Thursday, April 30, 2009

I may be crazy!

Well family, I may be crazy, but I have embarked on a new adventure. I am now making bows! Not archery bows for all you Baileys! I am making hair bows, flower clips and more. I have a friend out in Utah who inspired me to try it out. I have great ambition to do lots a lots with it, but we will see where it goes. If it works out, I want to expand to squeaky shoes (remember those cute ones Isabel had last year?), pacifier clips, and these really cute headbands. Check out my blog and give me any advice you have, I sure need it!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tales of a one vehicle family

We sold it. We sold the Jeep. And I almost cried, how pathetic is that! We bought the Malibu last year so David would have a car to drive to school and I could still do things and go places with the kids. Well lately David just kept telling me that he was really nervous the jeep was gonna start having big problems (it has over 120,000 miles on it). It has already given us a few problems and we didn't want more. So after some thoughts and prayers, we decided to put it up for sale. After a week on craigslist and parking it on a busy street, we only had 1 call. A very nice retired man wanted it and wrote a check to us last night when he picked it up. I sat on the front porch with Isabel and watched him drive away and I got really sad. It was our first baby! David got it right before we started dating, so it holds many memories with it. It reminds me of all the fun dates we went on, our first kiss, driving to our honeymoon, lots of road trips, camping trips, moving trips and everything in between. It brought both of our children home from the hospital. The jeep got us around in crazy weather when most other cars were stuck in their parking spots. We used to crank up the stereo and sing at the top of our lungs to puff daddy, roxette and eye of the tiger. It was such a fun car and we are sad to see it go. But I guess it is for the best.

Now we are down to just one car. We are motivated to try and find the money to buy us another vehicle, but don't really know what is going to happen. I would like to get a 7 or 8 passenger car so we don't have to do this again in a few years when we have 4 kids, but most are out of our price range, unless we want to go with higher miles (which kinda defeats the purpose of selling our high mileage vehicle). So we are trying to decide what to do.

For family night on Monday we did Isabel's egg hunt because we were so busy over the weekend and didn't get to it. It was so funny to watch her. At first she didn't know what to do, but after a while, she would get so excited when she found an egg, she would shake it to hear what was in it and then show it to us with a wide eyed smile! We put some coins in a few eggs because I have been talking to her about her piggy bank and saving our money. So as soon as she saw the coins, she said piggy bank and knew just what to do. It was lots of fun and we can't wait till next year when Brigham can give Isabel a run for her money (no pun intended!)
What an adorable little man! He is just like his daddy and loves to have the remote:) He is getting good at grabbing at things around him, especially Isabel's hair when she gives him hugs. But Isabel is great, and just says "ow" and gives him another hug once I get her hair out of his fists. These kids are so much fun, it is wonderful to see Isabel want to play with him and to see him grin and coo at her. I want so badly for my children to be friends with each other and so far, so good!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Weekend

David had a three day weekend (Creighton doesn't have school on Good Friday), so we were really excited to have a nice weekend. Isabel colored Easter eggs on Thursday, and she seemed to think the dye was "joose" and kept trying to drink it. For those that don't know, it has vinegar in it, but she didn't seem to mind, as you can see from her blue mustache. She kept trying to take sips when I turned away and got mad when I told her we shouldn't drink it.

On Friday we went to the zoo (it was David's first time) and we had lots of fun. We have a great zoo out here if anyone wants to come visit us:) There is an exhibit called "kingdom of the night". It is kinda freaky (all sorts of nocturnal animals, caves, bats, snakes, crocodiles, and all sorts of weird stuff. Plus it is all dark, so Isabel was pretty nervous and this is how she looked while we were down there.
Our ward had a nice dinner on friday night with a little egg hunt. Isabel didn't know quite what to do, but she was really happy to play with this egg the whole night.

We went to a nearby lake and had a hot dog roast for lunch on saturday. Isabel had fun playing with some friends and throwing rocks in the water.
Enjoying her cookie and the beautiful sunshine.

Snuggling up to her little friend. She gets a smile on her face whenever she sees him. They play really well together and he is so sweet to watch out for her!

Modeling some of the cute stuff the Easter Bunny left her. Notice how David thought it was funny to put ALL her bows in her hair. Now they are scattered all over the house and I can't find them all:) Silly daddy. Isabel walked around all morning, playing with her "bunny sippers"

Being a little sweetheart before Stake Conference.

Here is our handsome little guy with his cool bar of soap and some cute summer clothes next to him.

We had a nice easter dinner with yummy ham and good food. We wish we could be with family, but we feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends out here. Happy Easter. It is a wonderful thing to celebrate the greatest gift our Savior gave: HIS LIFE! I am so thankful that he made the ultimate sacrifice and rose again so that I can be together forever with my family.