Wednesday, April 29, 2009


WICKED tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Their friendship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-intrest (because it's ALWAYS about a boy!), their reactions to the Wizard's corrupt goverment, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace. The plot is set mostly before Dorothy's arrival from Kansas, and includes several references to well-known scences and dialogue in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz as a backstory.

If you have not had a chance to see this play, I strongly suggest you do. It was really funny and the music was great! We had a fantastic time!!!
Thanks to Nancy, Jamie, Shirley, Lindsey & Janis for coming with us! Also, thanks to Papa and Grandma for babysitting Addison! 

Big Girl

Addison is growing up WAY too fast! She got new shoes and thinks she is just the bee's knees in them. She was only in her diaper the other morning and went down stairs and was playing for a bit.  When she came back upstairs, she had her sandals on and demanded to go "Bye, bye"! Then the other morning, she would not let me do her hair. She insisted on doing her own hair and the picture below is the result. I think she looks pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself. 
PS. The puppy under her arm HAS to go with us whenever we leave the house.  I have found myself down the street, having to turn around because we forgot the puppy!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mardi Gras

Last night, my parents had the 'priviledge' of baby sitting Addison while Randy and I snuck off to go see 'WICKED'.  Addison was able to go to her cousin's house to play and eat dinner. I think she might have thought she was at Mardi Gras!

Thanks Grandma and Papa for babysitting! 
Also, thanks to Bret, Jamie, Brooklyn & Sierra for having Addison over to play. 
She told me that she had the best time...EVER!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nickel Auction - MNO

Every month my moms group gets together and does a Moms Night Out (MNO). I haven't been able to make one of these yet, timing issues and everything. But this month's activity sounded fun and Randy was home and able to take care of Addison. This month the activity was a nickel auction. Don't worry, I hadn't heard of this before either.  

Those attending can bring whatever they want to try to sell (items you are going to give to goodwill, grocery items you really aren't going to consume, bottles of lotions or bath essentials, partially used scrapbooking supplies, clothing, books, home décor, etc.) 
Since all good gatherings require good food, everyone brings a potluck dish to share. 
As you arrive, you sign up for a selling slot. 
Participants sell in the order they arrive. Each seller has a 10 minutes time limit. All bids start at five cents and bids need to be dividable by 5 (no 38 cent bids, here!). You can jump the bidding, but the amount must be dividable by five. The bidding can go as high as the bidders are willing to go, no limits. 
*Some auctions opt to allow the seller to set a starting bid. 
For timing purposes, no commentary about the item being sold is allowed (Example: "I bought this three years ago, my daughter loves it," etc.) 
Once the item is bid out, toss the item to the winning bidder and someone (working as scribe) writes down the name of the person and the price they committed to. 
Then the next item starts, same process! 
When that seller is all done, the scribe shouts out the totals for all the winning bidders, they put their money in a bucket of sorts that gets passed around the room (like a collection plate) and it all goes to that seller. 
Then next seller starts.

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Here is a partial group shot from after the auction! Look at the chaos we created in Carrie's living room! We had such a good time, we are planning on doing it again next month!

Carrie (our fearless leader) taking charge and explaining the rules.

Sorry for those of you whose photos I didn't post. I am trying to 'condense' my posts.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Oh, What A Night!

