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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Truth Tueday

It's been a busy few weeks for the Preece fam. We're moving this Saturday, but I'm still somehow managing to throw together a TT for ya'll.

  • Claire is already a back seat driver. What one year old tells their parent how to drive? We're in for a little bit of trouble. 
  • We don't own any paper clips. You'd think that after four years of marriage (and college) that we'd have needed them at some point. Nope. 
  • I pulled a sock out of my dress at Church on Sunday. I pulled it out at the end of relief society. Apparently nobody felt the need to tell me that there was a big lump on my thigh when I was walking around. 
  • It was fast Sunday this last Sunday, which means I got to watch lots of mother's speak at the pulpit while holding their babies. I'm glad that I'm not the only parent that will use their toddler's head to itch their nose. I'm glad, however, to know that I haven't stooped to the level of using my kid's head as a tissue.
  • Good idea: taking pictures of your daughter on Easter Sunday. Bad idea: giving her bites of Starburst to get her to smile. Awful idea: giving her those Starburst 20 minutes before sacrament meeting. 
  • Seriously guys, don't give your kids candy before church. They'll be absolutely crazy and people will stare. 
  • I hate moving. It's so stressful. 
  • I'm so glad I married someone as organized as I am. Richie has color coded all of our moving boxes. 
  • Claire was a little grumpy one afternoon last week. She was in a mood where she did NOT want to be held or even touched. Claire was whining at Richie (who was sitting next to her on the floor) to stop touching her. Richie said, "Claire, Daddy isn't touching you. See? My arms are all the way over here." Claire swung her legs over and plopped them on Richie's lap, and then started crying at him to stop touching her. 
  • Did anyone else do that to their siblings when they were younger? Landon and I would do that all the time. 
"Quit touching me!"
(*puts finger one cm away from arm*)
"I'm not touching you!" 
  • Landon and I would also have arguments about who needed to put away toys, food items, etc. The whole idea was whoever touched it last would be the person to put it away. It would generally go something like this:
Mom: Landon? Lauren? Who left this milk out? Come put it away. 
Landon: Lauren used it last.
(* Lauren runs and touches gallon of milk to Landon's back*)
Lauren: Landon touched it last.
(* Landon runs and touches gallon of milk to Lauren's back*)
Landon: Lauren touched it last.
etc...
  • You get the idea. It would normally end with one us getting caught slugging the other person in the back with a gallon of milk. Happy memories.
  • Truth Tuesday got a little long this week. I guess I'm just delaying going back to packing boxes. Sigh. 
Happy Tuesday everybody!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Family Pictures 2014

We got family pictures done this last Monday. (thanks Nicki!) I love how they all turned out. Be prepared for tons and tons of pictures. I promise that I sifted through them and only picked a portion of them. :)

We started at Liberty Park. Claire loved looking at all the ducks and other birds. 


Holding still was torture for Claire. Poor thing.  


I love how big of a step Claire is taking in the picture haha. 

Claire tried to escape from us multiple times. 

Counting the ducks in the pond. 





Waving to Aunt Nicki. 

Playing with Daddy.

Her foot is killing me. I love when she poses for the camera. 

Walking around with Mommy.

Claire couldn't pull her eyes away from the ducks. 



Claire loved holding onto her necklace. 


After we did family pictures, we tried to do pictures of just Claire at Temple Square.

She was done holding still and wanted to run around, but Nicki still managed to snag a few pics of Claire smiling. 


I love this picture. Claire was seriously booking it across the sidewalks.  

Claire's eyes are so pretty. 


Thanks for the pics Nicki!