Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Swimsuit give away

Want to win a swimsuit? I do!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Week in the Life 10.5 {3/19-3/21}

I feel like I should write about my week right now. This week was an incredible week so far.

Monday I did a bunch of chores making sure my house was spotless. It was great fun and all...but I MOSTLY spent it on the floor with my children. We were playing toys, listening to songs, laughing a lot, and just cuddling. It was one of those best days ever. Adam came home and we played with him too. We had a fun family night where we played "Daddy says" which is like Simon says but we don't know a Simon so... then instead of Adam trying to trick Hannah and not say "Daddy says," he said "Laman and Lemuel say" and she wouldn't follow the direction because she doesn't want to be wicked lol.

Tuesday was one of the worst days ever haha. Monday was filled with happiness and patience while Tuesday was filled with lots of mischief and woe. I did think a lot about Heavenly Father and how he gives us instruction and prophets and tries to help us be good but sometimes we just run out of the changing room of Old Navy while Mommy is naked anyway...oh wait I mean, sometimes we are disobedient anyway. Being a parent has really helped me to understand God's love for us in a new way. At some point Hannah told Adam "I don't love you." She hit me at various was just not a good day and both girls were in bed by 6PM.

Today was another wonderful day reminding me that new days bring new moods and chances. We were at the park for about two hours, Hannah and I cuddled in bed for about a half hour, we read books we played Mama bear and baby bear, Paige ate lots of solid foods, Hannah wore panties all day and even though she had two accidents I remain supportive of her desire to wear panties...I've pretty much let her take over potty training. When she says she wants to wear panties I let her and she does really well until I leave the room but she says she does NOT want to wear diapers. We'll see how this goes...

Tonight I told her that one day she was going to grow up and get married to a boy ("I want to marry a big kid. I want to marry Tayden.") and that they were going to have beautiful little babies ("Uh huh, and then I will give him a high five!") It seems so far far far away and I just enjoyed having my baby. Here are some funny pictures. Tonight Adam and I were taking turns feeding Paige and Hannah said "I want to feed my sister!" I let her try. Here are some pictures of her feeding Paige and then cleaning her up.

Good thing P is so patient.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Week in the life 11 { 3/12-3/18}

Hannah saw a Chinese lady at the park and said "Mom look! Mulan! I found Mulan!"

Uncle Sean told Hannah that he was mommy's brother. Hannah told uncle Sean she had a brother. When he asked who it was she said "Brother Catmull," who is her nursery leader.

Hannah got a package from Grandma in the mail.  Cadbury Mini Eggs. She is obseeeeeeessssssed. She says "I need just one more please please please?!"

This is my current favorite joke of all time. Get it? I can't stop laughing at it. 

The girls also got GORGEOUS Easter dresses from Nana! They look ADORABLE! Pictures to follow. Thanks Nana!

Paige is seriously the sweetest but she LOVES to grab and it HURTS! She's made me bleed and given me bruises and she holds onto me like a bottle when she nurses which is PAINFUL. Paige seriously has the best smile. Whenever a camera comes out she grins that gummy grin from ear to ear. She has been really cuddly. She threw up for a straight hour (I think I traumatized her with solid food, then she overate when I nursed her and she just wouldn't stop) so she got a blessing from Daddy and our friend Shawn. I hate when my babies are upset and sick (especially when they are SO little).

Hannah said "Stupid" for the first time and I was really upset/annoyed at the brat who taught her that word until she told me that I taught her that word...I need to watch what I say more!

I made PERFECT chocolate chip cookies. Some of you know that I have had a bad reputation when it comes to chocolate chip cookies but they were INCREDIBLE. I ate about 30 of them in a 24 hour period :/ I also figured out I'd have to run over a marathon to burn off my cookie calories!

I finished reading Enders Game and Adam finished In the Heart of the Sea (the true story on which Mobey Dick was based) and we read a ton of Marc Brown's Aurthur book with Hannah.

I won a Nikon coolpix camera at the Relief Society dinner. It was donated by RC Willy which is kind of awesome. Especially since our other camera had a piece broken off and the part that holds the memory card just flaps around without tape. I'd blame Hannah but she hardly ever handles the camera and when she gets too curious I snatch it up so I don't know what happened. I'm so excited to take some cool pix.

