Mar 28, 2009

One more, just for good measure...

A while ago The Boys hair was getting really long. I kept asking The Man to cut it, but it just wasn't happening. I threatened to cut it myself, which is a pretty scary proposal...still nothing. 

So I decided that if his hair was going to be long, and no one was going to do anything about it, than I could do whatever I wanted with it. 

Here is the result:

I liked it!  But for some strange reason, shortly after these pictures were taken, The Man decided to finally cut it off. I'm sure I don't know why....;-)

Lets here it for the boy

Yesterday, after I had put up all those posts, I got a comment from one of my friends pointing out that I only blogged about my girls. Its true, I think I have a lot more pictures and stories about them than I do about The Boy. Maybe its because Little Girl has such a big personality and is always doing something crazy and Infant Girl is now reaching all these mile stones and I can't help but pay attention. 

The Boy is pretty quiet and soft spoken. He is also at school a lot of the time and I can't catch all the things he does there. 

Having said that, I LOVE my son. He is the best little boy ever. I hear a lot of horror stories about little boys and how crazy and into stuff they are. I have friends who's sons sound a little nightmarish. ;-) 

But not my guy. He is kind and thoughtful. He is courteous and loves his little sisters. He is always asking if he can help me make dinner, or do the dishes or sweep and mop. He tells me he loves me all day long. He isn't really too rough or rowdy. Though he can hold his own in a wrestling match with dad. He would just sit and have me read to him all day, or play his video games if he could He likes to be outside and is always looking for new friends. He is pretty sensitive and gets his feelings hurt kind of easy. But don't let his sweet countenance fool you. He doesn't let any one mess with him and if your doing something he doesn't like, he'll let you know! ;-)

He likes to be goofy. I can't hardly take a normal picture of the kid, he sticks his tongue out or scrunches up his face or opens his mouth as wide as it will go. 
He's always got a joke for you, his favorite is the interrupting cow knock knock one. He's got it down pretty good and has made up a few other interrupting things as well. He is constantly showing me his " new cool moves" where he flips around or does a spin off of the couch. He is an amazing super hero! He always wants to save me. In many ways he already has.

Sure there are times when he gets angry and pouts or fights with Little Girl or doesn't like what I have to say. He is a normal little kid after all. But at the end of the day, he's the best little man I could have ever asked for.

Sometimes raising little girls can be frighting. The thought of them as teenagers is something that lurks around in my mind as one of my biggest challenges to come. But I have never had those thoughts about The Boy. I am not afraid of what he might do or become. I am excited to see what the future holds for him. That might be unfair, but I can't help it.

Mar 27, 2009

Your gonna get slapped..

With a ton of new posts! We have been out of town for a while and I have a ton of pics that I needed to get up on here, so don't get overwhelmed!! ;-)

a video for you!

Infant Girl just started crawling yesterday. I have been encouraging it for the last two months and now that she is somewhat mobile I wonder what the heck I was thinking!! She is constantly getting herself stuck under everything. ;-) I am trying to get a good short video of her crawling to post on here but for now here is video of her at my sisters house in Rexburg. She was on the floor and then the next thing I knew she had pulled herself half way up onto her knees with the coffee table!                   


French braid = harder than I thougt

Growing up in Utah has given me a ridiculous affinity for super poofy hair. Its kind of ridiculous actually and I have pics where my hair is literally reaching for the ceiling. When I moved to Idaho I got made fun of because my bangs were so huge! ;-) I still love my hair to be big and I would probably fit right in in Texas. But the down side to loving poofy hair is that I never did anything else with it. It was usually always short and even if it was long I still ratted and sprayed. So I have NO IDEA how to do any thing else. For me its not such a big deal, but when it comes to Little Girl its kind of disheartening! I don't think a three year old would look so sweet with a rats nest on her head.  Its usually just in a pony tail or  straight down, and if anyone knows little girls, having hair straight down tends to get tangly and raggedy pretty quick. 
Anyway, the other day I decided to try something I have been wanting to do for a long time. 

A french braid.  

Now to many of you this may be no big deal, but to me it was harder than I expected! How do hold all three strands and pull up new ones and keep it tight all at the same time!? 

It took me a while, and Little Girl was super patient ( other than a few "OWs!") but the end result turned out better than I expected. With a little practice it might turn out great one day!


So proper

I caught Infant Girl sitting so quietly with her fingers laced together in her high chair. She does this fairly often and I think it is so cute!

