Thursday, February 26, 2009

Grandma Norah's Doll

Okay, so, Jason's Mom let Jordyn borrow a doll. It is a boy doll. We know that because he has ALL his parts. Jordyn loves him. He is plastic and heavy, but he looks like a real baby. He even has a diaper. (Good thing, because, again, he has ALL his parts!)

Well, like I said, Jordyn loves this doll. When other kids come to play she will not let them touch him. When we tell her she can take a toy with her in the car she usually picks this doll. Whenever I feed Tessa, she feeds her baby. He even burps...and she makes the appropriate sounds too.

Today, for nap time, Grandma Norah's Doll had to go with her to bed.

The other thing I wanted to add about Jordyn is about shoes. She Loves Them! Usually, when I don't care to much, I let her pick which shoes she wants to wear. I'm not sure that a 19 month old child should have 9 choices of shoes, but she does. Well, these are the shoes that Jordyn picked today. They are two sizes too big...AND you can't see it, but she has on BRIGHT RED socks. She picked those too. (I thought Jason would especially enjoy this picture because he likes these shoes more than me.)

My Little Tessa....she doesn't do much, but she sure is cute. Here she is in the dress she wore on Sunday. Jordyn never wore it, not once. We just had so many dresses for her and by the time we tired it one her it was too small. So, her is Tessa. Isn't she cute!

And I couldn't help but add this one. Cute Smile!

P.S. I need one more person in my "Pay It Forward" post to make a comment. Come on! It will be so much fun!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pay It Forward

Good luck!{The Rules}

1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!

2. Winners must post this challenge on their blog, meaning that they will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on their post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate pictures and comments! If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along.Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!

SO, REMEMBER…Pay it forward!

More of that Puppy Love

On Saturday afternoon we went over to Julie and Jesse's house to play outside with all seven puppies. It was lots of fun, but I think that Jordyn liked them much much better when they were in a box in the house. As long as they weren't biting her pants she was fine. Hopefully she loves the puppy we bring home next week. "NO! NO!" She would say...It was so funny!

Jordyn and Aunt Leslie
Jason drinking a Pepsi with his new dog, no name. Any body have any good ideas for a dog name? It was going to be Quigley, but I think Jason changed his mind.
Jason took this picture. Yes, my eyes are closed. Way to go Honey!

Fun stuff about Jordyn

Friday Jordyn learned how to be on her belly in the tub. She starts at the bottom, pushes with her legs, and then makes a HUGE mess on my bathroom floor. What a silly kid. And, do you see her red nose? She fell and got a carpet burn only hours before I took them to get their pictures taken. Luckily you couldn't notice to much in the pictures.Jordyn's new favorite game is to help Mommy and Daddy cook. She loves to stir or put in the seasonings. Saturday morning she made pancakes with Jason. When we got married Jason's Grandma Janice made this apron for me. Jordyn loved it so much and she thought she was pretty cool to have an apron on just like Daddy.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Pictures...

The day I've been waiting for finally came. When I got pregnant with Tessa one of the things I always thought about was how fun it would be to get their pictures done together. I always loved taking Jordyn to get hers was not quite as fun as I thought it would be. Actually, it was really hard work. Jordyn is now at the age where she loves to say "no" and she doesn't want to sit still. Tessa, well, is still a baby. All in all, I still had fun. So, here they are...the pictures.

I took the girls to Portrait Innovations at the River Woods in Provo. I really like them and I think that they're pretty cheap for what you get...
The six pose package is $99.00. For each pose you get 3 pages of your choice. (10x13, 8x10, 2 5x7's, 4 31/2x5's, or 8 wallets). Yep...that's 18 pages for $99.00. I think that's way good, especially when you could pay that much for only 8 pages at Kiddie Kandids. AND they usually have a special where you can choose one pose and get 1 10x13, 2 8x10's, 4 5x7's, 4 31/2x5's, 32 wallets, and 6 greeting cards for only $9.95! Plus with the six pose package you get two free 10x13's and the CD with all the pictures on it.
Okay, so I know that was a free ad for them, but I really like them. If you don't understand what the heck I'm talking about let me know and I'll try and explain it better.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Go Me Go

I am so proud of myself! I have been trying out this new recipe for a week now and today the cookies turned out so good I would actually pay money for them! YUM!

Here is the recipe...
Peanut Butter Candy Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 Pkg. yellow or chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Butter, softened
1/4 cup Milk
2 Eggs
1/2 cup peanuts (opt.)

Add Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter Chips,
Candy Coated Chips, or anything you want.

Bake 8-11 minutes or until golden brown
Place on wire racks immediately.
Yield: 36 cookies
(Hint: The batter will seem really sticky.)

Also, here are some pictures of the girls from today. Jordyn, my little monkey child, figured out how to climb into Tessa's swing. I've told her "NO" a million times and every time I leave the room she manages to get herself in and turn it on.
And, here is Tessa. She is getting so big. She is almost 2 months old and already in 3-6 month clothes. She is much fatter than Jordyn ever was. Her hair is turning blond. The roots are so light, it's amazing.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Say Cheese!
Well, Jason didn't take me to the "Monster Truck Show"...and boy am I glad that he didn't. I had asked Jason to surprise me. I like to be surprised. This morning he gave me a card with a gift certificate to get a pedicure and a set of nails. He bought donuts for breakfast and got the girls little gifts too. This afternoon he surprised me with a huge bouquet of flowers. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL! (His mom helped...Thanks Norah!) Tonight he told me that we were going to a show and to dress up a little, but not a lot. We went to the "Valentine's Variety Show". It was with Daniel Beck and Jesse Clark Funk. Jason knew that I liked Jesse Funk a lot so that was a great surprise to me. It was a great show! Then we went to Red Lobster for dinner. They have the best coconut ship ever. I am stuffed!

