Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 kids pictures!!

It has been another year and it was time for the annual trip to the gardens to update my kids pictures.  I tried to go in November when there were still lots of leaves on the trees and lots of pretty colors, but that plan was frustrated.  Then it got cold... and wet... and no good for photos.  I finally went yesterday and these are my favorites.  They are all growing up so fast!

Clark - 18 months!

Being silly

Cute, but no smile

Mhari - 4 years old!

Such a big girl - no longer a toddler ;(

Sandra - 6 years old!

Wanted a better smile, but that one was blurry :(

Love those dimples!

Grant - 7, almost 8 years old!

So handsome!

Talmage - 9 years old!

What a big kid!

All 5 :)

My 3 boys!

My 2 girls... just one more to add in May ;)

So beautiful!

Oh, I love my kids - They are crazy, busy, fun, wild, and loud, but they make life wonderful.  I couldn't imagine my life without them!

Six Year old Chica!

Sandra turned 6 this last week!  It seems like she's just getting more grown up all of the time.  She had been counting down to her birthday - very cute ;).  I brought her a treat to her classroom at the end of school to share with all of her friends.  She really enjoys Kindergarten and is a great helper in her room (I keep hearing stories about how great she is :)).  

That night we had homemade pizza for dinner, opened presents and had dessert.  
Here she is getting ready for presents.

Homemade crown from mommy, and Repunzel stuff from Grandma and Grandpa.  

Sandra with all of her goodies.  She was very happy!

Yes, she had to try on the super long Repunzel hair.

And wear it for the rest of the evening... like blowing out candles :).  She had buckeyes for dessert because she didn't want cake... that was just fine with me!

And trying on the purple dress so she could really be Repunzel... I wonder if she likes Repunzel?!
Sandra is a great girl and we just really love her.  She is reading and getting more confident at it all of the time.  She is a good friend and loves others.  She is a great big sister!  We love you Chica!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The 4 Year old!

I think 4 is a hard age for me.  The child is old enough to understand house rules, not whine, do things by themselves, and enjoy being a big helper.   Unfortunately that often translates into taking advantage of time alone and getting into trouble as he/she tests the Mom boundaries!
I guess I need to stop whining about it and enjoy it because Mhari just turned 4!

She was so ready... she'd been acting 4 for a week :/.  Really, she is a fabulous daughter and we love her so much!  We had a fun time celebrating her birthday... 
Here she is right before she opened her presents.  What a poser!

Some of the gifts...
long hair from Sandra.

dress up dresses from mommy and daddy

dress up crowns from mommy and daddy

She had picked a pink cake with pink frosting... she really likes girl things ;)

All dressed up.

She also got littlest pet shop animals that her and her sister found homes on our little tree.  It was very cute!

Happy Birthday Punkin!  We love you!

All Decorated

Last week we went in search of a Christmas tree.  Last year we didn't put ours up... there wasn't room and we really wanted to focus on the nativity.  We were ready for a tree again and the kids had a great time helping decorate it.  It's a cheap, small, tree, but it works.  It's a fun time of year to celebrate and do fun things with the kids.  

Oh, and Clark made one cute elf too :).

Merry Christmas!!!  - From the Williams Family

Sunday, December 4, 2011


We went out as a family last night to dinner.  It is always a treat for me to go out because that's one less night I have to cook dinner :).  We went to CiCi's Pizza, which is an all you can eat pizza place, if you didn't know :).  The kids ate, and ate, and ate.  I must say I did my fair share of eating too... it was all you can eat after all.  

Everyone finally finished and we headed home.  It was getting late and time for the evening routines of showers etc.  I went to get Clark for his bath and this is what I found...

Yup, that's him with an open bag of Cheetos that had been left out.  Evidently even after eating all he could eat a few cheetos could still fit.  

What a hungry little boy!  I was seriously surprised!  I couldn't resist the photos!  We love our little chunk!  I'm afraid to keep feeding my kids as they get into the teen years though!

Friday, December 2, 2011

11 Years into Eternity!

11 years ago I married my Handsome Prince.  The experience was wonderful and it felt like I had been waiting my whole life to marry him!

He is my Pepe :).  I love you Hunny!  

It's amazing how quickly time flies.  I see moms with one or two young kids and it seems like that was me not that long ago.  I realize these next 10 years or so will fly by with the kids growing and doing so much.  Eventually it will just be Jeff and I again.  I look forward to spending our days together, getting older, serving, and loving our growing family.  It gives me a glimpse of what eternity will be!

Happy 11 and here's to many many more!