Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mariyah's Spring Picture/2 year old pyro

Mariyah had her spring pictures taken a month ago(when it was spring time) but just got them back now that it's 103 degrees outside today:). She could choose from 4 different backgrounds and she chose this background because her favorite color is blue. I think it looks cute and she is growing up so fast and is such a beautiful daughter.

2 year old Brooklyn

Yesterday I was making bows for my business and I went in our room to get scissors and when I came back Brooklyn had climbed up on the counter where I had a candle that was burning and the bow was on FIRE!!! I immediately removed Brooklyn and took the bow from her hand and blew the fire out. I know Brooklyn was being watched over because when I walked into the kitchen the fire looked like it was on her shirt and that is why I was screaming thinking that she got burnt. We feel really blessed that she was being watched over and that she is doing well. As for the bow...well I can always make another bow and I am very grateful that she is fine and that I went in the kitchen when I did. Let's just say that as much as I LOVE candles and love my place smelling good I am going to stick with plug in's in the wall and candles with no flame.

This picture wasn't taken the day of the incident but does this look like a face that would do something like this?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Eggs Thursday-Sunday!!

This year it felt like Easter started Thursday and ended Sunday evening.


I took the girls on Thursday to go and decorate cookies, get their picture taken and make Easter cards at Fry's grocery store. We had lots of fun:). That evening we went to the Easter Pageant on the Temple grounds and it was so amazing. I invited my friends and their children who aren't members of the church to the Pageant. They had such a wonderful experience and really felt the love the Savior has for each of us and they are now starting to take the missionary discussions.


Friday was by far the crazy day!! That morning I planned our playgroup and had the kids come over to our place and decorate/dye the Easter eggs. The girls and all the kids had so much fun. It was really fun and it was cute to see the kids creativity while coloring the eggs. The crazy part came when we headed to Golfland/Sunsplash to go Easter egg hunting( for those of you who don't know this is a water park in Arizona). We stood in line for 1 hour and it was 90 degress outside!

What happened was they were only going to let 1oo kids get in per age group to find eggs. Well what happened is sooo many kids showed up so they told us that we would get in the next group which was in 1 hr. Which means we would've been their for 2 1/2 hrs. just to find an egg or 2. During this time Brooklyn got a hold of the only KEY to our home. She ended up falling asleep and once we got in the castle I laid her down and she slept on the soft bench while we ate lunch. At this point we had stood in line in the heat for over an hour and I couldn't find my key and was thinking great how am I going to get into my home. I was ready to freak out and I had a gal who had ordered bracelets for her daughters and she was going to be picking them up when I got back. Well with no KEY I couldn't even get in. We never ended up getting to do the egg hunt even though we got wrist bands because they didn't even have enough eggs for the kids. It was stupid so I went up to the manager and said look we have been in line and these kids aren't even getting eggs but I heard you were giving candy away to those who didn't get anything. Guess what it was a flippin Sucker. A SUCKER!!!! Wow I could've gone to the dollar store and got them more candy than that without having to stand it line and lose my house key....!

Good new though as we were getting ready to leave and I picked Brooklyn up from the bench guess what was hanging from her hair...the KEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had a good laugh and my friend Lachelle got her camera out and took the picture. So the whole time I was looking for the key it was in my daughters hair and I had no idea that she was taking a nap with it:).

Didn't all the kids decorate such pretty eggs

still waiting to get into the castle

More waiting...the girls were really good

The girls waiting to eat after we had waited over an hour in line.


Because of the whole Friday deal with the egg hunt my friend Emily who is so sweet and thoughtful had a great idea of doing an Easter Egg hunt for our kids at the Freestone park. We figured it would be a bright and sunny day since it has been for the past month. So Saturday morning comes around and guess what it's raining. Of course the rain is wonderful here and we love rain and love the beautiful weather but it put a damper on our egg hunt. So after many calls around we were able to pull off the Easter Egg hunt at the church building and the kids had a great time and we had a pizza party and we hid the eggs in the primary room. My girls loved it and my friends kids were there and it was great to be together with some great friends.

Then we went and got the girls pictures taken with the Easter bunny. It was so cute because my sister met us over there and we were able to get cousin pictures and then the girls together:).

That evening before the girls went to bed Mariyah wanted to write the Easter bunny a note that said: Dear Easter Bunny I love you and thank you for coming to our house. Love Mariyah and Brooklyn. It was so cute because she put it right by the front door so that the bunny could "see" it.


I told the girls that the Easter bunny wrote them a note that said: Thank you Mariyah and Brooklyn for writing me a letter. I want you to get ready for church and let your mom do your hair and then you can look for your Easter baskets. Our ward starts at 9am and the girls are really good at getting ready it was just nice and more peaceful this Sabbath morning.

They found their baskets and they were so excited. I know everyone talks all about the Bunny but every year I put a picture of Christ in their baskets so that they remember the true meaning of Easter and the resurrection of our Savior.

We had a wonderful dinner at my parents house and then went to my grandparents and had an Easter egg hunt. The girls loved the Easter egg hunt because their cousin Carter was their and they all had such a blast finding their eggs. They even each got money and an adorable bunny.

This is my favorite picture of the girls:)

This is the bow I made for the girls dresses

Throwing Up

To end our great Easter days this past week Mariyah woke up at 11:30 at night and Joshua heard her and went in her room and she was throwing up!! He got her all cleaned up while I took the bedding off and started doing laundry. She threw up 4 different times in the night but when she woke up this morning she was feeling great. It looks like the candy got the best of her because she ate too much. She said she didn't want to eat that much candy EVER again. She was a trooper through it all.

Hope you each had a wonderful Easter and we look forward to seeing your Easter pictures:).

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mariyah's Prayer:)

Yesterday was a great day for Mariyah!! She turned 5 1/2 years old and she was so excited! I didn't realize that being a 1/2 year older was so much fun...heehee. Apprentaly that's what they talk about at school so it's cool.

Anyhow ever since the light rail was built Ry has wanted to ride on it. Last night we were getting ready for dinner and Mariyah asked me if we could ride the light rail for Family Home Evening and I said maybe...which in my mind at the time I was thinking well probably not but didn't say that just left it at the open ended "maybe".

Then Mariyah said the prayer for dinner and she blessed the food and then said and I pray that we will be able to ride the light rail but my mom said maybe and so I am not sure if were going to ride it but I really want to then she finished the prayer. As she finished my heart sunk and I thought here my daughter is praying about riding the light rail and in that moment I said you know what ry YES were going to ride the light rail and the joy in her face was incredible.
We had a fun experience and I was able to get a picture because the camera battery died but it was a fun experience and I am sure one she will remember because she's now 5 1/2:).

Look how Happy she is and she held the ticket the whole time.

We rode the light rail at night but this is a picture I took from their site.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

More Fun while Grandma visisted

On Sunday we went to Colleen's Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Jon's homes home on Sunday and the girls loved playing dress up and playing with dolls. We had a wonderful Sunday dinner at their beautiful home and it was a great time.

While Joshua's mom was here she did a presentation in Mariyah's class. She talked about Alaska, showed a slide show with pictures and the kids loved that Mariyah dressed up in Alaskan attire. The kids all loved touching the fur from a bear, moose, wolf, seal, otter and a few more that I can't remember:).

We love when Grandma visits and we all had such a wonderful time while grandma was here.