Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Great Surprise

Britt gave us all the best Christmas present EVER.  We couldn't fly him home for Christmas and it was going to be very sad and depressing.  My parents decided to help us out and use air miles to fly him home.  They all kept it a huge secret and went to pick him up in the middle of the night.  He showed up to the house at 7:15 after my mom called and asked if she could hide a gift here.  I opened the door to my awesome husband.  I had a hunch that something was going down though.  The night before Britt had called my dad and he left the room.  I was hopeful but reserved just in case it wasn't to be.  So we have been in Heaven having him home for Christmas.  Today is Christmas Eve and time for our Annual Bergman Party.  It was great, the kids playing, football on, lots of food, an announcement that we will have a nephew due in May and Alexis all of the sudden not playing.  She was whiny and laying across me.  She had a fever of 102.2.  All the Aunts jumped into action with medicine, cool packs, and water.  We chose to take her home and leave the party early.  Very sad but we made the right choice.  It was really nice to be home before 5 on Christmas Eve.  Normally the kids fall asleep in the car on the way home at 9pm.  The presents are wrapped, stockings full, cookies and milk eaten and Santa has come and gone.  Buddy or Elf went with Santa back to work on Christmas for next year.  Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thanksgiving crafts

Grandma came over and made turkey and pilgrim treats with the girls. Alexis loved making them, Megan ate them!

She climbed up here and just put her head down and went to sleep. Sweet girl. She alomst slept through Turkey dinner.
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We have no clue how she got in there it must not have been easy!
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Minnie Mouse


I like the bandaid on the forehead!

Eating Suckers with Friends.

Waiting for the ferris wheel
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They made out trick or treating.

Obsessed with the laptop!

Playing in potatoes flakes and no it was not planned.

She loved the gooey insides!
She drew the face and I cut it out.  Alexis actual hates the insides of pumpkins! 

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Friday, December 9, 2011

  In May we had a little photo shoot done with our crazy big family.  I just got them so I thought I would share.

 Family picture(Greg is the only one missing)
 He loves kissing me in pictures!
 Megan can you smile?  I love when Alexis smiles and tips her head.  So cute.
No I can't smile mom....


Yesterday Megan walked up to me patted me and said "moo."  Later she tried lifting my shirt up.  Today she wanted to nurse during the day, I have decided in an effort to start the stopping process to not nurse during the day.  So several times she would lay down and trying to lift my shirt and I would tell her no milkies.  After a few moments she would except the cup of juice or water that I was offering.  About the 3rd time of this she walked over and got my nursing cover that I have hidden behind the little table and handed it to me.  She is very determined to nurse whenever she wants.  I won though!  I will still nurse her first thing in the morning, because then I have an excuse to stay in bed longer, and at night before she goes to bed.  It is so relaxing for her that is just makes it easier to put her in bed.  I am a bit sad, but relieved.  Not nursing her will give me lots more freedom from my worries that she is going to want to nurse and I won't be there.  Silly, but true.  Oh and she hates Santa.  I can't wait to get the picture from the ward party!  Ha it is going to be hilarious.  I really should have just gone in and stood there letting her see what happens, but I thought if I just plopped her down that we might be able to snap one picture before she noticed....nice try but she instantly looked back.  She was arching her body away from Santa, I tried stand by him holding her(almost took his beard off picking her up, opps) Tried having her stand in front and nothing worked so I cut our losses and left.  When Grandpa gets back from Mexico we will have him put his suit on without the beard and let her get used to it and try and get a good picture.  Alexis asked Santa for an American Girl doll.  Santa is getting her the copy cat doll from Target to see if she can take good care of a doll like that before getting the real one.  The AG doll's are $100 a pop and the one from Target is $30.  Big difference for a 5 year old.  Besides when we do get her a AG doll I want to take her up to the store and have it be a really fun day of getting her doll and eating lunch with her.   Honestly she probably won't notice the difference unless she has it right next to a AG doll.  The eyes open and shut on hers and they don't on the other.  There is a horse for the doll that I am so tempted to get, but then I need to find another present for Megan and it was tough buying for her this year. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Alexis can count and write to 100.  She downloaded it into her brain. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Daddy is my Hero.

Alexis age 5

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Megan's words at 17 months
hot and puts her hand up like stop
tickle tickle
hiya (this is for both hi and bye)
She can also sign please and more
loves babies real or pretend, climbing, playing hide and seek, peek a boo, summer saults, playing with Alexis, markers (eating and coloring on her body and clothes), doing laundry which includes carrying clothes around putting themin and out of the machines and shutting the doors.  Absolutely loves being outside and going to get Alexis from the bus.  Talking on the phone, playing with the Wii remotes and the phones.  Helping me unload the dishwasher one spoon at a time and looking out the window.  She likes to howl like a wolf and meow like a kitty.   She is such a fun baby/toddler and lights up the room with her sweet personality!  We sure love this baby!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

To the airport we went to pick up Daddy.  Alexis was so excited she was jumping up and down as we got our shoes on.  Britt texted me while I was still on I-5 passing Kent which stressed me out just a bit because Megan was crying and I didn't think we would make it in time to park and go in.  Well as luck would have it the airport is a mad house and with his flight coming in 20 minutes early they had to wait to be docked.  traffic was so slow getting to the terminal so I decided to park.  As we walked away from the car he texted me again saying they had just docked.  So glad I parked because driving around again would have taken forever.  We went in and went to the escalator closest to United and hoped we had the right one.  While on the phone we confirmed that he was coming up to that one, he told he was coming up.  Alexis was watching so I asked her if she could see him and she said nope.  I looked and he was indeed coming up but with the beard, hat and anti-glare glasses he didn't look to familiar.  When he got closer she realized it was Daddy and hugged him tightly.  Megan was standing about 3 feet away and was really unsure.  Britt just picked her up not even giving her a chance to fuss.  he put her down on the sky bridge so she could walk across but she wouldn't so Britt offered to pick her up she looked at him turned around and backed it his arms.  She has been so cute by coming and snuggling on his lap and not wanting to be put to bed without him.  it is like he wasn't even gone.  Thank Heavens for Skype.  We have more to be grateful for then ever before!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I told Alexis I was going to sit on her with my big butt.  She wisely replied you don't have a big but it is just large, and mine is small and Megan has a cute little butt.  Funny stuff.  Britt is in the air on his way home for Thanksgiving.  I have never been more thankful for my little family then I am right now.  I never appreciated having a good job and good health more then this year.  We are blessed and I can only hope that it will continue.  In Ward Council we talked about Fast Offerings and how the windows of Heaven will be opened if we give and that the difference between tithing is that the only time in the scriptures that window is plural is when referring to Fast Offerings.   I have never been really consistent with paying Fast Offerings partly because I thought it had to be paid on Fast Sunday, which is not so.  I have committed our family to paying a generous Fast Offerings.