Saturday, May 4, 2013


Nope I am not having 8 kids, thank goodness. But I have sure had octopuses, octopi?? on the brain for a few weeks. When I asked Ashley what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday, she didn't even hesitate "OCTOPUS CAKE" ha ha oooookay (so random)....I will take that challenge. 

So we had a party for this beautiful girl, and I love her so much it hurts.....Can she go back to being a baby now??

 Nana and Papa came for dinner on her actual birthday and brought her this adorable Hello Kitty bubble blower. She had a tough time pulling the handle to turn it on... ha ha

 So octopus cake challenge accepted and demolished... look how cute that little guys is!!

It was even pretty tasty If I do say so myself. I used this cake recipe and it was devine!! Also THIS icing recipe. Go make them both right now. You will be veeeery happy you did.  I really had a hard time figuring out how to make the tentacles, but all my years of watching cake shows on the food network really paid off and I thought...rice kripies. grnius. Took me a week to think of it, I'm not the brightest bulb in the drawer, or whatever the saying is. 

We had to have cupcakes for Sam and Tina, don't worry I ate yours for you. You're welcome.

We went swimming before coming back to eat all the goodies, but I sucked and didn't take a single picture at the pool. whoops.

Going along with our under the sea theme we had "crab dip"

And "crab croissants" Most croissants are usually turned in more to look like claws I guess....

We were so happy it was nice enough out to have a picnic. yay for spring!!

She's cute. 

So then we went inside to blow out the candles and Ash is SO excited (she has been talking about singing he birthday song for weeks) And when she gets excited her hands go into her mouth...

And she makes faces like this.....

As the singing went on, her face got more and more freaked out, until she started sobbing...

It was probably the saddest/most hilarious thing I have ever seen. SO glad brittany got it on video, I have watched it over and over laughing my head off!

It took her a minute to calm down, good thing she has Chloe to take care of her. 

The kids all had so much fun in her new playhouse!! 

She was so excited about her presents. She LOVED her kite and thankfully it wasn't windy enough to try it out today!

Ya she is 3, it's killing me.....

Ash loving her octopus I made her....she can be so sweet sometimes!

I got her this Airplane to go with her other little people toys she has, they are her favorite by far. Mostly the bus and helicopter...and now the plane for sure!

Chlo helped me with the decorations, we made a balloon octopus and a bunch of paper fish. kept her busy all morning! 

I always try and make something for the girls for their birthdays so of course Ash had to have an Octopus to match her cake, and a mermaid...just for fun. 
she loves them. I imagine those spots will all be pulled off by tomorrow....

Monday, April 29, 2013


 We have had some interesting weather this "spring" or so they call it. We made our first snowman of the year. It wasn't very big, but we loved him. Chloe named him "snowy" and played with him for an hour until he was back to a pile of mushy snow.

cute little princess in pigtails. 

Just try and take her ipad away, she will bite your head off!! 

This was probably my favorite thing ever. I was making dinner and gave ash a brownie, which she threw at me and yellled "NO I want cabbage!!!" ha ha so she ate half a cup of cabbage instead....weirdo. 

We had a few nice days that we took advantage of and walked round the block. the girls were fascinated by the sewer grate, and dropped a million rocks in there. 

Going through my phone pics I found 89 of these babies. ha ha Chloe is hilarious! 

Ashley got a really nasty flu right after Chloe got over it. She couldn't eat or drink anything without throwing it up, I literally had to sit right beside her all day cause she could NOT make it into the bucket.   It was gross, I hate puke, but its all worth it for the snuggles amirite?? 

another nice day out for a stroll. 

Chlo said my feet were gross so she rubbed lotion on them for a good half an hour, she's hired!! 

We had a picnic with some of our favorite peeps, I wish we could get together with these guys more. 

She has been obsessed with laundry baskets lately, Chloe pushes her up and down the hall and around the island, and then gets mad when Ashley can't push her back! ha ha 

Watchin some 'toons. 

Sometimes we kill time at Toys r us, they have so much fun, but it is a constant nagging "Can we buy this?" But I am an expert at saying no. 

If you lose Ash at the pool she is 100% of the a locker. I have to draaaaag her out of there. 

I was having some serious Tina withdrawals and decided over Easter break to just drive there by myself. I wasn't nervous about it at all, but maybe I should have been a little more prepared since I got lost a few times. ha ha who knew I had google maps right on my phone?! I do now!! Tina was the best host ever as always, she took us for Frozen yogurt for supper. Chloe was in HEAVEN!!! 

We brought some mermaid pajamas back with us and some adorable fedoras. 

Ash runs out of her room "I'M SUPERNAN!!!" tee hee love this girl.

Is anything better than babies sleeping?? There isn't. I totally sneak into my kids room and snuggle them for a while and breathe in the sweetness. Ashley is going to be 3 on Wednesday....ridiculous!!! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

special day

Chloe says some funny stuff....I have been trying to write some of them down when I remember, here are some as of late. 

 C :"Miss Jill has cracks." me :Huh?? C: "She has cracks by her eyes"

 Comes to me Sobbing "I just can't write letters and number the way
they are right" me: what do u mean!? " I can't write bath, or wall or
shower... And lexie CAN!" I can only write my name and Ashley's name
and a few things and lexie can write everything!! (Pure devastation)

Chloe arguing with Natalie: yes I am AM the oldest, cause I'm 4 and I
have super long legs!

C: When I am old as daddy I will be so tall. And when u get as tall as
the clouds u can see Heavenly Father and Santa

We just got gas and Chloe says "it smells like boat in here" haaa ha

Driving in the car we saw a house with about a hundred old junk cars.
Chloe says "they must be having a birthday party"

A couple months ago we started doing P90x. It is quite the workout!! These were Chloe and Ashley's "before" pictures....i will spare you seeing mine and Reegs, They aren't pretty! 

Landon convinced us we need to drink protein so we can bulk up. ha ha Ash loves protein shakes! 

There is a bus stop right in front of our house and the kids get excited every time they see a bus go by. They have asked us a million times to ride it, so one day we did. We rode it downtown to get a hot dog and then came home. They loved it! ha ha it was like a roller coaster ride! 

Ash with her monkey and her 'ippo' They were presents on the same trip and so are always together and one cannot be without the other! 

Every month Chloe gets to have her 'Special Day' She gets to bring snack and parents get to come visit. But since I always have extra kids I haven't been able to go until last month. 

It was so much fun to see her at school with all her friends, she is quite the little bossy pants. But I knew that she would be! Her teacher says if they don't know something they just ask Chloe, she knows everything that goes on! 

She was so excited to have us there, and Ashley was in heaven! But now she knows what she is missing and cries every time Chloe goes to school.  

Doing the calendar...she is huge!! 

She was dying to bring this blog book for her show and tell. It has all her baby pictures in it. Loved being able to see what she does all day while she is gone. while i DO miss her when she is gone, it is SO nice to have a break from the constant talking....because it never, ever ends. And why must she talk soooo LOUD!!??! ha ha We still love her but it's just a nice break ;)