Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mormon Row is great for family pictures...

… that is, if your family wants great family pictures….
you can count with one finger how many pictures all of us are looking at the camera…
but i love being the mom of 2 crazy cuckoo noggins.
And the wife of a handsome man who didn't get mad when I accidentally shaved off his side burns. :)
^that's the one and only ^




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

interview on biggity bug. stori version

I had Stori answer questions about Sylvie, the 14 month old, just to see how well she really does know her best little friend sister.

Me: Hi Stori, let's start with an easy question. What's Sylvie's favorite color?
Stori: Mom, can you just tell me. I don't know what it is. but maybe… blue?
M: favorite food?
S: Strawberries and bananas. (pretty good, but I would say mashed taters or spaghetti)
M: favorite toy?
S: Purple Monkey (yuppers)
M: favorite friend?
S: Lila and Tracen….wait...actually, ME!
M: What is she afraid of?
S: Crocodiles (She's spot on for this one. Sylvie cried the hardest I have ever seen when she accidentally clicked on an animal sound app and opened the crocodile one. It was so sad. Now I know why they call them crocodile tears ;) )
M: Where is Sylvie's favorite place to shop?
S: Macy's groceries (hmmm, doubt it)
M: How many teeth does Sylvie have?
S: 2. (technically she is getting her 3rd tooth but you can't see it, so we'll count that as correct)
M: Who is Sylvie's favorite princess?
S: Sleeping beauty (?)
M: What is her favorite TV show?
S: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. (right again)
M: Who is her favorite person ever?
S: Princess Punzel (I think the real answer is me. Mama's girl through and through)
M: How old do you think Syvlie is?
S: One
M: What color is her hair?
S: Red (she's good)
M: What's her favorite snack?
S: Cheerios (Wrongo! she hates those nowadays. I think it would be veggie straws)
M: Can she walk?
S: ya she can. And she can drink my milk. (Huh??? No. Sylvie only walks along furniture. and she never shares milk with sister. She hates cold milk. so frustrating on road trips)
M: ok Stori, this is the last question. What's your favorite thing about your sister?
S: we play tea-parties togevver. (And that's the truth. they could both do that for hours.)

Overall, I feel this interview pretty much describes our june bug. She's getting a little spicy in this stage of life, but I can still tell that she is a sweet little tender girl. She gives amazing loves and kisses, and is always up for playing with her big sister that loves her so.



 We are working on this girls "Cheese" face. It's slightly more scary than adorable. still adorable though right? :)


haha I think this is the scariest of the "cheese" faces
downing all the 'spassghetti'
video

here is purple monkey that stori said was her fave toy
I'm convinced she will crawl out of her crib any day now… she manages to climb to some pretty high places---(i'm aware that this stroller isn't high, but I love how she always climbs in here for Stori to push her)
tried 'lemolade' for the first time. She's a fan

this is our new bedtime routine. It puts both of them to sleep. I think it will be so fun for them to share a room soon! 

LOVE you biggity bug! And you too Stori Rosie girl. Methinks we got pretty dang lucky in the kid deptartment!

Monday, October 13, 2014

LSM: 2 weeks of good times goodness!

Last weekend I didn't get a chance to write because we were off having so much fun!
 It was general conference and we stayed home for the first weekend in a LONG time! We also got to hang out with some of our very best friends, the Allred's! They stayed with us on Saturday night and left Sunday morning. The guys went to a movie late Saturday and Alana and I talked until 1am. Stori and Tracen played and played and then cried and cried when Tracen had to leave. They love each other so much and it makes us love the Allred's even more! :)
On Sunday afternoon we crossed another thing off of our Provo bucket list; drive the Alpine loop! It was the perfect conference day activity---just ask everyone else in Provo that also decided to drive it! We still had a lot of fun looking at the beautiful mountains and colors despite all the people.
We got home and Stori rode her bike all the way to the park and we let them play for a while. It's so much easier having Dan at the park with me haha!





Totally jealous of my 3 yr olds hair!
Earlier that week we were able to hang out with the Forester girls and we took the kids to that same park where they played for hours and hours. Stori and Lila are still great friends that can make each other laugh really hard in between the fights haha!

