Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Zoo-April 30, 2010

So now that i am not voting every night (that was only my excuse for the past 2 months) because my brothers-in-law won their grant we were all voting for! YEAH!!! I figured, if i could make that much time to vote, i need to make more time to blog. So i am not going to go in order or try to catch up on everything, but i am just going to get in what i can. So, here are the pics from when i went with AJ on his field trip to the zoo. I was excited to be able to go, especially because i couldn't last year since they went on May 1st or something and i was afraid i would have a baby at the zoo! So we went this year on a nice spring day..ok, not "nice" exactly. Notice the kids are in winter jackets and some are all bundled up! It was really cold and wet but it didn't actually rain while we were there. But we had fun anyway and got some great pics of the animals-some up close!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wow! ONE year!!!


I CANNOT believe that my baby is 1. I sound like such an old person talking about how fast the time goes, but it is so true! I know i am TERRIBLE about posting, but, SERIOUSLY, it is her 1st birthday! So i decided to step it up today and just get it done. (Even if the birthday girls is yelling at me while i do it! :)!!!)

So, I dropped Julia off at preschool and decided to have a quick photo shoot with the birthday girl and our tulips. So here she is: TA-DA!!! She is SO dang cute, i can't even stand it!!! :) (OK, so i am a little biased, but it IS true!!!) I love the tongue sticking out-what a Jenson! The fuzzy is
I love the tongue sticking out-what a Jenson!
The fuzzy picture is not a great quality pic, but a perfect representation-she is IN ACTION!
Look at her kneeling-she is SO proud of herself (I can't believe how strong she is!)
I love the cheesy grin!

I am so proud of how well she is walking. Just this week she has made that transition to preferring to walk instead crawl. Although, she does drop to all fours and take off on a mission when necessary!
Of course, Julia had to get in on the photo op this morning, but such a cute picture. I am so excited for my girls that they have a sister. I don't know what i would do without mine!!! And (assuming that Amy survives childhood with Julia as a big sister) i hope they always love each other like they do know...or more!
AJ was at school during these pix-i'll have to get him represented later!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An Easter Miracle!!!

This is it--a new post IS the miracle!!! It's about time, ya think?!?!?!
So this is actually this past Sunday. We didn't go to church ON easter Sunday because it was General Conference. So I put them all in their "easter clothes" a week later! But, I must say...they are pretty DANG cute!!! (and, can i note that we FINALLY have a cute front yard. I LOVE That our daffodils have bloomed and our tulips are getting close!!!)
How FREAKIN' cute are these Kiddo's!!! This is them right before they got to look for their jelly beans that the Easter Bunny hides. They are a little excited!!!
And, after they find their Jelly Beans, they get their baskets...YUM!!!

YAY for Easter. It is so much fun. It was a little sad for AJ because he could hardly eat any of his candy because of his tonsils (or actually his LACK of tonsils!) but the peeps were ok and he has since made up for lost time and has less candy left than his sisters!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


YAY for Halloween! We hadn't had a chance to decorated pumpkins and remembered that i had these stick-in thingies JUST IN TIME! So right before dinner we decorated our pumpkins. The one that i had gotten for Amy was not intended to be decorated, but it looked so naked. So, we made it work. I love AJ's face in the little picture. He was DETERMINED to get that ear into that pumpkin! They looked pretty cute on our steps. (And i love how you can see the scarecrow's shadow in the pic-so festive!)

So we had a quick dinner and headed out. I felt too un-festive so i threw on my back-up-plan baby costume quick and we headed out. We hit all the town homes and i figured since we still had time we should go hit some of the houses a couple of streets over. The kids were cracking me up because half-way down the street they were SO done!! We were headed home and we would walk past a house across the street. I would ask if they wanted to go there and they would just sigh and say "no!..too tired!" they slept good that night though! :)

Oh the memories. I remember LOVING this part as a kid... inventorying the LOOT!!! I showed them how we used to sort all our candy and trade what we didn't like. AJ was all over this, but Julia just dug in! Julia gave all her sweet tarts to AJ because they are "too spicy" and when I asked AJ if there was anything he didn't like, his response was "not really" (with a big grin).

Amy was AWESOME during this event! I has put her on the floor in her boppy while we were sorting candy. She started fussing and squirming around. Before i could get over to her, she had flipped herself over so she could pull herself over to the pile of candy and she was grabbing at it the best she could. She was SO proud of herself when she wrapped those little un-coordinated fingers around a twizzler. What a cutie!!! As long as we let her swat the candy around and occasionally get that wrapped twizzler back into her mouth, she was happy!

