"You have nothing in this world more precious than your children. When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out. It will not be the money you have made. It will not be the cars you have owned. It will not be the large house in which you live. The searing question that will cross your mind again and again will be, How well have my children done?"

~President Gordon B. Hinckley

Friday, March 14, 2008

Mickey it is...

WARNING: EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY POST
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FOUR KIDS
THREE ADULTS
ONE VAN
THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

Add them together and what do you get?

A STINKIN' FUN TIME!!!

As you can imagine...we chose DISNEYLAND!! It was SO MUCH FUN!! I'm so glad Keat and I got to spend some alone time together just mommy and Keaton!! Here are some pictures from our adventure.
We left about 6:30pm and had a "FUN" trip with the little ones!! Good thing for DVD players!


Riding the tram to Disneyland...it was a CHOO CHOO TWAIN to Keat...he was so excited he wouldn't look at the camera for more than half a second!

Waiting in line for the teacups!!! (notice the 1st time visitor button)
These two(Keat and Rylie) are best buds and were more than happy to give eachother a little squeeze!!

On the teacups...he LOVED it!
ToonTown...letting the kiddos run for a bit!!
Rylie, Tate, and Keat laughing at the funny noises Goofy's piano made!!
He looks like he's crying, but he was dying laughing!!
Tenille and Tate on Pirates of the Carribean...we went on it twice because the line was so short and Keat LOVED it...each time he got off the boat he CLAPPED!!!
35 inches means it's MATTERHORN time...and luckily with shoes, Keat is big enough!! SO...we conquered the MOUNTAIN!!! When Keat got off this ride this mother looked at her OLDER son who has afraid and said, "C'mon...if HE can do it, YOU can do it!! Keat shouted HOORAY when it was finished!! I love my daring boy!!
The group...me and Keat, Tenille and Tate, and Hailey and Rylie...Colt came the next day!
FINALLY...Keat fell asleep about 6:30pm. He was ZONKED...but he was awakened by the sweet kisses of miss Rylie...she about tackled him!! SO CUTE!!
On the way home!!


Some catch up photos now.
Last week a bunch of friends got together for a Mommy's group. We all made the trek to Scottsdale to go to the McKormick Ranch Railroad Park. It was quite the site with 6 cars/SUV's/minivan's caravaning (is that a word?) on the I10!! The weather was PERFECT and the company was so great!! Here are some highlights!!

We had 7 or so mommies and LOTS of kiddos!!
L-R...Tyler, Kiera, Keat, Madix, and Amy

All packed together to ride the train...Front to Back...Carly(Hailey's sis) with Lilee, Kimber with Tyler and Madix, Jessica with Kiera, Amy with Alex and Aiden, Mandy with Kolby and Brady, and Lindsey with Amy. Keat, Hailey, Colt, Rylie, Tenille, and Tate were on the other side.

Cutsie Madix and Baldy Lilee...what sweeties!


And here are some photos from the week earlier at the same railroad park with Grandma Francois...

Keat with Grandma...showing off his new shirt that
I have spent a lot of this last month planning/preparing for a friend's babyshower which was this past weekend. Here are some photos of the decorations...it turned out GREAT...so girly! I can't wait to meet Miss Gabriella!!

Welcome Guests...

One of the tables!
Another table
All three tables outside with the "poof" balls we made hanging from the ceiling!
The cupCAKE(s) ...no we did NOT make this!!:) Thank You SAMS!! (notice the sleeping baby on the flower...too cute)
Cookie Bouquets for favors...YES WE DID MAKE THESE!!!:)

It was a really fun shower!!!

And finally...

INTRODUCING SHREK...the FOURTH!!!


Miss Lilee "helping" daddy cook dinner!! WHAT A CHUNK...this one fits into Keat's size 5 diapers better than he does...but for now she'll stay in size 4's...as tight as they may be!! We sure love our solid little chunk!!

14 comments:

Knights said...

I was hoping for this post :-) What a great week for you! I am gald you went!!

Kristi said...

WOW! What a POST! :) It looks like Disneyland was SOOOO much fun! What a great thing to get to do! I love that park - next time we are down we should meet there for a while to play! And - that baby shower was b-eeee-utiful! You did such a great job - I am sure everyone loved it!

Jess & Sara Phillips said...

You've been busy. I'm so glad you had a fun time with Mickey. Give me a call when you come up. 9283101297

Ren & Anna said...

Wow! There's so much to say! Disneyland looks AWESOME, you're such a cute mommy, and I love the baby shower stuff. That is too cute!

Aaron & Brittney (Dayton) Bond said...

How fun! Looks like Disneyland was so much fun! I am ready for a vacation!
I have been wanting to go to that park in Scottsdale... looks like the kids loved it! All the picture are great!

threecrazykids said...

Cute pictures!!!!!!!!!!! I think holding off on potty training was Well worth it.

Aaron & Brittney (Dayton) Bond said...

sounds fun! The wedding reception was down here for Chad Jones. Was Bishop Jones ever your bishop? It was his son. It was fun to see some old friends! Have a great day!

andreamatrix said...

Holy cow! Disneyland, train park, baby shower, baby shrek! It all looks fun. You must just go, go, go!

nat said...

Hey Nikki! Looks like you guys have been having lots of fun. I so meant to bring that stuff to you at church yesterday, but I totally spaced it. Sorry. I will get it to you soon.

cammac said...

So fun! You guys are amazing taking all those cute kiddos to Disneyland. What an adventure to say the least! Your kids are so CUTE. And those decorations for the girlee baby shower are adorable LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Love, Cam

Steph said...

Disneyland looks like a blast. How did he like the rides. What a cute cute baby shower. You did a great job. That is the cutest little shrek Ihave ever seen. So fun! thanks for sharing!

The Kurtzeborn Family said...

I can't believe how chunky Lilee looks in those pictures! She hides it very well! I just LOVE chunky babies!! The picture of you sitting with Lilee in your pigtails is so cute! It looks like you guys had a blast at Disney. Have to say I'm a little jealous!! I'm glad you guys had a good time!

Moss Family said...

D-land was super fun huh? THANK YOU for the invite and for the fun time!!

Tia said...

The shower turned out so cute! Great job I love the cookies in the pots and you can never go wrong with the hanging pom poms!