Thursday, October 30, 2008
Hope you guys have a great Halloween too!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Fam.We also had our ward Halloween Party tonight. The girls couldn't wait to get in their costumes, and they had a great time.
And since I'm sure you are DYING of suspense, no, we didn't even come close to winning the pumpkin contest.
I think the Bishop's pumpkin won...though we didn't stick around long enough for the official announcement.
Sounds fishy....the Bishop winning.... I'm just saying.
Somehow I have found the time to make some Christmas gifts for the girls and one of my nieces. This is a big deal friends, because I'm so very uncrafty! But I think these tutu's turned out really cute, and they were sooo easy and fun to make.
I hope you all have a Happy Halloween! And if you bring your kiddies by to Trick-or-Treat, we will give them loads of candy...
Monday, October 27, 2008
Notice that there aren't any kids in these pics?
I think the Skeletons the best...I'm just gonna throw that out there. You agree...right?
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Also go to either Trisha or Shelly's blog for a great way to help a family in need.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I am thrilled because that means no more diapers for us! Ever! Wahoo!!!
I told her to smile and say -I'm a big girl, and this is what I got...Do you think she looks proud?
The other day during lunch Adyson sat on the stool, put her knee up, and propped her elbow on her knee. Then she said "this would be a great pose if I were outside on a rock..."
Then she asked me to get my camera and take a pic, even though we were inside. On a stool. And she has something on her face....
But of course, I took the dang picture.
After taking it she said, "don't you think that this is a very modest pose?"
We will be teaching her the accurate definition for modest asap.
I do love my little weirdo!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Everyone but us.
Feel sorry for me. :) (Kidding.)
So to Heather, I wish you a very Happy Birthday. I hope you are able to spend your birthday money without me, I know you count on me as your personal shopper! I hope you all stay up late playing games, teasing dad, and eating way too much. I hope you kiss Brielle many times from me, hug Trayson, and try to steal a hug from Kutter for me. Spend a girl day with grown up Breezy, and buy her something pretty. (She deserves it). I hope you all sit around and laugh at Simon tackling the boys, and I hope you let dad mow your lawn, weed, fix the beds...and do whatever else is on his list, and let mom spoil you all rotten. (She lives for that.)
You deserve a great weekend with the fam. You are the best sister a girl could ask for, and always seem to be here when I need you...which seems like all the time. You are the best friend and sister a girl could ask for! I'm sorry we aren't there, but really hope your birthday weekend is a blast, and I hope you enjoy it all!
Hugs from Grumpy Sienna (who just wants to go to "Jody's house"), Heartbroken Ads (who honestly just misses Kutter, and is hoping for many surprises when grandma comes back), Sorry Travis (who wishes this weekend could've worked for all of us), and Sulking Hayley (who is going to try to make the best of this weekend...somehow).
We all love you. So Very Much.
Here is a b-day message from the ladies for you.
Amy, Michelle, and Tiff-please listen for the "everybody's the same" part at the end. She always says each of you are her favorite, such a politician!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
First, Taste the frosting, just to make sure you like it.
Second, make this happy face when you discover the goodness of chocolate frosting. Third, discard of the wrapper, it just gets in the way. Fourth, closing your eyes helps to block out other senses and let you concentrate on full flavor.Fifth, if someone dares to try and take it away, or sneak a bite, make this face. I think it says "Oh, no you didn't!"Sixth, don't forget the marshmallow topping. It's delightful!Seventh, don't forget the clean up!And lastly, just smile and let the chocolate goodness warm your soul.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Our little monkey's looking at the monkey's. These 3 had so much fun!
Trav and I. I am so grateful that even when he is feeling awful, he makes sure the girls have such wonderful memories.The whole day animals would come right up to the glass, and the kids loved it. Even the gorilla was right up to the glass.Matching mom and daughter. I planned it. (just kidding!)They found a way to make sure all 3 of them could fit in the wagon. Looks comfy huh?
Trust me, it's easy to forget.
We are used to sunscreen. We are used to sunglasses. We are used to being inside during the hottest and brightest time of day. (Not to mention, I think she is just sooo beautiful!) (And that hair!)
She is a normal 4 year old. Constantly playing, getting her way, making us laugh, and doing it with SPUNK! So every now and again I am remind that for her, she doesn't have the luxury to forget. Her beautiful blues are always sensitive to light, even some crayon colors make them water. Those eyes don't get to rest, they are constantly moving due to her nystagmus. I imagine that her eyes are tired.
So today a story in Elder Anderson's talk just spoke to me. He spoke of a little 4 year old girl, Hadley, who was born with a hearing impairment. Her parents had come to terms with her disability and had worked very hard to teach her to talk. One day while in a grocery store, she saw a boy in a wheelchair with no legs. And she asked her mom quite loudly (she could not gauge volume with her disability), why he had no legs. The mother replied that God makes each of his children different. That little girl decided to talk to the boy. She told him that him having no legs made him special, just like her not being able to hear makes her special. And that when Jesus comes again he will be able to walk, and she will be able to hear. (What a smart little 4 year old!)
I guess I never realized how much this applies to Adyson. How amazing that one day her eyes will be still. They will not water and hurt. They will be clear. She will have pigment. (Is it wrong of me to hope that she will still have her honey blond locks?)
What an amazing thought. What a lovely talk. I am going to soak up conference this year. I hope you all do to!
For those of you wondering what the heck conference is go here.
For those of you wondering about my religion go here.
And if you want to know more about Ady and her albinism go here and here.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I hope she liked her hair today. What should Ads wear to the zoo tomorrow. I should have put the laundry in the dryer. I really need to mop. I need to color my hair. What should I fix for dinner tomorrow. I forgot to pay Ady's teacher for school this month, I better run her a check tomorrow....
It's awful. I'm a night nut case.
So instead of sitting there listening to my thoughts, I started looking at Etsy. I do this often, look and dream. I really, really, like to buy clothes for my little ladies, and Etsy has some cute ones!
Here are some of my fav finds of the night.
I love.love.love. little girs in skirts.
This one screams Sienna. She just has such a funky little style.
And this one would be darling on Miss A. She would love it because of the flowers!
And I had to add this. My sweet Friend Kristen has an amazing shop full of baby bedding, adorable tutu's, and some great hair flowers. I Adore how funky they are, and will be purchasing a few of these soon.
And who doesn't love winter wear? I think this little sweater and hat is just too cute. I'm thinking I need to learn to crochet...
And if I were rich, I would seriously consider buying Ads this for Halloween. She would die. And die happy.
Though maybe it's good I don't have the mula, I think we should stop feeding her princess complex.http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_1&listing_id=15731194
All this Etsy shopping has lead me to a few conclusions.
First, I really wish I was good at creating. I can't sew, or crochet. But someday I hope to learn and then I can be an Etsy seller myself.
Second, I wish my girls would want clothes instead of toys for Christmas....Don't worry though, they will get toys galore, and I will keep dreaming of spending a fortune at Etsy.
Do you have a favorite Etsy shop? Do share.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Here's the link (I think it is very appropriately named.)