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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

a few more pictures from costa rica

we are getting ready to zip line 300 feet in the air above all the trees we did 13 lines. it was so much fun!

Taj loves horses he tells everyone that
we are getting one and that we are
keeping it in a cage! This was definitely his favorite part of the trip.

here we are just relaxing at the pool in Arenal.

yes Costa rica has crocodiles!

Matt and I in the hot springs.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Cute Kids

Kaiya got this dollhouse for christmas and marley
loves it. she loves to climb inside and play!

Matt and I
have been so tired latley!
Maybe this is why? ( I took this at 2:00
a.m when marley woke up screaming.)
Sometimes we wake up with all of our
kids in our bed. Do they make a double
king bed

Saturday, February 9, 2008

kaiya lost her first tooth

Kaiyas tooth had been loose for about 4 weeks. So I decided we
should tie a piece of dental floss around her little tooth. She was
laying down with her head on my lap. I told her to tug on it .
Every time she would tug I would make a funny face and cringe.
This turned into a game every time she tugged I cringed Kaiya
and taj would laugh. After about three minutes of this Kaiya
tugged , I cringed , they laughed, then I heard a little thhht.
Her tooth came out flew across the room and hit the wall! Kaiya
jumped up ran to the bathroom to see the new look.
She started jumping up and down laughing and screaming " Dad is
going to be so proud of me!" We searched the floor for her tooth and
found it and put it under her pillow after the many question. "Mom
where does the tooth fairy live, how old is she, how big is she, what
does she look like, how far away does she live, how long will it take
her to get here, will she be quiet?"....... and a few others. Matt the
tooth fairy put money under her pillow and forgot to take the tooth.
Matt told her "It must have been a new tooth fairy ! She gave you
money and let you keep your tooth too!"

Saturday, February 2, 2008

five quirks or funny things about me.

I don't think I have ever responded to one of these things, but I do not want to let anyone down.
I guess I write 5 quirks or funny things about me then tag 6 other people well Here it goes.

1. I love having kids and adore being a mom, but I hate being pregnant and the first three weeks after.
2.I love to sleep!!! I would sleep in till 10 or 11 but I have 3 cute kids to take care of.
3. I hate cleaning the tub and shower. so my sweet husband does it!
4. I am terrified of getting old. Because I do not want wrinkles or to be crippled ( hard to walk or get around)
5.I do not like sharing my drinks with anyone. Germs kinda gross me out!
6.I don not love the cold weather. I would love to be barefoot all year long, but I do love playing games with friends and family in the winter months.

Ok I tag, Jenny, megan, court, katie, angie,and brook

Friday, February 1, 2008

Wow I am posting my First blog.

This year has been a very busy year for us! two moves a new baby and fun vacations. Matt biked in the hoodoo 500 in sept. 47 hours with only 3 hours of sleep and 30,000 feet of elevation. one month later he ran the javilina 100 23 hours straight in the arizona desert. He is an amazing athlete and very determined! Kaiya inherited this attribute from here dad! She is in Kindergarten and loves it! She is in Hip hop and ballet. She loves to pretend she is a teenager, loves to sing and dance. She lost her first tooth and is quite the fashion Queen! Taj is our easy goin guy! Peterson trait. He loves movies, horses, dogs and sharks! He often makes us laugh with the cute little things he says. He is three years old and loves to just play at home! Marley 6 months now and is crawling all over the place. She is such a happy baby! Always smiling! She is our best baby yet! Alissa loves being a mom and recently has gotten in to yoga. We just got back from a trip to costa rica. It was amazing! We played at the beach, went zip lining, Horse back riding, saw monkeys, crocodiles, and iguanas. We had quite the adventure driving on dirt roads, two flat tires, our car broken into( some hippies saw the guy throw his bear bottle through our window. They chased him down and beat him up and got matts cell phone back!) The Life in Costa rica was a great reminder of what is really important in life and it is family and friends and not the material things in the world. We are so greatful we had the opportunity to go! Life is still busy we are building a new home and hopefully will be moving in the next couple of weeks. I am anxious to get settled in and have life calm down a bit.
Here are a few picts from ours trip.

Marleys first time at the beach. She loved eating the sand!

Kaiya swimming at the arco iris. She has bcome quite the little fish.

At the butterfly gardens in Arenal

This is the only surfboard taj would get on.
He says " you fall in the water when you surf and
then you get eaten by a shark!"

In Arenal the resort we stayed at had the
fastest water slides in the world! Matt
was having more fun than the kids!

We went Kaiaking in Samara. This beach also had
really small waves so Alissa could surf!