Sunday, July 17, 2011

WANTED: motherly advice

Terrible Twos... I think we dread them all our lives right? I always did. It seems to me like Adaiah started her terrible twos right after she turned one. I was mortified that I would have to endure the terrible twos for a year longer than I thought! Thankfully she did grow out of the tantrum stage and for a good while there I had a very obedient angel on my hands! And I thought all was right with the world.... think again.

Just tonight Adaiah and I had a battle over a piece of chicken. She didn't want to eat her dinner (this unfortunately seems to be a daily occurrence as of late). So when she doesn't want to eat I always make her at least take one bite and if she doesn't want anymore she doesn't have to eat it. Tonight this battle went on for 40 whole minutes. After about 20 minutes she finally took the bite of chicken. Then for the next 20 minutes she held it in her mouth refusing to swallow it. She even asks for punishment instead of having to do what I ask her to do. She did finally swallow the bite of chicken but only after both of us are in tears. I put her to bed and then I just felt soooo emotionally drained. I really hate this part, I hate to punish her over and over but I know that I need to be consistent and I can't let her win.

I guess I am just needing some advice or some encouragement because I just feel like I am doing it all wrong! Don't you wish there was a mother's handbook out there that told us the right way to do everything!?

Sigh.... well here is a picture of Adaiah in time out... she's still so cute when she is standing there with her nose in the corner. And I just love her so much it makes my heart hurt.

Oh and I just thought I would share a highlight of the night :) Adaiah wanted to pray for dinner and this was how it went

"Thank you God for chicken, ketchup, rice" - pause - "mommy what's this?" (bread) "bread, fork, spoon, princess (because her fork and spoon have princesses on them) juice (then she looks at my plate) chicken, rice" - pause - "mommy what's that?" (bread) "bread, juice, mommy, daddy, adaiah, AMEN"

She melts my hearts :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mission Organization: Complete

Ok I have finally completed my mission of organizing my pantry! Hallelujah!! Well It's not 100% complete I still want to get some kind of can organizer. But at least it is more functional than before! I actually know what I have in there! Thanks to my wonderful husband for hanging these up for me :)

First you have to have the right tools!

Then you can put it all together! Yay!

Monday, April 11, 2011


I don't know what happened...

My pantry hasn't always looked like this. But one day it was all of a sudden a huge mess! I can never find a thing and every time I open that door I just get all frazzled!

So I need to do something about it!

My Mission: Organize the Pantry!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

I love FREE stuff!

I love free stuff! And I LOVE Rod Works! We discovered it about a year ago just up the street from us. And I have decided that I want to decorate my whole house with their stuff! I just absolutely love it all! So anyway, I think twice a year they have a Girl's night out. And everything in the store is 20% off plus they have a few select things that are 50% or more. And then about every 15 minutes they do games! I am never one to win things, so I wasn't really expecting to. But the very fist game of the night they asked for the first two people that found pennies between 1980 and 1990 to come up. I was the first! I was shaking I was so excited :). Then me and another lady had to stack 5 apples on top of each other.... doesn't sound too hard huh? Well it is! Especially when your hands won't stop shaking! But I did it! I could not believe it! And this is the basket of stuff that I got for free. So fun! Just thought I would share. And if you live in Utah they have stores there too. You have to check it out!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


We drove out to Colorado for Thanksgiving! I'm not putting all the pictures up just a few of Simeon and Adaiah. They are cousins! They were so cute together and just loved playing together! They also loved to hug... as you will see :)

Plenty of hugs!

On our way to town, it was so bright!

Down in town there were a couple snowmen
Simeon loved them!

Adaiah wasn't so sure, she kept her distance

Cute cousins!

Lanae, Seth & Simeon

We had a great time seeing you Lanae!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


We finally got a 2nd car!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

California Trip - Day Four, final day

On our last day we went to California Adventure. It is right across from Disneyland! It was lots of fun! This one is also geared more towards adults. This park closes at 6, so after it closed we went back over to Disneyland for 2 more hours and did a couple more rides that were weren't able to do the first day, thanks to the park hopper pass!


Walking into the park the first thing you see
is the Golden Gate Bridge!


Our first ride was the Grizzly River Run! We didn't have to wait at all!


I would buy that toy!


View from the Ferris Wheel


Seth went on this one alone.... I hate these kind of rides


He was very sad, he said I should have been next to him


The slowest bumper cars in the history of bumper cars


Hollywood Studios Backlot, that is actually a painting behind me


Back in Disneyland, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!


They brought back the Captain EO 3D film from the 80's. It is a Michael Jackson film...... terrible!