Thursday, January 09, 2014

Life keeps on going

I feel like every time I post I should have a few pictures. I think it makes it more interesting, I guess… So i got my pictures downloaded and while I have at least one sleeping twin I thought I would try to keep my life of pretty much the same old stuff updated.

Also, I guess it should be noted and updated that since the last blog of Cori pooping in the tub and Peyton screaming in the middle of the night, we had Peyton poop and Peyton shift from screaming in the middle of the night to right when we laid him down. I'm not sure which is better since both still involve full on screaming, but I think right at bed time is better because at least it's not my bedtime. The other night he was going at it and Tim and I kept debating about going in to check on him. And just to note, we do usually check on him, it is just that he is the type of baby that will either scream and eventually fall asleep or you have to hold him for like half an hour to calm him, and rock him to sleep and then lay him down and I am not about starting that habit! So, on this particular night he had been going for awhile, and I did check on him after about 15 min, by about 40 min we heard Cori wake up and start to fuss a little, then they both promptly stopped and went to sleep and slept all night! It was so crazy and we really think it was Cori's way of telling him to stop and go to bed! I'll take it! Maybe next time she can try that after just 10!

We did end up painting! Shyler was excited to try out the color wonder paint set she got. Cori missed most of the painting because she was just too cranky, I had to put her down for a nap at like 10. Shealso didn't seem to like these paints because they were clear and she didn't think she had anything on her brush. It would appear on the paper, but it wasn't fast enough for her!

Peyton seemed to be tired of the paintbrush so I pulled out the paint. I realized we didn't have finger paint and that he would probably do better with finger paint, it washes better that's for sure!

I remember last time I posted about Shyler and the figurines that she wanted for…gasp…full price, well we held to our promise and last week we ventured to the mall and had Tim meet us after work. I had a great time shopping the clearance at old navy (2 regular shirts, a drift work out shirt, and pj pants for $15!?!?! I was pretty excited and happy to shop!) and then the kids loved walking through the Disney store. The funny thing is she was so set on a Jake and the Neverland Pirates set and she saw the frozen sets and completely forgot about Jake. when she decided she wanted the figurines Tim tried to point out the difference between what she wanted at Kohls and what she was getting at the Disney store, but I think she was too excited to have frozen dolls! I think she gets it a little, but she is almost 6.
Adam was pretty excited to get figurines from the movie Planes. We walked around the Build a Bear store and they both wanted bears, of course, and we were like sorry, you don't have any money and you don't really need another bear right now. They were pretty good about that and then we were on our way! On our way home I was going to stop at Target, but as I was driving and looking at the beautiful day outside we decided to stop at a fun park by Tim's sister's house. The wind was blowing and you could feel the cold front coming in, but the kids didn't care and had such a blast playing and running around! Little miss c and mr p loved climbing up the steps and riding down the big tall slides! 

I couldn't get enough of the sun rays reflecting on the eastern horizon as it was getting close to sunset! It was so pretty to me!!!

And then it snowed!!! And got cold!!!!

Shyler and Adam spent an hour playing the snow! It was nice, and I can't wait for the babies to realize playing in the snow is fun! 

I really like the sun… but I couldn't believe how crazy it looked a few mornings later as the sun was trying to break through the fog and clouds! 

Such a big helper! She loves that she has her own vacuum. Actually, Peyton and Cori, both got a vacuum for Christmas, Peyton's even came as a part of a whole set and so there are many fights over the broom and mop and dustpan. I just hope they remember how much they love to clean and help!!!

Cori is little miss independent. She wants to do what everyone else is doing and to do it for herself. So when we were eating animal crackers for snack and she saw me dip… she had to dip. When I put peanut butter on top… she had to have some too. When I had fajitas with queso and chips… she had to have a chip and to dip it in my queso. She is very insistent too. When it comes time to go somewhere she wants to pick out her shoes and jacket, and she also likes to pick out her own pajamas and outfits for the day. 

