Friday, December 31, 2010
My personal favorite Christmas memories of 2010
Ryder on Christmas morning amidst the presents and dazzle made a beeline straight for his bottle of milk. He wasn't interested in a thing till he had his fair share of milk. He was so happy with a new ball and a new car--He loved the simple things and didn't care for the excess. (So I might have gone a bit overboard this year with the kids and I've already boxed up half of his gifts). A good lesson learned for this Mama.
Pulling out the Christmas tree without Jon nearly giving myself a hernia in my pregnant state and then being thanked profusely by Lola for giving her "Christmas." And then upon Lola's insistence we never turned the lights off our tree.
Going shopping with Jon late at night while his parents babysat our sleeping babes. Searching all over and eating In and Out at 11:30 at night and making the car reek like onions for days afterwards.
What ever makes your Christmas Merry and Bright I hope you had in abundance.
Because Santa freaked out the kiddos. This year Jesus wins.
Looks like Santa is getting an extra nice thank you letter this year.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I would normally take this opportunity and blame it on the nasty mac 'n cheese that she was eating, but Ryder seems to have the same problem. Going, going...
and he is gone.
Seriously does anyone else have kids that fall asleep mid-meal? On different days?
Monday, December 13, 2010
You might think that isn't so bad (and your right) and I would now like to introduce you to the Lola monster. This is her in our bed waking up for the 2nd time.
Bless the new year and bless the new 11 time slot for church!
Lola and Ryder love dancing to Christmas music. It is darling and has the ability to melt any cold black heart (said the totally biased Mommy). After a ridiculous long nap Lola was sporting a t-shirt and a rather soggy diaper and while wearing such elegant attire the kids began Christmas dancing. Lola stood up on the ottoman and started shaking her soggy bottom and said "I'm shaking my bum-bum." Later we were telling her grandparents about the incident (while listening to Christmas music) I asked her to show them her dance. Lola replied "my bum-bum isn't working."
This is the G-rated Christmas dancing video, which means no bums were videotaped shaking during this performance.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
And for good measure I've stopped cursing the cat under my breath. Good thing she can't read yet.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
And speaking of eating cat turds Lola tried her own poop.
Monday, November 1, 2010
That night Lola asked if she could sleep with her treats (the answer was no) and then the next morning sheasked to bring them to church (again the answer was no). The kids (and parents) had a great time and were totally wore out. The next morning after church on the ridiculously short trip home they both passed out in the car before we even made it home. I took a nap too and I'm pretty sure I looked like Ryder.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Does everybody think there family is as adorable as I think mine is? Ryder upside or snorting still adorable... Lola, despite lack of photographic evidence (too engrossed in pumpkin selection to look up) adorable. I love these guys and my big handsome hubby. We were having such a good time and are a bit of suckers and ended up buying almost 50lbs of pumpkins at the local patch. It was worth it.
Apparently even the plates taste good.
The unfortunate incident was me holding the paper template and spraying black spray paint directly on my hand from 5 inches away. Just so you know its a bugger to get off. I'm still trying to get it off...
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
There is the sweetest little place called Gardner Village in West Jordan, UT. Its a collection of unique shops and they have the greatest Holiday decorations. Halloween is especially great. The whole place is filled with fantastic witches in action. There are witches playing baseball, doing cannonballs into water, hula-hooping, etc... There is a list of witches if you find you can get 25 cent chocolate chip cookies for the kiddos (Ryder's absolute FAVORITE part).
Lola was going potty in the upstairs bathroom without the comfort of her toddler seat. Her bum was hanging quite low in the pot and she says to me. "Mommy I need to touch the water." I informed her that it was totally unnecessary for her to touch the water with her bum. She responded "but my bum-bum is so hot!"
We were at church yesterday and I told Lola I loved her she responded by saying she loved me too. I told her to tell her Daddy that she loves him. She said, "Daddy listen to me, I need to look pretty." …and then proceeded to apply lip gloss.
Monday, October 4, 2010
This is the before picture, or at least this is when I remembered to take a picture minus the doors and a few new holes cut in the top.
Here is the after. I'm overly proud of it. My hubby did most (by most I mean all) of the hard parts.
Here is the inside shot of the oven, the fridge looks the same but is white.
And thanks to the blog that posted the how-to! Here's the link if anyone is interested http://outofthecrayonbox.blogspot.com/2009/11/build-with-me-lesson-1-supplies.html
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
How young is too young to take your kid hiking in Zion National Park?
Apparently Lola's age is the answer. Note the missing shoe. Jon was able to retrieve the other from the mud. That was just one mishap of many. Here was another caught on video.
Good thing we were able to squish both kids in the hiking backpack and that Jon had the muscles to carry them. We had a great time despite all incidents. Till next year St George!