Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our Artist

Hailey drew these pictures today, I thought they were really cute, and good for her age. I thought they were worth sharing. So... here they are.

This is Randy

This is me

I'm so glad we have an artist in the family that can draw our portraits!! I love my little Hailey.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Silence booth

Monday night I was wishing for a silence booth, starting about 5:15 and going for an hour, I swear there was constant crying. It started out with Katie, she kept coming to me and saying that Hailey was selling all of their stuff, I told her that Hailey isn't selling anything. So she went back to Hailey (I didn't hear, but I'm assuming that she told Hailey she wasn't going to sell anything and based on the next part of the story she said she was) a few seconds later she comes back crying again saying that Hailey is going to sell their stuff, I told her no matter what Hailey said she's not selling anything. Then a few minutes later I hear Hailey crying so I go over there and ask her what's wrong

Hailey: Katie won't be my cattle
Me: What? ( needed to make sure I heard her right)
Hailey: Katie won't be my cattle
Me: Well if Katie doesn't want to play you can't force her
Hailey: Then who will be my cattle
Me: What about Nala, can't you pretend she's cattle? (Nala is her stuffed Nala from Lion King)
Hailey: No, she's a cat
Me: Well, Katie is a girl and you were going to pretend that she was cattle, can't Nala be a cat pretending to be cattle?
Hailey: But she doesn't know how to say moo

All of this is said while Hailey is crying and I'm trying not to laugh. Well, needless to say Katie didn't want to be a cattle and Hailey got upset and ran to her room. Then Katie and Zoe were fighting over a pink cowgirl hat of theirs, I believe that Zoe had it first and Katie kept taking it from her. So I would come in and give it back to Zoe, which Katie would still take. So I got upset with Katie which made Zoe happy but not Katie, so I asked Katie if she would like a hat, a special hat. So I went upstairs and got my cowgirl hat and gave it to Katie to wear and told her to be careful. As soon as Zoe saw it, you guessed it, she wanted that hat. So I had to tell her no, which she didn't like, of course it was all worse because I'm pretty sure that even though she was in her crib for an hour and a half Zoe didn't take a nap. Then to make things worse, Katie was walking up to Zoe, putting the hat towards her, then running of with the hat. I don't like teasing so I told Katie to stop, and told her that if she did it again she would lose the hat. She did it again so I took the hat away which made them both mad. By the time Randy came home they were still upset. I told him I would love to sit in a silence booth for 15 or 20 minutes and being the wonderful husband that he is he offered to let me go for a ride and do something if I would like. After about 10 minutes however he totally saw why I wanted to go in to a booth. I believe his exact words were something like this.. "Man, no wonder you want to go away for a minute, I've only been home a few minutes and I'm ready to go nuts" what a wonderful hour. Thankfully they all calmed down and bed time came. Oh that wonderful time of day!! I sure love my kids, even on days like this I love them. Life wouldn't be the same without my three little munchkins!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Flaming Gorge

So last weekend we went to Flaming Gorge and ran the river. Oh my gosh, it was so much fun!! I had never tried river rafting, and I must say, I'm addicted!! I would love to go again very soon. We went with my mom and my little brother and my uncle and his family. My other uncle came up just for the day with some of my cousins so they could go river rafting. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures, we were gone all day Friday pretty much rafting and I didn't want to take our camera for obvious reasons (it's not waterproof). It was a blast though, there's nothing better then spending time with family. I love my uncles and their families and LOVE getting together with them, we don't do it near enough!! Other than that we haven't done much this summer. Just chillin at home (it's too hot to go anywhere!) We have some exciting things coming up, Randy's mom is engaged and they are planning on getting married in September, we also have two family reunions coming up on Randy's side of the family that will be fun. We had fun yesterday at the park, we had a picnic and then we played croquet, the girls ran through the sprinklers at the park got soaking wet and enjoyed themselves. We also invited Randy's mom and her fiance Tracy to come, so it was fun spending time with them and getting to know him. He seems like a nice guy, and we're happy for her. Then my mother in law bought a kiddie pool for the girls, she was just supposed to help, but then she ended up buying it. What a nice grandma! We sure do love her. I have pictures of the girls in the pool that I will be posting soon. I also want to post some random fun pictures from this summer, not that there's a lot, but there's some fun ones. Anyway, I promised the girls we would go out to the pool after lunch, so I guess I'd better follow through on my promise. Until next time!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

