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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Truth Tuesday


  • When you're awake half the night (holding a newborn baby), you get a little desperate for entertainment. I just searched my browser history and the past few nights I've read "19 Cats That Made Poor Life Decisions," "The 5 Best Meme's about Kim Kardashian's Hair," and "9 Things Only Girls Who Grew Up With Brothers Will Understand." The last article was actually pretty good haha.
  • The two weeks after having a baby are hard, tiring, emotional, etc. But there's something SO gratifying about eating unnaturally huge amounts of food and still losing weight. My advice to friends who are having babies soon: eat tons and tons of food and watch your weight on the scale go down. Those two weeks are pretty much the only time in your life that it'll happen, so enjoy it! :)
  • Phrases that actually came out of my mouth recently:
 "Richie, we need to hurry and eat some of this candy 'cause it's falling out of the bowl." 
"I'm so embarrassed at the amount of cookie dough I just ate. Just kidding, I'm actually impressed."
"No, Connor doesn't want to wear your princess panties like a hat."
  • Used Connor as a drink coaster today. He didn't seem to mind.
  • I had to set up a play doh budget. Yes, you read that right. A budget specifically for Play Doh. That's how much Claire loves Play Doh (and how often we have to buy it). 
  • Connor peed on his own face the other day. Afterward I had this realization that if you're a male, there's a 99.9% chance that this has happened to you too. Sure, women might be hormonal and emotional, but at least we don't pee on our own faces.
  • Claire told me she was cold, so I went to get her robe. When I came back she was enthusiastically clapping and she yelled, "Mom, you're the best! Like Minnie Mouse!"
  • Yesterday, I was nursing Connor, talking to Richie on the phone, and making shapes out of Play Doh for Claire all at the same time. Multi-tasking FTW.
  • Some days I think I'm a super awesome mom and then other days I find scrambled eggs in Claire's panties. 
  • Both of my children are asleep and I should be cleaning or napping or weeding. Instead I'm eating Claire's Easter Candy and blogging. #priorities
  • I straight-armed a high school student the other day. But it was totally justified because he wasn't watching where he was going and he was about to trample Claire.
Happy Tuesday Everybody!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Easter Outfits

Claire wore her Easter dress the week before Easter so she could wear it to church. We took the kids to the Pond by our house so Claire could see the ducks. We also made Claire pose for some photos while we were there. We skipped taking pictures of Connor because it was SUPER windy. (Sorry, future-Connor. You'll just always have to wonder what you wore for Easter when you were two months old!)












Easter Egg Hunt

We went to a community Easter egg hunt the week before Easter. Claire was SO excited!

Claire and Daddy

Mommy and Claire. 

There were so many eggs! And they divided the course into age groups, so that was nice. 

Claire would walk past ten eggs, then bend down and pick one up. It was so funny to watch. 






Claire looked completely shocked with EVERY egg she opened. "Look mom! MORE candy!" Some of the eggs even had dollar bills in them, so she thought that was cool too. 

Connor was such a good baby and just hung out the whole time. 

It took Claire a long time to open all her eggs, but she loved it!

Easter Eggs

We decorated Easter eggs (the day after Easter-ha!). We might have to make it a monthly tradition... That's how much Claire loved it. 

Claire first studied her stickers. 

Then she helped put the eggs in the dye. 
She watched the eggs and waited (semi) patiently. 

Claire dropped an egg before she dyed it, so we let her eat it. 


She thought it was pretty great!

The eggs. 

Claire carefully chose what stickers went on which eggs. 


All the colors had to match (of course).

Claire then sat in her high chair and peeled (and ate) most of the eggs. It took her 45 minutes to get all the tiny pieces off, but she was determined!

Conference/Easter

Easter weekend started with watching the Conference priesthood session at my parent's house. 

Papa and Connor. I get lots of comments that these two look alike. What do you think?

We all had dinner.



Then the boys watched their conference session. 

All the boys.

The next day, we went to Nana and Papa Gwilliam's house for conference, an easter egg hunt and easter dinner. 

Claire loved hunting for the eggs. 








Connor pondered what he had heard in conference. 


Kate and Lily helped Nana play her harp. 

After nap time, the kids opened up their Easter goodies. 


It was a great Easter!