Saturday, January 30, 2010

Getting Pampered

I just thought that you all would like to know that I have my own little spa and salon here in my house.

I have been lucky enough to have the best hairdressers, makeup artists, and manicurists in the valley at my beck and call.

Who needs to pay any money when they have these three?

Thursday, January 28, 2010


There is one thing in our house that if lost, all is lost.
That one thing used to be mine when I was a baby.
Although I don't think that I used it to the extent that our little baby does.
Her blanket!
If we are going to be gone for a long time or know that we will be gone during a nap time, we don't leave the house without it.
We learned our lesson.
She is only suppose to have it when she is sleeping, but I have caved (multiple times) and let her use it when she is extremely cranky or I need to cook dinner and be left alone.
Every once in a while she can reach it through her bars and will try to pull it through.

If she doesn't get it, she will settle for standing next to her crib and doing her thing.

Reminds me of another little girl (Moo Moo) who used to do the same thing. Although she would stand outside while it dried on the clothesline. I wish I had a picture of that one. I think somewhere we have one. I'll have to look into that.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Double Wedding?

Remember this? We have decided that the redneck dress is out and we are going to have a double wedding.

The crazies were playing with their blocks the other day and ended up being brides. Not sure how it got to this point, but whatever! Their favorite parts were the veils "Just like Momma's!" I wish I would have worn a pink veil. How cool would I have been then! :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nursery Here We Come!!!!

My baby is now 18 months old. I can hardly believe it.

She wasn't a baby long enough. Today she was crawling around (which she doesn't ever do) and Dan and I started talking about how little time she spent crawling. She rolled around forever! And how fast the time has gone. I miss my baby, but I am so excited to watch her grow. (Don't mind my crappy hair and makeup day!)

One thing that is so exciting is that she is now old enough to attend nursery. Oh I can't tell you how happy I am for this occasion. Dan and I have been unofficial hall monitors for our ward the past little while. We did drop her off last week to see how she would do and she cried for a bit when Dan left, but was then all smiles the rest of the time. When I went to pick her up, she was happily popping bubbles with the other kids.

Time really does go by so fast. It wasn't too long ago that the twinners were starting nursery. Now look at them.

Ty how I love you! You do make this house a little bit crazier and for that I am extremely grateful. 18 months has gone by in a blink of an eye. I am excited for the things that are to come. Love you baby girl!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Our Life

We haven't done much lately. We been kinda lazy at our house.
I need to get out of this funk, but don't quite know how.
Anyways, here are a few random pictures.
Here is Ty snuffing her own nose.

She thought it was fun.
She also thought playing under the sink while I wasn't paying attention was a lot of fun.

SB and Jo Jo have been watching too many movies.
I made popcorn for them one day when they had been good girls.

Ty is being a very needy little girl. Always wanting to be held.

Last week it was good weather.

This week not so much.
It is raining pretty good.
I love it.
Dan doesn't like it at all. He is outside working tonight.
Poor Guy!
I had a potato blow up on me.
Well not on me, but in my oven. Luckily it was on a cookie sheet.

All the years that I've baked potatoes, I've never had one blow up on me. I guess there is a first for everything. I'm just glad that in the end we didn't really need it.
Just hoping to survive this week of rain so we can eventually get to the park and release some energy.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Jo Jo has just revised the song "I am a Child of God."
"I am a Child of God and he has sent me to Las Vegas. Has given me an earthly home with parents kind and dear. He knows when you're good. He knows if you are bad. So you better be good...."
What a funny little girl!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Buns Anyone?

Aren't these the cutest cheeks ever!?!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birthday Time

The girls had a wonderful birthday. They woke up to decorations and presents and were so excited. They have been waiting for this day for quite a while.

Dan had to go to work at 12:30pm, so we had a morning party. We ate breakfast, got ready and then opened presents. The girls loved everything that they were given.

We then went to lunch at Jason's Deli (the girls wanted pizza) and we love that place. It is very yummy! Afterwards we came home, sang (which they wanted me to do all day long), blew out candles, and ate some cupcakes.