This picture is from today. I was unloading the groceries and she decided to sneak around the car. Somehow she found a blow pop, took the wrapper off and thought she was so sneaky! She wasn't too happy when I took it away though! Both babies were pretty cute at the store though… they insisted on helping the checker by handing them items from the cart! Cute! They are getting so big!

Lucky for Peyton I think he is getting better at his screaming, or he is finally letting his exhaustion get the best of him. he only cried for a few min last night! Now he needs to do a better job of napping again. He went right to sleep today, but only slept for 1 hour! Then after he wakes up he screams! There is no point in leaving him in there to fall back to sleep like Cori would, he just stands in the corner with his blanket and his sippy and whatever stuffed animal he has and he screams! I really think it is crazy how she seems to need more sleep and usually has always napped better and slept longer. I wish I would have had the two girls together so I could get a nice consistent long nap together… oh well, at least I still get nap time! 

Tomorrow is Tim's birthday! I can't wait to celebrate! We get to go out to dinner with a special thanks to my mom for babysitting. He gets to go skiing on sat and then on sun his family is coming over to watch the Broncos game and have his favorite, beef stroganoff! And then I may go crazy because he has a business trip, yay! 

Thursday, January 02, 2014

New Year, New Goals

Hello out there if anyone still checks this. If you have lost faith we understand, it has been almost an entire year! I always had good intentions of blogging. I even thought it would be great to remember the ups and downs and craziness of our life with newborn twins… well, here it is Jan 2014 and they are 17 months old…17 months??? I can't even believe it! I can clearly look back and remember all that was happening in our lives when Adam was 17 months, maybe that was because Tim packed up his little car and took off for Ohio for 6 months… We had so many trips and adventures during that time, and I remember specifically going out to California on a family trip to see my brother and Tim telling me how much Adam had changed and how much he was talking. I say that because that is the one thing I am waiting on for the twins to start doing a lot of. 

At 17 months they run, climb, cling to their mother (peyton) or cling to their father (cori) and they point and have a few signs. They have a couple of words that I have interpreted, and to most it sounds like they say mama, dada, and adaaaaa a lot. Occasionally we will hear a sound come out and think, did she just say that? But so far not too much else that we can remember hearing as words. Let's be honest… things are a lot different when you have two babies and two other kids, in comparison they do get a little shafted in the department of receiving every min of mom's attention…. 

I came across the book I put together for Tim, and let's be honest, for me, of our blog and I really wanted to get back into it. I wondered where I should start, after all, we have 17 months of catching up to do…. I thought I could do a super quick over view, but really I think we will just start where we are right now :-)

Playdoh fun!
Today was a great day to relax. After a super fun, and busy holiday starting from most of December through the New Year, it was needed to sit at home and not do too much. And that is what we did! I did decide, and remind myself this quite often, that when the kids ask to do something like Paydoh, you should just say, yes. A lot of times I want to just say no right away thinking that it will be a huge mess and I don't want to deal with it, blah, blah, blah, but, in reality, it is a great distraction and great entertainment for the kids. The babies even had fun, Peyton only tried to eat it once! Maybe tomorrow we will get real crazy and paint! I also taught the kids monkey in the middle. I feel like I have tried it before, but today it actually worked and they had so much fun, and so did I! 
Adam really enjoyed cutting up his playdoh with the pizza cutter
I think Cori just was excited to be playing with big kid stuff!
Shyler amazes me with her imagination and finally getting creative on her own
Peyton didn't even know what to do with so many new toys!
I have a new philosophy in life, well, newly rediscovered philosophy in life… A lot of times I feel like I should always be around the kids and either cleaning up the house doing normal chores or watching them play or playing with them. I guess I don't want them to feel deprived. But, what I realized is that I do need time to do the things I want to do, and I do not have to spend every second with them. I am a stay at home mom, which I love, but I spend all day everyday with them. The reason why I think I need to remember this is because when I sit around with them all the time I usually want to be doing something else so I just sit around semi- paying attention to them checking my phone. Facebook can really be a time waster! But I have found if I give myself the time to run on the treadmill (oh yeah, I love having that thing) while the kids run around the basement, I am more excited to spent 20 min playing monkey in the middle. It hasn't happened like this everyday, but that is my new years goal! I really want more quality time for myself, and for my kids! Here goes nothing!

