Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Carving



The Pumpkin on the far left is mine
The little munchkins
If you wondering:
no Hayden is not sitting by himself my mom is in the back holding him up

The one thing I look forward to about Halloween the most is carving pumpkins. It has kind of become a tradition to go out to my parents house and carve pumpkins. So this last Sunday we went over had some homeade pizza and started the fun. Hannah and Kaitlyn really enjoyed the pumpkins Im sure that if we would have gave them a knife to carve them they would have gone right at it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Anniversary (clarification)


I wanted to put a clarification in about our 3rd Year Anniversary. He did not choose to work he was on call this last week and we knew if we planned to do something that he would get called out. And sure enough it happened. We are, however, going to be making it up this week since he is no longer on call. I was able to take a moment that day to think about what a wonderful husband I have, and how I love him even more.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

100 things you probably dont care about...but im going to share anyway

I saw this on someone elses blog and thought that it would be kind of fun to see if I can even come up with a 100 things. So here goes:

1. I love to read
2. Once I start a book it usually only takes me 2-3 days to finish it.
3. I cant go to bed until all the house is picked up and everything is in its place
4. I hate folding the laundry after it is done
5. I would rather clean a bathroom than a kitchen
6. One of my nicknames is Chewie, not my favorite
7. I never thought I would own a mini van
8. I love to workout, I just need the motivation
9. I think my chocolate chip cookies are the best
10. Baking is something that I enjoy alot
11. Not so fond of cooking
12. Target is my favorite store
13. JcPenney is second
14. I love the colors of fall
15. My toenails have to be painted
16. Im a bit of a perfectionist
17. I can drink any type of diet pop except diet coke
18. I have the cutest kids in the world
19. Sometimes I wish I was 2 again
20. I enjoy the quite time I have to myself when the kids nap at the same time
21. My family is the most important thing to me
22. Sometimes I just have to get out of the house
23. I have not found a pair of jeans that fit me in the length
24. It is also really hard for me to find a pair of jeans that I love
25. Sometimes I feel like I have no idea what I am doing as a mother
26. I am not an easy person to become lasting friends with
27. But if someone sticks around long enough they have a friend for life
28. Im not a very affectionate person
29. I love shoes
30. I collect shot glasses
31. And hope to get one from every state someday
32. I hate the sippy cups with the silicone nipples
33. And I hate even more that Hannah will only take those sippy cups
34. I love to hear laughter especially kids laughter
35. Iron Man was not as good as I thought it would be, but I would still recomend it as a must watch
36. The Dark Knight however, was amazing and is a must see
37. If people call me and leave a message I will most likely not call them back, it just depends
38. I will especially not call people back if they dont leave a message
39. Spongebob is the stupidist cartoon
40. I would rather use blue pens than black pens
41. My favorite teams are Wyoming and anyone who beats BYU, enough said (except Wyoming is sucking this year so Go TCU)
42. College sports are more exciting to watch than pro sports
43. I dont like watching reality shows except Rock of Love with Bret Michaels on VH1
44. I avoid going to wal-mart till the last minute b/c I hate waiting in the lines
45. I enjoy the moments that I am able to have adult conversation since most of my days are spent talking with a 2 and 5 month old
46. My calfs are my most ticklish part
47. I wouldnt mind winter if it didnt get so darn cold out
48. I enjoy the first snow it makes everything so beautiful covered in white
49. I enjoy the last snow even more
50. Just as I think I have everything figured out things change on me
51. Crushed ice with a coke is the best
52. I love crawling into a bed and finding the cold spots, wierd I know.
53. When I get frustrated or mad I get so much energy built up it feels like I need to hit something
54. I have punched a hole in the wall at my parents house
55. Some times its my way
56. There is no highway option
57. I can get competitive Bryan brings out the worst of it in me
58. I am on the 15 year plan for school I will finish eventually my family is more important at the moment
59. Either during or right at the begining of each of my pregnancies I have cut my hair short only to have grow it back out.
60. I have relly enjoyed watching my kids grow and learn about there surroundings
61. It is still hard to wake up in the middle of the night to a child crying
62. And it always seems to be while you are in a deep sleep
63. Hannah remids me a lot of my sister when she was younger
64. Everytime I read the Book of Mormon I have a new favorite section
65. I have read Doctrine and Covenants, the Book of Mormon, and the New Testament
66. But have not been able to get throw the Old Testament
67. The New Testament is one of my favorites to read out of
68. I am grateful for Bryans many talents
69. It was his musical talent that attracted me most to him
70. I love a guy that can sing
71. I am thankful that the only time I am really sick is when I am pregnant
72. Peanut butter and pickle sandwhichs are the best
73. I love bald men
74. Every time I cut my hair I usually hate it, it takes a while for me to like it
75. I keep it somewhat longer for Bryan but once my bangs grow out Im going to cut it short and keep it that way
76. I hate snakes they creep me out
77. Some of my favorite authors are: John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, Catherine Coulter and J.K. Rowling
78. I have read all the Harry Potter books and loved them
79. My favorite pizza is Hawiian (canadian bacon and pineapple)
80. I secretly love watching Family Guy, Bryan got me hooked on it
81. I also like to watch shows that deal with the medical field, it just fascinates me
82. It annoys me sometimes when Bryan brings up the fact to others that I was engaged once before
83. I also just want to make it known that I never promised to wait for Bryan when he went on his mission. I actually made it specifically known that I wasnt waiting
84. For our 3 year anniversary I went through the drive through at Dairy Queen b/c Bryan was dealing with work matters
85. I hope to get all my Christmas shopping done by the begining of December
86. I have never died my hair
87. I have, however, permed it a couple of times when I was younger
88. Babies/kids in overralls are the cutest
89. I still have not unpacked everthing from our move almost 2 months ago it is all sitting in the spare room
90. Im my own worst critic
91. On Sundays I usually try on at least 3 different outfits before I decide what I want to wear
92. And on Sundays is about the only time my clothes are all over the room
93. I am not a fan of mac and cheese in a box, but I will eat it every now and then
94. But I will not it eat it cold
95. I didnt have contacts until about 2 years ago
96. Sometimes I still prefer my glasses
97. One of my most favorite/memorable dates is going in a cave (not something I necessarily will do again kinda of freaked me out)
98. I have of little help when we have moved, all 4 times
99. This last move I was out at the lake having fun, not feeling guilty at all
100. It took me a whole month to complete this, ENJOY!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dancing Queen

