Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kids are unpredictable!!

Our kids did awesome in the Harry Potter movie, Alyssa slept through some of the show snuggled up on my lap, and Austin did awesome as well! There was really only one scene that I had them look away or covered their eyes, to avoid bad dreams! It was a great movie, we can’t wait for the next two movies to come out, but we will have to since they aren’t scheduled until November 2010 and May 2011.

I think Austin might be coming down with that darn stomach bug that Alyssa and I had. He didn’t hardly eat a thing all day, including popcorn, and his treat bag at the movie. He told me his stomach hurt and then has just been really mellow laying down. So I feel bad for him!!! Throwing up isn’t fun for anyone, crossing my fingers it doesn't turn into this!!!

Okay anyway, on the way to the movie Alyssa brings up out of no where , getting her ears pierced, asking what kind and color of earrings she could choose from. Well, Chad for some reason is all over getting her ears pierced, I on the other hand, am a little more nervous about it. Hurting her, infection, caring for her earrings etc.
On the way home from the movie Chad said let’s just stop by claire’s at The District (yes, there is a Claire’s there now) and let her look and see. Well, when we were there Alyssa said she wants her ears pierced today. I asked a couple times to make sure, and then ran out to the car to grab my camera. I came in, the lady had her gloves on all ready to go, when Alyssa said, “Actually, I changed my mind.” And hopped out of the chair and walked over picked up a necklace and asked if we thought it was beautiful, to divert our attention. (smart fart) We made sure she didn’t want to. We asked her why she changed her mind and she just said, “Maybe when I am a little older like Austin, when I am ready.” (she sounds so grown up!) I am kind of glad she changed her mind, I had butterflies in my stomach , and was sad that my baby girl was growing up.
So for now, we will wait, hopefully a few more years ☺
I did manage to get TWO horribly lighted pictures of the almost ear piercing…

Harry Potter, here we come!!

No we didn't see the midnight showing of Harry Potter. Surprising, I know! Chad, really wanted to bring Austin and Alyssa this time, and we are too smart to bring them to the midnight showing!!( I can feel the glares of the other movie-goers now ) I really hope I am not jinxing us, BUT our kids do really well in movies!! I think it is my magic multi-treat treat bags that I make, and also the fact that I have snuggly kids. Alyssa AND Austin will snuggle up and will stay forever, no matter what I am doing. So at the theater, it's the same, they bring their blankies and have their treat bags and snuggle in for the show!!! I just hope it's not too scary for them. Don't laugh but I got a little scared on the last Harry Potter. Okay, I told you not to laugh. I don't watch scary movies and if a scary movie preview comes on a commercial I change the channel if possible or turn my head. I get way too scared, and it messes me up with bad dreams and paranoia, so I just avoid the whole subject! So I just hope it's not scary!! My awesome Brother in Law, Casey and his wife D, bought the tickets in June!!! So we are very excited. Chad is a little too excited, I am making him keep his Harry costume, wand and broom in the closet, I don't want to be pointed and laughed at :) totally kidding about the costume, or am I?????

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I woke up this morning to a sweet little 5 year old voice. His face about an inch away from mine, saying "I was just going to ask you if I can open my presents now?" Seriously how could I say no?!?! Chad has been wanting to give him his gift since we bought it!! Chad was so excited he even wrapped it himself and he is not a gift wrapper!! I usually wrap every Christmas and Birthday gift, so I was very surprised to see his gift wrapped and ready to go!

All of us, still in our jammies, made our way into the family room, and Austin got to open his present from Me, Chad and Alyssa.

Austin has been wanting a Nintendo DS since, as long as he has been able to know what one is. All of his cousins have one and he usually props himself up behind them so he can peek over their shoulder and watch them play. So as much as I am against video games, we decided we would get him one, and just have rules on time limits and such!!! He made my day when I got to see his face and how thrilled he was to have his very own DS!! Afterward he said "mom and dad I love you, and I love my new DS, thank you!!!" all of that said in his new baby voice that he has been talking in lately :)

Austin got a couple cards in the mail yesterday from his Grandma and Grandpa who are in Holland until September, and His Great Grandma Roundy in Escalante, and his Great Aunt Marilyn, so he pooled the money together and deposited most of it into his savings account, and then Chad took him to target and he picked out The Ghostbusters Game, which he bought with his own money, he was so happy!!
I can't believe our little baby boy is 5 years old!! We are getting excited for his birthday party on Saturday!! He just can't decide if he wants me to make him a ghostbusters cake or a batman cake...I am thinking to myself, that it doesn't matter which one he chooses, I am by no means a cake decorator and people are going to need to use their imagination when looking at my decorated cake!!

Austin is 5 years old!!!

I cannot believe he is 5 years old already!!! Where does the time go!!! I remember people telling me when he was an infant saying, take it all in and enjoy this stage while it lasts, it goes by fast!! Well, at the time I was doing the midnight feeding, the endless diaper changes, etc. So it felt like it was going very slow! But now he will be starting kindergarten next month!!! I am so not ready!!! Austin gets to open his presents from mom, dad, and Alyssa and then his birthday party will be on Saturday, with aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends!!! Austin, our dear sweet angel, we love you so much and are so happy that we get to be your mom and dad, what a special gift you gave us!!! We love you and hope you have a very HAPPY birthday!!!

p.s. thank you for choosing to have your birthday party at Bouncin’ off the Walls!! We are going to have so much fun!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

My favorite 'F' words...

Get your heads out of the gutter I don't use those kind of words...
Food, Fun, Fireworks and FAMILY

Occupational hazard of being a kids HATE having their picture taken, therefore look like they are in pain, in photographs!!!