Monday, August 30, 2010


Andie really wanted to eat outside the other night so we decided to just eat in the backyard since a storm was coming in. It was such a nice night and we watched the storm come in and go right around us. It really was nice to have a little bit of change in our dinner routine. Plus we have to take advantage of these nice evenings since we might not have many more of them for a while.

Happy Birthday Adam

Happy Birthday to the best hubby in the world. I cant believe that we are 27 this year. I feel like we are getting so old. Adam had to work on his birthday this year but we still made time to celebrate. I made him a delicious steak dinner and a red velvet cake. I think he liked it since he ate most of it by himself and has been asking for another one!
Adam is such an amazing husband and father. Even though he works full time and goes to school full time he tries to make time for his family. Andie is such a daddy's girl and it is so cute to watch.

Happy Birthday Adam from your 3 girls. We love you more than you will ever know!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Extreme Home Makeover

When I was at home in Idaho visiting my family for the week Extreme Home Makeover was there doing an episode. I went with some friends down to check out the work a few times and was amazed and how many people were helping and how fast they were getting it all done. I wish I would have taken pictures of the house before but of course I didn't. This is one of the pictures of the house after it was finished on the reveal day. It doesnt look that big but it goes back forever and in the end was about 6,000 sq. feet.

Jillian from the Bachelorette was there as one of the designers. She was so nice and cute and couldn't have weighed more than 90 pounds.
Here is Ty Pennington mapping out where to put the family for the concert after they checked out their new house.
Here are some of the designers mingling with all the people.
Ty is talking to the family that received a new house. A single mother of nine that battled through breast cancer and then lost their house in a fire and was living in a one bedroom house with a trailer out front for the rest of them. Who knew there were people like that right next to us. So sad!

Listening to Kylie Minogue at the reveal with the family.
And of course the Extreme Home Makeover bus!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Farm Country

We have really been trying to get out and do a lot lately since we only have about a month left of nice weather before it starts getting cold. Since Andie has been obsessed with riding horses lately Talia and I decided to take the kids to see all of the animals. It was really hot and crowded but we still had a good time. We spent a couple hours there and if it was up to Andie we would still be there. The way she gets excited just makes me smile. She just kept saying "Oh my gosh mom, I am so excited!" She has so much personality it just cracks me up and of course Elsie is just always happy to be apart of anything. I am just so thankful for such good kids.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Just Girls

This past week has been kind of stormy so we have had to try and find other things to go and do. We can only sit in the house so long before we start going crazy. Since Andie loves to shop the mall is always a hit. While we were there we let Andie ride the train that just goes around the mall. She was so excited to ride it and kept saying, "I ride it all by myself in the blue one and it is really fun".
Also Andie asks to ride the horses every time we go through the food court so one day I decided to give in. I bought her a ticket but since she isnt big enough I had to ride with her. Then since I had Elsie with me they made me buy her a ticket since she was on it and they even told me I had to put her on a horse for safety reasons. Are you kidding me? A baby on a horse is more dangerous than me holding her! Well I had to do it anyways and I am sure it was pretty entertaining to watch.About a week ago we had to take the computer down to the apple store and Andie really wanted to play in the water while we were there. It was a really hot day so we gave in and let her run around and get all wet. She was running around screaming the whole time. Grandma and Grandpa Stevenson bought Andie a swing to hang in the back yard for her birthday. She loves to swing and it is so nice not going to the park just to swing for a little bit. Although she asks to go swing about ten times a day now. The other day I let her go outside and swing while I was doing dishes and I would just check on her every so often to give her another push. When I walked outside this is how I found her. She was out of it for the rest of the night. I love staying home with my two girls so much. For the most part Andie is still a really good sister. The other day Elsie started crying and I asked Andie what was wrong with her and she told me she pushed her, then it happened again the other day and she told me she poked Elsie in the eye. She had to sit the corner for a few minutes but I have to give it to her, at least she is honest. Now that Elsie can sit up and scoot around on the ground they are starting to play more together. I know I need to cherish these moments because one day they will be fighting over barbies, clothes and boys.

Sundays are quite the crazy day for us. Adam has to working every other Sunday for a couple of months due to his school schedule and taking two kids by myself in not very easy, at least during sacrament meeting. Andie has to go potty at least twice and Elsie always wants fed and to take a nap. Needless to say I havent gotten much out of sacrament meeting lately.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Elsie 6 Months

My baby girl is getting so big I cant believe it! Elsie is still the best baby every and never cries or complains and is still sleeping about 11 hours or more a night before waking up. She is starting to scoot around on the flour even though most of the time she goes backwards. She is getting up on all fours though and rocks back and forth so I am sure its only a matter of time before she is crawling.

Elsie is sitting up like a pro too! She has been sitting up for almost a month now. I think she is catching on to things faster than Andie did but I think it is because she doesn't want to miss anything and has to be right there by Andie all of the time.
This girl and her feet. She is always playing with them and sticking them in her mouth. Then the other day I gave her a bottle at Costco and when I looked down she was using her feet instead of her hands. She make me smile and laugh every day. We all love her so much.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Draper Days

A few weeks ago they had Draper Days that is at the park near our house. Andie has been obsessed with fireworks ever since the 4th of July so we thought we would take her to see some more of them. I couldn't believe what a big event it was. Andie played in the bouncy houses and on all of the toys and even got to swing which she loves to do. Then we took her over to ride the ponies. She was loving it. She was a lot smaller than the rest of the kids but she didnt want any help and rode it all by herself. She just kept saying, "Yee-Ha, this is really fun"! We took a video of her but I forgot to get pictures dang it.Every time I tell Andie to smile now she just makes funny faces for me. She thinks she is so funny but it drives me crazy sometimes.She also likes to stick grass up peoples noses. I have no idea where she gets this stuff from.
Overall we had a really good night and both of the girls loved the fireworks. It was actually a pretty big show and it was such a nice night.