What a fun night, and the kids were only slightly bug-eyed and hyper when it was time for church the next day! :)

Family Home Evening

Tonight For Family Home Evening, We were playing "Seek and Ye Shall Find". It is a Mormon version of "Go Fish". The cards are cartoon character-pictures of Book Of Mormon people. So, out of nowhere, Julia says "Do you have the guy with the Boobies?". Brandon and I start laughing hysterically! When i get a grip enough to check out the card she was looking at, sure enough, It looks like Captain Moroni needs a bra over that chest plate of his! HAHAHA!! WE TOTALLY lost it at that point. That girl keeps us laughing! Love her!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Mascot Bowl-September 28th

We think we have found a new tradition!!! The mascot bowl was SO much fun. The kids had a blast and it was a GREAT family night!!! The mascot bowl is a charity football game where a bunch of different mascots form a team and play against the Lehi football team (I think they were middle-school kids...i forget! :)

They have a meet-the-mascots thing before the game when you can get autographs.
Here are the kids with "Holly" the Orem Owlz mascot. (minor league baseball)

The "pre-game show" included a guy parachuting in and landing on the field. The kids thought this was pretty impressive. It really is crazy how fast they are going when they come in to land!!!
This picture sums up the night...AJ watching the game, and Julia watching EVERYTHING ELSE! :) she is so easily distracted, but she had a blast!
Are we feeling the love?!?! AJ is such a good big brother. They were so cute watching the game and going together down in front of the bleachers to watch. They thought they were hot stuff going "alone"...(as if we couldn't see them the whole time :) !!!)
Barney turned out to not be a very talented football player! He was injured playing football and had to be taken out of the game!!!
Luckily, the injuries turned out not to be serious and he was able to rejoin the team on the sidelines. He wasn't looking so good though!!!
On our way out we were able to catch another picture with
"Big Blue" (from Utah State) and get a couple more autographs.
It was a great night!!! Can't wait till next year! :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Crazy Spaghetti Dinner-September 21st

So the Jenson's have some fun (and a little weird) traditions that we have decided to carry on...one being a "crazy Spaghetti Dinner".

First, Mom and Dad have to get bags of "stuff" together for each person to use to eat-no real utensils allowed! Each bag is given a number. Then, after everyone get their stylish newspaper bib-like-thingies on, each person picks a nimber to see which bag they get.
Then you get to see what you get...and figure out how you are going to use it. AJ wasn't so sure.

Then you dig in, or at least try!
I got to eat spaghetti from a Tupperware lid using a ladle.

Brandon had to eat from a glass pot lid with tongs.
AJ had a pan of spaghetti and a wooden spoon and whisk as "utensils".
...and Julia had an egg separater and the lining of a lunch bag.
AJ was nice enough to let her borrow the wooden spoon when she had given up on the egg separater. :)
Drinking can also be a challenge...
-I had a vase (which would have been pretty easy except for the scalloped edge on top, water kept escaping!!)
-AJ had a measuring cup
-Brandon had an ice cube tray (which prooved to be the trickiest)
-And Julia was quite amused that she got a bottle!

It was a really fun event, but we all had a little cleaning up to do after! But, it was all worth it!!
If nothing else, a face like that makes it all worth it-That is true munchkin joy!!! :)

YAY for silly but memorable family traditions!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Our little Amy!!

I have been feeling so guilty because if the "third-child-syndrome" that my child has truly been cursed with! I haven't taken her baby book out if the plastic yet, i feel like i don't get enough pictures of her like i did with the other kids and i certainly have not sent enough pictures to family far away to see her grow!!! GUILT!!! so her i am FINALLY making a post and it HAD to be about her!

We really just love her to pieces. Although she has not been as well documented as i would like, she has had PLENTY of attention in other ways, usually in the form of being nearly smothered by siblings! :)

She is really a good baby but is the biggest mama's girl out of the 3 kids. But, she has been with me more than the other 2 were at this age, too. She loves to smile and her favorite things to smile at are AJ & Julia.
I have tried really hard to get a good picture of her ADORABLE smile, but i have really struggled to get one that is centered, she is looking and she isn't doing "big-eyes"...

She LOVES the bath and is usually smiling a lot. This one is pretty good too, but it is so funny how different she looks with her hair wet! Usually it isn't so drastic at this age but with that hair, it is!

Oct. 6th ..this one is pretty close, but not the whole effect.
Oct. 8th..this is what i usually get when i take a picture. Our camera is slow and it flashes first so by the time the picture is actually taken, she is making one of these faces...
although "big eyes" makes me smile every time, i really wanted her real smile!

So, i took her outside, laid her on the grass, and TA-DA!!!!
A cute smile,
And a giggly girl!!

So there she. We just love her and i will try to show her off on the blog more often! :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Baseball "season" ?

