Friday, March 11, 2011

Did someone say Party?

It's 11 pm and I have just come upstairs after having a Chicks and Chocolate SU class. Chocolate cards and a fountain with lots of goodies to dip. I finished my class, cleaned up and headed upstairs to bed when I found this.

I guess someone didn't want to sleep while there was a PARTY going on at our house. Looks a bit uncomfortable if you ask me.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


We traded Alex in for this goofy kid. He has had me laughing all morning so I thought you could use a laugh as well. These characters were created by Alex himself, I had nothing to do with it. ;)

Stay tuned for video of Lily climbing the stairs. She did it for the first time last Thursday all the way to the top with no fear but I haven't had a chance to record it while Jas is here to help me. Hopefully I will get to it soon. She is growing up fast.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Typical Day

Just a typical day at our pad.
"What kind of a smile is that Brother?"

"See, more like this Alex, oops eyes are closed"

"Perfect! Notice I'm standing!"

Monday, February 28, 2011

10 months old

Wow, where has time gone? My baby turned 10 months old yesterday. She has been such a joy to have in our lives. She may be little but she is big in the personality department.

She loves to cuddle while sucking her thumb.

She loves her pink polka dot blankie her Grandma made her.

She enjoys playing with her toys but especially loves when she get ahold of her brother's toys.

She love magazines and can often be found on top of the magazine holder or ripping up a magazine.

She loves to eat. People are surprised at just how much she eats since she is on the extreme petite side.
She loves to pull herself up to anything and everything. If she can stand she will. I have a feeling she will be walking before long.
She loves doorstops and smiles when she knows she's in trouble for pulling the knob off of them.
She loves her Daddy and grins from ear to ear when he gets home from work.
She loves when her Brother hangs out in her crib with her.
Here's a few pictures from yesterday. Aunt Alanna gave Lily a GC to build a bear for Christmas. Shae had made one for Alex using his GC when he was a baby so we thought Alex should make this one for Lily. It was a fun way to spend the day together as a family. I had to laugh though because as Alex got the pink bear stuffed a lady asked me if the bear was for him. She thought I was such a good parent for allowing him to have a pink bear if that's what he wanted. People!!
Lily trying out her Bear's sunglasses
She loved hearing Sunny giggle. So cute!
Chilling with Sunny before bedtime
Sunny is ready for swimming but is missing her hot pink purse

10 months.... how time flies! Love you Lily Cakes!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bathtime and Super Grover

Lily is growing up way too fast. Although she will be 10 months at the end of the week she is still super little and therefor still my baby. In the past few days she has mastered the art of pulling herself up. I was running her bath water last night and she wanted to watch. This morning she started up the stairs. I'm so not ready for all of this.

Don't you love how she is on her tip toes?

Nothing is better than a freshly bathed baby smothered in lotion. After a very long stressful day I held my Lily on the couch while she feel asleep sipping her bottle. Both kids were asleep by 7:30 and I got to sleep in until 8:00 this morning, FABULOUS!
After naughty Alex spent the day at our place yesterday I am happy to report nice Alex is here to visit today. I hope he decides to stick around for a bit. This morning he was busy being Super Grover.

Silly face

And today's blog post has been brought to you by the letter G as in Super GROVER!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Dad had a three day weekend. Mom was sick! The kids kept busy being goofs while we laid low most of the weekend. Lily is pulling herself up to furniture and I know it will only be a matter of time before she is walking. She enjoyed a ride in the laundry basket from Dad and when she was done she just tipped it over and climbed out. Miss Independent!

Alex was excited to show me a new song he learned from the Wiggles. It was adorable at first but quickly the cuteness wore off.

We did get out to do a few much needed errands and after multiple reschedules made it to dinner on Monday to celebrate Grandma OwYoung's birthday which is tomorrow.

Friday, February 18, 2011


It's been a busy week for me trying to get ready for a large Stampin' UP! class I had last night. Alex has kept busy in his playroom doing puzzles while I prepped.

I told him I wanted to take a picture and he only with my sad face because the puzzle isn't done yet Mom.

That's one sad face don't you think?

The after picture of the done puzzle. He insisted I wait until he got his baby to take a picture with.

Meet Cheston my favorite "real" baby boy doll from when I was little. Alex has a love/hate relationship with him. He either likes to carry him around like his baby when I have Lily or he kicks it or drags it by the arm.

Alex working on his massive Dino puzzle

"Hold on Mom, I got to put Cheston at his spot."

Silly face

And another silly face
I hope everyone has a terrific weekend. I am looking forward to laying low with the family. Haven't felt so well so Jason's three day weekend is sounding terrific!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


So we took a friend out to lunch today for her birthday. We went to my all time favorite bakery Haggerman's to eat. This morning getting ready was a bit of a struggle at our house. I told Alex no less than 30 times to go get his teeth brushed and his clothes on. After much fighting, threatening, crying etc. we made it to lunch.
After we got home I found that the wreath from our door had blown off. I commented to Alex that it was missing. After putting Lily down for a nap I hear Alex say oh no I'm missing something. He walked around asking where it was, who took it etc. I assumed he was just copying me about the wreath. I asked "What are you missing?" He came over and showed me, no undies. Yup in the mist of our crazy morning he had gotten dressed in his jeans without putting his undies on first.
Lunch commando style, you should give it a try.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Been busy and need to play catch up. For now wanted to journal a few things.

