Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Successful Day!!

Today the laundry didn't get all washed, the floors didn't get vacuumed, and I didn't finish re-organizing the kitchen as planned. But today was a huge success because my little girl learned how to do this.....

As you can tell she is just a little bit excited.  She is screaming "Wahoo!  Hey Everybody I am learning to ride." 

Yesterday she kept asking if I would take the training wheels off so she could try and ride without them.  We tried last fall but she just wasn't ready yet.  We practiced a little bit yesterday until we were both freezing and I told her that if she practiced everyday this week then she would be riding by saturday.  I sure was wrong.  Look at her go!!  I'm not sure how many times we went up and down the street but it was all worth it.  Seeing my little girl accomplish something that she really worked hard at just makes this mama's heart melt.   I sure am proud of her.  She was so excited to surprise her dad when he got home.  We had him go down the street a little bit and close his eyes and then she took off riding over to him.   The look on his face was priceless.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy birthday to the best husband and dad ever. 
We sure love you!!

A little bit about our favorite person....according to Claire

What is dad's favorite color?
Umm, blue and orange and black and brown

What is his favorite food?

Where does he work?
By the island

What does he do at work?
He just works and eats lunch

What is his favorite thing to do at home?
Watch a movie and cuddle with me

How old is dad?
He is 33.  He is getting pretty tall

What is his favorite song?
Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam and I Love You (Barney) because daddy just loves me so much

What does dad like to do during the summer?
Take off his shoes and look at the clouds

What is your favorite thing to do with dad?
Play hide and seek

Awesome Weekend!!

Valentine's weekend was great!!  Here is a quick recap and a lot of pictures....
Claire's Valentine's party at school -  so excited she could barely sleep
Her hair was long enough to put into hearts for the big day - something she had talked about for weeks
She got lots of candy at school and shared it with her little bro - she is really good at sharing with him...most of the time
My little valentines delivered their valentines to the neighbors and some friends - and did a little mud puddle jumping at the same time
I got flowers from my man - he is the best
Claire got flowers from her daddy - he really is awesome
Thai take-out and sparkling cider for dinner - yum, yum, yum
Date night on Saturday - loved Safe Haven
New kitchen table - looks so much better
Bountiful Temple with some of my favorite people - can't believe my once mia maid is going on a mission already
Birthday party for my little sis - can't believe we are getting so old
Trip to Morgan - fav cousin is leaving on a mission
And the icing on the cake....
..........Drum Roll Please........
My almost two year old little buddy went #1 and #2 in the potty and we haven't even started to potty train him.  Wahoo!!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Litter, a prince, and a daddy-daughter date

Not a day goes by that Claire doesn't have me just laughing away.  I love my little girl so much. 

While delivering Valentines....
Claire:  What is this??? (totally annoyed and disgusted voice throughout the entire conversation)
Me:  Umm, it looks like a can of coke.
Claire: No!  This is called litter!
             Do they not want to take care of this world??? 
             Do they not love this beautiful earth that Heavenly Father created for us??? 
             Do they not have a garbage???

Today Luke and I went to the Bountiful temple....
Claire: How was the temple today?
Luke:  It was good.
Claire:  Did you see anyone marry their prince?

Daddy-daughter date tonight....
Me:  How was your date with Daddy?
Claire:  It was fun.
Me:  Did you make sure your date always opened the door for you?
Claire:  Yes he did.
Me:  Did your date pay for your dinner?
Claire:  Yep.
Me:  Did your date hold your hand?
Claire:  Yes he did (smile on her face)
Me:  We don't ever kiss on a first date.  I hope you didn't let your date kiss you.
Claire:  He did kiss me!!  (just giggling away)


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

Hope you all have a great Valentines Day.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Planet Play

We are so sick of the snow around here.  Normally we will get snow a few times during the winter and it is always gone within a week.  But not this year!!!  We are going on two months of snow on the ground.  Even the kids are sick of it and ready for it to be gone.  Last week we decided to get out of the house and go have some fun so we headed for Planet Play.  We ate way too much pizza and ice cream, played arcade games, attemped a game of glow in the dark miniature golf (do not attemp with an almost two year old!!), rode some rides, and just enjoyed being together.   


Now where should we escape to next weekend???

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Where did January go???

January is the month that always seems to last forever but this year it just flew by.  Between hanging out with the kids, sledding, family craft day, Claire taking swimming lessons, ladies craft night, Luke working on Claire's new bed, Claire and I making Valentine decor (the whole house needs to be decorated, she says), Luke finishing up his last week of school ever (Wahoo!!!), and Crue thinking he's an naked acrobat, the blog just got neglected.  And it didn't help much that my camera battery went dead last month and for the life of me I could not find it until today.  But we are all doing great, extremely happy, and oh so ready for winter to be over.

All the cousins on Christmas night

We normally don't get alot of snow and when we do it only stays on the ground for a few days so we decided to take full advantage and go sledding before it melted.
I love this little boy and his monster hat.


New Years Eve we carried on with the tradition and we all went bowling.

After bowling we went back to my Dad and Holly's and spent the rest of the night eating pizza and playing games.

While the majority of us all were sleeping in on New Years Day, Luke got up early and ran a race.