Saturday, February 28, 2009

Busy, Busy

I meant for this to just be about our Friday, but I forgot I had these cute pictures from Thursday night to post. Somehow when I got Addie out of her crib on Thursday morning I completely failed to notice that she had all her little figures lined up like this! We were gone all day until we needed to pick Ella up from school, so she never had a nap and when we went to get ready for bed later that night I saw them and thought they were SO cute :-)! She did too and wanted to get in and play as soon as she saw them.
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Back to Friday, after our exciting start to the day we ran off (late of course) to visit teach and then to meet up with friends from church at the park (the big development here was Addie deciding slides were fun again, which was really exciting for us...for the past few months she was scared and wouldn't go on them). We then headed right over to Nana's to finish the load of laundry that was in the machine when it had its meltdown.
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By the time we got home, Mike was getting home from work too and needed to head off to a carpet job right away. We decided to tag along with him since it was quite far away. It was no surprise that Addie passed out on the drive there, she has been playing hard the past couple days! We hung out in the car watching movies and coloring and talking to cute babies in mirrors(and I actually got some reading done too) while we waited.
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(and if it makes any of you cold weather people feel better, a cold front came through last night and it's only 53 right now)

Friday, February 27, 2009

I Spoke Too Soon

Well, so much for life not being exciting and not having anything to blog about.
This morning as the girls and I were rushing to get ready and head out the door I noticed the washing machine was leaking water all over the laundry room. After cleaning it all up, with every towel we own, and hanging them out to dry (thank goodness for another hot, sunny day!), I dug through all our paperwork to find out if the washer was still covered by it's warranty. When we moved into our house over 2 years ago and bought the new appliances we ended up buying the extended warranty for them all. Not long after Mike and I were both second guessing that decision (especially Mike), but hopefully it has now paid off. The good news is that the warranty is still good until November 2009 (I was a little panicked that it may have expired this past November...like when my cell phone died 2 weeks after its one year warranty), the bad news is that I was told the soonest they could come out was March 9th!!! How am I supposed to live without a washer for that long?! Well, of course, the second piece of good news is that my family does live nearby so I can borrow their washer next week to do our laundry. Seriously though, over a week before someone can come seems a little ridiculous! So, I'm just throwing this out there for whoever was responding to my last post :-)....now I feel my life is completely exciting again and nothing else needs to pop up out of nowhere to surprise me, thank you very much!
(And also a message to my appliances... If you are planning on having any other issues, please do so before November! It would be very much appreciated!)

And a big thanks to Emily for sharing this with me today...it was just the laugh I needed :-)!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Slacking

Life has just been boring lately I guess, because I have had nothing to post about. I am trying to finish my book for bookclub and my blurb book in my "free" time and just trying to stay caught up on everything else at the same time (which I am finding impossible). Today the girls and I did stop by a park on the way home from school to enjoy the 80 degree weather though :-).
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Addie HAD to have her lunchbox when she saw me give Ella hers to put in her bag for school. She carried it everywhere we went today.
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Addie is non-stop go,go,go, and thought I was crazy for trying to take her picture while she played. She is quite the little climber too, she went right up the big rope ladder with no problem.
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After tucking Ella in tonight she came running in to me a couple minutes later and enthusiastically said, "Mom, I have the BEST idea for show and tell at school for "Y"....yo-yo!!!" We just did Q this week, but it's always good to plan ahead!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Why I'm Glad Ella has Boy Friends (and bachelor notes)

Thank you Johnny for helping her bring out her crazy side :-)!!!

And from last night's show...
-Charlie and his girl (I don't remember her name) seemed weird together. That wasn't one of my favorite seasons.
-I'm more curious now about DeeAna and Jesse's break-up...it looked like he isn't too broken hearted about it. I can't wait to see what she says to Jason next week!
-Hooray for Holly and Fred hooking up...I loved them both on their seasons. They were both kind of quiet and so sweet. I hope they get married and live happily ever after!
-Best quote ever (that I had forgotten somehow). Natalie in the limo after Jason doesn't give her a rose on their Vegas date saying, "I've got a lot going on. You don't feel a connection with me? Who do you think you are? God?"
-Here's hoping Jillian is the next Bachelorette!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Some of My Recent Favorites

My favorite placement of a hair clip by Addie...

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My favorite painting of Ella's thus far. I want to find a frame for it and hang it upstairs somewhere...

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My favorite outfit for Preston (he received his very first package in the mail Friday from Aunt LeeLee, and Uncle Scott too :-)...

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My favorite thing to have caught Addie in the midst of lately, dressing these little felt people all by herself...
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My favorite start to an afternoon...getting Addie up from a nap where she actually slept! I had pretty much accepted the fact that she had already outgrown her naps, and was just thankful she could still be contained in her crib for "quiet time" at least a few more months. However, the past FOUR DAYS, she has gone to sleep, woken up happy, and then still gone to bed on time...here's hoping the trend continues!
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Other favorites include, but are not limited to: Honey Nut Chex, watching the gazillion shows now on TV, spending extra time with Mike while he is home more often, reading Mormon Scientist for bookclub, Baked Sour Cream and Cheddar Ruffles, no longer waking up at 3am, sunny afternoons, feeling Preston move constantly while it's not yet uncomfortable and/or painful, my girlies.

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(and yes, I'm going to be late for church because I wanted to add this picture to the post!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Painting Party

After all the craziness between Addie's birthday and the following Valentine's Day parties and fun, this week we went the anti-social route. It has been nice to just take a break, get caught up and not worry about going anywhere particular on any given day. Yesterday we broke out the painting supplies for the first time since the fall. Ella was in heaven and Addie fluctuated between loving it and hating being messy. I think she ended up deciding she loved it despite the mess though because this morning the first thing she said when we came downstairs (after requesting cereal) was "I want paint."
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Oh, Adeline :-). Her faces were too funny and we used an old pajama shirt as her art smock. The last time we painted we were outside sans clothes so I didn't even think about the fact that we need another smock now. She never asked to stop or get down, just acted upset while she kept painting...then she would be fine...then she would get paint on her and make a silly face again. And yes, she picked out all her own hair accessories and necklaces.
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Later in the afternoon the sun came out so we enjoyed some fresh air and the girls ate their apples. I recently discovered that although neither of them have loved apples when I give them slices, if I let them have the whole thing and be "big" then they will devour them. So now I always buy some little apples so they can each have their very own and it works like a charm. Ella will eat hers right down to the seeds and Addie, who won't even eat one slice, will nearly finish hers too. Silly kids :-).