Sunday, April 26, 2009

I {heart} cousins!

I know I have posted before about the McHy triplets, but as they get bigger, they also get cuter and cuter! Easter was another fun time for the boys to get together and pretty much grunt at each other and drool!
Look how big everyone is getting!
Bode (6 months) Henry (8 months) Van (6 months) great is this??? The triplets are expanding into QUADS!!! This is my cute step-sister Katy, ready to pop out yet another McHy boy! Actually, since this pic, Greysen Burke Frandsen has joined our crazy fam. They got home from the hospital yesterday and are doing awesome!! I'm sure this "big" boys can't wait to get their slobbery little hands on baby Grey to welcome him!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thanks Easter Bunny!

This year the Easter Bunny brought Bode an Exersaucer. I never had one with the girls because I thought it was such an unnecessary "frill". But little Bo has never been a fan of the swing and I think he is getting too big for the bouncer...he keeps leaning forward trying to launch himself off of it. Besides, I am hoping this will help even out the bald spot on the back of his head!
As you can see, it was a huge hit...with EVERYONE!! The girls can't leave it alone either. They get so excited when he spins himself around to find a new toy, and best of all...they got a huge box to play in! (or nap in, if you ask Claire)

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Easter Sunday...a few days late due to severe SUGAR RUSH!! Notice Bode even got a basket, filled with things he can't have, which really means...treats for mom! His cute little basket turns into a camouflage hat...which turned out to be about 4 sizes too big!!
Paige was very concerned that the Easter Bunny came to our house in the middle of the night to leave baskets, but not hide eggs. She informed us that it just wasn't right...he was supposed to come while we were at church!

The biggest hit this year was the Webkinz! We saw these double packs at Costco for a great price, but of course couldn't get the girls to agree on one pack with a Webkinz for each in it. I had planned to get them each one anyway, so for a couple bucks more, they each got 2! SPOILED!

Poor little Bo...doesn't even care about the treats inside...he was too enthralled by the colorful packaging and the noises they made!

FINALLY...all cleaned up, ready for church! I had seen these dresses at Costco months ago and wanted them, but didn't snatch them up fast enough before they were gone! So I settled for different ones, buying Bode a matching outfit for those. Then, the day before Easter, Costco did something they have never done before...they got in another shipment!! What can I say...I'm a sucker for dresses, so each kid got two Easter outfits.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Nine Years ago...

April 6, 2000I can't believe it has been nine years since Steve and I tied the knot! I vividly remember how nervous Steve was when he picked me up that morning to go to the Temple. I remember sitting in the Celelstial Room together, holding hands, neither one of us daring to speak. I remember my mom missing half the luncheon because she was waiting in the Temple to help me change my clothes. (We were running late so we went straight to the luncheon in our wedding clothes!) I remember heading back to the Temple while my mom went ahead to the reception center with the key to my locker! I remember Steve's parents showing up 15 minutes before the reception started. I remember extending the reception hours so that our guests could attend both the Palmyra Temple dedication and the McClure-Vincent wedding bash of the year! I remember oodles of people walking through, wondering how we knew all these people, all the while our 3 little flower girls trying to hide under the skirt of my dress. I remember the get-away, and how sad it was to watch my dad cry, sending away his baby girl.
I loved everything about that day. The weather was perfect (although a bit windy).
I loved the dress, I loved the cake, I loved the flowers,
but most importantly...I loved the man who made it all possible.

Now, here we are, nine years later...definitely the longest relationship either of us has ever had. Three houses, three kids, and umpteen pounds later we are still going strong.
I love you, babe! Thanks for making me Mrs. Stephen Vincent!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009's the only way to keep from crying!

Once again, as I was neglecting them, my independent daughters got themselves into trouble. I remember being downstairs trying to blog, submit my nursing application, and talk on the phone when I heard the popcorn popper start up. It is not an unusual sound around our is one of our favorite treats. The girls have learned their lesson about appropriate popcorn eating locations (mommy's bed IS NOT an included) and proper butter to popcorn ratio (a full cube is not necessary unless you work at the Megaplex). Apparently, we are still mastering bowl size selection, because this is the sight I came upstairs to. But not before Claire learned the lesson of secure popcorn kernel bag closure.
So the pictures don't do the mess justice, considering I came upon it "mid-pileup" and half a pound of kernels tend to scatter. Truly from one end of the kitchen to the other! With the stress of my dad's health situation, I was already on edge and the girls knew it. They looked at me nervously, apologizing immediately, anticipating the yell. At this point I simply handed them each a hand broom and dustpan, laughing. Sometimes it's the only way to keep from crying!