Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thanksgiving

It's about time right?! Well, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We got to fly to Florida and spend time with my family. We got there a week before Thanksgiving and the kids and I got to stay for over a week after! Robert went on an internship trip to Phoenix or else he would have stayed, too!

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, we decided to go to Sea World. It was SO much fun!




Our cousins, Kent and his wife Cindy, had us all over for Thanksgiving. They have a place down in the woods that reminded everyone of the old Nine Cabbages ranch. We had a blast! The weather was perfect and the kids loved being outside. There was TONS of food and lots of family. It was a great day! Here's a picture of the whole gang, back together again!




We had a BLAST! We can't wait to see our family again, soon! Hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Our Kiddie Kandids Pictures








While we were in Florida, I thought we should take advantage of being so close to a Kiddie Kandids and get Spencer and Madelyn's pictures taken. It was a CRAZY morning! I couldn't have done it without the help of my wonderful mother. She's GREAT! It was a miracle that we got one good picture of the two of them together. Spencer wanted nothing to do with his sister. In one of the poses the photographer tried, both the kids were supposed to sit on a bench together. They were supposed to straddle it like a horse. Well, Spencer was behind Madelyn and he kept scooting more and more forward, trying to push Madelyn off. It was pretty stressful, but well worth it! We love their pictures! They're growing up SO fast!
Oh! Check out Madelyn's shoes...they're leopard print ballet flats!!! Aren't those great?!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Maddie and her Uncles



We were lucky enough to have the boys come visits us a couple of weeks ago. It was SO much fun having them around! I'm so grateful that they only live a couple of hours away. Here are a few pictures I took right before they left to head back to BYU. Spencer and Madelyn are lucky to have such fun uncles. We love you!



Twilight Party




Here are some pictures of the cupcakes I made for the Twilight party we had. They were chocolate with red frosting in the middle. We had tons of fun!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our Silly Kids

Not too much to report here at the Sullivan's! We've all been passing around a nice cold which stinks. It started with me, then went to Spencer, then Madelyn got part of it, and now Robert is feeling sick. I actually took Sissy to the doctor today just to make sure she was alright. Of course, she was just fine. I felt pretty silly bringing her into the doctor, but it made me feel better to know she's healthy. Madelyn is weighing in at a whopping 12lbs 11.5oz! She's finally getting to the point where you don't think she'll snap in half when you pick her up! She is pretty cute, too! Here's a picture I took of her last night while Spencer was in the tub. Her hair is really red right now which I have to admit, I LOVE!!

Madelyn looks like she's ready to lay a big wet kiss on ya! She's so silly!

And then there's Spencer...our funny, crazy, smart little boy. This picture made me laugh out loud. He's getting so big. He talks all the time. You never know what's going to come out of his mouth. It's a hoot! One of his new favorite sayings is "One more time!" He says it after just about everything. After you sing a song, tickle him, read a story...whatever! Spencer's a dancing fool these days, too! If any music comes on, he starts to groove to the beat. He is SO funny! I'll have to post more of his funny sayings.


Robert is doing great, other than the being sick. School is almost over which is awesome! I know he's ready for a break. After we get home from a warm Thanksgiving in Florida, he turns around and heads for Phoenix, AZ. He's going down with BYUI to interview with some companies and put his resume out there. He also just got an internship with a company called Epic Ventures. It's a venture capitalist firm that's helping grow the economy in southeast Idaho. He'll be working there starting in January while he's off track from school. We're really excited about the doors this could open for him!
And then there's me! Not too much going on with me. Piano lessons are still going really well. All my students are amazing musicians! Primary is good. This time of year means possibly finding new teachers and figuring out who's going to be in what class starting January. I realized the other day that we have 7 new sunbeams next year. Can you believe it?!?! And our Sunbeam teacher just moved, so if you're in our ward...beware! Just joking...sort of. I'm super excited for our trip to Florida next week! We'll stay through Thanksgiving then return on Friday. We are all in need of a vacation so this couldn't have come at a better time. We need to be reminded that the sun does shine on some parts of our beautiful country. So if you don't hear from us for a while it because we're enjoying all the fun and family that Florida has to offer! We love you and hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Cassie!



Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy November 4th!

It's that time again, folks. Time to VOTE! Robert and I already voted and boy, did it feel GREAT! What a wonderful country we live in. I hope that in four years we can vote again. So, to all you intelligent Americans, I would urge you to go cast your vote today for the next president. And, to all you ignorant Americans, I would respectfully ask you to hold your votes until American Idol starts in a couple of months. Happy Voting!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! We had a great time at our ward's Trunk-or-Treat. There were a ton of people from the neighborhood that came. It was great to see everyone's awesome costumes. This year, the Sullivans didn't match exactly...actually, we didn't match AT ALL! Spencer was a dragon/monster...(he kept changing his mind.)
Madelyn was a kitty cat...a darn cute one, at that!Melaleuca goes all out for Halloween. Every year they have a theme that each team participates in. This year's theme was Disneyland. The Rexburg management team was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea...or something under water. I'm not sure exactly. But Robert had to dress up like a sea captain...
And I always thought scrubs looked really comfortable, so I wanted to be a doctor for Halloween. Well, scrubs aren't as cheap as I thought and the actual doctor costume was cheaper. The costume also came with a surgical cap and mask and a stethoscope! Awesome! So that's why I was a doctor.

Laughter

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Madelyn really does laugh...it just takes a minute! : )

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What's New?

Not too much here at the Sullivan home!
This is Madelyn as of yesterday. She still has almost all her hair and it keeps looking more and more red!

Here's a picture of Spencer's "happy face." One day, Spencer was sad so I asked him where his happy face was and this is what he did. It's been the same ever since. He's so silly!

