Monday, November 15, 2010

Funny girl...

Today Rylie was excited to tell us a story that her teacher had told to her. The story went as follows...

"Mom, today I heard the saddest story from my teacher. Her kids, when they were little got a marker and they wrote all over themselves. One of them got a purple marker and wrote all over his body and one had a green marker and the other had a red one. And GUESS WHAT!? It was PREGNANT marker!"

* Some of us know them as PERMANENT Markers.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rylie's School Picture

Rylie's 1st grade picture. Her wound doesn't look too bad considering how bad it looked 2 days before when it happened. She's getting so grown up though, I can't believe she is in 1st grade and learning so much.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Rylie was very excited about her crazy hair!


Last night as we were getting ready to go to the Real Salt Lake game we heard a knock at the door. It sounded like a kid knock so I took my time getting there. I opened the door to find Rylie standing there covered in blood and standing in drips of blood all over the porch. She had been playing at the neighbor's house in their sandbox when one of the boys whacked her in the head with a shovel...OUCH! My first thought was..."lets go to the hospital" but on further inspection (and much debate) we decided that it isn't super deep. Deep enough to require a trip to the store for butterfly bandages but not enough for stitches. Rylie was a real trooper through the ordeal. The most she cried was when we said "butterfly bandage" because she didn't know what that was and it sounded scary.
BTW- Why don't they make "cute" butterfly bandages?
We were able to get her all bandaged up and comforted in time to go to the game. Thanks to Auntie Amy for babysitting and for Drew distracting Rylie from her wound.
P.S. School pictures are tomorrow...of course :).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More of our fam...

Wow! I'm short....or Evan is tall!


Compact Vertical Dispenser
I know what the GP stands for! GO PEE!

last night we were at the gas station and Rylie decided that she just couldn't wait until we got to Grandma's house to go potty. Kenzi took her to the bathroom and while she was taking care of her business she noticed the logo on the toilet paper dispenser. She knew right away what GP must stand for.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Clean Room Fairy

This last week I got a call from a fairly new fairy. Her name is the "Clean Room Fairy" and her job is to reward kids for having a clean room. Much like the tooth fairy, she does her job without ever being seen.
I had cleaned the girls bedroom on Friday and somehow the clean room fairy heard about this momentous occasion. She called me telling me that if the girls will keep their bedroom clean then she would reward them with a random treat or surprise. The thing is that they will never know when she might come to check on their room. She may come every day or every other day or even once a week but you never know when she might show up. I told the girls about my phone call and they were very excited. On Saturday morning they woke up and hurried in to make their beds and make sure that everything was in its place. About half way through the day Rylie went in and found a halloween prize on her bed. It was a bag of M & M's with a halloween pencil.

The clean room fairy didn't come yesterday , Saige says its because she doesn't work on Sunday, but I love to hear the girls encourage each other to clean up and make sure their beds are made. They are so excited about this new fairy and honestly...SO AM I!

Maybe next time she comes I will remember to take a picture of the girls with their prize.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Our Family

Finally a current family pic. Dylann is only a year old and we didn't have one with her in it until now. Who is that cute boy? He's hot!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rylie's 6th Birthday Party

Rylie's actual birthday was spent at Bear Lake with the Ehat family. She, of course, wanted to have a little friend party when we got home. She wanted her party theme to be "Barbie Mermaid." She had a great birthday party and loves having her friends over. Thanks to everyone who came!
Barbie Mermaid Cake.

There are more pics but I think they must be on Evan's computer. I'll post them when I get them.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Saige's First Day of School

Saige is our little anxious angel. She is the sweetest, most loving, and happy little girl but she doesn't like the idea of anything new. She started school on Tuesday and had nightmares the night before. She cried and asked that we not make her go to school. Its funny because she had preschool last year and loved it...but this year its a new preschool without Auntie Amy. I walked her down to her class and slowly slipped out while she was tracing her name. I held my phone close just in case. 2 1/2 hours later when I picked her up she told me "MOM! I LOVED IT!!!! THIS WAS THE FUNNEST DAY EVER!!!!

I love this cute girl and I'm so happy that she loves school. Now she asks all morning if its time to go to school yet. She can't wait to see what they'll do today.

More to come...

Obviously, I've been very lazy about posting on my blog. Thanks for bearing with me now as I unload the past few months on you like a ton of bricks.

I assure you that there is much more to come...

