Monday, September 22, 2008


Ava crashed here one day, and when Brody noticed her he couldn't resist climbing up for a snuggle. He is such a lover!
My poor little man! He grabbed my flat iron and got blisters on all his little fingers! I felt sooooo bad. This picture doesn't show nearly how bad it was. Poor kid!
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? I am going to try to remember that when Ava comes up to me with 2 sparkly shoes on the wrong feet, 2 different clip on earings, 8 tangled necklaces (tied into her hair, no less), a big plastic ring, and a cell phone, and says, "look, Mommy! I'm a Mommy!" If this is what I look like, I need some help!
There is a theme! She passes out here quite often, and I love it!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

My super talented Brother-In-Law!!!

My Brother-in-law, Brent Slade was asked to open for the country Group, Lady Antebellum on Thursday, Sept. 11. His band Slade did an AWESOME job, and I was seriously impressed with how professional they sounded! And does he not look like a rock star!? Check out his website

Seeing Lady Antebellum was a nice bonus! I didn't know much about them before the show, just 1 song I had heard on the radio. But let's be honest, I am usually driving around listening to primary music, so I don't even know what's going on out there in the music world anymore. But after seeing them live, I am sold! They were awesome! You know how some people sound great on the radio and then not so great live? Well not them! There are 2 main singers who kind of share lead singing, and they do some great duets! I am a sucker for a good duet:) And I sort of developed a crush on Charles... I fell in love with his voice! But seriously, they are awesome, and I am glad I got to go.
Me, Charles, Ali, Aimee and Emily after the show.
I had such a good time that I only care a little bit that I look like I weigh 300 lbs in this picture! Dave Heywood(isn't he cute?), Mark and Jami Baker, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and me!

Check out this clip, i don't think the sound it that great, cuz I took it with my amatuer camera, but he really did a great job!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Crazy week & What My Kids Do When I'm Not Looking!!

So I am at my friend Angie's house and we're just hangin out talking when we realize it's been a while since we heard from Ava and Kai. Further investigation found them in the bathroom with the door locked... When we finally got the door open, this is what we found. Ava and Kai with an ENTIRE BOTTLE OF HANDSOAP IN THEIR HAIR!!!!! Crazy kids, and Ava's hair was super-dry for like a week after that!
I walked into my family room to see Ava watching TV like this.... Nuff said.
Should I be worried that my son likes to put on 30 necklaces all the time?
I hear the water running in the bathroom, and after it being too long for hand-washing, this is what I found.
Ava begged me for these glitter-glue pens at Target. When we got home, she couldn't wait to use them, I get done putting groceries away, and look! Every ounce of glitter pen is on 1 peice of paper!!! It's a good thing they came from the $1 bin!

I had a totally crazy week last week that I am still recovering from... My mom and I decided to go to Utah to visit some family we haven't seen in a while, and for a little R&R. I got NONE of the R&R. Traveling with 2 small children is never a treat, but they were actually pretty good the whole time. We stayed at a different relative's house every night (my aunt's idea of a good time), so I had to load and unload the car twice a day. Super Fun! Did you catch the sarcasm? So I was basically a zombie getting hardly any sleep. But I did get to see some cousins I haven't seen in a while, so it was cool.
I took the kids to the Hogle Zoo and I have to say, it totally trumps the Phoenix Zoo! All the animals were so close! It was fun, and Brody said "isaraff", translation, "It's a giraffe!" We also went to this awesome children's museum called the Gateway Discovery Museum. We sat and talked for hours while the kids played! They were so totally engrossed with all the fun stuff to do they never even came over to where we were sitting. I totally recommend it.

I also started reading "The Host" while I was there, and LOVED IT!

2 Major dampers on the fun were that I forgot to take any pictures, BUMMER! And then Friday night, I was looking for my wallet, and it was nowhere to be found! We looked everywhere and I am still hoping someone will find it. Yeah, so my ID, my ss card, all my credit cards, my temple recommend, library card, insurance card, luckily only $10 cash, everything, GONE! I was totally freaking out because I knew I could not get on a plane without ID, so I called the TSA and I had to go thru special bomb-sniffing screening, and they went through everything in my bag, but eventually let me on. I was so relieved! I have never been so scared of not being able to get home! At least I wasn't out of the country. Now I am just going through the hassle of replacing everything I lost. No fun. But at least I got home!