Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Superstition Farm!

We went to superstition farms last Thursday with my sister kim and her little guy mason the admission was free so we took full advantage of it and enjoyed the day with farm animals. We took a hay ride around the farm and got to see all the cows that were there. they had a ton of them and there was also a calf that was born that morning. Colton and Mya couldnt get enough of all the animals colton wanted to pet the cows so bad and tried to feed them but they were more scared of him than anything (poor guy). He tried to feed the massive horsies that were there one piece of hay it was halarious and when one of them ate it he was the happiest person ever, he is obsessed with horsies. Mya saw that brother was doing it so she had to do it also. She got an even smaller piece of hay and tried to give it to them. but she was so short the horse couldnt reach her, but i wasnt going to let her actually feed them her hand would have gotten eaten alive with how small the piece of hay was. We saw the goats, chickens and pig (which they were acustom to since grandma winters has some) and bunnies! We had luch there andgot to taste the ice cream made from the cows milk and was really good. So glad i got to have fun with my kiddos at the farm well worth the trip! here are some pictures of our adventure.

hanging outside the rails on the hayride for a better view

trying to feed the cows but gave up cause they ran away

With cousin mason before the hayride left

Trying to feed the cows

Really wanting the cows to eat the hay

Wanting to feed the horsies

see the 1 piece of hay love it!

On the hayride

cutest kids on the hayride

Looking at the chickens

Loving the goats

Waiting in line to get in

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Family movie!

Last thursday we decided to take the kids to see Cars 2 since we never got a chance to take colton. We went to the dollar theatre and they thought it was pretty cool and of course we liked it cause it was cheap for all of us to get in. They loved the popcorn especially since they got their own tray like big kids. You cant go to the movies without candy it is a must and i brought suckers to give to them once they got crazy. Well it was still crazy regardless. They werent really into this cars for some reason. to be honest i didnt really like it either the first one is way better. I guess the thought that counts right?! Well first off colton had to go potty then mya was not wanting to sit still. back and forth between me and daddy. It got to the point where we had to go out in the hall and run around a bit for mya to be ok to go back in. Needless to say we will do that again but hopefully mya will be better and enjoy the movie better. Here are some pictures of them enjoying their popcorn. I just love mya's picture she is really into saying cheese and i just love it. Also on the way home we stopped to get chicken nuggets from wendys and mya was so tired that she trying to sleep and eat her chicken at the sametime. it was funny she would stop and sleep and then wake up with her eyes closed to take a bit of her chicken it was halarious.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Alligator song!

Mya has been loving singing the alligator song. We sing it at home a lot but we learned it while being in nursery. She does the motion pretty good and looks dang cute doing it! I could just watch her over and over with this video she is jsut too cute!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Playin in the rain!

Yesterday we had an awesome storm. It rained then all of a sudden tons of hail was coming down like crazy. it was a lot of fun to watch and to see the kids have fun. Right when we went outside first thing colton says is mom take off my shirt so i did and he started to run out in the backyard. Of course mya had to be like brother and take her shirt off too. They would take a few steps and get a little wet and then run back in scaredy cats. Colton loved to stand under the water that was falling off the side of the porch. We then looked out front and the road was flooded so we went walking/running in it, it was pretty deep. All of sudden they decide to sit down in it then mya decided to lay down and take a big gulp of water like she normally does in the bath but to her surprise it wasnt that tasty of water. after she did that she looked at me with the face of disgust and could believe she had just done that. they were getting cold so we went in a took a warm bath. We sure enjoyed the rain over here, love these moments with my crazies.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

18 months!

Our pretty pincess is 18 months on sept 11th! we went to the doctor cause we forgot to get her 15 month shots i didnt think that he would let me get shots for her 18 months at the same time but he did. So she got 2 shots in her leg because her arm was still to small for the shots. She didnt like the shots at all on the 2nd one she got a hold of and ended up scartching her leg with the needle, that made her even more mad but got over it really fast! brave little girl. Mya is such a sweet, crazy, drama queen but we just love her little personality. she is ruff and tuff cause her older brother makes her that way. he sometimes get a little ruff with her and doesnt realize that she is still so tiny. She can hold her ground though against him (most of the time). Brotherly sisterly love it is so fun to see them play with each other. Colton is SO protective of her. anyone getting to close or takes anything away from her he makes sure he takes care of it for her. It is seriously so cute but sometimes he gets a little crazy.
Mya talk so much and you can totally understand what she says and wants. i can fully communicate with her and i love it. She is learning new words everyday, she will even say exactly what you said and clearly. Colton didnt talk this well and clear when he was this age. probably cause he didnt have a sibling that talked like he does for mya. either way i love that mya talks a lot and can communicate with each other. She is for sure a big diva and drama queen. if she doesnt get what she wants she throws herself on the floor and looks back to make sure she isnt going to hit her head on anything and then falls all the way down. she is so funny! i just love her spunkyness and how she is not affraid to try anything unlike brother who is a little scared to try new things. She is learning right now how to do a summer salt she gets all the way up and trys to flip her legs over but cant quit get it pretty soon she will.
She loves to play duck duck goose she says duck and really hits you on the head once she does it she starts running she will hopefully get the whole thing soon enough. i love how mya will eat anything i pu in front of her she seriously can eat her brother under the table. she can eat 2 pieces of pizza for reals and still want more. where it goes i have no idea she sure doesnt get her metabolism from me she can thank her daddy for that. I could just go on an on about our little princess but i will stop there for now. We sure love this crazy girl and glad she is a part of our family.

