Thursday, December 27, 2012

Misc. December Moments 2012

Here are a couple shots from throughout the last month:
Sophie LOVES Oreos & Cami now gets in the fridge all by herself ALL the time and I can't get her to stop & if she is given enough time to sneak in the fridge I find her making her own chocolate milk on the floor.
Sophie , like all my other kiddos, could survive on a plain noodle diet. It is heir FAVORITE food which is totally boring if you ask me.
We have to hose down our children after at least one meal on more or less a daily bases, for some reason I guess their mouths are not a large enough target to hit.
This is what my living room may look like if you randomly drop in during the middle of the day. I can't seem to get the kids to not make total disasters wherever they are.
Cami always has had a certain flare for fashion, unfortunately it is not what I would call mainstream fashion.She LOVES to sneak in my bathroom and apply& reapply lip gloss "lippy" daily. She usually cakes it on so much it is drippy and 90% is not actually on her lips.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What's New With Us Fergys???

In the last month there have been a couple big changes in the ole Fergy home. For one, Sophie is not in a crib anymore, but instead a big girl toddler bed. We didn't actually wan to change her yet, but she insisted we do it when one night she learned to climb out of her crib and we then could no longer keep her to stay in her crib. I always dread the non crib change, but Sophie has been really one of the EASIEST babies to change, she just sleeps in hr bed as if nothing has changed and she rarely every falls out. She does love her new found freedom to get n and out of bed and chose where she sleeps, which is as of late on the foot of Phoebe's bed.
The other beg change in out home is Phoebe no longer is a thumb-sucker  We finally got her to kick the habit with a mix of liquid Thum and fancy looking duct tape. It was a process that took a couple weeks  but once she had something to work for she just willed her self to stop almost overnight. She complained that it was a hard thing to be a grownup and not a baby, but she finally did it and so for a reward she got a new Pocahontas doll which she asked for along with the opportunity to stay up an extra 30 minutes and eat homemade ice-cream and with Mom & Dad.
You can see how genially excited she was to get this special date she earned and I am so proud to have my baby Phoebe finally be Thumb free!

Oh Fergy Tree...How Tasty are Thy Branches

At the beginning of Dec last year we assembled a gingerbread house with our kiddos and it was so wildly popular with our kiddos they began pointing out every tree kit in every store. This year, however  I decided I would go an easier rout and do a tree, something that can' collapse on you, instead.
I have to say this turned out great it was easier for he kiddos to get to help assemble and decorate, along with being a no stress pr prep project!
All he wee ones got REALLY into squeezing the bag of frosting on the tree. Many times they insisted they waned to do it all by them selves but that just made a mess as they squeezed it out of the top of the bag, so it became mandatory Mommy help.
The decorating candies were much more sparse in this kit, but it still turned out cute and there were still enough to eat and decorate!
This was definitely a winner project that will be repeated in years to come.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

HKWC Stocking Event 2012

For the 3rd year in a row we participated in the Helping Kids With Cancer socking auction. This year I donated a kitchen kit I put together it even won honorable mention he highest honor for a non-architect or interior designer professional who enters (below is a clearer pic of the bowl, but some of the fun stuff was not in it yet). The charity even re-auctioned off my Wizard of Oz Stcking stocking from the year before.
This year I not only got to participate in the stocking auction but also was asked to become a permanent member of the committee board Helping Kids With Cancer, which is an honor for me to be apart of.
My job on the the committee was to create and put together New Patient Diagnosis Bags. These are bags that are put together for patients who come to the children's hospital via the ER or Life Flight with a new cancer diagnosis. This is a project that is ever going and will require is putting together about 180 bags a year.
This was he first year that I also got the honor or handing out a stocking to one of the children in the hospital and it truly was a real blessing for me to experience and see how blessed me & my family are. Channel 2 News followed our charity around this year as the winner of Pay it Forward as we set up and passed out a couple of he stockings to the children in the hospital.
This is a wonderful opportunity I am able to participate in every year and I am already looking forward to and brain storming for next years great stocking to make & auction off.

Chriatmas at Temple Square 2012

As is always our tradition we made it a point to go see the dazzling light display at Temple Square. We chose the first Friday in December because it was a high of 40 which is practically balmy for a SLC December. On a side note I forgot to bring my coat that night so I did something I NEVER would have thought possible, I wore & zipped up with no problem Cory's small coat, WOOHOO for losing 54lbs!
This year we added Macy's amazing Christmas window displays to our temple square Christmas visit. These GIANT Christmas balls all turn and were made out of 100% edible candy.
These window displays were definitely worth the trip to see if you are in the area! Plus who wouldn't want to see the beautiful display at Temple Square again & again?

Santa Pics 2012

After discovering the ADORABLE Santa pics that Fotofly does with kiddos I have been excited all year to get back and do it again, definitely a tradition I will do EVERY year, because once again here are our cuties in their Christmas dresses & suit with Santa (Daddy)!
After our mini 5 minute photo session the kiddos got their first chance of the season to go see Santa and ell him what hey wanted. We had been practicing all week telling mommy what they were going to tell Santa, but  the twiners were a little overwhelmed when it was the real thing and forgot what they wanted, Cami sat quietly and Josh asked for the Lorax, a movie we already own. Good thing we had planned to see Santa again before Christmas!
After Santa we had 45 min to waste until our pics would be done so we went and visited the reindeer,  watched some of the amazing ice sculpting going on, got some dinner a the cafe. When pics were done we approved them and then took a drive through Thanksgiving Point's Light Display. The display is a bit overpriced for what it is, but we were there and the kiddos LOVE it.
This is one Monday night  tradition I have looked forward to repeating from last year though it wasn't quiet as smooth as last years trip we still all had fun and will be 100% into doing it again next year!