Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Longest Day!

Yesterday was such a long day, but so much fun. Elizabeth and I went shopping for her Halloween costume. We've had such a hard time deciding what to make Lizzie for HALLOWEEN! We started out with a Kitten about a month ago because she loves them and had figured out how to MEEEOOWW! It was so darling, we thought perfect! That is until her frequent meowwing turned into GGGGRRRRROOOOWWWLLLing. Since she prefers to growl and ggggrrr (so lady like, I might add) instead of meowing, we thought maybe a puppy Or considering the way she's been acting as of lately, maybe a monster would best suite her. After debating about it for some time and finding ourselves undecided, we thought lets throw a white pillow case over her head and cut some holes for the eyes, she'll be the cutest little ghost in town! But it just wasn't good enough. I mean come on, it doesn't even require that much effort. Then Rick came up with a GENIUS idea (although, I don't know why I didn't think of this) He says, Lizzie should be Pebbles from the Flintstones! Of course, she makes a good look-a-like, don't you think?

So after having made the decision for Lizzie to be Pebbles. I had to decide whether to buy or make her costume. So I convinced myself to attempt to make Lizzie's costume. I told myself that if I didn't find the fabric I wanted I was buying a pillow case! Fortunately, everything worked out perfectly. I found the perfect fabric for really cheap and then I made the costume and it turned out to be extremely easy. It's so cute on her. I'm so excited for her to wear it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rick in a Jar

We have a new Marriage and something-or-other (you can tell how well I pay attention) sunday school class that we've been attending at church and last weeks lesson mentioned positive communication, which is pretty much self-explanatory, but all through the lesson I couldn't help but think of Rick the entire time. Rick is the most positive person I know and he is filled to the brim of quick whit remarks and cheesy comments, which I love. He has always known how to make me smile and he is very careful about NOT putting his foot in his mouth. After Rick had made a suave, cheesy remark, regarding my cooking, someone once said, "Don't you just want to stick him in a jar". It's True! I would like to, but  it's really not necessary because I get to experience "Rick in a Jar" everyday and that makes me indescribably happy.

Thank You Rick!
I Love You!

One Heck of a Day!!

Elizabeth has grown so much in just the last few days. I can't believe it's all happening right before my eyes and I honestly can't keep up anymore. She says many more words and can throw temper tantrums like you wouldn't believe! She had one heck a day on Friday. As many of you know already, Elizabeth takes after her father in many ways. One being, she has become a great climber and puzzle solver at a very young age.

Elizabeth figured out that she could move the kitchen table chair pretty much anywhere she wanted and then use it as a stepping stool. I believe she's extremely happy about her success.

This is where it all began...

The bathroom! Elizabeth's favorite room in the whole house.

UH OH! I've been caught.
Unfortunately, Elizabeth's climbing skills also lead to some boo boos! On friday, Elizabeth managed to climb on top of the bathroom counter. She boosted herself on top of the toilet and then used the toilet paper roller as a step stool to pull herself on the counter. Luckily, i had finished curling my hair and so the curling iron had some time to cool off, but sadly, not enough time. Elizabeth got a pretty good burn on her foot. It was so sad and you can imagine how I felt being the one to have curled my hair. I was wishing I were bald. But Lizzie is a tough little chick and she handled it really well.

"OW!!", was what she had to say about that.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Acouple of weeks ago, we decided to go to the Visitors Center and walk around the Temple grounds for family home evening. Lizzie loved it. She especially loved the statue of Christ. Its incredible to me how in tune small children are to the Spirit. She also loved the roses on the rose bushes. It was such a fun night, I can't wait to go back again when they have the Christmas lights and the nativity scene.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


The other day, Lizzie and I were on our way outside and Lizzie saw the Bike in the garage and she yelled, "Mom, Bike"! It was so crystal clear, I was shocked to hear it coming from my little Lizzie. So, of course, we had to go for a bike ride.

To add to that, this morning, Lizzie woke me, playing with my hair. I looked at her and said, "Good Morning". She was starring so intently at my lips as I said it, so I said it again. Only this time, she said it back, which sounded more like a "goo moning", but close enough for a little one who only knows how to say a few things. We said good morning back to eachother one more time and then she was done playing that game.
I can't believe how smart Elizabeth is. She is becoming quite the little hellian, some days. Yet, I still can't get enough of her. She always finds a way to make me smile.


As most of you know, Camilynne recieved her endownments on October 8th in preparation to go on a mission. She will be serving some place in Argentina that I'm sure I'm pronouncing wrong every time I say it, which also means I probably can't spell it either, so I'll spare you.

As Cami was weeding through her underwear, we came up with a Genius plan.
We decided to make...(drum roll please)... Teddy Bears out of her Underwear!
Yes, thats right. So, what started out a joke, became a girl's night of making Under"Bears"!

To enlighten you a little more, me being the wonderful seamstress that I am, sort of sewed the Under"bears" foot on wrong, which we decided, meant the establishment of another name for our Under"bear". "Hanes"!

So, in our attempt to make a memorabilia out of Cami's underwear.
We definately made some Memories!