Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Both elated and deflated

So for the past 4 days Lukas has stopped what he is playing with/doing and gone to the bathroom to go #2 all by himself. I didn't even ask him too. He just told me "Bathroom mama. poo poo. No help. I do it. I do it." Then he runs and opens the door himself (he just learned how to open doors about 2 weeks ago. Now his bedroom door handle has been turned to lock on the outside of his room so he can't come out during nap time ;) Matt is so smart.). Even gets himself undressed himself and then up on the toilet. All by himself. What a big boy. Yesterday I couldn't find him and then I heard something from the downstairs bathroom (the door was shut). guess who it was?! Yep, Lukas on the toilet and done going #2. *Sigh. I'm in heaven.

On a down note, my best friend Shayna has moved home. Today. I'm trying to keep busy cleaning like crazy (before we go to UT on Fri) just to try not to think about her being gone. I miss her already. She helped me so much. Not just with the kids, which boy did she ever, but I miss talking to her all day. Her insights are fantastic! Her spirit so bright and her attitude very contagious. We never thought we'd have the chance to live together since I got married shortly after she got home from her mission. Well I'm VERY glad we did! Thank you Shay for everything. I love you chica!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


So I think its been long enough that I can now post about us going to DisneyWorld at the beginning of Sept! ;) My friend Shayna had just moved in with us 2 days before we left. We were so grateful she was with us. What a big help! It took 2 days to drive down. The kids were on verge of breakdown on the second day right when we started out. It was a Sunday that day an we wanted to stop for Church somewhere. However we didn't really plan in advance. We did luck out to find a random small town with an LDS chapel. We were hoping it started at 9am (we arrived around 8:15)....Unfortunately, it didn't start until 10am. I was cranky and so were the kids and so I just wanted to leave. Matt was sweet and said we should wait. It was a good thing we did. Church was much needed for all and left us all in a better mood. As soon as we got in the car to go both kids fell asleep for 3 hours! Thank you for blessing us because we went to church! We got to our hotel (Thank you Armours for hooking us up with your sweet 2500 sq ft pent house! ;)) around 5 pm and settled in. Our hotel had a full fledged kitchen, dining room, living room, 2 master bedrooms with separate showers and jetted tubs, and 2 smaller rooms with their bathrooms across from them, as well as a washer and dryer and patio with a view of the park's fireworks shows. Needless to say it was WONDERFUL!

The first and fifth day we went to Magic Kingdom which is pretty much a bigger Disneyland. Super fun because we were all able to go on all the rides in the park together (even sis) except 2. I really love that DisneyWorld/land are for families to do stuff together. It was a lot of fun. The second day we went to Animal Kingdom where we got to meet all the characters (without any crowds at all!) and go on a sweet safari ride. Epcot was fun because of all the shows but not very many rides for little kids. Hollywood studios was AWESOME because of one new ride - Toy Story 2 4D!!! It was the BEST ride by far! We each had a cannon with a rope to pull to launch our paint balls. The screen was 3 D and had moving targets for us to hit. It kept our score as well. SO FUN! The kids had a blast and were amazingly good the whole trip. We all definitely plan on going again sometime.

Goofing around in the Space shop

Our friends the Armour's on their favorite ride - the Aerosmith roller coaster. The beginning is super fast. Its great!

Look at how close the animals were on the Safari ride! They have a ton of acres and just have the animals roam free. The ride just takes you through the area without fences or anything. So awesome!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just 'Cause...

So I haven't really posted anything about the kiddos for a while. I finally uploaded some recent pictures from the last couple weeks....Can I just say my kids are the CUTEST?! ;) I guess you can decide for yourselves.

Look at me, I'm SO cute!

Can you see my fangs? (Watch out I now have 6 teeth!)

Lydia got stuck for a second in this awkwardly small position. How this girl gets herself into these spots I have no clue. She always seems to get herself out. Very determined little girl, I'm telling you.

Right after getting herself out of this stunt she somehow squeezed her little self over some major obstacles to get behind the TV. I found her there with a lady bug in her mouth. YUMM! ;)

Lydia can now pull herself up to standing and is learning how to cruise along furniture quicker. Watch out world! My little girl is going to start walking. :0)

Lukas had some obsession for a week or so with ties, mittens, his Elmo slippers, and putting things on his head. One time he stuck his drum on his head and was banging on it. We tried giving him a cracker which he took and tried to shove in his mouth....only to his the outside of the drum that was covering his head. HAHA. It took him a second to realize he needed to put his hand (with the cracker in it) under the drum to get it into his mouth to enjoy. ;)
Obsessed with helping Mommy and Shay (oh yea my best friend Shay has been living with us since the end of August. So fun. Luke calls her "wa wa" for some reason. hehe) in the kitchen. He's actually a VERY good helper.

One day he stuck mittens on his hands, Elmo slippers on his feet, a tie around his neck and a laundry basket on his head. hehe. He's such a goober.

Obsessed with ties. Making a funny face for the camera.

Lydia's crib music player was broken and I put it on the stairs for Matt to fix, which ended up staying on the stairs for almost a week. A couple times I'd catch Luke in this position. He'd turn the music on and lay down and pretend to sleep. hehe.

Caught Lukey playing with mom's makeup. Isn't he SO cute?! haha. Oh yea and notice the tie. Can you say OBSESSED????
Lydia is a following in Luke's footsteps and becoming quite a goober herself.