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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Another Video!!

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I love that I can post videos!! So I am trying to take more, especially since Mara is talking alot and saying new things. It just amazes me how much she is talking. I don't remember Xander saying this much when he was 18 months! :) So this is Mara's new "trick" :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ahh the Fun of Tagging :)

Ok, so I was tagged again.(thx Lisa) It is fun to do these sometimes. This one is different so here we go!

  1. What was I doing 10 years ago? Wow, 10 years! That would make me 16, and starting my junior year of high school at Mountain View. Pat and I had been dating since April (so almost 6 months) I was very excited for my junior year because I made it into A Cappella! I was in Ladies A Cappella the year before and loved it. I got to hang with my friends and sing!! Life was good :)
  2. What was I doing 5 years ago? Umm, let's see. Pat and I were celebrating our 6 month wedding anniversary. We were trying to get pregnant, and I was getting really frustrated. I was working full time at Western Community Bank doing New Accounts. I really liked that job! I miss it sometimes just because I had interaction with alot of people and felt like I had alot to do.
  3. What was I doing 1 year ago? One year ago, I was a stay at home mom of two!! Xander was approaching his 3rd birthday and Mara was almost 6 months old. We went to Boise for our nephews baptism, Caden, and I got the call from my mom that my grandfather had passed away. We knew that it was going to happen, I just didn't think that I would be in Idaho when it did. :(
  4. What was I doing yesterday? Now this is the hard one!! hehe. I got up around 7:30, and Pat got the kids up (which he normally does, and I love it!!!) After getting ready for the day I did some errands. Went to the post office to send a package, went to Target and saw Karri!! I got the Halloween Potato Head!! He is so cute, you can dress him up like a ghost :) and his eyes glow in the dark. Afterwards we went to the bank drive thru, and came home. My mom was home sick, so I tried keeping the kids away from her so she could get some rest (it worked some of the time) We had lunch, put Mara down for her nap, and I vegged in front of the computer. Xander was so tired that he fell asleep on the couch :) It was nice to have the house completely quiet. I watched Days, Ellen, then Oprah (which takes up most of Mara's nap) I really didn't eat dinner because I wasn't hungry. I got the kids to bed around 8:00 and worked on cropping pictures to get printed for my scrapbook and played VMK. Pat got home from work around 9:30 and we stayed up until 12:30 watching "Knocked Up" I thought that it was really funny, but too much language :(
  5. Five snacks I like to munch on? Kissables, M&M's, Cheetos, Corn chips, and Pretzels.
  6. Five things I'd do if I suddenly had $100 million dollars to spend? BUY A HOUSE, BUY A HOUSE, BUY A HOUSE, BUY A HOUSE, BUY A HOUSE!!!!!! (Ok really, buy a house, buy a new car, let Pat get whatever toys he has wanted for a long time (and that includes a Mustang), buy diet pills, and go to Disney World for at least a week, and maybe New York too!!) (I really want my own house :)
  7. Five locations I'd run away to? Disneyland, Disney World, Yellowstone, our family cabin, and somewhere on the east coast :)
  8. Five bad habits? Procrastination, getting mad at my kids, picking at my feet, laziness, and not wanting to make dinner.
  9. Five things I like to do? Scrapbook, Sing, Cuddle with Pat, Cuddle with Xander and Cuddle with Mara :) (when she cuddles)
  10. Five TV shows I like? Do I only have to list 5? How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Heroes, Brothers & Sisters. (I like more but just listed the ones that are on the air now)
  11. Five things I hate to do? Clean the bathroom, balance my checkbook, gosh, I can't think of three other things. If I do I will add them later. here is another Excercise!
  12. Five biggest joys at the moment? Mara's verbal skills (she is saying so much lately and is learning new words everyday), Xander being fully potty trained, A husband that loves me for who I am, learning how to sew clothing (I am attempting to make Mara's halloween costume) and Xander's prayers. (He has just started to say them "all by myself" it is so sweet and makes me want to cry sometimes)

    Wow!! Finally done! I'm off to watch the premier of Bionic Woman on the DVR with Pat :) I'm not going to tag anyone in particular, but if you want to do this one, GO FOR IT :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Winnie The Pooh!