videoHannah ever since she was little has always loved to dance and there is one song that she just loved and I think to this day she still does. I know it is probably not the best song but it is the first song on the Austin Powers Spy Who Shagged Me cd. This weekend my sister was home for awhile and while there her and Hannah got to show there dance moves.

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Hair Cut

















Bryan for awhile has contemplated shaving his head and yesterday he finally did it. I would have to say that he looks pretty darn good. And for those of you wondering yes, his head is really that white.

A Couple Pics

Its not my fault I look like this.
(Dad's second or third time doing hair)


What...If you were hungary you would do it to
Lets be serious, we both know that I am not going to go to bed.

Friday, October 10, 2008

A bit of Catch Up

Today is the first day that we woke up and found (most of) the ground covered in white. So now that we have the first snow over with, I am looking forward to the end of winter. One thing that we miss about selling our car is the remote starter. It was so nice to be able to push a button and have the car warmed up before we even got out there. We didnt have to worry about getting all bundled up to run outside and start the car just to run back in get all unbundled and then get the kids ready to leave, just to have the car warmed up. Hopefully, maybe, one of these days we will find the money to get one put on the van.
So far taking Hannah's milk away for nap time has gone great. The first couple of days she would lay down and ask for it but then yesterday she didnt even ask for it. I am thinking that tonight may be the night that we start taking her milk away. I just hope that I have the strength if she starts to throw a fit to just ignore her. Good Luck to me! I am looking forward to having to stop worrying about having to wash the sheets every morning b/c milk has leaked all over. And once we have this down potty training here we come.
Before we had Hayden I was worried how Hannah would handle no longer being the only child. And at first she had her moments of throwing her tantrums and just being a bit whinny, but now she has become a great big sister. She is always wanting Hayden to join in with some of the things that she is doing, and when she wakes up he is the first things she asks about. Hannah has also discovered that she can make Hayden laugh at some of the things that she does like jumping on the bed and running around that room, I know my kids are easily entertained. Once she discovers that he is laughing at her she will keep doing it and he will laugh hysterically. Its one of the cutest things ever. I know that this will probably not last and a day will come when there will be hitting and name calling and someone will end up crying. But I am enjoying the now.
And on that note...Happy Friday.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tagged Again

Top 8

8 TV shows I like to watch:
1. Friends
2. Greys Anatomy
3. Gilmore Girls
4. Family Guy
5. Greek
6. Psych
7. Charmed
8. Eli Stone

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Olive Garden
2. Texas Roadhouse
3. Red Lobster
4. Las Margaritas
5. Humphreys (when it opens again)
6. Hong Kong
7. Godfathers Pizza
8. Red Robin


8 Things that happened yesterday:
1. Had dinner with the Melinkovichs
2. Made potato soup
3. Talked to my Sister
4. Washed the sheets for the beds
5. Changed many diapers
6. Went to Smiths
7. Put two kids down for naps
8. Didnt go crazy

8 Things I'm looking forward to:
1. Paying off all our debt agains
2. This weekend to be able to see Carissa
3. The fist snow
4. The last snow
5. Hannah sleeping through the night
6. Hayden walking
7. Losing some weight
8. Hannah being potty trained

People I tag:
1. Geraldine
2. Shawnee
3. Kristin
4. Nina
5. Linda

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Operation NO MILK

So I have finally started doing something that I knew I need to do along time ago. I have started to take Hannah's milk away during nap time and once we have that down I will take it away at night. I am calling this operation NO MILK. I started yesterday and things went perfectly she fell asleep instantly with Bryan on the couch. Then today it went good as well. She asked for her milk and I just ignored her and left the room. B/c I knew if I told her "no" that it would just anger her and I would end up giving in to calm her down. Anyway we only had to tell her to close her eyes and go to sleep a couple of times and she finally did. It is cute when you tell her to close her eyes she shuts them really tight and then will peek out of them. I know that nap time is going to go fairly easy it will be bed time that will hold the challenge.

Friday, October 3, 2008

A moment of FRUSTRATION

Can anyone explain to me how I can get my almost 5 month old to sleep through the night and my 2 year old wakes at least 2-3 times a night (on a good night).
I have also come hate the sippy cups with the silcone nipple. They were good at first when Hannah was younger and didnt have as many teeth but now that she is older she bites right through it and then it leaks all over. I think I have had to go out and buy more of those stupid cups in the last month than diapers (and we have had to buy alot of diapers with 2 kids not potty trained). Plus trying to switch her to the harder sippy cups has not been a treat. I knew when we were able to get her off the bottle and took away her binky it was to easy, now I am learning how hard it should have been. Hopefully soon we can get her off soon. I can say I have learned what not to do with Hayden he will be getting the harder sippy cups when the time comes.