Her stats:
Weight 20.5lbs (6th percentile)
Height 30.5 inches (26th percentile)
head 18.5 inches (69th percentile)

Once again we have a big headed child. she is still so cute with a big head! here are some pictures of the pretty princess herself. we love her!

nigh nigh time with her paci and blankie

Her eyes look a little funny but still stinkin cute

Love to wear potato heads glasses

Loves making noises good thing i dont have a piano

Blue sucker anyone she is obsessed with suckers

I just love her eyes!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Off to cooler weather!

Me and the kids took a trip by ourselves to visit my mom. I must have been crazy to do that alone but it wasnt bad at all. i left friday @ 5:30pm i was a little nervous driving in the dark but it was the easiest trips i had taken with the kids and with andrew there to help me. i just popped in a movie and they were good to go not a peep out of them unless they wanted food or drink. Right after the canyon colton decided it was time to go potty. i pulled off at a little rest area and he watered the weeds. i was so scared i always think the worst when it comes to being dark outside. i was convinced that a man was going to pop out of the bushes and get me. i never buckled coltons seat belt so fast in my life. anyways we then stopped in showlow for another potty break and put on jammies cause they were getting tired and knew they would fall asleep.
We got to grammies and colton was so happy to see her. he yelled grammy it was really cute. we then went bed and i decided to sleep in the same room as them (big mistake) i got some sleep but it was ok.
first thing in the morning colton asked to see the kitties while playing with the kitties he noticed the horsies next door. That became a morning ritual as well go pet the horsies and feed them. They were obsessed with these little kitties. they were 4 weeks old and my mom was having to feed them with a dropper filled with milk and colton helped feed them. It was so cute to see his little face when he got to pick them up to feed them. He would rub his head on their heads and would laugh and of course mya couldnt be left out and had to do it too. Everytime mya would sit down all the kitties would come around her and she didnt like that and would freakout and start kicking her legs i couldnt help but laugh all she had to do was get up but that was to easy right?. we then had lunch at the park with my sister april and played and had fun with cousin audrey. later that day we went and saw my grandma i always love to get to see her and eat all of her cookies. She has this passageway that leads from the bathroom to the laundry room and the kids went through it non stop but everytime i tried to take a picture they wouldnt go through, little stinkers.
Monday my mom was suppose to have a soccer game (she is the coach) but it was sprinkling and we decided we werent going to sit out in the rain and watch it cause the storm looked like it was just beginning. So i took the kids to burger place there and while waiting for our food it was pouring so hard. we waited it out and made a mad dash for the car imagine me holding mya holding coltons hand and our food and a drink it was quit crazy. But LOVED every minute of the rain. We really didnt do much of anything while there except for be out side 90% of the time the weather was awesome. it got a little warm during the day but nothing like here. It would cool off at night and it was cold (well for me anyways) i am a city girl for sure now. i would rather be cold then hot though. On tuesday i kept pushing back the time i was leaving cause i didnt want to leave and i knew telling colton we had to leave was going to be hard. I kept telling him that we have to go home and he said i want to stay with grammy and the kitties. poor guy feel in love with those kitties. We made it home safe and sound and hated being back in the heat. The only thing i missed here was my hubby and my puppies. I want to go back asap!

Some of coltons tricks he thought he was cool

Look at his cute little face so proud

Lots of swinging

Playing with the kitties

Out in the garden picking beans with grammy

Loving the horsies

Thursday, August 11, 2011

refinished side table!

I just LOVE to refinish furniture it is so much fun! This little beaut i found a garage sale for $3 bucks. one i saw it i knew i had to have it. It is seriously the cutest little thing. I knew that i could totally refinish it and make it my own and turn it into something so cute. I sanded it and had it sitting for a while at my house and this week i told myself that i was going to finish this. so i went to walmart and found the color pistachio spray paint and went to work that night when the kids went to bed. I was a little nervous about the color but knew if it didnt workout i could alway change it. The first coat was completed and i ran out of spray paint so back to walmart i went to get the 2nd spray can and finished it the next day while the kids were taking their naps.
I knew that i wanted to antique it but had no idea how to do it. My sister in law had just antiqued hers the day before so asked if she would help me and of course the wonderful woman that she is said yes. So this morning i went to hobby lobby and found some knobs for 50% off and they were so dang cute. So i went over to her house and got right to work. I just let her show me how to do it and was a little nervous to take the raines but did and actually had a lot of fun and so did she. I cant wait to do it to another piece of furniture. Thanks Jenna for all your help it looks awesome.

