With the event of the ultrasound for January, I've negleted to post pictures of everyday occurances. So here's a post to catch up for the past 3 weeks.
On the 5th I was able to get together with some of my best friends (Stefanie, Courtney, & Erin) and have a girls lunch!! It seems like we only do this when there's an event, and this event was that Courtney was in town!! She was only here for a couple of days and I'm happy that we were able to steal her away for a few hours :) We wanted to go to Texas Roadhouse, so we met there, only to find out that they aren't open for lunch on weekdays!! HOW RUDE!!! So we went to The Olive Garden, which was way yummy! I CRAVE their salad and wish I could eat it everyday!!
After lunch, Stef came to my house and cut my hair. I realized that the last time I got it cut was last July right before our trip to Cali, so I was LONG overdue for a new do!!
I went from THIS:
I'm totally LOVING having my hair short again!! When it was long I would only straighten it once a month, if that. So now that it's short again I'm more willing to have it straight everyday.
On Saturday the 9th, we had tickets to The Mad World of Magic at Mountain View. Pat got the tickets for free and we thought that the kids would like it. The guy was OLD and the set was soo 70's, but the tricks were pretty good. It started at 5:30 and we had to meet Pat there so we didn't get any dinner before it started, so we left at intermission, and got some dinner at Taco Bell :)
With the new year Xander is in a new class in Primary. After church on the 3rd, he decided that he wanted to start reading his Book Of Mormon all by himself. He only reads a few verses at a time, but he's doing it almost daily and really enjoys it. He gets so excited when he gets to turn the page! Some times he reads silently, but when he reads aloud I'm able to help him with the words. I don't know if he's really following the story that's being told, but at least he's reading it!!
This was taken on the 10th:
And whenever he gets out his scriptures, Mara has to have hers too :)
Later that day we were able to go to hear Pat's Aunt & Uncle report on their mission, so I tried another hair style on Mara. After searcing a few blogs for one that looked cute and easy, I decided to just go at it and see what I came up with. So this is 100% me :)
On the 16th, Mara had gone in the toy room to play and had closed the door (I prefer to have doors open). So after a bit I called for her to see what was going on and this is how she looked!
I don't know why she likes to be half naked, but I don't care so much. If she's happy, I'm happy :)
My sister donated these size 9 pink shoes to the dress up box!
I love when little feet wear big shoes.
I decided the other night to try another new thing with Mara's hair. So before she went to bed I braided the whole thing.
And this is how it looked when I took it out the next day. It gave her alot of body to her hair, but it made it really hard to brush out the day after.
Yesterday Mara found a stash of Play-Dough and decided to pretend that she was cooking. She loves to play a cooking game on her Leapster, so of course, she had to cut up everything for real.
I thought about saving the play-dough but she had squished it all together so I just threw it away. I'm not really a fan of play-dough so this was probably the first and last time she played with it at home.
Well, that's the end of my catching up. Thanks for reading :)