UGG!! I think it is time that we all need to accept that i am not a good blogger and will ALWAYS be behind. But i will keep trying! I have had these pictures ready to go for a while now but haven't been able to find the time to type anything (It's a lot harder to type with a baby in my arms).

Anyway, So AJ played Baseball (Coach-pitch) for the first time this year. He LOVED it and, I must say, was pretty good too! The weather was less than cooperative and his baseball "season" was not very summer-like. I think he had one game and maybe one practice that was warm and sunny...ohh well! But we were at all the games (we had to tag-team a little because of Amy) with blankets and sweatrshirts when needed! :)

Here is his first practice. He was all decked out in his baseball gear-GO SOX! :) Julia was happy about the playground. AJ just jumped right in and was the first to bat. We were so proud of him. He was really involved and excited to learn and practice.

(Bottom right pic:)
When "Grammie" came to visit she took the kids to the store to pick out a prize. AJ chose a bakugan and a batting helmet! (That is dedication!) He thought he was pretty cool that he had his OWN helmet at the games!

Here are pix from his first game. He was SO excited!
He had some nice hits and my friend got a great action shot of the ball up in the air. (Top right) We were so proud. It was so fun to watch him and cheer for him!

Ok, this picture CRACKS me up! If this isn't true baseball form, i don't know what is! :)

So, the season has been over for about a month now, but at least it has been documented! He loved baseball and has been playing at the park with friends and practicing with Daddy whenever he can. We are so proud of how well he did and we all had so much fun going to his games and practices as a family!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


ok, after i had already finished this post, i realized that most of these pix were already on here, but, oh well, i figure better some duplicates than nothing at all...and these are in fancy little collages too! :)

Amy has had a TON of hair since she was born. They had it all styled when they brought her to me, but it didn't take long to discover what it was really like...CRAZY!!!
I took these pix after a bath. At first, when it is wet, it looked like it might curl a little and stay down. But, NOPE!!! As it dries it starts to pop up until it is all sticking straight UP into the air! it is pretty funny, but I love it!! :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SO I am OBVIOUSLY not a very good blogger! I was just looking at a friends blog and saw us on her list that it had been 4 weeks since our last post! I was horrified. i knew it was bad, but come on!!! SO here we go! (note: i am starting this Tuesday at lunchtime!)

Ok...5/18/09 Coming home from the hospital.

Here we all are ready to go. That day was so busy for me. I should be a low-key day, but come on, if you know me, we all know that isn't likely! So we ended up staying at the hospital for a few extra hours because we were waiting for the lactation consultant to come in. I wanted to meet with her one more time before i went home. I don't really know what happened but it took FOREVER. So we finally met with her some time after lunch, finished getting everything rounded up, and headed out.

Amy was so tiny in the carseat. She was quite stylin' I must say! :) She actually had a headband to match the outfit and bracelet exactly, but it was too big-I made it beforehand but obviously had forgotten just how tiny their little heads are at first! AJ and Julia we GITTY to be bringing "baby Amy AND mommy" home.

We left the hospital and headed over to DeAnn's place. Brandon's mom was in a nursing home and had been able to come to the hospital to see Amy be born, but hadn't had a chance to hold her yet. We stayed for a little while and then headed home. Unfortunelaty, our timing sucked and we got stuck in the ridiculous traffic that happens on the road on the way to our house.
But, we made it and once we got home, of course, Murphy had to investigate. I was trying to hold him back enough so he didn't christen her with his slobber, but let him get close enough to feel like he could really sniff her. And Julia had to hold her too. She just can't get a hold of her enough...still!

Because of the traffic, we didn't get home until dinnertime. Our friends, Brian and Heather, had called and offered to come by and bring us dinner. So they (and their 3 kids) got there soon after we got home. So we had a big Subway picnic in our house and they hung out for a while.

It was a good day, but i was TIRED! But it was really good to be home with my WHOLE family again! I can't believe we have 3 kids!

(note: I finished this Thursday after Lunchtime! :) UGG)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baby Amy!!!

Well, Amy Maria Jenson has arrived! And since i am not a great blogger, she is now a week old!  But she is doing great and is has been so fun!  Here are a few pix...I will try to post more info/stories soon! 

Birthday: May 6, 2009
Time: 6:22 pm
Weight:  7 lbs. 10 oz.
Length:  20 inches

This is the "one week old" pic!

...and i have to give you a close up so you can really see just how much hair she has!  it is CRAZY!!!

 This is what she looked like when they broguht her to me for the first time after she was born...the bows were all the nurses doing, it was PERFECT!! :)

And here is the FRO that happens after the bath.  There is just no controlling it! :)