I'VE heard this saying but never thought it would become the family THEME...... The "PLAY" part definitely takes precedence. We love ALLEN!!!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Girls Day..........

My good friend from Logan, Lisa, came to visit with her baby girl Katie.  It's always good to catch up and do fun things.  We went to Costa Vida for lunch, made hair accessories while the girls napped, and then went to the mall to do some looking and found a few good deals!!!  These two girls are growing up so fast. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Popsicles make it all Better

For a month now, Addison has been trying to cut her top 4 teeth.  The cranky part has been on again off again during this time.  I could tell yesterday they were going to pop anytime...today they broke the skin!!  It was an emotional day but a walk, because Addie love outside, and Pedilyte Popsicles did the trick. 

She has really been happy considering the situation, I think!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Random Thoughts I had Today!!!

Allen wasn't feeling good last night, and then when he woke up this morning, he still wasn't.  We think he has another kidney stone brewing.  He was grouchy, and I guess I would be too, so we didn't have our normal morning routine. We lay in bed, Addison plays with her toys, and we just catch up on what's happening for the day.  I made his lunch and then Addison and I went out to work in the garden.  He left and didn't say anything.  We're not mad at each other, but I guess we're having an unspoken tiff.    (a common woman thing to do, can we get rid of some of these hormones...ha ha) When this happens I tend to reflect on what inspires me to be and do better.  I think, "how can I change me for the better" 

Here are some random thoughts I had this morning while taking it out on the weeds!!!!

I was brushing up on a book the other day, remember reading this quote, and it really hit home...AGAIN!!

"If we are to develop an intimate relationship, we need to know each others desires.  If we wish to love each other, we need to know what the other person wants."
                                                                                                           -Gary Chapman

I remind myself often that President Hinckley always said, "repetition is a law of learning".  Work, dedication,  and sacrifice will never fail you!!!  That's what this life is really about, we will make mistakes, but it's what you do after that...do you learn from them or do you do them again...that is the question!!

I always thought that if you know better, then you do better.  As I watched Oprah this last season, her 25th...the only one I've ever watched, I guess this was her saying too, so she can have to credit since I thought it and shaped my actions around it, but didn't voice it.  Ha Ha!!!  

My parents were really good at teaching us kids to, "worry about ourselves".  I've taken that a step further to not being hypocritical.  I get mad inside that Allen doesn't hang his work shirts up or put his pants back in the drawer, or other stupid little things, but then I don't do it sometimes either, so I can't get mad at him!!!  

We can't work on everything at once or we just get overwhelmed and nothing changes.  Choose the one that enables you to help the others seem easier.

Monday, June 20, 2011

11 Months.........

I posted a picture of this little "Doll" of a girl, as she was refereed to in the comments, on facebook and it just really hit me that they grow so fast! Pretty soon I'm gonna want another sweet baby to cuddle and love!  Isn't it funny how you have those feeling until your family is complete.  I know why Heavenly Father created the cycle of life the way he did.  (there is no greater joy for me than raising babies in the gospel with my hot husband!!  I told him that yesterday for FATHERS DAY)

Allen and his little grumpy girl.  Church= a hard day for this little one.

We are happy to announce that Addison is completely MOBIL these days. She's played around with the idea for 2 months,  and now it's in full force!!!  Lets be honest, I'm really happy, actually!!  I knew that when she could finally do what she was thinking, she would be a lot happier too!

 Addie is getting more and more attached to her binky.  I'm sure you said the same thing to yourself on this round of pictures.  I think after we go to Denver in July, its just going to become a bedtime thing.  When she can take it out and put it back in when the sacrament comes around, Mommy thinks it's time to loose it.  It is really cute when she pulls her blanket around with her to find her binky on the floor, though. 

She been pulling herself up on things since before she was crawling, but the other day I went to get her up from her nap after I was beckoned, like usual, and low and behold, she was standing in her bed.  I consider myself lucky that she hasn't done it before now.  With that being said, I don't like it!!  She's a great napper, but yes, you guessed it, naps have been quite hard this week, but today She's done good so maybe she's use to her new found freedom :)...

She loves to go outside.  Whenever I'm getting ready to go outside, I ask her if she wants to go.  I always gets really excited...she knows exactly what I'm asking her!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Look at this little girl.......

I tell ya, where has the time gone??  Everyone can't believe Addison isn't one yet (it must be all the hair that throws them off).  She's so tiny.  Did you know she is still wearing 3-6 months, but we are jumping to 6-9 because we have some cute stuff and want to wear it.  I washed it all in really hot water and put it in the dryer. Worked like a charm!!

She is starting to get into things and I love it.  I showed her how to open the cabinet and she pulled out the pots.  I could tell it was so much fun.  

She got this fun car for Xmas from Gammy and Pops, and we just put it together this week and she loves it.

Good morning.  She's probable thinking, "mom put the camera a way...I just woke up!!"

When she takes a nap, she pushes up to the top of her crib.  She doesn't move much when she sleeps!!  But she sure loves her bunny and blanket, she hold onto them tight.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Warm Weather

Really we're going to have 4 days straight of warm weather????  I'll take it.  I have to......

(1)Finish planting the garden.  I planted the carrots, corn, and green beans, but I waited to plant the green chili, tomatoes, and onions until the frost warning cleared.  I am so excited to have a garden this year and I hope it goes well. (2)Clean up the front yard.  It looks like bums live here.  I have to clean out my flower pots, the flower beds and dig out the dandelions in the yard.  Oh ya and spray all the weeds coming up in the driveway. (3) Plant the seeds to all the flowers I harvested last year(zinnia in the front bed and other seeds I'm trying in my pots).  I'm so excited to see how the mix will come out this year.  I was able to get a few flowers to have a few pots, you know me, they make me so happy!!!

And of course enjoying the sun is the MOST IMPORTANT!!!!!