Blessings come in mysterious ways. This truck is one of them. Last fall a lady in Mom Buckner's ward was going to sale this truck but the engine pooped out so it ended up in our front yard for free no strings attached. Chad had good intentions to fix it up and sale it but...winter came, darkness came, and baby coming. He just didn't have the time. However, he sold it as is. There it goes...free money. What a blessing!
We took the boys to a siblings class at Davis Hospital to help them get ready for the big day when baby sister arrives. It was a fantastic class. The ladies in charge did a great job. They talked about how needy babies are and how busy mom and dad will be and how they should handle it. Also they learned how to hold baby, pick baby up, change a diaper and how to wrap up baby in a blanket. They also got a t-shirt and a bag with baby stuff in it like a bottle and a scrub brush. It was really good for them. I must brag about my boys...they answered all the questions and made their parents look good and feel really proud!
Some people find the Virgin Mary in chips or Jesus carved in trees but Wade the duck lover finds ducks in his cereal. I was in shock when Wade told me he found a duck in his fruit loops. You can't deny that those two yellow loops with an orange beak is not a duck. A cereal miracle.
Ethan finally lost his first tooth. It was a very excited moment in our house. Chad pulled it out for him and there was a little blood. Ethan was surprised it didn't hurt more. He left this really cute note for the Tooth Fairy so he could keep his tooth. This is a fun time for me as a mom. I never thought it would be a big deal. But it is. My baby is getting so big.
Top pic is the boys making candy canes. The bottom two are the boys with their treasures from G'ma Buckner. Wade got a necklace, watch and other bling. Ethan got a lady bug watch and some other cool crystal jewelry.
The kids got to make a lot of noise about 10 pm and then off to bed (or to watch a movie). They had so much fun playing with all of their cousins. It gets loud and messy but I know they love it. Wade gave my big belly this great sticker because the baby is our present I guess.
Another Christmas day is here and I don't know how anyone enjoys the day without kids. They make it so much fun. Wade got his Duck robe and both boys had so many Lego's to put together. Thanks to Uncle Cory and Aunt Britany for putting Lego's together ALL day.
It wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to Neighbor Ann's house to see the big train under the tree. They set it up this year just for the boys. So sweet!
Mini Gingerbread houses at the Hirschi house. This year Ethan some how knocked his off the table and down the stairs. He was so upset but the rest of us had to hold in the laughter. One of those random moments.
The nativity will always be one of my fondest memories of Christmas. The Hirschi's dress up so crazy and we laugh a lot. Yet, the true meaning of Christmas is taught. Love it!
Introducing, The Buckner grandkids all together. Taylor, Ryan, Amanda, Davin, Katelyn, Brennan, Ethan, Avery, Wade, Ady, Briley and Babies 1(me-girl), 2 (Heidi -girl), and 3 (Ashley-boy) that are cooking in the oven.
I decided to do homemade ornaments this year just for fun. Ethan chose dinosaurs. Wade a fish and a duck. For Chad the boys picked the skeleton angel thing and I got a swirly whoville shape. Turned out very cute.