Tuesday, August 30, 2011


So the other night we let Olivia take some pictures with Mike's camera. She took mostly blurry pictures but then she held it up to take some of herself- and we didn't help her to take any of them. Hmmm...perhaps a future photographer?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Yep, I Think They Must Be Related

Yep, I kind of think these two look a lot alike:) Korver is growing so fast and so is Olivia- it's going by too too fast! Korver is going to be 4 months in a couple weeks! He is the cutest little boy. He is almost rolling over now, talks gibberish all the time, loves to eat his hands, loves grabbing his feet, and loves to kiss you back when you kiss his face- well more like eat your face :) He smiles all the time and the kind of course that melt you:) These two are my world- and of course Mike is too:)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Things Of Late...

So Mike is gone again this week to Fairview for work until Thursday night- I am really glad he doesn't work this much away all the time! Anyways can I just say I have the two cutest kids! LIke seriously they just get cuter everyday! Well the project I have been working on lately is getting Olivia's room organized and trying to add some more color. I found her a bedding set and bought a bunch of frames. Painted them and bought some cute "chic" paper to go in them. And I also bought Korver the coolest car bouncer/walker. We have seen them at babies r us before and thought they were pretty cool, but didn't want to pay over $100 for it. I found it in great condition at Kid to Kid.

The hood comes off and there is a tray under it. The seat is soft and leathery.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

So Crazy!

So these past weeks have gone by so fast and have been so crazy. Some things I have been up to: I got to help take pictures with Stephanie for a wedding. I had to make 90 cookies. I painted a bunch of frames and moved Olivia's room around. Mike is in Washington this week for work and we miss him like crazy! I'm so glad he doesn't have to work far. But he should be back on Thursday:) Anyways Korver is getting cuter everyday. He smiles all the time and likes to talk back and grab his feet and just be so cute! I mean seriously look at these pics and just try to disagree with me....

See its impossible to disagree with me:) He is just too cute!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"hi honey"

Some of you have seen this video of Olivia. Lately her favorite thing to say is "hi honey" She even named one of her dolls "Honey":) She just says it so cute!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Motherhood = Patience

Yesterday really had me learning to be a patient mother. Lately I just react before I think when it comes to Olivia in her "terrible twos". I will usually yell at her right away and I feel terrible after because she gets so sad. Yesterday I decided we could make some cookies together. I poured the dry ingredients in a bowl and showed her how to stir it slow. I guess she got bored pretty quick because the next thing she is taking a measuring cup and throwing it all over the table. Then I was creaming the butter and sugar together and for the recipe I was using you add in dry ingredients then milk, dry then milk, and keep doing this till its all mixed. Well I left the cap off the milk and there was 1/3 cup of milk left in the carton and she grabbed a fork I had on the table and poured all the milk on the fork- hence all over herself and the table. Next I was cutting the cookies out and putting them on the cookie sheet and I look down and all the cookies had fingerprints in them. ( I had to entertain Korver and I was also making homemade Broccoli and Cheese soup) Then I let Olivia entertain herself at the sink with the water dripping a little from the faucet. Well she managed to fill up her sippy and dump it on her, Korver and the floor. So after I cleaned her, Korver and the floor up, she decided to use the sink as her mixing bowl and pour a whole can of formula in the sink and was stiring it. The next thing I was having her help cut out the cookies and I had a can of spray starch on the counter and she decided to spray paint the fridge with it. And then she likes to dring from water bottles- but she also loves to jump and splash in water- so she took a water bottle and dumped it all over the kitchen to make her own splash area- this happened while I was changing Korver. And all this time I actually and honestly just kept breathing in and thinking she is just two, only two. Of course I disciplined her by talking to her and I had to walk away in some instances but I didn't raise my hand to her or yell at her. I have been really trying to be patient with her and praying to be more patient- So I think the way my prayers were answered is by her doing things to make me have to be patient- not the answer I wanted but I think it makes me a better mom. When she does get in trouble we do put her in a two- minute time out where she sits on one of the kitchen chairs and has to stay there. This is if she knows she shouldn't do it- which is a lot of the time:) The reason two minutes is because of her age, when she gets older I understand longer. And yesterday she was really trying to help me with making the cookies.
This is the delicious soup I made- and Olivia only wanted to eat the broccoli out of it:)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Kye's Baby Blessing

This sweet little guy got blessed today. We went up to Logan for it. He is such a sweet baby:) He is 1 month old, and already I'm his favorite aunt:) Kasi and Brady are great parents. It was a lot of fun to see everyone.
"hush little baby, don't say a word..."
Mommy and Korver:) 3 months old!
Awe.... sweet baby boy cousins:)
Grandma and Kye:)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Olivia and Gabe

This is Olivia's friend Gabe. He is the sweetest little boy. They get along so well:) Gabe is moving to St. George this week:( It will be sad to see him and his family move because they are so awesome! I guess we will just have to go on trips to St. George more often:) I took some pics of them playing so here are a few: