Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Truth Tuesday

I haven't done a Truth Tuesday since July. I guess we're a little overdue! 
  • Claire saw a bowl of rice in one of her books we were reading and thought it was popcorn. She then asked me for some popcorn. I told her "no" and was a little surprised when she didn't throw a temper tantrum. She then walked away and while nodding her head, said, "Is OK. Nana get me popcorn."
  • I'm shocked at the phrases that have to come out of my mouth sometimes:
"Don't put food in your armpit." 
"Don't blow your nose on my foot." 
"Stop licking the gravel."
"Don't put granola in mommy's nose."
  • A while back, Claire was kicking me while I was trying to change her outfit. I very sternly said, "Don't kick me." Now her favorite thing is to yell "DON'T KICK ME" anytime we're in public (at the top of her lungs). She probably yells it 20 times every time we go to the grocery store. 
  • I think Claire is already learning what types of things embarrass me. Just yesterday, while waiting in the check-out line at the grocery store she asked, "Mommy poop in panties?" I told her that I hadn't so she yelled, "MOMMY POOP IN PAAAAAAANTIES!"
  • Claire loves playing at the pool. A lot of the time, we swim on our stomachs, sit her on our backs, and tell her that we're whales and she's riding a whale. I thought this was a great idea until Claire pointed at a chunky boy (who was also swimming on his stomach) and yelled that he was a whale. He obviously heard.
  • We were driving around the other day and Claire was begging for a snack. Richie told her that she could have a snack once we got home. Claire kept asking for a snack over and over, so Richie said,"Hold your horses, Claire." Claire frantically started looking out the windows asking where the horseys were.
  • Some people get told "great job" after giving a talk in sacrament meeting. Others of us just get asked for help on homework.
  • There are times as a parent that I'm simultaneously completely disgusted and completely impressed. 
  • Claire pressed her face against the mirror today and said, "Givin myself a snuggle." And then she sighed.
  • Richie and I bought a few new pillows for our bed. We sprinted back to the car because it was pouring rain. One of our pillows fell off the shopping cart, into a puddle, and then a car ran over it. I think that might have been rock bottom for me. 
  • Claire asked to see my belly button (in a really excited voice), so I opened my robe and lifted up my shirt to show her. Her face dropped and she whimpered, "Uuuuuuh... Close the door."
  • Last week, I learned that when you type "fast food" into your phone to your husband, it may end up saying "fat food." Sorry Richie.
  • Claire LOVES Dickey's BBQ because she gets ice cream if she eats all her food. A while back we ate there and as we were leaving, Claire noticed that a couple was eating ice cream. She ran up to them and asked (in a very lecture-like voice), "Eat aaaaaall your food first?" 
  • I am convinced that nothing is more tiring than having a two year old who thinks they can swim by themselves and breath underwater.
  • Sometimes as a pregnant woman I feel like a wonderful, glowing miracle-worker. Other times I feel like a beached whale. Today when I accidentally shut my stomach in the fridge, I felt more like a beached whale. 
Happy Tuesday everybody!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Time

When we were living with my parents in the spring, we planted a garden. One of the things we planted was pumpkins. We finally got to pick some of them this last week. I was so excited that the pumpkins actually grew! 

When I walked in the door, my Mom snapped a baby bump picture. I don't think I've posted a bump picture on here yet, so here you go:

Ty and Amy also came over to join in on the fun. (Amy had surgery on her mouth and couldn't smile, just fyi.)

The girls were SO excited to be able to finally pick the pumpkins. For months, every time they'd go to the garden we'd tell them, "don't step on the vines" and "don't pull the pumpkins." 

Claire picked out this pumpkin. Her hair was french braided and looked super cute, but then it all fell out. I guess the crazy hair matched her crazy personality. :)

We had five pumpkins that grew. My dad snuck a few others into the patch so the girls would have plenty to choose from. 

The pumpkin picking gang. 

Matching bumps. 

The girls ran in circles for quite a while. 

Papa loaded up their pumpkins and took them to our cars. 

Lily and Claire

The girls decorated some Halloween creatures after picking pumpkins. Claire put together a dracula face all by herslef-I was so proud!

Lily made a spooky witch. 

Kate thought it was pretty fun to watch. 

I have pictures of our pumpkins decorated. I'll post them soon!

Jordanelle 2014

We went to Jordanelle Reservoir back in September with my family. I'm so glad that we were able to get on the boat one last time before Fall hit. 

Lily, Nana and Tyler

Claire and Daddy. Claire wanted to keep playing on the beach, so she wasn't overly happy in any pictures on the boat. 

Amy and Kate

Richie water skiing. At least once per day, Claire is STILL saying, "Daddy jump in water. Daddy ski in water."

Daddy, Mommy and Claire

Uncle Landon and Lily

Tyler water skiing

Tyler helped Lily to knee board.

She did such a good job!

Mommy and Claire

Uncle Landon holding a napping Kate. 

Lily loved driving the boat!

Daddy and Claire. 

Kate digging through the sand. 

Claire played in the water (which was pretty cold) for a few hours. She LOVES water so much. She threw rocks, played ring around the rosies, and swam all afternoon 

Richie caught 4 or 5 fish. They were all about this size. Ha!

Landon water skiing. He makes it look easy. 

Watching Tyler knee board is so fun. The picture doesn't do him justice. 

Amy water skiied too!

I can't wait until next year when we can go boating again. I think Claire will be ready to start on the knee board!