Sunday, July 31, 2011

pioneer woman

the only people who will care about this are my mom and Geri. I could blog about my tying my shoes and Geri would be thrilled.
My dad and my sister, Emma, are going on a pioneer trek in a couple of weeks and my mom sent me a bonnet pattern and this cute fabric to make a hat for her. Thanks for cutting the pieces out, mom!! That is my least favorite part of sewing. Without further adieu:
 I am obviously not good at silly faces.

One project down. We're leaving for CA on Tuesday! Hooray!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

phone pics

This is has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. Michael left us on Monday and then we immediately all got sick. I've had a cold and the girls have had some kind of stomach bug. They've been puking and diarrhea-ing (too much information?) and I've changed the sheets on our bed at least twice a day. I've also cleaned lots of carpet and given lots of baths. I probably don't need to tell you that I haven't taken very many pictures this week. Trust me, you don't want me to document what's gone on at out house. Instead, here are some recent and not so recent phone pictures. If you are my mom or Michael or Geri you've seen them all. Sorry.

  I would heart my body too if it looked like this! jk, seriously, I do heart my body. It's done some pretty rad things. Like given birth to the 3 most beautiful perfect angel girls.

 Speaking of angel girls!! Check her out! We were able to jump on the tramp for a few minutes today. It was the first time we'd played outside in days!

 Through the chaos I have managed to water the garden almost every day. Here is our very first tiny one inch squash plant! yessss! there is hope for our sad garden.

This is from like two months ago. It's Kaylee's signature look. I call it her happy crack. Michael's not fond of that expression. He thinks it's inappropriate.

These pictures are all of Kaylee! We received a couple of bags of hand-me-downs (our fav!) and Kaylee decided to rummage through them and dress herself. Here she is wearing a size 6-9 month RAIDERS outfit. She looked even cooler in person.

For the record, no day or week in my life could really be terrible, horrible, no good, and very bad. I have to say that with the trials I have experienced I have not forgotten to count my blessings. I am blessed every single day of my life! Every hour and every minute. It would be sad and unfortunate if I refused to remember all I have to be grateful for. I am such a lucky and blessed girl! Today my grandpa told me that our trials give us character. Bring it on.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

cute mcdonalds girls

So yesterday I promised the girls we'd have dinner at mcD's. THEN I found leftover pancakes in the fridge and we decided to go to McDonald's for dessert. Just so you know, ice cream is completely unappetizing and rather unnecessary after a meal of pancakes and syrup. I had to force myself to finish Riley's. Tonight we are having "buh-sketti". I can't wait. Healthy(er) and soooo yummy.
oh, and I just realized that I have 300 phone pictures that I've been sending to me email account over the last five years. I can't leave them sitting there so expect to be seeing quite a few blog updates in the upcoming weeks.

Monday, July 25, 2011

kitties and cuties

This weekend we went to visit Michael's aunt and uncle in Oakley, ID. While we were there the girls got to play with the cuuutest little kittens. Kaylee was in heaven. She is my animal loving girl!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

more film

I don't know what happened with these last ones:( they prob would have been my favorite.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

how I love this...

What will we do when we don't have Rexburg or the splash park or the carousel? What will I do when I don't have tiny children anymore? I love being their mommy.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

last post of the semester

.... well, probably. I'm swamped. In fact, I think I'll send the internet cable to school with Michael for the week.
In the mean time, here are some photos of my beautiful children. Seriously, I am the luckiest girl in the world.  I am in awe of my children and their precious spirits. I pray every day to be the best mom possible to these girls. I am so happy and lucky and blessed to be getting another one! Heaven has truly poured its blessings on me. I feel inadequate, but at the same time, I have faith that I can be the mother these children need and deserve.

ps. these are Kaylee's before and after church looks.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

the 4th

The 4th of July happens to be my favorite holiday. We had such a fun day but, unfortunately, much of it went undocumented. We started the day out with a parade, then we barbecued with some dear friends. I made a video of my hamburger for my photo class and I'm sure our friends thought I was just a little crazy. The day ended with fireworks, of course! We were super close to where they were being set off and our girls were SCARED! It was kind of funny:)

 In Rexburg the parade has two lines of spectators. The one to the right are the misbehaved children, ready to clamor for all the candy they can get their greedy hands on. The line to the left are the parents who refuse to control their children and make them stand back. {ps. in case you can't tell, on the very left of the picture are Zach and Kaylee. This is the only pic I got of her all day:( }

 For the most part we had the girls stay back with us. We did let Lily go up to the naughty-child-line  once or twice so she could actually see what was happening (can you see that those kids are almost in the middle of the street??). Kaylee was perfectly content to sit on Zach's lap for the entire parade. She got up a few times to snag some candies that had been thrown over the other kids' heads.

 Here are my youngest and my oldest being perfect and holding hands:)

I love this!

Riley was actually able to get one or two pieces of candy all on her own! She is lucky that she has loving big sisters who picked up lots of candy and immediately gave it to their baby sis.

 Pee tickets, anyone??

And here is what I did during the bbq, rather than take pictures of our friends and their cute children... :(