Monday, June 6, 2011

Sweet Little Cameron

Last month we celebrated Cameron's 3rd birthday! What a big boy! He got lots of fun toys that he loves to play with. Here are a few pictures of all of the fun we had!

We are so lucky to have Cameron in our family. He's always making us laugh. We just love those dimples too. He is currently obsessed with the Power Rangers! He talks about them all of the time. His favorite is the Blue Power Ranger, because blue is his favorite color. Actually, now there is a gold one and that's his favorite. He wanted me to call him Antonio one day because that's the name of the gold Power Ranger. He's too funny! This morning I overheard him singing "You Are So Beautiful" from the movie, Little Rascals. (I caught him on tape and am crossing my fingers that I can get it to post on here.) Then he talks about the Froggy kid saying, "I whipped out my lizard." I love this boy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

So Blessed!

I've been wanting to post these pictures for months now and I am finally getting around to doing it. I am so grateful to have these beautiful little children in my life. I love each one of them so much. They bring my life so much joy. I am SO BLESSED!

Mike and I continue to be amazed at how creative and smart Kaylee is. Just recently she wrote a book about a mouse who loves to draw and eat cheesy nachos. It was so cute and clever!

Jace is going through a stage right now, where he likes to wear pajamas all day. He'll get dressed and go to school, come home and change into pjs, change back into his clothes to play at a friend's house, and come back home and change back into his pjs. It cracks me up! It is nice at the end of the day to not have to tell him to go get ready for bed.

My boys have become the best of friends lately. They play with each other more than they ever did before. They like to take their shirts off and "exercise,"
which to them is running back and forth from the family room to our bedroom and dive onto our bed, and doing push-ups (it is hilarious watching them try to do them with their skinny little arms). Cameron is at such a cute age where he says the cutest things with his cute little way of talking. Just today Jace said, "Cameron you're so cute." And Cam responded, "I'm not cute, I'm awesome." He thinks the Power Rangers are so cool right now and will go on and on talking about them.

Lily is already five months old and it makes my heart ache thinking how fast that has gone by. She is our last baby and I just want to enjoy this baby time as long as possible. I find myself holding her as she sleeps and just soaking in the feeling of her in my arms and smelling her sweet baby scent. When someone gets her to laugh I stop whatever I am doing so I can hear her adorable little giggles. It melts my heart every time.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lily Mae is Here!!!

We are so thrilled to have another little baby girl in our family. She was born on November 7th at 9:33 pm and weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz and was 19 inches long. Here are a couple of pictures of her. She is so much cuter in person. Our camera isn't powerful enought to capture the amount of cuteness that she is :)

After looking over baby pictures of the other kids she really looks the most like Kaylee, a blonde version of Kaylee. So far she is as sweet as can be and we can't get enough of her.

The labor and delivery all went quickly and smoothly, if you don't count the hours of false labor I had from 1:00 am to about 10:00 am. We went back to the hospital at about 6:30, had my epidural within the first hour there, a little pitocin to speed things up, they checked me at 9:20 and felt a head and after a few pushes she was here! It really was a breeze. We're just so glad she's here and is healthy.

On Monday morning the kids came to meet their baby sister. They were all so excited to see her. Cameron was happy to see her, but was more interested in the hospital room and looking out the big window. Oh well.

It's funny how different boys and girls are. When Kaylee saw what was left of my belly she was surprised at how small it was. A week later she said that it's getting even smaller. What a sweetheart. Jace saw my stomach and said I was still fat. The next day he asked why I was still fat. Boys!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Summer 2010

I was going to try to catch up and do a post for every event that took place this summer, but have decided to throw it all into one. So here it goes:

Over Memorial Day weekend we went camping up Hobble Creek Canyon with some of our favorite friends, the Carpenter's, Larson's, Jenson's, and Robinson's. The kids had a blast playing with each other and exploring the world around them. They were NEVER bored! It was a little chilly at night, but we survived okay.

