Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What Would Your Children Say Wednesday

Funny kids Wednesday! Visit Marianne at Family American Style for more kid comedy!

Lily was 4 years old when we had this conversation. We were working in the scrapbook room and Lily asked if she could have some paper. I let her have a couple of sheets and she worked with them for a little bit but then came back and asked for more. I told her "no" because it was late and getting close to bedtime.

She said:
"Mo-om!! It is my ASPONSABILITY (responsability) to get whatever I want!!"

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Blog Award! Yipee!!

Ave at Made in Canarias just awarded me with this!

Thank you so much Ave!!

This award comes with some rules and a survey I have to fill out.

1. You Can Only Use One Word!
2. Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. Have Fun!

The Fun Part

1. Where is your cell phone? car
2. Your hair? blonde
3. Your mother? home
4. Your father? gunshow
5. Your favorite food? avocado
6. Your dream last night? sleep
7. Your favorite drink? Dr Pepper
8. Your dream/goal? whalewatching
9. What room are you in? hallway
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? loss
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Hawaii
13. Where were you last night? bed
14. Something that you aren’t? tall
15. Muffins? pumpkin
16. Wish list item? laptop
17. Where did you grow up? SLC
18. Last thing you did? typed
19. What are you wearing? capris
20. Your TV? flat
21. Your pets? fish
22. Friends? family
23. Your life? good
24. Your mood? happy
25. Missing someone? no
26. Vehicle? minivan
27. Something you’re not wearing? earrings
28. Your favorite store? Target
29. Your favorite color? lovethemall
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? babybday
32. Your best friend? donn
33. One place that I go to over and over? chipotle
34. One person who emails me regularly? stephany
35. Favorite place to eat? lots

and now I get to pass this award onto 6 of my favorite bloggers:

Clueless Mama - Guessing All The Way
Brandi - My Three Bubs
Kari - p.s.
LucieP - By His Hands, We Are Fed
Debbie - Heart Choices
April - Desires of the Heart

If you made it through all of the award business, I have a special treat for you: Comedy at my expense!

Today was soccer games for all the kids. I overheated at the boys' 9am game so I decided to observe Lily's game from the airconditioned comfort of the minivan. I even brought a tv to keep the boys occupied. About half way through the game, Bailey decided he HAD to go to the bathroom. There are only porta-potties at this park and I didn't want to lug EVERYONE out in to the heat. We had an empty cup in the car so I told him to just "go" in the cup and then we would dump it out. I was sitting on the edge of one of the middle seats and he stepped to the back of the van to relieve himself. All of a sudden, I feel something hitting my back. I think to myself "That CAN"T be what I think it is!" I turned around and much to my horror Bailey was spraying the entire back of the car like an out of control fire hose! I started screaming for him to stop but he wasn't sure how to control the spray and the cup at the same time. So I continued to get sprayed in the back! I was NOT happy, but I hope you enjoyed this story!

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

The kiddos got flu shots this week. I obviously didn't have my head screwed on tight when I thought I could complete this task ALL by myself! I must have blocked the painful memories of last years flu shots when Daddy D was there to help out! Ashton volunteered to go first (repeat from last year). He jumped a little when he got his shot and I could see him thinking about crying by he didn't. Champ! We decided in the car that Bailey would go 2nd. While Ashton was getting his shot Bailey hid under the chair (repeat from last year). I was afraid I was going to have to pull him out myself and drag him to the table, but he only put up a little fight and hopped up and got his shot. He did cry for a few minutes. Lily put up the biggest fight (repeat from last year). She was hoping to get the spray-up-the-nose vaccine but the Dr told us they had used up their current supply earlier in the day. Bad bad luck! She cried and screamed and I tried to lift her up on the table while holding Daisy at the same time. When the nurse got close to her she would cry "NO! No! NO!" Eventually she did get her shot and was fine by the time we left the room! Miss Daisy didn't know what was coming so she was easy to get in to position and she only cried for a minute! Next year I need to remember: TAKE A GROWN-UP HELPER!!!

Miss Daisy is 13 months old. I had the customary photo shoot complete with trying to get her to keep the dang headband ON HER HEAD. I try to tell her that she needs a little something on her head to break up all the.....head! (when is this girl gonna get some hair?) She prefers the look below which is not helpful in keeping strangers from thinking she is a boy!

There is something living in the bush in our front yard. Whenever I get out of the car and can hear it rustling around. I wasn't too freaked out until my Mom put crazy ideas in my head about all the different animals that could be in there! Here are some of the choices:
1. lizard (I'm ok with this option)
2. mouse (yuck)
3. frog (only slightly ok)
4. snake (please, no no no)
Care to take a guess? The other day, I grabbed a handful of rocks, then ran back to the front door to throw them at the bush in an attempt to dislodge the occupant. Whatever is in there prefers to stay hidden. Daddy D says he is going to trim the bush this weekend and I will try to get a picture, from a safe distance away, and let you know what it is!

