Sunday, December 4, 2011

Alice, I need your helmet

Mitchell got a helmet this week to help re-shape his flat head. He doesn't seem to be too broken up about it...

We hope to get some cute designs (i.e. BYU logo) on it this week so he can really look like a little football player:)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Happiest Place on Earth

This past week we paid a visit to Disneyland. We spent 2 days at Disney and California Adventure. Here are a few of our escapades...

Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Sword in the Stone...they couldn't quite get it out.

Casey Jr. Train ride--long line, short and kind-of lame ride, cute picture!

We decided to stay at the Super 8 so we could afford to dine with the Princesses; Snow White, Ariel, Cinderella, Belle and of course, the favorite...Sleeping Beauty!

Poor Buddy Mitchell had a cold and slept most of the first day. Here he is enjoying the princess lunch.

Chip n Dale

We got autographs and photos with the above mentioned princess/characters and plus the following:

Minnie, Mickey, Pluto, Rapunzel, Pooh, Eyore and Tianna. Miranda was in heaven!

It poured rain the second we are dripping wet and posing with Rapunzel.

Miranda was brave and went on the roller coaster at Toon Town and the Matterhorn. Those were about the extent of our thrill rides.

Everyone's favorite rides:

Steve: Buzz Lightyear Ride

Karen : Toy Story Ride (California Adventure)

Miranda: The Little Mermaid, Ariel's Adventure

Mitchell: his stroller

We had a blast and hope its not too long before we get to go again!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This is Halloween!

Here we are at our ward Trunk-or-Treat. We kind of have a theme, then we have a princess. Five out of six girls in Miranda's preschool class were princesses. The other girl was Jessie from Toy Story, who is almost a princess--right? Miranda kept telling Steve and me that we were Woody and Jessie. haha

Ready for Trick-or-Treating

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Festive and Domestic

Here are a few of our pre-Halloween activities:

Cleaning out


Our finished product

Carmel Apples, if you can't tell

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Aren't we festive and domestic!

Monday, October 17, 2011


So, we've been painting at our house. Here are some things I've learned about painting:
*I do not like painting
*The color on the paint chip never looks like you think it will
*Steve does not like painting
*You will not like color you chose
*Never paint your walls with flat paint--It is impossible to clean. Our whole house was painted in flat paint when we moved in. It also kind of gives you the willies when you touch it or rub it.

Here's proof that we did the work ourselves, if you can't already tell by looking at the paint job:)

Now that Mitchell is 5 months old, his room is finally done! Even though it didn't turn out quite like I imagined, it is now no longer flat and its actually kind of cute, if I do say so myself.

Here's the best part of the room...adorable sleeping baby!
We are still working on Miranda's room. We have part of it pink, but she now says she wants it seafoam green--I don't think so!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Child of the 80s

This has been a favorite around our house lately. We also sing Eye of the Rhino, Lion, etc.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Everybody Likes to Play in the Bathtub

Recently Mitchell has really been enjoying his bath.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Great Outdoors

After being confined to the house all summer for fear of melting, the temperature has finally dropped enough to go out on walks and to the park the last few days. We love it!

Miranda being silly

(she loves the camera and wants to be in every picture)

Hanging out on our front porch

Mitchell enjoying the great outdoors

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Our Little Newborn

Our little newborn who is now 3 months old and is in the 90th percentile for height and weight had his baby blessing a few weeks ago. I decided I better post a picture now, before it got any later. He is a doll, smiles a lot and sleeps through the night--this is the best part. We are so glad he joined our family!