Wednesday, December 30, 2009
We got to sleep in till about 8:15am. Zoey only talked about Christmas and presents once Brit mentioned it. So we went down stairs and Zoey looked at her stocking and said,"Mom Santa came!" As she opened one present out of her stocking she said, "It's princess stickers, but I didn't ask for that." With a sad and disappointed look on her face she said, "It's not Princess and the Popper". I told her to keep looking. She acknowledged the fact that Santa did not bring her dirt so she must have been a good girl. At that same moment she looked next to her stocking to find her Princess and the Popper Barbie doll. She was so excited she said, " Mom look he didn't forget me!" After that everything was good! We opened all the presents some with my parents and some without. We had pancakes for breakfast and watched Zoey's new movie "The 3 musketeers"...(Barbie version). She got the Barbie as well so it was cute to see her mimic the movie with her Barbie.
I was delighted to recieve and orange and white Coach purse! Brit got lots of movies and will buy the new lego ship that comes out on January 1st!
Pictures to come shortly!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
It wouldn't be Christmas eve unless I worked at the Gap...11-4 is my shift. Then we will go to In n Out, look at a few Christmas lights, read Luke 2, watch Nightmare before Christmas, and make cookies for Santa. Best of all Santa is all set and will thoroughly enjoy a cookie sandwich with peppermint ice cream! Yum!
We did everything and Zoey was so cute! We read Luke 2, 2 kid books about the birth of Jesus, and then Twas the Night before Christmas. After that the Christmas Elf that has been watching Zoey all month(Elf on a shelf) left PJs for her on the porch. She was so excited! Her prayer tonight was extra special! "Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for baby Jesus, grateful for the baby in mommy's belly and grateful for Santa Claus in the name of Jesus christ, amen."
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Braden- Zoey when we are mommies and daddies we are going to get married.
Zoey- Yeah and were are going to get married in the temple!
Charity- And we are going to be best friends.
Zoey- And have pretty dresses!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Be nice to the random stranger in the grocery store and don't get offended when they don't want to tell you every detail because you ARE a stranger.
Don't be afraid to ask me questions but I'm just saying we all need to be respectful to other people's wishes. And If your reading this blog I sure I am confortable enough to tell you how I really feel. I'm just venting about a stranger who expected me to be their best friend just because I gave them a friendly smile.
A perk to this is I am excused of strenuous(AKA ALL) housework or heavy lifting...
If you wish to find out more don't ask me read here...http://www.babycenter.com/0_placenta-previa_830.bc?page=1
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
After mini golf we went to MC Donald's and Zoey got to pick where we sat and what she ate.
Then we went to see the Temple lights. Zoey got to pick which direct we walked, which hand of mine she wanted to hold, which things to look at and how long. She started to run off to the small pond area that is behind the reflecting pool. If you have been to the Mesa Temple, there is a little ledge that you can sit on but it has water at the same level then water up higher. I wanted to protect her by stopping her or warning her but held my tongue... Zoey did not see the step that had water she just thought it was a step so my little Zoey fell in the water. Her whole right arm, side and face was drenched. She turned and looked at me and started crying. I was so excited I was ALMOST laughing. She did a mistake that was by the book, I was so excited to help her learn. We talked about it for a little and what she learned. She even got to decide if we were to stay for the music with a wet arm or go to the car and get warm. My little Zoey is so SMART she choose to go to the car, get warm, take off her shirt and put on daddy's jacket! She said that the water is cold and she wants to hold my hand the whole time. Brit and I giggled at her fun remarks. We also stopped to get some hot chocolate. Zoey learned a lot tonight and I'm totally excited!
With examining her face at home we noticed she scratched her face pretty good. I just hope she does not get a black eye.
Monday, December 14, 2009
*Did I mention I hate computers and if I was not an online student I would do without!
We went Ice skating for the heck of it. Zoey and I bundled up and Brit said he was sweating just looking at us.
Zoey did very well while skating it took us about 10 minutes to get around the Ice the first time and 2 hours later it only took her 2 mins to get around. She got good at keeping her legs together while I pulled her along.
