Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools!

I'm not usually much of a joker when it comes to April Fools' Day, but I saw an easy way to play an innocuous joke on my kids so I'd thought I'd give it a try. I put a couple drops of food coloring in the bottom of their cereal bowls and then put their cereal on top. I told them I'd let them pour their own milk in their cereal. We brought the bowls to the table and then poured in the milk. Jayce went first and little swirls of blue floated up in the milk. He giggled. Terryn poured his milk in and not much happened.

I acted all surprised and said, "What's this?" Then I stirred Jayce's bowl a little. All his milk turned blue and he thought that was great.
 Terryn started laughing hysterically that Jayce had blue milk. "Ha ha! Your milk is blue!" he shouted. Then I looked at Terryn's bowl. "Wait a minute Terryn, what's this?" I said as I stirred his milk and it produced a pepto-bismol colored-pink. "WHAT?!!!" he shouted. Then he got really upset and said he wouldn't eat his cereal. I explained it was April Fools' Day and that the color wouldn't change the taste of his food. He finally settled down and ate his cereal. At the end of breakfast both kids thought my joke was funny.
Then next day when I was getting cereal for Jayce, he asked me for blue milk. Ha!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I got my diaper cake mojo on again. Another friend of mine is expecting a baby and I thought it would be nice to get her something. She already had 3 young kids and I'm sure she has all the clothes she could ever want. I thought getting her something that was more useful would be better appreciated and used. I made this diaper with size 1 diapers and inside is some diaper ointment and baby wash.

I thought it turned out super cute. She's not finding out the gender so I made it sort of gender-neutral.
 I like the chance to do something a little creative. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Relief Society Birthday Celebration

I was asked to handle organizing the desserts for the Stake Relief Society Birthday Celebration. I could have just bought stuff at the store, but being me, I decided to make a bunch of different cupcakes.

I decided on eight different kinds. I made sure there was a Vegan option and some gluten-free options.
 Here's the strawberry cupcake.
 Lemon raspberry cupcake with a raspberry preserve center injection.
 Gluten-free vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting.
 Vegan chocolate cinnamon cupcake,
 Rootbeer float cupcake with a rootbeer glaze center.
 Salted caramel cupcake with a caramel center and topped with coconut. pecan brittle (homemade).
 Gluten-free carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. This cupcake was made with almond flour and turned out SO good. Even Sean liked it and he don't like anything labeled as healthy. Hahaha.
My favorite go-to cupcake is the unfrosted black bottom cupcake. It's a devil's food cupcake with a cheesecake-chocolate chip center. It's SO delicious.

I had help from my friend Chanthovone making everything. All the RS sisters were very impressed. I think the caramel cupcake ended up being the favorite of the night. There were very few left-overs.

Monday, February 16, 2015


On Monday we had the boys sit down and hold some signs. It took forever to get a decent shot whee you could both see the boys' faces AND read the signs. Ashton kept chewing on his.
So in case you don't get it, we're having another baby! It will be due October 2nd. We are excited and know that this will be our last baby assuming everything goes well.

I've known for quite awhile that I was pregnant. In early January I was having some weird symptoms. I was convinced I was pregnant so I took a pregnancy test, but it came back negative. Hmmmm... Then two weeks later I was feeling nauseous and had some other symptoms. I just wasn't convinced that I was not pregnant so I took another test. This one turned out positive. I think Sean was a bit shocked. It's a little weird because I'm still nursing Ashton since he still has some feeding issues.

I was ready to be done having kids at three, but we both felt that there was one more. We wanted to wait to tell people until I was able to tell people a due date. I went in for an ultrasound about a week and a half ago, but all they could see was the embryonic sac so they couldn't take the measurements they needed to tell me the due date. I went in for another ultrasound on Monday and they were able to see the baby. I could see its little heartbeat and they told me my due date.

So sometime this autumn our family will grow by one more!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Rock Climbing

A few weeks ago we decided that it would be nice for Sean to get Terryn into rock climbing. So we bought Terryn some rock climbing shoes.
 We thought it would be a fun activity for Terryn and Sean to do together. Terryn is kind of sensitive and we think that having Sean spend some more one on one time with him might help boost his self esteem.
 Terryn is really active too and is really good at climbing.
Sean and Terryn went to the rock climbing gym together and then I showed up about an hour and a half later and took some pictures.
 I was really impressed. He did such a good job.
 Terryn told us they have a small rock climbing wall in his school gym.
 Sean kept remarking how Terryn's technique was pretty good.
 He was really good at using his legs instead of trying to muscle his way up with his arms.
I think Jayce was a little sad that he didn't get to climb, but I let him take pictures with my phone and he was pretty ecstatic about that.
 Here's some of the pictures Jayce took. Of course it starts with a picture of his foot. Ha!
 Then a picture of Sean climbing. Jayce kept messing with the filters on the phone so the color looks all weird.
 He got a decent picture of Sean helping Terryn with the rope.
 Then he took a picture of me watching people climb. Hahahaha... Can you tell it was cold? I kept my hat on.
Then this is probably one of my favorite pictures Jayce took.
Now back to my pictures... San commented that Terryn climbs really well until he hits a certain height. After that his climbing style changes. You can tell he gets scared.
Then Sean and Terryn decided to try bouldering for a little while.
Jayce had fun photobombing.
He kept asking me to take pictures of him.
I think when Jayce turns 5 and can climb here, he'll be super excited to do it.
Sean tried to help Terryn do the incline, but he had some trouble.
It was getting to be time for us to leave, so Terryn did one final climb. I was so proud of my guy. Since it's been so freezing outside, we've been pretty home bound. I think it was good for Terryn to get out of the house and do something active.