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Mara has started to say "Winnie The Pooh"! It is way cute! I was lucky enough to get it on video :) So here it is!!

Haaaaaave You Met Ted??

Ok, I am so excited that it is finally fall and that my favoirte TV shows are back on the air (except for Battlestar Galactica, Lost, and Medium are premiering in January) Last night was premier night and I was so excited for HIMYM!!! (For those of you who don't know what that is: How I Met Your Mother) It is one of the funniest shows on TV. I am totally "in love" with Ted Mosby! He is so cute! If you haven't seen this show, you totally need to check it out! CBS, first show of the night on Mondays!! And also check out www.slapcountdown.com If you watch the show you know what this means! :)
Then there is Heroes!! I love this show!! There are so many great characters. I think that everyone has had a dream of having super powers! I know I have!! :) I have a special place in my heart for Hiro and Peter! All I can say is: This Show is Awesome!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Crazy Kids!

Mara really likes to sit in this baby rocker and chill out. She will rock in it and say "Rock A Bye" (which is so cute) She got in it with her bear and was rocking it today. I was a little slow on the camera for that one, but I did get a little video (which Xander messed up) So I will have to try again :)
Here she is "reading" a book.
Tonight Pat gave Xander his loose change (as he often does) and Xander decided that it would be funny to put them on his eyes. Here he has two Dimes as eyeballs!!!
(He was highly amused by himself)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Ultimate Car!

I went to Walmart last week with the kids and parked out front was this awesome car!! I had to take a picture of it. Luckly I have a camera-phone :) Wouldn't you love to have a car made out of Chocolate (hee hee) I love Hershey's Kisses, and the new Kissables are yummy! :) I just thought that this was funny.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Finally!!! Mara's Dancing Video!!

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It has been a few weeks since I took this video and this is the 4th try to put in on the blog!! I am excited that it finally worked. Here are some of Mara's "Sweet Dance Moves" which she has actually improved upon since :) I will start taking more video, now that I know that they will work on the blog

What a Pretty Princess!!!

I have been trying to blog more than once a week, but I guess I am doing more than other people that I know (Jen and Steve, it has been almost a year. Come on guys!!) Anyway, here are my favorite pics of this past week:
Mara in 2 layers of Dress-Ups!! She made me get her dressed, only to be mad a few minutes later and want them off. She is so finicky!!
Mara loves to wear shoes! These are daddy's sandals (the easiest ones to wear and walk around in) I just love that she had her purse with her!
Such a girl :)
She loves her Minnie Mouse Ears and likes to wear them alot.
She put them on by herself :)
A classic smile :)
"I wonder what is in this?"

Monday, September 10, 2007

Silly Boys!

So, we started Potty Training Xander in March, and it took him a month to get pee trained. And we have been working on poop training since mid April. Since he doesn't poop that often it has taken a long time to fill his chart up. He has had milestones on the chart and recieved a movie, a bunch of Hot Wheels, a video game, etc. On Saturday he got
THE YETI
car from the Disney Cars Movie. He officially has all of the cars from this movie (we saw a bunch of new ones at Comic Con, so we'll see if we get them, but for now we are complete) This car has been the hardest to find. It only comes one to a box at the stores, and I thought for sure that we would have to get it on eBay! But right after our Disney trip, Karri called me saying that she got it! (She works at Target) So we have had this car hidden for over a month! I am so happy that he finally got it! Since it is so rare, it went up on the wall, along with some of his other cars that are variants like, Bling Bling McQueen, Red & White Ramone, Doc Hudson with Red Hubcaps, and Bug Mouth McQueen. Since he has all the cars he has at least 8 different Lightning McQueens!!! It is insane! That is what he gets for having a Dad that is a toy collector :)
Now this is a pic of Xander and his cousin Max. They decided to get into the girls Princess Dress-Ups and get out the jewelry and stuff. They thought they were pretty funny! :)

Ding Dong, Man, Ding Dong. Ding Dong, Yo!

