Sunday, March 3, 2013

February 2013 Happenings

February has been a happening month! We started out driving to Tuscan to watch our oldest niece Megan speak in church before leaving on an 18 month mission (more about that here). Matt's parents and brother drove from St. George to Vegas to pick us up and head on our way. We drove in their van and there wasn't a vacant seat in that thing! It was a quick trip but a LONG drive. Luke had 4 teeth coming in so that meant a fever, lots of sucking on his pacifier, and crankiness. Eliza did great sitting in the back with Grandma and Mom, Uncle Kirt or Daddy (depending on whose turn it was to drive).

We got to Tuscon in time for Megan's farewell party and we got to meet some of their amazing friends and ward family. The next day we got up so that all 16 of us staying at their house could get up and ready for 9 o'clock church... I was the last one out the door of course.

Megan did an amazing job on her talk. We could definitely feel the Spirit and we knew that she was ready to serve a mission. It was crazy to hear her and see her as an "adult" and not a young girl anymore. Megan was barely a teenager when Matt and I got married and she has blossomed (can I use that word anymore) into a beautiful woman. Megan and Uncle Kirt sang too and it was beautiful... man I wish I had that talent.

Here are a few pics:
Megan | Luke, Mom, Megan, Dad, Eliza
Jess, Austin, Paula, Sierra, Aaron, Jocelyn, Megan
Uncle Kirt, Grandma, Megan, Grandpa, Uncle Matt

Next was Valentine's Day. After we left Tuscan Eliza, Luke and I all got sick. Fever, stuffy nose, cough... it was bad. As you can tell in the picture below Eliza is pretty sleepy looking at her preschool party. I made her go because she was SO excited about handing out and getting her Valentine's Cards. We even put the cards together almost a WEEK before the party and then she carried them around everywhere in the bag we made her. 

On Tuesday, Feb 12th we had a play group V-day party at the park with our friends. I was in charge and I added text to an adorable invite I found online, made yummy treats with the help of our friends Preslee, Kenzie & their mom, and made our valentines.  All of which I got no pictures of people...

 Valentine we made that you attach to an applesauce squeeze pouch | Valentine party invite

Our delicious treats.

At Eliza's preschool I got to watch her sing the cutest little songs and play for a little bit. They got to have mac & cheese and turkey sandwich for snack (which looked gross). And they colored a beautiful heart. Eliza was pretty much ready to go after snack but we stayed until the end. I'll have to take a picture of all of her Valentine cards she received. She loved ever one!
 Because we were sick I never took a picture of the kids with their heart shaped boxes of candy or the cute Valentines they got from their Grandma & Grandpa K. Next year...
After a week of being sick the kids were finally up for some fun so we headed to the new park by our house. We loved it! It was so nice outside and felt wonderful to have some real sunshine on my face.

Eliza also finished her dance classes this month. She had to miss the Valentines' party at dance because she was sick but she had a blast her last week. She has learned so much and isn't as shy... she still never talked at dance as much as she does at home, but maybe that is a good thing! lol

I love her face in the mirror on this big image. She got to hula hoop, Luke and daddy watch from behind the glass. At the end of every class the girls get to do bubbles (pretty much some kids fav part). Lastly daddy is helping E was her shoes she earned. 

At dance I noticed how Eliza's hair was starting to "V" in the back and decided it was time for her FIRST HAIRCUT EVER! Yep, you got that right.. she is 3 1/2 and has NEVER had her hair cut. So I did a little trim at home. 

She also keeps getting this "birds nest" in the back from sleeping on her hair. Every morning she says, "Mom, there is another birds nest in my hair... ughhh." It is so funny.

The trim wasn't that noticeable but it's all about one length. The only way we could get her to sit still was to put a sticker on the bathroom wall and had her stare at it... it worked a little bit. I think I might need to put some layers in because of her curls but we will see.

 At the end of the month some of our favorite people came to visit. Aunt Trina & Uncle AJ (my aunt and uncle). They were stopping in Vegas as they drove to Arizona. It was SO great to see them, show them our house and visit for a while. We LOVE you guys!

And a few randoms from the month:

Luke and I went on a date to Petco... we bought a Beta fish and named it Bob. We are trying to wean L from his pacifier so we cut the end off. Eliza was more disturbed by it then L was, until he tried it of course. Now he only gets his paci when he is sleeping. It's so cute because we make him hand it to us before he can get out of bed... he has no problem with that. Next, Matt is such a GOOD dad. He plays with the kids and they just LOVE him. A typical night at the Keeler house. Lastly, we went to Walmart to look at the trikes for L and Eliza found this gem of a helmet... I couldn't help but take a picture.

Well, that's it in a nut shell... (what am I talking about "nut shell" that was the LONGEST post ever!)


lakeelers said...

I loved the whole blog. It is such a perfect way to keep important things in order. Great job Mom. You are a great Mom also. Just love the kids and Daddy and Mommy and on and on.

Lois said...

I agree with Linda -- it is so fun to catch up with what you are doing!! So nice this time of year -- hope you are enjoying the Vegas area. Love to all!!