Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What you DON'T want to see your 9mo old putting in her mouth!

I know, I know..i'm a blogging maniac these days....
this one is for Katie and Davina b/c they both would be totally grossed out by this!
Erika can really get around now....INFACT..while i'm writing let me tell you about today..
I was getting her ready for her nap and I put her down and she b-lined it for the door..which is normal but the BEST part was I said "Erika, come on it's time to go 'night night" and she looked back at me and then started crawling as fast as she could!!" it was SO funny...what alittle stinker...
anyway, onto the grossness....
well, it's not THAT bad but maybe i'm just becuase i'm comparing it to when Megan put dry dog poop in her mouth at the park when she was one. I don't know.
So, the other day I can hear her playing and I was on the computer (bad mommy!I know...but I have a BUSINESS to run okay?),...I could tell she had something in her mouth, so I called her and she peeked around the corner with this:






Nice huh?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

FREE

So...much to my dismay, Steve came home last night at 1:00am (!!) from Canada and brought his nana's dining room table and 6 chairs, a Humungous dresser and another desk ~!
I was a little ticked b/c i've been working on DOWNSIZING to get rid of clutter....
anyway....
i'm now looking for a home for my old dining room table. It's FREE if you'll come get it:) I could sell it on craigslist but i'm too busy.
it's pine table top with white legs...I think it's nice but steve didn't like it (apparently!)..
it has 4 chairs and is a small dining table .
If you want it or need it or know anyone who needs a table please let me know right away! it' s not like i have extra space to be storing this stuff around! :)

Raising a baby in a toddler's world....of CLOTHES that is~

so, when I was pregnant....I did lots of shopping...surprise surprise...but it's fun to buy clothes and I wanted Erika to have clothes of her own and not just all hand me downs.
I went to All about kids alot which is a 2nd hand store for babies. I found this adorable outfit of green cords and peach zip up sweater that I just HAd to buy! I didn't expect to see my toddler in it for along time since it's 18mo-2yr but lo and behold today it came out of the closet.....
this girl is crazy. she's wearing the outfits megan was wearing at 18-20mos old! the pants were a a little long, but other than that..it fit perfectly....well I couldn't zip up the hoodie very well cause it was so tight lol...









Don't you just want to sqeeze her??!! I swear I have the cutest chubbiest babies in the world!!
(Okay, so maybe i'm a LITTLE biast:))



Monday, July 28, 2008

On Wednesday...

Katie and Trent and the girls were on their way to Seattle so they stopped in for dinner and the girls got to play!
they had soooooooooo much fun as you will see:)
Katie has the pictures of us...don't forget to send them dude!
Beautiful little Lucy...
Erika practically attacked her when she saw her, she was SO excited!!

The two monkies....

Erika is pretending to like pacifiers....


Back together at last....Lily is SO tall...they are 15mo's apart but only about 1.5 inches apart! haha

I L.O.V.E this one!

I hope they stay friends forever.

It's so crazy to think back to when Lily was just a baby and Meg too...they've totally grown up together the last 2.5yrs. So sweet!


And now for the video.......crap the video's not working....

well this is what was going on in the video:

Megan and Lily were in her room playing...(well WRESTLING actually!..what a bunch of 'boys' lol) and then Lucy crawled back there....and then Erika followed..it was really cute to see the babies follow the big girls back there and to see them all playing together-such a precious moment. I just love all 4 of these girls!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

missing my family:(

So Steve and Megan have gone to Canada for his Nana's funeral....I couldn't go b/c of course I had a wedding:(:(.....I thought I would enjoy having some time alone but to be honest...we're just bored! well...not that i've had much time to BE bored b/c i'm been working so much.....and why aren't I alseep right now? anyway....tonight Erika and I were just laying on the floor playing and the house was so silent....no megan running around trying to get Erika's attention and make her laugh...No steve wrestling with the girls or updating his website! LOL..okay...he'll laugh if he reads that. anyway...I just realized...I don't want a break!:( I love my little family and I miss them. what the heck are Erika and I going to do for 2 more days? I talk to her..but lets face it...she doesn't exactly engage in conversation with me....unless you consider "Da!"..or " yaya" conversation..
She is reallly smart though...she can wave bye bye now...but she says "yayayaya" while waving..it's pretty cute.

well, i'm off to bed....i'm such an idiot for not being in bed sooner...I found some blogs of old friends from my mission and that just lead to reading one blog after another...how do I get pulled into this darn computer all the time?! ugh...
anyway, night night:)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Come Join me on a walk...

Down Memory Lane!
Join in on the fun! The Directions:
1. Leave a comment on my blog. In the comment, recall one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.
It's fun to see the comments people have left on the other blogs I've read!

I got this from Katie's blog...it's fun!:)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Isn't it Ironic?

The ONE day out of the week that I go to work, she starts CRAWLING!
Little monkey!
Steve called me at my wedding to tell me!
anway..when I got home..she crawled over to me. cutest thing ever!!!
(Oh and dont' let Megan trying to hijack the movie distract you from Erika crawling in the background! lol)
video

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sooooooooooooo Big!

So, we have this little tradition in our family.....when we were little babies, my mom would say "How big is Nicole?" or Tracey..or Tina....anyway...then she'd say "Sooooooo big!" and we'd raise our hands over our heads....it's pretty cute.
anyway, All 3 of us girls have taught our babies to do the same thing....
so, here's is Erika mastering it. make sure you watch the 2nd one...it's pretty cute and So on Q!


video

Thursday, July 17, 2008

He's Pinned!