Visiting Daddy at Law School! 
Last Monday we had uncle Jonny over for dinner for Monday night football, I made Halloween costumes, and got stuff ready for a baby shower we had for mutual on Wednesday. That whole week was just as busy as that Monday! But a good busy: it was dans fall break so we got to play a lot and he had to work a lot so that we could leave Thursday for Idaho! It was our annual Yellowstone trip that got turned Jackson hole trip! Out family, Megan's family, and mom all got to spend the night there and then explore Jackson! We hiked to Cascade Falls around Jenny lake! It was 5.2 miles and everyone did awesome!! Not a single kid complained! (And we even hiked during lunch time without food). We also: got family pictures taken, saw bison at Mormon row, saw plenty of deer, saw mom spill her soda twice in the car, heard stori laugh for 20 minutes because of said soda incident, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs (stori ate 3 hot dogs---must have been hungry after that hike she did) drove around oxbow, and then headed home through Wilson to see 2 big moose! We love family time and love our annual trip!
you know she's serious about driving when the binkers takes a back seat.
gathering rocks to throw. repeat.
Syvlie and Granny were doing this naturally, but when they stopped, Stori asked them to go back and pose so she could get a picture. She thought it was pretty cute I guess.  :) She's got the eye for photography.
half way point of our hike
Of course Sylvie fell asleep while Dan carried her… and the only time store got carried is when she got injured. She insisted on "hoppity scoppity" over every rock. Granny "helped" her cross a poison canyon that injured her rear end. And that's why Granny is holding her. :)
Not sure Sylvie really cared that much that she saw an amazing waterfall.
Tommy and Stori
Maizy found a rock shaped like Utah and she is pointing to Clarkston and Provo! :)
At the top of the hike. Waiting for our turn to get pictures taken.
awe. the whole group.

Thanks Meg for taking some family pics! I'll post the rest later.

And if you want to see some of dan's pictures from when he got up early on Saturday, just click HERE . All the pictures aren't done uploading yet because they are huge files, but there are 6 good ones on his blog for now! :)

Monday, September 29, 2014

LSM: Idaho

Dan is perfecting his studying skills more and more! This week he only had to go back to the law school once after coming home for dinner! And the only reason he had to do that is because I had mutual on Wednesday and we were leaving for Idaho Friday afternoon for the weekend! How amazing is he? I hope this trend continues!
While we were in Idaho we were able to spend fun time with family: juggling time between Annie's baptism and charlsee's wedding on Saturday, and also had a surprise visit from dans parents when we got home from church on Sunday.
Charlsee made such a beautiful bride and I am so glad I was able to go to the sealing, luncheon, and reception. It was a busy and rainy day, but a very fun memorable one! We have been best friends since the 6th grade and no one can make me laugh as hard as she can! I'm so happy she met Chadd!
Annie asked me to speak at her baptism so I rushed straight from the sealing to make it in time. She was so cute, and all the little kids did a great job singing. Stori sure loves her and all of her cousins. We then went to Josh and Amanda's house before heading over to the luncheon for Charlsee. Like I said, rushed but great!
On Sunday, all the kids were crazy for sacrament, and that didn't stop in Nursery. I helped my mom out and it was CRAZY! it wasn't even a full moon, so not sure the reasoning behind that haha.
We visited with Dan's family, ate, and headed home. Our kids HATE driving, but since the DVD player broke that we used maybe 5 times, the kids have been much better… not sure why. Same thing for our runs. We used to prepare ourselves by putting a movie on my phone for them to watch…now they do better just looking out and eating an occasional snack! Fine by me!
Anyway.
When we made it back to Provo it had snowed in the mountains, and the temperature had dropped to low 70's! Just as we thought this place couldn't get any more beautiful it goes and does this!
We also booked our hotel for the annual Jackson/Yellowstone fall trip! Soooo excited for that in 2 weeks!!
A great week it was, in this law school adventure.
dan looked at this picture and said, "how does it feel to be hugging Crame? Let's cut my hair tonight." haha
he loves me




The only picture we got together and I look like a whale! So lame
long hair don't care.
this picture was taken 5 months ago, but it was hiding on Dan's phone… so it must be documented because it is so dang cute.
Grace healed this little girls broken heart… we left to the luncheon without her and she didn't quite know how to cope.
This was my baby when I was little, and both of my girls play with her all day long. Sylvie is such a little sweetie with her. I can't stand how cute this is!
I had my very first Mutual activity as a Laurel Advisor. This is my one and only Laurel. It was a fun night and I'm excited for this calling!
Stori just loves this girl. I asked her if she could see the TV and she said no but still didn't want Sylvie to move. ha! Cuties!