Friday, November 21, 2008

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

I pulled out a shirt in Maycie's closet that she has never worn. It is pink with white polka dots on it. I got her dressed....rather...helped her get dressed and went on my mommy way. A few minutes later she comes to me all excited and doing her happy dance. If you have never seen the happy dance...I am so sorry. Maybe I'll video it and post it sometime.

After the finale of the happy dance, she exclaims, "Mommy, my shirt has Dippin' Dots on it!"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....

I have been tagged. Name the top 10 reasons you love your child. I will say children...I would hate for one of them to think I have a favorite. This tag has come at a perfect time. A week after my 4 days away from them...and a new appreciation of being a mother and realizing that my "what I thought was a boring monotonous life" was actually a quite rewarding one. Here it goes:

1- I LOVE making chocolate milk! "Mom, I need chocolate milk!" ,"Mom, I need chocolate milk!", "Mom, I need chocolate milk!", "Mom, I need chocolate milk!", "Mom, I need chocolate milk!" get the idea right...but now...we have a change of pace...."Mom, I need STRAWBERRY milk!"

2- I LOVE picking up toys. I think kids do it on purpose. They wait until you put them away, thinking that it is a game, just to start over again.

3- I LOVE the comforting, reaffirming words of my 3 1/2 year old princess. "Oh, mommy, you are a beautiful princess!" Who could have low self esteem after that!

4-I LOVE the giggles of Maycie and Jaxon playing together...5...4...3...2...1...SCREAM....CRYING!!!! It always ends up that way; Jaxon is usually the winner!

5- I LOVE the anticipation each of them get knowing it is getting closer for daddy to come home and then having them run up to him and give him hugs and kisses. Hey, hello, it's me over here, your know the one who makes you breakfast, lunch, dinner, and CHOCOLATE MILK, cleans your clothes, plays play dough, builds "towers" and forts...but who cares about her, right....DADDYS HOME!!!!

6- I LOVE that Jaxon is learning to talk and hearing the funny cute words he tries to say...and having Miss Priss and Proper correct him...I was talking about Maycie people! =)

7- I LOVE 8:30 pm. BEDTIME! Not because I am excited it is time for them to go to bed...well, actually, yeah I am! I love hearing Maycie say her prayers and reiterate EVERY night how much she loves her Nanny and Papa...forget MOM and DAD! (am I starting to sound bitter).

8- I LOVE 8:30 am; having two little whispers and giggles, and then the snuggles I get during Dora the Explorer and Little Einsteins.

9- I LOVE Maycie's imagination and how our living room becomes a swamp with alligators and we can only step on the pillows or else the alligators will bite our toes off. Or, how the laundry basket becomes the babies bed and our end table becomes Maycie's daddy's...where she does her homework.

10- I LOVE Maycie and Jaxon for making me a mother and although I fall short in MANY areas, they still claim me as there "mommy!"

I tag: Audrie, Chelsie, Angie F., Nicole Smart, and Victoria

Friday, November 14, 2008

Play date

As I am going about my day, doing my daily chores I am not listening, but overhearing Maycie chatting on her princess cell phone. All of sudden I hear her right next to me.

Maycie: "Hold on, I will ask her....Mom, can I go to Wilber's house?"
Mom: "Wilber? Who's Wilber?"
Maycie: "Wilber Meet the Robinson." (she thinks his middle name is "meet the")
Mom: "I don't think so, not today" as I laugh under my breath.
Maycie: in all seriousness, "Mom, his mommy said I can."

I decided to play along:

Mom: "Sure, how are you going to get there."
Maycie: "He will come get me in his magic ship."
Mom: " Okay, make sure you put your seat belt on for safety."
Maycie leaves, laughing, smiling and doing her happy dance..."Yes, Wilber, she said yes. Do you want to play................"

And she left.........I wonder how her play date went!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Worth it!

Grandma wanted to take the kids for the weekend so we could celebrate our anniversary:

Dinner at Texas Roadhouse without asking for booster seats: Worth it!

Going to a movie and being able to watch the WHOLE movie: Worth it!

Not having to be home by 8:30 for bedtime: Worth it!

Not having to carry sippy cups of chocolate milk: Worth it!

Being able to get ready in 20 minutes: Worth it!

No fruit snacks, goldfish, raisins, mini mallows, or string cheese in purse: Worth it!

No, "Mommy, I need...........!" Worth it!

Sleeping in: Worth it!

Attending ALL of church: Worth it!

Cleaning the house and having it REMAIN clean: Worth it!


Not seeing them for four days and having them run up to you with arms open wide and giant smiles across there faces as they leap into your arms and embrace your neck: WORTH IT!!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I wouldn't change a thing!

With tiny tears that glistened,
my eyes were fixed on you,
and thinking of the life we'd share,
we softly said, "I do."
Our hearts were knit together,
from the time that we first met,
and memories were gathered,
that we will never forget.
While daily living life with you,
you saw the real me,
and still chose acceptance,
a lifelong mystery.
With many happy days gone by,
and others when we cried.
Some days we'd share so endlessly,
while other days we'd hide.
With all the ups and downs we've had,
in learning to be friends,
I know in this heart of mine,
I'd marry you again!
Author unknown


Soda Springs' Homecoming Junior year (we went to different high schools)...and...YES....we were high school sweet hearts!

In front of my family's cabin on Bear Lake.

Soda Springs' Senior Prom

Skiing at Beaver Mountain up Logan, UT canyon.

The night he proposed...July 18, 2003

Married in the Logan Temple on Nov. 7, 2003


Con surprised me with a cruise for our honeymoon.

Snorkeling off of Catalina Island Coast on one of our shore excursions!

Raise your glasses for a toast: to more great and wonderful years to come!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Child, are you deaf?

If you were a fly on our wall the other day:

"Jaxon, don't tease Maycie."
"Jaxon, put those down, those are mommy's."
"Jaxon, NO!"
"Jaxon, stop it!"
"Jaxon, let go of Maycie's hair."
"Jaxon get out of toilet."
"Jaxon quit playing in the garbage."
...."quit jumping on the couch...sit nice...put that back...EAT...EAT some made a mess...don't put that in your mouth...spit that out......"


Child, are you deaf?

Fast forward a couple hours....

...Conrad: "Mandie, what's in Jaxon's ear?"

Um, yeah, he had broke off a q-tip in his ear. No worries, tweezers worked the magic.

Well, that explains THAT day.......

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Help! Attack of the washing machine

I am horrible at checking pockets before I put them in the wash. And, I have done it again (but, for the sake of this post, we are going to blame it on the washing machine). One of Con's favorite pair of slacks he wears to work came OUT of the wash with a stain...notice how I didn't say went IN TO the wash with a stain! I have tried using "shout". Nope!

HELP! For the sake of my marriage!!!! =) Any suggestions or magic potions I might try???!!!