And finally, we have a new member of the family. Cousin Cooper was born September 18. The kids were so excited to meet him but had to wait until he came home from the hospital. He is so cute. We all love him!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Why Read My Blog - Blog Hop

Here are some of the reasons you should never miss what is going on at the OC's blog! To verify the importance of these reasons please visit the light green links!

Reason #1 Lily is always coming up with a good contest to have on the blog (minus prizes). She also inspires me to post using alliteration. It would be so sad if you missed glimpses of our future teenager when she says things to me like “You are ruining my life and I’m only 9!!!!!” (due to early bed time and having to clean her room). Just imagine the damage we will do by the time she is 18! You don't want to miss that comedy!

Reason #2
Ashton does and says the funniest things. He creates amazing things from empty diaper boxes and is a great helper around the house.

Reason #3 Bailey learns interesting dance moves from someone we have never seen or met. If you need a contraption, Bailey is your guy. He is also interested in photography.

Reason #4 Miss Daisy is learning and experiencing new things every day and loves to share her adventures! A day without seeing those blue eyes would be a trajedy!

Reason #5 I manage to find the comedy in our crazy life and torture my children with photo shoots on a regular basis. All for YOU to enjoy right here on my blog! I also create new words that you can use to impress your friends!

p.s. if you checked all those links, you are a ROCK STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Special thanks to Purell Hand Sanitizer for sponsoring this blog hop.

I ♥ Faces - Completely Candid

The girls were dancing in Lily's room and I peeked in to get a shot for my Project365. I don't know exactly how it happened, but my finger hit the shutter button just as they looked at eachother like this. Pure Luck!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Five Questions Friday

Alrighty then! I am going to participate in Mama M's "Five Questions Friday"
Here goes!

1. What's your favorite line from a movie?
-My favorites, that I can remember right now, are from kids' movies that I have seen a million times. First from Monster's Inc when Mike sings "Put that thing back where it came from or so help help help me....and cut!" I really love that movie
And 2nd, I love the movie Cats and Dogs. We call the kids Scooby Dufus all the time. And I love it when Mr. Tinklestein gets out of the bath and his friend says "I love your fur! It's very slimming!"
And duh! I almost forgot my VERY VERY favorite: "As You Wish." Do you know what movie that is from? Oh Man! My ALL TIME FAVORITE!!!

2. What "group" did you belong to in high school? Goths, jocks, preps, drama, nerds?
-I didn't really belong to any "group" in high school. I was almost anti-social. I had a couple of good friends that I spent most of my time with. But if there was a "cool girl" in a class of mine that didn't have another "cool friend" to cling to, they would always sort of hang with me. I don't know?

3. If you had $1000 just for yourself what would you spend it on?
-new clothes, scrapbook supplies, pedicure, facial, dinner and a movie with Daddy D. All in the same day, please! -or- I would really love a laptop.

4. What was your favorite childhood cartoon?
-I LOVE Tom & Jerry!!! My kids love it too and if it's on it is always our first pick of cartoons to watch!

5. What kind of sleeper are you? Back? Tummy? Side? Sprawler?
-I sleep twisted, which leaves my arms in severe pain most days. From about my waist down, I sleep on my stomach. From the waist up I sleep on my side. It really doesn't sound very comfortable and I wake-up A LOT with my arms asleep. My feet never sleep under the covers!

Let's hear your answers to these questions! Visit Mama M at Five Crooked Halos to get the deets!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What Would Your Children Say Wednesday

Marianne at Family American Style is mixing it up a bit in her post today so I decided I would do a little something different as well. Instead of things my kids have said I will show some of their comical moments that I have been able to capture with the camera. I like to call them "Exploring Their World" moments.

Lily puting on her own make-up. She had it all over her face and hands but didn't get ANY on her shirt or anywhere in the house. I showed her what she looked like in the mirror and she said "OOOH! Take it off Mommy!"

Lily emptying my drawers and putting my very attractive bikini on over her pj's.

Bailey unloading the wipes. Look at that huge stack he had already pulled out. How long was that boy left unattended?

Cute boys unloading the toilet paper. I turned around for 2 minutes to brush Lily's teeth and this is what I found when I turned back!

Darling boys destroying the gingerbread house! They could not stay away from this thing. I don't know if you can see the blank spots where they pulled off the candy and each of them had a hunk of gingerbread in their hands. And they probably shouldn't be standing on the rocking chair like that. Very Dangerous! When I caught them this time, I said "You guys are in so much trouble! Don't move so I can get a picture!"

