Monday, December 13, 2010

Sick Kids

I feel like my kids have both been sick for the past couple of months. It has been really hard. And I really hate seeing them sick. And just when I think they are getting better from their cough...they throw up all night long. haha. Part of being a mom I guess.

Anyway, my kids are still cute when they are sick...and finally after what seems like months of having a fussy Zachary...he is back to being a happy boy.



This is the way the Sadie rides....Zac was joining in on the fun too!


I got this package of stickers for 50 cents. About 2 minutes after we opened them, they were all over Sadie's face. She kept telling me to take a picture. Funny girl!



I know this one is blurry, but I love how you can see all of her toys lined up in a long line.


More stickers on the face.


This morning Sadie slept in until 7:45. That pretty much never happens. So when I went in there to get a diaper for Zac, she was sleeping like this. Just as I snapped the picture, she opened her eyes and smiled. Silly goose.


Poor sick Zac. He never just relaxes like this when he is awake. He was sick today. BUt very cuddly which I like.


This is a sick Sadie asleep on the couch. Cute.

So I'm pretty sure that both kids have had their ear infections, and their bad colds/coughs and the 24 hour flu...so we are ready to go on vacation and have a very healthy and happy Christmas!

Here is proof of Zac's new trick. He is getting so close!



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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Eating Snow.

I know I know. Snow is pretty dirty when you think about it. But how many of you didn't eat snow when you were little?? Sadie just loves it. She always wants us to make a snowball for her to eat in the car whenever we go somewhere. And then she will say "that was a really yummy snowball mommy!" It is really cute.

So yesterday, I let her bring some inside to eat it. I should have put a towel under them so the carpet didn't get wet, but the kids were just being so cute I had to take some pictures. Zac went crazy and wanted in on the action, so he just started taking the snow and eating it himself. That kid acts like he is starving all the time. I promise, I do feed him. A lot.

Anyway so here are some pictures from our little snow eating photoshoot.



Love Zac's face in this one.

He figured out a way to suck on some snow without using his hands. Smart.


Yummy.


Funny kids.


Love Sadie's face in this one.

Sadie packed the snow into her little dollhouse bed. She has the biggest little imagination. haha. I love to just sit back and watch her do things sometimes. I wonder where her ideas come from.


And as a side note, Zac is so close to crawling. He can't quite do it yet, but he can slowly move around the room. Mostly by scooting backwards. After dinner yesterday, I put him down in the middle of the living room floor. Then I went to the kitchen for a while to clear the table or something and when I got back this is where he was.

At first I thought he was going for the toy...

Ha! I should have known better! He went straight for the box of donuts that was sitting there. This kid and his food.


Too bad he couldn't get the lid opened. I love this picture though because you can really see how much he wants those donuts. He is drooling over them.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Smoke

Today as we were looking out the window (a daily activity) Sadie saw two people walking along the sidewalk across the street. I wasn't really looking...so I didn't notice that they were smoking. Then she said "That guy has smoke...that guy has smoke coming out his face." It was so funny.

Of course, I took the opportunity to tell her that she should never smoke and how yucky cigarettes are. Nice.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sadie the Troublemaker

I love my little girl. She is full of energy and has such creative ideas and that makes me happy. That being said, let me tell you how she sometimes uses that energy and creative thinking.

Recently she has:

-used the baby orajel to "glue" some game pieces to a new board game. (This was partly my fault for leaving it on the floor in the living room.)

-colored on the wall in her room with a black marker. Luckily, it came off really easily with baby wipes.

-when Rob asked for some lotion in his hands, she squeezed out about a whole cup. But don't worry, he put it to good use by giving me and Sadie a foot massage. I love that man!

-ate liquid soap while playing in the kitchen sink. Yuck.

-found my mascara and put it on her eyes all by herself.


Yes folks. And all of those things happened on Sunday and Monday alone. haha. I don't feel like I leave her alone enough for her to do all of those things without me knowing. I guess she has learned to do things right when I leave the room or something. That girl is smart. :)

She makes me laugh.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

End of the Great Green Blankies...

