Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hair Impaired? Yes That's Me

I feel so bad for my children. They have a mom who doesn't know how to do hair.
It's true. If you've seen my kids then you know I'm telling the truth.
I mean I can barley do my own hair let alone theirs.
Then irony of irony I got 4 girls. How is that fair?
A few months ago I was discussing this with a friend and she said "oh yeah, I totally understand I'm hair impaired too".

hAiR iMpAiReD!!

That's a perfect way of describing me.
After my friend gave me a word to describe me I was feeling better about my situation and I'll be honest I was using it as an excuse for my lack of hair skills.
All that changed when I was out to dinner with some friends and someone mentioned that you can go on youtube and find videos on how to do hair.
That means I can't use excesses any more.
So this summer I'm challenging myself to learn how to do more than straighten Bella's hair with a straightener or pull Claire's hair up with a clip.
Try not to laught if you see my children at church or the park and they look ridiculous.
Just know their hair (and their mom) is a work in progress.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

California 2010

We just got back from a great family vacation in California. Well, I guess it wasn't totally a family vacation, since we left 2 members of the family home.
It felt so easy only having 2 kids. Bella was tall enough to do all the rides. So we spent 2 days at Disney and one at the beach.
Most people know that I was a cast member at Disney world. I was on the college program. I lived in Orlando for 6 months and felt like all I did was eat sleep and breath Disney. I swore I would never go back. Little did I know I would have 4 girls who LOVE all things princesses! I also didn't know how much fun it would be to take them to Disneyland.
This was Bella's 3rd time and Claire's 1st. They both had so much fun. One thing we always have to do is have dinner with the princesses. When Bella went for her first time she was so excited she couldn't talk. Claire was equally excited, but she was so excited she couldn't stop talking. That's the difference in those two.
The girls also loved the beach. We could have easily spent more time there if we'd had better weather.
I think the best part for me was being able to spend more time with the girls. Everything was relaxed and fun and all the attention was on them. It was great!
Of course we couldn't have done with without the help of my friend Amber, my sister Laura and my parents. They all chipped in and took days watching the twins. I feel so blessed to have such great family and friends in my life.
Seth and I have already talked about what we're going to do when we go back next time with all the girls!
I took so many pictures, but here are a few of my favorites.

The girls were able to meet all the princess but this was my favorite picture. Claire was so excited to meet Snow White

Does my husband own any non-Utah shirts?

Friday, May 14, 2010

California Day 3

Today we went back to Disneyland. We mostly stayed in California Adventure. Once again we were able to walk on most every ride. I couldn't believe it. It was great!

After lunch we headed back over to Disneyland and rode a few rides we missed from the day before. We were able to get everything in that we had missed from yesterday, which was only 3 rides. Then we headed back to California Adventure to have dinner with the princesses.

Both the girls loved it! Claire was so excited. Bella seemed excited at first but I think she's kind of getting too old.

After dinner Seth took the shuttle back to the hotel to get the car and I stayed with the girls to watch the parade. That turned out to be the best decision! They were both in heaven. We were in a perfect spot and they both really got into it. Especially Claire. She was dancing and waving and shouting out every characters name. It was so fun to watch!

Tomorrow we're headed to the beach.

I talked to Laura today and she's been having so much fun with the twins. Her kids are in heaven watching them. My dad and Jan took over this afternoon and they've already sent a few pictures. I think the twins are getting spoiled rotten! I'm so glad!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

California Day 2

We went to Disneyland today and had a great time. We were able to basically walk on whatever ride we went to with the exception of just a few and even then we only waited 20 minutes.

The kids had so much fun. Bella was so excited she could hardly contain herself. It was so great to just spend time with the older girls and do things that they liked.

We got back to the hotel, went to dinner, gave the kids baths and put them to bed.

Tomorrow we'll be doing Disney again. Can't wait!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

California Day 1

We drove 10 hours and only had to make 3 stops. It went a lot better than I expected. It must have been so hard for Claire. she has so much energy. She didn't really care for to do the things I brought for her. So for being that board she was very good. Bella was great as always. No breakdowns.

We drove our new car and it did great. Seth drove the whole way. We left at 6am.

Amber took the twins for the whole day and then Laura is picking them up in the evening and taking them over night and the whole next day and then over night. Then my dad and Jan will have them for the last 2 days.

It's been fun to just spend time with the older girls. They have been great together. Playing and laughing and just having a good time.

Tomorrow we are headed to Disney. Can't wait!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers Day 2010

I never thought I would have 4 kids by the time I was 30. But I am so thankful! I love being a mom and I love each of these amazing kids that make my life that much better!
I love you all so much!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Where have all the good stations gone?

A few weeks ago my favorite radio station was taken off the air. It's been replaced with some lame all music station.
I'm going CraZy!
I've listened to this same station since high school. It's not so much the music that I care about, although I did like it, it's the fact the morning show is gone.
I have the radio on almost every morning. It's entertaining and informative. So without it, I'm going crazy. I've tried to find others but I can't seem to find one that I like.
I've found myself listening to talk radio, and I think that aged me about 10 years.
Any suggestions? Does everyone just use their ipods in the car?

Much Needed

Last weekend I was able to slip away for a few days with some of my friends from high school for an all girls weekend. I had such a great time! Basically we talked, ate, slept, shopped, talked and ate. It was so fun and so needed.

We missed everyone who couldn't come.