So tonight was Steve's pinning Ceremony:) As they move from 3rd to 4th year and go into the outpatient clinic, they get Pinned:)


He was asked to speak at the ceremony and he did a fabulous job! a perfect mix of humor and emotion. I was so proud of him:) I brought Megan with me and she had to promise me to sit still through the whole thing. She did a GREAT job...was very well behaved. She still amazes me sometimes and I realize I take her for granted. Not many 3yr olds can be that well behaved for that long, she did a great job!Here are some pictures from tonight.


A funny part in Steve's talk..you can see the faculty behind him laughing:)

That's my boy....Witty AND Cute!;)
Steve getting Pinned:)


Steve's class
Us with the munchkin....Erika was at home in bed:)
Me and soon to be "Dr. Wagner"
me and Leila....one of Steve's classmates
It was a great night. I'm SO proud of Steve. He has done an amazing job this last 3yrs and he is obviously well respected by his classmates which I think is really important. He inspires me to be my best b/c he always strives for Excellence.
I love you Steve!





Monday, July 14, 2008

On the Move

Erika is trying DESPERATELY to crawl.....she goes from her bum to her knees, back to her bum, to her tummy...then spins backwards in circles etc....it is so fun to watch her.
Plus...she is just so darn cute and has the most precious smile i've ever seen:)
here are some pics of our little mooshy this week:


Random...here she is on the potty for the first time. We'll start this more seriously next month



A little bit frustrated....
Love it!

How can you resist that smile? she just makes me melt!

She is just so precious to me!
this is a funny smile...I love this one...
This was her this morning...stuck under the chair...
making her way out...
moving backwards..(once she can go forward, we'll have something!)
Still backwards....
that was hard work....stopping for a rest.....
I love My Erika....she has brought so much joy to our family. We would not be complete without her.
She woke up last night and when I went in she had spun 90 degrees and flipped to her tummy! oh...the fun begins...i'm sure i'll be up everynight this week flipping her back over! haha....
Thanks for letting me gloat about my monkies cuteness....I know you mom's all understand;)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

TAGGED

A. A. ATTACHED OR SINGLE? VERY Attached. I love this man to death!


B. BEST FRIEND? for almost 18yrs now....Davina....it's amazing we've lasted this long...she just came to visit last month. I miss her alot.




C. CAKE OR PIE? Hands down Chocolate cake….the best is the cheap Duncan hines in the box…I could eat a whole one by myself!
D. DAY OF CHOICE? Friday
E. ESSENTIAL ITEMS? Makeup, prayer and my glasses….I can’t see more than 10ft without them
F. FAVORITE COLORS? Light blue, white and black
G. GUMMY BEARS OR WORMS? worms
H. HOMETOWN? Vancouver BC CAnada
I. INDULGENCE? Candy. Just sugar in general..I have an addiction
J. JANUARY OR JULY? July
K. KIDS? 2
L. LIFE ISN'T COMPLETE WITHOUT? The Gospel
M. MARRIAGE DATE? February 14, 2003
N. NUMBER OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS? 2 older sisters. They mean the world to me!



O. ORANGES OR APPLES? Oranges
P. PHOBIAS OR FEARS? Falling. I’ve realized I’m really afraid of heights.
I’m also terrified of being attacked...I'm overly paranoid when i'm out at night and usually run from my car up the stairs!

Q. QUOTE? “True nobility is not being superior to some other man. True nobility is in being superior to your previous self”.

R. REASON TO SMILE? My little monkies, my amazing husband....….and most importantly My Savior Jesus Christ. He has made me happier and changed my life more than anyone else.

S. SUPERMAN OR WONDER WOMAN? superman

T. TAG 5 PEOPLE – I don’t even know 5 people who read this? Lol..
Hmm…. Holly, Amy M, Amy J, Lindsey W, and Rosie


U. UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I saved a man from drowning when I was 12yrs old. I was on the front page of the newspaper and received a good Samaritan award. Very few people know that about me. It took me years to tell anyone. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate what a special experience it was and how grateful I am the Lord put me there that day. Me and My friend Chrissy were the only ones in the pool besides him and his daughter. It was her 8th birthday. If we hadn’t been there, he would have been dead. After pulling him from the bottom of the pool, I had nightmares for weeks of just seeing his face ( it was grayish blue when I pulled him out).

V. VEGETABLES? Baby carrots, mushrooms, corn and peas yummmmmmmm
W. WORST HABIT? Biting my nails
X. X-RAY OR ULTRASOUND? ultrasounds for sure!
Y. YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? Dude I LOVE to eat…I just don’t like to cook.
Probably any pasta from Boccellis
Z. ZODIAC SIGN? True blue Capricorn.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

highchair laughs

I just love my crazy Erika...and husband for that fact!


video

Friday, July 4, 2008

Lincoln city part 2

Our second day in lincoln city, our friends Joe and Christie and their 2 boys came up for the day, it was lots of fun!!!

Steve and Joe being absolutely NUTS
Here's proof I gave it a try, it was seriously NUMBING it was so cold, I came out SCREAMING!!
My dad and Steve GQ-ing it
Our sexy pose





So, if you notice in the water picturesat the top you can see those rocks in the water...well this was the next morning when the tide was out, we could walk around them, it was beautiful!!!

Steve and I on the beach

Some more lovin'

Erika Clapping. her new favorite thing to do.

Megan and Papa

Me and Meg

Hyrum and Jace...they are so funny!

Christie and Joe...I took this picture. I was so proud of my choreography and angle:) don't they look lovely?;)


Thats our house in the backgroud, the stairs came right down onto the beach, it was awesome!

Meg holding a shell with the little animal thingy still inside

My dad's "Aqua socks". He's been saving these since the 80's and finally

got to wear them. As you can imagine, they were the topic of alot of laughs!

Erika. Happy as usual....Oh and clapping again!

The fam at Low tide..so cool!

This was at 7am ...we were scrubbing it so bad!

the trip was so much fun! I did not want to leave:)