Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Late Birthday

This is a little late. About a month to be exact.
We had just gotten back from Disneland when it was Seth's birthday and the weather was bad so we postponed his party until now.
It was lots of fun to have our families over for dinner and cake and ice cream.
I took sooo many pictures and I couldn't post them all (they'll be in the scrapbook) but here's a few from our fun day. The Birthday Boy

Football cake that Kim made

Kelli & Beth

Grandma Jan and Breanna

Happy Late Father's Day

I always get emotional when Fathers Day rolls around.
I have been blessed with, what I think is the best dad. If I could be even half as giving and selfless as he is I would be a better person. He is always serving my family and anyone he comes in contact with. I had a great childhood and I owe it to him. I can't count the number of times Seth or I have said "we would never make it without him". I am so thankful for you dad!! Love you!
My kids might argue with me and say that they have the best dad. I have to agree that he is wonderful to them. He does all the things that a great dad should do. Teaching Bella how to ride a bike in the church parking lot, tickling Claire until she can't talk, and taking the twins on nightly walks.
He is also the one who gets up with the kids at night. I'm a heavy sleeper, but he has very rarely woken me up. in fact there have been several times I didn't know until morning that he got up with sick kids. Even cleaning up throw up and not telling me until morning.
And of course he has taught the older girls the Utah man song. They can both sing it without any help. Poor guy is totally outnumber around here and the girls have him wrapped around their finger. He would do anything for them.
I love you, Seth!! Thanks for everything you do!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Project Bug

I feel like I've been bitten by the project bug lately.I have 3 projects that I've been working on.
The first was a bunk bed.
About a week ago I got a call from someone in my ward asking if we wanted a bunk bed or if we knew someone who would. All I could think was, how fast can I say yes without looking too desperate? I hadn't even seen it, but I knew better than to be picky if it was free.
Luckily for me it was perfect! I knew my girls would love it. Each bunk has it's own shelf.
I was excited and worried to try and re-paint it.
I called one of the best (my cousin Christy) for advice and was ready to go.
I spent 1 day sanding it and 3 days painting.
I realized something about myself while I was painting.
I lOvE tO pAiNt!!!
I guess that explains why every room in my house has been painted some more than once.
Bella was super excited about the whole thing. She couldn't wait to put all her stuff on the shelf. She also was excited that I finally let her use the new bedding. I bought it on eBay when I was pregnant with the twins. But I said we would have to wait to use it until we had a bunk bed.

Before the paint job.
The second project I've been working on were these adorable aprons.
Bella has been asking for an apron like mine every time we cook. (She has one but has out grown it).
I looked on line but all the ones I liked were between $20-$30. That seemed like a lot to me. Especially since I would need 4.
So long story short, I bought some fabric (only paid $5) and a sweet older lady from my ward helped me sew them (by help, I mean she basically did everything. I brought all 4 kids, her idea not mine. She had toys out for them to play with, but in the short time we were there I spilled baby food on her rug and Claire had a blow out diaper that left her naked). We were able to make 3 aprons from the stuff I bought (I did sew one of the aprons by myself before we had to leave).
I'm so happy with how they turned out!

I realized I haven't put any new pictures up of the twins. Here they are watching the girls play in their new beds. (Sydney is on the left and Breanna is on the right).The 3rd project is kind of Seth's not mine. We're putting sprinklers in the back yard. So more weed pulling, tilling and finally adding sod. Didn't we do this last year?
Pictures to come..

Sunday, June 13, 2010

So Sweet

The other night we were having movie night and watching Toy Story.
I leaned over to Bella and said "do you think the toys really talk and play when we leave or go to bed?".
She looked at me and in all seriousness said "I don't know".
Then I watched as she really thought about it. It was like I could see the wheels turning in her head.
Some might laugh, but it truly made me want to just hold her and keep her little forever.
It was so sweet.
I love the way kids think.

Monday, June 7, 2010

2nd times a charm.....well maybe not

Today while Bella was at her swimming lesson I decided to take Claire to get a slurpee. I realized that she's never had one and I didn't want a repeat of my horrible mothering skills. (Click on the link if you need a reminder).
As we pulled into the parking lot Claire says "what's this place mom?". Have I really never taken her here, I thought?
Anyway she was in heaven! She drank almost the entire thing and never complained of a head freeze.
When we picked up Bella I asked her if she wanted some of Claire's slurpee to which she says "what's a slurpee?".
Are you kidding me? What is wrong with my children? Or better yet, what is wrong with their mother?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Only A Matter Of Time

This morning while Claire was trying to put something together she got a little frustrated and the next thing I know I hear "Oh Damnit."
I guess I knew this would happen sooner or later.
After all she is my kid.
Good thing she's cute and can get away with it.