Pajama fun! They really enjoy having pajama days!
Yesterday was the first day of this new year. We tried to convince the kids to sleep in, which of course didn't happen, but we enjoyed the annual Rose parade! I really enjoy watching it every year. It brings back memories of childhood, and let's face it, it is way better than the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade! I also was excited to go buy some new running shoes!!! We all got a little Christmas cash from Grandma and Grandpa Miller and Tim and I decided we needed new running shoes (and by need, I mean it was probably even before Tim went to Ohio when we last got new shoes, partially because Tim is too cheap, and partially because I didn't run while pregnant or nursing for that whole first year.) It was fun because the kids were also excited to spend some of their christmas money as well. We had a few returns, and Adam got a glow pet in place of the tent that ripped. So with their amount they had they went around the toy section searching for the toy which caught their eye. Shyler found a cute My Little Pony purse and Adam was content with his glow pet. Shyler also found this little figurine set that would have been $12 and I could just not let her buy it. I know she really really wanted it, but I couldn't let her buy something at Kohl's that was not on sale! So, I finally convinced her that we could go to the Disney store and get even more figurines in a different set for pretty much the same price. Phew! I am not a super cheap person, but over the years I have learned what is a good deal and what is not and for the most part I am good at searching out a deal (without going to any extremes), and it is just so hard to think of buying something that is not a good deal when I know it could be. She was happy when she did get to buy the soft and fluffy purple elephant conveniently placed at the checkout and Adam was excited to pick out a dog that was supposed to be from the book Go Dog Go, which is one of his favorites! 

Watching the Rose Parade
So, here is to the start of hopefully something more regular and at least I can keep up with the life of toddler twins! That might be even more exciting! Oh the stories we will have! See, I almost forgot about the poop I had to clean out the tub just last night and the transfer of Cori to the bathtub in our bathroom with the boys and getting Shyler to run into our shower… Poor little Cori, she was so mortified that there was poop floating around the tub, she barely would get in with the boys, but she hadn't been washed yet… She finally did and enjoyed the rest of her bath with her brothers in the bog tub.  Or there is the story of Peyton who may be teething and how he woke up screaming at 1 am and wouldn't stop unless I was holding him (as mentioned above, he very much prefers his momma) and by hold, I mean cuddling with me and his blanket, teddy bear, and sippy cup while standing up and rocking. I tried to sit and he would squirm and fuss so then I would have to stand back up, finally I put him down and he screamed and then he woke up Cori, so we let him scream and Tim took his turn rocking her. Finally when she got restless in his arms we both said we give up and we let them scream together. Eventually she fell asleep (which luckily, she does pretty well even with Peyton screaming) and at some point he did too. I think the two big kids have learned to zone it out because they didn't even make a peep, but poor Tim can't sleep through the screams. I was so happy when this phase was over before, but it is always so bad when it comes back! Tonight they went right to sleep with not a peep and it has been 2 hours, already its a better night! Wish us luck!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Time flies...

Time sure does fly when you are about to have a baby and then bam... they are here!!!

6 1/2 months later here is my story!