July 5th fun

I know this is a week late, but I still wanted to talk about it. We went to my mom's house and had a BBQ with the family. It was so much fun!! I love family get togethers, and this one was the funnest we've had in a while. I can't wait till we get together for the 24th. We played Lasso Golf, I stink at it, but it was a lot of fun. Everyone beat me, including Hailey, yes...I was beat by my 5 year old daughter. Oh well, anyway, so here are some of the pictures from that day.

I think Katie's face is kind of funny here, but it's cute at the same time!

Hailey found this kitty across the street and called to it over and over and over. So Randy went and got the kitten and brought it over. She was so in LOVE with this cat. Unfortunately we found out when she got home she allergic to cats. Poor thing!

You can't really see it here, but she had chalk ALL over her! She was so funny.

My sister was taking pictures of everyone's butt and I decided to add my own little bit to his butt shot.

Silly kids! It's hard to see Andy as their uncle, crazy!

These two are only four months apart in age, Zoe is so short compared to him, it's funny!! They look so cute sitting together.

We sure had a lot of fun playing together! It was a lot of fun. I love family, it's the greatest thing we have on this Earth!!! I love you all.

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July

This 4th of July was different than any we've ever had. We decided we'd go to the Temple to watch the Stadium of Fire fireworks. So we went to the field just below the Temple, we were with Randy's family (his mom, Sam, Justin, and Weslie) and my mom also went. We had fun, we played frisbee and fill or bust and just talked. We ran into the Grimes family so we said hi to them. Well while we were playing our game my mother in law asked where Zoe was. So I looked around for her and I couldn't see her, so I asked my sister and brother-in-law if they knew where she was. Randy had gone to the car to grab a flash light so I was going to call him to see if he'd taken Zoe with him, but then I didn't because he wouldn't have taken her. You guessed it, she had wandered off. This was a big crowd and it was dark. So we all split up to look for her, we started asking people if they had seen a little girl walk past. I was really trying to stay calm but I was starting to freak out. I went back to where we were sitting to see if anyone had found her, they hadn't but my brother-in-law asked what she was wearing so he could describe her to people. Then we headed out again. Finally Randy came back and was looking around with his flashlight. To make a long excruciating story short, my brother-in-law Justin found her. She was at the top of the hill (we were pretty much at the bottom) just reaching the sidewalk and it looked like she was getting ready to cross the street. As soon as we heard them shouting to us that they found her I grabbed Randy and just started bawling. I was so relieved to find her!! When Justin brought her to us she was just grinning like nothing in the world was wrong. Little stinker, she was probably having a ball because no one was telling her to stop, or making her turn around and walk the other way. That little one loves to walk, and she hates being told where to go.

Since then, I can't stop thinking about the what ifs, and then I feel this huge amount of guilt. How could I have let that happen? Why was I not paying closer attention? I feel like the worst parent ever! We were actually really really lucky to find her, I still can't believe it. I am so grateful that we did. When I said my prayer that night I think most of it was thank you thank you thank you!! I feel so blessed that Heavenly Father watched out for us and led us to Zoe. I can't even imagine what I would have done if we hadn't found her. I love her so much!

She woke up last night about 4:30 and after holding her for a minute I tried laying her back down. I thought I'd gotten away with it but before I got back to bed she was crying again, and in trying to get out of her crib, she fell out. So I ran in and picked her up and sat on the floor and held her. After I calmed her down I just sat there feeling so lucky that I had her in my arms. I honestly don't know what I would do if we had lost her, especially since it would have been my fault. I'm not sure how I would have gotten through that. The 10 or 20 minutes (I'm really not sure how long she was missing, it felt like forever!) that she was gone was bad enough! I truly hope I never have another experience like that again.