Friday, November 21, 2008

Lions, Tigers and Bears

Sam decided the other day that she was going to pretent to be a lion. She disappered for a few seconds and then came out with this lion mane. I couldn't stop saying gross and laughing at the same time. She didn't care at all that this is really a toilet seat, and who knows what is on it, she just thought it made her a beautiful lion. Alex saw sam and had to run upstairs to fetch the other one so she could match her big sister. (For those of you that have 2 little ones, you know you have to have 2 of the same things to avoid major and frequent arguments, at least in our house)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Alex and Sam's daily attire

We must thank Aunt Barbie for this Dress. She sent it this summer for Alex's birthday, and Sam adopted it and now wears it almost everyday. Sam goes through phases where she finds here favorite outfit and will wear it for months at a time and it's all we can do to get it at night and wash it in between bedtime and morning. She absolutely loved this dress because it is pink and purple, her favorite colors. Alex has a fascination with bathing suites. For those of you that see her frequently you have already noticed this. It doesn't matter the weather, she will get up in the morning and put on a bathing suit (normally we go through 2-3 a day). I tried to get her to wear real clothes, but decided that was a never ending battle that I choose not to fight. We finally came to terms that when we go out in public (shopping etc.) she will let me slip a dress over it so we don't get to many stares.
When I came home from work today, mind you the weather is around 60 degrees, a little chilly for Houston, this is how I found Alex. She had her sweater on and wanted her boots on so that we could go out. It didn't take her long to realize that she might need something else to keep her warm, so she added a white skirt to her ensemble.
Alex definitely has a mind of her own, and we love it. (most of the time) She loves to have photos taken of her and loves to pose for them. What a cutie.

Morgan's 4th grade concert

Last Thursday, November 13th Morgan had her 4th grade concert. She was very excited and has really enjoyed singing. She joined the choir this year and now we catch her singing all the time, which we really enjoy. Their concert was a patriotic show of an assortment of songs. Morgan learned the Star Spangled Banner and many other songs. Her best friend Lexi Torbit was also in the concert with her. Morgan and Lexi after their program.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Alex's Fascination

It wouldn't be a strange thing at our house to open the fridge and find a small Ziploc bag in the door with some obscure thing like toys, glasses, rocks etc. in it. Alex has a HUGE fascination with ZIPLOC bags. She is always putting her little treasures or things she wants to keep or what ever she has in her hands at the moment in Ziploc bags. She will then often put them in the refrigerator. Today, Sunday she only filled 2 Ziploc bags, so I decided to take a photo to remember this phase by. Alex with tissue in a Ziploc bag

Alex with a hair band and a toy container in her bag.

As you can tell, we go through Ziploc bags rather quickly at our house. Thank goodness my brother keeps us in stock from his job.

Breakfast at the Boyer's

Sunday morning this is what I saw. The girls had all gotten up and I was getting ready for church. I went out to ask the girls what they wanted for breakfast and this is what I saw.

Morgan, Sam and Katy

Pop tarts is one of their favorite things to eat. Pop tarts are okay I guess, not that healthy, but at least they are eating something.

I then see Alex with this...

Alex and her favorite 'CHOCOLATE'.

She will eat anything that has chocolate in it, on it or anywhere around it. She is a true chocaholic. Great breakfast Alex.

Friday Night Football Game

So Friday night we took the girls to a local high school football game to do something a little different. Morgan was going to go with Torbits, which meant Chris and I had to entertain Sam and Alex which can sometimes be challenging. The football game sounded a little more exciting than watching sponge bob and dora all night so we invited ourselves along to the game.
Ken Torbit and Alex.
As soon as we got to the stadium, we were asking Alex to hold our hands while we maneuvered our way through the parking lot. She can be a little (who are we kidding), Very stubborn and refused to hold mine or Chris's hands. She insisted on holding Ken's hand and hung out with Ken for a majority of the time at the game (they actually share the same birthday, just a few years apart). She adores the Torbit family.

