Monday, November 29, 2010

Shaylie is missing some teeth

I haven't posted for such a long time.  There is so much that has happened and so many pictures that I have taken, and there is just no way to backtrack.
So I'm just going to give a brief message about what has gone on.
In the summer we took a trip across the country and saw a lot of sites like Mt. Rushmore, Corn Palace, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and the best... was back home to good old West Bountiful Utah.

The kids started school. Bridger is in 2nd grade and Shaylie 1st. They both love it and are doing awesome.
Steve is almost done with school, he will graduate in April. Yay! He also has a job working for a judge at the Noblesville court house. I help out at the kids school each week and I also have a part-time job at Kohls.
We are not going to go home for Christmas this year since we went back home in the summer. This will be our first Christmas without family around; it will be really difficult for everyone but especially the kids, so we are going to try really hard to make it a good fun Christmas (we'll see how it goes).

Shaylie has been growing up so much and this past week it really has shown.  A few months ago she lost her first tooth and she was very proud.  And just in the last week she has lost her 2 front teeth.  She lost them right before Christmas so she has and probably will have the "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" song, sang to her a lot. She is also about to loose another bottom tooth it is dangling and might come out tomorrow.
But since this just barley happened I'll post some pictures.  She looks really big and it makes me a little sad, but she does look pretty cute. And if you thought it was hard to understand her before, you should hear her talk now, it's funny.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Time with my parents!

The last week of May my parents were able to take a vacation to visit us here in Indiana.  We were so happy to finally have them come out here so we could show them where we live.  It was a really fun week and we did a lot of things.

Bare with me this is a long blog with a lot of pictures!
The first couple of days the kids were still in school so one of the first things we did (without the kids) was go visit down town Indy.  And it was HOT and HUMID!  We did a lot of walking and saw some of the cool sites, one of them was the down town circle.  It is the middle point of Indiana and there is a look out tower where you can see the city.  Well... we decided to go in and take some pictures from the top.  We got in and there and there wasn't any air conditioning and  it was sooo hot. You could either take the stairs that was I think 30 something flights or pay and take the teeny elevator. Me and my mom and dad decided to pay and Steve decided to race us up the stairs.  We got to the top and you could barely walk or breathe for that matter.  Steve did beat us up or was up just after us and by the time he got up he was so sick I don't even know how he stayed standing, I quickly took some pictures and we got down and out of there.  It was miserable, at least I can say I've been up there but I don't ever need to go again. I think Steve regretted his decision to take the stairs.
  We also went up north to the Amish communities (which none of us have seen before) and it was really neat.  The first place we went to was a small little area but it had a awesome gift shop, so we played in there for a while and decided to move on to some different communities, we then later regretted our decision because none of the other places had such great souvenirs, but at least we got some good pictures.
It was really interesting to see there way of life.
This picture above was a game that they had made and it was really neat, you had to swing a rope with a ring around it and hook it on a hook.  Very tricky!  Steve actually managed to hook it once, but we were standing there waiting for him a long time.

We saw a lot of funny signs while we were there so we had to take a picture of a couple of them.
This picture above was in a different community in Shipshewana that was a little bit more of the Amish lifestyle, this sign was at a parking lot for horse and buggies.  They ride them around everywhere they go, there are all kinds of stores and shopping centers in this area and they just ride bikes with baskets or in a buggy and just park their horse, it was so weird but really fascinating.
I think that was one of the funnest things we did through the week, a lot of driving but very neat!

After that we took my parents to the Indianapolis Zoo.
Here is my mom and Shaylie petting the sharks.
We saw a bunch of stuff.  However it was also a very hot and humid day.
We saw the dolphin show.
We were their early so we could get good seats and it was nice and cool in there so it gave us time out of the heat.
Steve was taking all the pictures and wasn't able to be in any of them so he took one of himself and I think it turned out pretty hot so I put it in. ;)
The zoo just got a new animal exhibit the cheetah and for members only you could take a sneak peek at it a few days before the exhibit was actually open so that was cool.