She tried running a few times which didn't help, but she had a smile that went from ear to ear! She even did well on her own but wouldn't let me get too far away. It was a fun night that I hope to repeat very soon.
*Brit and I managed to stay on our feet the whole time
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
We disembarked the ship and Doug took us to our car. We then went to pick up Zoey who was very excited to see her parents. The pictures are priceless!
We went back to Dave and Kelli's where Zoey and I enjoyed a nap. After the nap and dinner Zoey and I went to Disneyland to see It's a small world and Jack(the haunted mansion). They were both well worth the wait.
We read a bit while baking in the sun while ignoring beach vendors. Within the first 5 minutes of being on the beach we decided that our vacation next year would be 7 days in Cabo! Anyone care to join us?
After that we went to CaboWabo and enjoyed GREAT tacos and some not so great guacamole. I also indulged in a bean and cheese burrito which was AMAZING! I need to figure out how they cook their beans and what kind of cheese they use! We headed back to the boat and I enjoyed a nice lobster dinner with King Prawns both were very tasty! However, I tried white fish caviar and salmon egg row both known as fish eggs. They were very salty I only needed one bite to know that I did not like it.
The highlight of the night was that we were on the boats “marriage game show” We were the newlyweds. The questions were funny and our answers were even funnier. However, the old couple that was married for 53 years won. It was fun to say the least! I would enlighten you in on the questions and answers but this blog is for Zoey so I don’t want to make her puke when she reads it. After that we were like celebrities people were always commenting on how funny we were and our answers to some of the questions. It was fun to say the least.
We slept in a bit more than yesterday. We strolled off the ship around 9 and made our way through the sea time share salesmen. We grabbed a taxi and made our way to the Golden Zone. The golden Zone was for tourist, resorts and shopping. We found a taco shop that had some not so great machacia tacos but GREAT salsa and chips.
The ship and a resort had a deal where we could use the resort’s beach and pool for free. It was there that I got my hair braided for 20 bucks. The woman was amazing! She did one braid in 20 seconds. It took her 20 mins to do my whole head. She started braiding hair when she was 10 years old and it took her 5 years to become fast at it. It was absolutely amazing.
After a day in the sun and lounging on the beach we hired a cab to find us some good authentic tacos. He did a good job, it was cheep but yummy!
Brit ordered a coke and the lady said yes. A few mins later her son ran across the street to a liquor store to grab the coke, ran back and handed it to Brit. We laughed but thought they were inventive. The tacos were just as good as the PV tacos. The taxi ride back to the ship was fun it was these little go carts that were open with no doors or windows. He drove fast and gave us a little tour and some history of the town. I had lamb for dinner… note to self I like lamb. After dinner we went to the comedian who had clean and funny jokes. Many of the jokes had to do with the showers on the boat. I had a good chuckle!
We arose early and got a taxi and headed downtown for an adventure to find some awesome tacos. We walked up and down the streets and shopped for nothing. We looked at the beach and were not impressed. We were told that there are 11 rivers that run down the mountains through the streets and into the not so beautiful beaches. We found some tacos in a so called farmers market. Yummy but different!
You buy and I give you free bag
My turn, my turn look at my shop
Name your price…Oh no that’s too low
Oh you don’t want theirs it fake but mine is the real thing
Buy a necklace for your senorita she deserves it
I was impressed with their funny lines
Once back on the boat we had dinner and I was brave by having escargot (snails), French onion soup and for the main course…frog legs! The escargot was not bad I ate 3 out of 6 but then got freaked out that I was eating snails. The French onion soup was to die for. Brit said it was just as good as Claim Jumper (the best in his opinion). I had one bite of the frog legs and wanted to puke! They were very tough and very fishy. I was happy I tried them but they were not worth another bite. I had a creaser salad to make up for it.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Zoey had her last soccer game on Saturday and she did really well. She played the 1st half and was actually kicking the ball! I was amazed! After playing a while she was brave and went in the pack of kids to get the ball. She was doing great until she hit her nose on someone's head and got a bloody nose. It was a good one and she was a trooper! GO ZOEY! First battle wound from soccer, but I think it's the last. I asked her if she wanted to play next season and she said she did not like soccer. Bummer deal!
