November 23, 2009

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Yes, that's what little girls are made of. And we will have our 3rd girl in April. Everything looked great on the ultrasound. We can't wait for her to be here. Here is a picture from the ultrasound today. I think her hand on her forehead is kind of funny. She had her hands by her face the whole time.

September 30, 2009

Skiing with the Colemans

8/1/09

Brandon and Stef invited us to go water skiing and of course we said yes. It has been since Megan was born that either of us has gone so we were excited to get the opportunity. I got right up and so did Brian. I guess it's like riding a bike, you never forget how. Megan was a little unsure about the boat ride but Ashlyn loved it.
We tried the life vests on the night before to make sure they fit. The girls wouldn't take them off. They just walked around the house that night ready for a flood.
Ashlyn really enjoyed sitting in the tube. I think she liked the slow rhythm of the waves hitting it.

Do you think she'll be ok? She was wearing water wings, a life vest and was in a tube. We figured she was the safest of us all. She loved kicking herself around in the tube.

Poor Stef was about a month away from having a baby so she didn't get to ski. This is Kenny her and Ashlyn enjoying the water. The water was the perfect temperature that day. I think Ashlyn and Megan could have stayed in it for hours. Thanks Colemans!

Megan's 4th Birthday

7/31/09

I can't believe that Megan is 4 now. Boy has time flown. She has really matured a lot this year. We love her so much and are so glad she is a part of our family. She is already talking about her birthday next year and how she will be able to go to kindergarten when she is 5. Happy Birthday Megan!
I love these two pictures because of her smiles. I see pure excitement in these silly grins. You can tell she got exactly what she wanted.

Camping with Dad

7/24/09

We haven't gone camping since we had kids, so Megan hasn't been exposed to camping much. We decided that it might be fun to have Brian and Megan camp in the back yard. She thoroughly enjoyed herself. As Brian was setting everything up, she kept asking "so, what do we do next". It was pretty funny. They had a good time, but Brian brought her in in the middle of the night because he was so uncomfortable. Maybe they'll have to use the trampoline next time.
Setting up the tent.
Can you tell she was excited?

All set for the evening.

More swimming lessons

7/20/09

Boy am I a slacker. I can't believe it has been so long since I posted. Megan also took swimming lessons at Lakeview Pool. Megan's teacher was Danielle and I absolutely loved her. Megan is a little leery of going under water. By the end of the two weeks, she had gone under a number of times. Danielle pushed her in the areas that she needed work in and I really liked that.
Here they are practicing their kicks.
Those kids never wanted to stay in the pool. It was pretty cold since the lessons were at 9:00 in the morning. Megan was a good sport. We will be back for sure next summer.

July 19, 2009

A little young still

7-18-2009
Yes, that's underwear she is wearing. This little girl wants to grow up faster than she needs to. Sometimes when I am getting Ashlyn ready for the day, she will go in to Megan's dresser and pull out a pair of panties. She tries to put them on herself but doesn't usually have much luck. If I don't put them on her, she gets pretty mad. She has also been wanting to use the toilet. She will back up to it if we are in the bathroom. I usually just sit her on it for a couple of seconds and tell her she did a good job. She loves her sister so much and wants to do everything she does. This picture makes me laugh every time I see it.

The good old days

7-16-2009

On Thursday it was so stinkin' hot that we decided to put the sprinkler under the trampoline to cool off a little. We used to do this all the time growing up, so it was fun to watch the kids do it.
Good action shot of Megan and Trent(our neighbor). They really had a lot of fun with it.
You can tell my Trent's face that the water is a little cold.

This is what Ashlyn did most of the time. She would just shake the hose up and down while standing in the little pool. She loved it.

Swimming Lessons

7-13-2009
This past week Megan started swimming lessons with Amanda Deason. She has done so good. Amanda is such a great teacher and I have seen improvements already in how comfortable Megan is in the water. She is so excited every day to see Amanda.

July 9, 2009

4th of July

This 4th of July we were going to be in so many different places that we decided that we would do fireworks the night before. It was a lot of fun to watch Megan and her excitement over the littlest things. And we even got yelled at by a neighbor down the street. Apparently we were scaring her dog. We didn't even have anything illegal.
Funny smile. You can tell she is having too much fun.
Not a very good picture - it was a lot better in person.

The next day we went to Caldwell and watched the parade. It went right in front of my parents house so we didn't have to walk far.
Ashlyn really enjoyed the parade. She sat and watched very intently.

We even got to see Thomas the Train.

Here is Megan eating her favorite food "corn on the cod". It doesn't matter how many times we try to correct her, she still says cod. We joke with her and tell her she is eating corn on the fish and then she just laughs.

Maybe I do have a green thumb

I have never had a garden because every flower that I try to keep alive ends up dying. I decided this year I would try just a few vegetables so I planted some tomatoes and cucumbers in a couple of pots. It has been exciting to see buds actually turn into something. Here are a couple of pictures of my potted garden. I think since it was a success this year, we will find a spot in the back yard for a garden next year.