On Friday night my brother JD, my sister Karri, Me and Pat went up to the Utah State Fair and saw WEIRD AL in concert!! It was awesome!! That was the 3rd time that we have seen him perform. He puts on such an entertaining show. We had a lot of fun :) Here are some pics: Us in the bleachers (we did have seats closer to the stage, but they were off to the side, so we really couldn't see the screen very well. So we went to the bleachers that were fairly empty, and that was much better)
The pics of Al didn't turn out that great, but here are the best of the bunch. This is when he was performing the Star Wars song "The Saga Begins". It is about Episode 1. He had people in Star Wars costumes on stage, and he and his band members were dressed up like Jedi! It is awesome :)
This is "White and Nerdy", which you can listen to on this blog :) He is on his Segway!!
And the Ultimate song: "Fat". He is in a fat suit like the one from his video. If you haven't heard this song you should find it! It is a parody of Michael Jackson's "Bad". I love this song.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Starlight, Starbright, I Dream of MICKEY Tonight!

We usually get Xander in bed before we put Mara down, so tonight when I went to put Mara in bed I looked over and saw Xander, asleep in bed, wearing his
MICKEY EARS!
He got up out of bed, after I left the room, and put his ears on!! I had the hardest time not to laugh out loud. I didn't want to wake him up :) But after Pat took this picture, I did take the hat off (so the elastic wouldn't choke him) and placed it back on his head :) It makes me happy to see him wearing them. Too bad it is the pair of ears that he got when he was 19 months old, and not the black ones we just got him a month ago!! :0 Oh, well!!

Baby Time!

This is one of my Best Friends from High School, Tashina!! She had a baby Sunday night (the 2nd). I am so excited for her!! It has taken her a long time to get pregnant. We are so glad that little
McKadie Louise Gillman
is finally here!! :)

I Love My Cousins!

Last night we got together as a family, like we normally do on Sundays. Mara was being so cute with her cousin Sawyer. She had to get down on the ground and talk to her!!
Then Mara and Conli had to play
Princess Dress Ups!
Like usual! But last night they were taking turns sitting in Sawyer's car seat!
And Mara had to sit on Conli's lap!
Oh, those girls are just so cute!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Q & A

So I just got tagged from Larissa!! Thanks! So here are my answers :)

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Nope!
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Monday the 27th, (at a funeral)
3 . DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Sometimes, I like Lisa's more! :)
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Ham
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? 2- boy and girl
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? What kind of question is that!! I hope that I would be friends with myself
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Sometimes, It depends who I am with.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? yes
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? You would have to pay me a million dollars
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Trix, Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles, I know there are more but I can't think of them.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes, I only have one pair of shoes with laces.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Not really. at least physically.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Albertsons Chocolate Chuncky Chocolate, Moose Tracks, or pretty much anything with chocolate.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Idk, probably eyes
15 . RED OR PINK? PINK
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My weight. After 2 kids I just can't get rid of the weight :(
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? I am not sending it in an email :)
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Tan pants, and barefoot
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Salad, Mini burgers and fries at Ruby Tuesdays
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Mara whining and Xander talking about his legos
22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Purple
23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Rain, babies, Christmas trees
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? my husband
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? yes
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? basketball
27. HAIR COLOR? Naturally red, and I love it!
28. EYE COLOR? blue
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? yes
30. FAVORITE FOOD? Ice cream, pizza, brownies, anything chocolate, Spinach and Artichoke dip at Red Robin!
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? happy endings
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? parts of Whole Nine Yards on tv
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Purple
34. SUMMER OR WINTER? neither, spring
35. HUGS OR KISSES? both
36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Hot Fudge Sundae Cake with Ice Cream
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? no one, I'm not email it!
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND ?once again, not emailing it
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING? I just finished Twilight
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? family picture
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? Sound of Music
42. FAVORITE SOUND? My kids laughing
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?Washington DC
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? no
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Provo, Utah
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? not emailing! :)