Hope everyone is doing great!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

To Dad/Grandpa:

I have to take a moment to recognize my dear ol' Dad. He is one amazing man. He has worked hard for years, providing us with a wonderful childhood filled with great memories. I'll never forget all the nerve racking trips to the airport where we nearly lost our lives and our lunch running to make it to the ticket counter in time, only to find out we were at least two hours early for our flight. Or waking up in the morning to your wonderful songs about Cousins Middle School being our "favorite school." And who will ever forget you and mom always telling us to remember who we are on our way out the door on Friday nights. Thank you for all you've taught us. We love you and hope you have a fabulous birthday!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Last night, Robert, Will, and I went to the Weezer concert in Salt Lake City. IT WAS AMAZING!!! They opened with "My Name is Jonas" and "Say it Ain't So," two classic Weezer songs. When they started to play, the crowd went wild. It was insane. Did I mention where our seats were? We didn't have seats....because we were on the floor right by the stage!!! Sadly, we had a bunch of idiots beside us who insisted on moshing...but Will and Robert took care of them. As the concert went on, we heard more great Weezer songs: Pink Triangle, El Scorcho, Island in the Sun, Beverly Hills, The King, Pork and Beans, The Greatest Man that Ever Lived, Perfect Situation, The Sweater Song (accompanied by Tom-lead singer of Angels and Airwaves), Keep Fishin, and Buddy Holly, just to name a few. Originally, Andrew and Will were both going to come, but due to a last minute humanities assignment, poor AC wasn't able to go. We sure missed him. I know he would have had a BLAST! Will didn't even have a ticket when we got there. He was able to buy a general admission floor ticket off some guy in the parking lot. It was a miracle that he found one.



Angels and Airwaves opened for Weezer. They were pretty rad, too. Except, now I think I know why Blink 182 broke up. It was probably because Tom wanted to do some weird stuff in their show...like dance around with flashlights in his hands. It was still a pretty great show.



We had SO much fun! We didn't get home until almost 3 o'clock in the morning...but it was TOTALLY worth it! Here are some pictures before the concert:



If for some reason you're not familiar with Weezer, here is a link to watch their new Pork and Beans video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muP9eH2p2PI . I guarantee that once you watch one Weezer video you won't be able to stop. They're AWESOME!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Madelyn's Stats

At her 2 month doctor's appointment, Madelyn weighed 10lbs 12.5oz and was 23 1/4 inches long! Our little girl is growing up!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Say Cheese!


Madelyn's first smile to be caught on film!

Our Big Girl


Madelyn just won't stop growing! She will be two months old tomorrow. It's so crazy how the time flys by. She has her two month doctor's appointment on Monday so I'll post her measurements then. But I thought you'd like to see a newer picture of our baby girl. I love that she's starting to get some fat rolls on her legs and wrists!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Flower Power!


Don't you just love the flower headband?! Thanks Steph! Madelyn is doing great. She's growing like crazy and is about to smile. She's been such a joy to have around. We're finally getting into a "routine" which is wonderful! Spencer loves having a little sister so far. Let's keep our fingers crossed...I go back into the doctor tomorrow so that means our little girl is already 6 weeks old. Can you believe it?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Madelyn Elizabeth


Madelyn is growing SO fast! I can't believe she'll be a month old tomorrow! We're in love with this little girl!

Madelyn's Blessing Day

Last Sunday we blessed Madelyn. It was such a great day! My mom and dad, Sarah, Emma, Will, and Andrew were all in town which made it extra special. It was SO great having them here on this wonderful day. We never got a picture of our whole family together, but we got some great pictures of our growing family. We're holding out for a family picture at Thanksgiving when Adam and Sadie Jo will be around. We are so lucky to have Robert's family who live so close by. They were all able to come, too, which meant the world to us! Here are some pics from the blessed day:



(There's picture of cute pregnant Sarah! She tried to run out of the picture, but Robert's faster!)


I am so grateful for a husband who holds and honors the priesthood. Robert is a wonderful husband and father to our children. He did a great job on Sunday. I am excited that we can all be together forever!

Spencer Speaks

I thought it might be time to give a brief update on our little boy, Spencer. He has changed so much in the last couple of weeks. It's crazy! I think that he feels the need to be a "big boy" ever since his sissy came into the world.

He talks nonstop! He is starting to repeat everything we say which may back fire one of these days... : / Let's hope not! And when he repeats what you say, he makes it into a question. Like if you tell him, "In a minute" he repeats, " in a minute?" It's pretty funny. I never knew he knew so many words! Some are still pretty unclear so that makes for a fun game of "What the heck is Spencer talking about?" Robert always wins that one! I don't know why, but I just can't understand him at all sometimes. Like today, he wanted to watch a movie so I told him to pick one out. He kept saying cebles? Rob and I thought he was saying cowboy which meant he wanted to watch Toy Story. Come to find out, he wanted to watch The Incredibles. Who knew?!

The other day, Robert took the day off work so he was here when Spencer woke up from his nap. We hear him playing in his room so Rob went to let him out. Robert walks in his room and finds Spencer sitting on his bed with his piggy bank. Spencer looks up at Robert and says, " I want more money, dad." It was the funniest thing! After Robert stopped laughing he told him that he wanted more money too! Spencer then followed Robert all over the house saying, "more money dad, more money!" Finally Robert told him he had to earn his money so he made him feed Jacque, our dog. When he was done, Spencer was rewarded with 11 cents! He was pumped!

I can't wait to see what Spencer comes up with next...

Can you feel the love???

This is one of the first times Spencer actually wanted to hold Madelyn. Can you tell he's SO excited?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bath Time!




Madelyn got her first bath at home last night. She did SO great! She hardly made a sound while she was in the tub. Getting her hair wet made me realize just how much she actually has. We love our little girl!