It started as a typical ridiculously hot summer day, I met my sister-in-laws and father-in-law and dropped the kids off with them so they could go to the zoo! What fun! They asked if I wanted to go, but seeing as how it was only 9:30 and I was already unbearably hot and could not imagine walking around in the heat with my big belly I passed. Plus, I had a date with my hubby! Well, really I had to pick him up so we could go sign some life insurance paperwork. So off they went and off I went to get Tim. We finished up atound 11:30 and thought, lunch date? Yes, please!!!! Even with my huge belly I devoured my chicken nachos and enjoyed some time with my man! I dropped him off at work and contemplated what else do to with my free time. So I decided to hit up the grocery store. I went to sunflower and target and got tons of yummy looking fresh produce and some random odds and ends a nesting pregnant lady insists on buying. I have this theory that no one will go to the store for like a month so I make sure that even our deodorant and toothpaste is well stocked! I ran into the lady who normally does my ultrasound and said, "see ya soon" I have my appt in just a little while!" I had just enough time, luckily, to take it all home and get to my doctor's office. 
In all of the books you read when preparing for a baby they say to pack a bag, which I did, but i don't remember if they say pack it for your doctor's visits... For this visit, my 37 week, (technically, I was 37 1/2 weeks) my normal doctor whom I had seen at every prenatal visit was out of town, no big deal just a vacation to mexico! So I saw a new doctor, Dr. Head. I do the usual weight and heart rate checks and then wait with my pants off to see how far I am dilated... in comes my new doctor who is very nice and asks how I am doing? I say fine, I have been feeling some back pain which gets to be very very uncomfortable, but otherwise I'm just a fat pregnant lady waiting for just one more week to be induced :-)  She says, well lets just check you out and see how you are doing....
Down she goes with her hand... With a look of confusion she says, "Are you sure you're not in labor?" To which I reply, "I don't think so, I have never gone on my own, so I couldn't tell you, do I look like I am? And why do you ask???" "Well", she says, "You are 7 cm dilated and I can feel your little ones little feet kicking me!!!" Oh that's neat I think to myself and she follows with, "I've never experienced this except for with a women in labor. So, what do you think about having your baby today?" With tears in my eyes and a state of shock I say, "Um....", and think, but that wasn't my plan. She proceeds to tell me that I should go home get my stuff, get my husband, and go check into the hospital and when she is done in the office for the day she'll induce me....
"Nope, actually I want you to just go right over there right now!!!" What??? She could tell my look of confusion and concern so then she informs me that with as far as I am dilated she is afraid that my water will break and if that happens worst case little baby a's cord could prolapse, or slip out first and the baby could lose oxygen and well that would be bad. Did she just tell me that? Way to scare me! So I ask her what her experience with twins is and she says she has done tons of c-sections and has delivered many sets of twins. I was comforted enough with this information and say , well I guess I will see you in a little while. She really was a sweet doctor and very nice and I am glad to have had her if I couldn't have had my regular doctor. I'm really glad it wasn't the one guy doctor there that I don't like!!
So I go to move my car from one parking lot around to the hospital parking lot and call Tim, "Hey, honey hows about we have a baby today?" I tried to be all nonchalant about it, but really I was kinda freaking out. He sounded a bit shocked and was like, when? Ummm... right now. Finish up I say and get my bag from the house, oh and my phone charger would be good since my phone is almost dead and I'll see you in the hospital :-) 
Remember the previous fact about my almost dead phone? Yeah, so I send out a mass text to my mom, sister, mother, father and sister-in-laws, and try frantically to call my father-in-law to tell him there is a change of plans. Three tries later I call Karen, she doesn't answer, so then I call Sarah, hoping they are still together, nope, they are in separate cars on their way home. Well, please pass this message on to him and please take care of my kids, I hope they are ok and being good. See ya later!

And here I am!!!! Ready and super duper nervous to experience a c-secction but glad my husband has finally arrived! 

They got me all ready and with whatever they gave me I was cold, or I just started to shake and I was nervous so they gave me something else to relax me. They wheeled me into the operating room got me ready and just before the cut they brought in Tim. Whatever they numb you with is crazy and instantly I was numb! He got in there and I felt like all of a sudden I had a baby! I felt this huge amout of pressure, more like relief as I had a baby taken out of my tummy, It's a girl!!! Then 30 seconds later, It's a boy!!! I felt them tugging around and fixing me and sewing me up and I strained to look and see my two little bundles of joy!!! They look good and healthy, I hear and I let out a sigh of relief, and probably a tear or two! All of a sudden I have my cute little tiny baby girl being held over me and as soon as I have time to recognize what is happening I have my cute not so little baby boy added to the pile! They are real, they are here and so precious!!! We were a very happy mommy and daddy and so thankful for these precious gifts!!!

