Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Why I haven't been posting

Well, besides the usually excuses of why I haven't been posting here is the main one..... I'm nasty sick puking pregnant and being so nauseous as it is, sitting at the computer makes it worse. Sooooooo....... bare with me as I am 15 weeks tomorrow and hopefully the nasties will end soon. (That is a big hopefully.)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My little Pixie

This post is courtesy of Brandon. Earlier this week Brandon decided to reach out and try to discover new hidden talents. One of those undiscovered talents would be the art of hair. After attempting the new trend of A-symmetrical hair cuts on himself (he cut a small section of the front of his buzz, nothing huge), he thought that he did a fab job, and then turned his attention to Aubrey. Brandon's side of choice was the right side. He did a fine job of cutting her hair all the way to ear length. Now lets remember the hair cutting technique of the day is A-symmetrical. Well that is exactly what was done. Thank you Brandon for trying to find those hidden talents that the Lord has seen fit to give you, but.... I don't think that this is one of them. So poor Aubrey was walking around with a new hairdo courtesy of Brandon for about a day until we could get in to the real hair dresser. So the official first hair cut was given. I wanted to try to keep as much length as possible, but that was a little hard to do, due to her previous stylist. So now we call Aubrey our little pixie just like her new hair cut. We will just have to give it time to grow out, and keep the scissors away from Brandon.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Yeah Mom!

Well we have made it through our first week of pre-k and Brandon is lovin it. Although I think that I am lovin it even more. Brandon goes to school at noon, and the best part of it all is that Aubrey falls asleep in the car on the way home from dropping off Brandon. The first day this happened I got absolutely nothing done. I just sat there and listened to the silence. It was fabulous.

When we dropped Brandon off, Aubrey saw that Brandon had a lunch bag for his snack with some ice packs in it. Well Aubrey wanted to be just like her older brother and had to carry her new Dora lunch bag with just one ice pack in it. She wanted to stay so bad. I just have to keep telling her that she can stay next year. Yeah Mom!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Frosting Fun

Here are some more of the cakes that I have done recently. This was a cake I did for our friends Alisha and Jeremy's baby shower. She is due to have twins in a month, a boy and a girl. We are all very excited for them. It was a lot of fun to do this cake.

This cake was for a coworker of Spencers'. It was for his (the coworker's) girlfriends birthday. The "Hatch frosting" is getting quite a name for itself over at the Sonoita station. I think that I might have start packaging it in IV's and sending to work with Spencer.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Primary Carnival

This past Saturday our ward had a primary carnival. All the kids had a lot of fun. There was so much for them to do. I think Brandon's favorite game was the dunk tank. Bro. Bodily (the second counselor in the bishopric) was the first victim in the tank, and Brandon was the second person to dunk him. It definitely surprised us all. After dunking Bro. Bodily Brandon went over to the cupcake walk and immediately had his number chosen to win a cupcake. Man if only I had that kind of luck. Emily was the next number immediately called after Brandon's. GO HATCH'S!! They had mini golf, dart throw, penny toss, fishing, snow cones, and many other games. All in all the kids had a blast and let Dad get some yard work done while we were gone.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Soccer has offically started!

Thursday was officially the first day of the 2008 Sierra Vista soccer league for our kids. Emily and Brandon are both playing this year. They are both very excited. What is even more exciting and crazy at the same time is that Spencer is coaching. Yes, both teams!! Like I said crazy, right? He just couldn't pick between the two kids so he caved and is now coaching both. Brandon's team is the Storm, and Emily's team is the Racers. They will get there uniforms tomorrow, so then we'll know what colors the teams will be. We will definitely keep everyone posted on how the season comes a long. GO STORM!! GO RACERS!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Happy Birthday to Sierra Vista 5th Ward Young Women!!

This last Wednesday we had a combined young women's activity where we celebrated all of the young women's birthdays for the year. We had a BBQ and swim party, and we had Bath and Body Works stuff for all the girls so we did a rubber ducky and bath theme. Of course I was asked to do the cake and I thought that it turned out really good. All the girls loved it and have all asked if I would do their wedding cake. I told them that we had plenty of time to think about that :) Being in Young women's is the best!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom

Just wanted to send a Happy Birthday shout out to my Mom who turns 58 today (I'm sure she will appreciate that). I hope you have a wonderful day, and that Dad get's you something good. LOVE YA!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

My latest cakes

This cake was for our friends son Jackson Bodily. He just turned 6 and wanted a dinosaur themed cake. Everyone thought that is was really cool when we stuck some dry ice with water in the volcano and it started smoking. It was a really cool effect.

This cake was Emma Williams. She got baptized today, so this cake was for her birthday and being baptized. She has been planning this cake out for months. She asked for butterflies and flowers that looked like they were in a meadow. I think that concept was achieved.

You can never have to much cake!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ring Pops..... YUM

We have been going to the free movie that is held every week this summer. One of the treats that the kids wanted for the movies was the ever so fun RING POP. We had Blue Raspberry, Green Apple, and Cherry. Not only did it turn their tongues colors but pretty much everything they touched. Got to love those ring pops.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cali here we come!

