The waiting has begun.....Again

The kids had a great Christmas this year. They were so excited about everything they opened and very grateful. The big surprise came from Grandma and Grandpa. They are taking the whole family to Disneyworld and we leave on New Years day. We will also be going to Kennedy Space center and Universal studios. I helped Julia make a new countdown calendar for the trip, she can't wait! It has been an exciting few weeks. I will also add that Charlotte is sitting up all on her own, learning to use a sippy cup and saying mama when she is really tired or hungry.


So, I've been a little busy since Charlotte was born. She is such a wonderful, sweet baby but 4 kids is a bit crazy! Thought I would put up a few pictures of what we have done over the past few months. These are Charlotte's 4 month pics taken by her Aunt Allison. About time to do the 6 month pictures now. Doesn't she look like a doll?

Mike and his Dad ran the St. Geoge marathon together - this was Mike's first and he did so well. So proud of him!!! Then we drove to SLC to visit my sister and brother in-law and my Mom also came down from Rexburg to see us. We toured Temple Square, went to General Conference with the boys and went to the Dinosaur museum which the kids absolutely loved.

alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5678962344867492242" /> Our annual trip to the local pumpkin patch and the kids all dressed up for Halloween!

Here is my big girl Julia, 4 1/2 years old and in pre-school this year. She is also doing ballet and tap dance. She loves to help with baby Charlotte and is such a great sister!


Charlotte Ruth Taylor

So she's finally here! I will have to include delivery details later. For now here are a few pictures of our sweet girl. Born 6-3-11 7 pounds 10 oz 20 1/4 inches long. The kids are in love with here and spend all their time fighting over who get's to hold her!


Spring Piano Recital

The boys played in a piano recital last weekend. They both did a great job. I am so amazed at the progress they have made over the year.


Hyrum turns 8!!!

Hyrum turned 8 - such an exciting age! He is such a funny and loving and smart kid. He really wanted a party at Chuck E Cheese - a kids dream - a parents nightmare! We took him and a few friends and actually had a great time without too much drama or chaos! He had fun so I guess that is what matters most. I added a few pictures of our silly boy over the years. Seeing him smile always makes me smile. He has such a love for life and we feel so blessed to have him in our family.

Arrow of Light

Ethan has finished Webelos and received his Arrow of Light award last Friday. He has been so lucky to have really great leaders all through his cub scout career. Now he moves on to 11 year old scouts and Hyrum begins cubs!


One month to go!!!!!

Some of our favorite bows
Baby shoes!!!

I love this bedding with the birds and owls

Baby girl crib
Julia's Bed

I can't wait for our little girl to arrive. I especially can't wait for the need to use the bathroom every 45 minutes to be gone! I have been really lucky so far and am still pretty comfortable though. We started getting the house ready back in March so everything is done except for setting up the cradle. We painted Julia's old room and moved Ethan in there. Painted a dresser and desk for Julia and bought a big girl bed. Then we also finally painted the hall bathroom after being in the house for 6 years. I feel like I have cleaned out every cupboard, closet and drawer to organize things and make room for another person in this house. It seemed so big when we moved in and had only 2 kids! Now we are using up every inch of space. And in case I didn't mention it, this girl is already spoiled! We love shoes and headbands!


Mr. & Mrs. Moore

Mike and I traveled to St.Maries Idaho this weekend for my sisters wedding. We had a nice time seeing my family and I was so glad that we could be there to see Samantha on her special day. She looked beautiful in her dress and I have to say that our family rocked it with our amazing dance moves at the reception! We had a great time and Mike and I enjoyed a weekend together without our kids before #4 arrives.

Happy Birthday Princess!!!

Last week we celebrated Julia's 4th birthday. Wow, the years are flying by. I had to take a minute and say a few things about this amazing little girl. She has been a blessing from the moment she was born. Bringing joy and laughter and PINK to our home. I LOVE having a daughter. The princesses and baby dolls and bows and ruffles make me smile. Julia is a bright, imaginative little girl. Always make-believing and dressing up. She loves to help me cook and put away the laundry. She makes up her own songs to sing and is a mermaid in the bathtub. She is always saying something funny and we love her so much. She is also strong willed and a drama queen but I wouldn't change any of it. I can't wait to do this all over again with our next little girl! Happy Birthday Julia!