Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Greetings

We did our Christmas Cards a little different this year.  For those of you not on our mailing list (if you want to be let me know).  Here is what we did. This is the picture we sent.
 And here is the poem we sent with it.
I Spy the Hurst Family
I spy a little frog book
And a family picture that was took.
I spy a gymnast girl
And a tutu to twirl.
I spy a book for energy that’s renewable
And a picture of a preschool girl.
I spy a dress that caused some commotion
And some captain bars for promotion.
I spy a baby shoe
And a toy to chew.

Kaylee was born this year on Feb 2nd.  She is growing way to fast and loves to explore.
Lily started preschool and speech therapy this year.  She is still in gymnastics and loves it.
Erin started kindergarten and is a reading machine.  She still enjoys going to ballet/tap.
Liz is busy being a mom and has been severely bitten by the crafting/sewing bug this year.
James has been busy with school, work and military.  He enjoyed some time in Morocco this year and was promoted to a captain.
We have had a wonderful blessed year. If you want to stay updated you can check out our family blog at jameslizhurst.blogspot.com.
 We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

I have to share this picture too, cause I spied something super cute!
ps. everything in the picture explains our family or our year so if you have any questions let me know :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Year of Funnies

I have gone through all my face book status' of this year and many of them are funny things my children have said this year.  So to make these funny memories more permanent I am going to share them here.  I might share some that are just plain good memories too.

-I got a new dessert cookbook.  Erin wanted to know all the recipes.  When I cam across one that had coffee in it Erin exclaimed "Coffee is bad for you.  It will make you smoke."
-Erin was playing pretend like she was a mad queen and yells out "I am so mad!  Exclamation!
-Erin decided she wanted to make her own PB&J.  She worked really hard on it.  3 bites into it she said -"Mom, I am not an expert lunch maker like you are."
-Erin asked for a pet chameleon. I asked her why she wanted one and she replied she wanted to watch it change colors.  I then asked her if she wanted to clean it poop and feed it live crickets.  She thought about it for a moment then replied "Mom you can help!"
-Erin's quote of the day. "Butterflies are my favorite type of flies."
-Erin just informed me she wishes her name was, Pink Rose Flower Hurst.
-Darn you Uncles.  Erin is going around telling Lily to pull her finger.
-Erin had a bad dream last night.  She dreamt she got a cookie dough shake from Grannies and dropped it.
-I gave a talk about Relief Society in church today.  Now Erin is going around playing Relief Society.  At least someone listened :)
-I discovered Lily's biggest fear.  Flies.  I am not talking about running from them, I am talking about paralyzed with fear crying and screaming at the top of her lungs.  I feel bad but I can't help but laugh.
-Today Lily dumped a bowl of wheat flour all over her and Erin's bed.  Yesterday it was cups of water.  I guess I should be glad that they weren't on the same day.
-At the risk of sounding like a braggy parent, Lily was the best child in her gymnastics class today.  She is so physically talented.
-Day after Halloween: Lily has a dum dum in each hand and loving life.
-Lily's talking on the phone to daddy, "BOO! BOO! BOO!  Scare you daddy haha."
-Lily wants bubble gum pizza for dinner. Yum
-Part of motherhood is changing a babies diaper then changing it again 2 minutes later because she's had a blow out.
-There is a little shelf with colored flowers above Kaylee's changing table.  Every time I change her diaper she stares at it and smiles.  I love her smiles.
-I will take Kaylee giggling at my singing as a compliment.
-Kaylee's happy sound, "dadadada".  Kaylee's sad sound, Mmamamamamam"  I think this is unfair :)
-Why I love having girls. My strong military husband just said, " I think this time I will pick Aurora... Oh no I picked the wrong magic princess."
-I feel so blessed to have 3 wonderful little girls.  I just don't know how I got so lucky.
-Snuggling with Kaylee, smelling baby breath and kissing baby cheeks.  Can life get any better?
-Today's tip: always keep a few get well cards on display.  that way when company comes over they will think you have been sick and unable to clean.


Monday, December 6, 2010

I am human

Just deleted my ranting and ravings and I feel much better.  But I will leave the ending b/c that is worth remembering (for me at least.)

I guess the moral is that true thought and love from people is what we need (sing with me "what the world needs now, is love sweet love...")  And whilst I can't change the people around me I can change myself.  I know I have not always been the best friend I should have been to people and I know I haven't given my family all the time and thought they truly deserve from me.  So I am going to try harder to be a little better :)  I am also going to read this talk by President Monson a few more times cause I think I still have a lot to learn from it.