Saige's First Soccer Game

After watching Rylie play last year, Saige couldn't wait to be old enough to play. This year she is a "Blue Thunder." We knew that Saige would be timid since that is her nature but we had no idea that it would be so traumatic. She cried through her first 2 practices and her first game. Her coach takes the game very seriously and hasn't really realized that these are 4 year olds!
Luckily, these pictures were taken before the game (before the tears started flowing.) I think the coach is quickly realizing that 4 year olds don't comprehend the lectures about playing a defensive game...they just want to have FUN!!! Fortunately, yesterday the coach wasn't able to come to practice and had another parent coach. Within 2 minutes Saige was playing and kicking the ball and having a great time. She told me on the way home that "That was the most fun EVER!" Hopefully it will continue to be fun for her.

You have to admit that she is pretty darn cute though!!!

Rylie's First Day of First Grade!

Rylie's first day of school.

Rylie LOVES school! She has a great teacher named "Mrs. Skillicorn." Mrs. Skillicorn makes every day fun and Rylie is already learning so much.
BTW- Rylie got 9 out of 10 on her first spelling test!

Dylann's First Birthday!

Dylann turned one on August 12. She is SO cute! I love her cute personality. Dylann is the happiest baby and loves her big sisters. I love hugs from this cute girl!!!

Rylie's Art

Rylie's school was remodeled last year. As part of the new school they asked the kids to draw a picture of their favorite book to be printed on tiles for a wall mural. Rylie chose to draw "Fat Cat on a Mat" which is still her favorite book. On back to school night we saw her classroom and met her teacher. On the way out of the school we saw the tiles and searched for her picture. At first I didn't see it and thought hers hadn't been chosen but she found it right away. She did a great job and her picture is now part of the school. She is very proud.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Swimming Lessons

Saige started swim lessons on was a very traumatic day for both of us. I have a fear of water and my girls seem to have followed in my footsteps. Of course they LOVE to play in the water and in the pool but they do not love to get their faces wet. Any water in the face leads to complete panic. This is a picture of Saige's second day....I was AMAZED at her progress. She was a little timid at first but soon became comfortable in the water. She floated on her back across the entire pool after diving in at the other end. You can see Rylie in the corner crying and being scared to get into the water. Yesterday was her first day so hopefully today will be better. I highly recommend these private swim lessons.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bless You!

Dylann has learned a new trick.

Apparently we sneeze a lot around here.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Rylie is so funny!!!

Today while practicing piano we saw a spider. I quickly killed the spider and we went on with our lesson. Afterward I asked Rylie to run downstairs and get something...

Rylie- I'm still scared of that spider.
Mom- Don't be scared, I killed it
Rylie- But Mom, what if it was resurrected!?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rylie's 1st Season of Soccer

This Saturday will be Rylie's last soccer game as a "Yellow Bumble Bee." Rylie has done a great job in soccer and has learned a lot. She has grown up a lot since she started last fall.


She even scored a goal in her first season and you should have seen her strut across the field after it went into the net.

Torri was a great coach and all of the kids love her. Even though I was listed as the assistant coach, I didn't do much since I was very pregnant in the spring. And I always made Evan coach the games that Torri didn't.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

30 minutes at Disneyland is enough to make you pee your pants.

Our first day at Disneyland started out a little rocky but ended up being great! We got there on Monday morning at around 8:30 am and it was raining. We thought we would be ok with a little bit of rain but it started raining pretty hard so we spent a small fortune on Disneyland ponchos. Of course not long after buying the ponchos, the rain stopped and the sun came out. We decided to treat the girls to their first mickey mouse ears first thing. They were super excited to chose their hats, ears, and of course princess crowns to go on top.

We then saw Mickey outside and got in line for pictures. When the rain started up again they moved us inside to meet Mickey, Pluto, and Goofy.

After meeting the characters and posing for pics, Saige informed me that she needed to go potty. Well, lets just say that we didn't make it in time. We had only been at Disneyland for about 30 minutes and Saige pee'd her pants. Fortunately, I threw in an extra pair of pants as we walked out the door. Unfortunately, pants were the only extras that I brought so Saige had to go commando for the rest of the day.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

More fun at the beach

California April 3rd & 4th

Nothing like a little sand for lunch.

Rylie, Kylee, Torri and Madi

It was so much fun to travel and play together with our friends Torri, Josh, Madison, and Kylee. We lived next to one another in American Fork and have been great friends ever since.

California and Disneyland

We had a great vacation to California and Disneyland. We drove all day on Saturday the 3rd and got settled in. The Easter bunny found us in California on Sunday morning and the girls woke up to their Easter baskets and Easter egg hunt.

After relaxing on Sunday morning we decided to drive over to the beach for a little down time before we went to Disneyland on Monday.

Shortly after we got to the beach we found out that an earthquake had been felt about an hour before. I guess we were on the road at the time so we didn't feel the quake. No one seemed too concerned about it so we just played and had a great time.

This was Dylann's first time to the beach. She loved the sand and water until she started getting cold. It was a fun and relaxing Sunday afternoon.