Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fun on a long weekend....

The kids had a three day weekend and Steve's parents came to town. The kids had great fun swimming at their hotel. Emily wasn't quite sure about the big pool thing at first but she relaxed after awhile. My kids love to swim and spend almost the entire summer wearing their swimsuits and swimming in the backyard so this was an out of season treat!Then Grandma Lockhart had a cool art activity that the girls enjoyed. You put a drop of food coloring onto your paper and then blow that drop with a straw. It was cool to watch and see their creations in progress.

Diaper check...

I was going through the pictures I downloaded off of my camera and found this funny shot(I did not take this one). I am sure Logan might not think it is funny that it became a blog. I just couldn't resist!

Poor Elmo!

I came out of my room and headed down the stairs and found Elmo in this state of distress. No doubt about how he got there either. Dropped by a little munchkin on her way up or down the stairs. He is a talking Elmo. When you shake him or when you open and shut his mouth he has a dozen or so phrases he says. But they left out the phrase....
"Help! I have fallen and I can't get up!" Poor Elmo!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Anniversary...

Katie gave Steve an envelope as she was off to bed tonight and told him that we needed to read it together. Of course Katie knows by now that it is going to be blogged. The kids have been so excited about our anniversary. They were hoping we would leave town or something I am sure!
I don't know how time flies by so quickly, but we are celebrating our 22nd anniversary tomorrow, February 14th. It has been an amazing journey and I am so grateful for my good husband, my best friend, a good father, and Priesthood holder. He is the best valentine I have ever received and I look forward to the next 22 years and counting! Love ya my dear!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Special Olympics

My sister, Emily and I went down to the Qwest arena this morning and watched some of the figure skating events of the Special Olympics World Winter games. We watched a few groups of women and men compete during our 4 hour stay and the awards ceremony for those skaters. It was so much fun to see how excited they got at the end of their performances. You would think that each skater had won the gold! I saw groups of athletes sitting near us from Spain, Hungary, and Germany. It brought tears to my eyes many times as I watched those skaters perform. I am so happy for these athletes and the chance they have to be cheered on and be the center of attention! One skater, while on the awards podium, decided that a handshake from Michell Kwan wasn't enough and he pulled her into a tight hug! It was cute. The awards podium took about a dozen military men about a half an hour to setup, maybe longer. The awards are over in less than half that time and they take it all down, run the zamboni on the ice and they begin competitions again. As we were leaving we saw one of the medal winning skaters giving autographs to admirers. She just glowed as she was signing their programs. What a great thing for these special athletes!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

This is what happens when....

When the baby can reach the top of the table and can reach her sister's cereal bowl! We are just glad that the milk hadn't been poured yet! And it looks like enough sugar for two bowls of cereal! Must talk to that girl!! And yes, the cereal IS in focus and baby is NOT! It is harder to tell the focus in Steve's little viewfinder as opposed to my point and shoot digital with the screen on the back!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

We Won!!!!

We entered the contest for the
Flip Ultra Camcorder

and it says

Well, we WON!!!!
Now that is the best $2 in yogurt I have ever spent. However, we won't get the camera for 8-10 weeks AFTER the contest ends in March! Bummer! This camcorder will be a great way to add those cute videos to my blog much easier!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Our Little Bookworm...

Emily LOVES books. She has a box of books right next to her toy basket and her riding toys. She will sit in front of her book basket many times a day and go through her books. She won't even touch the toys, just her books. She likes to go through the books in our office too, emptying the shelf and flipping through pages. She will get books from our closet where there is a large built-in bookshelf and she will take these books around the house with her. They don't even have pictures. She just likes to flip through the pages. The book that is in her little toy basket by her bed is one of my favorite children's stories, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff. Emily had to have Steve read this to her about 5 times in a row before she was satisfied or bored with it. I hope she continues her love of books! I LOVE to read and always have a pile to work through. I just need more hours in my day!!!
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Monday, February 2, 2009

Mmmm....that tastes good!!!

While I was making dinner tonight, Emily was busily walking in and out of the kitchen. And she kept going to the same spot in the kitchen too, right to a bucket I had brought in from the garage. I didn't really pay attention much. She was happily doing her thing. Then we noticed that she had gotten the lid off of that bucket and was sticking her hand into the bucket. And she was licking her fingers, almost sucking her fingers off of her hand! The bucket has powdered sugar in it!