Thursday, August 28, 2008

2 steps forward, 1 step back!?!

Potty Training sucks! So just as I'm thinking that Charity is completely potty trained and we won't have any more problems, she decides she doesn't want to be potty trained anymore!!! What!?! It was to the point she wasn't even asking for her treat after going on the potty and now she's only going on the potty like once a day. I guess I'm gonna need to kick up the praise and rewards again :( grrrr....

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Oh no!

I forgot to say Happy Birthday to Dennis on here yesterday. Happy Birthday Honey! I love you and hope you had a good birthday!


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm so Proud!

I'm so proud of my brother. I just found out that he is starting college this week! He has been saying for a couple of years he wanted to go but he's finally gone and done it. I just had to share. I am so proud of my brother!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Do they look alike?

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This is Charity at 3 months, and here's Danielle at 3 months.
What do you think, do they look alike?
I definitely think they look similar but yet, different!

Now here's a picture of Daddy, and a picture of Mommy as babies.
(These pictures aren't very good cuz I used my cell phone to take a picture of them out of our picture album)
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What do you think?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A fun Day

So, today was our "play day". I've decided that every Tuesday will be our play day where we go to the park, do a play date, just do fun stuff all day. I think it should be good for us :) This morning we went to the park with Tiffany, Alex, Ginny, James and Violet. We also ran into some other friends there. It was a lot of fun. Then Tiffany and us went swimming this afternoon :) Overall it was a really good day. Oh, at swimming Charity LOVES the slide so we must have gone on it atleast a dozen times. She's too little to ride it by herself so she has to ride on my lap to go down but she wanted to ride it by herself. lol. We got into several disagreements at the top of the slide about whether she could go down by herself or not a couple of times she tried and I barely got her before she pushed off. lol. Silly, silly girl!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Zoo Pictures - As Promised

Here are pictures that were taken at the zoo last week :) I love the one of her in the sunglasses!

Potty Training Success!

4 weeks! And we are done potty training! That's right, she's even pooping in the potty now. We had a breakthrough over the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so proud of my big girl. Ahh, I don't mind not changing her diaper anymore but how it only serves to remind me that my little girl is getting bigger! And her baby sister is just following along right behind her! Danielle is already trying to sit up and wants to pay attention to the world. And she can roll over already! In fact, she likes to sleep on her tummy silly girl. although the other day when I set her on the floor, she rolled over and just started looking around with such a huge grin on her face. You could just tell how she was so proud of herself. Atleast she doesn't roll over and sleep on her tummy at night but oh how quick they grow!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

We love the Zoo

Yesterday Charity, Danielle, Grandpa and I went to Hogle Zoo (pictures to come). It was so much fun! I must admit, I think I love going to the zoo almost as much as Charity does. But, boy does it wear you out! Charity ended up falling asleep in the car on the way home (a little after 6) and I thought I was in for a long night... But nope, she actually stayed asleep and didn't get up this morning until about 8:30! WOW, it's been a long time since she's done anything like that. But, she hasn't been sleeping as well lately so I'm sure it was just a combination of that catching up with her and being worn out from walking around the zoo for five hours. Seriously, she hardly rode in the stroller at all, she walked and played pretty much the whole time we were there!

And she absolutely LOVED the carousel. It was the first time she's been on it and she loved it. So, from now on I think we're just going to have to alternate, one time carousel, one time train or something! I let her ride it twice because she liked it so much and cuz I had gotten 2 tickets so I could take her once and grandpa could take her once, although he ended up opting to sit with Danielle both times. The first time she rode the leopard and the second time she rode the giraffe. She likes the giraffes a lot. She got really upset when we were looking at the giraffes because I wouldn't let her get in with them! I heard "Mommy, want to touch the giraffe" over and over again. Then she got upset again once it was time to move on to look at something else! Oh, and she actually touched the big elephant sculpture this time! She was afraid of it last time and initially this time but it seems she is getting over that. Yay! for Charity! I think we're going to have to go again real soon.

I made a deal with her, after she has pooped on the potty 2x we'll go swimming and after she's pooped on the potty 5x we'll go to the zoo again. Hopefully this is enough motivation to get her pooping on the potty! Cuz she pooped 3x this morning and it would have been so much easier on me if it was in the potty! She's doing great with the potty training, in fact I think she is pretty much there except for the pooping, her last pee accident was a week ago and it had been like a week before that! I've got her in panties full time now (even at bedtime). Dennis didn't want to put her in panties at bedtime yet but I insisted and she's doing great! I told him to why use that if it was needed so we tried it for a few nights and she did good :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Not to outshine my anniversary

I did disapoint dear Dennis though this weekend. He got me the Breaking Dawn book for our anniversary (the fourth book in the twilight series). but little did he know I had bought it earlier in the week, and finished it already! He found my copy on the couch thursday night and thought I'd found where he'd stashed my present and snuck it out! lol. Poor guy, he was disappointed he didn't get to give it to me. But the good thing is that he was planning on giving it to me on our anniversary and I would have been obsessed with reading it which would have completely ruined the weekend for us so it all evened out in the end!

