Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fenton is 5 months

this is an update on Fenton. He has started on some baby cereal. he wakes up between 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning and then about 6:00 but sleeps a little more. He has recently rolled over and we are very proud. We taught him all we know.
He has the cutest giggle.

Incidentally I have tried to prove my domestic house wife and mothering skills by making Fenton homemade baby food. I boiled about 6 carrots, squished them, blended them and then pushed them through a strainer. great huh? well it is definitely not worth the effort. 1st I used 6 carrots. I had to use about 6 different dishes and squishing apparatuses (or apparati) to finally get it through this little tiny strainer. And it only yielded about 1 cup, or 2 1/2 little tiny container full. I am glad that I can say that I did it once but I think I am going to keep those food scientist in business and have them process the food for me. It is cleaner, better, more yield and it helps the economy, right? I think the thing that would put the cherry on top is if Fenton doesn't even like carrots.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Now The Rest of the Story

That was David's pathetic attempt at blogging. So here he is again in attempt to redeem himself.

Analee and I have now been married for 4 years. 4 wonderful years. So, for our anniversary we went to eat at a fancy restaurant on Danielle's Island called Sienna. The parents of the basketball team Ana coached gave us a gift card their. Turns out that Sienna is our new favorite all time restaurant in the whole Charleston area. And we have been to alot of really nice places. Since our anniversary was on a Wednesday Analee was able to reserve the whole place to ourselves (not really, they just werent that busy). It was really neat to have such an exclusive experience on such a special day. We had a great time.

Then, last night we went to see Rascal Flatts. It was an amazing show and Analee and I really enjoy their music. And even though to some they may not sing country music Ana and I had fun getting out the ol' cowboy boots and hats and rocking out to a little country pop. And unlike our experience with Dave Mathews we knew all but a couple of the songs. So all day we have had the lyrics to a half dozen of their songs in our head.

What a lucky man I am to have such an amazing woman as my wife, companion and best friend. She is such a noble daughter of God with amazing talents and gifts that allow her to be a great mother, wife and friend.

It's Our Anniversary

We had fun. We ate dinner. We went to a rock and roll concert (Rascal Flatts). And stuff. The end.

Friday, January 16, 2009

what do I do?

To all of you, I pose this question. I have both children asleep... what do I do first. take a nap with them? clean? read? excercise? take a shower? study the scriptures? do odd jobs that I have been putting off? What???

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

pics from Christmas

Opening the box of Lucky charms
She loved the discovery zone
So did Fenton

Our cute little family at Temple square

Monday, January 12, 2009


Eliza got a new doll for Christmas and some blocks. She also got some little animals and her favorite is the alligatororor

10 things about our Christmas

We just got back from a 3 weeks Christmas vacation and it actually felt like a Christmas vacation. You all know what I mean. No one was working, a lot of movies, skiing and travel, and of course tons and tons of treats. My parents are retired so they were able to spend so much time with us and we loved every minutes. Also David's sister was married so his parents took off the whole week to be with the family.... the whole family and it was great to be with all of the sisters, brothers, and grandchildren.
Now I could go through the whole vacation and tell you some great and crazy stories but instead I am giving the top 10.... although this is in no particular order.

1. love being in the west: this includes hair that is tamable and smooth, artic circle hamburger with extra sauce, papa kelsey subs, maple bars, and stevens hot cocoa. And of course being able to see more than 100 yards in front of you. The views and sunsets are always spectacular.

2. swimming pool and discovery zone with grandma Carter. Eliza was in heaven.

3. Mom sees a spider: This was Christmas morning and we were all opening presents and then all of a sudden my mom starts screaming "ahhhh, ahhhhh, get it, hurry ahhhh!" while she is on the phone with my brother Clint. We had no idea what was going on. We didn't know if she was yelling at us or Clint and I bet Clint didn't know what was going on either, as he was pulling the screaming phone away from his ear. After she could speak, she told us she saw a spider under the tree. She claims that it was huge but all that were present can testify that is was definitely a baby spider.

4. Eliza opens the lucky charms box: Eliza really started to get into the opening present thing. She saw the lucky Charms box on the sofa and torn it right open and what did she find, a bag of lucky charms.

5. Skiing: Blake, David, Jason, Lorisa and I all went skiing. It snowed all day but was some awesome powder. My legs burned so bad after the first run but I started to get my skiing legs back after lunch.

6. Janae and Josh's wedding. It was so great to see the sealing of Janae at the Twin Falls temple. We helped set up Friday night and the sealing was Saturday. It snowed all day but it was beautiful and so was Janae. David went through a session the next week. What a beautiful temple!!!

7. We were able to see the play "The Christmas Carol" and it was so wonderful.

8. We had a white Christmas. We went sledding in Bountiful and David took Eliza down the biggest hill with a little drop off unknowingly. We quickly switched to a smaller hill and she loved it.

9. All of the traveling. I took both kids by myself a few days early and it went as smoothly as it can go with 3 different plane rides, some 3 1/2 hours, and a 2 year old that didn't get her nap and a 4 month old. David tried to fly standby but he only got as far as Charlotte, only 3 hours away. He spent the night in the airport and the flights didn't look good at all, for a couple of days. Well I wanted him in Utah with me so Blake and I started to shop around and we found a flight from Atlanta to SLC for that night that was affordable so he hopped on a flight to Atlanta and got to SLC on Saturday night. He was lucky because the plane he was in offered ESPN so he was able to watch the big game.
We tried to leave on Christmas day but all of the roads leading into Idaho we closed,,, seriously closed and we were missing Janae's endowment. We were bummed. So we waited until the next day and it had snowed another 4 inches. We tried anyway to make it to Twin. The I-15 was horrible but we went about 30 MPH and made it to the Idaho border going to Pocatello, because it was the only road open. As we drove on the roads were great. We hit 75MPH until after Pocatello and then the roads when bad again. Near Burley we got a flat tire so David and I hopped out the changed the tire and drove on. That trip took nearly 7 hours.
I drove up to Boise for about a 8 hour visit with my sister and then we headed back to Bountiful on Saturday. David tried to leave on Sunday morning but again the flights seemed impossible. he stayed one more night with us and then tried again Monday morning and he made it all the way home that day. it was some crazy traveling.

10. Lots of grandkids. All of the Hirschi children were able to make it into town for the wedding and all of the grandchildren. that is 16. 8 of them are 2 and under. It was chaos but so fun.

We had such a great vacation. We love being with our families. we miss them so much. Thanks for such a great Holiday!!!