Friday, November 30, 2007

Moving again!

The Flagstaff Welkers are becoming the Prescott Welkers in January. Yes, we are moving... again! Hestons job is transferring him to Prescott so we are going to have to sell the beautiful house that we are building here in Flagstaff. It will be nice to be closer to Phoenix where our sisters and many friends live. Dustin and Amanda are also moving back to Safford in January so it makes it easier for us to leave. I'm sure that we will keep you all posted on what's happening with us through this wonderful blog.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thanksgiving / Hestons Birthday.

Thanksgiving and birthday

We had a fun Thanksgiving with the Welkers and my sister Tiffany this year. It was also Hestons birthday on Thanksgiving. Everyone came here because of little baby Abby. We celebrated Hestons birthday the night before Thanksgiving. He always asks for stuffed mushrooms instead of birthday cake because he doesn't like cake. When I put the candles in the mushrooms they all started melting so he had to hold one candle and he let Dani blow it out. Then I surprised him with an oreo ice cream cake. Thanksgiving morning he told his dad that for his birthday he wanted him to play football with him so all of the guys played football while the girls cooked and then they watched the babies while we finished. It was a great Thanksgiving with delicious food.

Abby's exciting life

Dani has a new cheesy smile! I'm just glad that I can finally get pictures with her smiling. She "helped"me give Abby a bath.

Hestons cousin Shelby came to visit. Dani loves her, she calls her "Helby."
Abby had her first Dr. appointment.
Abby gave mom a big present all over her shirt!
She is the cutest little bundle!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Baby Abby is here!

Abigail Mae Welker

Our little girl is here!!!! She decided to come 3 weeks early! She is the sweetest thing ever and we love having her sweet little spirit in our home. She was born on November 14th. She weighed 7lb 3oz and she was 19 in. long. We stayed in the hospital until the next afternoon and then we got to come home so she could meet her sister for the first time. The Flagstaff hospital has a rule that no children under the age of 12 can come in during flu season so Dani didn't get to meet Abby when she came to the hospital to see her mom who missed her so much. We did take her to a glass door on the balcony and brought Abby to the other side. We told Dani that that was baby Abby and she grabbed the door handle and said " it!" She tried to kiss Abby through the glass. It was so sweet. We are all home together now and happy as can be. It is so fun to have Abby in our family, we couldn't imagine life without her now. And yes, we ended up naming her Abigail Mae (after my dad - Gail) and Hestons grandma (Ila Mae) even though you all had the most votes for Emma. That may be the next girls name...unless Heston gets lucky and he gets his boy.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Home from the hospital.

Amys visit put me in to labor!

Amy and her family came and stayed the night with us because they went on the Polar express train ride and we live about 40 min. away from it. Amy and I stayed up till midnight which is nothing compared to what we used to do but it certianly wore me out. The next morning we had a big breakfast and went to see our house that we are building. I was having contractions all morning and they never stopped. I went into labor at about 11:00 that night. So Amy will be very proud to know that she put me into labor :)

Dani is very happy to have friends around. She had better get used to it soon.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Fun at the farm

Photo and video editing at Dani has been addicted to chickens lately, she talks about them all day long. So Danis grandma arranged for us to go to this fun farm when we were there visiting last weekend. When we got there we were greeted by about 6 huge turkeys who were very loud gobblers! They scared the heck out of Dani and she didn't want to be put down after that. She finally let me put her down at the end. There were tons of different animals there. There were deer, emus, goats, dogs, cats, bulls, several different kinsd of birds, roosters, and ... of course chickens! Dani got to touch several of the animals and she kept trying to feed the emu one of it's own feathers, she didn't understand why it didn't want to eat it.

Preparing for a night as a Princess

We have been reading princess stories to Dani all week trying to get her excited about being a princess for Halloween. She did get pretty in to princesses. She kept asking for the "pinchess" book. She loves it when her Daddy reads to her!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Our little princess handed candy out to the kids when they came trunk-or-treating.

Heston and I were "crazy hair people" due to the fact that we really didn't have costumes and Melissa forced Heston to kind of dress up. (He took it off after about 10 min. he was worse than Dani with her princess hat!)

Sophie and Dani, the witch and the Princess. Dani was super excited to see Sophie at the party.

Dani kept "twinkling" sophie with her magic wand.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Halloween!

We got this crazy idea this weekend since Halloween is almost here and I have this built-in pumpkin. Hestons sister Tara used her painting skills on my belly. Dani came in and was very confused about what was going on. She kept pointing to my belly saying "pumpkin" then lifting her shirt up and saying"pumpkin". So Amanda and Louise painted her little pumpkin. She was really good at the start but then she got sick of it and started trying to get out of there. That would explain the black smeares on her pumpkin.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Good view!

Dani is addicted to this movie called "signing time" It's a movie that teaches sign language. She asks for it all of the time. I put it on the other day for her and she ended up climbing in to the toy drawer and watching it with her head kinked. She was loving it! I moved her after a couple of minutes (and pictures).

Monday, October 15, 2007

Around the house

Dani is being the model for the spider bows that Amanda and I made for the boutique that we did on Saturday. We are getting excited for Halloween!

The other morning Dani was cracking us up. She was drinking out of the water faucet like Heston does after he brushes his teeth. Then she was putting his shoes on like he was and following him around trying to do everything that he did. Then when he put his hat on she kept saying "hat....Dani" so he gave her one of his hats to wear. He tried to get her to smile for the picture but she wasn't interested.

I have been putting books in Dani's crib lately because she likes to look at them before and after she goes to sleep. I found her the other day hugging her kitty cat as she slept - too cute!

More fun at the park!

Dani loves to eat popcorn on our way home from the park. She gets pretty excited about it.
She has down-graded her favorite slide from the biggest twisty slide to the littlest one. I hope she's not turning into a sissy.

Dani and Sophie are selling rocks and wood chips at their store. (When they are not fighting over them. As if there aren't 1000 of them on the ground!)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Fun stuff!

The other day I was cleaning the kitchen after breakfast and realized that Dani was being unusually quiet in the other room. When I finally found her she was playing in my underwear drawer. She had pulled every item out and put it over her head, around her neck. When she was done she tried to take them off and she couldn't so she got pretty mad.

Grandma and Papa came to visit last weekend and Grandma and Dani did some sewing. Dani loved it! She didn't want to get down, she kept saying "see it".

Monday, October 1, 2007

Daily joys!

Dani kept asking to swing this morning and it was totally cold oustide so I told her that we had to put socks on and she wanted to put socks on her bear. Then we put a hat on her... and her bear. Then her coat... we don't have a coat for her bear, she was a little bit upset about that but she got over it once she got in to the swing.
Yesterday after church Heston tried to take a little nap on the couch and Dani started playing "pile everything I can find on top of Dad" She emptied out his church bag and even went to the kitchen and pulled some bowls out of the cabinent. She thought that she was pretty funny! Her dad didn't get much of a nap.

Dani loves ot open and close our front door. She can be entertained for hours on end with this fun little game. She likes it when you knock on the door and she can let you in or out.

I put curlers in Danis hair the other day. She did pretty well with them for awhile and then she started pulling them out so her hair turned out a little frizzy. Maybe she is still too young for this primping stuff?

Dani was being very quiet the other day while she was playing and I found her with this opened can of play-doh when I went in to check on her. At least it wasn't on the carpet - this time.