The first weekend in June, Mike and I went down to Las Vegas with my brothers, Tom and Jared, and their wives, Carrie and Ashley. We met up with James and his girlfriend Ai-Ling, who flew in from Georgia. I'm not a huge fan of Las Vegas, but I really wanted to meet Ai-Ling. James was supposed to propose to her while we were there, but left the ring back in Georgia. We had a great time in Vegas. Our hotel was nice and family-friendly, we went to the Human Body exhibit, saw the Beatles Love show, and the fountains at the Bellagio which went off to Patriotic music, it was really cool!

In June I had my ultrasound. Baby looks good and after a lot of searching we found out we're having a GIRL! We are all so excited! The name we have picked out is Lily Mae. Her name comes from my family and Mike's, so it worked out perfectly! We can't wait to see her!

Jace turned 5 on June 24th! He had a friend party at Chuck E Cheese's. The kids had a blast! We got him the Super Mario Bros. for the Wii, which he has wanted for months. He loves it and has passed the whole thing already! I'm amazed at how good he is.

For the 4th of July we went down to Provo to go to some of their Freedom Festival events. It was pretty fun. The weather was perfect! I was worried about spending all day out in the heat, but it was so nice all weekend.

In July I went down to the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City with my mom and two of my Aunts. I had such a great time! All I did for 3 days was eat, sleep, read, and watch some amazing plays. I grew an even greater appreciation for Shakespeare and how brilliant he was as a writer. I'm afraid I'm hooked and will be going down there every summer possible!

We live so close to the Kennecott Copper Mine and have never been there as a family, so one Family Night we decided to check it out. Wow that place is HUGE! The kids especially liked the big trucks. Now we can point it out to them while driving down the street and say, "remember when we went to the Copper Mine over there?"

Over the summer Jace played T-Ball and Kaylee gave soccer a try. Let's just say Kaylee never wants to play soccer again. But I'm proud of her for trying something new. Jace, on the other hand, had a blast playing baseball and now wants to try football. He's a pretty good little athlete. At every T-Ball or soccer game Cameron wanted to play with them so badly! Hopefully he'll have his chance next year.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Big Three-0!

This was a very important and very big year for my hubby Mike. On May 25th he turned 30!!! I can't believe I am married to a 30-year-old! He is sooooo OLD!!! Ha Ha! He didn't want a big party, especially not a surprise party, which is what I was planning to do. So we had a big Jazz birthday cookie and sent him on a little treasure hunt to find his gift. A new TV!!! We've had this little 19" in our room since we've been married and I decided it was time he had something a little bigger and a little nicer so he can watch all the Jazz games he wants! Apparently I didn't get any pictures of the birthday boy on his birthday, but I did take a picture of his big cookie and the kids got a hold of the camera and took some of themselves. We love you Mike!!

Cam Turns 2!

On May 19, 2010 our little blonde boy turned 2! We had a baseball themed party for him at a park after one of Jace's T-Ball games. Cameron is obsessed with balls and sports. He will randomly just name off sports. The funniest was when he was trying to poop and was a little constipated he was saying, "baseball, football, soccer game..." It was like he was thinking happy thoughts in a time of struggle :) So cute!! We got him a T-ball tee, mitt, and balls. He also really loves Meem (Lightning McQueen), so we got him a remote control McQueen for his GeoTrax. We had lots of family there to celebrate with us. The weather was perfect! We had baseball cupcakes, popcorn balls, and ice cream cones. We had just found out that he was no longer allergic to eggs so he was loving those cupcakes!

I can't blog about the party without mentioning what happened to Kaylee! Kaylee had a loose tooth and when she bit into her popcorn ball it popped right out and got stuck in her popcorn ball! Let's just say it surprised her and she wasn't too thrilled about it at first. This is technically the first time she's lost a tooth. She had her bottom teeth pulled by a dentist because her adult teeth popped up behind her baby teeth. So she was definitely not expecting this!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

El Cinco De Mayo

Every year, on the 5th of May, the Liljenquist family has a Cinco De Mayo party. It's so fun getting together for tacos and a pinata, and flan if we're lucky :) My brothers usually compete to see who can eat the most tacos. This year most of my brothers were away for work, so the title went to Tom. It's August now so I don't remember how many he ate, but I think he broke a record! The kids loved hitting the pinata. No one was afraid of it this year :)