Monday, January 21, 2008

Driving Brother to school

Most mornings Lucy does fantastic at getting up early and driving brother to school. Well, this morning she didn't wake up until we were ready to leave, so I bundled her up and took her to the car. Every time that has been fine. Well, it was one too many times!! She cried the whole way there and proceeded to get angrier and angrier!!!! Usually Beanie and I laugh about this, but today, it was not meant to be, because Beanie also started to cry! Well, Mommy kept her cool (not easily, by the way), but the longer the ride was the more mad Lucy was. eventually she started making comments of how angry she was. "I am so angry!" Her little face would scrunch up and she then screamed "I Hate EVERYTHING!!!!" I couldn't help but laugh. She proceeded to identify all of the many things that she hated for the rest of the car ride, either with a scream or a cry. Now, let me clarify, Lucy is EXTREMELY sweet. She is cuddly and my major Lovey Dovey girl. But, she has a temper, especially when she is tired and well, she was tired!!! What a drive to school!
But, the story goes on....
We arrive at school and Beanie starts to get panicked about staying at school. So, Lucy and I stay in the little library area right outside his door. Well, Lucy is in her pajamas, but luckily I am dressed for the day, because we ended up needing to stay until 1:30!!!! From 8:00 until 1:30. Thankfully they had a lot of great books for me to read to Lucy and she calmed down as soon as we walked in the door. Lucy is completely easy to entertain and she can find joy and make a game out of anything. So, that was our exciting day last week.

Lucy the Sunbeam!!!

Lucy is now a Sunbeam at church and she is loving it! In fact next week she is giving the prayer and the scripture! But I want to tell you the story of Lucy on the first day of her Sunbeam class. Lucy was sitting in her little chair with her teacher and her class. One of Lucy's little friends, was sitting next to her and really liked Lucy's headband, so Lucy's friend decided that she would like to try it on. So, she proceeded to try and tug on it, which in turn pulled on Lucy's hair. Lucy got right up and went to her brother to tell him what had happened. Beanie gently caressed Lucy's hair and told her that she would be OK and to go ahead and tell the teacher. Lucy went right back and did exactly as brother had told her to do :) Brave little girl and awesome Brother! Sweet little friendship!

Lucy and her Brother

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Beanie and Lucy have always said that they wanted to marry each other. Anytime that I say "Daddy and I are married", Lucy always responds that she wants to marry brother and vice versa
Beanie always wants to marry Lucy. Well, last week Beanie finally asked me if that were possible. I told him "no, brothers and sisters can't marry each other in this country." So, a couple of days later I overhear Lucy tell Beanie that she wants to marry him and Beanie responds by saying "Lucy we can't marry each other here, because it is illegal. I guess we will have to go out of the country to get married. Maybe like, England or something." Lucy was just fine with the idea!

frist floor framed!

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The house is coming along! The first floor and the basement have been framed and they will start on the second floor this week! As soon as they clear the FOOT of snow that we got away :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Dad playing air hockey

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Dad playing air hockey at the 'Sport's Grill' at the Gateway. He ended up being the air hockey champion!

Papa Jon with Nivelli

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Gingerbread House

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We made this Gingerbread House on the Saturday before Christmas. We made it from scratch and the kids loved making it out and cutting it out and especially decorating it. Opening the Christmas presents and making a Gingerbread house are Beanie's favorite traditions for Christmas! Lucy had one side and Beanie had the other. They did a great job!

Lucy and Haley

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Lucy and Haley together at Grandpa's for Christmas Day! This is his cute little tree.

Christmas Day with Grandpa Cannon

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Christmas day with Grandpa! April, Kevin, Haley, and our family met with the Cannons at Grandpa's for Christmas! We met in his front lobby area since there was such a large group of us and we played the white elephant game and had a great time getting to catch up with everyone!
As we were leaving Lucy said "I don't want to leave Grandpa". She loves her Grandpa and he loves her!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Lucy and her Papa Joe

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Lucy loves her Papa Joe and she loves to talk to him really close and he loves it and so does Lucy.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Aunt April, Haley and Kevin Come!

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Aunt April, Kevin and Haley came around 4:30, and hung out with us until we left for Grandpa's party at 6:00pm. Then they came back over to our house until about 10:00. We had dinner and exchanged presents! We had a great time together!

Uncle Seany and Lucy

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Lucy absolutely loved Uncle Seany's present to her and she was sad to leave it to give him a love!

Lucy, Amy and Nate

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Belle Outfit #4

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Outfit #3

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Outfit #2

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Outfit #1

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Amy was the dresser with all accessories. Lucy absolutely loved it!

