Monday, April 23, 2012
Dana's version, I had to make one. The burp cloth on the right was made using Dana's tutorial. Three is a start, but I'd really like a bunch more. We'll see what I can do!
Oh and I found baskets to go in my changing table! The colors are perfect and match the quilt my mom is going to make. I think I'm gonna make some tags to hang on the baskets so I know what's inside each one. Then I'll take a picture :) 4 weeks from tomorrow is the due date! Yikes! I'm starting to think of the lovely labor process and well, that part doesn't make me excited!! But I can't wait to meet this guy that is moving all over the place!
Friday, April 13, 2012
No, it's not the baby yet!! One of these arrived for me the other day. It's a laminator! I just decided that there are some things that I want laminated and it can be so expensive at a copy center. This was under $30 and I already have a few file folder games that need to be finished. With little kids I figure there are so many uses for it!
Many people ask us about house plans. Well, we are still figuring out paying back loans and that fun sort of thing (notice the sarcasm) so we aren't sure. But if we move, you'll be sure to know!
While I'm updating, here's a few things about the girls lately. Molly told me this a few weeks ago.
"Even though you are preganant (that's how she says it), I still love you!" Gee, thanks!
Molly is still her busy self. Her preschool teacher told me yesterday that they had brought in a bunch of different kinds and colors of artificial flowers and vases for the kids to play with. Molly worked very slowly and carefully to make up an arrangement and told her teachers that she wanted to give the flowers to her great grandpa. Isn't that so sweet? They told her she couldn't take them home since they belonged at the school, but that she could try a flower shop maybe. She is very thoughtful of others!
Ali is busy and getting into things and always managing to find candy in hidden places! Lately she wants to wear nightgowns every night (I think since Molly has several) and dresses. Good thing I have a few dresses that she can play in! She also has recently been determined at keeping her binky. A few months ago I attempted to take it away, but she wasn't taking a nap without it, so we decided to keep it until after the baby arrives. We keep telling her she's a big girl, but she says, no, I'm a baby! Silly girl! We also like to tease her and say, "Are you bopper?" (a nickname we have for her) and she will say, "No. I'm Ali!" It's pretty cute. She also wants to be held a lot. This makes me nervous with the baby coming soon. I've told my mom that Ali is going to become her baby pretty soon! She also has decided to go from calling my parents the traditional "grandma" and "grandpa" to calling them "grammy" and "grampy". I think my mom likes it because it sounds pretty cute and she's the only one who calls her that, but my dad isn't so sure. Probably because sometimes it sounds a bit like "grumpy"!!
Oh and before I forget...we are getting a new park in the area!! And it is going to have a SPLASH PAD!!!!! I am soooo dang excited! We don't have any splash parks or pads near us. I think the closest one is in Alpine, which is like 20 minutes away or so. For those who live by me, it's in Cottonwood Heights and it's called Mountview Park. You can google it. I passed by it today and decided to look it up because I've been dying to know if there would be a splash pad and yes!! There is one! It's supposed to open May 19th. I'm thinking we will spend lots of time there this summer!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
here), but it worked out ok I think! It's a bit more challenging with 9 am church, but for Easter you have to pull out all the stops, right?!
I found a couple of Easter ideas that we also did/will do today. The ideas are from a blog called beinglds.blogspot.com. Anyway, I printed out the story of Jesus Christ from an old Friend magazine and we are going to do the resurrection rolls. You can check out her blog for these ideas and more! I hear Ali up from her nap, so we will do the rolls now!! We wanted to make sure the girls understand the real meaning of Easter and why we celebrate it. We read the little books about Christ and Molly surprised us by knowing a lot of the story of the resurrection. Happy Easter everyone!
Molly was out of school this past week for spring break, so I decided I should knock out some baby projects. I made a receiving blanket, a burp cloth, and I'm working on a quilt made with some scraps I have. I still have a few other things to do, but I'm feeling better about being a bit more prepared. I will show you pics of the projects soon I hope.
Also, this past week, Justin has made it big!! He received an email on Monday while at work from a professor telling him he was on the front page of the university's paper!! Click here to read the article. Here's the picture.
Isn't this so Justin?! I love it. He has been in a counter-terrorism class this semester and they had a live simulation. He was randomly assigned as secretary of state and he worked with other classmates who were in other positions (President, VP, Sec. of Defense, etc.) in a simulation where they had to deal with terrorists. Anyway, he has really loved the class and his school is the only law school in the nation to offer a class like this.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The kids had a great time of course! All smiles.
Here's the other 3 anxiously awaiting their turn to hunt!