Monthly Archives: June 2009

30 days of summer – Day 12 Walking and eating videos

Today I have some videos to share with you. The must see ones if you have little time have a ‘*’ in front.

* First up is an ‘old’ video of Blake when he first learned to walk back around Easter. All you really need to watch the first 20 seconds. At the very end will be the baby birds we had in the tree off our porch.
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This video is of Blake too. At some point in the video I say he doen’t like the dog barking, but he was trying to bark like the dog! Too funny.
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* The next two videos are of Madison walking in the backyard!
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This one is Blake being Blake with Madison fussing in the background. He trys to bark like a dog again. Why didn’t I catch this then? Sooo funny.
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The babies first time eating with the spoons by themselves. I tried not to interfere with them at all. It cracks me up, but I’m sure it is my mommy goggles!
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* Just Madison eating. She really did well, and I am majorly distracting her with my video.
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* Just Blake eating. He really cracked me up with his ‘skills’ at eating!
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30 days of summer – Day 11

“Tonight when i do my laundry i will throw in an extra scoop of Oxyclean in your memory billy!!!”
-Corriann Ellingsworth

Corri cracks me up! That has to be one of the best things I’ve heard in a long time. My friend, Tabitha, hosts a blog roll for her Sunday Citer (quote) each week.

Today’s 30 days of summer shot was taken by Guy. Yes, he is the coolest and I love him dearly! Blake figured out how to operate the wagon like he had done it a million times before. Mr. Smarty pants. We had fun playing in the backyard today where I found out our few trees do create some shade prior to 1pm. Now we have a new place to play during the day. Oh, and please don’t mock the rolled up shorts. It was much easier for him to climb up the slide with them over his knees. I still can’t believe they can both climb the slide (Thanks for the slide Maren!!!).
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A shot of Maddy getting ready to go down the slide. She’s so determined.
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Some of today’s drama and cuteness: Guy offered a plate of grilled cheese sandwhich sections to Blake for lunch. Blake grabbed one to put on his tray. He then grabbed a second one and put it on Madison’s tray. How sweet is that? I love when they share. We got video of Madison walking today so I’ll try and remember to share it. There are also quite a few other cute photos to share. Those will have to come later. Madison is following Blake around more now with her ‘advanced’ skills. She tends to pull & push him down though. This evening he started hollering (louder then his tantrum when Guy left for work) horribly & was clingy to me for a while. At first I thought he was electricuted because the popcorn machine plug was by them when I picked him up. It finally became aparent he got whacked by his right eye. About 15 minutes later Madison started hollering. She calmed down pretty quickly though she didn’t want to get back down. All of a sudden my drool girl (cutting many teeth) lets out a big wad of drool. Only this drool has blood in it! The poor girl has a fat lip and bleeding gums from her bonk. I’m thinking her walking may mean some daily bumps and yuk for a while.

My friend, Ruth, had a wonderful blog post you should read if you have to deal with money in your life! lol In other words everyone should read this. http://leeandruth.blogspot.com/2009/06/some-reading-recommendations.html

I almost forgot to post a picture of the play set I’m offering for free. This picture shows exactly why I’m giving it away. Now that they are mature enough, my extra large kiddos are too tall for it! Blake tried several times unsuccessfully to stand up. Many of their age appropriate toys are much to small for them. It’s kind of funny to watch him bend over to talk into the microphone of their sit & stand music center. It is sit and bend over for them!:-)
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30 days of summer – Day 10 & Madison is finally walking!!!!!

Today’s shot is one I took to show the new cloth diaper I am reviewing. I’m loving it and I will also get to offer one in a Giveaway soon! Keep checking back for loads more information.

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We are sooooo happy Madison is walking now. She is still pretty unsteady, but I am so proud of her. She has a lot of determination with a willingness to keep getting up no matter how many times she falls. Love this girl. Sorry for not saying anything else. It is time for bed, and the pictures tell a pretty good story anyway. Enjoy!
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Utah wedding day pictures

Guy’s nephew, Andrew’s, wedding was at 9 am at the Salt Lake City temple. A few family members volunteered to watch the babies while we attended the sealing/ceremony. I’m especially glad it was cool for our entire trip on this day since we had about an hour wait for them to get dressed into their dress and tux. We mostly just stood around and talked. Marci practiced taking photos with my camera of all the waiting family and friends. It was a bit weird to be at a wedding without being in charge and snapping away. I felt like I had no purpose. The bride’s sister is a photographer, and they also took the bride and groom shots prior to the wedding date.

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Kourtney had specific colors for all of their immediate family members & their kids to wear. Her two nieces here are way cute. I can’t resist taking pictures of the cute kiddos.

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I love my reflection in Corri’s glasses and how she was captured actively talking. Kourtney sharing a moment with her new mom-in-law and sis-in-law. The bottom left is Guy’s sister’s family, and the bottom left is anyone on the grooms side of the family at the temple.
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There was a lunch at noon followed by a reception starting around 6pm. Some of Guy’s family were only able to make either the lunch or the reception. Blake & Madison attended the reception in their PJ’s. In these shots are most of the family at the reception with some family shots. This top right one is Ngaire & Brian who are about to have their first baby after 14 years of wanting one. We were all bummed that his sister Melia’s kids were visiting family in Montana.
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Here are some funny shots taken with the camera on the pillar column set on the interval setting. There were probably 30+ shots taken so most of the adults were annoyed with me by the time they finished up. The kids and I were jumping off the pilars by the end.
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Between the temple sealing and the lunch we went to the British shop for some yummy treats with Guy’s parents and sister, Corri. The kids have loved any British and Australian foods we have given them so far. They even love Vegemite if Guy isn’t too heavy handed. Blake’s scared face is one he makes often when he is unsure of his surroundings. There was a man walking with a dog who thought we REALLY wanted to spend time with him and his dog. Neither Blake nor Madison wanted anything to do with him when we walked from the bakery to the shop.
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I think Blake was thinking back to our Marbles Museum visit during our visit to the British shop. He was very interested in both pulling items from the shelves and putting them back. Madison sat in the middle of the floor observing until she found the metal door with all the magnets on it! Madison ended up napped on the way to the lunch as well as for a while once we got there so Guy hung out in the car with her. He must have had at least five people waiting by in or around the car with him at any given time. Blake officially loves anything electronic. He was so proud of himself in the last picture for pushing the buttons and entertaining the audience.

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All in all it was a great day! I really love Guy’s family, and I am so happy they are a part of my life. It’s so cool to have so many extra siblings to share our lives with.

Boojiboo Flirty Apron GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Those of you who really know me well would be shocked to hear I have been wanting an apron really bad. Why? who knows. Maybe for when I make salsa! lol

Boojiboo Flirty Apron GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Thanks, Rachael, for posting about this giveaway!