him, her, and them...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Piggy-Back Disaster

Okay, so Emma loves to give Jax horsey rides. But this is done with her on all fours and Jax only a few inches from the ground. Last night she decided she wanted to try and give him a piggy-back ride. Well, considering he's half her weight, the results were less than desired. The pictures speak for themselves. I have to say though that when they were going down, she took one for the team so Jax wouldn't get hurt. What a trooper!
The result.

Happy Birthday Ryan

Yesterday was Ryan's birthday. He's not much a cake person so when we went to dinner I let him choose his dessert to bring home for his candle. He chose a pumpkin cheesecake, and let me tell you I definitely benefited from that decision too. We let the sitter go home, then we sang to him and he blew out his candle, he opened his presents, we put the kids to bed, and then we enjoyed the cheesecake. It was an experience all it's own. If you ever go to Olive Garden you have to try it. Happpy Birthday Ryan!!! We love you VERY much!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Getting to Know You

1.Current Occupation?
-domestic engineer
2.What color socks are you wearing right now?
-no socks, my feet are going commando right now ;-)
3.What are you listening to right now?
-the hum of my fan in my bedroom and my neighbor's lawnmower
4.What was the last thing you ate?
-2 bites of Emma's left over PayDay candy bar (didn't want to shove it in my pocket)
5.Can you drive a stick?
6.Last person you spoke to on the phone?
-via phone line (my mom), via texting (my dad)
7.How old are you today?
8.Favorite sport to watch on TV?
-Are game shows considered a sport?!?! If not, then none.
9.Favorite drink?
-Virgin strawberry daquiries
10.Have you ever dyed your hair?
-What girl hasen't?
11.Favorite food?
-Burritos from Los Compadres
12.What is the last movie you watched?
-17 Again 2 nights ago and last night we went and saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and then came home and watched The Hangover
13.Favorite day of the year?
-I love Thanksgiving Day
14.How do you vent anger?
-I scrub my house
15.Favorite season?
-Definitely autumn
16.Strawberries or blueberries?
-Strawberries (but I do love blueberry muffins)
17.Living arrangements?
-Alive (jk-a cute little house in Murray, UT with my hubby and kiddos)
18.When was the last time you cried?
-2 nights ago
19.What is on the floor of your closet?
20.What did you do last night?
-got a sitter and we had a date night with Ryan and Martina Davis (yeah for date night)
21.What are you most afraid of?
-something bad happening to my children (makes me sick just even thinking about it)
22.Favorite dog breed?
-Shih-tzu (we have 2)
23.Favorite day of the week?
-Used to be Fri (that was Ry's day off) now with his new job he'll get Sat off so it will be changing soon to Saturdays again.
24.How many countries have you live in?
25.Diamonds or pearls?
-depends on the outfit
26.Favorite flower?
27.Favorite color?
-yellow and/or brown
28.Favorite smell?
-right after a cleaning rain storm
29.How long with your partner?
-married for 10 years this Dec and dated for 6 months before that.
30.What annoys you the most?
-People that leave the toilet seat up. WHY?!?!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Tooth Fairy

So for the past several weeks we have been dealing with trying to get out a loose tooth because the other one was already coming in behind it. Last night Emma and Jax were wrestling and Emma proudly announced that her tooth had finally popped out. The dentist has assured and re-assured me that her other tooth will eventually move forward into it's proper place. I hope so since she had perfectly straight teeth and the thought of a crooked smile makes me sad. As you can see one tooth gone and another already prominent in her mouth, just slightly back.
The tiny tooth in the tooth box the dentist gave her on her last visit.

This morning Emma proudly came in to inform us that the Tooth Fairy had made her appearance. She left a pack of sugarless gum and a dollar. What an awesome Tooth Fairy!!

LDS History Museum

We took trax downtown and took the kids to the LDS History Museum and let them explore the "I am a Child of God" children's section. It was smaller than what I thought it would be, but there was lots for the kids to do and was VERY interactive. Emma and Mally doing CTR rub ons.
There was a little stage and dress ups for the kids to take part in the manger scene. Emma esp loved the stuffed sheep.

Building their own temples with blocks.

The trax ride home. Everyone was tired and ready to get home. It was over 100 degrees in SL that day and you definitely felt it.

Raging Waters

A few weeks ago we went to Raging Waters. The kids LOVE playing in the water and I just love being outside in the sunshine!! Em trying to play king of the hill on Ry's back.
Jax loving the cool water.

Jax trying to give cousin Courtney a little peck. He is the best little smoocher and has a pucker like no other ;-).

Pioneer Day Parade

For the past 3 years now myself and a few other neighbors (thanks to those who've helped) have organized a neighborhood kids Pioneer Day parade on our street. We travel down Rainbow and end up at the church building on Brown St where we have a pot luck finger food breakfast. Each year it gets a little bit bigger and this year was no exception. EVERYONE is welcome to going if you are interested for next year!!! The kids love it and it's fun to see their excitement. Emma rode her scooter and Maryn pulled Mallory in Jax's wagon (M & M are cousins).
My sister Jacque and her youngest daughter Courtney at the breakfast. Had to post this esp since Jac just had her hair cut and colored the night before and I think it looks fab on her!!

Ry and Jax enjoying a glass of OJ. Sorry it was watered down. I made it and didn't test it before I put it out for all to enjoy. But no one seemed to mind since it was all gone by the end. ;-)

Maryn, Mallory, and Em after the parade. Emma LOVES her cousins from Phx!!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Okay, so at Jax's birthday we borrowed a bounce house from some friends and I came upon these pics that Ryan had taken of the kids. Not the prettiest of views, but they crack me up everytime I see them. I know that Jax only did it because his cool big sister did it first. ;-)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

***Summer Purging***

I don't know what it is about excess clutter to me, but it literally makes my skin crawl and I begin to feel really clostrophobic!! For the past week or so I have been going from room to room, closet to closet, and drawer to drawer, and purging anything we don't need or want. I detest clutter I think more than a messy house. Usually I get this itch about twice a year and do an entire house overhaul. There is no greater feeling on the earth than when I haul out bag after bag of stuff and make a nice huge run to the DI or Goodwill. Am I just crazy or do other's feel this way?!?!