Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

MLK Parade

Here in Mesa they have a parade to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. My cute sister Brynn was playing in one of the marching bands so we all went out to show our support. Well everyone except for James who had to work.
Here is the whole crew with my skinny looking Dad! (check out his blog)Wahoo for Brynn and junior high marching band!!

Can you see her, the clarinet player right behind the saxophone.

I thought this was way scary, this 3 tiered unicycle.

Supporting the breast cancer awareness....can I chose to be picked up in the pink ambulance?

Sariah dancing to the marching band music.

As far as parades go it wasn't the greatest, but it was fun to go out and support my little sister.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Horseback or Piggyback?

Sariah loves , loves to play with her brother. She will copy everything he does and try whatever she can to get him to play with her. Sometimes the stars align and they are both in a good mood.
Here are the munchkins playing nice. Sariah climbed up on top of Justin with her blanket in hand and Justin called to me to come quick with the camera.

He wanted me to document him getting up from the kneeling to standing with Sariah on his back.

So very strong!!

She is too little to fit her legs around his waist so he had to carry her around like this for a bit. She kept asking him more, more.

Holding on tight.

It started off as a horseback ride and turned into a piggyback ride.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Eating Photo Shoot

Little Miss and I often eat dinner without the boys. Justin and James can be found out and about doing wrestling or scouts. Which leaves Sariah and I with lots of time to ourselves. Seriously I can't get enough of this cute face. She brings me soooo many smiles. One particular night we were having so much fun that I pulled out the camera and she totally posed for so many pictures.
She had avocados and chicken noodle soup for dinner. Can you tell?Taking a drink from her super big bottle...she wants to be all grown up like Justin so she has to have a bottle like his.

Mom's are just too funny.

Messy face

Trying to get some more avocado.

Love this little gal.

After she finished her avocado and most of her noodles, I let her have a yummy truffle bar. Oh she loved it!!!

Maybe it was too big for her?

Yep....too big.

I still can't get the stains out of this shirt.


Oh my chocolate everywhere!!!!

Getting the very last little bit.

Oh I am full and messy.

After the photo shoot we had to get all cleaned up.

I look like a total scrub because I had gone and worked out before dinner. Ignore the hair and clothes they are stinky workout clothes. Good thing pictures don't smell.

Little bit of love

Love this picture because we have almost the same exact expression on our faces. Can you see how swollen her gums are? Teething is no fun.

Maybe she should be a model.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Technology Lacking....

This is a picture of my kitchen sink. You might notice the beautiful flowers my loving husband got me a week an half ago. You might notice the white cupboards. But do you notice that there is no dishwasher?That is right ladies and gentlemen, no dishwasher. Can you believe it? Washing dishes by hand is not my favorite chore...but there are worse chores to do. Until we move into our house I will be doing a lot of hand dishes.
A lot of people say that they were born in the wrong era. How they would like to of been born a hundred years ago or even further back in time. I, on the other hand, know for a fact that I was born in the right era. The Lord knew exactly what he was doing placing me in a time where there are so many different technologies that I could not live without, dishwashers being one of them. Running water, hot showers, indoor plumbing all around, washing machines, cell phones....seriously the list could go on. I am ever grateful for the modern technologies that make my life easier and give me more time to play with my cute kiddos.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Little Miss Toenails

I finally painted my little gals toenails for the first time. Sunday (1/17) I had a little time before church and painted her toenails. It was so much fun for me to see her face as I painted them. As you can see they aren't perfect but still cute. Her feet are still so tiny.
See how tiny her feet are compared to mine?
She loves it when I show her my toes whenever I come home from getting a pedicure. She will stare at my toes and touch them, getting all excited about the new design.
Here is the best shot I could get with both our toes. She kept wanting to sit in my lap while I took the pictures, so this is the best I could get.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Watching TV

The first thing James did for me when we moved it was set up the TV for the kids to be able to watch movies. We don't have cable and the kids don't even know the difference.
Here is Little Miss in her favorite spot to watch a show....she'll start out on the couch but eventually is standing. Recently she has been moving her bike to be right in front of the TV so she can sit on it and watch. Can you tell how much Justin has grown since the beginning of school. The poor boy won't stop wearing his favorite pair of pants, even though they are high waters. The problem is that he is so darn skinny the pants that are long enough for him don't fit around the waist and he has to belt them. He isn't a big fan of belts so every week I find him wearing these pants at least once. I need to just take them out of his drawer.

Enjoying a snack and staying on the tile so as not to get anything on the carpet. Such a funny kid.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

If it were this easy!

My Dad posted this hilarious cartoon on his blog .
I only wish it could be this easy to lose the weight that has collected over the years on my backside. I started counting my calories the past few months and it has been helping me notice how much I was putting into my mouth. We will see if I reach my goal by April with working out and calorie counting. Read my Dad's blog, it tells you a whole bunch more what we have been doing in the past few months.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy New Year...2010

We didn't do anything spectacular for New Year's so there aren't really any pictures at all to post. But Justin had a Primary PJ Breakfast on January 2nd where they did a little New Year's celebration. He got this hat that he gave to his sister when we went to pick him up. Sometimes my kids play so well together and sometimes not so much. I am just glad I had my camera this time to capture what I hope to be the spirit of 2010.
This is how the hat goes on your head. Where did Sariah go?

There she is...

Opps she disappeared again.

Thinking she is so very funny....

Both of them were so smiley and so happy to be with each other. I hope to have many days like this in 2010.

Happy New Year!