Saturday, March 31, 2007

General Conference

This weekend is General Conference, and boy have I been needing it!
So Saturday I'll shirk my chores, and I'll create an extended Sunday.
Hopefully we will have the spirit in our home all weekend!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Patient Drake

Sweet Drake is so patient with me! Every morning while I'm getting ready, I put him in his jumper to jump around while I get dressed and make my bed. As soon as he get's in it, he's jumping like crazy! He's just so happy to be using his little legs, he gets so much height. By the time I get out of the shower, he's not getting so much height. By the time my hair's dry and I'm dresses, he's jumping just every now and then, then by the time I get the bed made, he's just hanging there watching me, ready to get out and have me hold him again. But I must have taken an extra long shower today, because when I got out, he was just passed out in his jumper.

Miss Independent

I can't think of a better way to describe Gwen's stage right now than "Miss Independent"!!
She's just a riot, everything she has to do by herself.
Her common phrases are "No, I do it!", and
"I do it myself" / "I did it myself!"
But today I just had to laugh when she came to me in the kitchen and says,
"mom, I put my shirt on, and I put my pants on,
and I put my seat belt on,
and I got water in my cup all by myself! BONES!"
And then she stuck out her fist for me to pound it,
and she blew it up after wards!!!!! It was so funny!
It's crazy how much this little one picks up just from watching others!

Now Gwen loves to do "bones". It's how she says good job!

Monday, March 19, 2007

St. Patty's day wedding!

Eli and Jessylee were married Saturday, and had a cute Saint Patrick's wedding! For the reheresal dinner, we ate at the Landmark, and Gwen got a steak-that she almost ate the whole thing by herself! After a while, she didn't even bother with the pieces that I had cut up for her to eat with her fork, and just picked up the steak with her hands, and just chowed down! She loves her some bovine!

Drake and Jack so handsome on the dance floor. They had the cutest matching green and white seersucker pants ever! All the ladies wanted to dance with them! And how lame am I? I don't even have a picture of the bride and groom! Our camera batteries died, so that's our excuse. We did however manage to get one more picture of dirty Gwen playing with the swings. She was in total awe of how pretty Jessylee was in her wedding dress, and was sure to tell people that she had Ariel's wedding dress at home!

Friday, March 16, 2007

lovely lippy!

While I was out today, Ryan said that Gwen was in our room for not even five minutes, but she was being very quiet. A quiet two year old that's not sleeping (we have found) equals trouble. So Ryan went in to check on her, and found her digging around in my makeup drawer. When she turned around, he found out the reason for her silence.....lipstick! Isn't she so pretty? And she looks just like Cinerella since she's wearing "Cinderella's makeup".

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Crazy Gwennybum!

My Gwenny is such a silly girl! If she's been quiet, I can usually find her at the top of the stairs, quietly playing, with the laundry basket turned on top of her! Sometimes she brings her princesses in with her for company, but other times she's just playing kitty. I can promise you though, we don't keep the kitty locked up under the laundry basket. This morning, after my shower, I came out to find her under the laundry basket, and she somehow got one of her blankets to cover the laundry basket and was inside asleep. Kind of like a caged bird-you cover it with a blanket, and it goes to sleep. Drake has fun just watching his sister being silly.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Sweet Gwen and Drake

Drake is so stinkin' cute! He's been fussy and snotty for the last three days, and even though all signs point to teeth, I don't see anything even getting close to the surface in there. But even though I know he's not feeling well, I can tell he's still trying to be his sweet self. I just love how you can see his hair is finally coming in in this picture.
Gwen is our little morning sunshine! She likes to take the books from her room and stack them on top of each other to make "stairs" up onto our bed. Then she climbs up on to the bed and likes to roll around in our sheets and cuddle with us and Drake. I love our cuddly, family in bed mornings!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Future NRA member!

We went shooting with the Bowman's, Budge's and Castillo's this weekend, and had a BLAST...literally! :) Gwen especially loved shooting the little BB gun and as soon as she had it in her hands, she was pulling the trigger and then anxiously waiting for me to pump it again. What's cuter than a two year old shooting a gun!? AHHHHHH!!!

She was so proud of herself! And wanted to do it all by herself. Since she wouldn't wear ear plugs in her ears, Jayne Bowman was nice enough to share her princess beanie with ear covers on it with Gwen.

I'm so lucky to have such a cute husband and daughter! And we all were so lucky that Drake was asleep in the car for all of the shooting time, and then woke up and came out for the campfire and yummy hamburgers. This is Ryan wearing his sexy eye protection, he's shooting a World War 2 muzzle loader. Jay's dad came too with some fun guns, and he and Ryan had a good time talking about Scotland.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

granite grill

This is Drake at the Posh Nosh.
It's a cute little restaraunt in dowtown Mesa Jodi, Tara and I discovered on one of our playdays.
It's really cute, and even though the menu isn't very diversified, it does have GELATO!!
yummy yummy
Drake was so hungry he tried eating the table.
How cute is he!?


Drake and Gwen love to take baths!
You'd think with the enthusiasm they have for bathing, they'd get them more often! Drake absolutely loves to spash around!
And when he's laying on his back, his arms and legs are flying everywhere!
He's making his own indoor wave pool.

Please try to look past the aweful ring around the tub
and just look at the cute kids.
Thank you!