Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Cookie Monsters

The kids were helping me make sugar cookies. Of course Jazzy has more flour on herself, notice it all over her face, in her hair, and covered hands

so precious. Those two really enjoy each other
The three most adorable kids I have EVER seen. Love them with all my heart

Mikylee as Bell

Mikylee loves Bell. I think she makes a pretty adorable one myself. She is headed off to her Halloween party at school. So many shots I know but pictures just don't do it justice :)

Things I should have posted already

First day of School:
So far SO GOOD
Mikylee: age 4. going to Jen's Preschool-Teacher Jenny Higgins.
Derric Michael: Age 7, 1st grade, teacher Miss. Bee

Monday, October 25, 2010

This one is for you Preggers

I stole this from our awesome cousin Shanell Steven's blog :) I thought it was so cute I posted it for my Sis Jenna who is 16 weeks with there little girl. Enjoy Jen I thought it was a cute comparison between food and size of the baby.

Weeks 3 & 4: Poppyseed
Right now your little zygote is settling into your uterus...

Week 5: Appleseed
Average size: .13 inches

Week 6: Sweet Pea
Average size: .25 inches

Week 7: Blueberry
Average size: .51 inches

Week 8: Raspberry
Average size: .63 inches, .04 oz.

Week 9: Green Olive
Average size: .9 inches, .07 oz.

Week 10: Prune
Average size: 1.2 inches, .14 oz.

Week 11: Lime
Average size: 1.6 inches, .25 oz.

Week 12: Plum
Average size: 2.1 inches, .49 oz.

Week 13: Peach
Average size: 2.9 inches, .81 oz.

Week 14: Lemon
Average size: 3.4 inches, 1.5 oz.

Week 15: Naval Orange
Average size: 4 inches, 2.5 oz.

Week 16: Avocado
Average size: 4.6 inches, 3.5 oz.

Week 17: Onion
Average size: 5.1 inches, 5.9 oz.

Week 18: Sweet Potato
Average size: 5.6 inches, 6.7 oz.

Week 19: Mango
Average size: 6.0 inches, 8.5 oz.

Week 20: Cantaloupe
Average size: 6.5 inches, 10.6 oz.

Week 21: Banana
Average size: 10.5 inches, 12.7 oz.

Weeks 22-24 (Month 5): Papaya
Average size: 10.5-11.8 inches, 12.7-20.8 oz.

Weeks 25-28 (Month 6): Eggplant
Average size: 13.6-14.8 inches, 1.5-2.2 lb.

****Weeks 29-32 (Month 7): Squash
Average size: 15.2-16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 lb.

Weeks 33-36 (Month 8): Honeydew
Average size: 17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 lb.

Weeks 37-Delivery (Month 9): Watermelon
Average size: 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb

Dance studio pic. Finished and being used!!!

I Love how it turned out. It's hard to believe it started out an old grungy garage. Huge thank you to my husband for letting me be ME. And to my parents who came in and rescued Mike and I when we were over our heads in this project. And to Blake and Janey and Mikes parents who came and offered there help so we could open our doors on time!

My Baby turns 7

Kind of a hard start. This is Derric in the NICU. Born 5lb 13oz 20 in long. But he was a tough boy from the start and has been a joy from the beginning. Seven years has gone by WAY to fast. Love Ya D Man!!!

Here's Fiji

Looking out across the water from our resort
Looking out from our room
1st dinner provided by YESCO. This guy was really screaming before, during, and after our picture.
Michael drinking the Kava. Everyone drank Kava. One try was enough, it tastes like muddy water.
Getting ready for our river trip into the local villages.
Nice little speed boat :)
A lot faster than it looked!
Little children in the village we visited. We did a lot of dancing and had so much fun.
On our sunset dinner cruise. BEAUTIFUL

our beach we went snorkeling
Mike and his big catch :)
In front of the Hindu Temple. Mike failed the temple interview:) He had sausage and eggs for breakfast so we weren't aloud in. It was ok we went sight seeing at other places.
Mine is the pink board, OH YEAH!!
Mike after surfing. Sadly we didn't have anyone to take pics while we were out on the waves. I kicked his trash surfing :) He still loves me though! lol
our waves
Ian our surf instructor
Our group that we hung out with the majority of the time. Ryan and Mary Young, Matt and Michelle Wren and me and Mike.
The rewards dinner. We were met with a band and tribal dancers. then sung to by the children's choir.

With Mike and Karen Young. Such nice people!
We went to church and I got to lead the music in Primary. Again I'm thankful for the opportunities the Lord gives me.
Mike and I in front of the church.
An amazing trip. This is only a small amount of the pics we had but I hope you enjoyed them and get an idea of what it was like. We loved every minute of it. Even the massages that were so bad and my flashing the massage therapist but that is a another story for another day :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Life as we know it

I don't know if I have any followers still because I am the worst at posting lately, but we are still here and enjoying life very much. Mike and I finally made it to Fiji. The plane ride was more managable than I thought it would be 13 hrs total one way. And I found out I really can't sleep on a plane :( The trip was amazing, the things we got to see...beautiful, the people sooooo nice, activities... a blast... but the best part was being with my best friend. I have pics for the activities we did but the surfing was AWESOME! and probably on the top of my favorite things we did.

Life since we have been back from vacation has been much more managable then before we left. I am working every other weekend at the hospital for a few hours instead of everyother day. The dance studio is going great. I have been getting a lot of positive reviews from my dancer's mom's. I'm am just trying to find a place to hold the recital so we are praying things will work out.

Derric is doing great in school. But we are finding out how much of a boy he really is :) He told us he had to sit on the wall because Miss. Bee told everyone to be quite. Derric just thought that ment no talking so he started to cluck like a chicken instead. Miss. Bee didn't like it so much and sent him to sit on the wall. Mike and I laughed. There has been a few other instances and it's like what do you do, he is just being a boy :)

The girls are doing great. They both love dance and it is so fun because they join me for almost every dance lesson. Mikylee loves school and always wants to do homework. She is growing up so fast. Jazzy Bea is a riot and she keeps us laughing. She has figured out how to push her siblings buttons and make them scream. She has no idea she is small and can pull her own weight when it comes to the things Derric and Mikylee can do.

Michael has been blessed at work and we hope to finish the new addition soon so we can have Christmas up there -But we will see- I found carpet I love, but again we will see. He is enjoying his church calling and I just got released from Primary Choruster and put in as 1st counselor in the Primary. So New adventures and I look forward to it.

I hope to post pics sometime. It is just hard to find the time to get it all done. but we are doing well and are Happy and Healthy and looking forward to the holidays :)

Love the Malcoms