Friday, September 4, 2009


I have a shower!!! ok well we had the main shower but now the one in our room is pretty! well pretty as in we'll keep it and use it until we redo the whole bathroom. But the point is we can take a shower in our own bathroom in our room! I'm really really excited...the girls too because now I'll stop ignoring them to put together a shower and play with them! haha

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Behind every 1 1/2 year old

Or should I say behind our 1 1/2 year old....
Is a sneaky 3 year old!!!! Today Payten got put in time out for being the little bird in Riley's ear telling her to do everything she knows Riley is not supposed to do...example: I heard her whispering in Riley's ear to climb up on the couch arm!!!!!!!!!! yes that is how she got hurt yesterday and YES she knows that they are getting in big trouble from now on when they are caught doing that. little sneak, she just wanted to be able to tell on her little sister!
Payten also had a lot of fun today making a rainbow (yeah this is totally random and has nothing to do with the post other than I think she's cute.......SNEAKY! but cute) :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

August 31st continued...

Where's Riley? and yes you all get to see the gross side yard that is collecting stuff for a dump run. anyways we keep the side gate to the side yard closed so things like this can't happen and the one time it doesn't get closed all the way...where's Riley? Up the vertical ladder that is not open pretty much just leaning strait up and down against the fence. (oh and so you don't all think I'm an awful mom, John found her and told me to come he watched her as I grabbed the camera...I didn't leave her like that) anyways so then I'm taking pictures and she shows us how she climbed up, she put her head in the hole moved hands and feet up then pulls her head out and up to the next know, so the ladder wouldn't fall over of course

What do you do?

What do you do when your kid is completely fearless? I mean really....what do you do? Riley is unlike most kids, when I say fearless I mean she really doesn't care what the outcome was fun on the way down! when she did something 30 seconds ago that resulted in landing face first (or more accurately nose first) onto the hardwood floor with blood everywhere, how come the second I go in the garage or to the restroom or anything Riley knows she has about 10 seconds to do the same thing again or anything she's not supposed to.
That being said the picture above is from her climbing on the back of the couch and falling off. She's been in trouble for this MANY times the last few days (Payten too) which is why she waited until I went outside to wipe off the patio table. I ran in to her screaming and blood everywhere! Now here's the best way to describe Riley.....maybe 1 minute after doing this, I calmed her down and she was fine, I went to wipe up the floor, looked up and Riley was standing in the exact same spot on top of the couch looking town at me with a "I know I shouldn't be here but nener nener look where I am MOM".
anyone know a trick for getting blood out, I've tried a few things and seems like it ruined both our shirts.
Earlier today she was trying to climb up on the desk in the office (also over hard wood floor). she was using a folding chair that folds easy and she was told repeatedly "no no" (and YES she does know what that means, she also knows very well what time out means) anyways I went to the restroom then heard her screaming. I ran to her to find her feet on the chair, her hands on the desk and the chair was sliding away from the desk....when I got to her she was completely horizontal (arms strait out in front of her and legs strait behind her...I never could have held that position) and her stomach muscles were shaking (like when you do the plank exercise). I threw my arm around her waist right as she started to drop....caught her luckily but that probably would have had the same ending as the couch if I didn't get there quick enough.
(and yes she was sooo ticked that I wouldn't let her get back up on that chair to do it again!)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

blocks blocks blocks

I LOVE making blocks! they are a super cheap way at making cute house
decorations. Megan and I spend like an hour on the phone together browsing the internet for all these cute blocks we want to make....I think I have like 50 pictures saved on my computer of ones I want haha
We also made this Halloween (I didn't get a picture yet so this is the one we copied :)
I think these flags are adorable too the smaller one on top is the size they had it but then I put it together and wanted I like them both and can't decide. oh well

Love these girls

My girls are just getting into the whole dress up princess thing and they love it! They play so well together, it makes my life so much easier (knock on wood!)

Fun with the kids

So I was watching a commercial at my sister-in-law Juli's house and they did this fun craft for kids, where you colored a paper like below then colored black all over the top then you could kind of scratch whatever design in it (we used a spoon) but then I was looking for craft ideas online and they did the same thing with the coloring part but used flat black spray paint (which being such a fan of spray paint of course I have like 3 cans of flat black haha) anyways I was thinking awesome! that's way faster then coloring the whole top again with paint and it totally worked, great!!! and payten loved it!

So lately we've had a lot of fun making home made ice cream. Did any of you make Ice cream in your science classes in jr high/HS???? Because John totally makes fun of me that we did this but I think it was the best class ever! So we did it and the girls had a blast and I don't think I've tried better vanilla ice cream (PS WAY good putting any goodies in it like cookie chunks, m and m's...etc.) OR take the ice cream, and make cookies....then make ice cream sandwiches!!!!! yum
It takes some shaking but we all just played catch or rolled it to each other.

Recipe and Directions:

1c whole milk
1c heavy cream (I didn't use heavy)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 quart size zipper bags
2 gallon size zipper bags
2 pounds ice cubes
1/2 c coarse rock salt
stack of newspapers
clear packing tape
In a mixing bowl, combine milk, cream, vanilla and sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved
pour mixture into a quart size bag and squeeze out air. double bag into other quart bag squeezing out air
Put on of the gallon bags inside the other, and put the quart bags(with mixture in it) into the gallon bag. Fill the inside gallon bag with ice and rock salt, alternately.
Squeeze excess air out and seal. seal outside bag (double bagging is just so if one breaks it's not a HUGE mess)
Open sections of newspaper as if you were reading the center pages. stack the paper sections on top of one another until the stack is about a 1/2 inch high
place ice cream bag in a corner of the papers. Pick up a few sheets at a time lifting the corner and roll until you have covered the entire bag with newspaper. fold in both sides and continue rolling. repeat till stack is used or until it will be too heavy to toss if you added more. Tape as necessary, using lots of tape on the outside so it doesn't break from tossing
Toss at least 15-20 minutes, longer if you want to eat it the minute you open it (we did 30 and it was PERFECT.) it seems like long but if your playing a game with it it really goes fast. hot potato or bowling...etc.
Remove mixture, if it's too soft you can put it in the freezer to firm up.
ENJOY! it seems like a lot of stuff to do but it's really not bad and so worth it

Paytens first slumber party

Ok Here will be a few posts of catch up. Payten had her first slumber party with Wyatt. It was so much fun. She's had sleep overs with her cousins (which is equally as exciting to her) but this was the first time a friend came over to spend the night and they had so much fun. I dumped tons of blankets and pillows in the toy/guest room and they watched a movie back there and were so cute. Then I made the BEST cinnamon rolls ever (kelly's recipe) and they were soooo