Monday, December 29, 2008

My babies in there holiday best...I love this picture.
He looks like such a little man.

And this is our little princess (She posed herself I promise).

Hailey's hair after I took the rag curl es out...Yikes

It was so much fun to finally have hair long enough to kind of work with. She looked so cute when the curls relaxed a little.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Here are some fun pictures of the hightlights in the Weber home over the past week...We begin with naked Santa. I have made it a tradition to take a naked Santa picture of my babies for their first Christmas, Isn't he cute?

Everybody here in town no doubt has similar pictures to these from Monday and Friday's snow storms. Kelly was so excited because it reminded him of good old Idaho. He was a little disappointed when Hailey wanted nothing to do with the snow.

Note the expression on Hailey's face in this picture.

That's one funny looking snowman!

That one's a little better :)

This picture reminds me of A Christmas Story.."I can't put my arms down."

Travis is so cute, and he actually loved the snow. Here are some more cute pictures of our happy little guy..We just love that sweet little baby boy!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Didn't See That One Coming!!!

So the facial expression on this tiger cub represents the facial expressions you may have seen on several faces, young and old at the Bevans household tonight! I haven't posted in quite a while for lack of anything interesting to say...well I got one for you.
On Sunday evenings all the family in town gets together for dinner. Now usually these get togethers end up being quite dull, mostly laid back evenings full of food and pointless conversations (don't get me wrong, I love it). Well we had finished dinner and were sitting around chatting in the living room as usual when a knock came at the door. My poor 10 year old niece, followed by all the other little ones answered the door..thus the surprised tiger face. All my niece said was "Grandma, it's for you," then she just stood at the door and stared. When my mother got to the door, all she said was "Let me get my husband," she also had the surprised expression on her face. Next my father came to the door, and at this point I was very curious as to who was there. Well, again with the surprised look, and then I saw what all the concern was about. My dad invited a topless woman into the house...Yes I said a topless woman!!! We were all surprised by the unusual company before us, and let me just add AWKWARD! This woman was holding a shirt halfway over her chest, and her poor face had blood smeared above her eye, and she was overall a wreck. She was clearly drunk and disoriented, and of coarse we were all thinking she had just been raped and beaten. She had apparently come out of a van that was now parked in the middle of the road in front of my parents house. We didn't know if someone was in there with her or what, but we called the police and let them figure it out. Oh yes, we had three police cars, and a fire truck in front of the house, and I'm sure the poor neighbors were wondering who had died at the Bevans house. It was a huge mess, and the poor lady was not wanting to talk to the police, although I wouldn't either if I had just been let out of prison this past summer :)
So one of the police officers recognized her, and told us that she had been kicked out of her parents home (mind you she was like late 30's at best) and she was living in her van. He was certain that she had simply fallen down because she was drunk, and had probably not been beaten, although she claimed that her mother hit her. All in all, it was a really classy situation..not. Eventually they were able to remove her from our home, and take her to the hospital. We really did feel bad for her, but we were happy to have everybody leave so we could put some order back into the house. I think the kids were probably scared for life, but what can you do right? I will say that there was nothing dull about tonight, however I would not wish to repeat such a night for some mere excitement, would you?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It Finally Happend!!!

Do you ever feel like all of the effort you put into parenting is for nothing? Kelly and I have tried and tried to get Hailey to show the slightest bit of interest in the potty, but the darn kid has never thrown her parents a bone. We have sat her on the potty repeatedly, we have sat next to her on the potty, we have bribed the kid with potty treats, we have filled her full of liquid then ran the faucet, we have had her watch her cousins go potty, we have tried about everything..and for what? NOTHING! One time Hailey even ran out of the bathroom, yelled at me "no mommy, I won't go potty," then stood on the carpet and tinkled. I wanted to kill her.
Well, we pretty much had given up the whole potty thing for good. But then today a light in the darkness shone through and has made us hope like never before. We came home today, and I told Hailey that I had to go potty before I could get her something to eat. She said "OK mommy, me too," then walked off. I stayed for a moment in the kitchen, then went to go to the bathroom where I couldn't believe what I saw in front of me. There was Hailey on the potty going pee pee all by herself, diaper off and all. Kelly and I were shocked, but never more proud. I think this is one of those defining moments in parenthood, ha, ha. It was amazing! Well, needless to say Hailey got a big bowl of ice cream, and now we will simply wait for her to surprise us again I guess.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Our Christmas Tree

When I took this picture it wasn't dark enough to turn on the lights, but I covered every single inch of this tree with lights, and it is beautiful when it's all aglow!

Hailey was in heaven while decorating the tree. She was actually kind of good at hanging the ornaments...when she wasn't playing with them.

Even Travis helped decorate the tree.

It is tradition for Hailey to place the star on top of the tree, she was looking forward to this all day. I just love everything about this time of year!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008


This Thanksgiving was a little different for the Weber family. We usually get to spend Thanksgiving with Kelly's side of the family, but with school and lack of income we simply stayed here with my family this year. As is tradition at the Bevans household, the baby's who are experiencing their first Thanksgiving get to gnaw on a Turkey leg. It is always an amusing event for me to watch.

Travis wasn't sure what to do with it at first. He is only about five months and really hasn't had much experience with food yet.

He had no problem wanting to put it in his mouth, however as you can see from his face it wasn't the greatest thing he'd ever tasted.

Hailey had an absolute blast this past weekend. Hailey was able to play with her many cousins from morning to night, and she was loving it! She and her cousin Claire were princesses all weekend, it was too cute. Hailey was so excited to finally have a girl her age to play with instead of all those boys...she much prefers playing dress-up to cars and swords.