Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fall is almost here!

Our little family has been talking about and making plans for fall. Both of the girls have new fall clothes and Halloween costumes. Payton has decided to be Minnie Mouse and Addi is going to be Tiana from The Princess and The Frog. We have also booked a trip to Disneyland for 6 days in October. We are super excited to go. I am sure we will have photos to share once we get back. We went there two years ago in October and love the special Halloween decor and things and the weather seems to be just perfect for us that time of year. Les has even began threatening Payton that if she keeps having potty accidents in her big girl panties she will only be getting diapers from Santa. She really doesn't love that idea.

Addison has been in Kindergarten for 3 weeks now. She loves it, but is such a perfectionist that she is having a very hard time getting her work done in the short time they give her. It is however, flawless. Her cutting and coloring is exactly on the lines. She cried the entire first week from the frustration of not being able to have time to do her best work. She was missing "free play time" to finish her projects. We compromised...I told her to do what she could as well as she could until all the rest of the kids were done and then save the rest to finish at home. That has seemed to be working so far. Love her little smarty pants! Her dance class just started for the year as well. She is telling me that they are learning a new dance called Monkey On A Stick. Sounds pretty silly for a bunch of 5 year old girls.

The girls have also been through another major change. Since Addison's Kindergarten is here in Payson they are no longer able to be babysat by Grandma Batty. They have gone to her since they were babies and the change has been very hard for both the girls and Grandma. We were told about a woman (Relma) who has a daycare just one road north from us in her home. The girls simply adore her and are growing very attached to the other kids and the puppy there. She has a daughter and two other girls that go to Kindergarten with Addison, so she is able to drop all 4 of them off at school at once. She has also been great to help enforce the potty training we are doing with Payton.

I became a manager at work at the end of June. I am the Order Process Manager now along with keeping my previous duties. I hired 4 new employees and have been training them for the last couple months. Along with the new drive to South Jordan (long drive + constuction=yuck!) I have suddenly gotten very busy! The vacation can't come soon enough! Les has been great to help out more at home and take the girls where they need to be since my commute is much longer.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Addi's 1st Day of Kindergarten







Some shots I took today of Addi before taking her to school.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Busy Lately

As you can probably tell by the length of time between posts life for us has gotten a little busier lately. We are selling the house and looking at new ones, Les is working 2 jobs (lawn care season), my work moved to South Jordan last week, etc.
Addison had her dance recital at the end of April...
Fun stuff I have baked (and more I didn't photograph.)




Brandon and his family moved back to Utah. We are so happy they are bck. They blessed TJ on April 25th which happened to be Quinn's birthday.




Saturday, April 17, 2010

Family Photos

On Wednesday our friend Heidi took photos of our little family for us. They turned out really well. She does a great job in case you are in the market for a photographer. Click on her site on the side of my blog to see our photos along with the other great stuff she has done.
Thanks Heidi!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday April 10

As you can see Addison cut Payton's hair on Thursday night. Most every little girl does it at some point. I cut off an entire pigtail when I was 5.

While the stylist was trimming Addison's hair we found out she also cut her own a bit. This was Payton's first hair cut. She held very still while they were cutting her hair. I was nervous that she would hate it as I have heard horror stories.After.......it turned out kinda cute.

After the hair cuts we hung a new wreath on the fence where "uncle Quinn" passed away. Saturday marked four years since his death. We miss him so much.
Later Les and I took the girls to one of the parks down the road to use their chalk sprayers and fly kites. As you can see Payton was actually very good at it. She just walked in circles oblivious to the kite following her. It was so cute. Gotta love em! They keep life fun!


Easter
















We had a great Easter weekend. I used my new toy to create an Easter Cake on Friday. The girls had two egg hunts on Saturday and then another get together and egg hunt on Sunday. We spent the rest of the day driving around Lehi looking at houses. Unfortunately we didn't find anything we liked.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Addi turns 5













Addison turns 5 years old today. She is such a smart kid and is growing up so fast. Les and I are always wondering how she knows the things she does and how she remembers things like what kind of treats she ate at someone's house three years ago. I guess we will never know.

She wanted a Hannah Montana birthday party. The cake took me forever to do. I had to start making it the night before (my birthday) and still barely finished it in time for the party. We rented a bounce house for the party and luckily it was a really nice day outside and was the best thing we ever did for a party. The kids loved it and as you can see we couldn't even keep them off it when we deflated it to do cake and ice cream. Almost everyone we invited showed up and enjoyed themselves.
Happy Birthday Addi! I love you!

Week 11- St. Patrick's Cake


This is the cake I made for St. Patrick's Day. I meant for the orange color to be gold, but if you ask me it looks like a pumpkin. It was Chocolate Sour Cream Cake and was delicious.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Las Vegas



We had a ton of fun in Las Vegas this weekend. The girls stayed at Les' Mom's for two of the nights so we got to stay out late and see a comedy show.

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes


Another week and another treat. These were an office favorite.

Cleaning House




We have started to declutter the house so that we can put it up for sale. Hopefully we will be done with the entire house by the end of March.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hawaiian Dresses and New Hair Styles







I finally broke down and bought the girls brown dress shoes this weekend so that they could wear the cute dresses I bought them in Hawaii. We dressed them up a bit with special hair styles I found on a blog (Thanks for the reference Jen. I use it all the time). I can't believe Payton held still long enough for me to do hers. If you know her very well you know exactly what I mean. It stayed in all day even with Papa and Aunt Segna wrestling them all afternoon. LOL-

Week 8 and 9 treats

Week 8- Devil's Food Cake Bites

Week 9-Bannana Pineapple Smoothie Cupcakes with Pineapple Buttercream

Monday, February 22, 2010

Payson Princess Power


Addi and I spent the day together on Saturday. No Les and Payton. It was nice to spend so much time just the two of us. We went to the Payson Princess Power event in the morning. Addi dressed up as Belle and looked gorgeous! Of course I took the camera. We took a ride in a Limo, visited with the Fairy Godmother, got her fingernails polished, let the price try princess shoes on her and much more.....


February Treats



Week 7-Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes
Week 8-Chocolate Valentines Suckers
We also made huge heart shaped sugar cookies, but someone forgot to photograph them. Oops!
Week 9- Uncle Doyle's Peanut Butter Brownies with Purple Roses
My crazy mom didn't want cake, so Addi and I went to Wal-mart and bought one of those pans you see on the infomercials that bake the brownies in squares. No cutting! Love it. She loves purple so I practiced roses for the tops.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

January 30th-31st




Last week's treat-Chocolate cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. I kinda made up the recipe as I went (don't tell). They were gone before everyone at work got to try them. That is always a good sign! :)

I am currently baking this week's treat- Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes. Photos will be posted later since they are in the oven.
I am also posting a couple silly pictures of me and the girls. Payton brought me hair elastics and said "Mommy, do hair pretty." so that is what we did. Then when Les got home from snowmobiling they put on a singing, dancing and tricks show for us. It was so cute! I never realized how many songs Payton knows. She sure is growing up quickly!