Friday, July 31, 2009

The Best Snow Shack Ever!

There is a snow shack on State Street that is the absolute best and I won't go anywhere else. I used to think that all snowies tasted the same, but boy was I wrong. These are delicious! If you don't believe me, go try them out for yourselves. You'll never want anything else! It is called Summer Sno.


We took this picture at the end of our girls night. Jenna and I had a good night. We went to get pedicures, then to Jason's Deli to eat a yummy dinner. After we went to "The Proposal" and then got a snowie. By the way that movie is so awesome!


Thanks Jenna for a fun time!

Too Long!

The alarm went off and I rolled over to see what time it was. '3:30? I have only been asleep for 3 hours. Weren't we suppose to get up at 4? Why did we decide to wake up and leave this early?' These were the things going through my mind early Friday morning. I had stayed up until 12:30 packing and getting everything ready so we could just get up, get in the car, and leave.
We got all the last minute things and our crazies in the car and headed out. Around 11am we pulled into Dan's brothers house. It was a nice car ride with the crazies sleeping for more than half of the trip. We went in and said our hello's and then got the girls in their swimsuits and headed out to a park to surprise Dan's mom. She didn't know that the whole family was there.
We all decided to play in different area's of the park when she showed up. When they got there and were walking through the park, she walked right past a couple of the grandkids (they were even saying their names.) When she got to the area that Jo Jo and Ainsley were playing in, she watched them for a bit and kept glancing at me. She looked at me and I looked at her and she kept looking at me. If I was a stranger it would have been a little bit awkward. Finally after a bit, she realized that it was me. Pretty funny that it took her so long.



At the park, there was a part were the water shoots up for the kids to play in. They had fun in it and Ty didn't want to be taken out of it. We had lunch and soon after eating a water fight erupted. Michele and I ended up getting completely soaked, which was fine because it was hot. Afterwards we went back to the Roper's house to clean up a bit.




We decided to go bowling. I haven't been for such a long time and the girls had never been. Everyone had such a good time even though we all sucked it up! After bowling, we went back home and had dinner, played games, the girls watched the kitty eat, and had light saber duels.






The next day we went to the Brooks' house and played hide-n-seek, board games, an eye game (Good job to Nathan for getting them all--Did you cheat? :) Just kidding.) We had lunch and a yummy ice cream cake for Ty's Birthday. Hugh and Dan had a hot dog eating contest which Hugh won. We had a family discussion and we were just able to relax and have fun with each other which hasn't happened for like 4 years. 4 years is a long time to not have the whole family together.






Sunday we went to the first hour of church and then said our goodbyes and took off. Ty HATED being in the car for so long, but we managed to make it to Delta. We made the side trip to see the new addition to the family and boy is she a cute little chunk! It is crazy to me that my baby sister is now a mom. She is a good mom too! I didn't get any pics of the girls holding Harlie, but Nana did and I will have to get those later.


We finally made it home and Ty was so excited to be in her own home (and not sitting in her car seat) and the girls were excited to sleep in their own beds. It was a funtastic trip and I hope that the next get together isn't so far off. Thanks to everyone for making it a fun and relaxing (for the most part) trip.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Portraits

An old high school friend was able to take my girls pictures a couple weekends ago. They turned out so cute. Thanks Missy!








Monday, July 27, 2009

Parties Galore!

We celebrated Ty turning one three different times. The Saturday before her birthday we went to Delta and had a blast at the rez. We were going to have a BBQ and cake there, but a storm rolled in and so we went back to my parents place to finish it. It was a day filled with fun!






On her actual birthday I got off of work early and we went to Krispy Kreme with the Dobson's. The girls sang their version of "Happy Birthday" and we ate some yummy donuts.




Then this past weekend we made a surprise trip to Vegas (more on that trip to come.) Since the whole family was there, we celebrated with cake and singing one last time.




It is still crazy that she just turned one. It doesn't seem like that long ago that she was born, but at the same time it feels like forever ago. She is going to love life in a couple years when she is able to boss around her new little cousins.

Thanks to everyone for celebrating with us! You are all amazing and we love you all so much!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Very Touching

I am a fan of 'So You Think You Can Dance'. I love watching all the dances and so wish that I was able to dance like them. When I watch a dance that is awesome I get goosebumps, but this one touched me so incredibly much. Even before the dance was over I was a little teary eyed and then the judges started making their comments and I started crying more. Maybe I'm just a little over emotional lately, but it really was a wonderful experience!

And then

there is this picture that is so hilarious.


She looks like she just got zapped or something. Z always did have a lot of hair.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

They're at it again!

Scarlett & Zoey at it again! from Tiffany on Vimeo.


