Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ok, Ok, Ok Here's the Birthday Cake - The Lightning McQueen Birthday Cake.

Looks like I have a few people that want to see my master piece. (Ha ha ha!) Don't laugh! I am not a cake decorator, but I do have fun with it. I erased little dude's name out of the middle, but it looked really cool! I used fruit roll ups and letter cookie cutters to cut out the letters of his name. It was a great idea on my mom's part. The trees are also fruit roll ups and pretzels. The race track is made out of crushed oreos. Yummy!

Just incase you can't tell this is the dirt race track that Doc and McQueen race on. I had enough problems finding the cars, I wasn't going to complain when I couldn't get a Doc car.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Happy Valen-birth-sary! (And other stuff too)

There has been a lot going on in this past week. So Happy late Valentines Day to the world. Happy late 4th Birthday to my little Dude and Happy late Anniversary to my hubby! All this has happened in the last week or so! Crazy!

Valentines Day was great! The kids had a blast with it! So did I actually I got a really cool new Ipod! It is even Hot Pink! I love having one again! My last one was stolen in August when my car was broken into. Just for fun who can guess what artist I listen to the most? It might be a little hard, so I will give a hint. The artist isn't young, but he's got rhythm.

Little Dude's birthday was really fun too! I got his cake all done, and he LOVED it! I was a little proud of it too! He got all sorts of Lightning McQueen stuff, he was really excited! I think he most excited about his Sprite that we gave him! Silly kid!

Sunday was our 7th wedding anniversary. We went out to dinner on Saturday night! It was so much fun to just spend some time with him. We really needed that! I had a great time even taking the long road home so we could listen to some tunes and just talk! It was great! I can't believe that it has been 7 years. The time has gone by really really fast! I have the best husband in the world! I am very proud of him, and very blessed to have him in my life! I love you honey!

The other news is that I had my doctor's appointment today. The baby and I are looking good! only 5 more weeks until my due date, but the doctor says that he will induce me a week early if I want him too. I would be crazy to tell him no. I had my Group B test done today so they also checked me. Looks like this show is just beginning. I have dilated to a 1 and am about 40% thin. The baby is still up pretty high though, so it will still be a while if he chooses to come on his own. Still I was excited that something is happening!

Well I wish you all a very happy week!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Lightning McQueen Birthday Cake

When you promise a little boy that you are going to make a race track cake with Lightning McQueen on it for his birthday, you can't go back on your word no matter what! Not even if you can't find a Lightning McQueen car for the top of the cake. Now you could try to hunt down the lady that purchased ALL the Lightning McQueen cars at Wal Mart and see if you can buy one from her, but come on this is impossible. You could continue to drive from store to store all night until you find one, but after looking at many stores and they are out too you have to wonder if there is any in the entire state of Utah. So instead I dreamt all night long about the lack of Lightning McQueen car for his birthday cake. Every time I would close my eyes I would hear "Kachow!" or "I am faster than fast! I am Lightning McQueen!" and see that bright red car staring at me. Then I would see the tears streaming down my little dude's face when I told him there are no more Lightning McQueen cars any were and that we will have to do something else. This dream sequence kept coming all night. I got NO SLEEP!

When I woke up my dear mother said that I could use the little Lightning McQueen cars that she bought for him for his birthday to put on the cake! Just as long as he knows it is from Grandma and Grandpa! Awesome! Problem solved! Now I just have to make the dang cake! Wish me luck!

****** UPDATE*******
For those of you that are looking to see the actual cake, check it out here.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Entertainment from a 4 year old.

The other day I had my two kids at Wal Mart getting Valentines stuff. They were in the cart and fighting like crazy. I wanted to leave so bad, but I knew that I didn't have any other time to get what I needed. While clenching my teeth and walking through the store and a man came on the over head intercom and said something. I really have no idea what he said, but what my son said was something that I will never forget.

Right after the guy finished on the intercom my little dude looked strait up at the ceiling. Then very seriously looked me in the face and asked. "Was that Heavenly Father?" I kind of laughed and just said no. Then he asked me "Was it Jesus then?" Right then a lady that was walking by heard him ask me this and just started to laugh. I couldn't stop laughing either. In fact every time I think about it, it makes me laugh. What a funny kid.

How would it be to think that you hear the Lord talking to you over an intercom at Wal Mart. Hahaha.

The entertainment doesn't stop there though. When I was putting him into the bath this morning he was really upset, and wouldn't sit in the water. I asked him what was wrong and he said that the water softener doesn't work. I asked why would he think that. (By the way we just got a new one.) He said "Because I am still skinny." I guess maybe he thought that it was going to fatten him up a bit. Still a funny story to tell all his future girl friends.

