Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dans dads day 2015

Dan is officially done with his first law school externship, and to my surprise, he actually misses it! He worked with such a good group of guys and made some good connections! He is still considering a second externship for the summer, but I think he's leaning towards finding a job instead. (Or my vote would be neither and just hang out with me for all of July---how fun right)?
This guy of ours is pretty fun, and we love all the time we are getting with him! Especially all the cleaning and cooking he does around the house! Makes up for his obsessive gun disorder! ;)
Speaking of guns, for Father's Day I got him an antique revolver tie-tack, and the BluRay, American Sniper... A very gun-related present! 
But like I was saying, this man is so great, and so hard working! 
For Father's Day, he grilled steaks and burgers for everyone, and then baked his own cherry pie! Haha.... He didn't mind! :) 
And since being done with his externship, he has cleaned out my moms garage, and her SHED! It took him a whole day just for the shed, and he decided he would way rather deal with spiders than mice... I'll leave out the specifics! 
It sure is a fun life with him in our lives! Love you SDR!
Oh, and we got to go on a Father's Day date to see Jurassic World, (and we even splurged and got popcorn)! It was soooo much fun, and the movie was perfect! And as a side note, i may be addicted to the Jurassic park blizzard at DQ! 

This pic isn't from Father's Day, but just a cute pic of Dan on his annual friend camp out 

Father's Day with his red heads, and the same door from last year! This is a first for our Mother's Day/Father's Day front door pics.

^^on our way to the movie theatre! This would be dans 11th time seeing a 'Jurassic' movie in theaters. Saw the first one 5x's as a child, then saw it for the 6th time when it was re-released while in college, saw Jurassic park 2 twice, the 3rd one just once, and Jurassic world twice now (he went with my bro and nephews after we went). I bet that number goes up by the time this summer is done. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Little helpers

Chores: plant, water, rake, empty dishwasher, clear dishes from table, clean up toys, read books, stack books, play outside, play nice together, give all the kisses in the world, and love me forever! 
They've agreed to all of the above! 

THE Porter Park!

2 weeks ago we decided to surprise our kids by taking them to Porter Park---oh the look on Stori's face was priceless!! 
It was so fun to go back, and Dan and I both decided that rexburg could easily be put on our list of places to live! It has such a unique community feel to it and it has an amazing Porter park! :)
I didn't pack swimming suits because it wasn't super warm, but both the girls played at the splash park for almost 2 hrs! Sylvie went nakey and Stori went half nakey.... Because of that, the only "shirt" we had to put on her after the water was Sylvies jean jacket haha! It was pretty fantastic!
Sylvie cried and cried when we took her off the carousel... Wish I could just let them ride it all the live long day!

^^sylvies first time playing independently at Porter park! 
^^not sure what she is doing here, but it's kinda cute!
^^flynn Ryder tower!

^^such an accurate picture of what her face looked like the whole time there!
^^headed to the horsies and splash park

^^90's Stori

Fast forward 2 weeks...
Went back to Porter park to play with the Hendy's, and we didn't complain about that! ;) had lunch at the park and then off to play! 

Only played about about 30 minutes in the water this time---too windy! Such a shame cause I actually packed their swimming suits...
Porter park---thanks for making some happy Radfords!

Little bit creepy, and a little bit cute

I have so much blogging to do, but I just really wanted to post this before I forgot.

This super creepy bday card Stori made for my mom....haha! She did write and illustrate it all by herself, so I guess that's kinda cute! :)

And this pic is creepy because of how much they love their pepperoni pizza, but also kind of cute. :)
 Took this picture to send to daddy in an attempt to make him jealous! (We haven't had pizza in over a month and it is easily his favorite food) He was off camping with some friends so it just seemed right to make him feel jealous!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Dear 40 year old me,

I just finished the book, What Alice Forgot, (yes, I actually put down the Netflix remote) and it talks about her losing 10 years worth of her memory. The last thing she remembers is being pregnant with her first baby, and happily married. After she passes out and wakes up, she finds out that she has 3 kids, and a husband she is divorcing. Depressing right?
It is such a good book though and really makes you think about life, and how horrible it would be to forget all the small yet wonderful day to day things. 
So here are a few things right now, in my boring yet exciting life, that i don't want to forget when I turn 40:

Stori's first "bad word." On our way home from Jackson she was looking for her Flynn Rider doll. I found it and jokingly said, "hey who's this guy I just found?" Stori replies with, "that's Flynn rider ya IDIOT!" Haha she said it so sassy but not mean at all! She said she heard it at the grocery store that day. She felt really bad that she said it and hopefully she doesn't start picking up on words Dan or I say! ;)

