Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Do you think...

We've been reading a little too much Fancy Nancy?

(I actually let her leave the house like this- anyone who saw us on our neighborhood bike ride might have thought she was drowning in tutus.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I know you're GREEN with envy...

...over our awesome St. Patrick's Day breakfast. Okay, maybe not... We thought it would be fun to serve green pancakes and green scrambled eggs this morning. In reality, it took Mase awhile until he would agree to eat it. He kept mentioning green beans and asparagus- he must have thought I was trying to trick him. (:
Ava, on the other hand, was delighted to eat her monochrome meal.

I also made these cookies for playgroup. Note to self: When making green cookies, please consider that the oatmeal chocolate chip variety tends to resemble guacamole, especially in the dough form. It looked disgusting, but they were pretty tasty.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! And Happy Birthday Lindsey!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Visitors... FINALLY!

Since we have moved, we have made some really great friends and are starting to feel very settled here. I feel weird even writing that because this place was so NEVER in our plans. But we feel very blessed.
We do miss our family and friends who do not live near us anymore, so it was so exciting to have my parents come to see us this last weekend. Along with showing them our new home and letting them see into our new life, we went exploring around Northern Arizona and saw some sights I had never seen before... Thanks mom and dad for giving me a reason to see some interesting sights!

Mason's favorite was Meteor Crater. The day before we went my Dad said this phrase, all too enthusiastically, "I LOVE meterorites!" and it has made me laugh out loud every time I have thought of it since. All of my brothers and sisters can attest to his love of nature and geology. On many road trips we heard, "Look at that sulphur, MIL!" So Meteor Crater was perfect for him...

Anxiety filled my SOUL on our next journey. I knew Walnut Canyon was beautiful and I also knew we would see ancient ruins from Native American tribes who used to reside there... sounds like a fun trip right? Yeah, until I realized it was a hike down a canyon mostly WITHOUT guardrails and pretty much 4 feet of walking space until you plunge to your death in the deep canyon below.
Most people would have no problem with this, but I have a fear of heights (especially right on-the-edge heights... I have lived in Arizona for 28 years and have never been to the Grand Canyon- there is a reason for this) and was SO sick to my stomach taking my energetic, carefree children down there. I had what I refer to as "jello legs" and was unable to look down. And I am sure my poor children have bruises on their hands with how tight I was squeezing them. I apologized to Ro for being slightly (okay, EXTREMELY) neurotic, but I have never felt quite so out of control.

You can tell I am forcing a half-smile in this pic, and that my kids can sense my uneasiness... it was for your own good! (:

It ended up being so beautiful, but I took a long deep breath when we safely reached the top and were on solid ground.

The visit was SO much fun, and I hope we get many more visitors in the future. We are fully aware that our little town doesn't have much to offer in entertainment, so we promise to bend over backwards to make sure our guests have fun SOMEHOW. (: Even if it's just a show put on by THIS silly girl...

Of course they couldn't leave without Standin' on the Corner. And the kids played in the "flat bed Ford" they have parked there (from the song). Fun times- MISS YOU!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Their point of view

I saw this on someone else's blog and I was interested to see what they would say... and a little scared of the truth! (: Turns out it wasn't so bad.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
M- I love you
A- You make me happy

2. What makes mom happy?
M- Me
A- When you see Daddy

3. What makes mom sad?
M- When I don’t hug you
A- When Daddy's at work

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
M- Tickle me!
A- I laugh hard!

5. What was your mom like as a child?
M- I don't know
A- She was yellow

6. How old is your mom?
M- 30
A- Three

7. How tall is your mom?
M- 50 feet
A- Big

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
M- Play with me
A- Make bows

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
M- Cry
A- Daddy plays with me

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
M- Painting and Dancing- I like when you do this-- (and demonstrates some slightly 80's moves)

11. What is your mom really good at?
M- Thumb wars
A- Bows

12. What is your mom not very good at?
M- Chasing me cuz I run too fast

13. What does your mom do for a job?
M & A- Make bows

14.What is your mom's favorite food?
M- Taco Tangles
A- Cherries

15.What makes you proud of your mom?
M- That you’re fun
A- I like your pretty bows

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
M- From High School Musical- the one with yellow hair
A- Luke Skywalker

17. What do you and your mom do together?
M- We play games and hide and seek
A- Clean up

18. How are you and your mom the same?
M- We’re not the same
A- We like to get drinks

19. How are you and your mom different?
M- We don’t wear the same clothes.
A- Your hair

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
M- Cuz I’m smart
A- I love you too.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
M- She loves him…. Because they’re married!!!
A- They like to play toys wiff me.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
M- Disneyland!
A- To Winslow