Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thanks a lot Cinderella

When I got home from exercising tonight I found Sophia in the basement with Doug like this. He said she even brought down the space heater by herself so she could be extra cozy. He said that she kept saying she was scared she was going to dream about monsters so she wanted him to snuggle her. He told her she wouldn't dream about monsters and she said "but dad, Cinderella says 'a dream that you wish will come true'". Thank you Cinderella for helping my daughter's monster nightmares become a reality.

Weight Gain

So I was reading up on my pregnancy literature and I read that from this point out I should plan on gaining one pound a week until I deliver. I told Doug that I have 23 weeks left and so I should plan on 23 more pounds (at least) and that it'd probably be more thanks to my July due date. He just laughed. Thanks for the support sweetie! JK. He really is supportive. I had a check up today and so far I've had a net weight gain of a pound. I can handle a 1 pound weight gain every 4 weeks. Let's keep it that way.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The world through Sophia's eyes

For Christmas Sophia got a cheap little camera. It's pretty high quality. Here's our favorites of what we found on it.
Self Portrait.

This one cracked us up. What a boring view! No wonder she wants a DVD player in the car.
Going to look at the lights at Salem Pond.


(stands for Best Weekend Ever - like BDE stands for Best Day Ever). Anyway, we had a fun weekend. On Saturday the girls and I got to go bowling with Jeff and Lexie and a few cousins. They had a blast! Lilly's favorite part was waiting for the ball to come out.

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Sophia giving Lilly a good job pat on the back.
For some reason I think kids in bowling shoes are really cute.
It took Sophia's ball so long to roll down the lane she got tired and took a little nap.
On Sunday we went up to Salt Lake to celebrate my brother's birthday. We stayed over since Sophia didn't have preschool the next day and we had so much fun. Uncle Dylan is the best! He watched lots of movies with Sophia.
He also did way to many horsey rides. The kids had so much fun. What a great uncle! He even took the kids to Artic Circle and a pet store. He's so great.
My sis-in-law and I went to lunch and got pedicures. We had a pretty great time too. The girls fell asleep on the way home and didn't wake up until 8 am the next morning. We almost didn't bother putting them in their own beds. A sign of a good weekend.

Dino Museum

Last week we went with some friends to the Dinosaur Museum at BYU. They had a blast! Erin, Lauren and I were roomies back in the day and we each have 2 kids about the same age as each other. They have blast together. Sweet Ella (who is the cutest walker ever!) is the only one missing from this picture.

When we got there Lauren commented that Sophia's haricut was cute and asked how I had layered it. I had curled it and I hadn't noticed anything. When we got home I found a bunch of hair on the ground and in the garbage. I looked closer and saw a huge chunk missing out of the back and side of Sophia's hair (it's kind of hard to see in the picture). I asked her what that was all about and she said it was too curly so she cut some of the curls off. I can't believe I didn't notice earlier! The next day I washed and combed it out to see how bad the damage was and if I needed to take her somewhere to have it fixed. It was really weird but because of how it was curled she only cut the under layer. The top layer and very bottom are both the same length so you really can't tell. It blends in nicely by some strange miracle! I definitely would not have preferred to have her cut her own hair but I couldn't have asked her to do a better job!

Picture Purge

I just uploaded pictures onto the computer so get ready for a few posts.

For a little girl who insist on not napping (thanks to her mean mom who took away her binkies so now she won't nap!) she sure looks a little bit tired at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. A few weeks ago our package arrived from Discount Schools Supply (thanks for the suggestion Kerstin). We ordered some of these and these. The girls had a blast! I think it will help keep me sane during the winter.
A few weeks ago we brought home a bunch of old toys from Doug's house that his parents had cleaned out. We decided to save them and make them "special" and only pull them out on Sundays (we have late church and need something to do). Anway, Sophia loved these girl legos and her and Doug had fun building a tall tower!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Great Ads

"Hey mom! You could just get Smooth Away. They seem pretty great" She also informed me yesterday that we need to get Lysol wipes because they're the best. I'm glad to know that even though we've cut down out TV viewing, we're still catching the most important commercials.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dancing Queen

Sophia had her first dance recital of the year this past weekend. She lookes pretty cute and did a fantastic job! She was pretty brave and definitely did better than last year! Thanks again to her grandpas and grandmas for coming down! She loved getting an ice cream with you after also.
The first song she danced to was called "Dot Polka". It was pretty cute. (She's on the very far right. Sorry I didn't get closer! You get the idea though).

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She also got to dance to "Zip a Dee Do Dah" with all the other preschool classes. It was pretty cute too.(The two girls in red to the right of her are two of triplet sisters in the class. So fun!)

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Out with the old, in with the new

We celebrated New Year's eve at my parent's house this year. We went over a little bit early so Doug and the girls could do some sledding. The all had a great time. I was surprised how much Lilly enjoyed it. The second video is a pretty good one of her going off a sweet jump.

