Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stay in pajamas and watch movies all day

It wasn’t until I was halfway through this day that I realized we were living off our list.  I guess it helped that I was super sick and super pregnant, and that Jaxon decided to throw up all day.  But if nothing else, we got to sit around in our p.j’s and watch all sorts of fun movies.  Granted we took little breaks here and there.  Sage did some cleaning, 056

Jaxon took a nap, 057

and I tried to take pictures of my pajamas.  059

That was an effort in and of itself.  Did I mention I only have 3 weeks left?  Ahhhh!

Oh, and when I finally did get the chance to leave the house, I had Sage get herself dressed and this is what she came up with.  The only part I changed was the shoes. 060

She’s so goofy.  I love her to pieces!


Me and PW

Well, I’ve been reading Pioneer Woman’s blog for a long time now, and she’s taught me a lot.  Most recently being how to make some amazing cinnamon toast.  Who knew I’d been doing it wrong this whole time.  Well, when I heard she was coming to my neck of the woods for a book signing, I was thrilled.  I showed up hours early, with my cook book in hand, and waited for hours after just to have her sign it.  Heidi came along for the fun, and fun it was!   Her website is amazing, and I’ve yet to be let down with anything I’ve made from her cookbook.  Here is a picture of my dad with 2 roasts I made for him, one of which was her recipe and it was good!  It was his last meal before he headed off to Africa to be with Heather.  He has since seen a white rhino, a pride of lions eating buffalo, and been charged by an elephant.  WHAT?  And here I think making him two roasts is special.   038 Anyway, back to PW.  Tomorrow I’m making her sour cream pancakes for Holly’s birthday snack.  They are unreal.  I’m not a huge pancake fan, but these are amazing.   Are you sold yet?  Yes, she’s taught me a lot, and now I have a picture of little ol’ me next to my idol.  I mean, just look at how happy I am! :)054

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Let’s give ‘em something to blog about

Today has been a very blog worthy day.  It all began in the morning with Jaxon’s 1st ever soccer practice and game.  He was cute and excited and loved it!  He came up to me before the game and said, “mom, you forgot to tell me something” to which I replied, “what did I forget Jaxon?”, “you forgot to say good luck!”  He’s such a good kid, and I love him to pieces.  IMG_0103

Jake even ended up with the assistant coach position for the day, which he loved.IMG_0107 IMG_0109

It was fun to see my boys out there on the field together.

Next we headed out to Corvallis for Mya and Mckenzie’s birthday party.  We were already late, so having out tire blow out was a double bummer.  Luckily my husband is well educated in the changing tire business having spent our early years of marriage working at Les Schwab.  So with his expertise and an friendly ODOT incident control guy we were on the road again in no time.  Funny how those things that could go so wrong (just imagine my huge pregnant self alone with 2 kids when it happened) end up working out so well.  I got bored during the ordeal, so I took pictures.  Notice Jaxon checking out the action.IMG_0114

The rest of the trip went smoothly, and we made it just in time for the party to have ended.  Which would have been okay, except for I had the cake!   Grandma and Grandpa saved the day with a quick trip to the grocery store.  And that left a whole cake for our little group to enjoy!  Once again, things just worked out okay.IMG_0133 IMG_0115 IMG_0134

It was a mermaid party.  Cute cake huh?  I had lots of fun making it.

Here’s my gorgeous girl.  IMG_0132 IMG_0122

We loved spending the sunny afternoon with family.   

The ride home was wonderfully uneventful day, and thus ends our exciting, blog worthy day.  Now I’m going to try and find a comfortable position in bed and go to sleep. 

Oh, and here’s me and Jess showing off our bellies.  It’s impossible not to laugh when taking a picture like this, hence my scary squinty eyes.  Yes, I’m huge!IMG_0136

And on a last sweet little note, as we were saying our family prayer tonight Jaxon interrupted with a “don’t forget….” which happens often, and usually it’s something to do with sea creatures or what not, but tonight he wanted to make sure we said we were thankful for the man who helped us with the flat tire.  He just get’s it.  And he is an example to me that I need to express my gratitude to my Heavenly Father more for days like today.  Days that His tender mercies are abundant.  Good thing for my 5 year old to teach me these life lessons.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Children’s Museum

We are really going to miss the Children’s museum once we move.