Wednesday, January 30, 2008
So I have pictures of the girls, and they have been doing cute stuff lately, it is just feeling like to much effort the last couple of weeks to post, maybe I will post some stuff next week.
Also I love the bus, I feel so much freedom that I can ride the bus places I need to go. Me and the girls went to Orem on the bus today. I know now how to get to a lot of places in Orem and what buses to take, so I am excited. Also my pro-tip is to remember when you are supposed to transfer buses, I forgot that and we ended up being on the bust for about an extra 45 minutes, oops!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Autumn walking on the butterfly bridge
Prairie doing the sign for elephant standing on the elephant's back
So it has been pretty relaxed since we got home. I am trying to recover from our very busy vacation. The first week I finished a quilt that I started in NY. I made this quilt from little blocks that my Grandma cut out before she died, I thought she would be very pleased that I used all the squares. Then middle of last week both of the girls got sick. They started throwing up at bed time and between the two of them threw up around 11 times and didn't stop until 5 in the morning. Needless to say I didin't get a lot of sleep that night and I did a lot of laundry. I was so grateful for my very own washer and dryer. I have also been relaxing reveling in the less stress we have because Ben is completely done, and he isn't stressed about his thesis. So my present to myself for Ben graduating as been indulging in reading the Twilight series and doing the bare minimum this last week and spending a lot of time reading, it has been glorious. I think it is about time I got back to real life though and started cooking and doing laundry and dishes, oh well, giving ourselves a break is really nice though.
Friday, January 11, 2008
So that is what we have been up to. I wanted to post some pictures from Christmas, because it was a lot of fun, and I worked hard to get the girls' presents ready.
Growing up in my family we had a tradition that we got a new pair of pajamas each year and it was the only present that we got to open on Christmas, so my girls got pajamas this year.
Autumn was really concerned about showing her shoulders the first time she put it on, and on Christmas had the dress pulled up on her shoulders so you couldn't see them, what a modest girl.
The girls' big present this year was a kitchen. Autumn always looks forward to going to NY because my mom has a play kitchen for them. I knew Autumn would like it, but I had no idea how much Prairie would love it. They also got a set of aluminum pots and pans and food to go with their kitchen.
I have never enjoyed hand sewing, in fact I detested, but most of the felt food is with hand sewing, and I really enjoyed it. I loved making the felt food. I didn't finish the pizza and the green peppers for their food set yet. Autumn has already requested that I make some apples, oranges, cantolope, broccoli and cauliflower. So she will keep me busy with making their food more complete.
Prairie's special present from us was an aquadoodle mat. She has gotten really into coloring, so I thought she would really enjoy it. She got 2 markers with it, a large one and a smaller one. Immediately Autumn said the larger marker was hers, I reminded her that it was Prairie's present and both of the markers were Prairie's. So later in the day I wanted to spend some time with Prairie, so I got the markers and was going to color with her. Well she grabbed the big marker from my hand and yelled for Audie to come draw with her. In Prairie's mind the big marker is Autumn's.
Okay so I have to brag. Ben and I found this aquadoodle mat at DI months and months ago, for $1.50. I just had to spend $4 on replacement markers.
So that isn't all the sewing I did for Christmas. I decided it was high time I finally finished my sister's wedding gifts since she got married in August 2006. So I worked hard to finish her presents when she wasn't around, which isn't very often.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Christy (Jason's wife), Jason (Tom's son), Mary Anne (my mom), Tom (my mom's husband), Brian (Tom's son), Jennie (my sister), Emily (me!) all in our shirts for the run
So even though I have lived in NY, I have never gone down to time square for new year's eve, and honestly I don't think that I ever will. There is just too many people for me, but this year we as a family went to Central Park. Central Park was not busy or crazy, there was a lot of people, but it didn't feel insane. We went down to participate in the Emerald's Nut fun run. It is a 4 mile route that goes through central park, the race begins at midnight with fireworks. My mom wanted as many of the kids as possible to come back to New Year's Eve for the run. We ended up having 7 people and had a really good time. I think it is going to be an annual event for my mom and her husband.