A Day In the Life of Me

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The green green grass

Oh, and that adorable little boy sitting in it! I took Miles out in our back yard to take some 6 month pictures of him (crazy that he's already 6 months!) and he was enthralled with the grass.  He would NOT smile at me and when he'd look at me, it was usually with an expression like he was saying, "can't you see I'm a little busy figuring out this green stuff, Mom???" 
He is starting to sit up more on his own.  We keep practicing anyway.
Usually he ends up looking like this next picture after not too long.
The poor guy is squishing his little buddha belly. Hehe.  He was mad at me when I made him come back inside.  I can see he's going to fit right in with his big bro and sis in no time playing outside all the time.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Great Giveaways!

Mother's Day 2008 - Giveaway Event
So, my friend, Steffani called me tonight to let me know about this site that is doing some great giveaways! One of them is a free printer... how cool!  I think it's been 2 1/2 years or so since I've actually owned and used a workable printer.  I would love to win this!  And if I don't win, I'd love for YOU to win it, so go enter!  You just need to go here: http://www.5minutesformom.com/3329/mothersday2008/ and do what they say. Good luck!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Birthday, Babe!

Today is my hubby's 30th birthday.  As the day closes on the end, I couldn't have asked for things to go better.  I have been planning in my head for over a month a surprise party for Jay tonight.  

Amazingly enough, I was convincing in my lies of going to work and him having to be home with the kiddos the night of his birthday.  Not to mention many many deceptions I told him to be able to get ready for it. Going shoe shopping with my mom (AKA buying decorations for the party), being the new church building coordinator (AKA I didn't take out the paper for the rules for reserving the church out of the diaper bag before he could find them), telling him the kids must've gotten into the postage stamps and used them as stickers when he found the empty stamps backing left on the computer desk (AKA I am not very good about cleaning up after myself... apparently especially when I send out b-day invitations) are the first ones that come to mind.  It was all worth it when Jay walked into the gym and the lights magically (wink) turned on and his loved ones yelled "SURPRISE" and he looked scared then happier than I think I've seen him since our wedding day once the reality set in.  Thanks to my BIL, Dave, we got it all on video.  

Anyway, it was just a great party and I didn't plan any games and didn't even have any music on.  Everyone just sat and chatted and Jay's siblings and mom put together a little bit of a scrapbook of pictures of Jay growing up and wrote to him.  I think what made it the best is that Jay thought he'd have to be home with the kids while I worked until midnight tonight and was really bummed about it, but had come to terms with it and had made "plans" to hang out with one of his brothers right after he helped my dad move a piano at the church.  Best time he's ever had moving a piano! Hehe.  

So, happy birthday, Jay! You are my favorite person in the world and I love you more than anything.  You are the greatest father I could ask for to our children and the most loving and unselfish husband.  I love you!

PS. I'll post pictures of the awesomeness of a cake that my bestest sister ever made and various other ones at a later date.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Hyrum just loves his halloween costume and puts it on on a regular basis.  Today he and Maddy were watching "A Bee Movie" and I walked in to check on them and I found Hyrum like that, asleep. I had to grab the camera!  He totally cracks me up! I have no idea how he can sleep like that or be comfortable enough to even fall asleep, but there you have it.  Maybe if he would sleep past 7:00 in the morning he wouldn't get so tired. LOL!  Here are some pics of the other two... just because I had the camera out and Maddy wanted her turn in front of the camera (even though she never cooperates when I actually am taking pictures of her) and Miles is just too cute not to take pictures of! He is rolling over all the time now from his back to his tummy... then he gets frustrated and tired of holding his head up.  I definitely do not want him to crawl anytime soon yet though! 



Can you believe that Miles is almost 6 months old?! When did that happen? He looks so old to me in that picture.

Saturday, April 05, 2008


Amber Wolf (www.jawolffamily.blogspot.com) tagged me forever ago and I'm just getting around to doing it on my blog.
A- Attached or single: Definitely attached.
B- Best Friend: My hubby, Jay.
C- Cake or pie: Cake! YUM!
D- Day of choice: Saturday... Jay is home and no obligations, usually.
E- Essential item: Chocolate and Dr Pepper!
F- Favorite color: Pink.
G- Gummy bears or worms: Bears, but I probably wouldn't turn down either.
H- Hometown: Orem, UT
I- Indulgences: I have a major sweet tooth that I don't keep under control very well, so I guess that could be an indulgence.
J- January or July: July... as long as there is AC.
K- Kids: 3- Hyrum (5), Maddy (3), Miles (5 months)
L- Life is not complete without: Family.
M- Marriage date: March 29, 2002 (6 years!)
N- Number of siblings: 3- Kara, Jake, and Ty
O- Oranges or apples: Apples, I don't like peeling oranges.
P- Phobias or fears: Being completely alone.
Q- Quotes: All that I am or ever hope to be I owe to my angel mother. -Abraham Lincoln
R- Reason to smile: The pure laughter of children!
S- Season: SPRING!
T- Tag three friends: Jay, Kara, Tammy.
U- Unknown fact about me: I sing off-key unless there is someone singing with me.  I sing to the radio anyway!
V- Very favorite store: Archiver's!
W- Worst habit: Grinding my teeth at night when I'm stressed and emotional eating.
X- X-ray or Ultrasound: Seeing as I've only had ultrasounds, I'll go with that one.
Y- Your favorite food: Oh, there is no way I could pick just one... anything I don't have to cook myself?
Z- Zodiac: Leo

For Sale?

My nephew, Maxton, who is 4 1/2 called me on the phone today and timidly asked if I would buy him.  After much laughter and realizing he was serious I told him I didn't have enough money to buy him.  He seemed quite disappointed.  My guess is that he was mad at mom and dad for something or another (you know how 4 year olds can be) and wanted out of the deal.  Kids can be so silly!