The jewelry

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Her Favorite present

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Lucy is opening up her favorite present that she got for Christmas. It is the present that Mom, Joe and Gram gave her. Dress-ups! Four different Disney princesses with shoes and jewelry. She loves it! She plays with it almost every day.

Beanie, Nate and Amy

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This was Beanie's thank you hug for Amy and Nate. Brady is holding up their present in the background.

The great Lego build

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Beanie got that awesome Crystal Kit from Nate and Amy, and he loves it!!! Brady and him just made one the other day and Beanie was so excited to do it. It still is in the creating process:) On the table is of course the great "Lego Build" of the "Mobile Devastator" .

Fairies from Nate and Amy

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Lucy by this time was completely sugared up as we were waiting for dinner to be ready :) Amy and Nate let her open her present before dinner to keep her away from the chocolate a little.

Mommy and Lucy

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My little Princess is sooooo much fun!

The girls

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Gram and I

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Mom, Joe and Gram made the turkey, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, the sweet potaotes and the gravy! Pretty awesome work for a 92 year old!!!  I brought the tofurkey, the veggie gravy, the veggie dumplings, olives and jello salad. I also forgot the rolls, sorry Gram! Amy and Nate brought the sparkling Cider!

The boys!

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Amy story-telling

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Christmas Dinner

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Joe, Mom, Sean, Grandma, Nate, Amy, Brady, Beanie, Lucy and I were all there for the dinner and then April, Kevin and Haley came for dessert and hung out with us for the rest of Christmas.

Mobile Devastator

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This was the much anticipated present. It arrived on Christmas Eve and Beanie was so worried that he wasn't going to get it! About a week before Christmas I was on the phone with trying to change the address, because I accidentally sent it to our old address. Well, he overheard me talking about it, when I thought he was in the other room and he said "oh good, I am getting the mobile devastator". So, I had to say "oh, sorry buddy, they just said they are out". He was so distressed and said we have to fly to where they have it! Christmas Eve he said he couldn't go to sleep because he was so worried that he wouldn't get his "mobile devastator" . In the meantime Brady and I were stressing out about it coming, because it wasn't available anywhere around us!! It arrived Christmas Eve about 1:00pm. Whew!!!!

Cinnamon Rolls and Legos

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It was time for a breakfast break with cinnamon rolls and legos. Beanie ended up getting six sets of legos all together. It was a fabulous lego Christmas! Daddy spent days putting them together :)

Lucy dancing!

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Pinky pie

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Pinkie Pie is telling Lucy a story! Maka likes it, too!

Lucy and Maka with her new "Pinky Pie"

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This was one of Lucy's favorite toys, her "My Little Pony- Pinky Pie". Right now she is dancing to the music because Piny Pie sings and dances :)

Christmas Morning!

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Beanie's pile were the green wrapping paper and Lucy's presents were the silver ones on the right, plus the penguin. She said that she wanted a real penguin, so this was as close as we could get :)

Fun times! Christmas Party

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Sunday Before Christmas

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This was right after church and they were in their Christmas duds! Super cute kids!

The cousins at the Christmas Party

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Autumn and Lori

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The Long Family

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Lucy and Kevin

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Lucy always loves to play with Uncle Kevin. He helped her set up her toys and had a tea party with her.

Present time!

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Long and Webber Christmas Party

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The playing of the Christmas presents! Beanie got a cool nerf gun from Trevor and Lori that he loves!

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Lucy adores Autumn and Autumn takes her all around and takes great care of her. We watched "Wallace and Grommit" at the party and Lucy and Autumn snuggled up together in a blanket to watch it. It was so cute! I wish that Autumn lived close so she could babysit!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Dr. Trevorkian

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Trevor at the Long and Webber Family Christmas Party! We exchanged presents and just had a great time with each other!

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Papa Jon's arrival!!!! We were so excited when we saw Papa Jon, we all sreamed (Amber, Amy and I). We embarrassed the heck out of him! It was sooooooo fun! He kept trying to get us to stop screaming, so of course, we just got louder! We love you, Dad!

Little America 07

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Love the Daddy!

Little America 07

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Haley, April and Kevin visited us while we were up there. We had a super fun time!

Little America 2007

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Lucy and Mama at our "Little America" dinner with our boys :)

Little America 2007

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Brady and Beanie at our dinner while we stayed at "Little America" for our family Christmas vacation! we had so much fun!

Lucy air hockey.

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Lucy played air hockey with her Matix Jay at the Skybox grill. We went there with Amy, Nate, Amber, Trevor Matix, Nivelli, and of course the great Papa Jon, on his Christmas visit. We went there to watch the Laker game on the big screen.

Lucy drums

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This was at Amber's house. this was Matix's Christmas present and Lucy loves it! Her and Beanie had a fun time playing with Matix and his new Christmas presents. Beanie especially loved Matix's new guns!