Lily has slept through the night for the past 3 nights. Hooray!! Nothing feels better than getting as full night's sleep. I love it!

Alex has been cracking us up lately. Here are just of few of the things he has done/said lately that I want to remember.

The other day he told he had a problem, when I asked what it was he said "Mom, I have allot of problems." I laughed!

He has been into playing pretend lately. The other day we had to put on our imaginary hats so that the dinosaurs who were in our front room wouldn't see us. Alex was nice enough to get bananas out of the pantry and put them in the front room in case they got hungry.

He is always saying I'm joking Mom, or just kidding Mom. The one day he was walking around saying Ho, Ho, Ho. I proceeded to pretend I thought he was Santa. "Mom, it's just me I'm just kidding." What a jokester!

Another time I was upstairs getting Lily ready when I came down to find him eating a snack. We keep a child lock on our pantry for this very reason. I thought I had made sure the door was shut before leaving him alone. Sure enough it was shut in fact it was still shut just missing the lock. When I asked Alex what happened to the lock he grabbed it from a drawer saying" I needed a snack so I took it off." Then he proceeded to show me how he used a plastic kid's knife to pop off the lock. So much for that idea now.

Alex loves to fix stuff. He will go around with his gloves, tool box and belt playing Handy Manny. You will often find him fixing chairs, cracks he thinks he finds in the walls and best yet the crack he found on his Dad's butt last week. I was dying of laughter!

Monday, January 31, 2011

It's the little things

Life can be busy, stressful and crazy at times. Lily has decided she is done nursing, I however am not. I guess I'm just not ready for her to grow up. It's made for am emotional week for me which means a rough week with Alex. Luckily I have moments like this everyday that remind me how lucky I am. These pictures were taken last week after Alex went to play with his baby sis after her nap. They are starting to play together more and I love it. Lily lights up when her brother comes to play. I love them! Thank goodness for the little things.

One happy baby

I love how you can only see one of each of their eyes, totally on purpose.

My turn Mom

His latest look, what a silly kid!

Friday, January 28, 2011

My turn Mom

Alex couldn't be left out so after I took footage of Lily crawling Alex came running out of the bathroom wanting his picture taken. One minute he is testing my patience and next he is making me laugh. Love this little guy! Pardon his very all boy manners, we are trying to working on that.

Looking forward to the weekend. I have lots of stamping to prepare for an upcoming class. Lily has her Doctor appointment today and I have a GNO tonight with my former coworkers, should be fun.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

9 Months

Lily is 9 months today. I can't believe how fast it's gone by. Her Dr appointment is tomorrow so I will share her stats then but for now here is a little video footage from today. Don't you love how Alex has to make sure you know he is there too. Kids, gotta love them!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bath Time

We are a shower kind of family. It's just easier for us however Lily is getting to the age that I knew she would love a bath. Last week Alex and I decided tonight was as good of a night as any other. Lily loved every minute of it. I decided to keep her in her small tub because she is still so small and our big tub can be very slippery. I borrowed a bath seat from a friend to try out but Lily is still too small for it as well. Here are a few fun pictures of my two sweeties. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Busy day cleaning bathrooms and prepping for my first Sale-a-bration class. I have taken some time out however to much on my new favorite snack. Have you tried these yet? DELISH!! Just thought I'd share.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Silly Kids

My kids sure keep me on my toes. This past week we have dealt with a few meltdowns, Lily crawling, a bit of weaning not by my choice and one imaginative child.
Lily will be 9 months this week and I'm not doing too well with it. She is becoming such a big girl. She has learned how to crawl (pictures to come) and is making her way to things quickly. Looks like gates and locks are in my near future =( She is very interested in REAL food and is starting to wean herself. I nursed Alex until he was nine months so it was a bit expected. I guess I am not ready because although Lily is almost nine months she is still 13 lbs and my baby.

I wanted to get a cute picture of Lily holding her own Ba Ba. Alex of course wanted to be in on the picture.

Here is a picture of Alex from last week. He had a pin dot owie on his leg and I mean a small tiny pin dot. He said he couldn't walk and went to get a cane (golf club) and a seat (his bucket) so he could be like the grandpa on TV (UP). He insisted I get a picture of him. Pardon the hair he had just got up. Later on I was telling Jason about how he couldn't walk and he said " Mom, I was only kidding." What a funny boy!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Sometimes being a Mom is just a bit too much for me. Three year olds sure know how to push my buttons, today has been one of those days. Alex must have known this because after this little video all I can do is smile. He begged me to take pictures and yes he is aware that his undies are on backwards. P.S. pardon the horrible singing. ;)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Our Busy Week

Busy week... what a busy, busy week it has been. Cleaning, craft day, nail appointment, babysitting, a funeral etc. I had great intentions to blog but it just didn't happen.

