Sunday, May 23, 2010

Baby Blessing

On May 2nd, we had Clayton’s baby blessing! We were also grateful that so many members of our family came to the event.  It was such a touching experience. I am so thankful that the priesthood of God (the power to act, bless and serve in His name) is here on the earth.  We love having Clayton a part of our family. We couldn’t imagine life without him. 






Monday, May 17, 2010

Still Catching Up

Here are a few random pictures that describe the happenings in the Carlsen household…enjoy!


Yes, I know a picture of Sienna on the potty isn’t what you were expecting, but we had to document the 13 pairs of panties. At first, encouraging the switch to underwear was difficult at best, requiring the use of candies, chocolate, etc. Now, she has obviously made the switch and now enthusiastically wears not one pair, but as many as she can find. I love toddler logic.


We are the proud owners of a lawnmower! If you’ve ever heard us describe our house, you’ve heard us talk about our yard; we love it! I’m sure the thrill of yard work will wear off soon, but right now we are still enjoying it! Isn’t Jeff so handsome?

799 I love this picture of our little rascal – is he up to something?


Washing the floor – I love kids at this age. Everything is fun; especially when you are wearing Daddy’s shoes.


Love this little girl’s pig tails!


Jeff got the kids ready all by himself and snapped a photo just before church. Thanks, Jeff!


So when my sweet mother came out help with the baby, she did endless dishes, laundry, cleaning, organizing, unpacking, reading to kids, potty training, shopping, being my therapist, and meal preparation. Did I mention she also put in a garden? She even allowed the grandkids to help? Of course, This tripled the amount of time it took to complete the task, but what’s a loving grandma to do?


While working in the yard on a rainy evening, we saw a rainbow! It was a little chilly, so Sienna requested Grandpa hold her in his jacket. Grandparents are the best!


Why sleep in a crib when you can take a nap on Grandma?


Here is a man who loves being a Dad! Jeff is such an involved parent. He will play with the kids for hours, but is still a good, consistent disciplinarian. The kids love him and it’s not hard to see why.

Friday, May 14, 2010


So Ethan went to a pirate themed birthday party a few weeks ago, and I caught a few pictures of the little shindig. I love children's birthday parties. Now matter what is planned they all show up excited and have a great time. I dressed Ethan up in his best pirate attire and he stormed the vessel!



It takes a brave man to hold a piƱata that a bunch 4yr olds are swinging at.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More baby pics

Okay, so I’ve had my hands a little full the past few weeks, but here are a few pictures of the newest addition.