Good news is I no longer have to coach!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
1. I'm not finding out what I'm having
2. Because I don't want to
3. Yes, I found out with Zoey
4. I'm feeling fine... but it's random when I'm not and would you really want to know that I'm feeling like crap?
5. Yes, We are all excited
6. Zoey of course wants a girl
7. We would love for it to be a boy...because we already have a girl
8. Sometime in May
9. If I told you the name you would be shocked and say I'm crazy so you'll just have to wait till May
10. Don't ask if I'm going to have a 3rd while I'm still pregnant with #2!
I realized that this child is 5 inches and weighs almost a pound so I should start feeling pregnant. I was doing great on maintaining weight I only gained a pound but today the doctor said I gained 5 pounds. Whatever, I just ate a huge lunch that has to account for 3 pounds! But 3,4 maybe 6 pounds in 17 weeks I guess I can handle that.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I have had a crazy few months and have neglected to involve Zoey in day chores, options and activities. I have just been taking things away with (bad option) choices. Two weeks ago she would not clean her room so I took EVERYTHING out of her room except for her bed. She has been earning them back. However, I realized that I did not accepted the fact that I was allowing Zoey to be spoiled by not giving her daily options, choices, and chores... If that makes any sense.
Today was a new day! At the beginnings of a meltdown I heard a small voice that said, "Options". The Holy Ghost flooded my mind with great options that both Zoey and I were pleased with. So tonight was stress free and fun. We all had a pleasant dinner, Zoey cleared the entire table while Brit did dishes and I relaxed on the couch! After that we all snuggled on the couch so Zoey and Brit could watch a comic book cartoon while took a nap! Zoey then cleaned her room and got another piece of furniture to add back to her room (her princess table). Life is good with options.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Zoey came home from daycare and was very excited to show me her fifty cents that Michael "gave" her. As I probed with questions I found out that Michael did not "give" her the money but left the money on the table.
I compared it to hypothetical situation and asked the following questions...If Charity came over to play and took your Belle dress without asking would you be happy or sad? Did Charity ask for the dress? Did you say she could have it? But you left it on the floor and then left, does that mean Charity can take it? What would that be called? Does Michael know where his money is? How do you think Michael feels? What should you do to help him feel happy?
Zoey answered every question perfect! She even had comical happy and sad facial expressions. She decided that she should return the money with a piece of candy to ease the deal. Michael who is 8 was unaffected and possibly a little annoyed with the whole situation but I on the other hand am a proud parent!
The best part is I know that a valuable lesson has been learned because I can hear Zoey (right now) disciplining her frog for stealing!
Unfortunately, Zoey might accuse Charity of stealing next time she comes over...Zoey took that hypothetical situation a little rough.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Zoey- "Daddy move your fingers or I might cut them!"
Zoey-"Lets go looking for monsters."
After camping and visiting Goldfield Ghost town for the weekend...
Mom- "Zoey we have to go home to our church."
Zoey- " I don't want to go to our church, I want to go to the cowboy church."
While taking Zoey Potty at 4:30am because she was in her SUPER undies she noticed that I was dressed. With a groggy voice, messy hair and sleepy eyes she said...
"Mom are you going to work?"
Zoey- "Well I'm gonna miss you!"
This girl is too cute! I can't get enough of her love and silliness!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I will have to say next time I will think twice about letting Zoey go potty...in the park.
Monday, October 19, 2009
We had a great time in California this weekend. Disneyland was packed to say the least but the Halloween decor in the haunted mansion was worth it. We also enjoyed the fireworks and thought they were spooktacular! Zoey requested to go on haunted mansion twice and liked the Oggie Boogie man's fireworks. On the way home Zoey was singing..."Everybody scream, everybody Scream!"
However, The best part of California was making my very own leather belt! Yep, I made it! Uncle Dave was a great teacher and let me use all his leather making materials. Although the boy scout stamps were tempting...I went with all stars small, medium, and large. The medium stars are orange and the large stars are black. It also has a very special saying going across the back...BACK OFF! It is very impressive you must see it.
