Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Talkative Tuesday

Tomorrow is a sad day...it would have been the day I started at Aveda Institute. Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to start school yet. I guess it's just not my time. I feel really bummed that it didn't work out, but hopeful that my time will come eventually! I took my kids to the old ladies' house that was going to be watching them while I was in school. Well that didn't go so well. To keep it short and to the point...she didn't change Kaylie's diaper for the 5 hours I was gone, the place was filthy like actually unsanitary, my kids' hands were dirty, the old lady was ornery with the kids right in front of me, and to just seal the deal a little girl found a sippy cup with spoiled, clumped up, rotten milk and started drinking out of it. ahhh! So that didn't work out and I just can't make myself feel good about leaving my kids at a complete stranger's house, no matter how nice they are. Anyway, hopefully my time will come...

On to more positive, happy things...Kaylie is trying to potty train herself. Which is awesome!!! She's been wearing pull ups and will just go to her little potty, pull her pants down and go potty and she has even gone poop all by herself! She is a smart little girl and will be potty trained before I know it!

She is talking more and more every day. It's so cool to hear her saying new things and trying to translate what she is saying. She is actually getting really clear with his words and other people are able to understand what she is saying. Her new thing is she says "Doing?" which means "what are you doing?" and she asks me that a hundred times a day. I will tell her what I'm doing and then she will say "okay." She's soooo cute, I love my little Kiki. She is such a sweet little girl and is always wanting to help everyone. She is especially sweet to her little friends and wants to help them if they get hurt at the park or give them hugs and kisses.

Most of you HATE the Barney song, "I love you" you know the one that they sing at the end of each episode. Well I don't, I love it! Only because my kids always come running to me and want to hold my hands like they do on the show and then hug and kiss at the parts where you are supposed to. It's so cute, the 3 of us just hold hands and sway back and forth and sing the song together. Jaden knows every single word. I gotta get someone to take a picture sometime!

Daddy bought Jaden and Kaylie the coolest pillows for them to cuddle with at night...Kaylie got Dora (it's huge!) and Jaden got Lightning (of course!)
...they are in heaven. Thanks Daddy, you're the best!

One of Jaden's recent favorite things to do is spread out a blanket on the living room floor and say "let's have a tea party!" or "come have a tea party with me!" and he will want to eat his breakfast or lunch on the blanket like a picnic. It's pretty cute. Today Jaden and Kaylie were having so much fun together playing on the blanket having a picnic and even a little "nap".

American Idol was great tonight...wow Usher is so yummy! :) He did awesome with the contestants and had a lot of good feedback and of course looked sooo handsome. He's such a player but I totally love him!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter Egg hunt!

We went to our ward Easter egg hunt this morning and boy did we have fun! I got Jaden and Kaylie dressed up all cute. The kids had so much fun with their friends. They decorated cute little bags to hold all of their eggs in. Then they went off hunting!

Corinn and I...love this girl so much :)

I am sooo thankful for our new friends that we have made in our neighborhood. It's always so fun for the kids to have kids to play with and me to have friends to talk to and hang out with. I'm just so happy living in our house and in our neighborhood and getting to know everyone. I just can't tell Andrea, Corinn, Kristin and Ashley enough how much I love them and their husbands and kids. They are amazing people!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A new baby and lots of friends!

These past few days have been a little chaotic, but very fun! My friend Andrea had her baby on Tuesday. It all started with our nap time that day. I was completely asleep, zonked out (so were the kids) and I awoke to my phone ringing and I was too out of it to realize it was ringing a long time. Then I heard a knock on my door and I instantly shot out of bed and ran to the door knowing it was going to be Andrea or Michael saying she was in labor! Sure enough there was Michael in a rush asking if I could watch Rylie and Davis. Andrea was having contractions 2 minutes apart and they were coming faster! I was so excited!! Davis was still asleep so Rylie came upstairs and she was sooooo cute how she was so excited. She kept saying how she was going to have her baby sister and that she was coming today and that she can't wait to hold her. About one hour later...there were tons of people at my house. Corinn and her kids came over and Kristin and her kids and Nicole and her kids plus her nephew. It was crazy but sooo fun! We all just wanted to help and be excited together! I wish I would have taken some pictures of all the kids. They did really well playing together and we had lots of fun. Kaylie even shared her babies!
Here is a picture of Eliana and Kaylie :)

Grandma sent Jaden some new Cars sheets. He was soooooooooo excited. He couldn't wait to lay on them and have me take a picture.

Kaylie got a Dora from daddy! This Dora is huge, its the size of Kaylie! It's a big Dora pillow and she loves it. She has been carrying it around with her all over the house and taking care of her and sleeping with her. She looooves Dora.

