Saturday, March 26, 2011


I know my girls probably "could" have ridden a bike with no training wheels a long time ago, (since they are 8 and 6 1/2), but I never really pushed the issue too much, until this year. I got tired of seeing 3 and 4 year olds riding their bikes around, knowing my girls still couldn't do it. And I want to take them on bike rides this year! So on St. Patricks Day, Bailee stayed home from school because of pink eye, and it was a nice day outside.

So I told her she was going to learn how to start and stop on her own. She kind of knew how to stay up, but couldn't start or stop on her own. She kept saying, "I don't want to", and had a pretty negative attitude about it. But I kept telling her she was going to do it. Well, it only took her about 2 minutes to figure it out. Then she said riding a bike was her favorite thing in the whole world! Her whole mood changed. :)

Then Trinidee got home from school and saw what Bailee could do. We immediately took off her training wheels, and guess what? It only took her a few minutes and a couple of tries to get it down.

**I know you might be thinking, "where is Bailee's helmet?", but she had grown out of hers, and she WAS wearing mine when she was first practicing. Trinidee has my helmet on in the pictures. I have since gone and purchased the girls a new helmet, and they know they have to wear them any time they ride their bikes.**

Here's a video of a little "crash". Taken with my phone, which is why the picture is so crappy.

It's so fun to see them enjoying their bikes now! I took Ryker out the other day and taught him how to pedal on his. I tied a jump rope to his bike and pulled as he tried to pedal. (He still has his training wheels of course). He'll be joining his sisters before we know it!

Monday, March 7, 2011

20 weeks

I'd better start off this post by sharing the pictures from our ultrasound we had on January 29, 2011, at Fetal Fotos at the Southtowne Mall. We couldn't wait until our ultrasound at 20 weeks to find out what it was, so we went in at 15 weeks and found out it was a boy. So here are some of the ultrasound pics at 15 weeks:

And today, (March 7, 2011) was my 20 week routine ultrasound, where they make all the measurements and check for any problems. I can't believe how much bigger he looked after only 5 weeks! They re-confirmed that it is a boy. He looked so cute wiggling around in there. We even saw him "drinking" or "swallowing". It just seems so much more real when you get to see them and watch them moving around through the ultrasound. I love modern technology!

And a 20 week belly shot:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bailee's Special Day

Yesterday was Bailee's big day. She was so excited to be baptized and confirmed, and has been counting down the days! The day went really well, and we had a lot of family and friends come to show their support! Today I am really regretting not taking more pictures afterwards at our house. We had a lot of yummy food! Here are just a few shots from the happy occasion.
Congrats to Bailee on making such an important decision! You are such a sweet & special little girl, and we love you!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stuff for Sale

We're in the purging mood around here. Kevin has a lot of electronic stuff and tools we're trying to get rid of that he just doesn't use any more. So if you'd like to check out our KSL ads, click here.
I don't even know what half of this stuff is, but we've got it if you need it!