Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Pictures

It has been a journey trying to get a good family christmas picture this year. Aubrey never seemed to be interested in cooperating at the right, here is a collection of our "good enough" christmas pictures:

We went to Temple Square a few days ago with Grandma Cori who was here for a while taking care of her mom. It was COLD, but we had a great time and Aubrey got a kick out of all the lights.
Mike, Hunter, Danielle, Kale, Me, Aubrey, Mom & Mikayla
Mikayla tried to keep Hunter in the picture-

Friday, December 14, 2007

A quick catch-up

Halloween and Thanksgiving have come and gone and I am just now posting some pictures of the family. My sisters came over with their families to trick-or-treat in our neighborhood. The kids all looked so cute and they got enough candy to last a year. Good thing they have their parents to help them eat it!

"Aubrey was a little lamb"

The Wheats

The girls and I spent thanksgiving with the Child family while Kale was, of course, in Chicago. We stayed in cabins at Aspen Grove for a few days and had a great time even though we were all battling colds. Mikayla and I even went ice blocking on some ice the guys took from the swimming pool! Mikayla could be found night and day sliding down the stairs on the extra mattresses--that made for some good video to show her dad. It was good to spend some time with extended family that we don't get to see very often. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa! We had a blast.

I had to try it out a couple of times.

Aubrey spending some quality time with Grandpa Child.

Thanksgiving Day Bingo

Tanner & Hunter staying up late.

Danielle & I tried to keep warm indoors.

Aubrey is all ready for our walk to the lodge for some Thanksgiving turkey!

Now, we are on to the Christmas holiday...and the girls couldn't be happier. I told Kale that we were going to get a reasonably sized christmas tree this year and somehow we came home with a 12-footer. I don't know how he does it....but I caved. It was lots of fun decorating while standing on a ladder :) Thankfully we are all healthy now and are enjoying christmastime!
It took me half of the morning just to get the lights on. (Kale had to do the very top)
Mikayla and Paige decorated the little tree for the girls upstairs.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Mikayla!

We have been in party mode the last week here at the Mount household. My sister, Danielle, and I spent hours decorating our unfinished basement for Mikayla's halloween birthday party last Saturday. It was such a blast! She invited 8 friends plus her 5 cousins (not to mention Grandma Debbie and all her nearby aunts and uncles). All in all I'd say the party was a success--Lots of laughter and fun. Among other things, we did an art project, played pin the stem on the pumpkin and had a pinata with way too much candy (thanks for spearheading that one, Kale!).
The kids all looked so cute in their costumes!

"Glinda" with her Carpenter cousins

Thanks to everyone who helped out!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

So far so good with the sleep training! We decided to let her "cry it out" because nothing else was working. Kale had the hard part, though....I went over to Debbie's house to sleep for a few hours that first night so I wouldn't rush in and pick her up. Luckily Aubrey is a quick study---she is waking only once at night now!! We may get back to normal again after all :)

I have been feeling bad that I don't have as many baby pictures of Aubrey as I do of Mikayla so I got to work--Here are a few of my favorites:

Sitting up all by myself! (5 months)

Little "Bow" Peep (as her daddy calls her)
Playing blocks with Mikayla

Saturday, September 1, 2007

I'm already getting behind! The summer has come and gone and I haven't posted a single picture for grandma's and grandpa's to see. I think if I had ONE decent night's sleep I'd be a different person. Hopefully by next week that will be the case. Last night I decided that I was no longer feeding Aubrey at 12:00...and 3:00...and 5:30 as she has come accustomed to. I thought it was going to be a disaster, but she handled it pretty well (but I'm a wreck). Wish me luck for tonight!

We have had a really great summer...afternoons at the pool, a couple of weeks in California (including Sea World) and lot's of playing with friends, but Mikayla is ready for school to start next week.

She has a new best friend who moved in across the street--Paige--and they play together EVERY single day. It's great because they just bounce back from one house to the other and they adore each other.

Kale and I also just celebrated our 7th anniversary about a month ago. We went to dinner at the Tree Room in Sundance which was wonderful until after dessert when Kale announced that he had a kidney stone and needed me to drive him to the hospital. He spent the rest of the evening in pain and drugged up. That was an unforgetable night!

As for Aubrey, she is 5 months old now and she just learned how to sit by herself and she loves eating solid foods (just rice cereal and pears so far). I'll post pictures of that soon!

Monday, June 18, 2007


Mikayla just finished up her first few months of preschool. "Ms. Sherri" has been a great teacher and Mikayla has come to look forward to every Tuesday and Thursday. She even got to go on a fieldtrip which she really loved. The experience has been so good for her and we look forward to starting up again in the fall. They finished up the year with a cute program where the kids sang some of their favorite songs (Mikayla was the whale with a polka dot tail). Kale and Aubrey and I all went to watch and cheer her on.

Peer Pressure

Well, I finally succumbed to peer pressure to start a family blog (thanks Kandis and Shea). Our family is growing and are a few pictures to get started. I hope I can keep up with this... :)