Maybe I should call them the gross green blankies. Sadie has had a little green flannel blanket ever since she was a baby.



Here she is in the original blanket.


Here she is in a duplicate blanket.

She loved that blanket since she was tiny. I think the chewing of the corners started when she started getting teeth. She used it as a teether. And as she got older, she just kept chewing on it. So it got really gross. No matter how many times I washed it, it was always discolored and smelly. So about a year ago, I asked my mom to make an identical one. So she did. Then Sadie had two blankets that she chewed on. So after a few weeks of chewing and washing and chewing again, I would cut off the yucky parts and sew them up like new again. Well, it was getting pretty ridiculous lately how often I was having to cut off the corners so I stopped sewing them up. Needless to say, the blankets were getting torn and really small. So I finally put my foot down. Well, kinda. We went to walmart and got some new green blankets so she could throw the yucky ones in the garbage.

She was all for it and she actually was the one who put them in the garbage. Things have gone really well and she now loves her new blankets. And she doesn't chew on them!!! Nice. It has only been about a week, but she hasn't really asked for her old blankets back.


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I actually had Rob grab the blankets out of the garbage in case she desperately needed them back in the middle of the night, but mostly because I couldn't bare to see them in the garbage. I don't know why, I guess it is because it means that Sadie is growing up, but I feel really bad taking those blankets away from her. She doesn't even care, but I had a hard time seeing those beloved blankets in the garbage. They have helped her get better after she got hurt, they have helped her sleep and they have been by her side since birth. So I have them hid in a bag in the back of my closet. I will probably eventually throw them away, but for my sake, they are sitting in my closet for now. :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Funny Kids

My kids make me laugh. This is a good thing especially on those long hard days of being a mom when you feel like nothing is going right. Then Sadie will do something hilarious or Zac will give me a good laugh and that makes my whole day worth it. :)



Last week we made pretzels. They were really yummy.


Zac is always happy when he has food within reach. Seriously!


He also loves to play the guitar.


Sadie doesn't like to take naps, but when she does fall asleep, it is sometimes in a really funny position. Like this one. :)


She loves to play with beans. She would do it all day every day if I let her...but I don't like sweeping all day every day, so I only let her play with them sometimes.


More beans. These ones are lima beans. She is really creative.


She can now play Elmo games on the computer all by herself. She looks so old in this picture to me.


She also loves to play with her dolls. She puts them all to sleep and then lays down with them. It is cute.

These are some of the things that my kids do to make me smile. I love them!

Christmas Gift Idea

Hey everyone. If you all still have Christmas shopping to do, I have a great website for you to check out! My friend started a business selling interchangeable beaded watches. They also sell bracelets, necklaces and rings. You should go check them out. They are called Chunky Bling and you can get there by clicking on the box on the right that says Chunky Bling on it! I think my favorite thing that they sell are the mother's bracelets with the birthstones on them. I want one. (Hint hint ROB!) I also have two different watchbands from there and I love them! Anyway, just wanted to let you know about my friend's awesome business and give you the opportunity to check it out before Christmas. :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Some fun videos

Here are some fun videos for you all to enjoy.

This first one is a new trick of Zac's. I just think it is cute and it is cuter when Sadie tries to get him to do it. :)


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This one makes me laugh. It is really hard for me to get Zac to laugh. When Sadie was this age it seemed like it was so easy to make her laugh. But when I try to get Zac to laugh, he just looks at me. So I love it when I can actually get some laughs out of him.




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And this is just to show everyone how he can eat cheerios all by himself. I think it is really cute. :)


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This is what I found the other day in Zac and Sadie's room. So funny. I think the funny part is Zac sucking on his lower lip the whole time. He does it all the time and I think it makes his little cheeks look like a chipmunk!


