Sunday, March 28, 2010

ReXbUrG tRiP~

So we decided last min. to go to Rexburg to visit some old friends~ It was so much fun. We had a blast and it was just like old times. We miss it there, but we do love our life here in Provo too. It is always good to come home.
On the way home we stopped by Almas brothers house for a family gathering. It was so fun to see everyone. It was a great weekend!

Here is Kaitlyn wearing her cousins sunglasses:

Bates Family!

Would you try it in a Crate, with a Kate?

1st time eating at Five Guys! SOOOOO YuMmY!
(us with the Wilsons)

Our friends Tom and Jessie Roberts and Nick and Brandon!
Awesome friends!

Kaitlyn and Dulany
(Tom and Jessies cutie pie!)

Dulany and Everett~
(Nicki and Todds handsome boy!)

Lots of driving! She did pretty well~

It was such a great weekend! Thank you so much Todd and Nicki for letting us crash on you and stay with you! it was so awesome!

Friday, March 26, 2010

What does a ____ say?

**Video At the Bottom**
Here is Kaitlyn, all ready for bed! Almost 16 months old! She is growing up so fast.

You know you have a big girl when she sucks her own nose.

"Let me show you how this really feels Mom! Revenge time!"
(I love her face in the picture above)
I love how much she knows. She is so cute and keeps us laughing!
Here she is showing off her knowledge of what animals she knows... She was kind of shy on camera, usually she does Puppy really well!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dr. Suess Party

Our ward had a Dr. Suess party and we had so much fun dressing up. Alma had a Wocket in his pocket, I had a Noothgrush on my toothbrush and Kaitlyn was the Zlock behind the Clock. It was so much fun to dress up and get ready for our party. Here are a couple pictures of us being silly.
(I put a cup in my hair and made it really tall. I am not sure that Kaitlyn liked it, she wasn't very fond of me the whole evening. I guess it was a little scary for her)

We made shirts and the clock around her clock and my Noothgrush on my toothbrush. Alma made a Wocket that looked pretty cool.

Daddys crazy hair

Family Shot!

You can kind of see in this picture that we put gel in Kates hair. Kind of fun!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My buddy, my buddy, Where ever I go, she goes with me!

Well, I am the kind of mom who doesn't let any toys in Kaitlyns bed. I just never thought she needed it, the crib is a place for sleeping not playing... is what I thought.

I have seen a few pictures on friends blogs or on facebook where their kid has toys in their crib and I have always wanted to do it, I was always just too afraid that she wouldnt fall asleep.

You see, if you know my daughter, she is the kind of kid who can't sleep in public, if there are people or toys around she can't fall asleep cuz she might miss something. I was always too afraid to try putting something in her crib. I thought she would just play and miss that window when she would fall asleep.
She is great about nap time. When she is tired, I can tell by her manners, (rubbing eyes) and I ask her, "Do you wanna go to Nigh' Night?" and then I would say pretty much everytime, she runs to her crib and points to it, I lay her down, cover her with a blanket and she falls asleep. I don't hear one peep from her again. It works great!

So I have wanted to add toys to her crib, to cuddle with. I actually tried putting her baby in there once and she threw a fit. I think she was jealous or something. So, I just never had the insentive to try to put anything in there with her. What we were doing, was working GREAT. I was too comfortable with the way things worked to try something else.

Then today, she was acting tired, ready for her nap, and I asked her if she wanted to go Nigh' Night? She picked up her baby and ran to her crib. So I thought, "hmmm... maybe I would give it a try." I tucked her in her blanket along with her baby next to her. Then I left.

I heard her talking and giggling, like they were having girl chat, maybe talking and laughing about "how funny mom is to actually think that they were ever going to go to sleep."

I kept thinking, "She is never going to sleep with that baby in there. She probably thinks it is a party! But I held myself back from going in and taking it away. I heard her every now and again, laughing and things, which usually doesnt happen but occasionally, and then it was quiet.

Later, when I knew she was asleep I peeked in at her and found her cuddling so softly and sweetly with her baby, who, to me looks like her twin. Both Bald with beautiful eyes. It was such a cute, yet different sight to see her sleeping.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The simple things....

It is amazing to me how the most simple things in life can make you happy. I am so grateful for my husband and my daughter. I love this little family that I have, and nothing makes my heart melt more then seeing us spend time together.
It truly is the simple things in life that make you happy...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Craft and cooking

My ward is so much fun! We do play groups and crafts, and since the weather has been nicer... just playing outside and enjoying the playground! I am really enjoying this area. I am excited to go to the next stage of life, but I am really enjoying this time here in Provo. Yesterday, a girl in our ward taught us how to make crayon holders. I had seen one once before that my sister, Kenna made, and I have been wanting to make one. Super cute and easy.My stiching didn't turn out the best, but I really liked the colors that I used!
Here it is all rolled up!
Opened up (sorry I turned it the right way but for some reason when i put it on here it posted sideways...) But each pocket is for a crayon.

All laid out flat

Kaitlyn loves my clothes. She is always playing in our closet, pulling everything out. Alma helped her put this on. She kind of looked like a little Yoda, or like she was wearing a graduation gown.

Too cute

And, I made a dinner with all the stuff in my fridge. Saucy chicken and broccoli casserole and Zest sauce Asparagus with tukey bacon wrapped water chesnuts in BBQ sauce and tomatos for my casserole. Wasn't sure if Alma wanted them in it so that is why they are on the side. Cooking is fun!