I knew this moment was going to happen.  I was surprised when it didn't happen two days ago, but still I knew it was coming. I just didn't think it was going to happen like this.
Randy has been out of town since 3:00 AM Monday morning and since Addison is such a Daddy's girl, she usually has a breakdown about day two of Randy being out of town. This morning (approx. 2:16 AM), Addison woke up screaming hysterically for her father. Nothing could be done to comfort her. In fact, she sat on my bed with her back to me and anytime I would speak to her, it would make her cry harder and louder (if that's possible). Finally, after about 45 minutes of crying her little eyes out, she puked! Not just puked, but projectile vomited ALL over my bed. I don't think she got the response she thought she would by throwing up because her mean mom turned on all the lights and tore her clothing off of her and threw (not literally) her into the bathtub. So, I have this puke covered little girl in a bathtub filling with water when what happens you ask? She pooped! Needless to say, I pulled Addison out of the tub and fished the poop (unconditional love right there) out of the tub and proceeded to clean the tub out with whatever cleaning products I could find. So I have a puked covered child standing in the corner of the bathroom, screaming her little guts out, while I sanitize a bathtub. Finally, I get Addison in the bathtub, clean the vomit and the poop of her and TRY and settle her down. Point of the story: WE MISS YOU, DADDY!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Baby Animal Days

First and foremost, I want to apologize for all the pictures you are about to witness. This is the condensed version! I have not yet figured out how to make a collage (not a slide show) on blogger. If anyone knows how to make these collages, please email me ( 

Last Friday, Addison and I drove up to Logan for the Easter Weekend and met my parents at the Jensen Historical Farm for 'Baby Animal Days'.  Addison was SO excited to see her Papa. When she saw him, she got this pouty look on her face like 'Where have you been all my life'.  It was pretty cute!
The lines were outrageous! Next year we are going the first day and early in the morning.
Addison with her "boon". She LOVES balloons, but what kid doesn't?
Addison got the concept of the bean bag toss pretty quick.
We were in line waiting for the horse rides and found out that the wait was over an hour. We decided to bag that idea!

I can't believe that Addison touched the snake! This kid has NO fear! Me, on the other hand, slowly backed away!
Addison was NOT impressed with the Easter Bunny! Maybe this is why the Easter Bunny didn't leave her any money?!?
Addison was letting me know that Shaun the Sheep was out there.
Addison wanted in the bouncy slide so badly, but I don't think they would have let mommy in there! I don't think I met the height requirement!
This is where the mommy got slimed by a cow! Good times!!!
Addison finally got brave enough to pet the cow!
And then the donkey (or as my brothers would remind me, the Jenni!)

Addison was not quite sure about the sheep they were shearing.  She didn't want to touch this animal.
Snack time! Papa bought Addison some kettle corn. I think this is why he is her favorite! :)
Addison LOVED the baby goats. She had to give each of the four baby goats lots of love!

Addison was peeking in on the mommy goats. If she could have climbed through the slots, she would have.

"Tweet tweet" 
Addison could not get to the baby ducks fast enough! 
Mommy had to save the baby duck from being squished by an over excited little girl!
Who doesn't love baby cows? I know I do!

Addison was trying to climb the fence to get into the pigsty! Maybe she felt at home there!

This is our 2nd time with the baby ducks! Addison kept running back to them!

Check out this video of Addison with the baby goats. I wish you could see the excitement on her face. She loved petting and loving them!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

I love Easter! I think Easter is one of my VERY favorite holidays.  I love that we have this time to reflect on the Savior and the sacrifices that he made for each and every one of us! 
That being said, here are some cute pictures of my daughter in her super cute Easter dress her Grandma Beth got for her.  
Addison found the trail of bunny poop that led up to her Easter basket.  I was not quick enough with the camera to capture that moment though.  Here is Addison looking through her stash of eggs to see if any of them have money in them. (Thanks Grandma and Papa for teaching her that eggs should have money in them.  Boy was I, I mean the Easter Bunny, in trouble this morning!)
Still searching!
Addison did not like the fake pink grass in her basket. She couldn't get it out of there fast enough!
Nope, this one doesn't have money.
This one doesn't either.
What is this Butterfinger doing in here?
Addison was playing on our back "porch" with the rocks.
Doesn't she have the most beautiful smile? I just love this little girl!!!
PS. I know that all of these pictures have a smear on them. A little girl named Addison LOVES to play with mommy's camera and touch the lense.  I just can't seem to get the smear off now. I guess that means I need a new camera (hint, hint, hint)!