Thursday, November 29, 2007

Naughty and Nice

Well, this last week we took a trip with Grandma Gretchen, Scott, Cassie, and cousin Asher to the Silverlake Mall to get Santa pictures. It was quite the ordeal as you can tell by Drews reaction to the jolly old fellow. The funny thing is that Drew looks exactly like I did when I was that age when I saw Santa...just put a red polka dot dress and a blonde curly wig on him and--twins. Jenna on the other hand was so excited to see Santa. She ran up to him and gave him a big hug and when he asked her what she wanted for Christmas she replied, "Everything." Well, let me clarify what everything is...Butterscotch the pony. This is the lamest toy I have ever seen. It is a three foot robotic horse that doesn't even give pony rides! You can pet it and it will move it's head and even nay--oh, and you can feed it a fake carrot--but that is all. Not to mention that it is three hundred dollars. I think I could probably buy a real horse for that amount! Needless to say, Santa will not be bringing Jenna Butterscotch this year. But no fear, I have spoiled her rotten with many other fun plastic toys and a Barbie with a horse and horse stall. The Barbie horse will actually move it's legs and at a fraction of the price. We are getting really excited for the holidays and I even have most of all my Christmas shopping exciting. Anyways, we hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a great Christmas season!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tag! Your it!

Okay, okay. This is the second time in a week that my sister Natalie has tagged me so I guess I will make her happy and finally reply I guess. It is either that or she knows my password to blogspot and she threatened to do it herself for me. Who knows, she knows me really well and probably could...but here it goes...probably way boring but...

1-The best thing you cooked this week: Cook!? What kind of a question is that...anyone who knows me well, knows that the closest thing I cook is when I watch the food network--BUT--I did make some delicious potato soup--from scratch!!! this week--and it is only Wedensday!

2-If money and time were no object, where would you go and with whom?: I would travel to Europe with my hubby Joel--we would backpack around Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany--everywhere!!! Then on the way home we would stop for a relaxing week somewhere very warm--like Tahiti.

3-Last time you cried?: Honestly can't really remember--but my eyes did get a little weepy with happiness as I watched my cute 4 year old bear her testimony in the primary program this last sweet.

4-Things you were doing 10 years ago: Well that would make me 16 so....learning how to drive my Dad's crappy '78 Datsun pick-up truck (it was also a stick shift) and playing a ton of fast pitch softball.

5-5 things you did today: Well it is only 2 in the afternoon but...we went to Jump and Bounce with Marianne and the Evergreen ward, changed some poopy diapers, watched Take Home Chef on TLC, grabbed lunch at McDonald's, and I am now updating my blog!!! So impressive--I am kidding.

6-5 favorite snacks: Gummy peach-o's, pringles spicy guacamole chips, cucumbers w/ vinegar, asparagas, and apples w/ caramel--This was hard...I am pregnant!!!

7- 5 bad habits: Some times I curse (I really shouldn't let out my dark secrets), I sleep in, our family eats out way too much, I have road rage (stole that from my sister but I guess it runs in the family), and I watch too much television

8- 5 Favorite foods: mexican, anything from Olive Garden, chinese, McDonald's Big Macs (should have been one of my bad habits), and chicken--everything I make has chicken in it or so it seems

9- 5 places I have been: Rexburg, ID, Tahiti, Hawaii, Banff, Canada, and the Cayman Islands--I love to travel!!!!!

10- Favorite memory: SOOOOOOOOO I could talk about giving birth, my wedding day, my honeymoon, past holidays......but this is a shout out to you Nat--Natalie is my best friend and my sister. I love her to death. When we were young I would play lots of practical jokes on her like rigging up the computer with my dear friend Marianne when Natalie was on the computer and made her think she had a stalker and so on. Well, when we were very, very young we use to share a room. We had a bunk bed and being the older sister I got to sleep on the top bunk and she on the bottom. Well, every night I would hang over the side and say, "Hey Nat, look at me!" She being so innocent and sweet would peep her head out and I would let a spit ball fall out of my mouth onto her forehead. This happened for a little while until she became skeptical of me. I would then promise, "Nat, I just want to say goodnight!" Well, I being very persistent leaned so far over my bed one night to spit on her that I flipped out of it and landed spread eagle between two bars on a clothes horse--I hurt myself so bad I just fell off and quietly crawled up into my bed and needless to say--no more spit balls. I guess I got what I deserved.

Thanks Nat for all the special memories...I love ya!!!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Burnin' buns

Poor Drew. For the last two days he has had skin eating, acid poops. Sorry, this post is a little gross--actually that is the most I will describe of the tummy issue--I do want people to enjoy my blog. Anyways, this morning he was in a total fit because his bum is completely raw and sore, the poor baby. So the only thing that made him happy was putting him in the kitchen sink with warm water and baking soda. I was bored while sitting there so I grabbed my camera that was right by and decided to take some pics of my little guy. Most people find dirty dishes in the sink at their home, at mine a little man trying to cool his burnin' buns.