Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Spin the wheel?"

Claire's favorite new phrase. A little background - she usually wakes up between 9-9:30am each morning and we head down to breakfast. She always needs a few things before she's settled and will ask for them each morning.

-her Tinkerbell bowl
-if that's dirty, her Minnie Mouse bowl (it must be one of these)
-a new spoon (she calls all of her spoons this)
-cereal (usually Cheerios)
-Mommy's cereal (Cinnamon Life)
-hippopotamus cereal (Golden Smacks-she only gets a few of these)
-sometimes yogurt
-sometimes toast-y (she's been adding a "ee" sound to the end of most words. Still want to know who taught her this.)

Then she's set.

Oh, and one more thing is always requested:

"Price is right?"

Thursday, March 19, 2009

weekend getaway

Last weekend I got to have an all-girls weekend! In high school, I used to go down to St. George with my friends every spring break. We decided that it was time to do it again. (Minus a few things we did when single.) ;) So seven of us packed up into one car and were off!

We did a lot of this:

A little of this:

Got these:

A lot of this:

Probably ate too much (yumm...Pizza Factory breadsticks):

And a whole lot of other stuff I'm not allowed to post on my blog! I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't pull my camera out nearly as much as I usually do. But on the last day, I made all my friends so a quick photo shoot. I won't embarrass them with their modeling headshots (he, he), but here's the group shot, minus Jami who had just left with her husband.

Cute Foster came along and I dare say he is the best baby on the planet! He was so quiet and content, we hardly even knew he was there!

On the way home...

What a blast! Thanks to all our husbands for watching the kids. We're definitely making this a yearly tradition.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

best. husband. ever.

Could I have married a better guy? I think not.

I just sent him a text letting him know that our in-flight movie (on a flight we are taking in the near future) is:

And this is the text I get back from him:

Best. Husband. Ever.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Playing at the park

The weather was so great yesterday! We had to take a little walk to the park. Nate handed Claire her sunglasses (which she will never wear) on the way out the door. Once we got outside she kept saying "Bright, its bright." So we told her to put her sunglasses on and this is how she did it.

{Check out my reflection in the glasses!}

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Anyone up for doing the Race for the Cure this year? I did it last year and had a great time. Definitely needs to be a yearly tradition. Its so crowded, you can't really race, more like a nice 5K walk. Claire loved just sitting in the stroller and watching everyone. Let me know if you want to sign up with me!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Now I know my ABCs...

Monday, March 9, 2009


Check out my photo blog for a little giveaway....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I feel like I'm always back-blogging lately, but here are the latest happenings at our house last month. One day I'll be a good blogger again. ;)

Whenever I open the garage, Claire bolts out of there and runs toward the park. I caught her (camera in hand) before she got too far and told her to smile. Her version of "smile" - obviously I'm not very good at imitating it.

We took Claire to her first movie at a theater. We decided to go to the dollar theater so that if she didn't last, we wouldn't feel bad about leaving. We saw "Madagascar 2" and loved it! She just sat there eating her popcorn and every once in a while would call out "Lion...rrrrr" or "Birdie...tweet, tweet, tweet" or "Zebra". It was so fun. We'll definitely try it again soon.

I've been really into self-portraits lately because I decided that I'm sick of never being in pictures. So you'll be seeing a lot more of these babies...

Claire and I visited her Uncle RyRy at his condo and she loved it. He's a great uncle!

Making use of the good weather and playing outside with friends.

These are the beautiful daughters of one of my best friends, Marie. Claire always talks about Libby (Livvy) and Baby Alli.

We've gone to the Rec Center quite a few times lately. This time it was for my sis-in-law's birthday. We have so much fun every time we go...got to get a annual pass one of these days. Anyone have one and want to go?

Another self-portrait - the reason Claire looks so awesome is one of my brothers yelled "Do the face!" to Claire right before I took this.

Happy Birthday E'Shell! We have a blast celebrating with you! (Don't mind the gang sign in the corner.)

Claire and Grandma, or "Maka" as Claire calls her.

Claire and Drew are the best of buddies.

Obviously the grandkids did NOT want to be held.

My youngest brother turned 19 in February! He got his mission call last week to the Peru Lima mission and we couldn't be prouder. He's going to be such an AWESOME missionary (if his companion can get him out of bed, right Mom?) :)

I love this cute moment with my parents reading through his mission papers. We were all so happy for him.

More to come...