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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

General Public Announcement

Dear yucky, fellow grocery store shopper:

I did not enjoy watching you dig in your ear with the assistance of your pinky finger and then carelessly toss your findings onto the grocery moving belt for the entire 5 min. I had to wait in line behind you at the store. Seriously, you saw nothing wrong with that?! On the other hand my waistline thanks you for my loss of appetite for the remainder of the day.

FYI to the general public. It is not attractive, normal, decent, or courteous to pick the ear wax out of your ear in the check out line at the grocery store. Actually it's not okay anywhere other than the privacy of your own home (and you know what; while we're at it let's just go ahead and limit it to your bathroom) with Q-tip in hand.

Monday, May 24, 2010

It happened

Kylee grew up. Right before my eyes. More specifically, yesterday at church during Relief Society. I had that moment. Do you have one too? A distinct moment in time where you know you are looking at your baby but all you see is a child. It only happens once for me. I mean there are times throughout their first year that you think, oh my goodness my baby is growing up so fast or I can't believe how big she/he's getting. But this is different. It's that one moment when you physically see them grow right in front of you and something inside you changes. I felt it coming too. For the past several months I've noticed how quickly Kylee is growing up; getting taller, saying words, interacting on a more even level with her brother, communicating pretty much everything she wants, etc., and I knew that the time was coming when I would look at her one second and see my baby girl and after a simple blink of the eyes see a little girl standing in her place.

The same thing happened with Tyler. I think I may have blogged about it, but it was one afternoon when we were driving in the car and we had just gone through the drive thru at McDonalds to grab some lunch. I had handed my baby, Tyler, his kids meal (he was really close to this same age that kylee is now-17/18 mo. ish) and put his chocolate milk, with the straw sticking out of the hole bobby had cut with a knife into the top of the milk, in his car seat cup holder. Not 2 seconds later I look back and see a little boy sitting in my baby's car seat, drinking his milk, putting it back in the cup holder, taking a chicken nugget out of the box and chowing down. And I couldn't take my eyes off him. It was one moment. One moment that I will never forget. It's when Tyler went from a baby to a little boy right before my eyes. It was nothing spectacular or an ultra "grown up" thing he did, all of a sudden everything was just different and I can't really explain it any more than that. Maybe I'm just weird.

Kylee had fallen asleep on me during sunday school (thank you 1:00 church) and woke up a few minuets into relief society. She was still a little groggy from her nap and continued to sit (still!) on my lap for another 15 min just watching the little girl sitting next to us (8 mo. old) playing on the floor with some of her toys. She decided enough was enough and hopped down to make sure that little girl knew they were her toys! I let my baby squirm down off my lap, just to look down and see a little girl squatting over a "real" baby while patting her on the back. Kylee then looked up at me, cocked her head to one side, and smiled a smile at me that was nothing short of pure adorableness. It was one moment. One moment that I will never forget. It's when Kylee went from a baby to a little girl right before my eyes. Once again, nothing spectacular, nothing out of the ordinary, but before I could even think of how I could possibly reverse time everything was just different. As I continued to watch her play with the baby throughout the rest of Relief Society I couldn't take my eyes off her. Even though I had been anticipating this change I wasn't ready for it and had a hard time figuring out how I was feeling. I didn't necessarily want her to go back to being my baby- I L.O.V.E! the stage she is at right now-but I'm not sure I'm ready to no longer have a baby in the house (for several more years anyway!) And once the "moment" happens nothing ever goes back to the way it was before...for me anyways.

So I guess Sun. was a bittersweet day for me. I am eager for her to continue to grow and discover the world around her and will try not to dwell too much on the baby girl that slipped off my lap ready to grow up all too fast. I'm so lucky to be her momma and love her for choosing me.

It's safe to say she has us all wrapped around her little finger.

Do you see how tightly she's gripping Tyler's shirt?! ha ha her new favorite thing right now is hugs-from only tyler of course-but she will run to him with her arms open and squeeze him as tight as she can while standing on her tiptoes (I didn't catch her feet very well) and she says, "awwww" cause she knows she's being cute. is SO good!

Friday, May 21, 2010


When did I become such a bad blogger?! I used to post several times a week and now I can't seem to post more than once a month. I really wish I did better though cause there are so many funny things being said around here, and crazy kid moments already forgotten because I don't write them down, but I used to be so good about it. And then I'd only have to spend 10 min every now and then posting things instead of hours trying to catch up! ha ha! oh well, here's what ya get for the month of May along with a promise to do better in June!

My friend Mindy cut Kylee's hair one morning (just in the back-trying to get rid of that whole mullet look) while she was sitting on her lap eating breakfast, and I love her short little bob!

I thought I had taken a better one so you could see the back, but this is the only one I could find (and apparently I caught Tyler in the middle of a sneeze ha ha)

She has an obsession with all things dirt, rocks, and bugs-GROSS! She can spot a rock anywhere (like in this crack in the side walk) and would not move until she had got it out

I don't know why this random picture makes me smile. But it does.

Reading books together before nap time

Why lay on the couch when you can put the couch pillows on the floor and be SO much more comfy?! (Tyler does this a lot for some reason)

Then we decided to stop being lazy and build a fort

Which Tyler loved

but Kylee wasn't so sure about

It was really windy that day, but the kids were itching to be outside so I let them out to share a snack on the porch. Tyler LOVES capri suns

but he was willing to share.

He loves to "help" his sister do anything he can...get toys she can't reach, put in Elmo's world dvd's, put ALL of her toys in her bed when she wakes up from a nap, and feed her. As long as he can be in control of when and what's being shared he's happy. Wonder where he got that from...

One night we got to watch Macey so her mommy and daddy could go on a date and before bed they read their Elmo books...

...and snuggled their bears. I love little girls!!!!!!

Every so often I'll let tyler get in Kylee's crib and they love to jump together. Here they were both jumping as fast as they could, while dying laughing, while trying not to fall over. tricky business.

Waving hello to me

Seriously, she adores him and he loves to make her laugh.

She does whatever he does so if he falls down, down she goes!

They are getting to be such good buddies and it makes me SOOO happy!

Another one of Tyler's obsessions right now is sidewalk chalk. We do it everyday for hours on end.

A couple days ago it was BEAUTIFUL here (unfortunately it didn't last as today is rainy and COLD) so we busted out some swimsuits for the first time this year and played in the hose all afternoon. Apparently Kylee's bottoms are still a little too big for her...

She was really confused as to why her shorts would not stay up!

One safety pin later and we were back in business

Oh summer, please please come back we are DYING for some sunshine and warm weather!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The man with no hair

Yesterday we were picking Bobby up from school and when I saw him start to walk across the field towards our car I said, "Hey Tyler do you see daddy?!" He stretches his neck as far as he can, glances over the quad and says, "what? you mean the man wif no hair?"

Yup buddy. that's your dad.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Popcorn Popping

These two cuties would like to sing you a song goodnight!

*Kylee really does know all the actions to the song and I was hoping she would do it on camera, but her personality got the best of her and I thought it was too fun not to share! Maybe I'll try to get it again when she feels like following orders. :)

This is her saying, "Chiss" (cheese) for the camera :0) Mmmm I love her, sass and all!