I got my tickets for the Hunger Games movie. Super excited. AND I'm going on a hot date with a hot man so that makes it even better.

Yesterday Hannah woke me up by coming into the room and shouting "TA-DA!" By far, the cutest way I've ever woken up.

Adam finished his LAST math training which means he has Saturdays back, at least for a while.

I went running this morning and KILLED IT! I ran nearly two miles in 12 minutes which is insane. I accredit it to the fact that I only run with the jogging stroller now so when I ran on my own I had super strength. It took me 20 minutes to do the other two miles because it was up hill and super windy haha but still I felt awesome. 

Today my dad was set apart as Bishop for the singles ward. My testimony has strengthened as I've been learning of certain aspects like how a bishop is called. In an email to my parents I shared that in Relief Society today our former Stake President actually taught us about the process of calling a Bishop. He said that the first presidency has to approve each bishop and they pray over each one. I shared with my parents this "...I also felt amazed as he said that the first presidency prays over each name they are given and I thought how amazing it was that our prophet and his councilors were praying to Heavenly Father about MY dad and receiving revelation from Him about MY dad. It made me realize once again how aware of each of us Heavenly Father is, and how we are all important to the work." I know my dad is going to do a great job. Not because he is the smartest or best man for the job (I've got stories ;) but because my dad is such a good example of a humble, faithful servant of our Heavenly Father and I know he will be guided by personal revelation and that he will do a great job.

We've been really into painting this week.

Hannah has been waking up from naps or in the morning and instead of coming to us she often goes to Paige and just wants to play with her sister.

I just melt at baby feet! Isn't she cute the way she snuggles up to her baby?! I did not pose this picture.

Hannah and her buddy Tayden who came over to play with us this week.

Paige knows what to do when a camera comes out...
A Wee bit Irish, and an even "wee-er" bit Mexican haha. Adam joked that he was just as Mexican as I was Irish, even though my Irish comes from my father and his Mexican comes from a great grandmother.
 Arms and heart are full.
 Adam and Hannah watching the rain.
 Sick, vomity Paigey :(

 Hannah and her "see-ers" I just love the imagination on that girl.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Week in the life 10 {3/5-3/11}

We had a great week again!

I've been working on the C25K (couch to 5k) program again (realized how hard it was to run with an extra 80 lbs with my jogging stroller) and I'm on to week 3 next week. I wasn't feeling well all week which was a bummer so we didn't get to run much.

We watched Katie's kids on Wednesday and I had visions of my life with four girls. Hint, there is a lot of fashion shows and shoe swaps. Hannah has named her feet "Laina and Udder Laina" and she has an imaginary friend named "Ella."

We've been watching a lot of Disney movies to prepare for our Disneyland trip. I've also been consulting with the two year old about what we want to do, since spring break in Disneyland could be insane so we have to plan, map and prioritize. I'm looking forward to our trip, which is much needed.

Paige is the cutest thing on hands and knees. She is SUCH a happy baby and so loving to all of us.

This week I had the experience of two children screaming uncontrollably at the same time for 45 minutes. At one point, I took out my phone and started recording it so I could send it to their Daddy to tell him to come home ASAP. It's strange, moments like that wear me out but they don't test my patience. It's when Hannah disobeys me that I lose it. 

As you can see by the pictures, it has been sunny enough to play outside and at the park. We've had a fun couple of days in the sun. Paige thinks grass is less than stellar.

In preparation for Easter/conference I've been reading the New Testament this week. Some of you might recall, one of my goals this year was to read the standard works. I've fallen a little behind so I've been catching up this week. I read Matthew-Luke and it is amazing to get to know the Savior as I read them all in such a concentrated time span. Yesterday I read 2nd Nephi 25-33 which coincided a lot with the N.T. so it's all coming together. I still hope to realize my goal!

Adam is hot. That's what he's up to these days. Also, he's been working every Saturday for a month and beyond and he's been working extra hours tutoring after school. What a good man I have!