Sunday, March 5, 2017

Everett Says III and Birthday Interview Video

Everett turned four last week! Hip hip hooray, he is as sweet as ever and continues to make Ben and I crack up on the daily!  Here are his latest "Everettisms" and his annual birthday interview video at the bottom.

"Mom the prophet is Thomas S. Monson right? But can I call him Tom Monson?"

"I really miss when Patrick was a basketball in mom's tummy"

"R starts with the letter Bunny!"

"I just know everything in the whole city"

When I was in the middle of weaning Patrick "how are your boobs feeling today mom? Better?"

Trying to open a jar "I'm just having a heart attack opening it"

"Mom Patrick is really stressing me out"

We got a Google Home, and so I said to it"Ok google, play happy music" and immediately after Everett says "Ok Google, play dead fish music"

E-Mom when will I be 14?
M-In 10 years
E-That will be a HUGE day and I won't have feet because I will be a snake
M-No you will still have feet, you will still be a boy
E-Oh ok, I guess I'll just have to always stand on my tippy toes to be tall then

I asked Everett how his ice cream that he was eating in the car was "It's pretty good, I wish it wasn't cold though, can I put it in the microwave when we get home?"

After his baseball class, I asked him how it was "It was pretty boring because I was super sweaty"

We had a Superbowl party at my aunts with a lot of people and every time something crazy would happen, everyone would scream so loud and it kept scaring Patrick so every time I kept scooping him up and comforting him. When we got home later that night, Everett told me "Mom I was scared too when everyone was screaming and I wanted to hug you too, but you were always hugging Patrick and that really hurt my heart" (this one killed me dead)

He loves the song Down by the Bay and we let him sing the rhyming part. These have been some of my favorites

"For if I dooooo, my mother would say......

                   Have you ever seen a fish eating an acorn
                   Have you ever seen an airplane kissing a monkey
                   Have you ever seen a garbage can eating a watermelon
                   Have you ever seen a whale needing to pee
                   Have you ever seen a moose wearing a piece of that cheese I like

These are some of the things he says wrong and I can't bring myself to correct him and I don't want to forget:

Hand Sanitizer-Hanitizer
Perry the platypus (from Phineas and Ferb)-Perry the Poctopus
Jingle Bells-Dingle Bells
Still calls Diarrhea-Cafe-rhea

And here is his video, I love it so much. And here is another Everett Says Post and his Birthday Video from last year here.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Christmas 2016

It's the beginning of March and I am just posting about Christmas. I REALLLY gotta get my ish together on this blog. I'm going to. I'm really really going to today....wellllll actually tomorrow though probably....or maybe this weekend, but blog posts up the yahoo coming-at-you-hot for sure sometime in the next 3 months. Ok 2017 is going to contain some blog posts I'm sure of it.


We had a nice long Christmas break in Canada with my family this year. It was so cold, one of the coldest I can remember. Ben and I went on a date night for my birthday. We got in the car after running from the restaurant, it was only like 30-feet and the cold pierced your soul, the kind it will take more than the car ride home to de-thaw. It was -29 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill (-33 celcius) and Ben loudly declared "NEVER. WE CAN NEVER LIVE HERE" 

Sooo ya, it was cold but the joy we felt from the Christmas spirit warmed our souls (eyeroll I know). We went sledding and played in the snow and ice skating and curling and a light show and hot tubbed in the snow on New Years Eve.  We got to spend so much time with family ate more food than we should have and just had a holly jolly time.  Having little kids on Christmas morning is even more fun than being a kid on Christmas morning I am sure of it. 

Roll the pics Normbot...

^^^The lighting of the Riverwoods, always such a fun night!

^^^Everett and his cutie pie friend Macey

^^^December 1st box with new Christmas PJ's. I ordered them from China so the sizing was a bit off! Capris on Everett haha

The Polar Express with Nana and cousins. Patrick was loving it!

Got their hot chocolate from the elves!


I am going to be sad when these pictures are over!

Christmas sweaters on a Sunday

At the nativity celebration in Lethbridge!

Christmas MOON!

