It isn't about waiting out the storm it's learning to dance in the rain!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Winding Down

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and eventually forgive me for my lack of Christmas updates but I am planning on sending something out the first of the year. We had a wonderful Christmas -spending time with family and friends.
Lexi and Jordan are still growing like weeds - I love these pics of them...

We had FHE at the zoo, the lights were beautiful and Jordan thought it was great.

Both Jordan and Alexis got to see Santa this year. Although in two different places. Here is Lex sitting with Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Primary Activity...

My sisters Chrissy and Karen were able to meet me at Festival of the Trees (we are trying to turn it into a tradition and trying to get our mom and other sis to it). We took this picture and had finally had a picture of all the grandkids and now we are already behind, Chrissy had her little girl on Dec 14th. We had fun and enjoyed being together although, next year we might have to leave the kids behind.

At the close of this year I am so thankful for all that I have, my family, my house (even if it is still under construction), my job - I work for/with great people, and especially my Savior and Redeemer who continues to bless me and love me. I am also grateful for all my friends who support me and continue to help me want to be better.

**G'ma Lisa, Here is your lil lunch break treat, these next pictures are for you. Notice Lexs' hat and Jordans' slippers(they are mine and he insisted he wear them). I hope you know how much we love you and appreciate everything you do.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


More time has gone by than I remember and it's insane how much has happened in that time.

My little boy informs me daily that he is a Big Boy and a Nice Boy. And he is both!! He also has started telling me -"I need to see sumping" (translation- something) and after I explain something he says "Ohhh, Right." He is growing up so fast and he is still so cute!

Lex is doing little sting bug moves and loves to stand up in her crib and bassinet (the latter one scares me pretty bad). She is gaining weight very slowly and is still really small. Casey has taught her how to kiss the mirror and he has loved spending more time with the kids this month.

I have been working a little bit more than usual this month and I sure do appreciate my kids more. I love coming home and having Jordan run up to me and say "Mom, Mom" and hug me around the knees. He also asks, "work good?". So it has been fun and we are looking forward to having Christmas because he is so cute and saying "ho, ho, ho, Merry Chisimas (that's it phenetically)".

Monday, November 24, 2008

Time Flies

I can't believe how time has flown this month.
Casey and I went to California for Cody and Kylies' wedding. I think I would have been content to stay there- they had great weather. I also got to see my grandpa- Pops and get a parking lesson or two. Aunt Nanancy, Jessica and Mitchell came down to San Diego to visit us and do what us Hinkles do best- EAT!
And of course I took my camera but I didn't remember to use it- oops!!

A few things we've done this month is played in the snow, or rather Jordan did...

Lots of baths, considering it is cooler than previous months my children always seem to get dirty

Here is Lexi in one of my mom's sweaters she wore as a little girl. Most days I can't get over how cute she is and how smart. On our trip she decided to start crawling and has only gotten faster!

Jordan is also too smart for his own good and decided one day he was hungry so climbed up on the counters to get some food and then decides to cook his fishes, hahaha!

The following two pics are my little mice in my old mickey mouse ears- Jordan loves 'em so it doesn't surprise me that he insists on Lexi wearing them too.

We've also continued to ATTEMPT to potty train Jordan- what an opinionated youngman- I don't know where he gets it from! Lexi is teething more - her uppers. I had my gallbladder removed and Casey has been super busy trying to take care of us all and work on the basement.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Trick or Treat

My little boy is growing up sssooo fast and he is just way to smart for his own good sometime. He figured out that when he said Trick or Treat on Halloween - he got candy (He learned that really fast!). I think his favorite part was handing out the candy, when there was a knock on the door, he'd run, grab the candy and yell Trick or Treat really loud. It was great entertainment.

The night before Halloween I put Lex in this outfit that is a hand-me-down but is festive and put our green pumpkins out. Jordan filled up the ones I carved and they got moldy.

For Halloween we all dressed up like cowboys, I know not to original but I think Jordan would have flipped if he had had to put on anything else- as is he wouldn't wear his chaps or his boots- Oh well!!

Then on Sunday we went up to Logan and surprised G'pa Doug for his birthday with his 'happy cake' translation birthday cake. Jordan here is wearing my sisters' shoes- I told him if he wanted to go outside he had to have shoes on. At least he listened.

Here is Lex out of her cute dress for Ky's wedding- just a onsies and her tights - and yes, it's okay if you agree with me that she is the cutest baby in the whole world.

Here is Kora and Lex - two little girls in a bucket, they like each other but they don't like the bucket. Not sure why it won't save landscape instead of portrait.

Then lastly just my kids playing with each other. It is amazing that Jordan tries so hard to get Lexi to play with him. It's sometimes funny, sometimes annoying, and sometimes just downright dangerous.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

FALL-ing Behind

Holy Moley! I can't believe how time flies. Fall has been great for going outside and having fun here are a few things we've done.

We went and got some pumpkins at a pumpkin patch with some cool tractors. Thanks Eilene for the pumpkins and Kristin and Jason for the invite. We had a great time but Jordan was one onery little kid.

We also visited Gardner Village with Brandee for the Witch Fest. It has happened two years in a row now and we love it. Especially the cinnamon buns that we get at the end. The kids had a great time and it was Really FUNNNN!! Jordans favorite witches were the baseball witches and the one in the boat with the firecrackers.

And last but not least we just went to boo at the zoo today. Believe it or not, Casey made it to the zoo again. (I am shocked). Lexi was a chicken and Jordan was a cowboy that refused to wear his hat or his horse. Kids!

Here are just a couple more pics of my cute kids.

Friday, October 3, 2008

CRACKin' me up

So Lexi is now eating and I got her these crackers to eat and she loves them- as you can see - she is going to town on them. It made me laugh really hard!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Much ado about nothing

We have been up to lots and nothing.....
We got the bounce house up at our house for a whole week- Jordan loved it but only when someone was bouncing on it with him.

We started Lexi on cereal and she slurps it up- Literally! She likes it and sometimes we don't make it or feed it to her fast enough.

We've started potty training - so far so good but I think i might need a new rug after this- haha.

And of course plenty of goofing off -JR and Lex having a binkie moment and Dad and Jord talking on cucumbers - What next?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Super Fun Stuff

Jordan finally got to meet his favorite celebrity.... Curious George. I can't believe how much fun the Kids' Health and Safety Fair was! Jordan of course got tired and then zonked out afterwards and Lex got a little grouchy, but overall they did good. And we were there with Steph, Tait and Brycen. We had tons of FREE fun.

A couple of the pics are Jordan just playing around- Man that kid cracks me up sometimes.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The State Fair

We had such a great time yesterday at the State Fair. It was $2 admission since it was the first day. We went with some friends and had so much fun. Fortunately, the weather cooperated.

We first went and saw Eilenes' quilt- She won 2nd place! Of course we had to get some kettle corn- Jordan's favorite food. Then we stopped to see the Tigers- there were 6 of them and amazingly beautiful.

Believe it or not we stopped to see the pidgeons, bunnies, cows, goats and sheep. Jordan only liked the first two and was crying by the time we got to the sheep. wow! I never know what that kid is going to like.

In the past couple of weeks we also went to the zoo again. This time we went with Tara ( a girl I work with ) and her two boys.

We also went to Thanksgiving Point to the Petting Zoo- this is the only picture I got before my camera died.

And here are some extra cute ones i've taken lately.