Sam and Lexi Torbit with beautiful white and green hair.
Holly Jiron brought the pom pom's and was very kind to share them with the girls who thoroughly enjoyed waving them, and using them for hair.
(Chris better watch our or he is going to have some cheerleaders for daughters)
Morgan, Sam and Alex
Within a few minutes of pulling out of the parking lot this was the view in the back seat. Maybe we should do this more often. We all had a great night (at the game and great night sleep)

Monday, November 03, 2008

Baby Michael Luke

Here are a few photos of our 4D ultrasound. We thought it would be fun to take the kids to see him so that they could get a better idea of what is really in moms tummy. Morgan and Sam really enjoyed seeing him and can't wait to meet him. Alex just wants to shake him and wake him up. They are all very excited to be getting a baby brother. Every time I go to the Dr. they ask if they are going to take the baby out. I don't think they have a clue how their lives are going to change with this new addition.

Here is our new baby to arrive on December 4th. Chris chose the name of Michael Luke Boyer. (he would add a 2nd middle name of 'skywalker' if we would let him)
The kids really enjoyed seeing his hands and feet. It is amazing how squished they are, yet find a way to move around so much and push and shove their way around. He kept grabbing his feet and just hanging on to his toes. It was fun seeing him wiggle his toes.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Chris vs. the tractor

Chris was invited back to BYU for recruiting 3 weeks ago. Since my sister just had a new baby I asked him if he would please go visit them and take pictures of baby Winnie. He kindly agreed, which he just might regret. While he was there, my dad needed help putting in a new fence behind their house. My mother was going to help him, but since Chris was there, he got talked into helping dad. As Chris was holding the fence post while dad was using the tractor to push it into the sand, the front end loader fell off the tractor and chris jumped out of the way, but not fast enough. The bucket landed on his right foot causing some major pain. After big time shock and a trip to the emergency room, nothing was broken, just very swollen. 3 weeks later, he is still limping, but finally moving around again. It is not a fun house with his foot being swollen and not being able to do much and me being 8 months pregnant.

Samantha's Award

Sam finally started pre-school this year. She is going Tuesday and Thursdays and is loving it. After about the first week she decided that she didn't want to go anymore because they made her write her name all by herself, which she didn't know how to do. After practicing at home and school, she has finally mastered her first (only Sam) and last name. She now writes it everywhere, even on places it shouldn't be written. Just like everything that Sam does, as soon as she learns something new and decides she like it, she goes full force and accomplishes great things. She came home one day and told me that she was getting an award. I just thought, sure, we'll see if it really happens. Sure enough. The next day her teacher asked me if she told me she was getting an award that day. Sam got the "Most improved" award at school. Her teacher said that she is learning her sight words (from kindergarten, colors, letter sounds etc.) which totally shocks me. Sam didn't even know 1 letter before August, now she knows several. Way to go Sam. We are all very proud. Sam and Ms. Tina with her award

Trunk or Treat!

So I thought it was about time we put something up here now that this blog has been created for about 2 years. This was the extent of our Halloween. We went to the church for the annual "trunk or treat" which we love. As for the kids costumes, they changed on me several times this year. They have been planning costumes for about 6 months now (can you tell they were a little excited about Halloween. They must get that from their dad). Sam wanted to be a cat and then Morgan decided she wanted to be a dog so that she could "chase" Sam. Alex just went along with her sisters and decided that she would be a purple pig (to stay in the animal category). We normally dress up as a family, so I thought that Chris and I could just dress up was farmers to stay with the theme the girls chose, and it was something I could pull of being 8 month pregnant. About 2 weeks before Halloween, Morgan decided that she wanted to be a surfer girl. Go figure that one. Then Sam decided that she wanted to be a pink fairy, very specific, and Alex couldn't choose between tinker bell and a butterfly. So much for their 6 months of planning. So here a a few pictures of our final Halloween costumes.
Morgan as a Surfer Girl!

Alex as a butterfly!

Sam as a Fairy (nice posing)! Sam asked me where my fairy dress was. I told her that they don't make fairy dresses for big pregnant women. She didn't understand why I wasn't dressing up too.

Happy Halloween. Here is the girls (and Deanna, Maria's daughter (the babysitter)) and their great dad!