Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

Today we had Thanksgiving at our house with my mom, sister Christel, brother Ron and his 2 girls, and Ryan's sister Chelsea. I attempted to make the turkey but had to have Ryan take the neck and giblets out because just touching it made me sick, literally. Ryan thought it was hilarious so he had fun by trying to make me touch it. It turned out great once it came out of the oven. The girls helped me make the mashed potatoes, Jordis handed me the potatoe to peel and then Elise would drop them in the pot. It was so nice having a relaxing day with family. Mom and I worked on a couple Christmas decorations that I am making while the girls relaxed watching a movie. When it got dark we took the girls down to Locomotive park to see the lights. Last night we drove by them and they refer to it as "Christmas". All morning they kept saying they wanted to go see Christmas. They loved it, they didn't quite understand that they couldn't "play" in the igloo and train but they really liked jumping on the mat that changed the light colors. Tomorrow I will turn into one of those "crazy people" who get up before the crack of dawn to fight the crowds shopping. I have it all mapped out, I will go in this order: JcPenny 4am, Walmart 5 am, it's a toss up right now between shopko and Kmart at 6 am, staples after that, Tristate at 8am and Joann's somewhere in the day also. My mom took the girls home so I could do this, Thank you so much mom!. I am meeting Amanda at Walmart so she can get the $88 Barbie Jeep. I was considering it for the girls but they have one that was given to us so I guess free is better than $88. Well I am off to bed to try to get some sleep.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Play along!

Play Along
This is kind of fun what kind of thanksgiving side dish are you?
I am Green Bean casserole!(Kristi Ottmar)
I am Dinner Rolls!(Randi Jo)
I am Mashed Potatoes and gravy(Michelle A)

To follow along, click on the sight highlighted above and take the quick quiz.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

100 Things about me

I copied this tag from Tami's blog, it kind of shows that there are so many things in this world to do. I have done the one's that are orange. Enjoy!
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band school
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland /world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (does the one in Vegas count)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Stayed up all night without going to sleep
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant ( I bought a McD gift card for someone standing on the corner last xmas)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris(in Vegas!)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving(indoor skydiving, also in Vegas)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someones life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Potty training

Potty training is so frustrating!! Elise pretty much has it down with accidents here and there but Jordis on the other hand flat out refuses to do it. I've tried telling her that big girls don't wear diapers and she's 3 now so she has to be a big girl. I've tried bribery and so much more but she just says "I a baby, I wear diapers". Sunday I devoted to potty training for both of them, I put panties on both and set a timer to go off every 30 minutes. A couple times I even made her sit on the toilet for about 20 minutes but not even 2 minutes after she got up she peed on the floor. I don't know if it isn't registering in her little brain yet or what but I don't want to buy any more diapers, and I don't want a 3 year old still in diapers. Help!! People say she will do it on her own time but she only has until next september to figure this out because they will be starting preschool then. I would appreciate any suggestions.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Weekend happenings

I put one of those clickers on my blog to see how many people look at it just yesterday and it says that 35 people have checked my blog in less than a day, so I feel like I need to post more things more often. Our weekend started off by going to dinner at Bojacks with 4 other couple- friends for Dena and My birthday(which was yesterday). It was so nice to just sit and talk to everyone, even though we made the people at the table next to us leave, evidently we were getting a little loud:) Saturday the girls and I headed up to my mom's to go to my cousins wedding. His nephew Manny was there from Canada so I was excited. Manny and I used to hang out the summers that he would come down to visit his g-parents, now we don't see each other as often so it was really nice to see him and his new wife. Sunday my mom had an icecream cake for me and I opened presents from her. All day yesterday the girls kept singing happy birthday to me but were still a little confused about eating my birthday cake the day before when it wasn't really my b-day. I had a really relaxing b-day, I started reading the book Twilight was able to read about 180 pages by the time I went to bed. A bunch of us that have read the book are going to go see it in the theater when it comes out next week, it's a must read! Well that's about it for me, hopefully I will have pictures to post next time.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or Treat

Elise as BelleJordis as Cinderella Ashlee and Tristan downtown with the girls

All of Gma Diane's daycare kids

This year I took the girls downtown to do a little trick or treating with Tristan and Ashlee. Despite the rain, the kids had a really good time and really got into it this year. After we left downtown, we went to the Veteran's home and 2 of our neighbors before ending up at the Frei house. The girls loved wearing there dresses and of course collecting lots of candy. Now I can put their dresses in with their other dress up clothes, they wanted to wear them so much before halloween that I had to hide them.