ALLLLLLL the cousins in their Christmas pj's on Christmas Eve

Trying to get a picture of the boys (eye roll)

One of my fav pictures

Christmas morning before Church

In Canada you go curling

A light show at the Japanese Gardens

Happy New Year!!

For my own records.

Christmas Eve at the Clarks, pizza and appis and desserts and white elephant
Christmas day (Sunday) at Grandma MacLennans
White Christmas-YES!
Boxing day Curling in Magrath
Most memorable gifts. Everett-Bike and crossbow, Patrick-spinner stacker, Cassie-Dirt Devil (ha) and RH blanket, Ben-TV, Google Home.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Christmas Card Letter I Never Sent!

We took the family pictures, I designed the card, got them printed, bought the envelopes but the Stamps and sending part of Christmas Cards really was the un-jumpable hurdle. So here I am, New Years Eve, posting our card and a little annual letter update on my blog! 

It has been another overall pretty great year for us! We have had our ups and downs of course, but still "surprisingly.....upbeat!" We are still in Provo in an apartment we love for the moment and finally getting to know our neighbors and making new friends! We spent the summer in California and Canada and were also able to travel to Arizona a couple times. Two kids this year has kind of rocked our world a little bit. We haven't gotten much sleep this year and have had to learn a lot of patience, and although it sounds cliche, it is all worth it! We can't imagine our lives any other way than with our Ever and Pat. 

Ben is still working as the COO of Dash Pest Control based out of California. We love the company and are excited about the opportunities it will bring us in the future. He is able to work from home right now, and the pros definitely outweigh the cons of that! He is still in school at UVU and although he is taking his time, he is still working towards graduation. He continues to work so hard for our family, is a wonderful hands-on dad and makes us all laugh always. This year Ben became a mini-van dad, read a lot of books and has somehow found a way to cheat at rock paper scissors because I always lose and change the dang diaper. I think a proud moment for him in 2016 was when the boys' Halloween costumes were on the front page of Reddit for a couple hours. Reddit is his love language.

I have had a busy year, starting it out with an internship with the blog "The House That Lars Built" and ending it with a seasonal job working for Chatbooks. This year I have really tried to put myself out there more; try things that scare me, try to make new friends, watch a sci-fi movie etc. etc. I tried to find balance with working and mothering and although it was not perfect, it made me realize the importance of forgiveness, priorities, and my husband! I am getting excited for an upcoming weekend in Arizona with friends that will be my first time away from my kids in 4 years! (72 percent anxiety, 28 percent so EXCITED!) It will be the first time I get more than 4 hours of consecutive sleep in 15 months. In 2017 I want to be healthier, improve my graphic design skills and watch Nick Viall find true happiness at last on the Bach.

Everett has had such a huge year, it blows my mind that it was the beginning of this year that we were potty training, because thinking back he just seems too grown up for that now. He is the sweetest kid in the whole world and my best little buddy. He is so smart, loves letters, and has an incredible memory. Starting preschool has been such a highlight for him. Sometimes he can't sleep the night before preschool because he is so excited to go see his friends and learn! He is friendly, helpful and empathetic. His nursery leader asked us what we did with him because he wanted to raise his future kids to be just like Everett, which was about the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me. Don't get me wrong, he can win whining awards some days and can still throw a fit that makes me leave Target in the middle of a trip, but overall he makes life more exciting and happy! He played soccer, gymnastics and learned to swim without floaties in 2016 and has kept us laughing with the beautiful way his 3 year-old-mind works. 

Patrick is still such a baby to all of us and we baby him and spoil him rotten. He is our little sunshine and we all adore him, even though, have I mentioned he doesn't sleep?  He is walking, saying words, signing and gives the best slobbery kisses. He has had a rough Christmas break as I weaned him at 14 months. He was a complete nursing addict, so we are trying to help him find a new way to comfort himself. He knows what he wants but can't always communicate it so there is a lot of pointing and squawking and that can be a little frustrating for all parties involved but it is fun to see him be so opinionated and specific all of a sudden. He loves Everett more than life itself and copies his every move, he still hates the car seat. I am so excited to watch him learn and grow even more this year and watch Everett and his relationship get even more fun!

Happy New Year, Auld Lang Syne, Peace out and to All a Good Night! Love the Tremblays.
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