Friday, April 29, 2011


We have lived in our house for nearly two years now and I FINALLY got around to getting our entrance way cubby filled. I have to say that I am in love with this space now. I can't stop staring at it as I walk down my hallway.

Eventually we will get the rest of our house filled. But what's the rush? We still have 28 years left on our mortgage!

A special shout out to my sister in law Shirley for helping me pick out these fantastic items! Thank you for all of your help!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Girl

Oh how I would loved to have had this happy little girl today. Her second tooth is finally making it's appearance (for good, I hope) and she was incredibly needy today. I don't think it helped that I had a headache from H.E. double hocky sticks and Addison has strep. None of us were on our game today.

However, Paige was an incredibly happy girl the other day. Her daddy pulled her jumperoo out of storage and put it together for her. This little girl lights up everytime she gets in it. (Today was no exception, except that it was short lived. LOL)

Addi told me today that she wishes she were zero again and could play in the jumperoo too. Poor little girl just has to watch the fun from the sidelines. Though she does get pretty jumpy when I tickle her!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

His Sacred Name

"In our hour of deepest sorrow, we can recieve profound peace from the words of the angel that first Easter morning: 'He is not here; for He is risen.'"

"As one of His special witnesses on earth today, this glorious Easter Sunday, I declare that this is true, in His sacred name - even the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior - amen."
-President Thomas S. Monson

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sad Story Of The Easter Egg

Addison came home from school yesterday with an egg that she dyed at school with her name and stickers on it. She just thought this egg was the neatest thing ever. She even named her it "Eggbert". She carried Eggbert with her all afternoon long. She did not want to put her egg in the fridge. I warned her that if she didn't put her Eggbert in the fridge at bedtime, it was going to get very stinky. We finally found a special spot in the fridge to put her egg. (I am not convinced that she didn't get up and check on Eggbert during the night!) This morning, first thing she did was go to the fridge and make sure the her egg was still okay.
While I was in my bedroom folding laundry and feeding Paige (multi-tasking at it's best!), Addison came running in with giant alligator tears. After I finally got her to calm down just a little bit did I realize that Eggbert had been cracked. Oh the trauma and drama!

After a little bit, Addison was completely over Eggbert. She thought it was more fun to continue squishing the egg than crying over the egg. Though she was surprised to find that inside the egg it was white and not yellow. She thought eggs come out of the shells yellow. (We must eat a lot of scrambled eggs at our house for her to think that!) We had to tear the whole egg apart so that Addison could find the yellow yolk.
For those of you who know me, it took everything I had inside of me to not make her throw that egg away instead of making a mess. I had to keep telling myself "it's just a floor, it's just a floor."
I love how my 3 year olds mind works. She holds simple little treasure in high esteem. I need to be more like that. I think I learn much more from Addison than she does from me! I just love her and her little inquisitive brain to pieces!!!

*If this post doesn't make any sense, it is because I am typing it up at quarter after midnight. My brain doesn't work well after 9 o'clock!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

7 Months


We have had this tiny bundle of pure joy for more than half a year! Holy kamoly time really does fly!

At 7 months, this little one has already cut her first tooth and is on the verge of a 2nd popping through. She really likes to squawk! (I thought they didn't start the pterodactyl scream until at least 12 months?!?!) One of these days we will get her to sit up on her own. Right now, we have to sit with her and she will lean into your hand or whatever it holding her up. Paige is a really relaxed, chill baby. She is still a great sleeper and likes to be on a schedule. In the last month, I have started bathing Paige with Addison and I believe that is both girls favorite time of day. Paige likes to eat (understatement)! We started foods with meat this last week and she is going to town on them. I really hope that she isn't as nearly a picky eater as her sister is.

Addison still loves her little sister to death! She will call Paige her "sister sist". I laugh each and every time. It is almost like she knows that she is a cancerous growth that she won't be able to get rid of very easily! :) I love her saying it so much that I have caught myself calling Paige that a few times as well.
Paige loves Addison as least from a distance.
We have been trying to work on staying in our own "bubbles". Addi likes to get in Paige's face. She doesn't do it to be mean to her sister. She just truly loves Paige!

Randy and I truly love Paige as well!
Next thing you know I am going to be planning her first birthday party and bawling my eyes out that my baby is no longer a baby!
I think I may stop feeding my kids, just so they won't continue to grow! :)

Thanks Briar for the photos! They turned out usual!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beautiful Girl

This is my attempt at a photo shoot.

Addison said this face looked "too mad". She wanted a do-over.
This is her do-over
Do-over or mad face, I think she is perfect!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

1st Haircut

I love, love, love Addison's hair. I think she has possibly the most gorgeous hair I have ever seen. But she also has those crazy snarly Carly's that come and visit the ends of her hair.