Dan then went to work and the girls played with their toys while Ty took a much needed nap. I went out to the garage to get something and when I came back in, at the top of the stairs (in the dark), was this scary girl. It was hilarious and we both laughed for awhile.

But she didn't think it was so hilarious when we took them off. They had stuck to her face pretty good and as you can tell, left the outline of the sticker on her face.

When Ty woke up I did some rearranging in their room. We bought a much needed shelf for the closet and moved the other shelf in the corner to put all their book in. I love it so much more.

The night ended with some very yummy mac and cheese (girls choice) and some visitors. Dave and Brandy stopped by to see the girls and wish them a happy birthday. We had fun with them until bed time and now I am enjoying the quiet and thinking how very lucky I am to be the mother of two very special little girls. I must have done something somewhat right!!!

To You!

Happy Birthday to you SB and Jo Jo!
You turn 4 years old today.
I can't believe it.
I love you so much and I hope your day is wonderful!

Monday, January 11, 2010


It is so gorgeous outside today.
The girls rode their bikes for a bit.
The windows are open.
Wait, did I just say the windows are open?
It is January.
Shouldn't the windows be closed and the heat on?
I think that I like living here.
Now ask me if I like living here in July and August.
I think I might change my mind!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Phone Call

I had a very interesting phone call this morning.
"Hello. May I speak with Shirley?"
"There is no Shirley at this number."
"To whom am I speaking?"
"May I ask who I am speaking to?"
Apparently I don't speak clear enough.
"Who is this?" I ask.
I don't remember what name he said. "And who am I talking to?"
"What is this call in reference to?"
"Is this the number for (an address)?"
"Well then this is the wrong number."
"Uh Yeah!"
"Well you should change your number."
He then hung up and I started laughing. Honestly, who tells someone to change their number when they get a wrong number. People are so weird!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Uh Oh

Apparently we are loud. We got a notice on our door this morning reminding us that we have neighbors and we need to keep them in mind and that we signed a lease that states that we should "refrain from loud or boisterous noise...". It states the they have "received several complaints regarding banging and constant stomping..."
Ummm, have any of you met my three crazies? They are the ones in this picture.

There is a reason I call them my crazies.

Here they are playing Ring Around the Rosies.

And falling.

And then wrestling.

Any wonder why they hear banging and stomping!? I guess we won't be playing this game anymore.

And it doesn't help that I gave birth to this little one.

She is constantly falling. I mean it when I say that I have NEVER seen anyone be as clumsy as she is. Half the time she falls into the wall and so she always has bruises on her forehead.
What am I suppose to do with a toddler who likes to fall on a regular basis? What am I suppose to do with two 4 year olds who like to jump around, wrestle, dance, and be crazy?
I think our neighbors hate us. What do you think?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My oh My.... I love my little crazies and my man. They make me so happy!!

They had some fun sitting on the counter tonight. Of course there were Nila Wafers that drew them there in the first place. Ty didn't want to share, but she soon realized that she had to share to get some herself.

And Ty loves her vest and hat. She wears them with everything and anything.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What We've Been Doing

We have finally found a park that we love. I haven't gone through the whole list of parks, but I think we just might stick with this one. It is somewhat close and has some cool things to play on. It has been awhile since I have seen a merry-go-round, but this park has one. The crazies loved it and they talk about going to the park with the "round" all the time.

Ty likes to lay down.

We went to In-N-Out for dinner one night and Ty had some fun with the stickers. (More on her head later.)

We went to Breakfast with Grandma, Grandpa and David and the girls found this water wall that they had to play with.

The girls made their own cheese sandwiches the other day. Grandma and Grandpa got them their little aprons and they love to wear them.

Ty loves my shoes and is always in my closet putting some on.

Miss Z is here for a couple of days. The girls and her are "trying" to get along. They have their moments of fighting, but for the most part they are playing good together. They watched some movies, went to the park, played games, made brownies, and saw some fish.

Dan wishing we could leave and wander through Bass Pro some more.

We have been having some fun times!