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Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Day in Salt Lake

On Tuesday, Rob had to drive up to Riverton to sign some papers to make his new job official and stuff. I had the crazy idea the night before that we could pack up the kids and go with him and when he was done continue on to Salt Lake. We don't really ever do stuff like this so it was really fun, but I was definitely worried that it would be a disaster and the kids would cry the whole time. It turned out they were great the whole time! We walked around and saw the temple, we rode trax to the mall to eat lunch, and we went to the visitor's center on Temple Square. It was a wonderful day. It is so fun to see Sadie so excited about things like the Temple and Joseph Smith. I love it!




This is such a funny picture. It was at the end of the day right before we got home. Sadie had fallen asleep in the car and woke up about 2 minutes before we got home. As you can tell, she wasn't very happy. But my favorite part is the drool action on her chin. If you click on the picture, you can see it better. Cute.



This was me and Sadie waiting for the Trax. Sadie was very excited to ride on it and she did a wonderful job!


My boys waiting for the Trax. Aren't they handsome?!?!


Sadie by the Statue of Christ in the visitor's center.


She found about 20 fire hydrants while we were in Salt Lake. A lot of them were from our walk to the temple from Rob's aunt's house. She had to touch ALL of them. :)


The people there were so nice. We had 2 or three people offer to take our picture as a family for us. It was so nice.


Sadie loved this little circle cement thing. She wanted to be in every picture I took. It was cute.


So even though it is harder to travel with two kids in tow, it was a really fun day! We were all pretty tired by the end though. I guess that is why we only do it about once a year! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween

Why do I do this to myself? WHY!? I go three weeks without blogging and then I don't know where to start because there is so much stuff I want to blog about...and then I just procrastinate more. Sheesh. Well, I decided to just start with the recent and if I feel like it, I will fill in the gaps. If I don't feel like it, then oh well.

Here is a really cute picture of Sadie. I love it! She is just growing up so fast! And I love the fact that she loves to wear this really cute hat that I made her. Nice!


So this is our Halloween.

We carved some pumpkins of course. We got two pumpkins at the pumpkin patch and one from our garden. The one from our garden was planted a little bit late, so it wasn't exactly ripe...



There weren't many seeds in it. I think this pumpkin was supposed to get a LOT bigger before we picked it. Oh well. It was still fun to have a pumpkin to carve from our garden.


We got very messy, but we saved all the seeds and roasted them after we were done. They were YUMMY!

Here are the kids with their pumpkins. Didn't Zac do a good job carving his pumpkin??? haha. I helped with Zac's and Rob helped with Sadie's. Although Sadie told him exactly how she wanted him to do it. It was cute.


So my parents were in town the Monday before Halloween so Rob and I decided to go on a date to the temple. We got there at 10:22 and apparently the last session on Mondays starts at 10. Arg! So we did what anyone would do...we went to DI in our church clothes to look for Halloween stuff. Sadie wanted to be Princess Green for Halloween (Princess Green is a made up character that Rob made up. He tells Sadie a princess Green story pretty much every night before bed. She loves it.) Of course, I didn't have any green princess stuff. So we got creative. We picked up our supplies from DI:
Two green t-shirts. And turned them into this :

Ta Da! She is Princess Green! I think she looked really cute especially with her tiara and earrings. The shoes we also bought at DI and spray painted them green. Of course, the paint chipped off a little, but it worked and she loved her green shoes.

This is Zac and Sadie in their costumes. Zac is the Avatar from the Last Air Bender series. IT is a cartoon. He was apparently going for the pretzles in Sadie's mouth.

And here they are looking cute! Zac loves to play with her tiara.

All three of my favorite people!

Here is a costume she tried on at our downstairs neighbor's house. She loved wearing that wig! :) She walked around saying "look at my beautiful long curly hair" :)

Speaking of our downstairs neighbor...this was her costume which I though was hilarious! A fat genie costume! haha.

And here she is at the ward party with her best buddy Jake. They literally walked in the doors hand in hand. They only let go because I told them to turn around so I could get their picture. Then they grabbed hands again and ran down the hall. So funny!

So our Halloween was really fun. On the actual day of trick or treating, it started raining just as we got our costumes on. It wasn't just a drizzle either. IT was RAINING. So Rob grabbed the umbrella and took Sadie across the street to 3 houses and then back home. It was a fun night.