Monday, January 31, 2011

Walks and Snowmans

Utah weather is wacky. One day it can be totally nice and the next day it's a blizzard. Go figure. My toddler needs constant entertainment... in snow or nice weather. She is quite the handful. Last Monday went on a nice walk to the park and Tuesday we built a snowman. Mother nature tricked me.. I thought spring was near, I was wrong.. bummer! :(

Playing at Bear Park. Jess is our fearless leader in making sure we have lots of activities planned.

Hankers all bundled up.

Whit collecting the chicken eggs with her wheelbarrow. We had 10!! (We hadn't collected them for a couple of days.)

Our little family minus Hank. He was sleeping peacefully in his crib. Yes, Whitney is wearing a dress.. a "princess dress" she calls it AND yes, she is wearing pajama bottoms under her dress with some sweet cowboy boots. She picked out her very cute and might I add...stylish outfit! According to Whitney, princesses STILL have to wear their princess dresses EVEN when they are building a snowman. It must be hard to be a princess. :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

St. George

We went to St. George a couple of weekends ago with the Gleason's and the Hilton's. It was great weather and we had such a fun relaxing time. I so love St. George!!

Hello cute boy!

Hank's sleeping quarters.. the closet. He just started taking a binky and it has been so nice! We will just lay him down and he will put himself to sleep. I love this boy.



Hiking up the crack. I honestly had an anxiety attack...I really didn't think I was going to make it/ fit through it! After we got done hiking Whit said, " Mom, that was a lot of fun." I will make a mental note of that.. We will have to go on lots of hikes this summer!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mr Mom

With Danny wearing the “apron” these days and me working more he has been great at picking up the slack around the house. One of the many things that he has taken up is the cooking. He makes me cute little meals. It’s great … A girl could totally get use to this. Here are some of his specialties:




Cute Dan. Sure do love him.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Mom, I am so obsessed with lapstick"-- Whitney

I have mentioned before the obsession that Whitney has with lapstick (lipstick) but it has gone to a whole new level. She now has a purse with all her lapsticks in it that she has with her all of the time. We leave the house.. the purse comes with us. We go to sleep… the purse sleeps with us. And there isn’t just a couple of lapsticks in the purse, there is a whole bunch, 18 + to be exact. Her purse is literally bursting at the seems. She likes to take them all out, line them up and count them. She asks me multiple times a day “Mom which lapstick do you want?” And I will respond with one of the many flavors that she has… bubblegum, pepsi, strawberry, chocolate, etc and she knows exactly which one it is and will give it to me. She knows all 18 of them, who gave them to her, the flavors, everything. It’s funny.

I made the mistake last week to show Whitney the “lapstick” aisle at the grocery store.. and it was all over. She stood there for over 5 minutes just mesmerized by the variety, colors, and flavors of them all. After telling Whitney it was time to go, she pulled my arm and said, “No mom, I’m not done looking.”.. and so we sat there for a bit longer. She picked one out very carefully and got a “lapstick” instead of a treat. Now every time we go to the grocery store she knows right where to go to get her “special treat.” She is a silly girl!

My mom gave her a little canvas bag that she use to put her lapsticks in, but now she just carries them all in her purse.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Years Eve 2010

New Years eve is probably my least favorite holiday.. especially with kids. No one wants to sit around until midnight with a 2 year old and a 4 month old and NO ONE wants to deal with them the day after. This year we tried to give it a go... We let Whit play with her cute friend Lilee and just decided to see how long they would last. Whit lasted until 11:30 and then she lost it..hitting, throwing temper tantrum's so we celebrated the new year a little bit early and were in bed by midnight. Better luck next year. :)

Whit, Angalee, and Lilee. Not the best picture taken but I forgot my camera so this picture is from Danny's phone.

Happy 2011. I have a feeling it's going to be a great year!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christmas Day

We had a great Christmas this year. It was super simple and probably the best yet. Our day wasn't packed with trying to be everywhere/ do everything. We just relaxed and enjoyed being with our families.

My sister Jess just got back from teaching English in China and brought back cute little chinese outfits for the kiddos. Love Whit's new "scowl". This is her new look when she doesn't want to do something/ doesn't get her way.

Cute friends

Whit's favorite Christmas present... "lapstick"- lipstick.