I would hate to forget her very personal and unique prayers.... Thank thee for the holy ghost, that's actually a nice ghost, the corn in my taco soup, Jesus, the neverbeast, for Sylvie to be normal like me and grow up listening to me while I listen to mama, thank thee for Porter park & carousel, for Thomas s monson, for kwazzi the cat, for temples and my hair to grow like punzels all the way to the ground from my special tower for friends to climb but not to be ouchie, thank thee for mommy to be a princess, and colorful marshmallows...etc she is very specific with them and  glad she realizes all her blessings! :)
I love how much she loves her sister, and family. She is queen of saying I love you, and giving out hugs and kisses. She has the cutest voice I've ever heard, and loves to talk all day about anything! 

I don't want to forget how Sylvie is developing her own spicy, yet so darn sweet personality. Says the sweetest things, but also mastered the cutest "no, no, no," and "mine." She's polite and is great at saying, "mama, more, please." And "thank youuu." Her eye lashes are so long they practically reach above her eye brows!
 She has known her letters and their sounds since about 19 months. She points them out on shirts, shows, books, etc.
 Loves horsies and pop tarts more than anyone I know. Hates all forms of veggies right now. (Unless she dips them in ranch). She is NOT a morning person while she's teething, but IS a night person and is so ticklish right under her chin. She's a poser, a dancer, a singer, a bike lover, moms shadow, and a fun daughter who can just play and play and play! 

I don't want to forget That Dan is stressing about the future and how he can provide for us, despite my efforts to convince him that I don't want to be rich. He's a smart law student, a great dad who plays with his kids, a great husband who rubs my feet nightly, a best friend that I love spending every spare minute with, and overall one of the very best people I know!

I sure hope I don't forget this perfectly imperfect life we have going on right now...it's kind of the best!

^^we have only had one day where the hammock was dry, but I know it will bring us daily happiness in the future!

^^made a hailman during one of the worst hail storms my eyes have ever seen!

Memorial Day in Wyoming

^^Signal mountain
^^always cuddling

Monday, May 18, 2015

First week in Idaho

Well sheesh, it's great to be in Idaho! We realized that we missed Idaho while still living in Provo, but once we got here, we realized just how MUCH we love it here. We go running and don't have to run past any cars--Ever-- Just horses and cows and farmland! Plus the water can't be beat! It has rained almost every day we have been here, but the kids are so entertained by my moms toys that they haven't noticed we haven't been to a park yet. But believe you me, stori hasn't forgot about them; we here about Porter Park and the carousel several times a day, "after Memorial Day the horsies will be awake for us to ride and Porter park will be just so great won't it mama. Oh I love Porter park!" I agree with her, Porter park is truly amazing and full of the best memories!

The first day we got to Idaho, I went straight to rexburg to watch my cute niece, Grace open her mission call to Guadalajara, Mexico! She goes to the mtc in Mexico on September 30th!! 

The kids are also loving all this time with Granny! They are so excited to see her when she gets home from work and are constantly following her around when she is home!

Dan had his first day of his Externship on May 13th. He was so nervous! Now that he is a week and a half into it, he feels much more confident and is working on a lot of research for cases. He really liked going to a hearing they had, and says the firm is really great about not overworking everyone. The hours are mon-fri 9-5! It's great! I hope he can get a job with this same schedule when he graduates!

My mom and I took Stori to see Cinderella at the movie theater! It was a lot of fun and we all loved the movie and popcorn! :)

We got together with Josh's family while he was in town and hit up the best food ever---Texas roadhouse! The kids had fun with their cousins while we were waiting to be seated! 

On my moms day off last week, we decided to embrace Sylvies curls and curled her hair after bath time! She looked so cute! Wish I knew how to fix curly hair better! 

Somehow I didn't get a single picture of my mom on her bday!!! We left home at about 11am and shopped until about 6. The kids were exhausted, but did pretty great considering. We had cafe rio for lunch, and had dessert at chick-fil-a... Frosted lemonade and a fresh peach shake! Oh gosh I'm already ready to go back for more! When we shopped all we could shop, we went home and had cherry pie and ice cream. A great day with granny faylene as she turned 66! :)
Idaho, you really are a gem and can't wait for those horsies to finally wake up! :)
^^future missionary!
^^pretend sleepers
^^ Maudie and Bear... One of stori's favorite books!
^^first day on the (volunteer) job!
The curls and miss SJ

^^movie theatre!

^^watching the new tinker bell movie after breakfast and before bath time.
^^Stori and daddy completed this puzzle together instead of a bedtime story.