Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Stuff

I mowed the lawn for my first time ever the other day. And yes I mean my first lawn, ever, in my whole life!! I thought it was really fun too!
Ashlynn makes some really funny faces. She has tons of hair, and it just keeps growing! Her roots are growing in light already so she will look like she belongs to us in no time!
Corey took this picture. Ashlynn smiles all day, especially when you are talking to her, but I just haven't been able to get a full smile on camera yet. She just stares at the camera when I try.
This swing is up at the cabin. We love going there, and it is starting to cool off during the day there so it is very refreshing!!!

Corey at the cabin while we were waiting for our foil dinners to cook (which by the way were just about the best dinners we have ever had!)

You may have noticed this umbrella in the last couple of posts, and you should expect to see it in many more to come, because she hardly goes anywhere without it.

A few weeks ago Aaron and his dad (and I helped a tiny bit) rebuilt this fence that is on the road on the way up to the cabin. It looks so nice. We just need to finish it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Cabin

There are tons of windmills on the way to the cabin. Cambria always gets so excited to see them. I was kinda too far away to get better pictures though.
Doesn't she really look like me here? She looks like me and a little bit like the girl on Jurassic Park with the crazy hair and long neck.
Lounging at the cabin, and of course we had to bring her umbrella. She even tucks it into bed with her. She actually got to use it in the rain yesterday and she thought that was so fun.
When she shovels the dirt she throws it, Aaron had to dump dirt out of his shoes several times that day.
Her pants don't fit so well without diapers!

Remember this?It is now....
The boys chopped down this huge tree. Then Aaron pulled it off the road with our jeep.
Ashlynn hung out inside the cabin. She is getting so big. She went to the doctor today, she weighs 12 pounds already! She tries to pick up her head when she is on her tummy, and she grabs onto things and doesn't let go. She would rather chew on her fingers or her dress than a pacifier. The ladies at the doctor went crazy over her hair and said she looks like a little doll!
Cambria helped Candace and Fiona get rid of the "hairy corn".
That is all.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Kids fall asleep in the weirdest positions. It usually doesn't look comfortable but as long as they are asleep and breathing who cares!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

This Saturday we went to Yellowstone National Park. It was my first time going there. We saw a bunch of cool things, and Old Faithful. We were a little disappointed because we didn't see any buffalo, but we saw deer and a bald eagle. When we were maybe 5 miles from Old Faithful the road got shut down because Obama and his family was there, and we had to wait about 30 minutes in our car, and then we saw 6 helicopters leave. It was kinda cool to know that the President was that close on one of the helicopters, but also kinda annoying that we had to sit and wait. There were a bunch of cop cars and state troopers and news vans there. It was a fun little day trip but we need to go again and see more of the park. If you look really close on that weird limo car thing it says Obama's secret service. It was hilarious, there were a bunch of people taking pictures of it.

On Sunday we went to the cabin. We love going there because it isn't far from where we live, so we go sometimes just to cook dinner and watch a movie. I haven't blogged about it yet, but we bought a jeep. It is kinda old and stuff, but it is a good second car, and that means that I have my own car! But it is also a chore to go shopping with 2 kids. I don't know how my mom ever did it! Or you Stacey... Anyways, it is kinda funny because the discount we get for adding a second car is more than it cost to insure it so our insurance actually went down.

We went for a walk around our neighborhood today and Cambria just had to bring her princess umbrella. She loves it so much she even tucks it in bed next to her at night. Silly kid. I think the pictures might be out of order but you get the idea. Anyways, we had a fun weekend, I love living in Idaho, there is always something to do!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pretty baby

The other day Corey said that Aaron and I had really pretty babies. I think so too!! We get a lot of compliments, and even at the duck race some old man stopped us to look at Ashlynn and tell us how cute she is. I always had people stopping me to look at Cambria too. I think it might be all the dark hair and the very blue eyes. I don't mean to brag... ok well I do, but I'm a mom so I am supposed too!!
She makes funny faces when the flash goes off.
We made puppy chow last night because we were watching a movie. For those of you who know Cambria, you know that she HATES to be dirty. She didn't mind getting her face dirty though because she LOVES chocolate!!!

Aaron's mom got her this stuff that turns her bath water different colors. Cambria calls it magic water.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Millions of Bows!

I have gotten addicted to making bows for Cambria and Ashlynn. I went to this store called The Ribbon Retreat in Shelly and I got a grab bag for $11 and it had TONS of different kinds of ribbon in it. I also bought a bunch of alligator clips, and yes even more ribbon. I even found ribbon and cute flowers at the dollar store. I have been watching videos on you tube with people showing you how to make certain bows, but so far the best website I have found is they have different cute bows and clips and pictures with instructions on how to make them. Sarah, you would be so proud of me!! Here are my latest creations!

I didn't notice until after I made the slide show but it turned some of my pictures. They weren't like that when I downloaded them. Oh well... turn your head!

Duck Race
This Saturday we went to the Duck Race. It may seem really strange, but to raise money here for the greenbelt across from the temple, they let you "adopt" a rubber duckie for $5 or a six quack for $25. They drop them all in the river and the first few to go over the falls and cross a finish line win prizes. The first place prize was a car, then a $1000 gift certificate to Farr's, $1000 to Sams, 2 round trip tickets for some airline, a family ski pass, and other stuff. Sadly we did not win anything, but there is always next year! It was fun to go and see all the ducks in the river. It was also a very nice day outside and we each pushed a stroller and walked around the greenbelt, and we also walked to the library. We stayed at the cabin Friday night to work on a fence, but we didn't take our camera. It was very cold and foggy when we woke up in the morning. It was so fun. I will take the camera the next time we go!Read the white sign... It is too bad you weren't here Stacey, you missed out on your free rose!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cute Girls

On Saturday we got up early to go to garage sales and to the farmer's market. We drove around forever and found a bunch of garage sales, but we didn't find anything we wanted. I was looking for a cheap dresser. Oh well, there is always next week. At the farmer's market we got 4 zucchinis a yellow squash and some huckleberry jam for $5. Cambria and Ashlynn looked very cute on Saturday so we had to take pictures.

Aaron and Cambria swinging in our backyard. I love having a backyard!!!
Ashlynn is starting to smile when she hears us and sees us, so one night we were trying to get a picture of it. She is so pretty, and her eyes are turning really blue.
This is the best picture I could get of a smile. Well a half smile. I will have to try again some other time. Whenever I put makeup on Cambria always wants to put some on too. I save my old makeup containers and brushes and give them to her. Sometimes I let her wear eyeshadow and yesterday I decided to put mascara on her, the tips of her eyelashes are blonde, so when I put on the mascara her eyelashes looked really long!! They are longer than mine and Aaron's. I have noticed that Ashlynn has really long eyelashes also. They are such lucky girls!