So with the reunion ending Spencer got a phone call from work and they said that they were sending him to training in San Diego for two weeks. Bummer!! NOT! Perfect timing. The reunion ended and we went straight from Utah to California minus a couple of detours. Spencer didn't have any of the things he needed for training, so on the way down to San Diego we stopped in Las Vegas. We had to hit the Treasure Island buffet and then we dropped Spencer off at the airport so he could go home and get the things that he needed. The rest of us headed down to California (wow that was fun driving all by myself with the kids). The next day Spencer was back in Cali and thus began the second part of our vacation (I mean work trip). We were able to stay right in down town San Diego in the marina. It was beautiful. Everything that I wanted to do with the kids was within walking distance. We definitely got some foot mileage in. We went to Horton Plaza (a huge mall down town) a few times and got to go to Seaport Village a few times as well. Every time we went to Seaport Village something new was happening so it was fun every time we went. A new children's museum opened up about a month prior with a playground so we decided to get a year pass and go there as much as we wanted. This museum is fabulous. Everything is very hands on. They have a VW bug that is parked in the museum that the kids get to paint all over. Every time we went the kids got to make clay sculptures. They had a climbing wall area with proper climbing shoes for the kids to wear so they could scale the walls. I think one of their favorite areas was the mattress room. The walls are covered floor to ceiling with mattress. It was like one big bed to jump on. They could slide down the mattresses and everywhere you looked were these piles of fabric covered foam tires. The kids would stack these up around them and tip over obviously never getting hurt. We loved it. The imaginations it allowed the kids to have was great. We of course visited the beach while we were there. Our Friends were camping at the beach while we were visiting so we went and visited them while they were at the beach a played around for a while. Spencer decided to "try surfing again" after probably a 12-15 year dry spell. Lets just say he was slightly sore the next coming days. It's a good thing the hotel doesn't limit the amount of pillows your allowed to have. We went swimming a lot at the pool, and got to visit the Del Mar fair while we were there. The kids had a blast riding on the rides. They even got to ride on an elephant, and go to the petting zoo while we were there. One of my favorite things was going to the Padres game. This was in walking distance to the hotel as well which made it really nice. We sat in the bleacher section for the kids. They have a big sand box at the foot of the bleachers and only kids are allowed down there the call it "The Beach". It kept them well occupied while we got to watch the game. Unfortunately the Padres aren't having the best year so they lost, but at least they had a fireworks show at the end of the game. The best part of the fireworks show was being able to go onto the field and watch the show. None of us had ever been on a professional field before. We also visited Old Town. This is were they have the Mormon Battalion visitor center and little town with buildings that are still decked out like there were years ago. The kids thought that was cool. On the Saturday before we left Spencer, Brandon and Papa went on a tour of the USS Midway aircraft carrier. They got to sit in airplanes and do the training simulator. It was definitely a guys outing. All in all we had a ton of fun, visited some great friends, ate good food, and saw our wonderful families. We miss San Diego, and hope to be back home soon.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My Marshmallow Kids

Brandon is my very silly boy. Glowsticks and all!!

Emily is my marshmallow girl. She could eat them everyday.

Silly as can be still lovin the marshmallows.

This is the marshmallow lover of them all. You have to love the delay of a digital camera sometimes. It can catch the funniest shots sometimes.

We arrive at the reunion

After our much needed stretch at the dinosaur museum we finally arrived in Orem, UT for the family reunion. Our reunion lasted a total of 5 days. The kids had a lot of fun hanging out with their cousins, and the adults had a blast competing against each other at Guitar Hero!! We got to go to Bridal Veil Falls. Spencer and I renamed it Procreation Falls due to all the large amounts of families there. Afterwards we had a picnic at a near by park and Brandon caught his first fish. He was so proud. Emily went fishing as well but only nibbles for her. We had a luau, a western BBQ, a birthday party for all of us since we are really together for any ones birthdays, and our first Olympics (I rocked of course). The kids got to do some fun crafts, and play a lot outside. We went to Orem Fest and saw some fireworks. We ate great food and just had fun being with each other. Thanks to Mike and Allison for hosting us all. Now if we could only catch up on all of our lost sleep.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The vacation continues

So we packed up and left in the morning of fourth day of our adventure and headed for Orem, UT for my side of the families family reunion. On our way up we stopped at the Price, UT Dinosaur Museum. This was a great place to stop and stretch our legs. The kids thought that it was so cool to see all of the dinosaur bones. They even had little activity areas for the kids to do some hands on stuff. They had an area where the kids could excavate dinosaur bones. This kept them occupied for a while. They had an aquarium tank that had turtles and an alligator in it to represent living prehistoric animals. They had puzzles where you could create your own dinosaur, and the exhibit were fabulous. It was definitely worth the stop. We even tried to lighten our load by trying to feed the kids to the dinosaurs :0) We all had a lot of fun.

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Cliff Dwellers

Our next stop was Mesa Verde in Colorado. Four Corners wasn't to far from Mesa Verde so we went straight there after visiting Four Corners. We ended up staying 2 nights there which made it a little more relaxing. We all got showers (yeah) and had some really good meals. Exploring all the cliff dwellings was really fun too. We went to a couple of visitor centers as well. The kids were really good and even asked questions. I think they learned a lot. There were areas were we had to climb up and down ladders to gain access to the dwellings. Aubrey being the climber that she is did really great. There was even a 10 foot ladder that we all had to scale. We were a little worried that Aubrey might have trouble because they require everyone to have two hands on the ladder at all times. She had no problem with them at all, and she wasn't even two yet at the time. Everyone was very impressed. We were able to see deer and other wild life from our camp site, and the kids thought that was great. All in all it was a great choice to stay there. We all had fun and were able to relax a little. Next stop Price UT and the Dinosaur Museum.