Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Spectacular

A few weeks ago I won (yes, I said WON!!) tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the one and only Rockettes! We got to sit in a suite with tons of treats and snacks and see a great Christmas show! It really got us in the holiday mode. Skylar loved it and watched the whole show. Luckily we did have lots of snacks and treats for Sailyr since her attention span is waaayyy shorter than her sister's. She enjoyed it too!
Travis was a true sport! He had a horrible cold but he still drove us down to SLC in a huge snowstorm to see the show. He's such a great guy!

Sailyr said the funniest thing! Santa came out on the stage in his sleigh with the Rockettes as his reindeer at the first of the show. Later when he came back out without his sleigh, she asked me, "Mom, where's his trailer?" I thought it was so funny! She is at a cute age!

Skylar wouldn't pose for a picture in front of the Rockettes poster but here is Sailyr. Don't be jealous of my mad photography skills. I know how to take a hot picture! J/K

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wittow bit scary...

This year for Halloween, the girls both wanted to be witches. They looked so cute and were super excited to wear and show off their costumes! When they told people they were going to be witches for Halloween, Sailyr would go into this speech about how they weren't scary witches but her costume was 'just a wittow bit scary and Sky's was just a wittow bit scary too!'. She would talk so fast that it was hard to catch all she was saying about it but it was so funny! She talks soooo much and is hilarious!

(sorry for the blurry cellphone photos)
They only wanted to trick or treat for about 10 houses and they were done. I guess a rainstorm and unanswered doors got a old really fast! We did have yummy chili and treats at Grandma Patti's waiting for us when we were done so it was none too soon!

Monday, November 8, 2010

The 'Real' Real Housewives

In October I ran in the Las Vegas Ragnar Relay. We had a blast and I can't believe that I actually did it! I was recruited by my bestie Holly and in turn recruited my sis-in-law Stephanie. Our team was full of other people that I didn't know but soon became really close with, that happens after spending 32 hours in a Suburban together! Our team did awesome and though I didn't love it while I was running, I was stoked after it was over and I hope I can do it again!

This was our team name, after my fave TV series!

Van #1 minus Kim who was running her leg!

Steph running her first leg of the relay, about 7 miles! (we each had three legs we had to run)

Two "hot" moms! I use that phrase loosely! Alright,we know we weren't that hot but we had matching sunglasses, okay!

Our whole team after crossing the finish line! We finished in 32 hrs 14 min which placed us 14th in our division! Not bad for a bunch of moms and Ragnar rookies!

What a cool experience! I was so glad I got to do this with Holly and Steph! Thanks girls!
For a look at what we did after the race click here! One of the highlights of the trip!
Next up...Ogden Half Marathon!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Rap!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall Tradition

Every year we go to Black Island Farm in Syracuse to enjoy the games and activities there and also to pick out our pumpkin right off the vine at their pumpkin patch. Check out the first time we went there here. HOLY COW I can't believe how much my kids have grown!!! WOW! Anyway...
This year Breckyn was old enough to come with us and it was so fun!

The girls loved the animals and even fed the goats!

Then we were off to the slides. We could barely get our girls off them! They have become really brave and liked to go down without help!

They have a fun ride there where a 4-wheeler pulls a train of pig and cow cars that the kids ride in. It winds through a few corn fields and it is so cute!

Then we were off to the pumpkin patch. We had a good time finding the perfect pumpkin. We always have to be careful not to get too many big pumpkins since we have to carry all of them and the kids back to the car!

We love to do this as a family and we can't wait to do it again next year:)

P.S. Turns out, you can have just as much fun hanging out in the parking lot and filling your jacket with rocks! We could have saved a lot of money if we would have realized this BEFORE going into the park!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Check out this cute giveaway!

Simply Handmade by Paige has a giveaway for this darling wax seal initial necklace! I would love to have one of these. Be sure to enter here!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dancing Girl

Last week, Skylar danced in the Jr. Silverline Halftime at the Fremont Football game. I was so excited for her to do this since it is something that is somewhat close to my heart. When I was did Drill Team in high school, the little dancer fundraiser was always so fun and I couldn't wait for my girls to be old enough to participate. She did 3 clinics during the week and then Friday was the big day. She was so excited!! During the performance she was really hard to see, I should have told her to make sure she made her way to the front of the group. She was nearly the littlest one in her class! She did a great job and knew the dance well. We were so proud of her! She wasn't scared or nervous, she is so independent! I can't wait for next year when both my girls can do it!

Skylar and Sailyr got their faces painted!

Look how little she looks next to some of the older girls!

Warming up!

The performance...She is way in the back.

The whole family came out to watch her! Breckyn looked so cute in her hat!

Here is her famous pose!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Harvest

While my mom was here last weekend, we decided to make good use of the 4 or so bags of tomatoes we had just picked as well as the green beans that my fridge was overflowing with. Our garden was really slow coming on this year but now we are right in the thick of our tomato harvest, all 14 plants! We have them coming out our ears!

I decided to freeze the green beans, since I don't love them canned.

Canning tomatoes is so easy and I love having them for the whole winter! I think I will have to do it every weekend for a month so I don't let them go to waste!

This is less than half of what we ended up with. We did 10 quarts and 13 pints. I have enough tomatoes to do at least that many more this weekend! I guess I better get some more jars and lids!

It was so fun to do this project with my mom, not to mention very helpful! Though it is easy, it is kind of a big job and having someone to help you is so nice! Thanks Mom!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

First Day!

This week marked a big day at our house...Skylar started preschool! I was so excited for her! Travis and I were way more excited than she was. Not that she didn't want to go, she just had no idea what to expect. A few days before, I asked her, "What kind of things do you think you do at preschool?"
She thought about it and said, "I ACTUALLY don't know!" All this hype about preschool for months and she has no idea what it was about. She just knew that she got to go and take her backpack.
We go her ready and headed out the door. We made it just in time and then Travis surprised her and came and met us to walk her into her class.

Jax, our friend and carpool buddy, Sailyr, and Skylar

We found her cubby and hung up her backpack and she was off to do some playdough in her seat. A few pictures and the parents had to leave. I admit I shed a tear on my way back to the car :( Something about her getting so big. It's hard to believe how fast it goes by!

When it was time to pick her up, again Travis surprised us and came to see her come out of class. He is the CUTEST dad! She had a great day and made a star headband and she had a treat. She is excited to go back today!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Park pics

Today was the perfect day to go to the park! It wasn't too hot but it was really sunny. It was so fun! The girls are big enough now that they can do all the stuff at the playground by themselves, except the monkey bars. I can't do those by myself either! (have you tried them lately? they are really hard!)