While driving to CA I asked Zoey what she wanted to be when she grew up. After thinking about it she said with much enthusiasm, "A Grandma!" I advised her she would have to be a mom first and she said she would be a mom just like me.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
If Zoey's in town and your missing money you might want to check her purse!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
(in no particular order)
- Talking to Heavenly Father..."Why do you make mommy sick?" Short pause "Mom He said Yes, your sick!"
- Your a loser (Brit and I both said, "Where did you learn that?" Luckily, she did not say MOM and DAD.)
- Zoey:"Let's go see Porter" Me: "Where is Porter?" Zoey: "In Idaho" Me: "Is Idaho close or far away like Disneyland?" Zoey: "Far... lets go to Disneyland!"
- Did you eat a baby?...Silly!
- sniff sniff, "You stink did you fart?"
- I want to go in the cow car (Chick-fil-a play place)
- In the middle of a full blown crying tantrum with tears streaming down her face because Chick-fil-a was closed "I want Mc Donalds!"
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I love Zoey's dentist! Why can't businesses cater to kids a little more like Zoey's dentist! Once Zoey found out that the dentist does not give shots she was all about it!
Did you know that Zoey has an Ariel tooth, a sleeping beauty tooth, Cinderella tooth, and even a Belle tooth! And they are very clean! She was very exited to take pictures of her Princess teeth! However, her favorite part was watching TV upside down! Always fun! I am proud to say that Zoey has no cavities and is doing well brushing her teeth.
If you wanted to know Brit has a Prince Eric tooth, King Triton tooth, and even an Ursula tooth! He is berry special.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I would have to say that Zoey has only seen Brit or me bear our "test-i-money" only once or twice. So thank you Cortina 1st ward for being an example to Zoey.
Way to go ZOEY!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
After the game we played a spare of the moment made up quarter game. It was surprisingly fun. Everyone puts their hands under the table and passes a quarter and a penny. After 20 seconds everyone holds up their closed hands and slams them on the table. Object of the game is to guess which hand the quarter is under...It was a bit challenging with 3 little kids playing with pennies you could never tell which coins were in the game and which were out. However, it entertained the kids a little longer. I did nail it 3 times by guessing who had it. lets just say some people do not have a good poker face. Tip: Try not to take a drink or scratch because it shows that there is no coin under that hand...
I finished my paper for school. It was even turned in on time! And I started some HW for next week. I have a really bad case of senioritis!
Brit and I have been reading the relief society and priesthood manuals for our couples study. We finished President Taylor's manual and have moved on the President Kimbals manual. It was fun reading about his life story and trying to figure of if Aunt Ruth(Miller Side) would have had the opportunity to meet him... Anybody know? She might have been at the church meeting in Thacher Arizona right after his throat surgery.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tuesday- Make dinner for Heather(hope you like Costco pizza) and Zoey soccer practice
Wednesday- Soccer for me at 8:15pm in Tempe...It's gonna be a late night
Thursday-Brit church softball finals at 7pm if they win they have a game at 8 too!
Friday-Date night if I'm lucky!
Saturday- Zoey soccer game, Women's conference anyone know what time? HW for critical thinking class(group assignment)
Sunday- Brits turn to teach! Whoo hooo! I had to do sharing time and the lesson today! More HW for critical thinking class
Busy, busy busy fun filled week! Anyone wanna trade places?
The other night we had a trailer trash murder mystery party. It was a hootin good time. We all got to dress up getto and solve the the case. I was a drunk that was always making a huge scene... I fit this description well. Brit was Big Hoss the trailer park owner. It was great just to see everyone all dressed up. But the best part was having a fart machine hidden in the couch. I kept moving it around and no one could figure out where it was coming from but it was hilarious to say the least! Oh and beer or should I say root beer was passed out which added so much class to the party! Thanks friends for being so much fun!
Emily! Sweet Emily was our Murderer for the evening!