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We then warmed up with some yummy snacks a played a few games. We watched the fireworks at the mall at 9 and then took the kids home and put them to bed. Doug and I watched the ball drop live on CNN at 10 and then called it a night ourselves. We're so exciting I know. I really wasnt' feeling too fantastic and was having a hard time staying awake anyway. We'll be sure to make ringing in 2011 a more spectacular event. The girls did have fun with their glasses though.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A few randoms

Last Sunday I humored Doug by playing a round of risk with him. It might be a little hard to see, but I was brown and he was black (if you look close you can see a few black pieces on Alaska and one one the Northwest Territory). It was a fun victory and one that I will probably not see again. A few weeks ago I had lunch with some friends from High School. It was good to see everyone again. My big pregnant moment of the day was that I showed up an hour early (thanks again for letting me hang around Kerstin). I felt pretty stupid but at least I had the excuse of being pregnant! Who shows up an hour early anyway instead of an hour late? I do. That's who. Anyway, here's a few of their cute babies. This is Nancy's sweet Abby.

And Kerstin's cute New Fish
And Lisa's adorable Katie.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yummy Tacos and A Good Deal

First the good deal. I was at Target today and I guess they're having an event for the next few weeks called "The Big Save" or "The Great Save" or something like that where they're selling bulk items like those you'd find at Cosco or Walmart. Anyway, they had $3 long sleeved shirts for kids and they actually seemed like pretty decent quality. I feel like I can never have enough long sleeved white shirts for my kids for some reason. They just go with anything. They also had $4 t-shirts for women and some other cheap clothes. Anyway, just thought I'd throw that out there.

Now on to the yummy tacos. A girl in my spin class was telling me awhile ago how her husband is from Mexico and how he cooks dinner for them every night. She said he usually makes mexican food and that he's a wonderful cook. I asked her what her favorite thing is that he makes and she says she loves when he makes tacos. I love mexican food and the big craving I've had so far with this baby has been tacos. I seriously can't get enough. They don't even have to be good. Let's just say I've frequented Taco Tuesday at Del Taco more times than I should admit. Anyway, moving on. She told me how they do tacos and it sounded so good. We've had them a few times (including last night) and I felt like they were too good not to share.

I don't really have a recipe so I'll just tell you informally how we do it. She boils her chicken and then shreds it which we've done before but last night we used a recipe adapted from Rachel Ray. Combine 1 Tbsp chili powder, 1/2 Tbsp cocoa and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Rub over a few chicken breasts (coat them pretty well) and cook in a skillet until chicken is cooked. For the shells her husband fries his own corn taco shells. This I think is what makes them taste so good. All they have on the tacos is chicken, shredded cabbage (weird I know, but delicious) and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. It's so simple and so tasty! Be sure to make some for yourself soon. You'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Anniversary Note

Back in November Doug and I celebrated 6 years of happiness. He wrote me a sweet note that talked all about how 6 years is supposed to be the year of iron. I didn't post it at the time because it mentioned something we didn't want to make pubic knowledge yet (although Sophia spilled to our families on Thanksgiving - it was pretty obvious with how I was acting/feeling that day anyway). I've since heard a heartbeat and so I think it's okay to post here now.
In case you can't read it, here's what it says. (Feel free to skip this part).

"Happy Anniversary!!! What a fun time to celebrate our lives together and to think back on all the good times we had. We 've definitely had some good times. It's crazy to think that we've been married for 6 years. Luckily for me, and thanks to you, they have been 6 extremely wonderful years. Well according to the internet, year 6 is the year of "iron". Sounds romantic doesn't it? I think "iron" is fairly appropriate considering all the shirts you've "ironed" for me this past year. It's definitely been more than 6. Or maybe it's referring to the way "I run" as fast as I can to get home to see you everyday. Of course it's been a lot more like hobbling lately with my bum knee slowing me down. Perhaps sixth year "iron" stands for the "irony" of our past year. At the beginning of the year we felt that it would be a fairly uneventful and mellow year. A year that would lack some of the surprises we've experienced in years past. However, this year was, in my opinion, one of the most surprising years we've experienced together. Will we ever forget the emergency appendix removal, the broken muffler (and door), or the shock of finding out your were pregnant immediately following our "we're good with two" discussion? If that's not irony, I don't know what is! Maybe "iron" is some kind of subliminal message from our new baby trying to get it's two cents in the name picking game "Mommy 'I RON'". Maybe not! Well, whatever it stands for I'm sure glad I've been able to spend the past 6 years with you and I can't wait for 60 more! Or maybe just forever it that's okay with you? It looks like next year us the year of "copper". Hmmm.....I can't wait to see which one of us will end up in jail! :)" and then it goes on with mushy stuff that I'll spare you from (I love you Doug).

Anyway, so the secret's out. Baby Wilkins numero tres is on route with an ETA in the first part of July. It depends on if I want my scheduled c-section before or after the 4th of July. I was telling my sister-in-law that I think I'd rather be comfortable on the holiday and she asked if that meant still being pregnant or already having the baby. I guess it's a toss up either way.

P.S. Don't mind the huge family picture at the top of the blog. Anyone know how to make it smaller?