Pretty much every night Kaylie goes and runs in Jaden's bed thinking that she is going to get to sleep there with Jaden. Jaden will say "Mommy, Kiki is gonna sleep with me!" haha yea right, that would never work! But it's so cute to watch them cuddle and talk to each other. I love it!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Olivia Lee Tao

My friend Andrea finally had her baby girl yesterday afternoon. Her name is Olivia and she is beautiful! I was able to go visit them at the hospital earlier this evening. It was soo great to hold such a tiny little, beautiful baby. I am sooo baby hungry haha! I'm so glad that Andrea lives just right down the stairs from me so I can go hold Olivia anytime I want. :)
Mom and baby are doing awesome! Congratulations Andrea and Mike! You guys have a beautiful family. Love you!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday update

I love my kids and I love taking pictures of their cute, sweet, precious faces! Jaden LOVES his new aviators! He has to wear them everywhere we go. :) Such a little stud he is! It makes me so happy when my kids get along and our nice and sweet to each other. awwwww especially when they will do it again for a picture :)

This picture of Kaylie and her crazy hair - love it!!!

Dancing with the Stars is going to rock this season. Night one was awesome! I love Derek, he is such an awesome dancer/teacher and is so nice to look at. :) I really hope Pamela Anderson leaves soon. I can't stand to even look at her, talk about whore!

Well a few days ago I took my kids to the daycare that I found for them (the one I had a good feeling about). I dropped them off for a few hours just to do a test run before I actually started school. Well thank goodness I did! The lady was grumpy when I picked the kids up, she was snapping at the other kids, a little girl was drinking out of a sippy with spoiled, rotten milk in it, Kaylie's diaper hadn't been changed (almost 5 hours later), she told me that I needed to work on Jaden's potty training, hhmm need I go on? It was overall just a horrible experience. My kids were so sad the rest of the day and Jaden told me he didn't like playing there and didn't want to go back. Now back to square one...finding a daycare or babysitter. Hopefully I find something or someone good! I have a week and a half left before I start school.

On Saturday the kids and I went with our friends the Tao's to the petting zoo at Thanksgiving Pointe. It was a fun time! Mike snuck in a bunch of corn from his work and so the kids got to feed the animals a lot of food. We went on a carriage ride around the park and that was a lot of fun. I love that family so much. They are so good to us and we have so much fun with them. Thanks for inviting us. :)

I love this picture of Jaden just gazing at Rylie. He loves her :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Brittany's wedding

Tonight I went to my friend Brittany's wedding reception. Her and I have been friends since after high school. A few days ago we were able to meet for dinner at Olive Garden to catch up. It had been a long time since we had seen each other. It was good to reminisce and update each other. I really love this girl so much. She and I have always had so much in common and had some really fun times. When I was leaving in Arizona she came and stayed with me for a few days and we had such a blast! Here are some pictures of that trip...

and then here we are at my baby shower for Jaden in my belly =)

and here are a couple of pictures I took tonight...

She looked absolutely beautiful, like a princess! I am so happy for her and her new husband Ryan. Love you Brittany!!!!

p.s. Thank you Tao family for watching my kids so I could go by myself =)

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Things that I am thankful for today...
  • the nice weather! It's been so fun hanging out with friends at the park
  • Corinn helping me with Weight Watchers and doing a weigh-in with me each week. I lost 4.6 lbs in my first week!
  • making new friends
  • Weight Watchers recipe books
  • the Tao family and how great they are to my kids and I
  • smoothies
  • getting to go grocery shopping by myself yesterday and having food again!
  • Holy Cow Boutique - can't wait to go tomorrow!
  • getting to see my friend Brittany tonight for dinner - it's been years!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patty's Day!!! My kids wore green - but I didn't :)
We had a fun day playing with our friends. Davis came over for a little bit and then we played outside at the park. Such a nice day today!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm running out of blog title ideas

We had a fun time coloring today (until Kaylie started eating the crayons)

Kaylie let me curl her hair today, curling iron and all. It was so much fun! I love having a little girl to get all dolled up and make her super girly. I cant wait until I know more hairstyles and can do her hair super cute!

Jaden finished his first "poop chart" today! Each time he would go poop on the potty he would get to put a sticker up and then once he had 4 stickers he gets a toy. So today he accomplished the 4th sticker! He was soooo excited. I was so proud of him, too because he went and sat down on the potty without even telling me. He pulled his pants down all by himself and sat right down and when I walked by I saw him covering his eyes (like he does when he goes poop) and told me to come see! yay Jaden!!! Here is my proud little boy in front of his completed chart...

The day ended with the kiddies talking to Grandma on the phone. Look how happy they are!

and then they jumped on Kaylie's bed and wrestled :)

I love how I got this picture taken as Kaylie was in mid-air! The hair is AWESOME!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Disney on Ice

The kids and I went with my sisters to Disney on Ice last night. Jaden and Kaylie were in HEAVEN. I was more entertained by watching their cute facial expressions each time they saw a new character. The show started off with Cars and Jaden was sooo excited. Lightning looked awesome and Mater, too! Cars was on the shortest amount of time, which was dumb! Tinkerbell took up most the show - no thank you! :) But it was still a lot of fun and they loved seeing Lion King, Little Mermaid and Cars. They were dancing and clapping their hands and having a great time. They were up waaay past their bedtime, but they did awesome!

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