June 29, 2009

Warthen Sister Reunion

This last weekend we had the Warthen sisters reunion in Heber City, Utah. We had a really good turn out but missed those who couldn't come. It was so green and beautiful up there. Here are some pictures to tell about the weekend.
This is a picture of my parents, their kids and all the grandkids. We are only missing Alex and apprently my parents and Jacob's heads. We haven't had everyone together like this for a picture since my wedding 6 years ago.
This picture doesn't do justice. It was overcast for this picture, but during the day with sunny skies, it was beautiful. They had a rainy June, so everything was especially green.

Some of the cousins hanging out. Thanks to Jason and Candee for letting us use there house. It was the perfect place for the reunion.
Friday night was motorcyle riding night. All the younger boys would stand in line for a turn to ride the motorcyle or the 4 wheeler that Jeremy had brought. Little did we know that later that night there would be a trip to the hospital. Braden ended up cutting his leg to the bone and had to have 28 stitches total. He was a trooper and we were all grateful it wasn't more serious.

Can you believe there was even a car show in Heber City on Saturday? Brian went down to it along with some of the other cousins. I think he enjoyed being able to do that while on vacation.
Connie, Mom, Jeremy, Verlee and Kaleb sitting at the pool on Saturday.

There was a 1 1/2 foot deep pool that Megan loved. She played in it the whole time. The jets would push her around in circles. It looked pretty relaxing. Here's a video of her.

video

Getting read for the talent show. What a great bunch of kids.

Megan wanted to do the pledge of allegiance but got stage fright and ended up needing a little help. She was such a good little girl the whole reunion. She didn't want to leave. She said she wanted to stay in Utah for a long, long time.
This is the only picture I have from the reunion of the 3 sisters. Connie and Barb were dressed up for a skit that they had done for the talent show. They were the ones that planned it and they did a great job. The 3 of them and their families used to all live in the Treasure Valley, but now that we all have families of our own, many of them have moved away. So we are always excited to see each other when reunion time comes around.

Our cute little family. Verlee took this on Saturday night after we said our goodbyes to everyone. We left on Sunday morning and made it home in one piece. We had a great time but we were glad to be back in our own home.

June 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

June 20th was our 6 year anniversary. It has been 6 wonderful years and I consider myself the luckiest woman to be married to Brian. We celebrated by going to dinner at Brick 29. Doesn't my dinner look so yummy. The filet mignon melted in my mouth. Brian had a very good ribeye steak. Very good restaurant.

Snug as a bug ....

Snug as a bug in a rug.

Our funny little Megan.

What a suprise!

On June 4, Amy dropped Gage and Cole off at my house so I could watch them while she went to a doctors appointment. She was going to meet up with us afterwards to go swimming. But little Dane had different plans. She went to that appointment and was told Dane was going to be born that day. What a surprise.

This is the whole gang at the swimming pool in Angie's subdivision. They all had such a good time. They were so famished when they got out so we ate a few snacks. What a bunch of cuties!

She gets it from her dad

We think that Megan may take after her dad and become an engineer. Here are some examples why. Everything always has to be lined up like this. It's pretty funny.

Why we're wacky moments 1-6

#6 We made cupcakes the other day and when you could start to smell them cooking Megan said "those cupcakes smell beautiful."

#5 Megan turned to Ashlyn the other day and said "thank you for coming out of mommy's tummy". I guess I should be thankful too. I wouldn't want her still in there.

#4 First wacky moment of the night - Last night we put the lights on our tree. When we were ready to plug them in, we realized we had put them on backwards and the plug was at the top of the tree. Second wacky moment - When we told Megan why we were taking the lights off she asked Brian if he did it on purpose. I wanted to say to her "Yes Megan, we like to hang lights two times in one night. "

#3 I was in Ashlyn's room feeding her the other day and Megan was out in the living room. Or so I thought. I had the door open and I could tell she was doing something, I just couldn't figure out what. I didn't want to stop nursing so I just waited. After a little while she walks in with a ham and cheese sandwich. I almost started laughing. Two pieces of bread with 2 pieces of ham and a slice of cheese. (don't worry, it was presliced cheese). She was so proud of herself, the whole rest of the day she kept telling me she had made me "a grilled cheese sandwich". Funny girl!

#2 Megan watches a cartoon called Kai Lan where the little girl teaches you a few words in Chinese. Usually she asks if you can say hi in Chinese and then says it. The other day Megan was going to use the bathroom and turned to me and said "Can you say poop in Chinese?". I had to turn my head so she wouldn't see my laughing.

#1 According to Megan, we are all going to become nuns. Her new favorite movie is The Sound of Music. She saw the nuns and told me that Ashlyn, me and herself needed to get black heads and dance and sing. Sorry Megan, no nuns in this household.

Mmmmmmmmm......chocolate

The other day I gave Ashlyn a few chocolate chips and this is what we ended up with. As I'm sure you guessed, she got a bath afterwards.

Such an innocent face.

Happy Birthday Ashlyn!!!!!

I know, I'm a little behind in posting, but better late than never. April 15 was Ashlyn's 1 year birthday. I can't believe it has been a year already. I call her my tax baby. She is such a joy to have in our lives. She makes me laugh every day. Here are a few pictures from her party.
The cake
Opening presents

She got so excited when she opened the card that had this in it. It was like she really knew what it was. She kept waving it around and playing with it. It was pretty funny.
She never did get too messy with the cake. She basically stayed on top and played with the frosting.