A whole pound!!!! I was guessing that he would be bigger, but a whole pound? 

We had lots of family waiting in the waiting area for us. They just knew my c-section was at 5 so they came and were so excited to get to meet two new babies! Well little did we know of how it works when you have a c-section. After they took them out, they took the babies to be looked over by the nurses. I went to a recovery room and soon Tim got to join me. After a little while I was also joined by the babies, 6 1/2 months later this part gets a little fuzzy. I think I was able to feed them at this point, which was about an hour after I had had them. Again they were whisked away this time for a bath and I was wheeled down to my real room. Unfortunately there was a lot going on in the hospital and they only had one tiny room left, but down the hall we went, past the nursery and past the parade of family who were patiently waiting and into my room! Soon the family came in and I got to chat with them for a little bit and let them take guesses at the babies names. Finally at like 8:30 Corinne was ready to come in! We introduced her to the family and let everyone know that while I was in recovery we finally decided on her name, Corinne Jo. We went through like 8 names and that was the latest one we were on and then we picked Jo after my mom, who was also named after her great grandmother Josephine. 
Everyone took a turn holding her and could not believe how tiny she was, the smallest baby by far that was born on both sides of our family at 5lb 8oz!  Next we had a fun time having people guess what the little man's name was. At they zoo they had tried to coax it out of Shyler, but they thought they were confused. When we finally told them there were a lot of mixed looks. Mostly they were like, really, Like the new Broncos quarterback? Yep, just like that! Actually we liked the name even before he was the new quarterback and we had picked the middle name even before we knew it was a boy for sure. There was much debate about his name being reversed, but in the end we agreed on Peyton John!
Now that we had finally introduced both babies I was one tired momma!! It was 9pm well past visiting hours and I could hardly keep my eyes open (partially from the drugs)!!! People started to get the hint and we got ready for our first night of not one, but two newborn feedings!! 
Lucky for us, my sister had a lot of free time so she took the big kids home and was able to watch them for the next few days while we stayed in the hospital. She was the biggest help I could have ever asked for! She had my niece with her to entertain the kids and she cooked and cleaned and spent a few weeks with us! I am glad that I did not have to experience the first month without her, my mom, tim's family and the amazing people in my ward at church! I actually felt like the first few weeks were easier with the twins than with Adam because I had so much great help!
Shyler and Adam love being a big sister and big brother! Shyler loves to hold them, especially her sister and Adam loves to be a big helper and hold his little brother! 

One big happy family!!!

Crazy kids

more to come...!!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Here I am! 
Here are the twins and me at 32weeks, but measuring 37! 
Here also are some little, or maybe well known, facts about this pregnancy:

