Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lovin' It

I started watching this show "Jessica Simpson's: The Price Of Beauty". I have to say that I really like it.
I think it's called a reality show, but I'd almost call it a documentary.
If you haven't seen it she goes around the world to different countries to see what they think is beautiful. I can't believe I'm about to say this about a Jessica Simpson show, but I think it's fascinating. Seth just rolls his eyes when I say that. But seriously I've learned so much. When she was in Uganda she met with a woman who was about to get married. The culture teaches that a woman is more beautiful the heavier she is. So she stayed in a tent for 2 months and only drank milk and was rubbed with butter. She gained over 80lbs!! But she was so honored to be in the marriage tent and be like her mom and aunts.
Anyway I highly recommend this show if you haven't seen it already.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Round 4

This is my 4th year attempt gardening. The first year we were here I had no idea where to start. The second year we got a grip on most of the out of control weeds. And last year we (by we I mean Seth since I was the one doing all the ordering since I was on bed rest) finished the play area. That meant taking out all the over grown weeds, tilling the whole area, putting down bark chips and covering it with all the play stuff.
So this is my year to try and grow flowers.
I have a love hate relationship with them. I love beautiful flowers!
I hate weeds, dead flowers, money spent on flowers and weeds. Did I mention weeds?
This year I am determined that my front and back yard will look beautiful all spring and summer. Am I crazy for thinking I can accomplish this?
The other day I stuck the twins in the stroller and worked on the front yard while Claire played on her bike. And now that we have a totally fenced in back yard I plan to stick the kids back there and work on everything else.
So hopefully by the end of summer I can report back that everything went well.
I can dream, right?
PS If you have any tips I would love to hear them.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Good Times

We just got back from a great weekend in St. George. We met up with some friends and their kids and had a blast!
Lots of swimming (hours on end, to be exact), playing (more like staying up until 1am laughing and talking after the kids were asleep), eating (in-n-out burger), hiking (Zions), picture taking (too many to put on the blog), and relaxing (actually, with 4 kids there really wasn't a lot of relaxing). It was still great, though.
But, will someone please remind me that I have 4 children?!!! I don't know why I have such a hard time grasping onto this idea.
We keep trying to do things that we did before, and are surprised that's it's a little harder now. Well, duh Amy! You're now a family of 6!!
We had so much fun going hiking at Zions. But, this was one of the times that someone needed to remind me that things would be a little different with twins babies and a 2 year old.
Bella did a great job. I was so proud of her. She made it 3 miles with minimal complaints.
The twins and Claire did great on the drive there and back.
So all and all it was so much fun and I can't wait to do it again.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Are You Kidding Me #25

I feel like the most commonly asked question I get is, "Do you really go grocery shopping with all your kids?".
Well yes and no. I try to never go to the grocery store during the day with all the kids. The only reason I even attempt is if we have nothing in the fridge.
I look like a freak show as you can imagine.
Actually I ran into someone, who will remain nameless, from my ward, last week at the store and when she saw me she just laughed. Not even a hello! Thanks Jonell.
Ok, I would have laughed too, if I had seen this. One reason it's so funny is because I can't see when I'm pushing the cart, because I'm so short. So I end up pushing the cart and leaning to one side.
So in order to make this happen. I have to get one of the carts with the steering wheel. I buckle Claire in and then put one twin in the cart part and the other on the top where the child would normally sit. Then the food on the bottom.
And yes Claire has stolen a nuber of things when we shop like this. The problem is I never notice until we're out of the store and getting in the car. And no I don't return anything. There is no way I'm packing everyone back in the cart to return a Readers Digest and a Twix. (Just some of the random things she's taken).

The only grocery store I don't mind going to is Costco. Since the cart is bigger the carriers fit better. We tend to go to Costco once a week. I like to time it around lunch so the kids can get lots of samples and then end with lunch.

shopping at Costco

from the look on their faces I'm not sure if they enjoy shopping


This morning Bella woke up bright and early. She came in asked me to get Claire out of her bed so they could play with the toys and books they got in their Easter baskets. Then it was off to find eggs.

The girls had so much fun. Bella was great and shared some the eggs she found with Claire. I was so proud of her. I didn't even have to ask her.

Claire loved all of her eggs. She walked around with her basket all morning. once she figured out there was candy inside she was even more excited.

It was a great way to start Easter and conference morning.