Friday, July 25, 2008

Another bob in the family

Hey, if it's good enough for Dacia....

Much like at the dentist, Rachel did a great job with the hairdresser getting all that flyaway hair chopped off. She doesn't look too happy about it though, does she? Actually, when I told her we were going to get her hair cut she was excited and had no trepidation whatsoever. This was her second haircut--perfect for summer.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday's with Gracey

Buggy and I have wound up in a nice routine of weekly get-togethers with our girls. So far we've had a picnic at Liberty Park, visited the Discovery Children's Museum, gone to the zoo and went swimming at the Bountiful rec center. Often Topher joins us, which just adds to the fun. We would have done something yesterday too, but Gracey had to get all sick on us--how selfish! Anyway, I really enjoy these outings and I admire how Buggy doesn't treat Gracey with kid gloves, but rather gets her out and about to experience life as much as possible. I'm sure Buggy would agree that we're very lucky to be stay-at-home mommies who can do this type of thing. Looking forward to our next adventure!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Open Wide!

Rachel had her first dental appointment recently and did great. She watched Mommy have hers first, and when she realized it wouldn't hurt (after confirming this with me about 100 times) she was ready. She was well-rewarded afterwards with two new toothbrushes (one an electric Ariel), toothpaste, dental floss (great fun to pull completely out), sugar free suckers and a pair of sunglasses. She has 16 teeth (no second molars yet) and a pretty big overbite (unlike Daddy's underbite). Since her visit, our toothbrushing wars have been a bit milder. I have no doubt that braces are in her future, as well as glasses or contacts, since good teeth and vision don't run in this family. Besides, shouldn't everyone be stuck with a dorky, four eyes, metal mouth school picture around the Jr. High years?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Blog Parody

There was an article in today's paper about this blog site--"an astutely sharp spoof of a recent Web phenomenon: the married Mormon blog, in which LDS women (and it's almost always women) write about their family doings, post photos of their kids, and decorate with backgrounds, musical play lists and widgets. It's scrapbooking in a form that everybody, from your neighbors in the ward to people on the other side of the world can see."

So, if you're interested, here's the link:

Oh, and since I'm blogging (AGAIN), may as well include some cute Rachel pix.
P.S. Does anyone know how to control where pictures and text land before posting? I sure haven't figured it out, but it seems there's no real control with putting pix where you want them. Then again, if I continue to be this crazed blog lady, I'll probably figure it out sooner than later.
P.P.S. I've decided blogging is no fun unless people comment on your blogs, so comment away and I'll try to do the same with all your new blogs.
P.P.P.S. Blogging is just a cover for procrastinating on other, less fun projects, don't you think?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Forgot a Tag question

Five of my favorite snacks/foods:
1. Ice cream (especially the kind with lots of STUFF--cookie dough, reeses peanut butter cups, etc.)
2. Brownies
3. Seafood (shellfish--crab, shrimp, scallops) pasta in a white cream sauce
4. Eggs Benedict
5. Mexican

OK, this blogger stuff is addictive (and way too time-consuming). I must stop--NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

It's only 1:00 in the morning, may as well do a tag

My first time being tagged, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Here goes:

Five things I was doing ten years ago:
1. Living in Seattle.
2. Working for a group of radio stations.
3. Hiking as much as possible.
4. Taking advantage of my radio freebies as much as possible.
5. Exploring the state of Washington.

Five things on my To Do list:
1. Call my mom.
2. Call my sister.
3. Go to Hobby Lobby for scrapbook stuff (I have a coupon and need to finally start our 1/2 marathon book, which eventually will become digital).
4. Pick up pix at Walmart.
5. Set up CD/DVD cabinet.

Five things I would do if I was a billionaire:
1. Buy Grace a new heart.
2. Make everyone I love debt free.
3. Pay for college for anyone in my family who wanted to go or is currently going.
4. Treat everyone I care about to some awesome trips on me.
5. Donate lots of money to various causes--especially children-related issues, HLHS and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Five bad habits:
1. Watching recorded TV instead of being productive
2. Binge eating and/or eating too much junk food
3. Not getting enough sleep
4. Reading Chick Lit instead of Parenting magazines or other useful stuff
5. Procrastinating

Five places I have lived:
1. Illinois (Springfield, Joliet, Lombard, Chicago)
2. Washington (Seattle and Everett)
3. Utah (Tooele and Eagle Mountain).
Yep, only three states and only in this country--BORing, I know.

Five people I tag:
1. Carl
2. Alan
3. Jen
4. Emily
5. Dacia
I pretty much duplicated who Alysia tagged, since I don't know anyone else who blogs. Now time for bed!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Can you say "Big Girl Pants?"

Well, Rachel can say it, but that's about all. Granted, her mommy hasn't completely jumped on the pottie training bandwagon yet (my goal is before Labor Day, which means I really don't have to start until August, right?). Interestingly enough, now that pottie training is on the horizon, Rachel has started blessing us with two poops a day instead of the usual one (in case you were curious). I think Belle, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty probably appreciate that Rachel's still in diapers. Rachel's daddy, on the other hand, feels that Rachel should have been pottie trained soon after birth, since she really had nothing else going on at the time. Let's just say that somewhere between birth and college this milestone will take place.