28 September 2009


I feel like I have been in major blogger slack mode. It's not like we haven't been doing anything, I just haven't posted. Our camera is being crazy too so we haven't been able to take many pictures.

Let me start with last week. My mom's birthday was on the 17th so the weekend before we went to the Greek Festival in SLC. It was delicious as always and the entertainment was authentic. Adelaide tried her first bite of calamari and loved it. She even ate the pieces with the little legs.

We also celebrated at the state fair. It was hot, the roasted corn was so good, and so were the Pronto Pups.

The 20th was my niece Sophie's 1st birthday! I can't believe how fast a year has gone by, it's crazy. We celebrated last Saturday at Draper City Park with some yummy food and kite flying.
Can I say how much I love Costco cake. I seriously love it, I'm not good at making cake myself so it's like pure heaven to me. Soft and delicious, mmm.

Saturday night I joined Natalie and Carina for a killer Killers concert. They seriously put on an awesome show and sound awesome live. We had so much fun, next time we'll do GA Nat! It's kind of strange, but I think Brandon Flowers resembles Davey, especially in the Spaceman video. Just sayin'.

21 September 2009

One of These is Not Like the Others

The other day on the way to work I was behind a school bus. When it came to a stop sign it let some kids off then pulled away. I moved up to the stop sign next and two kids from the bus stop taunted me just as I started to go. I was clueless. Why would they call ME names?
I arrived at work a few minutes later still perplexed by the incident when I noticed the other bikes around me.

I still don't get it.

19 September 2009

Sleeping Arrangements

She sleeps with it on the floor of her room.
She sleeps with it in Ma and Pa's bed.
Tonight she brought it with her to a sleepover
In Mommy and Daddy's bed.
Even in her own bed, its a must.
And tomorrow when we go to church,
She will tuck her toy horses in it for a good nap.
Its her new sleeping obsession.
Her sleeping bag.

14 September 2009

Our School

Davey and I decided that we would do our own preschool at home for Adelaide. This stems from him not really wanting her to go to preschool, why I really don't know. If that was the case, then I decided to do it myself. Parents need to take charge of their children's education right?

I spent the summer printing and gathering materials and ideas for our little school. Most of them stemmed from my sis-in-law's curriculum she taught her kids, others I found online.

I set up a schedule, Mondays would be letters, Wednesdays would be numbers. So, today we began with the Letter Aa.

It was all about apples. We read a story called Apples, Apples, then we did a couple of crafts. One was where you cut an apple in half so you can see the star in the core, dip it in paint and stamp it on the paper until your heart's content. I drew a tree on a piece of paper and she got to paint her own little apples on the tree. Then we practiced writing the letters which she loved! We sang a little song about apples falling from the tree, then we made homemade applesauce (which turned out so yummy and was very easy too).

We're going to hang all of her artwork and letters on the wall for the week so she can see and remember what she did. She really had a good time which made me happy. I was worried she wouldn't like mommy being her teacher but it worked out great. I had a good time too!

07 September 2009

Labor Day Weekend

We went to Swiss Days in Midway on Saturday. I remember going when I was a kid and I must say, it is nothing like I remember it. It has been like 20 something years but hey, come on. We had a good time though. I had my first knockwurst sandwich which wasn't too shabby. I'm not really a fan of the sauerkraut they put on it. I've tried it many times but I just don't dig it.

Davey made us pose with this guy. He was running the booth that had all of the sheep boots, hats, and slippers. He was weirded out that Davey asked him to pose with us. We were weirded out that we had to pose with him. Weird. He does look a bit authentic though doesn't he?

Today we went to the good old Payson Onion Days parade.
I love Payson, I love Onion Days, I love the parade too. Adelaide also loves the parade, except for when the firetrucks blast their sirens and horns as they pass by.

Her grandpa gave her some tickets to ride on some of the carnival rides. She loves the rides. I love this picture of her and my dad on the merry-go-round, so cute.

I miss living in a small town. It definitely feels different than anywhere else. It's funny when you're younger and you can't wait to get out of the town you grew up in, then as you come back when you're older you realize how nice it was. Good old Payson.

03 September 2009

Slidin' and Ridin'

I've been busy lately. I usually post about our weekend right away but this has been my first chance to finally sit, relax, and blog. So I give you:


Kade turned 5 which granted him the coolest Batman swim party ever.

Adelaide was even brave enough to go down the slide all by herself this time.
She's growing up (sob).

Thank goodness Mia and Adelaide share a love for the horse. Mia turned 2 and was the sheriff of her party. Stacy (the creative genius that she is) made each of the kids a horse with a birth certificate. I'm telling you Stacy, sell 'em on etsy! Adelaide has been snuggling hers at night for the past week.

(Adelaide is totally picking her nose. Click to enlarge.)
It was a great weekend! September, October, and November hold many more birthdays for our family and friends. Birthday season here we come.