Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Weekend Update

Bob was so nice and found a sitter for us so we went out on a date Saturday night.  We did the basic dinner and a movie.  For dinner we went to Noahs Ark.  I don't think it is a chain but a local burger joint.  I got a chicken sandwich but I wish I got a burger and a milkshake.  Bobs burger looked good and I forgot how good their milkshakes are.  I guess that's just another reason to go again.
After that we watched Insurgent.  I read the books and have mixed feelings about them, especially the last one (if you read it I'm sure you can guess what I'm talking about), but still wanted to see the movie.  It was entertaining but just an ok movie.  I was surprised by how much they changed from the book.
Then after my Saturday morning jog I went to a friend's baby shower.  It seems like everyone is having babies or just had a baby except for me :(  The shower was fun, I always get a kick out of the games even though people complain about them.

It was so nice out we started to paint the house...well just the trim.  Bob got a new pressure washer with ChrIstmas money and after washing the house it was pretty clear that most of the main paint still looked pretty good but trim needed repainting.   So we borrowed a friends tall ladder and are working on painting.  Stay tuned for updated house pictures.
Then out of my painting clothes and into a skirt for the women's conference.  They really seemed to focus this session on family.  And seeing how I spend about 90 percent of my time doing things with or for the family I loved it.
Ok last thing, after church on Sunday we made Easter sugar cookies.  The kids love making cookies and although I would rather just whip them up myself I was patient and let the kids help me, only one at a time though.  I'm not that patient.
And that was about it!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Watch What I'm Wearing

While at Time out for Women I was inspired by some of the speakers outfits.  One of the speakers wore a very similar skirt.  Do you ever get inspired by others?  I do it all the time.  Sometimes I don't even like my clothes as much until I see how cute they can look on someone else.  I love looking at your outfits and I just wanted to thank you on here for all the inspiration.
Shirt: Ross  Shoes: Gift  Skirt: Choices

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Friday, March 27, 2015

New Shoes

When my Kushyfoot package came in the mail I was excited.  I don't know why but I really like socks, maybe it is because my feet are always cold.  I'm not sure, but something about the idea of a new pair of socks or nylons just sounds good to me.

I got the athletic foot cover, lace top to cover, sheer knee highs and one of the coolest things I got were the peep toe sock.  I love wearing the little foot covers under my heels but I can't do that with peep toed shoes.  These socks still let your toes show and are just perfect.
The Flats To Go have got to be my favorite though.  I remember seeing them at the store once and even though I really wanted them I was in a rush and didn't buy them.  They are these cute flats that fit in this little bag you can take anywhere.  Then when you feet get tired from your heels you slip them off and slip these on.   I think I'm going to keep them in the car, and I can see these coming to church with me to.  Sometimes heels can be a pain in nursery.

Can you tell I'm excited?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time Out For Women Seattle

On Saturday I headed over to Seattle for Time out for Women.  For those who don't know it is an uplifting women's conference with great speakers and musical numbers.  A friend and I left at seven to ride the ferry over.  It seems like whenever I'm on the ferry I get pictures of Seattle so this time I decided to get a picture of Bremerton from the ferry.  You can see the building that says Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.  That is where bob works, well not in that building but at the shipyard.
During the event we had a few breaks and time to walk around and check out a few booths where people were selling things. Mostly Deseret book type stuff.  It was pretty crowded to even walk around so I went upstairs and took a picture instead.
Then we quickly walked over to Palomino for lunch.  I got this delicious BLT and Turkey panini.  A little pricey but sooo good.
During the breaks I got a chance to meet some of the speakers.  This is Calee Reed she was a great singer and amazing vocalist.  And I really wanted her dress, after she told me where she got it I looked it up and it is sold out, go figure.
I was really back and forth about going this time but I am glad I went.  The speakers were great and it was fun to spend some time out of the house.  Next year I'm going to try and convince my mom to go.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Easter Activity

Last Friday was our ward Easter activity so we made rice crispy treats for the pot luck and headed over.  The dinner was delicious pulled pork sandwiches with sides and desserts.  After we ate they had activities for the kids.

The split them up for their ages so I went with Scarlett and Leon.  Bob was helping out in one of the rooms so Tucker and Penelope were on their own.  After it was done I didn't hear anything negative so I guess they did ok.

Here you can see them doing a cake walk.
There was also a craft station where they decorated a picture of an egg.  Other kids worked on a cut out of Jesus and a tomb, it was more complicated.  I knew Scarlett and Leon wouldn't be able to do it (without me actually doing most of it) so we went with the simple one.
And the last station was an Easter Egg hunt.  They were told to get 6 eggs and ran into the room.  I followed Leon and helped him because he didn't get it at first.  Scarlett was on her own and when I found her at the end she had about 20 eggs.  I laughed and helped her put the eggs back.
I'm glad that our ward puts on these activities.  I know they can be a lot of work, but they are so fun for the entire family.  I can't wait for Easter!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Watch What I'm Wearing

I woke up early yesterday to spend the day in Seattle and didn't get back until night.  I was having so much fun I forgot about getting the post ready.  Sorry :(  I'll have to post the outfits next time.  Link up so I can still see all of yours, and have a good week.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Today is Leon's birthday!  I feel like he was just born.  He is the most handsome little guy with his big smile, bright blue eyes and blonde hair.

He has grown into such a little man.  He doesn't go around the house like a baby but he acts just like a little person.  Leon likes to do just what everyone else is doing and he has no problem bossing his older siblings around... or at least trying to.  He will shout at them "time out" or "to go away".  It is pretty hilarious to watch.  It is so fun to watch him stumble around trying to put his boots on or climb up the ladder just like the older kids do.  He has these huge feet that just look so beefy it makes me wonder how tall he is going to be. 

We went to the park to take these pictures and I thought they were going to be super cute with the wagon, but the sun wasn't cooperating.  Leon did love the wagon though and insisted on pulling it around.  We borrowed it but now I'm thinking about actually getting one.  He loved it!
Leon loves any sort of ball.  One of his favorite things to do is to play catch, which is so cute because he rarely ever catches it.  Usually it just hits him in the chest and falls down then he laughs and chases it to pass back.  He is pretty good at throwing and kicking.
Leon is a great eater and a pretty good sleeper.  He eats mostly everything and isn't too picky.  He gets about 11.5 hours at night and a three hour nap during the day.  He usually doesn't cry when we put him down although he does make a sad face and sometimes tries to run away or not let us pick him up to put him in his crib.  But for the most part once we get him in bed he sleeps and then just hangs out until we get him out of the crib.  Tucker is big enough to pull him out in the mornings which is great because if they wake up early I don't necessarily have to get up yet.
Leon is pretty happy and very ticklish.  He is also super playful and is weary of strangers but doesn't take too long to warm up.  I would say he is a low maintenance child, although that will probably change soon as he starts to get into more things.  He does fight with Scarlett a bit but usually over toys or who gets to sit next to mom.

Leon takes his shoes and socks off all the time.  It is kind of a pain because he always does it in the car while we are on our way somewhere.  In the next picture he thought he was pretty funny for undoing the straps.  I played it up because it was making him laugh.
One thing I love about Leon is that he will copy anything I say.  I'll go say no hitting and he will go "no  hitting," in his little voice.  Sometimes we try longer sentences or bigger words and it is pretty funny listening to him trying to repeat us.  My other kids seemed to refuse to copy us, but Leon will pretty much do it every time.  He knows a good amount of words, I would say his language skills are pretty average for a boy his age.

 I just love this little guy and am so happy we get to have him in our family!