Then we saw the butterfly's this is one of Shaylie's favorite things to do at the zoo.  And this time with my parents there it was awesome! The best we have seen it, the butterfly's were so friendly we were able to hold a lot of them or they would just land on you.  The first one we saw landed on my dad's hat.
Shaylie was finally able to have a butterfly land on her finger, she was so proud.  She first had one land on her shoe and she wasn't expecting it so it scared her for a minuet but after that she was in heaven.
  We had a really good time with them here.  I hope they had fun too.  After they left it made me really homesick.  I miss them so much!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Anything you can do I can do better

Bridger and Shaylie were asked to sing a duet at a fundraiser in our branch.  We had a week to come up with something for them to sing, I was at a blank, and Steve suggested "Anything you can do I can do better" from the play "Annie get your gun".  I thought their would be NO chance they could learn that song in just a week but we changed some lyric's to fit them and Steve was able to edit the music and cut a couple of verses.  They worked really hard on it after singing it OVER and OVER again they finally got all the words down and even a few actions.

This is the performance at the church

And this is the one of them practicing at home.

I'm writing out the lyrics because the sound on these recordings aren't very clear and they were singing away from the microphone some of the time so just in case your wondering... this is what they were singing.

Anything you can do I can do better
I can do anything better than you
No you can't
Yes I can
and so on...

Anything you can be I can be greater
I can be anything greater then you
No you can't
Yes I can
and so on...

I can beat Darth Vader with his own light saber
I can bat my lashes at any boy that passes
I can do most anything
Can you date a girl?
Not in this world

Any age you can be I can be older
I can be any age older then you
No you can't
Yest I can
and so on...

Anything you can sing I can sing faster
I can say anything faster then you
No you can't
Yes I can
and so on...

I can eat a Snickers faster then a flicker
I can eat it quicker and get even sicker
I can do most anything
Can you make a pie?
Neither can I

Anything you can sing I can sing softer
I can sing anything softer then you
No you can't
Yes I can
and so on...

They got a lot of attention after that performance.  Steve made a good choice. He did a AWESOME job changing the lyrics and editing out the song.  All and all with the time that we had, I think it turned out pretty good.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

St. Patricks Day

  I didn't realize how many things they do in Indiana for St. Patrick's day.  
I wish the kids could have been with me and Steve while we went to down town Indianapolis.  They had a big parade and festivities that we were able to see. We walked the canal because they turned the water green, apparently they do it every year.  It was AWESOME!  I don't know how much coloring they had to put in it to get it sooo green or how they will get all the green out, but it was really neat.
After the kids got home from school I made a famous Irish meal that I have never had before, Corn Beef and Cabbage, it didn't sound real great but to all of our surprise it really was good.
And then the kids went outside to play because the weather was so nice they decided to draw chalk on the driveway; they wanted to show me so bad what they had colored and when I finally got out to see it I had to take a picture because I thought it was pretty cute.
This was Bridger's leprechaun and pot of gold.
And this is Shaylie's leprechaun, pot of gold and three leaf clover.

I also did a three leaf clover in Shaylie's hair before school and I have a picture of that on my other hair blog, it turned out okay but not exactly the way I hoped it would, I ran out of time but now that I know how to correct the mistakes, next years clover should look a lot better.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Super Bowl!!

The big game is this Sunday!
Living in Indiana and having the Colts going to the Super Bowl, you can bet it's a HUGE DEAL! Everywhere you go either to the doctor's, the bank, grocery store etc... everything is about the super bowl.
I thought I'd post some pictures of some things that the kids have done at school lately.
Everything is COLTS, COLTS, COLTS!
At the kids school every Friday is a "Blue" day also know as wear your Colts attire to school. Well today being the Friday before the game, they did all kinds of stuff.
They had face painting, blue football cake, blue ice cream and so on...
Shaylie is very proud of her pink Payton Manning jersey.
In her class today they colored Colts pictures and they had to write a story about them.
Bridger is all about learning how to play football when it gets warmer, he really want's uncle Dallen to come out and teach him a thing or two.
All I can say is the kids came home very hipper today.