Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pretty Boy

I think the picture speaks for itself. This is what happens when I ask Wes to keep an eye on Evan. Who would have guessed that Evan would be the first to play with my make-up and not Makayla? At least he got the mascara close to his eyes. Not bad for a two year old.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Big Boy Trouble

I remember being at the Little Gym and the moms were talking about how hard it is to keep their kids in their cribs. A couple moms even had what they called a crib tent. I guess you put your kid in the crib and then you trap them by zipping them in. I thought it was funny because I had never had any major problems keeping Makayla or Evan in their beds. I mean who is in charge here? You just need to teach your kids to mind (right?). Little did I know...When we moved into our house, we replaced Evan's crib with a "big boy bed". Big mistake! Evan thinks it is the best time ever to get out of bed, open his door, and very cutely say,"hi mommy, hi daddy." Then the minute that he sees us comming, he very calmly, walks back to his bed. It is hard to get mad or be all strict when he is just so cute (the downfall). We are making progress, however, he is now geting out of bed about four times as opposed to the thirty when this started. The crib tent is not looking so bad anymore.

House Update

Here is a house update that also goes along with Ashley's picture tag. It has been so nice to get settled into our house this week. One of my favorite things has been to watch Makayla and Evan play together in their rooms, rediscovering all the toys that have been packed up for so long.

For the picture tag I was suppose to post a picture of the 4th picture from my 4th folder. For me that just happened to be a before picture of our kitchen. It is so crazy how much it has changed.
Not quit the retro I was going for. Although the curtains and the bar stools were just an added bonus.
This was actually quite the fancy kitchen back in it's day. You could tell that the previous owner really loved to cook. Hopefully a little of that will rub off on me!

I loved how ever thing has turned out. My favorite is the back splash. It reminds me of an opal or the inside of an abalone shell. Every time I walk in I love it even more.
Many were skeptical about my green island, but I love it! We or I should say Wes still needs to put the hardware on the cabinets, but I am still amazed at the fact that I have running water that I hardly notice.

Here is the nook. This a work in progress. I am going to paint it green to match the island and put cushions on it. As for my siblings, I can not wait for all the game nights that will take place here. And don't worry because when you lose, my pretty kitchen will cheer you up. Game on!

Little Farm Hands

The kids love to go outside and play. With the recent rain, everytime they went outside thier shoes would be covered in mud. Anyone who knows me well knows that this is a serious problem. It was time to get some boots. Now not just any boots would do. They couldn't just be cute, they had to be tuff...I'm talking farm boots. So I drove to Lee's Feed (that's the local farm store). The great thing about this is that I have lived in this area on acreage most of my life and this is the first time I had actually gone inside. Evan was like a kid in a candy store. He ran over to the yellow and green John Deere gloves and exclaimed, "Daddy!" He helped me pick out the perfect boots for him and Makayla. I can actually see myself becoming a frequent costmer of Lee's Feed...maybe there is hope for me yet. As for the kids, they couldn't be more at home while they jump in the mud and chase turkeys all over the property.

Happy Halloween

We had a blast during Halloween this year. It was so much fun to see how excited Evan got when he figured out what this holiday is all about...costume= free candy and staying up way too late. For Halloween we headed to our ward trunk or treat. The cars are always decorated so creatively. I wasn't sure what to do seeing how my van was full of moving boxes. Luckily Amy let grab a spot by her very cutely decorated car.
This is the only pictures I was able to snap before Evan took his hood off. Makayla was excited to wear her Ariel wedding dress that grandma and grandpa Larsen got her at Disneyland. She was concerned about how her hair was going to turn out without her Aunt Megan there to do it for her. I told her that I used to do Aunt Megan's hair when she was little so there was nothing to worry about. (not to mention that I do Makayla's hair everyday) Apparently I am not as good at the fancy styles as Megan. Although I could have used Megan's help in the make up department...definitely not my area of expertise.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We have offically moved into our house this weekend. It has been such a long time coming that I can't believe it has finally happened. It is so fun unpacking and putting things away. Our stuff have been in storage so long that I had forgotten about most of it. This is the first time I have unpacked with the feeling of being settled. I don't have to think about when or where we will move to next. This is our home...we love it and feel truely blessed to be here. I will update with some pictures soon.