Sunday, May 29, 2011


I can't promise you Idaho Falls is the most exciting place to visit... but I can promise you Scott and I would love it! My mom and Kiera with her three little ones came to visit us and had a random week of nice weather (seriously the only nice weather we had all year..).

Here are the two girls in their matching dresses and matching fake smiles.

We think Annie likes swinging.

Kyla has turned into quite the little swing daredevil. I remembered what an underdog was and how much fun swings are!

We had a wonderful day at the Tautphaus Park Zoo. Bryce had a runin with the monkeys that scared him to death.

Annie is like her momma...loves those oreos! (and they are dairy free :) )

Annie would prefer to be read to all day. Or watch kidsongs.

Feeding the geese by the river. What a good grandma.

The easiest baby in the world. Miss Clairey berry pudding and pie. Adorable.

Baths with Bryce AND Kyla? Awesome day.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Phoenix, I miss you.

For our birthdays Scott and I were able to go to Phoenix and visit his sister Lisa and her family. It was 90 degree weather and perfect. I wouldn't have minded never coming home.

We can't thank the Maxfields enough for showing us around! It was so fun to see Ava and Annie together, they loved to talk, laugh, and scream together.

We were introduced to our new favorite place to eat. Oreganos. It was Amazing!

We were so excited to take Annie swimming for the first time. She loves her baths so you would think she would love the pool right? Wrong. She HATED it.

We finally set her up in the shade on a wet towel and she pleasantly played until she fell fast asleep and had a looonnngg nap.

The daddies and their babies.

The boys got us pedicures for Mother's Day!!

Maybe I love Phoenix so much because I was born there. I lived there for 2 weeks and had never been back. This is the house my parents brought me home to. If Scott wanted to move their tomorrow I totally would. Good people, good food, good times.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

9 Months!

My little sweetie turned 9 months! We were supposed to leave at 11 to fly to Phoenix, but our flight was delayed until 4. So we hung out in the airport and Annie took her long nap that I had timed perfectly to happen on the flight.

Annie's first airplane ride! She was wide awake for all of it (a whole 2 hours) and seemed to have fun. The space was a little tight for the squirmer, but it worked.

Pink toenails. She is my daughter afterall.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Babies don't keep

(This has always been one of my favorite poems.. and how my life is going right now)

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth
empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
hang out the washing and butter the bread,
sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
and out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
but I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren't her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
for children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

28 years for Scott!

If you ask him he will probably tell you he is 29 (becasuse "I'm in my 29th year, it makes more sense"). We had a fun party with dinner and family and friends! He requested it this way. That night we packed for Phoenix and had an awesome weekend (next post).

He decided to blow out his 8 candles this year with his arm. It actually worked.

To my favorite 28 year old: Love you!