Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day

 We celebrated with chocolate chip waffles, a new grill brush, nutter butters, and Tatum sneaking up with the primary kids to sing the Daddy song in sacrament. We are such lucky girls to have this awesome Dad in our family. We love him alot!

Part One:

visiting Dad at work after her dance recital yesterday

Fathers Day waffles with extra chocolate chips

And here are Tate and I showcasing our 28 week bellies

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


 A few of my favorites

1. summer fest  2. roller coaster  3. last ballet class  4. highlights

1. new romper  2. baby clothes  3. neilsons grove tulips  4. downtown

1.  library festival  2. visiting dad at work  3. splash pad with friends  4. story time

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sleep Over

Tatum's long awaited first sleep over finally happened! She invited her cousins Kenzie and Jojo over for the night and could not have been more excited. The girls painted their nails, ate pizza, and watched Lady and the Tramp, Tate's pick from the library. When Kelly and I got home from our sewing class we decided to treat them all to some summer highlights! Another first for Tatum! I was putting in her foil and she said "I don't want you to fake paint it mom!" (She often gets "foils" in her hair while she waits for my other clients to process). So she got a foil with real paint in it, and now thinks she is totally big. :)

 They ended up staying up to about eleven so you'd think that little girl would be sleeping hard and sleeping in, but she woke up at 3 and came into bed our bed, kicking Greg to the couch. Then we woke up nice and early and made muffins, then drove the girls back home so Kenz could make it to her morning dance class on time. Not alot of sleep, but as far as I know, fun was had by all! And who really sleeps at a sleepover anyway?

Pretending to be asleep

J and M are so good with Tatum, and she adores them. How many 9 and 12 year olds do you think would like the hang out with a 2 year old for a night? And want to do it again soon!
I'm so grateful that she has these big girls that she can look up to and have so much fun with.

Monday, June 11, 2012


She's been into crafts lately. I dig through the closet of junk all the precious things we for some reason have been holding onto these last five years of marriage, and try to find things for her to create with. I remembered these paints I used a few years ago for who knows what and thought T might be big enough to use them. They are apparently way more fun then using water colors.

Found this bird house for $1 at JoAnn's

The face of concentration

I also had some 8x10 canvases that never turned into anything that she has been painting on. I love to watch her, she really puts time and effort into her creations!
One of her first original pieces :)

And I can't resist throwing up a picture of my girl and her Dad looking for cute and ready for church.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sewing and Baby Jackson

Its already June?!
Its already June 10th?!

I feel like time is going by pretty quickly around here, (although my due date in September feels forever away!) We have been staying busy. Working, finishing up Tate's ballet season, going to Seven Peaks when it is warm. I started a sewing class last week and have been having a blast trying my hand at kids clothes. I've actually been trying to sew a couple baby things, and I finished a romper for Tate. Im pretty proud of myself. In class we are making pillow cases, very simple, kind of boring. But I was excited to pick out fabric, and now I have two cute pillow cases in the making and a vision for a decorated bedroom. The hardest part in decorating for me is actually putting together ideas of what i want it to look like, and making the decision to go with an idea!

We babysat Claire the other day and I had her model the romper I made for Bootsie. I love it!! When you look at it close you can definitely tell it is made by a very beginner, I was just amazed it actually turned out the be a piece of clothing someone could actually wear. Go me.
Such a cute model!

Tate's newest cousin Jackson was born this week and we got to travel all the way up to Layton to visit him! Good thing we love you guys :) 

Tatum LOVED holding him. Touching his soft skin. Wrapping and unwrapping him. She said "Aw mom, look at his tiny ears." And when he started crying "I think he wants a cracker mom."
She is going to be such an awesome big sister!