Monday, August 29, 2011

Birthdays (We're 3!)

The twins are now 3! My, how time has flown! It's cliche, but it really does go by fast. I saw a quote, "The days go by slow, but the years go by fast." It's true. So, we now have three-year-olds. They are getting big and learning new things all the time. Being a mother of twins sure is interesting, sometimes! Anyway, onto birthday stuff...These pictures are in particular order since I can't seem to get them to add in the order I would like them to.
Birthday morning. They asked for pancakes, and to have Ewan in between them. They've been asking for pancakes everyday since.

Dinner on their birthday. They have Num-Num cookies and ice cream for dessert.

We had a party with friends and family (paul's cousin lives down here). It was quite the gathering of 40+ people.

Aislee and two of her buddies.

Olivia on her birthday wearing my 1/2marathon medal and talking on a play-phone.

Ewan put some potato head glasses on Elin. Elin POTTER Burkinshaw?

The cake. The girls really like blocks. It didn't turn out as clean as I wanted it to, but we were rushed a little with the frosting. I should have added more powdered sugar and less butter for the frosting so it wouldn't have melted. But, it was pretty warm with lots of people!

The spread. We had shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches, potato salad, fruit, veggies, chips and Num-Num cookies.

Happy birthday to you!

Olivia eating her cake.

Ewan enjoyed going outside with all the boys and throwing dirt at the block wall.

We opened lots of wonderful presents!

Everyone was very excited!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


We just got back from our trip to Oklahoma. Paul's family was having a family reunion in Kansas City for a few days. We spent most of the time at Paul's parents' house in Bartlesville. We had a great time! Here are some of the pictures from our adventures. (more to come)
The resort had a waterpark with a very big bucket that dropped 1000 gallons of water every few mins.

They had fun playing with their cousins. This is Ailsee, Ewan, Paul and Grace.

They rode horses in Bartlesville. That's Aislee with Uncle Ryan.

Aislee and Grandpa.

Aislee with Daddy at the pool.

We had family pictures taken, but they won't be ready for a few more weeks. Everyone brought cameras and took pictures while we each had turns with the photographer. This is Elin with Aunt Jessica.

We had three babies born in three months. Owen is 10 weeks older than Elin, and Landon is 5 weeks older.

Elin with Grandpa.

Another shot with Aunt Jessica.

Grandma and Ewan at the waterpark.

Ewan on a horse.

He gave this look a lot!

Ewan and Daddy.

Ewan and Sam. It took a little while, but they figured out how to get along.

Future missionaries!

They're pretty cute boys.

Ewan found the snacks and a chair just his size.

Grace and Elin.

Grandma and Aislee.

Grandma and the twins (Olivia and Aislee).

Keeping kids happy in between pictures.

Olivia loves horse...well, Olivia loves animals!

Olivia, Aunt Julie and Grandma


Olivia loves the waterpark. She had fun running away from everybody!

Olivia going down the slide.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Funfilled Weekend

We had a fantastic weekend filled with visitors and get togethers! I didn't take any pictures, pah! Sorry. We had one of my closest friends, Jenni, her husband, Mason and their seven week-old baby Benson come down on Saturday from Mesa. They just moved here after graduating from dental school in Texas. I was a brides-maid at her wedding, and was there in O-chem when she told me she was gonna get a date with the tall, dark and handsome guy a few rows behind us who later became her husband!  It was fun to visit and get to know Benson. He sure is cute! The girls are still talking about "Baby Benson". We were going to go swimming, but the clouds rolled in and it started to pour soon after we got to the pool. We went home, watched some Wallace and Gromit, ate soup, and visited a little while longer. Thanks for coming! We also had a brunch on Sunday with some friends in our neighborhood. We had 16 kids under 10! It was quite the busy household for a few hours, but a lot of fun. We don't get to meet/talk to very many people at church, so we've decided we needed a little social interaction (I decided. Paul let's me). We ate muffins, breakfast casserole, lots of yummy fruit, and just talked. It's always nice to talk to adults. I didn't have to ask any of them if they needed to go potty. It was great! We hope they come again! Here are some pictures of the past couple weeks.

Elin fell asleep while the vacuum was going one evening. She doesn't normally fall asleep by herself.

Sad that this may possibly be the best picture we got...Aislee bumped her head on the couch right before we started taking pictures. She didn't want anyone to see it.

Olivia likes to play "nap time", especially with Elin. I wish she would actually play "nap time" better when it's time to take a nap.

I didn't go running that day, so I was lifting kids up and down instead...Just kidding. Elin laughs when we hold her up like that.

Paul told the kids to tickle me while I was trying to get Elin to laugh.

If you zoom in, you can see her amazing spit bubble, along with a string of drool that landed on my neck.

She's very bright-eyed and happy.

And, extremely easy-going with three older siblings that like her very much!

Olivia, "I do it myself." Those are pants. Paul had to wrestle her to the ground to get her pants on the right way!

Aislee's is striking a pose, and Olivia was explaining to me how that's the right way to wear her pants.

He looks so BIG next to her!