A budding stylist

Little Girl has always been into hair. When she was a baby she would be calmed by running her fingers through anyones hair. The only way she would stop crying in nursery was if the leader sat her on her lap and let her twirl her hair though her fingers. As she got older she thought it was funny to mess up your hair and she would go at it with a vengeance. But lately Little Girl has been into  "doing my hair". I put it quotations because its not so much " doing" as it is " pulling and ratting". ;-)  but she loves it, so I cringe and bare it. 

We have a large tin of clips that usually go into her beautiful blonde locks, but she has been obsessed with putting every single one of them into mine. And if I am not a willing participant, dad is the number two choice. Its pretty funny.

And one for Infant girls hair. It barely stays in! I will have to get some pics of all the clips in dads hair. Ha Ha!

A few good pics

For some reason my digital camera is crazy. It doesn't focus, it blurs when someone moves a hair and I am constantly turning off the flash because it uses it even when there is plenty of light. I hate that flash! 

Needless to say I rarely ever get a good picture of infant girl because she is so wiggly. For some reason though, this day she happened to sit still long enough for me to get a few good ones. Plus, she was actually smiling so that is a definite bonus!

The princess and the little sis

Little Girl has just started to get into dress up. I was beginning to wonder if she ever would, but shortly after we moved here she met a few other girls who showed her how it was done! ;-)

For her birthday Nana and Papa gave her a big box of dress ups that came with clothes and accessories including wands, shoes, necklaces, earrings and rings. She gets into this box and parades around in as much as she can pile on every day. 

Being the oldest girl in our family, she has been pretty used to not really having to share any of her things, since The Boy really isn't into that kind of stuff. Since we have had Infant Girl though, Little girl has had to adjust to the fact that not everything is hers any more and that she has to let others play with her toys too. Sometime it doesn't go as well as we would hope, and other times she does great. 

This particular day was a good one. She had brought out ALL of her stuff and thought it would be fun to let her little sister get in on the action. It was so cute and infant girl thought it was the best thing ever:

The after party

After Little Girls third birthday she was so excited about all her gifts that she decided to put them all on at the same time.

Her "3" shirt. Both pairs of home made baby legs. Her tiara and her stylish stilettos. She slides around and almost breaks her neck every time she puts those on. 
*shoulder shrug* eh, I am the same way with the one pair of heels I own.


Mar 12, 2009

I don't feel like actually blogging...

So you just get a bunch of random posts that have to do with pictures! *smile*

Today I discovered the most awesome website for those of us who love to edit and dink around with photos, but who also are not quite photoshop savvy. 

Or even for those of you who don't love to, but still wanted to try!

Its and I am in love! You can do all kinds of awesome stuff, for free, and its super easy to use. They also have a "premium" account with tons more features for only 25 bucks a year. Pretty cheap compared to the money 
you could hash out for other photo editing software. 

Here is an example of one of the pics I just edited and it seriously took me like ten minutes!

Here is the original photo:

And here is my edited version:

They have a text feature where you can write on your picture, or doodle. They have stickers, just all kinds of cool stuff. I could seriously spend FOREVER on there. But, unfortunately I have to go and make dinner. 

So you guys have fun. I would love to see some of the stuff you come up with!

Mar 7, 2009

Haven't you heard?

I am the hottest thing in fashion right now.....

All the guys want me....

My face is everywhere...

Unfortunately my body has undergone some horribly drastic changes lately, and I just couldn't handle the pressure....

Check it out at! ;-)

Mar 5, 2009

A new found fascination with blood

So, here it is, the promised new post. And what is the topic today?

Blood..and how it works in our bodies.


Because it my children's newest fascination, and its actually quite cool.

A while back The Boy came across a picture of a cell in one of The Mans school books. He wanted to know what that "doughnut shaped thing" was. So, we had a short conversation as to what a blood cell was, what kinds there were and what they do for the body. 

I thought he and I had a great time together, me teaching..him learning. What a great and smart mom I am.

And then The Man one-uped me.

He came across this little ditty and the kids can't get enough of it. I swear one afternoon Little girl watched it ten times in a row before I got sooooo sick of it and told her that mommy had had enough for one day.

If you are into blood and  "They Might Be Giants" ( one of my fav bands in my earlier years..and probably still today..) then you will LOVE this:

(press pause on my music player first!)

There are actually two versions. The other one was made by a kid named Dave logan while he was a senior in high school back in 2005. Its a little more mature and not so " kid-ish" but my children LOVE it just as much.  I hope you enjoy either version, and maybe even  learn a little something while watching them! ;-) 

Try not to sing the catchy tune all day though... ;-)