Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dancing Elf Family

I friend of mine just sent me an email of her kids as dancing elves. Big Sis and I thought it would be fun to create our own. Enjoy a giggle on us!

Robins Nest as the Dancing Elves

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Singed Birthday

Lil Sis' birthday was on Thanksgiving this year, so we decided to wait and celebrate with cup cakes on Sunday. I think it would have been over kill on Thanksgiving. As it was my mom's dinner was truly a feast to behold. We are still eating leftovers (yummy yummy yummy).

As I handed Lil Sis her cup cake with two candles and a "Nemo" decoration she stared at it mesmerized. She didn't know what to do when we finished singing. We all leaned forward to show her how to blow out the candles. She did as she was told (rare occasion lately) and what do you know the candles were spaced perfectly apart. Perfect for her eyelashes and eyebrows. Yep she singed them! Poor kid is going to be terrified of birthday cakes and candles. She didn't cry, so I take it that she wasn't hurt. Scary.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

What it's all about

Isn't this what Thanksgiving is all about...

I want to list some things I am thankful for today (random order)
- DH and all that he puts up with from me and my never ending list of desires
- DH for working so hard for our family and braving a strenuous commute to work
- Big Sis and Lil Sis for helping me learn patience
- Big Sis for providing ample entertainment and chuckles
- Big Sis for being to willing to do a little better
- Lil Sis for her cuddles
- Lil Sis for being so ready to say she's sorry
- My parents who are willing to put up with our family until we find a home
- My brother and sister-in-law for being super cool and design savvy
- My brother and sister-in-law for introducing me to photography
- My Lil Bro for serving a faithful mission in Switzerland (only 3 more weeks!)
- My Father in Heaven for providing me with so many blessings and guiding my life in ways I would have never thought possible to be where I am today.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Choo Choo

Yesterday we went to South Coast Plaza and the girls went on a train ride. They were so excited. Lil Sis chanted, "choo choo" the entire time. There was a giant tree in the center of the mall with mini trains and a some really cool homes attached to the tree. The girls loved watching the trains.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Online Shopping

This year I'm trying to get most of my shopping done online. It's so nice and convenient and some places even offer free shipping! I dread this time of year. Lil Sis' birthday falls right on or around Thanksgiving, Big Sis the day after Christmas. It's like we have no expenses the whole year and then wham, huge chunk at once. Guess that's my fault for getting pregnant when I did! hehehe. And Birthday parties, I don't even want to go there. My poor kiddos. Although Lil Sis asked for a princess cake and Big Sis is now aware of what a birthday party is and has been talking about it non stop. So I may have to break down this year. Am I an awful mom or what?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Finding Nemo

DH and I were talking last night about what to get Lil Sis for her birthday next week. As we thought about some of her favorite things like Minnie Mouse and Finding Nemo. I was reminded of a car ride the other day.

I had borrowed my dad's Toyota that has a DVD player. We only had two movie options for our drive Aladin or Finding Nemo. Big Sis chose Aladin for the drive to the destination. On our way home I asked the girls what they wanted to watch. Big Sis had no response, but Lil Sis loudly proclaimed she wanted Nemo as she does every time I ask her what movie she wants to watch. Okay. So as I'm getting it ready I hear Big Sis say, "argh, I hate that movie" (sulk). I guess I would too if thats all my little sister wants watch.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Well I finished all three books in the Twilight series. Now life is back to normal :) The girls and I are meeting DH for dinner tonight at his school. They are super excited. They miss their dad a lot. The other night as Big Sis was saying her prayers she started crying and asking Heavenly Father to bless her daddy, she misses him when he works at night. She also mentioned that she wanted new cabinets, a new room with pink walls, new toys, and everything new!

I guess we have been talking about getting a new house a lot around her. Better watch out we don't want her to become too materialistic!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

No Posts

Haven't posted in awhile cuz I've been busy reading "Twilight". Thanks to my wonderful friends who recommended the book my children haven't had a decent mommy! I loved it. Takes me back to Harry Potter when I just couldn't put the book down. I had made a goal to finish War and Peace, but once I started this book I couldn't put it down. So War and Peace will have to wait.

Its a Teen Lit novel by Stephenie Meyer about a girl who loves a vampire. I know you're thinking vampire, sounds weird, but its just awesome. A fun easy read that is way entertaining, clean, and not gory at all.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Lil Sis went fishing today in the swimming pool. Pole, hat, nightgown and princess slippers are must have accessories for every fisher woman. As you can hopefully tell she dressed herself today.

Do Dogs wear clothes?

Flashback to yesterday in the car:

Big Sis: Mom, do dogs wear clothes?
Me: No they don't have to, they have fur.

Today, Big Sis came to me wearing nothing but her skivvies and carrying my necklace.

Big Sis: Can you put this necklace on me. It's my dog license. I'm pretending to be a dog.
Me: Why don't you put your clothes on.
Big Sis: Mom, dogs don't wear clothes!

Maybe we need to take a trip to Target and check out the dog clothing and accessories.