So, the time had come for mom to let her little girl get her hair cut. Surprisingly, Addison was quite okay with her hair getting cut. Her Aunt Nancy did a wonderful job both cutting her hair and making Addison (and her mom) feel at ease. I thought Addi would fight, cry and just make the whole experience miserable but she didn't. She sat there like a big girl and only asked Aunt Nancy a million times if she was almost done! :) I however, did cry. Just a little. My little girl is getting so grown up. It makes me tear up now just thinking about it. I am okay with my kids growing up, I just wish they wouldn't do it so darn fast!

Watergate Revisited

I have the pleasure of taking my kids to work with me (when I go, hehe). Sometimes, Addison can entertain herself and other times, we (Papa or Grandma or myself) have to find things to keep her entertained. This day was particularly hard for me. I had a serious headache and didn't really want to do anything other than lay my head down. Addison was all up in everybody's business. So to try and keep her busy (and not yell at her), I gave her my shredding to do. She did such a good job, that I thought she might have read up on Watergate to learn exactly how to shred documents properly.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Snotty Little Girl

(This is not a post I would normally do, but I am trying to document everything for the girls as a sort of journal. If you have a slight stomach, this is probably not the post you want to read/look at.)

This little one has been so congested lately. She has woken up in the mornings with a face that only a mother could love.
The other morning, she literally woke up with a bugger uni brow. I didn't think to take a picture of it until I was half way done washing it off her face. This morning, was not as bad as it has been, but I sure do feel bad for the girl!

(She is going to hate me in about 13-14 years for these photos. Yay blackmail!)

Paige has a tooth popping through. (I didn't even know she was cutting a tooth)
That might explain some of the congestion and snottiness.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Roll Over

All I had to do apparently was blog about her lack of rolling over. The very next day, Paige decided to show us that she really can roll over both ways, but that she just hasn't wanted to.

I have to admit that it kind of makes me sad that Randy gets the kids to hit all of their milestones. I am here with them all day, every day. But they always seem to do them for their daddy. Anyway, I am still proud of the young one and her latest accomplishment.

This is how she looked at me while I was trying to shoot video of her rolling over in both directions. I love the hand under the chin. Looks like she is posing for her latest photo shoot.

It took 10 minutes of filming for me to finally get Paige rolling over both ways.
(But don't worry, I finally figured out how to edit videos, so you only have to watch about 45 seconds.)


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chef Addi

Addi was picked by her teachers to be Chef of the Day at school.
This little girl was BEYOND excited! She has wanted to be Chef of the Day all school year long.

Her teachers made her this cute little chefs hat that she was able to wear.

(She was not thrilled that her mom was taking her picture. Can you tell?)
Addi even got to pick what she wanted to take to school for snacktime. She really wanted to make her favorite cookies, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip (thanks Aunt Dee), but the school does not allow homemade food to be brought in. So, Addison decided she wanted Pretzels and Swedish Fish. (So much for healthy, right?)

Who wouldn't want this cute little girl to be their chef? I know I love it when she helps me in the kitchen! :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

As Promised... are the photos of Addison before our little emergency room excursion. (Click here for a refresher) She was still so sweet and smiling even though she was visibly upset.

(can you see the tears in her sweet little eyes?)

I love this little girl and I am SO glad that it wasn't worse than it was. I don't know what I would do without my sweet, kind, wonderful, amazing, beautiful little girl!

PS. These photos don't look nearly as bad as they did in person. I was trying really hard not to freak out or cry. I didn't want to make Addison more upset than she was.

Friday, April 1, 2011

6 Months

I can not believe that I have had this most precious little person for six months now. We all truly enjoy having her in our house. She is so full of big smiles and is usually a pretty happy camper.

At six months, Paige doesn't talk too much. She is beginning to coo a little bit, but is overall a relatively quiet baby. She doesn't sit up on her own yet and can only roll over from her stomach to back. She likes to sleep on her stomach and seems to only roll over in the middle of the night when no one is watching. I think she does this because she likes to make her Mama wake up and come in to turn her back over.

Paige is an AWESOME eater. Such a far cry from her sister. Paige will pretty much eat anything that I put in front of her. She had a hard time sleeping for awhile there after we started her on rice cereal, but have since switched her over to oatmeal and is back to being a fantastic sleeper.

One of my most favorite times of day is when I get Paige out of bed. She can be lying in her crib, screaming and wailing, then I come in to get her and she lights up like a little Christmas tree. Love, love, love it! I also love bed time. That seems to be the only time that she will really let me snuggle with her anymore. In the six months that she has been with us, her dad has probably only put her to sleep twice. I won't let him! :)

Weight: 13 pounds 7 ounces = 10th percentile
Height: 25 1/2 inches = 25th percentile

I truly enjoy having this beautiful, happy, amazing girl in my home!
On a side note, I was leaving the grocery store the other day and was sitting in my car, getting it started, when I saw a blind man holding what I assume to be his daughter. I suddenly burst into tears. It broke my heart that this man, whom I didn't know from Adam, would never be able to see how beautiful his child was. I have never been so grateful for my sight as I was then. I am truly thankful that I get to wake up everyday and see both my beautiful daughters smile at me!