Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Action Jaxon

Jaxon will only eat when he can feed himself! (If you think this is bad, you should see him eat chocolate pudding (his favorite!)).

He LOVES, LOVES, LOVES his flip flops. First thing every morning, he brings me his "soos".

He loves driving and making car sounds! He gets that from his dad.

He has recently taken a liking to slides.

He smiled when he was at the know the look...this is really scary until it is over look and then they want to go AGAIN!
He wanted to go again! He won't hold your hand because he HAS to walk by himself.

Because mom has the camera VERY frequently (hey, there are a lot of scrapable moments!), he has finally learned to say, "CHEESE!" We love our Jax!

Monday, July 28, 2008

This is Maycie with one of her best friends, Tayson. They were pretty cute at the water park. Never left each other's side.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

She said YES!

Conrad asked me to marry him five years ago. Wow, time flies when you are in love...I know, enough with the mushy stuff. Let me bore you with our engagement story. Conrad invited me up to his house for dinner. He was cooking (he is surprisingly an excellent cook). Well, except this meal. It was two shades away from being black. Sweet none the less. He was acting kind of rushed. I thought maybe it was because we both had to get up early for work the next day and I still had to drive an hour home. He then proceeded to ask me if I wanted to go for a four-wheeler ride. Heck ya! An excuse to wrap my arms around his sexy stomach. We hop on and head down his street. We get about two blocks and the four-wheeler just stops. DEAD! Con reaches in his pocket...hey, he is more romantic than that...he was reaching for his cell phone to call his mom to come get us. He was very agitated, which was making me frustrated and wanting to call it an early night. His mom comes and tows us home. Funny, huh!? He then asks me if I want to go for a ride. At this point, I was irritated at his pushiness and frustration because I thought he was trying too hard to get me to make out with him! He knew it didn't take that much effort. Sshh! Don't tell my mom! Well, we hop in his Jeep and he turns down this road, which started to look vaguely familiar. It takes you to a place that overlooks the city of Soda. He had taken me to this place almost exactly four years earlier to the day where we shared our first kiss. SIGH! We watched the sunset and then he kissed me. Fast forward back to time. We nearly missed the sunset this night because of a burnt dinner and DEAD 4-wheeler, but as the sun was going down, he took me by the hand and.......well you know....the mushy stuff. It was an unforgettable night that I will cherish forever. We were then married in November. We were both so excited to tell people we were engaged and most of the comments were, "It's about time!" We dated for 4 1/2 years and have now been married for almost 5. Looking back at the last 5 years, I would definitely say YES again!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 keeps going, and going, and going...

Today Maycie comes up to me all with her head hung low and a little whimper coming from her mouth. She is carrying a coloring paper and a pencil. We are trying really hard to teach her that we can't tell what she needs when she doesn't use her words...simple to some...but we are working on it.

Me: "What's the matter Maycie?"
Maycie: "My paper is broken. Daddy fix it?" (It had a little tear in it)
Me: "No sweet heart, daddy can't fix it, but we can get you a new piece of paper."
Maycie: " No, mommy it needs more batteries!"
To our 3 year old, batteries fix everything. I wish that were true. Too bad I couldn't put a few AA Energizer batteries (you know the ones that supposedly last forever) in the back of my check book and have it zap a few extra numbers in there! =)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Drop of DEATH!

I am a 20+ year old, and in control of my bodily functions. I laugh at those who use the term "peed my pants." Well, ladies and gentleman, I did just that. I thought it would be fun to re-live my fun, spunky, daring, thrill-seeking days, so I talked Con into going on this ride with me at Roaring Springs. We got to the top...I was changing my mind, but had to PROVE that I was daring enough. We get in the boat. They push you off the ledge and it is a straight drop to the bottom, and then a steep incline on the other side. Well, I don't consider Con and I small people...the life guard had a hard time pushing us off. And then, she succeeded....oh my holy bucket of pearls...! My stomach reached the back of my throat. And as I mentioned before...I WET MYSELF!
Waving my last goodbye to my kids! (You can't tell, but my pants are DRY here)
My pants are now wet!
My brother and sister-in-law decided to dare it as well...after watching us and realizing we survived!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jaxon 1....Conrad zero

Jaxon has the first official tally mark on who beat up who. Con was messing around with him and Jaxon poked him in the eye...or so we thought. His eye got all red and kept watering. It looked really painful. His boss at work MADE him go to the urgent care to get it looked at.* Sure enough...a large scratch! Conrad is currently holding the urgent care doctor on a pedestal for the drops he gave him.

*Time out: this happened the other day. We both figured if he went in, we would pay $20 for a copay to have them tell us..."Dude, it's your eye...what can we do?" So, we hesitated to go get it looked at.

Monday, July 14, 2008

...and she lived happily ever after!

A few posts back, I asked for some advice on a birthday party. While we were home for the 4th, we had a beach/princess party for her with family. We also had a pizza party when we came home with Maycie's close friends. Here is the result.

