Friday, August 29, 2008

Mommy Tag!

1. Typically what time do you wake up? Usually between 6 and 7.
2. On a good night what time are your kids in bed? Usually between 9 and 9:30 p.m.
3. How long have you been a mommy? About 15 months, and yes I do have two kids now. We get it done around here!
4. How old were you when you became a mommy? 27 years old
5. What is your favorite kids tv show/movie? Sesame Street, hands down. Skylar will watch a whole hour of it. I know it is kind of bad to let her watch that much TV but I have my hands full!
6. What is your least favorite kids tv show? Wiggles
7. What is your favorite chore? I don't have a favorite but the one I hate the least is vaccuuming.
8. What is your favorite meal to cook? I love to make Shepherd's Pie.
9. What is the meal you cook most often? I rotate thru about 5 meals and I think I make them all equally. Travis teases me that I make the same meals every week! I need some new recipes so feel free to email...
10. What is your kids favorite meal? Skylar doesn't really eat anything but Macaroni and Cheese. Sailyr just loves breast milk and Similac since she doesn't really know anything else!
11. What is your favorite thing your husband does with your kids? Everything! I love watching him be a dad! It makes me love him even more than I already did before we were parents!
12. What are 5 things that make you smile when you're being a mom?
1. When Sailyr smiles and giggles at me.
2. Skylar learning new things.
3. Both girls in the tub together.
4. When Skylar lifts up my shirt to see my belly button. She just discovered "buttons".
5. Skylar giving Sailyr kisses! My heart feels like it is going to burst with how much I love both of them!
13. If you could take your kids anywhere where would it be? I think that I would take them on the Disney Cruise! I have always wanted to go on that. Right now we would settle on just making thru a shopping trip or out to dinner.
14. When was the last time you went out without your kids? Last week Travis and I went golfing together, just the two of us. It was so much fun. That was only the second time we have been on a "date" without a baby since Skylar was born!
15. What is your favorite past time/activity to do with your kids? Playing outside on the driveway...kind of sad I know, but we don't have a yard yet so that is as good as it gets!
16. Name 1 thing you said you'd never do as a mom: Have a toddler that was really bratty. I hope we aren't heading down that road but it is a possibility!
17. What is your favorite quality that your mom has? She never tells me how to be a mom and she doesn't ever give unsolicited advice. She has let me figure it out on my own unless I have asked for her help, which was early and has been very often!
18. What is your advice for new moms? Enjoy every moment, because they're not little forever. The last year has flown by and they change so much in just a short period of time! There is such a big difference in what Skylar can do now compared to Sailyr's age. It makes me so sad and excited at the same time!
19. What is the scariest or most heartbreaking moment as a mom? I haven't had very many scary ones yet but it always breaks my heart when Skylar cries when her dad leaves in the morning for work. Sometimes he is going out of town for days and it makes me feel so bad that she is sad and doesn't realize that she really won't see him for a while!
20. What is your most joyful moment of being a mom? I love it all and I can't pick just one moment. It is the hardest, most rewarding work in the world!
21. When was the last time you were told 'I Love You' by one of your kids? They can't say it with words yet but I can't wait until they can!
I now tag: Anyone who is a mom and wants to do this tag.....

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

2 Months Old!!

Sailyr is two months old today! I can't believe ho fast time flies! She is growing really fast and it does make me a little sad. She is such a great baby and we love her so much! She was such a big "SURPRISE" if you know what I mean, but now we know our family wouldn't have been complete without her. She is a huge blessing in our lives! Sailyr has started to smile a really big open mouthed grin that warms my heart. I love learning her personality and seeing her change. I took her in for her 2 month checkup today and she already weighs 12 lb 5 oz which puts her in the 97% for her age. What?!!! She is also 23 inches long and in the 75% for height! Her doctor says that I must produce straight cream! She is a great eater and therefore she is starting to sleep longer at night. Skylar sometimes wakes up during the night before Sailyr does! Here are some pictures that show how much she has grown.

Coming home from the hospital

This is Sailyr today

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I got this from a friends blog and it's so fun. Everyone needs to try it.

A- Attached or Single? Attached...married for 5 years but together for 8 before that!
B- Best Friend? Trav
C- Cake or Pie? Cake
D- Day of Choice? Saturday...a fun day to do stuff as a family
E- Essential Item? Q-tips
F- Favorite Color? Blue
G- Gummy Bears or Worms? Bears for sure! Everyone knows how I feel about worms:(
H- Home Town? All over Ogden area!
I- Favorite Indulgence? Swedish Fish
J- January or July? July!!!
K- Kids? 2 baby girls
L- Life isn't complete without? Family and friends
M-Marriage Date? April 11, 2003
N- Number of Brothers and Sisters? 6 half bros, 1 half sis, 3 step bros and one step sis!
O- Oranges or Apples? Apples, oranges are too much work to peel.
P- Phobias? Snakes, hands down my greatest phobia! Kerri knows what I'm talking about!
Q- Quote? You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose!
R- Reasons to smile? Skylar saying "Hi!" Those who know her can tell you why it makes you smile every time!
S- Season of Choice? Fall. Still warm but you can start to wear more clothes!
T- Tag 3 People? Tara, Steph, Kerri
U- Unknown fact about me? I never liked tomatoes until we grew them in our garden!
V- Vegetable? Peas
W- Worst Habit? Talking too much and I might interrupt sometimes:)
X- X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound
Y- Your Favorite Food? Pizza and coke
Z- Zodiac Sign? Virgo

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...

Travis has a new hobby! Yes, I know it is hard to believe that he could fit one more hobby into his already busy hobby and activity schedule, but he picked up SKYDIVING! He has always wanted to do it and he has a friend, Chad Call, who has been inviting him to jump with him all summer. Travis finally took the bait and jumped for his first time on Saturday. He liked it so much that he decided to go back and jump again on Sunday. Now he is signed up to take the training class to jump on his own! He is such a thrill seeker. Skylar and I went on Saturday to watch him and it was really exciting and even though I was nervous about it at first, I felt really safe once I saw how it was done. It was fun to see his face as he landed and he didn't lose the adrenaline rush until we went to bed that night! He was all smiles!