Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Pictures!

Ever since Hannah was a baby I've been taking pictures of her in her spring/Easter dress. I'm not the best photographer, especially of little girls that won't cooperate very well. And I don't really know how to use our editing program either. But, I still think it's fun to take pictures of them and the place we went today was beautiful! I love all the gorgeous flowers. Too bad I didn't know this place existed until a couple of days ago. Anyway, here they are!

Below was the best one I got of all three of them. Hannah's got her "constipated" smile. Hannah has a beautiful smile, but sometimes when the camera comes out she pulls this smile. And Bailey is turning around, so you can't see her face very well.

Friday, April 15, 2011


It's been awhile since I've posted videos, so here are a few. Brynn finally started walking all the time! Yes, she's 20 1/2 months and I've been wanting her to do it for about 6 months now, but I'm still really proud of her. So I caught a little bit of her on video and a little bit of Bailey counting to 10.

This next video is cute to me. Just watch.

Remember me telling you about how EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. the girls sit down to drink they spit? Well, here's proof. Little stinks!

Monday, April 04, 2011

The Fashion Bug

Fashion Bug- Someone who looks at fashion blogs and really wants to get a new wardrobe.

Yes, that would be me. I've got the bug. It's contagious. The past three months I've been obsessed with looking at fashion blogs. My two favorites are Kendi (I found her blog through someone else) and Cori, who was one of my closest friends in high school. I love both of their styles and I've learned a lot about fashion.

Since I've had kids, shopping for myself has not been my top priority. When we do go shopping for me, I usually end up getting something for my girls instead because the stuff that I really like is super expensive. Plus, they're much cuter than I am. These blogs have really inspired me, though, to take care of myself. I know that when I feel like I look good, I feel better on the inside, which makes me more confident in my everyday happenings and makes me a better mom. I don't think it's a good thing to constantly be spending tons and tons of money on yourself, but I do think it's important to make yourself feel pretty, however that may be. One of the first things I'm going to do when Scott gets a job is go shopping for myself. Selfish? Maybe, but what can I say, I've got the Fashion Bug and I'm itching for a new wardrobe.

Hannah looked so cute today, I had to take some fashion pictures of her. She looked so grown up with her hair in a side bun (which looked way better this morning than it does in these pictures) and her new rose earrings.

Striped Cardigan- Children's Place, Boots and Dress- Old Navy, Leggings- Target,
Floral Embellishment- made by my friend Cori, Earrings- Icing.

Sunday, April 03, 2011


I love holidays. It's so much fun planning them and seeing the faces of my three girls when something special is planned. On Valentine's Day, my girls woke up to balloons and streamers in the front room and kitchen. There doesn't seem to be anything more exciting to my girls than a balloon. Apparently they are the best things on earth. So for Valentine's they got helium balloons and mouth-blown up balloons.

The above was breakfast. Heart pancakes (which are not pictured). For dinner, we had a fancier decorated table with a table cloth and a pepperoni pizza in the shape of a heart, thanks to Papa Murphy's. Scott and I got to go out on a date the Saturday before to a BYU basketball game and then out to eat.

Each girl got some candy, a stuffed animal, a balloon, and a note naming off 10 things that Scott and I love about each of them. I hope to make that a tradition and keep them until they're adults.

Hannah got some chocolates and a rose from her friend Ammon. I have a feeling that this is the first of many that this child will be getting in her life time. I must admit that it was really cute to watch them exchange gifts. Hannah just colored him a picture, but Valentine's Day is a girl's holiday anyway, right?

On to St. Patty's day.....

(Pics are kind of out of order, but I'm too lazy to change it)

Shamrock pancakes for breakfast! Let's face it, you can pretty much do anything with a pancake. Egg pancakes for Easter?? I think so.

Leprechauns love rainbows, right? So we had a rainbow cake for dessert.

Corned beef and cabbage, mashed potatoes, rolls, and salad. Oh yeah, and a green drink (sparkling apple cider). I didn't dye the mashed potatoes green this year. I figured we had enough food coloring for the day with the cake, pancakes, and green drink. I wanted to get green St. Patty's day plates and cups but apparently St. Patty's day is not a big deal in Utah because I couldn't find them anywhere. Come on, people, where's your Irish pride?

Mmm..... food coloring and chemicals. Delish!
(Actually this cake was really delicious, if I do say so myself.)

Here's the leprechaun catcher that Hannah and I made. I think he really liked it.

Yup, he did like it, and we caught him. I think he especially liked the rainbow that Hannah painted for him on the inside of the box. He even left us some gold chocolate coins. We left him some rainbow Trix to eat so we could catch him. Unfortunately, he turned to stone before he could eat any of them. Don't worry, that night he turned back into himself and ran away. We'll see you again next year, Pat.

Hannah wore this same dress last year for St. Patty's Day. Apparently it's the only all green item she has. Good thing it still fits!

Hmmm....let's see. How many pictures does it take to get all three of my girls' eyes open? Forget all three of them smiling.

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Take 5

Take 6

Take 7

Take 8

Take 9

Take 10

Take 11

Take 12

13!! It takes 13.

Apparently the flash on my camera is extra bright. Thank heavens for digital cameras. Otherwise I'd be going through a lot of film right now. Happy really belated holidays!