Friday, February 24, 2012

Our New Addition

Shaun came home with a new addition to our family, a black Lab, her name is Pepper. When he brought her home she was 3 months. Here family lived in a huge house with a little yard in North Salt Lake and she needed more room to run around and play outside. She is huge compared to the little house dogs I am use to haveing. She is kennel trained but that is about it, she has stopped chewing on shoes and the kids' toys a little bit. As you can tell from the pictures below, she loves to get in our shower and "relax". Pepper spends about 1/2 the time in the house and 1/2 the time outside. She does sleep in her kennel at night though. She will be a great dog once she grows out of her puppy stage.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

$100 Gift Card to Olive Garden Giveaway!

Go to Jamie Cooks It Up to enter to win a $100 gift card to Olive Garden. She has great recipes to feed her family of 7. She even puts out a monthly meal planner if you want to use it.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sydney turns 8

Sydney turned 8 on January 2nd. We had family over for dinner and cake and ice cream. She got a lot of great presents from everyone. Then on the 2nd we went and got her ears pierced. It is a tradition in my family for grandma to take them and get their ears pierced when they turn 8. So we all went over to Claire's in Logan and Sydney got her ears pierced. She did great, didn't even cry, I was worried about her because she doesn't like pain at all. Then we went to Fredrico's for lunch and then went to the movies and saw Puss N Boots.

All the cousins: Ada, Shelby, Sydney, Hudson, Reggie in the corner, and Preston up front.

New robe from mom and dad.

Sweatshirt she got from cousin Hudson and Reggie.

Earrings she got from her cousin, Ada.

Her cake. I usually make her cake for her birthday but this year she wanted this one from Sam's club. A lot less time for me. It turned out great.

Getting ready to go in and get her ears pierced.

Taking the plunge

Showing off the new studs

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Buzz Lightyear

Preston, loves Toy Story and Buzz Lightyear right now. He turns 3 on Saturday so we are having a Toy Story cake, with Toy Story plates, and Toy Story gliders. I made the mistake of getting on YouTube and typing in Buzz Lightyear, now all he wants to do is watch Buzz on YouTube. Someone put the Disneyland Buzz ride on there and he loves to sit and watch it. We told him if he would start going potty in the toilet that we would take him to Disneyland so he could ride the Buzz ride. He said "No, I just watch it on the computer". I really don't want to take diapers to Disneyland when we go at the end of the year. We'll keep working on it.

Preston loves to run around the house with is one arm in the air saying "I'm Buzz Lightyear" and "To Infinity and beyond". He is so cute when he does it, it is fun watching him. My 4 year old Nephew let him "barrow" his Buzzl action figure for a week and he hasn't set it down since he brought it home. I've looked everywhere for one for him and can't find one, unless I want to pay a ton of money for one. I love him but not that much. I'm sure he will get plenty of Buzz/Toy Story stuff for his birthday.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Christmas 2011

The girls waking up Preston on Christmas morning. They didn't wake up until 8 am.

Preston not too sure he wants to get out of bed.
Preston's presents from Santa.

Shelby checking out her presents from Santa.

Sydney looking in her stocking

Preston and his new Braves hat, Dad's favorite Baseball team

Shelby in her new coat.

Sydney's favorite toy she got from Santa

The girls and their Barbies for their new Barbie house.