Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thank You McDonald's!

One big thank you to McDonald's for helping to teach our daughter to walk!

She just doesn't walk! Ever! So this was a big surprise to us and we had to take pictures. She usually only walks around on her knees, which is funny all in itself, and she loves to push things around. So on our trip we stopped at McDonald's in Winnemuca and she decided it was time to give pushing and walking a try. She won't even do this at home. Of course this is the first and the last time she has done this, but still it was great to see!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Zim's Hot Springs

We finally got to go swimming. While at my parent's house we went to Zim's Hot Springs. It was so much fun. We discovered that Lilly is a bit of a Nervous Nelly (no surprise there) while Molly is as fearless as ever. She loved to be dunked in the water. Half of the time she spent just trying to get out of our arms so she could go it alone. It was actually pretty funny if you weren't the one holding her!

Amber and Molly

Molly loving her time at the pool

um... I don't know

Lilly holding on safely to the railing on the steps.

Friday, May 28, 2010


My little sister Amber graduated from high school! It was so great to be there. Almost all of her siblings were there with the exception of April because she just had a baby. It was a great commencement. Good luck with everything Amber!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Class Night

We had the opportunity to go to my parents house for my little sister's graduation. We ended up going to class night. It was long but 1 slide show, 3 awards, 1 song and 1 standing ovation later we were out of there. Amber did great. She sang a song and her entire class stood up for her. Lilly was hilarious. Anytime that any ones name got called Lilly would clap and go "woo go (insert name here)!" It was so funny. Molly was loving grandpa's hat and had a great time playing with it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our Drive

We began our trip at about 6:00 am. We decided that instead of going through Boise we would go through Montana instead! It was long but beautiful. We ended up taking my niece with us so the kids were strapped in the back. They did really well. It was a pretty nice drive.

View from our window

Here is what happens when you give her cheese and crackers! Never again!

Claire and Lilly

Aaron loving the drive

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


If we couldn't make Oreos any worse we went ahead and FRIED THEM! It was deliciously awesome!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


It doesn't snow practically all winter. But of course, one day in May it decides to do this.....

I think it's actually pretty, what with all the green grass and all!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Lilly graduated from Preschool today! It was really cute and fun. As it turned out, my sister ended up having her baby early and so I was called in to do the graduation. I was proud of all the kids and Lilly sang her little heart out. Good job Lilly, we love you!
After graduation.... Good job Lilly

Lilly preforming the jelly bean song

Daddy and the girls.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cabin Trip

We were able to go to the cabin with our friends the Feils over the weekend. And as you can see, Aaron had the misfortune of falling asleep first! We had a great time and can't wait to do it again. Of course we got no pictures, oh wait... we did, of Aaron!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful Mom's out there. I have had a great 2 days - I know 2 days! On Saturday we were going over to our friends house for dinner, but during the day Aaron took the girls with him everywhere he went. He also gave me a lot of free time to myself. It was very nice! Today I have been spoiled. Aaron got up extra early to make me a delicious breakfast and no children tried to climb into bed with me. That right there is super nice. When I did get up to get ready for a morning meeting, here is what I found on the kitchen table....

Aren't they gorgeous!?! There was also a game, a gift certificate for a pedicure and a wonderful card. I was ecstatic! Lilly was so cute the entire day. She just keeps running up to me and saying Happy Mother's Day Mom. She also gave me a very cute little gift that she had made in preschool. I then had to head off to a meeting, but Aaron got the girls ready for church so all I had to do was hair. After church, Aaron made a delicious meal and has treated me like a queen. Thanks honey I love you and I promise to return the favor on Father's Day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sushi/Pajama Party

I know, the name sounds weird. We dubbed it this because we decided to be extra comfortable, yet eat delicious sushi. Anyway, Our friends the Feils invited us to come make sushi with them. Neither one of us had ever done it, but we thought it would be fun to try. We arrived at their house at 5:30 and gave all the kids their dinner. Then while they were playing we made our dinner. It takes a lot of prep work to make sushi! We assembled all our ingredients and began to work. First we had egg drop soup and then we made our own spring rolls, which worked out ok. Then it was on to the Sushi. We had decided before hand that we wanted to make a California roll (which is cooked crab and avocado - yum!) and also a salmon sushi (which was raw) It was so much fun to get creative and try to figure it out. It really is an art form. Thanks Feil family for playing games with us and making sushi with us, we had a blast!

Aaron showing off his almost sushi

Jasen and Sarah

Aaron and Heather - Excuse my lack of looking good - it was a pajama party!

Aaron showing off the table

This is a piece of sushi that I made. It was the best looking of the night - I apparently need more tries at getting it right!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A New Favorite

The other night we had corn on the cob with dinner. Aaron and I debated as to weather or not we should cut the corn off the cob or just give her the entire thing. In the end we decided to just give her the whole thing. She loved it! She ate the entire cob! We were pleasantly surprised. She thought that this was the greatest food on Earth. Never mind that we have given it to her before, just without the cob attached. Apparently corn on the cob is the way to go.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

(A More Real) Love Story

This is funny...and totally true!