"I AM NOT a woman who can always resist chocolate, wears make up to the pool, and has spotless floors all the time. But I am strong. I am invincible. I AM MOM." ~B.O.B

Friday, April 30, 2010

I Just Love Them!

Summer Fun in April

We have a super fun play group. This last week we ventured into the water to beat the heat.

The kids loved it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Buildin' Fence and Drivin' Tractors

For the last few weekends we've been helping some friends put up a new fence. I've never built a fence before, but Carson's done it a million times. 2 or 3 weekends ago we pounded posts. Last weekend we put up the chain-link part. (I don't know if it has a specific name. Like I said I've never built one before) My hands were super sore the next day, but I liked being outside and the work wasn't too bad. The hardest part was trying to work and still be mom. (watching Madi and tending Cal) We used a tractor to pull the fence tight. Madi sure loved riding in it. It's all she wanted to do. I think there is still more fence that needs to go up, so we will probably be out there again next weekend while the weather's still nice.

Red Ryder

The newest and favorite addition to Madi's life.
(just ignore that basket of laundry)

Madi loves Snow White

The other day I was folding the laundry & I noticed her sitting on the baskets.
What are you doing, I asked.
Madi: I'm Grumpy.
That's when I realized she had gone outside and got a piece of grass (or weed) and had it in her mouth.

It was then I realized she was pretending to be Grumpy from Snow White. If you watch Disney's Snow White, you will notice when the seven dwarfs go out to wash, for a brief moment they show Grumpy sitting on a stump. He puts a blade of wheat in his mouth and folds his arms as he refuses to wash. How funny a girl is Madi?! I love it. I have found her sitting & pretending to be Grumpy a few times since.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pat's Run

So we had another race. It was called Pat's Run, in honor and memory of Pat Tillman. 19,698 runners and 8 wheelchair racers finished the race. However they said there were 24,000 people there in the race. CRAZY! We ran 4.2 miles and ended on the 42 yard line at Sun Devils Stadium. It was so absolutely crazy and crowded with people. I loved it! Carson ran a time of 44:35. Overall he came in 9,713th place and 1,938 out of 2,964 30-39yr old males. I'd say that's pretty good. I finished with a time of 44:13. Overall I came in 9,456th place and 1,281 out of 2,959 20-29yr old females. So through all the numbers, we finished in the faster half of people! YEAH! All in all, we had a great time. I thonk next year we will take the kids.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sewing Diapers

Since I decided to use cloth diapers, I needed to build up my stash. I really didn't want to spend $200-$300 to do so either. There's no way I could convince Carson this was cheaper when I needed that much money. So I started to make some of my own. I got a great pattern from my sister and one from my mom. I first took an old flannel sheet we had and made a few that still need covers.

They turned out pretty good. Now I just need to make some more covers. (I only have one right now.) Then I ordered some great fabric off line and made my first AIO (all in one). It turned out FABULOUS!
I was supposed to use snaps, but I don't have a snap press. I also didn't want to buy one if I won't be using it for more than just this. So we'll see if I end up getting one or not. However, velcro seems to work just fine.
It fits great, except for maybe a little tight on his waist. I'll have to make a few adjustments.
Don't you just love the butter cream color.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Baby Shoes

I bought Cal his first pair of shoes. (other than newborns, but they don't count)
I've had my eyes on these baby's since I found out I was having a boy.
Today I noticed they were on sale. The also fit great!

Hurray for cute, great deals!

While I was making dinner,


I must say, there's not a whole lot better in this world than sister!
(at least not better than my sisters)
My sister Laura (Lolly) had a layover in Phoenix 2 weeks ago. We were lucky enough to spend 2 hours with her in the airport.
She is a kindergarten teacher and great with children of all ages. She's super, crazy fun! I wish she lived closer. (she lives in SLC area)
Let's not forget to mention how fabulous she looks. She's lost at least 30 lbs since January! And that's right boys, she's available!

I loved spending even just a few hours with her.
Like I said, not much better than sisters.