These were my invites I sent out. I used Adobe to create them and then sent them to Costco to be printed off as a 4x6.I made my own Disney Princess bingo cards. I Googled Free Disney Princess clipart.For my prizes, I went to the dollar store. I made this Princess chest from a shoe box. It held the bingo prizes. When the kids were playing Bingo, I had old carpet/fabric samples and we used them as Jasmine's magic carpets.
I had some scrapbook gems, so I glued them onto the silverware.
I bought the glass slippers from a party store. The kids really enjoyed dipping the veggies into Cinderella's glass slipper!
I went to Burger King and asked them for 20 crowns. I wanted to use them for birthday hats. They gave them to me for free, no questions asked. I used gold paper and made a circle to cover the BK logo. I put each child's initials to tell the crowns apart.My mother-in-law bought this outfit for Maycie for her birthday. She gave it to her before her party so she could wear it. She was a beautiful princess for her royal birthday celebration.
She was beyond SPOILED! You can also tell by the background that we did her party/BBQ on the beach at Bear Lake. It was super fun! We just grilled hot dogs.

Of course a Disney princess party has to have a Disney princess birthday cake! We served pink strawberry ice cream with it. We also served pink "princess punch". I bought the Disney princess plastic table cloth from Target and was able to find a 245 piece Disney princess paper dinnerware.

Overall, it was an absolute blast for all who attended. I had so much fun planning it and it turned out to be relatively cheap. She may not remember much, but it was still worth it. I can't wait to plan her 4 year birthday party!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My hunk-a-burnin'-love

I've been tagged!

This time it's about the husbands...

1. What is his name? Conrad Ivan Anderson...aka...Lover Boy!
2. Who eats more? Me (not proud of it)
3. Who said "I love you" first? Sadly, don't remember.
4. Who is taller? You mean who is shorter...we wouldn't classify us as being tall...I am shorter by about 4".
5. Who is smarter? Con
6. Who is more sensitive? tough one
7. Who does the laundry? Me...lucky boy...he doesn't even know how the washer and dryer work!
8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you're looking at the bed, I do...if you are in the bed...he does.
9. Who pays the bills? He makes the moolah...I pay the bills!
10. Who cooks more? hands down me
11. What meals do you cook together? We avoid this area (he doesn't like how I cook and vice versa)
12. Who is more stubborn? Both
13. Who is the first to admit they're wrong? Neither, we're stubborn remember!
14. Who has more siblings? Conrad, 5 sisters...myself, 2 sisters, 1 brother
15. Who wears the pants in the relationship? He does...I just tell him which pair to wear! =)
16. What do you like to do together? bike ride, bath...sshh don't tell, camp, ski/snowboard, and dream of what life might be like someday outside our 4 cornered, square apartment.
17. Who eats more sweets? Me, myself and I
18. His guilty pleasures? ME!!!!!!!!
19. How did you meet? Youth Conference...BIONIC '99.
20. Who asked who out first? He did, but I much anticipated it!
21. Who proposed? Conrad (see #22)
22. Who kissed who first? He did...we were on a hill behind his house that overlooks the city of Soda. We were watching the sunset! ROMANTIC..huh! What a sweetie. And, to add to that, almost exactly 4 years to the day, he proposed at the same spot while watching the sunset again! sweet SIGH!
23. His best features? Pecks, butt, and hands (I love them, weird I know). He is quite the eye candy, those are just my FAVORITES!
24. His greatest quality? I have to just pick one...huh...HARD WORKER!
25. Tag: Michelle, Amber, Ashley D., Jaimee, and Jen

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A "get away" during our get away!

For the 4th, we traveled to Bear Lake. We stayed there at my family's cabin for the weekend. We had a family birthday party for Maycie while we were there at the lake (pictures to come shortly). I got over my cold and enjoyed the sun. No sunburns....just tan lines!

Con had the whole week after the 4th off, so we decided to fly by the seat of our pants and do whatever we wanted. So, we stayed in Soda with his family for a few days. He went fishing with his grandpa and dad, and also golfed with his brother-in-law. Good times!

On Tuesday, we woke up with sick kids. YEAH! That seems to happen to us EVERY time we go home. No exaggerating! Even though we had sick kids, my mother-in-law begged to watch them while Con and I went on a date. Well...that turned into an over night date. Con surprised me with a room at the Black Swan Inn in Pocatello. I knew we were staying there, I just didn't know what room. I opened the door and found this...........
....Tropical Paradise! My favorite was the waterfall that came through the rocks next to the heart shaped tub. Thanks babe! I LOVE you!

I had a really hard time leaving my kids, especially knowing they were sick, but it was SO worth it!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Beach, Sun, Relaxation....and a COLD!

Yep, we are off to Bear Lake once again for the holiday weekend. Not only am I taking sunscreen, beach towels, swim suits, water toys and tanning lotion (for myself), but I am taking cold medicine, cough drops, and a box of tissues. That's right. I have a cold in 95 degree weather...BITES! These last few weeks have been so busy I feel like I have been running everywhere with a schedule so tight there is no room to poop unless I schedule it in! I must not have been running fast enough because the COLD caught me.

We hope you enjoy your holiday weekend. I always gripe about gas prices, taxes, politics, etc. But, really, we are really lucky to live in a place where we are FREE! Well, it does cost us quite a bit, but you know what I mean!