Monday, June 30, 2008

The "BIG" yellow slide

Sorry about the clip. You will have to tilt your head, taco style to watch it. It also gets bumpy because I was trying to get closer while holding Jaxon.
Maycie's new favorite attraction at Roaring Springs is the big yellow slide. She wanted to go on it, and there was no height limit, so I grabbed two mats and headed up with her. I knew we would get up there and turn around (which I was alright with). Well, that isn't what happened. She layed down on her mat, I layed next to her and the life guard sent us off. First, I peed my pants. Second, I started screaming and praying that I wouldn't die. And third, I knew Maycie would hate it and so I screamed, "hang on tight". We get to the bottom and I look over and smiles are gleaming from my 3 year old. I am twenty something and was terrified, but she thought it was absolutely fun. She said she wanted to go again, so I made Con go with her!Jaxon just enjoys watching. Chicken! He HATES the water and he screams because he is hot and miserable. Well, boy, figure it out! He is S...L...O...W...L...Y...warming up to it. Maybe by the end of the season he will get his whole foot wet!

Friday, June 27, 2008

I've been tagged!

3 Joys:

1. Swedish Fish
2. Happy Kids
3. Un-interrupted sleep! =)

1. Running out of Swedish Fish
2. Jaws
3. Groceries or gas in the car...Hhmm...that fear is reality!

3 Goals:
1. Cut down on Swedish Fish
2. Con's much anticipated graduation date...DEC '08...can I get a whoo whoo!
3. Lose surprise there.

3 Obsessions/collections:
1. Swedish Fish
2. Digital Scrapbooking/Photography
3. I collect Disney movies

3 Random facts about me:
1. I hate wearing socks
2. I love popping pimples...oh quit, you know you like it too!
3. I never buy anything clothing for myself or kids that isn't on CLEARANCE!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Camping at Horsethief Reservoir

This last weekend we went camping with our friends, Brandon and Maria Rex. It was way fun and beautiful scenery. It was up just past Cascade. On our way up, there was a motorcycle accident and they called in two life flights, so we were stopped for over an hour. Everyone just turned their cars off and walked around. All well! We heard the two people on the motor cycle died, but not for sure. SAD!
Conrad enjoyed the fishing. Maycie enjoyed wading in the water until we discovered little leeches on her leg. YUCK! Both kids were driving us crazy with their whining, etc., so after dinner, we turned on Con's truck, strapped them in their seats and let/made them watch a movie. Overall, it was a great weekend and we can't wait to go camping again.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Tuckered Out!

The other day, Jaxon fell asleep like this. It was really funny to watch him sway back and forth and try to keep his head from not bobbing. It killed me not to go pick him and cuddle him to sleep, but I was having more fun laughing. I have been taking my kids to the free youth lunch at the park. They serve free lunch to any child 18 or younger from 11:30-12:30, Monday through Friday. It is beyond great. I take them at 11, let them play for 30 minutes, then we have our picnic and then when I get home, time for bed. And the park is only a few blocks away. Anyways, Jaxon played a little hard this day...went to bed late, woke up early kind of thing! So, he was tired. You'd have to be to fall asleep sitting straight up.
***On a side note: He never would/wanted a bottle until he quit nursing at 11 months. And know where I am going with this...he won't give it up. He is now 16 months, and I want him OFF...any suggestions!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Eeww Gross!

String Cheese Boogers!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I am doing the laundary (I know....can you believe it), and I can't find Maycie. Our apartment is only so big, with very few places to hide. Suddenly, I hear Jaxon chuckle, "CiCi". He found her.

I bet right now he is thinking, "If I close her in here, she won't be able to get me!"

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The "Queen" needs help!

The Queen is throwing the princess a birthday party. Any comments regarding games, activities, decorations, etc., will be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The never-ending land of BOOKS!

We joined the Boise Library's Summer Reading program. If Maycie (and Jaxon) reads so many minutes, hours, etc., she/he gets prizes from different sponsors (ex: Boise Hawks ticket (baseball)). I have never really been one that reads. I am not saying I don't enjoy a good just isn't something I do on a regular basis. But right now, I would give anything to read something that has more than two sentences per page and has zero illustrations. Let's just say, I am tired of reading the same books...Dr. Suess, Mrs. Wishy Washy, Seven Scary Monsters, Going for a Walk in Tiger Wood, No Honey for Whinnie the Pooh...enough said...even typing the titles makes my body cringe!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Where's Waldo?

I took Maycie to the library for Storytime. Usually when I do this, we go a few minutes early to find some books to check out. We were walking around looking for some books for Maycie and I spotted Where's Waldo. I remember it was one of my favorite books growing up. So, I thought what the heck, Mandie, get it...for you! So, I did! And shockingly, Maycie and I fight for it. Good times!

Friday, June 6, 2008

No boys allowed!

Our Princess Tea Party!


Shut up! I don't fit in the tent

Jaxon really wanted to join us. But, rules are rules!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Proud of my man!

Con received a letter in the mail from the Dean of the College of Business and Economics. It congratulated him on his academic performance for the Spring 2008 semester. He was added to the Dean's list of the College of Business and Economics. Only those students who earn at least a 3.5 or higher semester GPA are awarded this honor.

To some, it may seem simple to receive a 3.5 or higher. Try doing it when taking an 18 credit semester...on top of working 40+ hours a week, being a superb dad and husband. Let's not forget church obligations either (ward finance clerk).

We are so PROUD of our Daddy!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Just Kidding!

Earlier I had mentioned that I had zero pictures of our trip home for Memorial. My sister caught wind of that and sent me some she took.
The first night we stayed at Audrie's. My sisters and I sent our husbands out to rent a movie for the "grown ups" (secretly hoping for a chick flick...yeah right! They actually did...27 Dresses!). We let the kids watch Enchanted down in the living before it was time for bed. They wanted a popcorn party. No big deal. Right? Wrong! We got chit chat'n and became completely oblivious to what our children were doing. Let's just say popcorn tornado.One of the funnest things to do at Bear Lake (besides swimming) is riding a 4-wheeler along the beach. You can't tell, but Jaxon is screaming . He wasn't such a fan at first!Playing Animal Dominoes with Grandma Reeder inside the cabin because it was RAINING!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June Recipe Swap

I have another recipe swap/game night tonight. Just thought I'd share!

Monday, June 2, 2008

100 pennies, 20 nickels, 10 dimes, 4 quarters, $1

I am not an avid dollar store shopper. I am a firm believer that the items in the stores are $1 for a reason, and most of the items in the store aren't worth even that. However, I, like many others, often shop there looking for random items. You know when you think of an item and you just know the dollar store will have it. Well, that was the case for me. I am now the Sunbeam teacher in my ward and I wanted to make a paper bag puppet. I KNEW the dollar store would have a package of them...well...for only $1. Wrong! But, I did find these swimming suits. And guess how much they cost....duh...$1. I know they may not be the best quality (you get what you pay for), but, children have a tendency to ruin, tear, dirty, and stain. Thus, the reason for the $1 swimsuits. I hope I get my moneys worth!P.S. I found them at the Dollar Tree on Milwaukee. They range from sizes 6m-24m. I got Jax the 6m shorts and they are a little big. I got Maycie the 24m, it fits her just right.