I started to paint and realized i didnt take a before picture
i was so mad but this at least shows what it looked like before.

After painting was completed

Antiqued with cute knobs added with it

Cute knobs up close i love them!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My very first 10K!

I had been training for this 10k for maybe a month and a half to 2 months. but training all that time didnt prepare me for the altitude change, hills and inclines. It was pretty ruff and just wanted to give up and go back home but i knew i couldnt give up. I was pretty nervous the morning of but i still managed to get it together and just do it. It was suppose to start at 6 but started a little later than that. I ran most of it but had to stop just a couple of times towards the end cause i thought i was going to pass out cause i couldnt breathe that well. I am so glad that i made this a goal of mine and stuck with it. it helped realize i had a great passion for running and really enjoyed the open road. I just loved to get my ipod and just run. I am glad i did and cant wait to sign up for another run to keep me motivated and wanting to keep running even though this heat is tuff to make myself go outside and run. I was glad to see my mom sister heidi and brother in law bruce at the end. after it was over i wanted to sit down but my brother in law told me not to and to keep moving seriously i was like no way but i did to avoid muscle cramps. Here are a few pictures of me at the end i dont look that great but hey i was at the end of running a 10k. I am proud of myself for doing it!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Pioneer day celebration 2011!

We were able to go to saint johns for the 24th of july pioneer days! we always enjoy this time with family and seeing old friends. We got there on tuesday afternoon and decided to enter in the volleyball tournament. Me, andrew my sisters, brother, neice and nephew were all on the team. We had quit the cheering section there for us. We didnt play all that well the 1st game and got spanked but after that we did pretty good and i think we were underestimated a little bit but we had fun. tuesday was the round robin to place everyone, there were 13 teams and we placed 5th. we were pretty proud of ourselves. Wednesday was the actual tournament and we did pretty good but we lost twice and that took us out we stayed in it for a while.I dont know what place we ended up being in after all said and done but we enjoyed doing and glad we did.
Thursday we just hungout and played outside in the nice weather. We went to visit my grandma and she bought us all pizza and the younger kids play a family game that we all love so much. It was kinda hot but always would rain and cool it all off. We went to the ice cream social that night at the park and ate as much free ice cream as we could. later that night we had a bondfire in my mom's backyard. All of the kids loved it and were able to roast some marshmellows. The older kids played sardines while my sister and brother were pyros and played with the fire. Talking and having a good time with my family is always fun.
Friday we just hung around again and the kids just played with my moms little kittys she had. colton didnt like them at first and finally became ok with petting and then holding them. the first thing in the morning when we woke up was mom i want to see the kittys. We went to the park to have lunch and played kickball it was a lot of fun as always. We then went to the campfire circle where there is a huge circle and everyone parks and eats and you walk around talking to everyone you know. There was a family next to us that was giving out cotton candy so of course we got some and colton wasnt to sure about it but mya was all over (no shocker there). My sister took colton and some of the other kids to track down the horsies that were there and thats all he wanted to do was track them down to pet them. he is so obsessed with horsies right now.
i went to bed early that night cause in the morning i was running my 1st 10k. I was so scared and nervous. It was VERY hard to run in the altitude change i thought my throat was going to close up. But after a while it was better. There were so many hills and inclines that i was of course not used to either so it was a little difficult process but i did have to stop a few times but at least i did it. my time was 1hr 17min and 30sec. not my best time but thats ok. i am proud that i stuck to the goal i had and finished it.
After i came home from that we had to get ready for the parade. It was hotter than usual but colton was ready with his grocery bag to get some candy. mya didnt know what to think about us standing in the street waiting for candy but she was loving the freedom to run around. After that we had lunch and had a party for the april, may, june and july birthdays. we ended up leaving sunday morning. it was a lot of fun and glad we got to spend it together as a family. sleeping in 1 room with all 4 of us was intersting too. i was happy to be home but sad to leave the cooler weather and time with family. until next year!

Loving the slip and slide

Jumping in the bounce house

Never to big for the exersaucer!

eating while watching us play kickball

Mommy and mya at the parade!

Showing us his candy

Watching the parade

Watching the horsies go by

Daddy and mya!

Waiting for some more candy

Family photo at the parade

Loving the cotton candy, love mya's face in this one

She loved the cotton candy

Not to sure about it all he wanted to do was hold it

Family shot at the campfire circle

Love him

Playing the piano

eating his roasted marshmellow

Roasting his marshmellow he want to sure about it

He went down the slide everytime like this

and this is how mya went down everytime