Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fall Fun and a Bunch of Pictures (A Power Post)

We went to the pumpkin patch today. I've never been before. I didn't really like it, but that was probably because I was by myself. And Inara was crying most of the time. This picture turned out really cute though, and I'm already dreaming up the perfect scrapbook page to compliment it. (Someday I'll post my pages.) Doesn't Aliah's smile in this picture just melt your heart? She's so much fun.

She wanted her picture taken with all of these. She got her head stuck once. It was pretty funny. She didn't care about anything there, not even the animals. Except for the ducks of course. She always likes ducks.

Here Aliah is painting pumpkins with her cousins Tavia and Joanna. I think Joanna looks so pretty. (She's the one looking at the camera.) Her dimples are so cute. (Tavia is adorable too, but you can't really see her face.) Aliah had so much fun. She loves crafts and things that let her work with her hands. Eventually she started eating the paint so we had to make her stop. We'll see if there are any long term effects when she starts school. :)

(Oh funny side story. The other day I was writing a card to someone, a real card with a pen. And I drew a smily face like this. :) Like I was typing. I laughed so hard. We sure live in a technical era huh. I can't even write normal anymore!)

These are the girls Halloween Party outfits. I didn't want their costumes ruined before the big day.

Lets see, what else?

This was kind of funny. We left the girls with Spencer's mom for a couple of hours and forgot diapers, so when I picked them up Inara was in this towel. It's a good thing she wasn't with someone in my generation because they wouldn't have know how to use a cloth diaper. We were so lucky. It made me think about using cloth diapers all the time. It seems a lot more environmentaly friendly, plus I'm sure it's better on the baby's sensitive skin. They still have diaper services right?

My sister Abby and Brother-in-Law Joey were here from Virginia. It was great. We had a baby shower for Abby, and went to the BYU game together. (Go Courgars!)

We made lots and lots of applesauce and various other apple things. It was a good harvest.

Here are my spoils, minus the stuff we already ate, and the other 2/3 that stayed at my sister Sarah's house. We also did peaches and apricots this year.

Here's my unbelievable handsome husband, (seriously he's like a movie star!) with my two beautiful children. I'm the luckiest person in the world.

This last picture is my favorite. What a gorgeous little girl Inara is turning into! Her smile is kind of goofy, but I just had to show it off. It's so big, and when she sees me she always smiles like this. It just melts me. (Like Aliah's smile in the first picture.)

I'll leave you with this little video. We call this freestyle walking.

Being a mom is SO great!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


My most amazing niece Kailey is in Thriller with the Odyssey Dance Company this year, (she's only 14!) and I'm SO proud of her. She works SO hard! She goes to dance class almost every day and still gets great grades and has tons of friends. I don't know how she does it all because every time I see her she acts like she's got nothing in the world going on. She's just so laid back and casual. Anyway I thought I'd post some pictures of her so I can brag. It's about time I wrote about something other then myself and my kids. My big family is the greatest in the world and I'm so proud of all of them!

Kailey is the oldest, then working down are my nieces Gabraylie, Ellary, and Zoey.

Kailey is in the bottom left corner.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Witch's Boot

I made this Witch's Boot at Enrichment. I think it's cute. Thought I should show it off. I love crafts.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bragging Rights

Last night I was planning on making a post bragging about how Inara is just three months old but sleeps all night now that she's learned to suck her thumb. But I feel asleep nursing her to sleep. (I don't want to hear from anyone that I shouldn't nurse her to sleep. I don't care.) And then she was up five or six times. So forget the good post.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Kiwi’s homeland is known as New Zealand, however it was actually first grown in China, and its real name is Chinese gooseberry. This fruit is grown in many European countries but the most appropriate country for Kiwi cultivation is New Zealand due to the climate and the soil. It has an oval and round shape with a rough and feathery outside. Inside it has seeds and it is green with a sweet and sour taste. And today it almost killed me. Well not really. My sister Abby was having some kiwi this afternoon and offered me some. I had never tasted kiwi before so I took a bite. (Just one!) I liked it and quickly decided I was going to start buying them. Until about three minutes later when my mouth filled with sores and my throat closed up. It's a good thing I only took one bite! My brother-in-law took me to get some Benedryl but the pharmacist told me it would dry up my milk if I took very much. That scared me so I decided to wait it out and hope it calmed down. After about an hour it did but it still hurt to swallow. Now I'm totally fine. Isn't it a fun adventure to find out your allergic to something at age 26?!