My dear sweet Molly,
March 30, 2008
My dear sweet Molly,
March 29, 2008
March 28, 2008
9. I am thankful for links because one flight of the conchords is not enough, you should watch this one as well.
10. Last but not least I am thankful to Mister Al Gore for inventing the internet on which I have spent the last hour and it was only going to be for 10 minutes.
March 26, 2008
So this hoodie towel should have been a piece of cake. I lost count how many times I re-threaded my machine, even the times before I broke the needle and had to go get a new one from my mom (thanks mom!). I did not properly install the new needle, which was part of the problem, but didn't realize this until today, while sewing a SECOND hoodie towel, and reading the instruction manual. The first towel I finished was enormous, Owen thought I had made it for him. I payed no attention to the size of the towel when I bought it and since I had used a hand towel instead of a wash cloth, it was HUGE. So here it is, lime green hoodie towel that is now Owen's.
This picture does not do justice to the hugeness and the lime greenness of it at all. This towel would smother that poor baby boy. So on to towel #2. I run to wal-mart first thing this morning to select a new towel. I got a smaller one with a washcloth this time, in blue. Come home, Molly is playing happily, start sewing. Then the same small voice tells me another idea. Hey remember that super cute fishy ribbon you bought years ago for some project and never used? well you should sew that along the edge of the towel it said. And I listened. Why did I listen? Because seriously, how hard can sewing on ribbon be. It's probably not that hard, you just have to not be a spazz to do it. So I get my ribbon sewn on the washcloth. The fish are swimming upside down. Not a huge deal, keep on truckin'. Start to sew the ribbon on the sides of the towel. Get excited that things are going so much better than yesterday, cut ribbon on side of towel too short and I have already sewn 2/3 of it on. Well at least my needle hasn't broke. Spoke too soon. Nevertheless, I finish the towel and manage to fix the side with the short ribbon. And it looks pretty cute. See for yourself.
How cute. Now just pray with me that it doesn't fall apart the first time she washes it.
March 24, 2008
Too busy with their baskets to look at me.
March 20, 2008
March 18, 2008
The rest of the fam!
March 17, 2008
This was the only leprechaun available for a photo, the others were either still at school or asleep.
March 13, 2008
You can also hear Molly "wheezing" like an old woman, it's her new thing she does.
Now wasn't that fun!! Unleash your inner leprechaun, turn up "all irish all the time", and dance a little jig and try to tell me you didn't have a smile on your face. Come on, no ones watching and I won't tell!!!
March 12, 2008
March 11, 2008
March 10, 2008
d. your guess is as good as mine since we haven't lived here in the spring
You'll have to stay tuned to find out, what excitement I know!
The blog has some new features you'll want to check out. First is the new playlist entitled "all irish all the time". In honor of St. Patty's which is only a week away! Do you have your $5 shirts from Old Navy? Cause ya should. Okay that's pretty much all for new features.
We want to give a shout out to Grandma Billie, who hooked Owen and Josh up with 12th row Jazz tickets Saturday night! Owen loved every second of it!! And he got a ball from one of the dancers, BONUS!!
While the boys went to the game, Gavin, Molly and I took Grandma out. We went to cobblestone pizza (yummy!) and then to the sticky shoe to see Enchanted. I will be going to see it again (minus kids) or buying it, since I watched the last 30 minutes through a tiny slit between the doors. Guess whose fault that was. Okay, probably mine for thinking Molly would be nice and wide awake and happy through a movie that started at 7:30. Anyway we had a fun time out with grandma and hope to do it again soon!
March 8, 2008
March 7, 2008
This was taken the night of my seminary graduation. We look so young, and sometimes I still feel that young, then these three kids start calling me MOM and whoa how did that happen.
So here is a list of music I now listen to because of Josh. Music I love and that reminds me of him and fun things we have done.
Lincoln: Josh heard this band at the Warped Tour or something like it. He bought the CD and we listened to it constantly. We call it our Moab music, it's what being in Moab sounds like and we always played it on the drive down.
