Friday, June 17, 2011


My kiddos love our daily activities! The moment i get home from work she asks me what we are going to do for our activity, she then asks Derek when he is going to leave for work and tells him to leave :).  Its pretty funny she tries to kick him out so we can start. 

I defiantly enjoy our nights more then just playing out side or with toys.  Its nice to add structure and then when i get to the cleaning and household chores that need to be done i do not feel so bad since I know we had some good time together. 

I am going to do my best to keep it up and keep it going! :) But not hate at my self if we miss a day :) Because lets be realistic some days are just THOSE days!!

I am happy with the results we have had in a short time i can really tell how much my kids enjoy it and I love it too.  We will see how it continues :)

And like i said we always welcome others so if you want come to our place around 7pm!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Abby's first hair cut

Well folks i finally gave in and gave Abby bangs.  I swore i would not because i hated growing Jackie's out.  But if you saw the amount of food and snot in them i think you would have made the same choice it was time.

here she is before we left
A complete mess i know but this is what it looks like unless its put up and since daddys is home when she wakes up it does not happen.

we went up to cookie cutters in Lehi they were AWESOME! Abby was SO excited when we got their to go on the slide then she got to pick a movie and a car to sit in she was thirlled!

She drove her car the whole time and held as still as could be. 

This is her cute smiling face after.  I LOVE it (and yes she is in new clothes *sigh* kids) I love her bangs they make her seem older to me but i do love the hair out of the face and less slime attached to her hair, its still on her face though (will teething EVER end!)

I love this little girl she brings so much light into my life with all her loves and snuggles! She has such a sweet disposition.  I cant believe how big she is getting and how much she is talking! She will have conversations and talk in  short sentences.  Its fun to watch her learn and grow.  She sure loves her big sister and likes to follow her around and do what she is doing.  Its a good thing big sister likes to always be with Abby as well!  I am lucky to be this little ones mom :) She is such a joy in my life.  Helps make a bad day better with just a hug and loves!

Monday, June 13, 2011

excuses excuses excuses

I tend to use the fact i work as an excuses to not do fun little projects with the girls, today i decided that its no reason to not do little fun activities daily with the girls.  I am horrible at doing things unless i write them down and make lists and plans so here we go here are our plans for the next 4 weeks.  One thing we will be doing just did not put it on here since its a family activity is seven peaks we have passes so i would like to use them as much as we can! :)

June 13-19
Make play-dough 
Finger Paint/sprinklers 
sugar cookies with frosting 
fruit loop necklas
June 20-26
paper bag puppets
Game night/sprinklers 
make bean bags and play with them 
make spinach artichoke dip (dont laugh my girls LOVE this stuff)
June 27-July 3
Movie in a fort! 
Finger Paint/sprinklers 
tutus and bead necklases 
cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles 
July 4-July 10
4th of July parade 
Popsicle stick craft 
make banana chocolate ice cream 
sprinklers/dance party
Make play-dough 

Well there ya go hopefully it work out ;)! And lets hope the girls are gun-ho for some more structured time instead of our play free for all we tend to do.

If you have any more ideas for us to do please let me know, my brain hurt from making this list :) also if you live close you should come play with us! (or if you live far and will be close!)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I should blog more

because i know you are all DYING to know the thoughts of my brain.

You ready for this here they are


Currently that's how my brain feels, dead and gone.  So if you see it let me know i would like it back.  Maybe i should sleep more then 5-6 hours at night, maybe i should get back in my exercise routine, maybe i should not watch the family channel dramas

Anywho hope your brain works better then mine! :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Changes are a coming

We had stake conference yesterday.  Lets just start this by saying i had plans on how we were going to survive with children. This year we had it in the smith field house since there is no more tabernacle.  I talked with my neighbor and our goal was get there early and run the kiddos around the track.  We did that it worked wonderfully.  Good parking and tired kiddos! Next phase how to get them to sit through all of stake conference?  lots of food/treats and stuff to do. 

Reason we wanted to make sure we could here our stake was getting divided.  Well the kiddos were great while they made all the announcements.  We got the one that stated our Ward was being dissolved and split up into 3 wards.  This one hit me hard because really Freedom 2nd ward was just a special different ward.  Never seen a ward like it and highly doubt i ever will again.  Although i am excited to see what changes will come about i hope that we can take parts of our old ward with us.

When we moved we opted to go were we were because after praying we decided we needed to stay in our ward.  Now that its being changed i want to see what they new ward has for us since our old place is not in our new ward.   It will be an adventure and I will miss our ward family dearly.  They were all very special to us and we will do our best to take some of our old ward love to our new ward. 

Now after these announcements were made Jackie asked to sit on my lap a minute later she threw up all over me all over her all over the floor.  Gross yucky and GROSS! Derek ran her out to the bathroom and i ran with abby to the bathroom to clean my self up.  Can i just say i hate puke.  I am not a puke person even my own kiddos.  I have managed to go almost 4 years without being puked on, but i guess that has now ended.  When we came back from the bathroom my awesome neighbor and a very sweet lady from rows up were helping clean up the mess.  Can i just saw how wonderful it was to come back thinking i had to deal with that and not having to was awesome.  (well as awesome as it can be when you smell like puke and are still processing a ward stake changes!)

Jackie was so upset, not that she puked that we would not let her go back in to stake conference.  When i asked her why she told me Heavenly Father wants her at church so she should be there.....we had to have the when you puke its okay talk but alas she wanted to stay there and pretend she was not sick.  When i got her home she started a fever so we gave her some motrin and made her a bed on the floor.  She went to sleep and my Awesome friend Hayley missed church to come be with them while we went to our goodbye lunch in for our ward.  It was crazy to think that in such a short time (we have been here for a year and 4 months) this ward could feel like such a family.  One person said it best to my husband yesterday, "at least I got to be in the best ward in the Church for 6 months".  

It was an awesome ward one that is hard to explain, i always told people it was a special different ward and it was.  Never seen or heard of a ward like it i doubt i will.  I believe the ward had a purpose and that purpose is now over.  I am happy that we were able to be  apart of the ward and contribute to the ward family.  It has been a experience i will cherish and always try to remember.  We will be doing our best to spread that love we learned to all the other wards we attend in our life. 

To all my friends who are not joining me in our new ward you will be missed!!!

As for Jackie you would never know she had puked everywhere.  She is happy as can be and doing great lol