Happy Anniversary

So, we just celebrated our 6th Anniversary last friday (the 8th). It was a lot of fun. Thursday night we went on a date and then we went to a hotel (I rented one here in town) and then all day Thursday we played Zelda: Twilight Princess (for the wii). It was soo much fun. And it was nice to be able to play without a 2-year old distraction ;) She's a really good girl, but she likes a lot of attention and makes it hard to play! We took her swimming at the hotel friday night as well. It didn't last very long though cuz the pool was COLD. She enjoyed it anyway though. I may have to take her swimming again this week. We will see. Oh, the hotel we stayed at had a hot complimentary breakfast. It was fabulous. They had pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, omelots (to order), bacon, sausage, muffins, bagels, pastries, fruit, yogurt and more. It was really good. The only bad parts were thursday night we didn't get to leave for our date until really late cuz Dennis' dad wasn't feeling well and we ended up asking our neighbors to watch Charity that night so it took some time figuring all that out and then Saturday morning Dennis and I both woke up not feeling well! We had upset tummies for most of Saturday :( But luckily we got over it by this morning. Other than that, it was great. Oh, except that we both still feel like we didn't get enough time together but ofcourse we never can get enough time together so that's no surprise. Maybe we'll try to go out and have a date night this friday since it didn't work out that well last week... hmm... we shall see.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Have & Haven't done

I saw this on another blog and it looked like fun. So here goes

Have Done
Haven't Done

Touched an iceberg
Slept under the stars
Been a part of a hockey fight
Changed a baby's diaper
Watched a meteor shower
Given more than you can afford to charity
Swam with wild dolphins
Climbed a mountain
Held a tarantula
Said "I love you" and meant it
Bungee jumped
Visited Paris
Watched a lightning storm at sea
Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
Seen the Northern Lights
Gone to a huge sports game
Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
Grown and eaten your own vegetables
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
Had a pillow fight
Bet on a winning horse
Taken a sick day when you're not ill
Built a snow fort
Held a lamb
Gone skinny dipping
Taken an ice cold bath
Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
Seen a total eclipse
Ridden a roller coaster
Hit a home run
Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
Adopted an accent for fun
Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
Loved your job 90% of the time
Had enough money to be truly satisfied
Watched wild whales
Gone rock climbing
Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
Gone sky diving
Visited Ireland
Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
Visited India
Bench-pressed your own weight
Milked a cow
Alphabetized your personal files
Ever worn a superhero costume
Sung karaoke
Lounged around in bed all day
Gone scuba diving
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Gone to a drive-in theater
Done something you should regret, but don't
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Taken a martial arts class
Been in a movie
Gone without food for 3 days
Made cookies from scratch
Won first prize in a costume contest
Got flowers for no reason
Been in a combat zone
Spoken more than one language fluently
Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
Bounced a check
Read - and understood - your credit report
Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
Found out something significant that your ancestors did
Called or written your Congress person
Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
Helped an animal give birth
Been fired or laid off from a job
Won money
Broken a bone
Ridden a motorcycle
Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
Eaten sushi
Had your picture in the newspaper
Read The Bible cover to cover
Changed some one's mind about something you care deeply about
Gotten someone fired for their actions
Gone back to school
Changed your name
Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
Eaten fried green tomatoes
Read The Iliad
Taught yourself an art from scratch
Killed and prepared an animal for eating
Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
Been elected to public office
Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
Had to put someone you love into hospice care
Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
Had a booth at a street fair
Dyed your hair
Been a DJ
Rocked a baby to sleep
Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four
Raked your carpet
Brought out the best in people
Brought out the worst in people
Worn a mood ring
Ridden a horse
Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe
Buried a child
Gone to a Broadway (or equivalent to your country) play
Been inside the pyramids
Shot a basketball into a basket
Danced at a disco
Played in a band
Shot a bird
Gone to an arboretum
Tutored someone
Ridden a train
Brought an old fad back into style
Eaten caviar
Let a salesman talk you into something you didn't need
Ridden a giraffe or elephant
Published a book
Pieced a quilt
Lived in an historic place
Acted in a play or performed on a stage
Asked for a raise
Made a hole-in-one
Gone deep sea fishing
Gone roller skating
Run a marathon
Learned to surf
Invented something
Flown first class
Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
Flown in a helicopter
Visited Africa
Sang a solo
Gone spelunking
Learned how to take a compliment
Written a love-story
Seen Michelangelo's David
Had your portrait painted
Written a fan letter
Spent the night in something haunted
Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
Ran away
Learned to juggle
Been a boss
Sat on a jury
Lied about your weight
Gone on a diet
Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
Written a poem
Carried your lunch in a lunchbox
Gotten food poisoning
Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
Hiked the Grand Canyon
Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
Gone to the opera
Gotten a letter from someone famous
Worn knickers
Ridden in a limousine
Attended the Olympics
Can hula or waltz
Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
Been stuck in an elevator
Had a revelatory dream
Thought you might crash in an airplane
Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
Saved someone's life
Eaten raw whale
Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
Laughed till your side hurt
Straddled the equator
Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
Sent a message in a bottle
Spent the night in a hostel
Been a cashier
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
Joined a union
Donated blood or plasma
Built a campfire
Kept a blog
Had hives
Worn custom made shoes or boots
Made a PowerPoint presentation
Taken a Hunter's Safety Course
Served at a soup kitchen
Conquered the Rubik's cube (almost)
Know CPR
Ridden in or owned a convertible
Found a long lost friend
Helped solve a crime
Commented on a friend's blog

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Making Jam

So, I figured out this summer that the bushes in my yard are chokecherries. I decided I couldn't let them go to waste so tonight we ended up picking lots and lots of chokecherries and making jam. We just got done around midnight! Ok, so we didn't start until like 7 anyway but still... It was a long and tedious process. Have you ever tried to juice chokecherries!?!?!?! We had to use 3 qts just to get 4 cups of juice!!! We ended up after using 9qts of chokecherries with a dozen jars of jam (8oz) and 2 jars of syrup!!! Now, who can I share my jam with? I've gotta make sure it's good. Oh, and I am so planning on making more. Do you know how many chokecherries are still on the bushes!?! So, now who can I share my jam with? I'm gonna keep a couple for me, Tiffany gets a couple, my mom gets a couple, Laura gets one, Kim gets one, keeping one for the fair next year, keeping one for Tiffany to enter into some competition thing in Salt Lake. Guess that's about it until I get more made!