Nonie, Camie, and Janae watched the girls for us. It was nice to have a break for the night, especially when you have good baby sitters that you trust. Jordyn loves playing with the girls. The other day when the twins were over Jordyn cried and cried when they had to leave...I think you could say that she's attached.

So, thanks Jas, for the wonderful night out. I had a great time! You spoiled me rotten today and I'm not sure that I deserved it. You're amazing!!!

On that note, I thought I'd make a list of all my loves.

Jason, Jordyn and Tessa
My family and Jason's
Sugar cookies from Smart Cookie
The smell in the air right after it rains
Good music
Movies on the couch with Jason
Playing animal sounds with Jordyn
Watching Jordyn play with my Dad
Sleeping in
Clean sheets
Eating out
Late visits at the Hunter house
Flowers, especially Daisies
Happy Endings
Hanging out with my Mom
Reading great books
Being a mom
Listening to Jordyn talk to herself
Tessa's smile
Hearing my babies cry for the first time
Sunday dinners with family
My Dad's exaggerated stories
A clean house
Catching up with old friends
Making Jason laugh
Taking a hot bath
The Gospel and the peace it offers

I'm sure there are many more things I should add. I'm a very blessed person. I have a great family, lots of support, and the chance to grow and change everyday.

My Beautiful Flowers
Giving Tessa a Kiss

Monday, February 9, 2009

Six Weeks Old

Happy Six Weeks Tessa!
I can't believe how fast Tessa is growing. Time goes by so quickly. Sometimes I feel like I'm missing things because Jordyn keeps me so busy. Tessa is such a good baby. She sleeps pretty good at night, only waking up around three or four and then six or seven. During the day she is awake a lot, and loves to have someone play with her...but she's just as content in her swing or bouncer. She just started smiling last week. I think she laughs too. She sounds like an old's so cute. Tessa loves to be held, and cuddled. She really is a great baby!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

I did this on Facebook, but wanted to add it here as well.

1. I watch "Days of our Lives" almost everyday and can get you up-to-date about what's going on in about ten minutes. This is not something I'm proud of.
2. I'm reading at least 8 different books right now. I have this problem where I start new ones all the time without finishing the ones I'm already reading.
3. Sometimes I think that I would rather work than stay at home playing mommy, but I know the guilt would kill me.
4. We're getting a dog in a few weeks and I'm actually excited about it.
5. I served a mission in Argentina...I miss the food, but not the work.
6. I hate winter because it is too dang cold and I hate summer because it is too dang hot. I wish it could be spring or fall all year long.
7. I hate trying on clothes at the store because I swear the lights in the dressing room add about 20 pounds and make my skin look so pale I could be a cancer patient.
8. My main goal everyday is to get Jordyn and Tessa to take naps at the same time so I can sit down by myself for more than 10 minutes. During this time I eat lunch and then waist time on the computer.
9. I'm SO tired of changing dirty diapers.
10. I am always paranoid that my house stinks. I love candles and anything that smells good. It makes me feel like my house is clean.
11. Speaking of a clean house, I take pride in mine. I love the thought that anyone could stop by anytime to use my bathroom and I wouldn't be embarrassed to let them.
12. My new hobby is my blog. Jason says that I spend too much time working on it, but I don't care because it's my way of showing off my beautiful girls.
13. This is my very first "tag" and I'm so excited about it!
14. My dream vacation would be a cruise, but I'd be too embarrassed to get in a swimsuit in front of all those people. Having two babies has really done my body in and besides, I wasn't that skinny before.
15. Every night I go to bed with a big plan to start my diet the next day and every morning I give in by eating something chocolate and drinking diet coke for breakfast.
16. I hate wearing socks. If I could afford pedicures every week I would get one.
17. Sometimes, when the babies are crying in the night, I pretend to not hear them so Jason will get up with them. (Don't tell Jason...but I'm sure he's already aware of my evilness.)
18. By the time Jordyn was a month old I had taken hundreds of pictures of her. I've taken less than 50 pictures of Tessa. I wasn't going to ever be one of "those" parents. I'm starting today to be a better pictures taker.
19. If I don't get up in the morning, take a shower, do my hair, and put my make-up on I feel like a total slob. My day always goes better when I take care of myself first.
20. Of the 32 months I've been married to Jason I've been pregnant for 22 months. Do you know how long that is! I'm glad that we're taking a baby break for a few years...
21. I love spending money. Especially on books I might not ever read and movies I might never watch. It would be great if I could have unlimited money...but who wouldn't love that. Maybe then the economy wouldn't be so terrible.
22. I hate cooking! I hate how much time it takes and I hate cleaning up when I'm done. I never think that what I've made tastes that great and Jason isn't very good at pretending that he likes it either.
23. When I was younger I used to fight with my sisters all the time. Now, one of my favorite things to do is hang out at my mom's house with all of my family there. We are so stinking funny!
24. I’m in love with Jack Bauer. He is so tough and handsome. It’s amazing that he can be tortured for over an hour and then be back to saving the country as soon as he escapes.
25. I love the outdoors, but I do not enjoying sleeping in it, or getting dirty in it. Great camping to me would include a soft bed and a warm shower. Oh, and no bugs!