February 19, 2012


Andrew is really starting to talk quite a bit now.  It took him awhile, but he's definitely getting there!  He says the funniest things, and the cutest too.  :)

Andrew sings I am a Child of God a lot.  My favorite part is the chorus:
Leady, guidey, walk-a sidey.
Heppy fine a way.
Teachy all a do
A lif wif Him Someday.

Emily is no longer "Willy."  She is now "Eh-lo-we or Baby."

A few days ago he took this monster puppet around the house feeding it, putting it to bed, and letting me take pictures so he could hold it up to the camera and say, "Dare-de go, baby.  See a pishur."

 And....I included this next one in here because it seriously makes me laugh.  He was supposed to be napping, but when I went in to check on him, I quickly grabbed the camera and snapped some photos.  He had found one of Emily's headbands and decided to wear it.  I have a feeling he will hate this picture eventually.
 Andrew's friend Brady just turned one.  We weren't able to go to the party, but we did get a balloon, treat bag, and party hat (happy birthday hat) from the party. (Which was super sweet of you, Nat and Quentin!)  He was so excited about the balloon (ba-la-loo).   He ran through the house, wearing my hat, laughing and saying, "Hey Mommy!  Looky at my cool hat...and my ba-la-loo!"  This picture is blurry, but really really cute.
 He kept losing hold of the balloon.  He would grab his little stool to get it again while saying, "I getty!  I getty!"  Then when he got it again he would say, "I so HA-ppy!" and point to himself.   Before he went to bed he said, "So happy?" and pointed to me.  I said, "Yeah, I am SO happy.  And you want to know why?  Because you are my special, sweet, little guy."  He looked at me and smiled, and I realized that that really is true.  Being a stay at home mom comes with some challenges.  I have some days when I feel down, and can't wait until naptime.  My life isn't perfect, and I certainly am not.  But I have an absolutely wonderful family.  They are supportive, funny, sweet, and amazing.  My husband is wonderful, my little Emily is so sweet, and my little Andrew is my very favorite little guy in the world. 
So yeah.
  I so happy.


These were amazing!  I got the recipe from http://annies-eats.com/2012/01/30/greek-quesadillas/.  Annies Eat's is a really good blog with beautiful pictures, and everything I've made of hers has been really yummy. 

Boston Creme Pie for my dad's birthday.  It took quite awhile to make it, but was totally worth it.  Yum.

I think I'm kind of giving up on my other blog, the food/organization/etc one. I can hardly keep up with this one, so I'll just do it all on the same one. Annnnyway. Yeah.

February so far...

Some pictures don't really need a caption.

Funniest brother...ever.

Yeah. That's syrup.  The picture can't quite do it justice.  I took Emily into the other room to change her diaper and didn't realize Andrew could reach the syrup bottle on the counter.  Life with Andrew is never dull.

Our power went out one night.  Andrew was really upset by it until we distracted him with flashlights, candles, and cheese.  We're working on him taking smaller bites....

Andrew has really started to be sweet to Emily.  He will say, "Oh, hiiii baaaaaaaaby." in this sweet loving voice and hug her.   Here he is kissing her head.  Then he let her play with his foot for about 5 minutes while he watched t.v.  She was in heaven.  They're both weird.

We've had a string of car/truck problems this month.  Mike had to fix the brakes in the truck, and we had to bring the car into the shop twice.  Let's hope that's it for awhile!

Sometimes I take a picture of myself, just to prove that I still exist.  Yep, there I am.

This one just cracks me up.  She loves to eat so much, and makes a huge mess.  She has gotten so big all of the sudden!

Our little photographer.  Never mind he's got it backwards, the kid's got potential! :)  Here he is at Lend and Learn saying, "Smile, balls!"

February 10, 2012


These are confessions of a non-scandalous nature.  (Not that I have any scandalous ones to share.  My life's good and boring like that.)

1.  I really don't particularly care for Dr. Seuss books.  I don't hate them, but I don't particularly love them.  I don't remember reading them much as a kid, and so maybe that has some bearing on it.
2.  I am a sucker for baby kisses.  Especially when the baby gives me a little I'm-proud-of-myself-and-I-know-how-cute-I-am smile...every time.
3.  I would like a night of non-interrupted sleep.  I haven't had that in 7 months and 18 days.  It's exhausting.  But she's worth it.
4.  I might be biased, but I think I have the best husband in the world.  I know some people don't like gushy husband talk, but I really love that guy.  He's definitely a keeper.
5.  I'm a hopeless romantic.  To the point where I will read young adult princess stories with plots you can see coming a mile away, knowing there will be sweet moments.  (Plus some of them are good.)  And a good romantic couple in a movie or t.v. show?  Forget about it.  Elizabeth and Darcy. (Pride and Prejudice)  Jim and Pam. (The Office) Anna and Mr. Bates. (Downton Abbey)  The couple from Up.  Sigh, I like those guys.  Just to name a few.
6.  I think the cello is the most beautiful instrument made by human hands.  Gorgeous.  Click on the link to hear some proof.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_fkw5j-t0
7.  I truly think music is the link to the soul.  I remember asking my dad when I was younger why he listened to classical music.  He said, "I like it."  I totally didn't understand it until about 5 years ago.  That's basically all I listen to now.  I like other music, but....there are some songs that can express so much of what I'm thinking and feeling.  Amazing.
8.  I was abducted by aliens.  We ate crumpets and M&Ms and played Uno.  It was fun.  Seriously.  Okay, not seriously, but I was just wondering if you actually read a long, rambling post with no pictures.  If so, way to go!  You have more attention span than I do.

February 2, 2012


The kids playing quietly.  It was such a phenomenon, I had to snap a photo.

The makings of a cobb salad.  Delicious.  We like eating healthy, especially when it tastes amazing like cobb salad.

Andrew loves to help me cook.  Here is he making his own concoction -  dry crushed up lasagna noodles, oregano, almonds, and floral tape.  My favorite picture we took of this is the one above - Andrew weighing an almond.

Where's Waldo...I mean, Emily.  She scoots all over the house, usually backwards.  When we're missing her, we just have to check the couches and chairs.  She's usually halfway under them.

Andrew decided to read a book to Emily.  It was so sweet, and almost made me cry.

Here's my boy looking in the mirror.  He loves himself.  I don't blame him.

Here's Emily ripping up our Ensign magazine.  Note to self:  Don't  leave any paper on the floor.  It will be destroyed.  And Emily will be very excited.

A Day at the Park

It has been ridiculously warm around here for the last week or so.  Monday was so warm we decided to go for a long walk and to go to the park.  We had lots of fun.