Flogging Molly: Never in my life would I have thought that this would be something I would listen to, let alone like, or go to their concert and enjoy myself, or be so excited that I bought tickets to their Green 17 Tour in Las Vegas to surprise my husband with. Last year I gave Josh those tickets on Saturday morning, the concert was that night. We drove to Vegas (I was pregnant) saw the show and drove home the next morning. It was so FUN!
The Refreshments: This is such a great band, our kids sing along we listen to it so much.
Bedouin Soundclash: They were an opening band for Flogging Molly when we saw them at the U of U. I didn't really think to much of them, but Josh came home and found them on iTunes and loved them. They have grown on me and Owen really likes them too. Our favorite song is 12:59 lullaby. Super sweet song.
Dropkick Murphys: While they are not my favorite band, they do sing one of my favorite songs. It's called "forever" and it is beautiful.
Give them a listen, you just might surprise yourself and like them too! Now pretend it's friday night dedication show on the radio, this is for all you lover's out there who are looking forward to "forever" with your special someone, Happy Anniversary goes out to Heather & Colby! And my parents Lewis & Toni! wishing you many happy years ahead!
March 6, 2008
Okay so I am all about an easy dinner. If everyone could fix their own, even better. We call that "whatever you want" night. Love those. However when I do prepare dinner it needs to be fast, easy and good. That's what she said. The other night I made Speedy Chicken Stir-Fry, which I think is great. I do a few things differently, I use spaghetti, the light done right version of the dressing, and no peanuts. Sometimes I add more veggies, onions, carrots and red peppers are good in it. My kids really only like the chicken in the sauce so that on plain rice would be good too. Don't worry they both survived eating the ONE piece of broccoli required of them.
Josh peddled his bicycle on down to Hollywood Video and picked up Into the Wild. Wow this was a great movie. It came out last year, but we're a little slow these days. I loved it, but it is rated R for those of you who do not watch those. It made me tear up and flat out cry, and I would have watched it again as soon as it was over. You'll never guess what happens at the end. Well unless you read the book.
Is not Into the Wild. It is The Memory Keeper's Daughter. This made me cry as well. I am not sure where I first heard about this book, but I kept seeing it at Target and never bought it. I found it at Costco for pretty cheap so bought it. It was very interesting and made me think. If you would like to read it I would be more than happy to lend it to you as soon as Melissa is done.
March 4, 2008
JUST KIDDING, come on do you really think I would backhand my kid? Not in public, anyway. Okay for real this time. As we are LEAVING they were playing at the last kid toy thing and he stood up to leave and turned around BASH into a counter that dropped him to the floor. It was so sad, I missed the whole thing (probably yelling at my other kids) but Melissa saw it and she said it was bad.
So we left IKEA on a bad note, but they have both talked constantly about how fun the play land was so we will be back again.
Oh and if you happen to see either of these men please notify the proper authorities.
March 1, 2008
Molly you are now 8 months old and sleeping through the night. yea! Monday was the big day(so much more sad for me than you), you were put down for all your naps awake to prepare you for that night. And you slept until 5am. 5am, who sleeps until 5am and then has to cry themselves back to sleep? You do. I went in twice to try to give you your binky, then just layed there and listened to you cry. It wasn't as terrible as I thought, even though you would stop crying and then start again which is so sad to me. It's like your saying "hey mom aren't you out there, don't you want to come get me?" So you cried one night and that has been it, you have slept through the night ever since. It's only been a week, but it's so much better than up once or twice each night.
Your naps are shorter however, and this makes the day a little longer. We play farm in your room, we play with a basket of toys in the living room, we play in your saucer toy thingy, and yesterday we walked to the park (thank you sunshine). You loved being outside and in your stroller. You watched Gavin ran and play and yelled with delight when he ran up to you.
I am looking forward to warmer days when we can explore outside. Hopefully you will have figured out crawling by then. For now you just push yourself backwards and get so upset because that is not where you want to be. You haven't figured out the get up on your hands and knees part of it. I do think that if you could figure out walking you would just skip to that. Your favorite way to be is standing up. You have been like this since you were just tiny (okay 9lbs isn't really tiny).
I hope this month is one of discoveries for you. If you watch this video you will discover that your love of animals and your dance skillz did not come from me. So far all you got from me is your pleasant disposition and your blue eyes.
Okay apparently the video has too many MB's, I will try again later.