Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Tried to teach Macie how to play Connect Four today.....

How did it go?.....

It didn't......

She didn't quite grasp the four in a row thing.

But it didn't matter. We made up our own game. And she won every time and got just a little excited.



Sawyer is by far my worst napper. He takes as many naps as my other kiddo's did but his do NOT last long at all!!!

I guess you would say he is a light sleeper? We have tried turning on a fan. Then 2 fans. Nada.

Anyway, this is how I found him yesterday morning after I came upstairs from switching laundry.

He is so funny.

He is WALKING now!! Yippie! So he is all over the place and into even more than he ever was. I need to get new locks for cupboards and closets every day.

He is also talking a ton. He added dog, wuff (what a dog says), and thank you to his vocab.

He is still a solid kid but has been at a steady 24lbs for the last 2 months.

Oh, and he falls asleep every night with his Daddy listening to Les Mesirable. It is so sweet.

I really can't believe he will be one next month.

Slow down.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


This post has been written for some time but just now posted.
After 6 years I have a new calling at church.
I am leaving behind my sweet little Primary kids behind and entering the world of hormones and teenagers.
I am the new Young Women's president.
I'll admit it. I am slightly terrified. I have never once held a calling in YW's and I don't know how to teach teenagers.
I can do bugger eating sunbeams, I can do loud and sassy 9 year olds and last minute sharing times but I just don't really know how to do the teen thing.
When all is said and done I am excited for the change. I'm ready. I have the BEST councilors working with me and some pretty awesome girls to get to know.
Deep Breath.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Connor is doing Soccer this year and having the time of his life. I really thought he might just run aimlessly around and once and a while kick the ball, and I was totally ok with that because I just want him to run and have fun.
But this boy is a go getter! He tries hard to go after the ball and he is the first one to head over to the net of the other team and act as goalie! It is so cute.

Mind you, there is still a fair share of inspecting the grass for bugs and putting the orange cones on his head....but he loves himself some SOCCER!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

modest fashion

What an amazing young woman! And how awesome to combine her love of fashion and modesty into something that can help others!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spa Playdate

What do we do on a cold windy day?

We have friends over and have a Spa Playdate!!

You can get your make-up and nails done...


Relax and read a great magazine...



Even get a new hairdo....

. This Spa day isn't just for the Ladies....

You can get a shave and a haircut too! .

And all for just $3.00. That's a steal of a deal.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

lay off me I'm starving.....

If your hubby brought you home one of these would it take you more than 10 minutes to be licking the empty wrapper?? Guilty. Yep, that's bacon.... sheeeesh!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

randomness- more of our everyday

Lately...... . She is getting ready to turn 8. EIGHT. My little girl. I am so thrilled with how she is growing up all of the sudden. She is so sincere and teachable. We have been talking all about getting baptised soon and she is so excited. Eight is such an important age. We are also a little closer to having "The Talk" with her and to be honest I am not that excited. I like to think that she will live in this house forever, walking around in her pink flowered jammies singing at the top of her lungs and always thinking that boys are gross and have cuties. He is taking small steps to go from the couch to the table or chair. He loves to dance when mama blasts the music everyday. He may never fall asleep on his own at the rate he is going. He is Mr. Smiles all day long and can say Uh-oh and Caca (which is poop in Spanish...but I have also been told it is a little worse than poop so we may have taught him a swear word:) She still likes to run around the house without her shirt on and refuses to sleep in anything but just her skivvies. I have to almost bribe her to put on clothes so we can go to the park or the kids museum. She would have NO problem just being au' natural. She cut a nice chunk out of her hair a few weeks ago and when I asked her what happened she said "Connor did it." An answer she gives me often....even when Connor is at school. He is eating like a horse. This kid can eat and eat and EAT. And then want a snack. He is my best eater when it comes to trying new food. He loves shrimp, spinach, grapefruit and anything he sees his Dad eating because he wants to do be just like him. He can not sit still and has more energy than any of us will ever dream to have....he is his Grandpa Bud's boy. The Mrs. is on an organizing kick and wants to label and sort everything. She is endlessly teaching little bums to only use small amounts of T.P. and to flush every no avail. (picture c/o Macie) The Mr. is in the beginning of Track season and calls home everyday to check on us because he misses his little family. He is such a fabulous daddy and a good toilet un-clogger. We are planning a big trip for our family and can hardly contain our excitement. We can't keep the house clean for more than 4 hours and sometimes we all sit down and play the Wii right in the middle of the chaos. We have a birthday party EVERY weekend in June this year and are having fun planning the themes for each one...(not a topic the Mr. likes to talk about) We have spent a lot of time with family lately and have been able to play outside everyday after school this week. Spring has sprung!