Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hee Haw Farms

We took the fam to Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove last weekend.  I think it is new this least I hadn't heard of it before.  Really cute place.  We actually made it out of the corn maze by playing rock paper scissors a few times and by following the sound of tractors.  Jake loved the corn cannonballs and being buried in the corn kernels.  Stevie loved the trick or treat hayride, especially Dorothy and also scaring herself with a crazy rocking chair lady.  Kelly loved looking for pumpkins and chasing Jake and Stevie everywhere.   

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kelly is Riding a "Real" Bike

Well....I haven't posted in a very long time.  I get overwhelmed with posting in order.  But I give up! That might take me forever.  I am just going to start with today.  Kelly has been riding her "run" bike really well all summer.  We have been kind of stalling on the pedal bike so that her brain could catch up with her physical abilities :-)  But now she really wants to do it.  Here is some video from today.  A very determined little girl.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Jake Did It!

This is a random post...but it is a common topic of conversation in our house.

Jake finally hit the 40 lb mark yesterday!  We have been waiting for him to get there for quite some time. He is now legal for a booster seat, at 6 1/2 years old :-)   Part of me thinks that I shouldn't be encouraging weight gain...but the other part is happy that he realized that he needed to eat more so he can grow...and he did it!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Conversation with Kelly & Stevie Kate

As we were driving to Wal-Mart yesterday, Kelly pointed out a convertible and said, "That is a cool car."  Then after a minute she also added "This is not a cool car." And all with a disgusted look on her face.  I asked her if she meant our van...and she said yes.  I got a pretty good laugh out of that one! 

I then asked Stevie what kind of car she would drive when she grows up and she said, "A van like ours."  I guess she doesn't really know much about cars :-)  But then she added "Except without the box on top...I don't really like that." 

Well...I know I don't look very cool driving our wonderful van (aka Smartie)...but I love it and wouldn't want any other car right now.  But ask me in a few years...

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Several big things have been going on with Miss Kelly.  The first one makes me a little sad - she gave away the pacifiers aka PACI.  We have been talking about giving them away to her baby cousin Halle for quite some time.  We tried not to push it too much...but just kept talking about it.  Last weekend she seemed ready, so we packed them in a bag and took them to see Halle at Grandma and Grandpa's house.  She was so brave and excited.  Since tears...just a few little whines on one day.  Kelly seems very proud of herself.

The other two things are exciting and fun for us - Kelly went skiing for the first time and Kelly loves to bike on the pink run bike.  I waited until a really warm day and then took Kelly and Stevie out to ski.  She walked really well in the boots and seemed very excited.  She loved to watch Stevie and tried really hard to do the "pizza."  I was impressed with how hard she tried...and didn't whine once.  After going on the Magic Carpet a few times, we decided to try the chairlift.  Stevie Kate didn't want to ride with someone else, so I rode with her and Kelly rode up with another instructor.  I have to say, I still get so nervous riding lifts with little ones and especially when it is someone else holding my child...but she did just fine.  Wonderful first day on skis and now Steve is going to take her out again this weekend.

Kelly has been riding the run bike for several weeks now and loves it.  She is getting the gliding part down and enjoys riding with the older kids up and down the street.

My baby is growing up!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stevie Wanted a Bob

Stevie Kate has been wanting a bob haircut for several weeks now.  One of her friends had it done and she loved it.  I tried to talk her out of it...only because I love ponytails...but she was set on it.  Funny how I had to beg her to get her hair trimmed about six months ago :-)

So I took her yesterday and asked that they cut it only short enough so that it will still fit in a ponytail somewhat.  Here is before and after.  It really isn't a bob...but she loves it.

There is More Progress...

I woke up this morning very panicked because I had a dream that the house flooded again.  This time it was because I was busy working in the office and the kids were playing in the bathroom with water.  Ouch...but it's not true...thank heavens.

We are so close to being done with the "remodel."  The remaining items are baseboard downstairs and more painting.  Yeah!  I love the new floors.