Friday, August 29, 2008
We have this really cool area just inside our garage door that has been a cluttered mess for 2 years, since we moved in..and voila...just yesterday I cleaned it up. I'm such a big girl now!!! I have wanted to get these bins from Wal-Mart forever and I finally just did it without anyone telling me to...I did it all by myself! Look how good it looks. I made Chris clean out his coats (he has probably 100 of them, and I am not exagerrating this time) and he picked 3 to throw away and stored the others in his closet. This is just the kids stuff and 3 of my jackets (my only 3.) The coat thing of Chris' is a whole other post, I'll get to that another day.
Jenny, my friend that does my hair did these awesome vinyl names for me and I couldn't be more pleased. Look how great they look!!!! The kids are excited to try to be a bit more organized too.
My old green couches are finally gone...but not that far away, our neighbors Dave and Michelle took the sofa (both couches are totally broken, 3 out of the 5 seats were broke and we had been shoving blankets underneath them for support.) When they came back for the loveseat, it was gone...and then back again the next day. Whoever took it realized how broken the frame was and didn't want it...then Dave and Michelle came to get it again...guess what...gone! Twice they missed the boat...but in this case they are probably lucky they did...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Oh, and she is an AWESOME volleyball player too!!! We have been obsessed with her and Walsh this whole olympics and I couldn't be happier that they won the Gold!!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
He is as tall as Grady and has blonde hair.
He has 5 pets and his grandpa has 5 pigeons (we thought he was telling kids he had 5 penguins for some time), he has 3 guinea pigs, 1 turtle and 1 frog.
He has a blue room.
He wears glasses.
His house has 2 staircases that connect before going upstairs.
His house is way cool.
His turtle can bite.
His frog will get as big as our house.
He calls Grady Doodle.
He has a baby sister just like us.
His mom has a red clock just like me.
What a fun little boy I have...I am so lucky!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Here is the cutest baby in the whole wide world exhausted after a long day of fighting naps...how adorable is she...I think we have a picture just like this of Grady. Priceless!
Jenner is into everything...she is pulling up to stuff and trying to climb stuff...2 weeks of crawling and she is such an expert. She is so smart too...she waves bye-bye, says Da Da, Hi Dad, Uh Oh, Dee Dee Dow (peek-a-boo), dis (this), and she also shakes her finger at me after I have told her "no no no"...little stinker. I laugh so hard when she does this. She is still nursing and she turns up her nose to milk and water. She does like juice however. She dances and shakes her booty. She calls for her dad when she hears his voice or his footsteps. She goes crazy when the kids get home from school...she is so excited to see them. She is still not sleeping through the night but that's mostly my fault. She is the highlight of our lives right now and we love her to pieces.
A very sad day Friday when we received the news that my brother's niece, Alyssa, passed away. She was 2 years old and had been fighting cancer since March. I spoke to my brother's little girl and she explained to me "Alyssa's dying, she just can't fight it anymore...it's too hard for her." I just cried and cried. I wish I could go and support their family but with gas prices and school...I can't justify it. My thoughts and prayers are with them and I love them so much. I pray that they can feel of my love and know that they have much support. I have a saying above my door that says..."everything happens for a reason, just believe." It's kind of been my motto for the past 17 years and I truly believe in this. I hope their family can heal and continue to love and support eachother. Heavenly Father is with them always. We love you baby girl!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I was explaining to the kids about how they weren't getting enough sleep and about how kids around 8-10 years old should get at least 10 hours of sleep and younger kids should get more. Grady must have been listening really close because when he woke up this morning he promptly told his dad, "I can't eat with you. I have to go back to bed, because I have to get more sleep than Taylor and Rhett." So Funny!
Tonight Chris was telling Grady that he was the cutest, most fun boy in the whole wide world and Rhett asked, "Dad, aren't I the cutest and most fun boy in the whole wide world too?"
Jenner had her 1 year shots today and I was telling the Dr. how she yells for her dad whenever he is home. I asked him if she is able to understand what she is saying and when she is saying it, and he said she is. Amazing! She only yells his name when he comes in the door or if she hears him talking in the other room or something. So cute!
As for Taylor, very rare does a conversation go by with her that she doesn't say the words "like" and "so" and "cool" and my very favorite, "Hasta la Vista." She is into that stage where she re-tells you events of her day over and over and word for word. She talks in that baby talk and is always trying to say hip words and put them in to her phrases. She's a girly girl for sure.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yummy Goulash...We had this the other night and I love it.
Brown 1 lb. hamburger in a large electric fry pan. Season with salt & pepper, remove from pan
Saute in butter in the same pan:
2 small zucchini squash
2 small yellow crookneck squash
salt & pepper to taste
Add hamburger and tomatoes, I added canned ones but you can use fresh too. I sometimes add corn too but this time I did not.
Add 3/4 lb. pasta, cooked and drained. Mix well. At this point I add maybe 2 Tbsp. of ketchup. Taste it and see if you need more. Top with cheese when serving. Super good and healthy for you.