Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wedding, Thanksgiving, and Other Loads Of Stuff

Yikes! I feel like it's been forever since my last post. We've been pretty busy lately. Last week we were able to make a quick trip to California for Thanksgiving and Scott's brother's wedding. Actually, we just got back about an hour ago and all I have to say is that Hannah was an *ANGEL* in the car today. The trip could not have gone more perfectly. Oh, and Scott drove the entire way, even though I offered to drive, because he knows that I'm not a big fan of driving. I like him. He's nice to me.

Anyway, we arrived in California last Tuesday afternoon. There are a few things that are a must every time we go to California:

1. Stop at the gas station in Boomtown, NV. For some reason we always stop at that gas station. I don't get it, but it's a must.
2. Eat trashy food until we're about to explode (unless my mom is cooking-she's pretty good about getting us some veggies). Not trashy as in gross, trashy as in extremely unhealthy, but extremely delicious. Fruits and vegetables are not often on the menu unless they are served with butter, cheese, mayo, or on an...
3. In-n-Out burger. In-n-Out is not currently in Utah County, so it is definitely a must when we go to California.
4. Get sick. Yes, for some reason we get sick every time we go to California. This time it was just a soar throat and runny nose/sneezing, but it never fails that we catch some sort of virus.
5. And finally, drive back and forth to all of our parents, grandparents, and extended families houses until we (and especially Hannah) are exhausted. I love it, though. I'm so glad that we get to see everyone when we go there.

As I mentioned earlier, we went there mostly for Scott's brother, David's, wedding. He got married the day after Thanksgiving. Scott was the best man and Hannah was a flower girl. David and Kim looked so great together. We are really happy for them! Here are a few pictures from the wedding.

We're married!

Kim walking with her dad above

Kim's grandma walked with the flower girls and the ring bearer

Scott with the maid of honor

My smokin' hot mother-in-law with the groom

Hannah in her pretty dress

Hannah and Scott

Hannah and the other flower girl were chasing each other on the dance floor at the reception. It was pretty cute.

On Thanksgiving day we had a huge feast with all of Scott's extended family. The food was delicious and it was a lot of fun. There was even a bounce house for the kids to play in. Here are Hannah and Scott in the bounce house and Hannah with her second cousin, Londyn.

And a few other things that we were able to do this week that I failed to get pictures of were going out with my BFF from high school, Stacy and her family, to breakfast and going to a Christmas parade with my dad and step-mom.

Fun week.

Good times.

Until next time my friends.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What to do with a 2 year old on a rainy day-

It's that time of the year. The cold air is peaking its eyes around the corner and with a two year old who constantly wants to go outside to play, I feel like my creative side needs to come out. That's a problem, because I'm not very creative. Here are a few things that I've done with Hannah since the rain and 40 degree weather has hit Utah.

We made puppets out of paper bags.

We baked cookies (I let her pour most of the ingredients and roll the cookies into balls), built a tiny fort, and had a tea party.

I let her try on my clothes and shoes.

We've played hide and seek. She's very good at hiding. Sometimes I can't find her until she says something. I've found her behind her crib, in my closet, under the table, and under blankets.

And my personal favorite, watching Hannah play with a Wii. Thanks again, Wes, for letting us borrow it!!

I've seen magazines with various crafts that a parent can make with their children, but most of them are too complicated for a two year old to do. Of course there are always finger painting and coloring, which she enjoys, but they get boring after awhile. She needs a little brother or sister to play with! Other children to play with fulfill a part of childhood that I can't provide for Hannah. Luckily she has a few friends, but I think that it's going to be a very long winter without the swings and slides. If you have any fun indoor ideas, please let me know.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

"Twick o Tweat"

Arrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!! Hannah was a pirate for Halloween last night. We went out to my sister's house to go trick-or-treating. I'm sad that I didn't get many pictures of her kids and her hubby. Jarin, my bro-in-law, was dressed as a toilet, which I thought was hilarious. He put candy in his toilet bowl and gave it to kids as we were walking around the streets. It was a very clever idea. I didn't get a picture of him, but I did catch him on video. You'll see him on the right hand side of the video. Hannah's pirate hat fell off a few times, which was kind of annoying, but other than that the night went well. She got lots of candy! Afterward, we went over to my sister's house and ate mummy hot dogs, which I failed to get a picture of, and orange drinks with ghost cool whip on top. What a creative sister I have!!! Anyway, here's the short video and a couple of pictures:

Scott and I had patches and hats, but I lost my hat and he lost his patch. So, we didn't really look like pirates at all.....just a girl with an eye patch and a guy with a black hat.

Hannah and Si Si, the snow princess, are shown in the above picture.

Above is Hannah showing all of her delcious candy off to the camera with her incredibly cheesy/fake smile.