1. I hear this a lot... "You are so tiny! I can't believe you are having twins"... Now I will admit that I am super fortunate to be so small in comparison to some women, but none the less I feel ginormous!!! But, I do admit that it is hard to believe that there are actually 2 babies inside of me!
2. I have gained 38lbs so far and even though I know I am supposed to gain 40-45, I hate to step on the scale and see the numbers going up and up!
3. In connection with the previous, I do eat food and don't feel like I have any weird cravings... mostly just aversions. I can't stand to eat corn for example. A lot of times lately I don't know what to eat and nothing sounds good. While Tim was out of town this week we had cereal for dinner, which the kids loved!!! Then the next night we had breakfast...
4. That leads me to my next one. I hate cooking dinner and making the decision of what to eat. So unless I get told what to make it ends up being what sounds the easiest to make, so we eat spaghetti and hamburgers a lot.
5. I am not a fan of this super hot summer!!! 5 days in a row with 100 degree plus days and records did not make for a happy me... but I think that pregnant or not I would be feeling like that! I do love my prenatal swim class which helps me cool off and gets me doing something active!
6. I am not a fan of heartburn!!!! I am thankful that I don't have it on a regular basis and if I did, I am sure Tim would force me to the doctor for an extra strength prescription because I would complain all the time!!!
7. It's not all bad... I love feeling the babies move inside of me! I think it's fun knowing approximately where they are and so it is neat to know if it Baby A or B. A is the girl and is down low and usually I feel kicks from her more on the inside, like on my bladder. She also gets a nerve that shoots pain down my leg, but it is always nice knowing she is there and doing well! B is the boy and is up high. He kicks my upper stomach area and my ribs. These kicks are the ones that Tim can really feel and I can notice my stomach moving around more. I'm not really a fan of getting kicked in the ribs, but again it is still nice to know he is doing well.
8. I have been told that Heavenly Father wouldn't give me more than I can handle, and I have also been told that I am a great mom and will do a great job with twins because Heavenly Father trusts me with 2 sweet spirits at once... Now, whether you believe that or not, I mostly don't believe the second theory... I do know that I am so lucky to have this opportunity and I continue to pray each and every day for the health and safety of these two little babies and for them to come not too early and that I will be able to have the mental and emotional strength to raise these little ones along with the other amazing 2 children I have been given.  I am thankful for this blessing of being able to bring a total of 4 children into this world and I hope I can do the best job possible to make my Heavenly Father proud as I raise these children. I know that not everyone has it as easy as I have had it in having these children and so I hope that I don't take them for granted and that I enjoy each and every day that I have with them!
9. Unless there are any complications I now have 6 weeks and 3 days at most until I meet these little guys! I keep wondering what they will look like. Will the boy have dark hair and eyes like Shyler or light hair and eyes like Adam??? And what about the girl? So many possibilities!!!! I also wonder if their activities and way they have been in the womb is an indication of how they will be in real life. For example, she is stubborn and will not listen to me as I plead for her to go head down. He on the other hand has always been on top of her and crowding her. Either he will demand to be the center of attention or he will be the best twin brother, always protecting her, which might be nice when the boys come around wanting to date her :-)
10. No, we don't have our names picked yet. If you ask Tim he would say yes. But I am still not sure. We have decided on about 4 different girl names and then we change our mind! Well, mostly I change it and then Tim agrees. Either way we are not planning on revealing the names until they are here!

FYI the picture on the left is me with Shyler at 36 weeks and the one on the right is with Adam at 36 weeks!!! See I am huge!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

32 weeks and counting...

Well here we are and wow how the time has gone by. We have been staying pretty busy and I have been getting super tired so usually the blog is the last thing on my mind. This week I hit the 32 week mark for my pregnancy with these twins. At the doctor I measured 37 weeks and they both weighed 4 lbs!!! Baby A which will come out first is butt down so I am hoping she decides to turn herself around soon!!! It is one for the record books for sure as we had a 5 day stretch of 100 degree days or more!!! That has been interesting trying to survive the heat, entertain the children, and not get too worn out chasing them around too. We are super sad for Colorado and all of the wildfires that are burning so big and so close to so many people. We are praying and hoping for a nice rain spell!!! 

Some of the things we have done are
.... "Babymoon" trip to San Francisco, just Tim and Amanda
.... Family trip to Estes Park for the weekend
..... Tim has traveled to WY for work a few times
....  Lots of swimming at the rec center, including me taking a prenatal swim class which I love!
.... Tim's annual memorial day bike ride/ brew tour with college buddies
.... Tim replaced a section of fence in the backyard (during previously mentioned heat wave) and painted the kids' room downstairs so they can move in this weekend :-)
.... Celebrated Tim's dad turning 60!!!
.... Mother's Day! I have the best husband how bought me a Kitchen Aid mixer!!!
.... Father's Day! He got a new grill!!!
.... Finished off the school year and preschool with Shyler
.... and growing 2 babies!!!