On Wednesday I attended my Great Uncle Leslie's funeral. Les was my Grandma Glenn's brother. She had 12 siblings but Uncle Les was my favorite. We would go to family reunions each year and I always looked forward to seeing him. He was a goofy guy who loved children and was sure to always make you smile. I remember as a child sitting on his lap during our family auction. He would raise my hand to bid on items. I would panic letting him know that I didn't have money to spend. He would tell me not to raise my hand then and again would raise my hand for me to bid on a item. I'd win some fun toy and of course he would buy it for me. He was a great man. My Great Aunt Zina passed away last Thursday and then Les, the last of the siblings passed away on Saturday. I can't begin to imagine the family reunion that is taking place in heaven. It must be spectacular! My Mom, Lily and I headed down to Orem to pay our respects to Les and his family. His Granddaughter Angie is one of my good friends.

So a side story after meeting Jason I returned to Draper and attended SLCC. My first class on my first day of school I sat next to this girl. We continued to sit next to each other and became friends. We exchanged phone numbers in case one of us missed class. One day she called me and after a lengthy conversation about life, school and our boyfriends we hung up and both chatted with our Moms. She mentioned me to her Mom who said that is my cousin's daughter I am sure. Call her and ask what her Mom's name is. When she called I was busy helping my Mom unload groceries and missed her call. My Mom checked the caller id and wondered why her cousin had called. For some reason I also checked the called id and informed her that it was my classmate not her cousin that had called. We argued about it for a few minutes until Angie called again. Sure enough we put two and two together realizing we were related. Her immediate family didn't attend the reunions so I had never met her. We have remained in contact over the years running into each other in the strangest of places. Once was at Thanksgiving Point when both of us were getting our bridals done. Our weddings were a few months apart and we both had changed our location and dates for bridals several times. We just happened to both end up at TP on the same day and the same time. We took several photos of the two of us in our dresses. It was so fun!

Anywho... back the funeral. It was a nice service and it was good to see Angie along with many of our other family members. My Aunt Sheila and Uncle Mike came and captured a cute picture of Lily who by the way was an angel the whole day. My Mom and Uncle Mike enjoyed loving on her.

A quick picture for Aunt Sheila
Today I watched my neighbors kids for her for a few hours. Alex always enjoys having his friends over to play. Here is a cute picture I got of the three of them while they watch Thomas the train. They are such sweet kids. I feel so blessed to leave in a neighborhood surrounded by great kids for Alex to be friends with.

Cheston ( my baby doll from when I was little) Kylie, Alex and Brooklyn

Looking forward to a long weekend with the family. See ya next week!

Monday, January 10, 2011


We had a fabulous weekend. Lots of family together time. I really wanted to see Tangled and so did Alex but Jason not so much. Since Lily is at the age that she is impossible in movies we decided Jason would stay home with Lily. Sunday night Alex and I headed out the door ready to go on our little Mommy/Son date. We stopped at the concessions to get popcorn and a Diet Coke for Mom of course. Tangled was adorable and my date couldn't have been cuter. I even got a little snuggling during the scary parts. Looking forward to more nights like this one.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Too Fast

Its been a nice day. We got up and headed to breakfast Jim's restaurant. I hadn't been there before and was very pleasantly surprised at how good my breakfast was. Alex ate 95% of his breakfast too which is a good sign. Then we went to Ikea and Bed, Bath & Beyond to do some shopping. Lily was so good the whole time and got many comments on how beautiful she is. Once we got back home I put her down for a nap. Whenever I go in to get her I always sing this song I made up it goes a little something like this.
" Ohhhh Lily, oh miss Lily, oh miss Lily, Lily Grace. You're my Lily, my pretty little Lily. Oh miss Lily, miss Lily, Lily Grace."
It's her sign that I am there to get her up and she is usually all smiles however today I came in to her music playing, she had turned it on. Her giraffe out of place, she was playing with it and this......

yup that is my baby girl sitting in her crib waiting for me. I didn't know she could sit up on her own. On no my Lily is growing up way too fast. Not sure I am ready for this.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The beautiful mermaid

We have a mermaid that visits our house. She arrives in the middle of the night when Lily gets fussy in her crib.

A close up of her beautiful tail, leg, fin... what would it be called?

Oh wait it's just our pretty little Lily. She is tiny but long so three month jammies are two short and six month jammies are too big. It's frustrating when I have to undo her jammies in the middle of the night to fix her legs. Silly girl!

Got Lily dolled up to go to lunch with a friend. Gotta love my OG!! Loving her new barrette her Grandma and Auntie bought her. Attempted to get a picture of her with her eyes opened.

and tried again.......

Third times a charm. Ahhh tricked ya pretty girl.