Saturday, November 28, 2009

Season of thanks
I am thankful for so many things that I couldn't let a Thanksgiving go by without listing a few of my blessings.

I am thankful for a loving husband who is also a terrific, involved father.
I am thankful for those who came before us and the example that they have set. John's grandma Betty was in town for Thanksgiving and Kelsi got some reading time in.
I am thankful for food to eat. I have never gone hungry and I take for granted that my pantry is full and that all I have to do is figure out which food I should eat, and not wonder if I was going to get to eat at all.

I am thankful for family. I feel so blessed to have come from amazing parents and that I have 3 awesome sisters. I have been blessed even more by adding 3 more sisters and a brother and two more parents through marriage to John.

I am thankful that Kelsi has cousins that she gets to play with and get to know. The pic below is Kelsi and Hailey born 5 weeks apart.

I am thankful for health and shelter.

I am thankful for pure innocence and joy.

I am thankful for this Holiday season that allows the world to reflect on the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and that we all remember the reason for the season.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

They're Baaaack!

Grandma and Grandpa Calderwood came home from a 2 year mission in Cambodia. We are all so happy to have them home and Kelsi is looking forward to getting to know them better. She is warming up to her "Gamma and Pa".

Like father like son. Lloyd was cracking jokes as soon as he stepped off the plane!
Melanie's family, Jalyn & John and I welcomed them at the airport with a banner and flowers.

We feel blessed for their service and are thankful for their strong testimonies of Jesus Christ.

Friday, November 13, 2009


My wonderful husband celebrated his 35th bday this week. He had a really busy day, so Kelsi and I took him to lunch

I made him the usual. His favorite "Pudding Cake"

What a ham....

We opened presents. Kelsi was SOOOOO cute. We can't wait for her bday and Christmas. With every rip of wrapping paper, she would say "WOW!" like it was the coolest thing she had ever seen. (BTW - don't you love her bed head?)

John got a very manly tool kit that he has been wanting for a while for his motorcycle as well as a few other things.

Thank you and you're welcome bday kisses.

We had family over for pizza and games and just celebrated the wonderful man who is my husband, John.
Every night I thank my Heavenly Father for John and all the hard work and support that he brings to our family. I am so proud of the man that he is. John is a great husband, father, and friend. We love you!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

BOO to daylight savings

Poor Kelsi....she has been soooo tired lately. She is waking up between 6am-6:30 since daylight savings and we HATE it. We were running errands the other day and I came home for a few minutes before I needed to run another errand, so I put in a Dr. Suess DVD for Kelsi and ran upstairs to fold a few clothes. Literally 5 minutes later, I came out to find Kelsi asleep on the couch. This has NEVER EVER EVER happened. Kelsi ONLY sleeps in her crib or on long car rides and ONLY if she has her binky. Poor kid...she is so off schedule.
Today, she was fighting her nap, so I went upstairs and asked her if she wanted to sit with mommy. I brought her downstairs and she fell asleep on me in about 3 minutes. Again....WHEN DOES THIS HAPPEN??? I savored it for 30 minutes and then took her to her crib. What a sleepy girl.

PS: John and I are FINALLY being strict about Kelsi's binky use. ONLY in bed at naptimes and bed. She was mad about it the first day, but now she happily leaves it behind. I am taking it as a good sign that she fell asleep TWICE this week on her own without that darn bink! And so, the weaning continues....

I tried to email these to the fam, but for some reason it said it was too big. So, here they are for everyone to see. Kelsi is pretty good at knowing all of her numbers 0-9 (90% of the time)

Learning numbers. John's favorite is "twoooooo".

Kelsi loves this book. Hop on Pop. It is a simple rhyming book. If you listen closely she says two different words that rhyme. The book says things like "all, tall" and "brown, down". She "reads" this book to herself all the time. Sorry it's out of focus.