SB wanted to put her feet up on the chair, but Z didn't want them up, so she kept hitting them down. It did start with laughter, but ended up like this. This went on for about 5-10 minutes. You might ask why I let it go on this long, well I didn't stop it because really I wanted to see who was going to give up first. As you can see neither one gave up. They are both so dang stubborn! Luckily they have Hawley there to get everything calm and quiet.

Then after the whole episode, Z kept crying and this happened

Cleaning up after crying from Tiffany on Vimeo.


My favorite part is of Jenna gagging. She seriously has the weakest stomach!!! But in all fairness, Z is disgusting when she throws her tantrums. When I was pregnant with Ty, Z went through a phase where she would cry everyday when Dustin dropped her off. I was the one who got to clean it up and I threw up every morning during that little phase. Luckily it didn't last too long!

Reminiscing

I was going through some pictures and I ran across this one.


I might be somewhat mean for taking the picture instead of helping her get unstuck, but it was so worth it.
This is why Z loves me sooooooo much!!!! :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

One Year Older and Spunky Too

I can't believe that my Ty baby is now one!!! It has gone by faster than I imagined it could. She is one feisty little girl and keeps me on my toes. She is spoiled rotten and not from Dan and I, it would be the fault of the Dobson's and my crazies! They literally give her everything and anything she wants. For example, the other day Jo Jo, Ty, and I were sitting on my bed and Jo Jo was playing with a remote for our fan. Ty saw it, wanted it, and when she didn't get it she started to scream. She only had to scream for a couple of seconds before Jo Jo handed it over.

*She is trying to be a big girl and walk, but prefers to crawl around because it is faster and she can play with the older kids.
*She hasn't said any words yet, but I'm working on her saying mommy first. We'll see!
*She loves pasta and loves to eat by herself.
*She hates when I put her hair into a ponytail.
*When she doesn't get what she wants from me, she will lay down on the floor (if it is in the kitchen she does this very slowly so to not hurt her head) and cry either until I pick her up or she gets bored with that and wants to play. I can't believe she does this already, she is only one for heavens sake!
*She adores the crazies.
*She can't go anywhere without her blanket.
*She captures anyones heart who is around her and is one loving little girl.

We have been completely blessed to have her in our lives.




HAPPY BIRTHDAY TY BABY!!! WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Big. Fake. Scary

Outside of a store that we went to the other day, stands a very big Elk. The crazies wouldn't even get close to it for a while. Finally Z decided to take a chance and see if it really was fake like we said.


What a brave soul.


Then JoJo decided that it really wasn't going to jump up and eat her, so she took a chance.


Then the oldest tells us that she doesn't want to and I force her up on the step. I know what a mean mom!


They all got up on it one last time and were finally petting and hitting and not wanting to leave the big fake elk.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Pictures


I didn't know that they were making funny faces until after a few pics had already been taken. Crazy kids!!! One of my favorites is the one with Scarlett with her finger in her nose. Apparently she thinks this is funny! Now I just need to start taking more pics of me and Dan and me and Tyda.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fun

The neighbors have a swimming pool that I never let the girls swim in, because 1. the girls are too small (it's a bigger pool), 2. I really don't want to get in it, and 3. I must just be a mean mom. Well the other day I finally gave in. The twinners said they wanted to play in the sprinkler, so we got all ready and went out to play. The little stinkers wouldn't even get in it. They thought it was too cold, so they just ate a popcicle and sat in their chairs. After the yummy popcicle was eaten they ran around playing and the neighbor kids came over and asked if they could go swim with them. There were a couple of older neighbor kids with them, so I let them go. They were so excited. Tyda woke up from her nap and so I took her over and let her swim in a tube. She had a blast until one of the boys jumped in and splashed her. I had to take her out after that. Even though they were shivering, they didn't want to get out.




The other night the girls were pretty wound up, maybe that's because Dan was scaring them! Anyways, I had them lay with me and do some calm, breathing techniques. We have done this before, but they just laughed the whole time. They did much better this time.


Aunt Sarah came to watch the girls while Dan and I went on a long overdue date. The girls were sooo excited to have her here. She is going to make the girls a skirt, so she showed them the fabric. They loved it and wanted to wear it right then.



We went to our ward activity before Dan and I went out. All the kids had a bike parade, but since my girls don't have bikes (this isn't because I'm a mean mom this time, it is because there is nowhere for them to ride it) they just watched. It was a good time and some good food!



Dan and I went and watched Transformers. I thought that it was a really good movie. Thanks Dan for taking me out. We really need to do it more often! I love you so much and am so grateful for the amount of patience that you have with me and the crazies. You are an amazing man and I hope that you get everything you deserve! I LOVE YOU!