I hope your kids are entertaining you too this week!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A sad day for Salt Lake City

Last night the world of many families in the Salt Lake Valley was changed forever. Some being witnesses, some being victims themselves, some by the pure shock. This story was breaking news last night in Utah, and this morning it was breaking news all over the country. What a sad, sad thing.

It blows my mind away that someone could be so distraught with their lives that they would be willing to take the lives of many other people. This is something that I will never be able to understand. All I can do is pray for those involved.


Monday, February 12, 2007


- Little Princess is doing AWESOME still with potty training. She has made a new record in our family! It took little dude about 3 days to get it, it took princess about a day 1/2. She is so proud of herself and so am I! It is really nice to not change diapers. (it gives me a 7 week break)

- I had my doctor's appointment today. I can't believe how fast time is going. I go again in 2 weeks, then every week after that! CRAZY! He says he will induce me a week early so I am looking forward to that! My grand-mother's birthday is on the 28th of March so I am hoping for that day to have him. Everything looks normal and ok. I didn't even gain any weight! I have official permission to eat all the Little Debbie brownies I want to. (permission given from my hubby.

- My hubby is having a hard time with some things at work, and has been asked to work more hours. This makes me sad, but we will all make it through.

- Little dude is really getting antsy for spring. The weather has been nicer her lately and now asks to go play outside more and more. I can't wait until it is warmer and I will want to go out there with him.

- We did our taxes and I just have one thing to say about it "$!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!" It is a good one this year!

- We still need so many things for the baby. I can't wait to just have it all ready. I got all little dude's old stuff out and princess had to feel everything. It was really funny! I can't wait to see the kids with him when he gets here! I can't wait to hold him either! Somewhere other than my tummy anyway!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A quick update

Today is the big day with potty training. She is doing great! We started after we took her brother to the sitter, so we are only a couple of hours into it. The first time she went after I took of her diaper was in her room all over some books. (Now those get to be thrown away!) I was a little discouraged at first, but then she started to surprise me. She has gone 5 other times and all of them have been in the potty. NO ACCIDENTS! I am sure there will be more to come, but she did just go potty without me around. SHE WENT ALL BY HERSELF!! I am the master of potty training! Ok not really, she was just really ready!

I will check back in later. Thanks for all the good wishes!

*Before I could even publish this she went one more time. So make that 6 times total, 2 times without me. What a good girl!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Let the Potty Training begin.

My little princess needs to be potty trained. It is something that I have been meaning to work on for the last 6 months, but there has just been so much going on in the last 6 months that it has been hard to get to. But now I have to do it! I only have 8 weeks left until I have a little baby, and who knows how long it will take me to get to it if I wait.

So Thursday we begin. I have made her little charts, and have talked it up as much as I can. It only took little dude 3 days to learn, so I am hoping that it goes just as well with her. So wish me luck! At least this time I have hard wood floors to clean instead of carpet. That will be much nicer!

Friday, February 02, 2007

An Alphabet Meme

KatKat from No Diet Coke for Mommy wants me to do the letter "G". I'm supposed to name ten things I "love" that start with the letter G. It was pretty hard but here is my go at it. If you want to play, let me know and I will send you a letter.

1. Green. Almost every room in my house is decorated with the color green.

2. Gifts. Not really in the form of being tied up with bow and stuff (however those are fun too.) But I love to give gifts. Also I love the gifts of photography, playing music, being a mother, a wife, and all the other wonderful gifts that I have been given.

3. Growing. I feel that I grow every day! Physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. I am very grateful for all that I learn every day. Even for my growing belly because that means that I am carring a healthy baby boy.

4. Ghost stories. Even though I get really scared, I still love to hear them.

5. Giggles. I can get the giggles pretty easily. Some of the greatest times in my life started because of the giggles. Not only that, but hearing my kids giggle is the true sound of happiness.

6. Going fast. This is something that some don't know about me. I love drag racing! I love cars!

7. Going out. I love to go out with my hubby. We don't get to do it very often, but I love the time that we can spend together alone.

8. Guitars. I have been playing the guitar for a long time. I love the soft peaceful sound of an acoustic guitar.

9. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. I eat one several times a week! Put a little mayo and some pickles on it and you have the best sandwich on the planet! No this is not a pregnant thing. I have been eating them like that since I was a kid.

10. Grandparents! My kids love their grandparents, but also I have some of the best grandparents. One of which calls me every week just to tell me that she loves me and that she is thinking of me. Another that has taught me how to do so many things like sewing, cooking, canning, and gardening. You can really learn a lot from your grandparents!