So the pictures I don't think uploaded in any special order, but here you go!

Adam and a little flour mishap with the kitchen aid
 Silly Girls! Posing for the camera for their last week of school!
 A month ago at 28 weeks
 Huffin' and puffin, Having a great surprise party at Dave and Buster's
 Princess Shyler after her beautiful face painting at a friends birthday party
 Watching him cut and wrap the famous Estes Park taffy 
 Our cabin, Coleman, at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park
 Chowing down on some S'mores
 Hiking away and enjoying RMNP
 Our first stop at Nymph Lake
 Stopping for the camera at a cool little waterfall 
 We loved hiking with the Haun's!
At the top of Trail Ridge Rd

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Twins and Easter!!!

Here is my growing belly!!!! 20 weeks along with the twins!!!!
I guess I never announced our exciting news via the blog, but yep we are expecting not only one baby, but two!!!!! The past two ultrasounds have shown one boy for sure swimming around like a boy squishing his little sister that is just curled up, head down so far, under him. She is the one that we weren't sure on, but both times they were pretty positive it was a girl. We are excited for this new adventure and aren't quite sure what to expect, but I'm sure we will get through it and enjoy all of the fun they bring into our lives!
This picture was a few weeks ago, but our due date is Aug 19, which means probably at the beginning of the month the way twins go. The pregnancy has been ok so far, just your typical stuff just a little magnified, at least for what I'm used to. Now I'm past the sickness and onto the big belly that gets full really easily and the start of heartburn! The kids are really excited and even love giving the babies hugs and kisses. Shyler has named them Francesco and Franceski.... but it was pinky for a little while... Don't worry those aren't their real names and we will probably be stinkers and not tell until the birth because we are even having a hard time agreeing as it is :-)

Another beautiful spring day that we got to spend at the zoo before our pass expired! Shyler loved meeting up with her friends from preschool too!

Shyler got a special day with daddy, he was in heaven at the Denver Auto Show and Shyler had fun being a cute little model. They really enjoyed the mustangs too!

How does this happen? I don't even know how but, yes I did get peed on... Adam was behind me after his bath and then I was wet! Silly boy!

Shyler was enjoying a nice spring day with her new bike she got for her birthday!

We had a great time celebrating the Easter season. For Family Home Evening we did a cool idea I found on Pinterest. We used marshmallows to represent the body of Christ, butter, cinnamon and sugar to represent the anointing oils and spices, and then a crescent roll for the linens they wrapped His body in before His body was put into the tomb. After He was risen we took the finished product out of the oven and the marshmallows were gone just like Christ's body was when he was resurrected. It was a great visual and a very yummy treat, although Adam was very concerned where Jesus had gone.

We did an egg hunt the city hosted with cousin Kimberly, one at grandma and grandpa's with all of the cousins, then one at home with cousin Tyler. It was lots of fun!!! Good think we were smart and just re-used the eggs each time! Adam did a great job and Shyler of course was really good!

Happy Easter!!!

What a silly silly boy!!! He's missing his armbands though that he usually insists on wearing. That would have completed the picture. But just an FYI he insisted on the shorts being up like that.

Last Saturday he decided he didn't need to take a nap, so we get the infamous toddler falling asleep at the dinner table. We haven't had that in a while and it was very entertaining. Too bad there wasn't something like a bowl of soup for him to crash into, that would have been hilarious!!! And then of course after his head nods he got a second wind and was running around like crazy!!! Then he didn't even sleep in! Lucky for me I got a 3 1/2 hour nap out of both of them on Monday!!! During which time I should have slept, but instead read the 3rd book in the Hunger Games series. It was interesting and it really made me want to find out was happened, but I just didn't like all of the violence.

Besides spring cleaning and celebrating my mom's birthday that's about all we've been up to!