Zoey had her first soccer game today and it was entertaining to say the least. All the girls were good but Zoey and another player. Zoey and her friend would throw a full on tantrum when they could not get the ball. Once during the game Zoey said with tears streaming down her face, " that girl stole the ball. It was my turn and she did not share!"It was a sad sad game. Luckily, we don't keep score at this age but I think the girls knew they lost 10-2. As a mom I've done a good job for teaching sharing but as a coach I think I am falling a little short on the rules of the game. I guess I have lots to teach them! Unfortunately, I was given 6 princesses and not 6 soccer players! Where did I go wrong thinking I could teach my princess loving child to be rough and tough! I love my Zoey but I think she just might not be cut out to be a soccer player like me.
Oh I almost forgot I called my #1 fan(Popsie) to come to Zoey's first soccer game and he said he couldn't make it(granted I only gave him an hour notice)! I was so sad but to my surprise he made it. My eyes swelled up with tears seeing my dad give her a huge hug after the game. Dad thanks for always being my #1 fan I loved having you cheer me on every week! I'm so glad Zoey can experience that love too! Your the best!
Most of the time we played dibble dabble...humm 4 hours sounds about right. You take a tooth pick and put it at the bottom of the drain and the first to see it, jump in after it, and grab it wins. I would have to say that Hailey and I dominated the game...good thing this is my blog... I wonder what the other players would say...anyway it was fun!
On Saturday Zoey and I hit up California Adventure for a few hours. Then we went to Jacob's Birthday party(Diana's Son). It was a Pirate pool party. More water fun! After that we went to Aunt Susie's for a dinner party with both Prices', Morans, Margaret, Ryan and Alison and us. It was Yummy turkey burgers...thanks Uncle Bill! I bounced out early because I had a Disneyland date with my sister! It was nice to go on Big girl rides all night! Best part about it was eating a WHOLE CHURRO all by ourselves! It was so nice not to hear a kid say, "I want some!" We savored every bite! It was the best girls night out in a long time! Thanks Di!
Labor day my family was in town and we went tubing down the salt river. It was planned for Saturday but it rained and we sat inside all day(and went to a place like Amazing Jakes)! But Monday was nice and sunny so we hit the river missing the Klase family! My brother Don made it which was most impressive!
Monday, August 31, 2009
This last weekend we went camping with our ward from church. We enjoyed taking a day off work to enjoy nature. This was our first camping trip outside our backyard with our new tent(we went last year but used my Dad's tent). We went up to Payson and pitched our tent in a premo spot! We had Chick-fil-a for dinner then had S'mores for a nice treat over the camp fire.
In the morning we made omelets in a Dutch oven that were tasty and healthy. Zoey didn't eat much because her best friend had pancakes so she mooched off of them.
We had all day Friday to have fun and enjoy time away from the city. We got a little bored so we took a drive to check out other camp sites in Payson. We ended up going to Tonto Creek to go to the hatchery but got side tracked when we saw a catch a fish pond. Charity and Zoey were able to go fishing. Before we started I got the low down on the rules and I'm glad I did! You pay a buck for food and a pole and can catch fish all day long. However, If you catch it you buy it. The lady said each fish will be about $8. So, I put some food on the line and before Zoey could grab it I had a fish on the line. Luckily, Zoey was delayed with the net so it fell back in the pond. I got a little smarter the second time... I let them fish with no bate for 5 minutes! Once they got bored with that I put some bate on the line and handed the pole to Zoey. She did great till I said she got a fish and she ran away for safety. The girls were good at catching the fish in the net! Charity had a turn catching a fish too and also ran away when I told her she caught a fish. So with 2 fish in our bucket we checked out. I paid $1 for a pole, $1 for the lady to clean both fish and cut the heads off, and $8 for each fish... all for 10 minutes of fun! I really would have paid more for her to clean the fish! After our fun we went back to camp and roasted the fish in foil with butter, seasoning and lemon juice. The girls each had a bite and I finished it for lunch(Brit only had the guts to document the experience and pull the hook out of the fishes mouth).
We had successful foil dinners with Emeril's Essence seasoning. Brit was impressed because he never had one that turned out right. Then I made a delicious Blueberry Peach Cobbler that was not on weight watchers but yummy!
It was a tasty and fun experience and are excited to do it again soon.
Who wants to takes us rough girls on a real fishing trip?