Monday, January 28, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Well, here is my first official attempt at digital scrapbooking. I know it is not great yet, but at least I am trying right? Thanks to my friend Katie for getting me started. If anyone has any tips for me let me know!! This is the first time I have scrapbooked in probably a year because with my crazy two year old around I could never get anything done before he was into all my stuff. Now all I have to do is save it and I can go take care of what needs to be done. Wish me luck on learning more.
p.s. I know I will look back on this one day and think it looks terrible, but I guess there is only room to learn.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Target went well and I had high hopes that the rest of the afternoon would be great! As we pulled up to Nordstrom I told myself to bring the stroller, but I decided to just use one of their carts, that's where the problem began. Dallin is notorious for standing in the cart. He must stand up. Store clerks usually yell at me to make him sit down, but usually I have to pull him out of the cart because he won't sit. Well, at the Rack I had finally gotten him to sit down with a lollipop, ( I am not above bribery.) I was in the shoe aisle and I had found a great pair of boots. I wanted to try them on so I left Dallin and Alexa out of the aisle because it just wasn't big enough. I could see them and they were only about 20 feet from me. As I looked down to put the boot on I hear both of them screaming. I dropped everything I was holding and ran and found them both on the floor. Dallin had leaned too far in the cart and fell over and hit his head and Alexa's arm got hit with the cart. I got both of them settled down, but didn't put them back in the cart because I was not going to have that happen again. I then proceeded to the check out to do a return and buy the cute boots. ( I finished trying them on and they were great!) As soon as my transaction was done Dallin bolted. Of course the doors are automatic and he ran into the parking lot. I grabbed my wallet and sprinted, meanwhile leaving the 5 year old bawling in the store because mommy left her behind. I finally caught up with him and then a woman brought Alexa to me. Dallin was laughing and Alexa was crying. I grabbed their hands and said under my breath, "I don't know why I leave the house." A woman standing on the sidewalk just started to laugh.
I got in the car so frustrated but we still went to Costco and we even had pizza because I had promised Alexa and really she had been great and I had left her in a store and everything. We made it home in one piece, but really why do I try?
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Before she let the ball go, she literally drops the ball on the lane and watches it go.
Sucker in one hand the whole time we were bowling.
Alexa and her new dog, Molly. She has been waking up at night sobbing, I mean real tear because we left one of her stuffed animals, Grey, in storage in DC. We decided to replace him and she treats him like a real dog.
Do you think someone is tryin to show me that she is responsible enough for a real dog? I am not a pet person. I am not really budging on this one right now, but props to her for trying so hard.
No fear from Alexa as they flew down the sled hill. We had so much snow that we all went sledding as a family. No pictures of me, because Mom is always behind the camera.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
The whole gang after Christmas Eve dinner.
I really do love my scooter but I just got bonked in the head with Mom's camera.
Santa left some crumbs, the reindeer left a piece of a carrot and Santa wrote us a note!
Alexa loved her cheerleading outfit.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Mary and Joseph with a very feminine Jesus sucking "her" thumb while wearing a cute black dress.
After dinner we went home and got ready for bed and then Mr. and Mrs. Claus went to work. It didn't take that long because we had started the night before, thank goodness because I realized on the 23rd that one of Dallins biggest presents was MIA!!!! Luckily I had the receipt and Target bless them gave me a new GeoTrax set free of charge!! Go Target!!! I think I left it in the cart and it never made it home. It was great getting it all set up!
We took a picture of what Santa left. Dallin got a scooter and a work bench and Alexa got a Leapster and a McKayla doll( a strange doll that talks that she insisted on having and has not played with yet)
While we were busy being "Santas" we had to lock the kids in their room. The picture above shows almost our whole apartment. To be able to be sneaky we had to lock them in. I know kind of sad, but true. When we heard Dallin on Christmas morning we both ran to let them out. We hated having to lock them in to capture their surprised faces, but you do what you have to do. It was a great night!