

Katarina and Elyssa also got a quiet book about the ocean. They both enjoy looking at it.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hives


Katarina got pink eye. We took her to the doctor and he said it was viral, but he gave us some medication anyway, just to make sure that she didn't get a secondary bacterial infection. The next day we noticed a big growth on her eye. The doctor said that it was either a reaction to the medication or to the infection, and since he didn't know which, we should stop the medication. The next day we noticed spots on her body. It turns out that sulfa drugs give her hives. We gave her benadryl to combat the hives, but that make her very excitable, which is somewhat normal in young children. After five days of hives, I have stopped giving her medication because she only has one or two little spots left. I hope they have run their cycle and we are done with the pink eye adventure.

Elyssa, Three Months Old



Carrick Grandkids




It was great to have Ali and Brian in town with Liam, Tim, and Ty. I was sad that we get sick and weren't able to spend much time with them but at least we got a few pictures of all of the grandkids together. (Even if we did have to bribe Liam with a cookie.) Good luck in Colorado guys!

Lesson Learned



Katarina tried to pour her own milk today. After a half hour of cleaning and a change of clothes, I hope she learned that she isn't quiet big enough yet.