On an unrelated to kids note, I made up a new word today. Daisy and I were playing on the floor and she tripped on something and fell down. I unintentionally said "Oh Joot!"
This is a combination between "jeez" and "shoot"
You should try using it in a sentence. TODAY!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Things That Make Me Go "Hmmmmm"

The other day Daddy D was on the freeway in stop and go traffic. The guy in the car next to him had his window rolled down and his tattoo covered arm resting on the sill. He also had his music BLARING. Daddy D rolled down his window to hear what the guy was listening to. Much to his surprise it was the most recent Miley Cyrus song.

How many men, tattooed or not, do you think listen to Miley Cyrus?
(My 9 year old is a huge fan!)

How did Daddy D know it was a Miley Cyrus song and sing me the words in an attempt to familiarize me with the song? (This is not a song that our 9 year old has heard yet)


I Heart Faces - Contemplative

This weeks theme at I Heart Faces is Contemplative.

Miss Lily contemplating her life. 3 days old and still a bit jaundice.

Visit I Heart Faces to see more contemplative photos.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Sign and an Award

When my boys were about 15 months old they didn't seem to be talking much and had very little interest in walking. We started seeing Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists. On the very first visit from the Occupational Therapist, she taught us all the sign for "more." The boys started using that sign the very same day. We found out that they could understand pretty much everything we were saying, they just weren't verbalizing the words themselves.

So, for the last couple of months, every once in a while, when I would ask Daisy if she wanted "more" of something I would also use the sign.

More - The thumbs and fingertips of each hand are held together, and the fingertips of both hands tap together several times. Represents gathering more things together. *photo and instructions from*

Last weekend, after Daisy had finished eating her first ever banana chocolate chip cookie she did this:

Silly Smartie! It took me two days to get her to perform for the camera. I'm so excited about her new skill that I'm going to try to teach her a few more signs. Here are a few that I found at **Update: My sister let me know that I forgot to add what the sign actually meant. I added the meanings to go with the actions! Man, I'm tired!**

Mom - The thumb of the sideways "five" hand taps the side of the chin several times. Fingertips may wiggle.

Eat - The fingers and thumb, held together as if holding a small piece of food, tap the mouth several times.

Pain - The two index fingers tap together several times at the location of the pain. The face should show a pained expression.

Play - The "Y" hands are shaken, pivoting at the wrists, representing the shaking of a tambourine.

It has been almost a month since Brandi (one of my favorite bloggers) awarded me with this:

The rules here are to pass the award on to 7 bloggers who I think are honest in their blogging and to list 10 honest things about myself. Here goes:

1. I was born and raised in UT (any questions? It’s ok! Ask!) We now live in AZ and the only time I miss snow is at Christmas. Although, I occasionally missed snow at xmas even in UT.

2. I don’t color my hair. It used to be quite a bit lighter but has gotten darker with each baby. Not too bad though for someone with dark eyebrows!

3. I DO NOT like to fly. Part of the reason is because I don’t fly very often. Last flight was Feb. 2008 and before that was in May of 2007. The other reason and really the true cause of my fears is that I love to watch “Seconds From Disaster” and “Air Emergency” on the National Geographic Channel. Why do I torture myself?

4. My Mom and I both have twins. Twins don’t run in the family, infertility does. Gotta love chlomid!

5. I am terrified of spiders and the only way I dare to kill them is to throw phonebooks at them! My brave Bailey has to rescue me sometime and he will put a jar over the spider so Daddy can dispose of it when he gets home.

6. I am a ScrapLifter. I love to scrapbook, but I am not creative. Proper photo placement is not my "thing." I can however follow a pattern. Anyway, when my family looks at our albums they aren't going to know that I copied the layouts from somebody else!

7. I do not like to eat meat unless it is surrounded by some sort of bread/bun!

OK, this is why it has taken me a month! My sleep deprived mind can't think of anything else right now. I will add more if I can come up with anything else of interest!

And I am going to pass the award on to:
Made in Canarias
Pair Slices
Personalized Sketches and Sentiments
A Nut in a Nutshell
Clay in His Hands
Messy Cars and Muddy Shoes
Granola Mom 4 God

Thank you and Goodnight!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What Would Your Children Say Wednesday

Since we had combo comedy last week with the boys I was hoping to have "Laughs with the Ladies" this week. But Daisy had other plans which included not cooperating for a little video. So we will just have Lily Laughs and I will try to get Daisy's video for later!

I was going through Lily's baby box the other day and found this story. So glad I wrote these things down because this is not a "moment" that I remember!

January 16, 2004

Lily and I were playing dolls. She told me that all 3 of her babies were named Aliah.

I asked "How do you keep them all straight"

Lily replied "Oh, I just iron them!"

Here are some photos of my humorous honey from early 2004:

She has always been so good to pose for pictures. Always puts up with me with a smile on her face!

Gently keeping Bailey's head turned toward the camera.


Helping me with her brother.

Snuggling with the puppy that we only had for 1 week. This was the only time the little guy was mellow!

Click on over to for a midweek comedy session!