This video that was shown in traffic school that I attended today was probably the best part of the class. Check it out.
Monday, July 27, 2009
My friend has two little boys who's birthdays are 2 years and 2 days apart. She threw the most fun party for them a few weeks ago. Like the good friend I am I did not bring my camera and relied on getting some from my friends. You can see her blog here for the awesome shots. She did a cowboy party and it really was such a blast. She had cowboy hats and bandanas for all the kids and all these games set up. My only regret is that I didn't get a shot of my girls with fake mustaches in front of the saloon scene. Lilly enjoyed panning for gold (such a cute idea!) and Sophia enjoyed playing in the "sunburned sand" (a.k.a. leftover charcoals from the dutch oven) until she unfortunately burned her finger. Oops! Thanks again for the great party Erin!
Apparently it's been a little while since I've cleared the pictures off my camera. Here's our awesome friends the Belnap's who stayed with us a few weeks ago. We wish they would have stayed longer! Sophia and Emma had a blast together.
Lilly even got her face painted.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
These things are amazing.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday I went to visit my sister-in-law and her cute kids who recently moved to Utah (which I'm way more excited about than I should be). She had this canvas hanging in her family room and I totally loved it.
Monday, July 13, 2009
So aside from everything my kids did last week, a flat tire, washing my cell phone in the washer, and getting pulled over this morning things have been good so far. We've had some fun friends in town for the weekend and have been having a blast. On Saturday we headed up to the grotto up Payson Canyon. Doug decided it would be a good idea to walk back to the waterfall.
He got a little bit wet.
Friday, July 10, 2009
So I was downstairs today printing some stuff of the computer and Sophia came running down and said "mom! Look what Lilly did to my leg" Her leg was covered in what I assumed was nail polish so I ran upstairs to observe the damage. Sure enough she had a bottle of nail polish and she was painting herself as well as the bathroom floor. Luckily she was using our nice decor towels to wipe it up though. Seriously? What is with my kids!?! Do they not remember we're trying to sell our house? I'm not sure anyone wants to buy a house with ketchup and milk stained carpets and beautiful bright red nail polish stained tile grout! Apparently my goal to give them more attention has not taken effect yet.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
So after I calmed down yesterday and while Sophia was taking a good 2 hour nap I decided to have some lunch. I went to get a fork and found that each slot in my silverware drawer was filled with ketchup. I kept waiting for more ketchup surprises throughout the day. I really am a mean mom though. I wouldn't let her have ketchup with her eggs for dinner. Have I no heart?!
Today I was out watering my flowers and chatting with a friend on the phone. Sophia and Lilly were watching a show and drinking cups of milk. I came back in and found little dribbles all over the table, chairs, bookcases, plastic bicycle seat, etc and thought, "Lilly must have accidentally spilled her milk a few places". After I found a big dribble on the couch and then looked at Sophia and asked what that was all about. She replied "at least I didn't put it on that" while she pointed to my Brazillian table runner." I told her to go to her room and she kind of shrugged her shoulders and walked away. I told her to clean her room and that if it wasn't done by the time aunt Leda and uncle David came over she wouldn't be getting any dinner. She came out after a few minutes and said, "but maybe I don't want any dinner". She then chastized me for not cleaning up my room and for missing a few toys when I picked up the living room. Raise your hand if you think I'm not giving my child enough attention. I definitely know where my focus is going to be for the rest of the summer (or at least the next few days).
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This morning I was outside working on a stupid sprinkler pipe that has been leaking pretty much since we moved in. I thought I has already fixed it once and then we noticed it was still leaking the other day. I'd been out there for about an hour and was still getting nowhere with the pipe (I made the last cut about 1/4" too short and so I have to wait till Doug gets home (I already walked the girls to the hardware store once) to get more couples and pipe). Anyway, after that failed attempt I came in to check on the girls. Sophia had piles and piles of wipes soaked in red stuff and was madly trying to clean up piles of red stuff I looked around a little more and found little ketchup dollups all over my counters, floor, table, couches and pillows. I pretty much freaked out. I looked around even more and found she had put a nice little dollup in every serving bowl that I have on shelves in my living room. I also noticed there was a nice big dollop on the table runner my mother-in-law gave me from Brazil. At that point I pretty much lost it. I know that it was something I should have just laughed at but it was just not one of those moments for me. I told her to stay in her room for the rest of the day and that I was going to throw away all the ketchup in the house (or at least take away her ketchup priviledges for awhile).
While I was cleaning it up it got all over the carpet and everything. I was so frustrated. I asked her why one earth she would have ever thought that was a good idea. Her response: "I thought it was funny". My response to her response: "It wasn't"
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Today was a fun day for us because we got to welcome home President and Sister Wilkins! They've been serving in Sao Paulo Brazil for 3 years and we were so happy to see them come home! It seems like just yesterday that we were hugging them goodbye and shedding happy tears but when you think about all that has happened (7 new grandchildren (they only had 9 when they left), a wedding, new son-in-law, lots of moves, etc.) they were gone forever! We headed over to their house this morning with 2 dozen yellow balloons in tow to get the house ready for their welcome home!
They also gave these cute table runners to the girls. She said she had a really hard time finding things that were actually made in Brazil and not in China. She said these are pretty common down there. I thought it was cute.
Back in July my mom and I started taking a quilt class. The first time we went we were told the quilt we were making was going to be called "All Roads Lead to Home" at that it'd be done in July. I immediately thought that it'd be such a great homecoming gift for Doug's parents. Unfortunately we have one more class this month so I'm not totally finished. I gave it to them anyway and I thik they enjoyed it. I can't wait to get it totally finished. I wish I would have taken a picture with them and the quilt. I'll be sure to get one when the quilt is totally finished.