Thursday, August 28, 2008


I love Vintage Sesame Street!!!  This is one of my most favorite clips. 
I'm in a Happy Place now.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rolling and the Purple Dinosaur

I walked into the room the other day and saw this...

And then later...
He's trying to hard and doesn't even know it!

At the library Sasha saw a Barney DVD and exclaimed. "I want Barney!"

I thought:
"Oh no....not Barney.
Where in the world has she seen Barney?
We don't have any DVD's of that purple dinosaur!"

Well, I gave in and got her the Barney DVD . She was so excited to watch it when we got home but it looks like Barney was a disappointment after all (see below) HA!

Actually, Sash hadn't had a nap that day and couldn't keep her eyes open.

Unfortunately she woke up and it's been non-stop Barney since. I have to admit some of those songs are addictive........... Hey Mr. Knickerbocker boppity-bop. I like the way that you boppity-bop.

I've included a video for your viewing pleasure.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

I Must Share

For the 3 people who read this blog I have some very exciting news to share. Incredibly exciting! You think I jest but I am way, way excited about this.

First off, my oldest brother, Joe, is an umpire and he is right now umpiring baseball
How cool is that??? I mean, WOW. Amazing. I have no other words for it. It's just cool.

And then for the 2nd cool news- my niece (Joe's daughter) just got hired as a dancer in the
Oh. my. gosh. I am so jealous...but really excited for her at the same time. So, if you happen to visit Disneyland you should look for her. She's part of the Pinocchio float and I'm positively sure the finest dancer in the whole parade. She makes me weep with great emotion whenever I see her perform.... it's just precious. :)

See??? Wasn't that exciting news??
Wow! That's all I can say. Wow!

Piggy Toes and Other Random Stuff

I finally found some time to paint my toenails again since Sampson was born! While I was painting away with my feet propped up on the coffee table Sasha comes in and decides she would like her toenails painted too. So this is the first attempt at painting her toenails. She likes the fact that mommy and her have the same color toenails.

And here are a few cute pictures of Sampson. Ohhh.
I can't love him enough. He's soooooooooo
ADORABLE. (No bias here...)

Sasha was being very quiet one day while she was outside playing. Very unlike her. I can usually hear her talking to the dogs or...herself. So I went out to find her and I found this...

It had rained a little and she found a puddle of dirty
water and proceeded to do her hair and wash her face.
This is what happens when you let a two year-old out
of your sight for a minute. :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sleepy Sampson

This morning I got Sampson ready for church and laid him on my bed so I could get ready. He was happy and "agooing" and just being cute. Before I knew it he was zonked out on my pillow. He looked so content and precious.

Randy took this cute picture of Sampson yesterday. He was smiling and being so good natured. If you look in the background you can see Sasha in a "terrible two" moment. She's upset cause she can't reach Sampson. I just look at this picture and laugh.....

Saturday, August 9, 2008

"Skeeto Bites"

We all know how much Sasha loves to be outside and play in the grass etc. Well, during the summer months she stays outside until it's almost dark and the "skeetos" come out to feast. A couple of days ago she woke up with three mosquito bites-two on her face and one on her arm. They weren't really bad at first but by the next day they were huge! I think she takes after me cause my mosquito bites swell up like hives.

My mom is very protective of Sasha and gets so distraught when she sees Sasha with mosquito bites. She thinks she's going to get the West Nile Virus or something and I have to reassure her that we put repellent on her, try to keep her inside when it gets dark, and that we put something on the bites when she gets them.

"Skeeto" is a daddy word. I've learned he's fabulous at shortening long words and teaching them to Sasha. I'm worried to death she's not going to learn the correct way to say things and that she'll be known as the "crazy girl" who can't speak correctly. (Right now she is the "crazy girl" as she's screaming her head off because she can't figure out how to do something herself.)
Ahhhh..the joys of parenting!!! :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Love Sac....

So....Randy picked up a love sac that Eric bought from a guy down here in Provo and we kept it at our house for a few days. Needless to say Sasha thought the "big pillow" was the best place to play with her entourage of stuffed animals.


Tanner, Sasha and cousins had fun on the
trampoline while my sister and her family
were here visiting for the blessing.

Tanner is one crazy boy!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Sampson's Blessing

Well, the big day has come and gone. Sampson's blessing was really nice and we were able to have family over and visit and eat with them.

Finding an outfit for him was a little stressful. Did you know that you can find a billion baby girl blessing dresses but only about 2.5 baby boy outfits? A friend told me about a place in Lehi called Broadbent's (thanks Nicole!) and so I went there and found the cutest little outfit for Sampson. There were actually quite a few to choose from!

My sister, Denise, and her family were staying at my house and she was able to help me get the food ready for the special day. I also had lots of family bring yummy food to eat as well. It was nice to have family over for this special day. I must admit I'm glad it's over-it was a little stressful!
Randy did a wonderful job blessing Sampson and I am blessed to be married to him and know that he is a worthy priesthood holder. He is a good example to our little family.