Friday, August 29, 2008

Silly Girl

This morning I gave Camryn Chocolate Marshmallow Mateys.  Check her out . . . 

She was finding all the marshmallows first!  She would pick up a piece of cereal, put it in her mouth, and if it wasn't a marshmallow, she would put it on her tray!  After a while, she got good at just finding the marshmallows.  I also gave her some banana slices and she was dunking them in the chocolate milk in her cereal and then taking a bite.  What a silly girl.  I thought it was so funny watching her.  I guess she knows what she likes.

So registration is finally done at the studio.  Our numbers aren't as high as I would like, but really about where I thought they would be.  Hopefully a few more will trickle in when we get started.  Usually that's the case.  My house has been neglected big time this week because of how busy it's been around here.  So, today I should be cleaning my house, but here I sit typing on the computer and catching up on every one's blogs.  I also need a shower :)  I get to all, I promise.  But I guess I'd better get crackin'.  Taylor gets out of school in an hour and 40 minutes, and then I need to get things packed for the weekend.  We're headed to the cabin - like usual.  I really should stay home and get caught up on things, but it's always nice to get away.  I hope you all have a fabulous Labor Day holiday!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Garth Has Joined In

I set up Garth's blog tonight.  Check it out.  His big plan it to post all the details of his hunt and then we'll just see where it goes from there.  I think he's a funny guy, but I love his guts anyway!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back To School

Today was Taylor's first day of third grade.  Doesn't she look ready for school?  Aren't her Hello Kitty boots awesome!  Taylor has been ready for school to start for almost three weeks now.  We had a home visit with her teacher last week, and since then, Taylor has been chomping at the bit to go.  When I asked her how her first day of school went, she said it was "Wonderful."  Sounds like Taylor doesn't it.  I was wondering what I would do with the other two today, but the day filled up just fine.  Rylie and I played My Little Pony Memory (with some help? from Camryn) and then when Camryn took a nap, I got some bills paid (yuck) while Rylie watched a movie.  This is what my other two cuties looked like on Taylor's first day of school.  I trimmed Rylie's bangs last night then trimmed some for Camryn.  Her hair kept getting in her eyes.  It's hard to do anything with Camryn's hair because when she sucks her thumb, she also plays with her hair, so nothing last very long in her hair because her hand is always in it.

With the start of school brings the start of a new dance season.  Oddly, I feel pretty much prepared.  Which kind of make me nervous, like maybe I'm forgetting something.  I guess we'll see next week at registration.  I hope this year goes well.  With Anjelena gone, I hope I can keep on top of things myself.  Pray for me. :)  I also look forward to life getting back into a routine.  As much as I have enjoyed this busy summer, it will be nice to be home and on a schedule.  Rylie starts preschool after Labor Day and you can bet I'll post pictures of that one!  But then it will be just me and Camryn for four hours of the day.  I hope I can keep her entertained.  If I can't, I may be calling on some of you for back-up.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Check out my handy work Thursday morning!

I was trying to figure out what to do with Camryn's hair.  It's getting so long!  So, this is what I came up with, four little piggy tails, and I just kept going.  I love pigtails.  I think they look so cute, plus they keep my little girls little (in my mind at least).

Don't you love Camryn's cheese and the Swedish Fish in her mouth!?

Last week I headed "over the mountain."  One of my most favorite drill team girls got married Friday morning at 8 am, at the Timpanogas Temple.  I tried to leave Price Thursday early evening, but my plans were foiled by Mother Nature.  Thursday afternoon there was a mudslide in Colton (by the Scofield turn off).  They finally opened the canyon up at 11:00 pm.  I left my house around 11:30 pm.  We drove to Garth's Aunt's house, where I was able to get a few hours of sleep before I had to be at the temple.  Back at Laurel's full house, Cari is here for a visit, my girls were having a good time visiting with cousins.  We spent the day with the Browning fam.  (saw a "great" movie ha ha) then went off to my sister's house.
I have to say, this was the best visit all summer.  I really had a great time hanging out with my sisters and the rest of my family.  It was so nice!  I even met my brother's girlfriend.  She is great and I hope things continue to go good for them.  Keep your fingers crossed, she is definitely a keeper!  Taylor got to spend extra time with Shelby (amazingly she was returned to me with all her hair still on her head) and Rylie spent time with the other two cousins her age, Carter and Madeline - the triplets.  Jared and Liz were very brave and had a sleepover in their back yard with the triplets and one of Liz's nieces.  The best part, they all survived!  Also, I have now experienced Rock Band.  Fun stuff!  My family is great fun to be around when there is music involved.  We are amazing!  Hayley even joined in on the laughs - I mean perfection.  But it was a nice visit.  The girls and I didn't go home until Wednesday morning; two days longer than I had originally planned on.  We were also able to visit with James and Val and stop in and see Joy.  Vittoria loves it when her cousins come to visit!  My girls love to play with her huge bin of Barbie stuff.  And little Jocelyn is too dang cute for words! 
It's always good to see family.  How blessed are we to know that families are forever!  Even though sometimes my family drives me crazy, and as perfect as I am, I know I drive them crazy too.  It's nice to know that I will always have their love and support - Wards and Frandsens alike.  Could it get any better than that?  I think not.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Forts & Brilliance!

Sunday afternoon the girls wanted to make a fort out of the cushions from the couches in the front room.  I haven't let them do this in a while, so they were pretty excited when I said yes.  They were so proud of their excellent construction, that they wanted to sleep in it.  I think to their surprise, I said yes again.  They were so happy!  If I remember correctly, there was some jumping with excitement involved.  Check out their building skills.

They each had their own sleeping "chamber."  I took a few pictures while they were sleeping.  So much fun!
Here's Taylor all tucked in.

Rylie slept in until 10 o'clock this morning.  Must have been pretty comfy.
I love that these two play so well together, for the most part :).  They're good friends and take good care of each other.  Having a sister is a great thing.  I can remember building huge forts in the basement with my sisters and brothers when I was young.  Instead of cushions, we used chairs and blankets.  It was always so much fun.  Almost as much fun as playing Hot Lava Monster!

Here is my brilliant Camryn.  Brilliant and very cute in my opinion.

Camryn is now 15 months old.  (She looks SO much like Taylor did at this age.)  I was talking to Garth last night and thinking of all the words she can say.  She says mama and dada, eyes (she'll poke yours out too while she says it), Taylor (sounds like laylor), Rylie (this one is new and sounds like lylie), kitty kitty kitty, tickle tickle tickle (these are very similar, but you know what she means), hi, no, shoes (loves to try on any pair she can find), and she can throw a fit like a real pro.  This part is kind of new to us.  The older two weren't real big fit throwers, but Camryn has this one down.  She'll kick her feet, hit the floor, throw things, yell at you.  You name it, she does it.  As I'm typing this post right now, Taylor has just said to me, "Mom, you really should see what Camryn's doing."  She has emptied at least half a bag a Kirkland wipes.  Pulled them out one by one.  Taylor was too busy watching TV to stop her, she has her priorities I guess.  I love my little Camryn.  She keeps us on our toes.  Now she sits on my lap, sucking her thumb and playing with my hair.  That's my girl!