24 February 2008

it's snow fun

We still have quite a bit of snow hanging around, but at least it all melted of the roads this last week. We took advantage of the perfect snow and warmer weather go to sledding a few times over the past few weeks. Roman absolutely LOVES it! Of course he loves it, he gets pulled up the hill and never has to walk! He has the hugest smile on his face all the way down the hill and just laughs.
Here are me and Roman after grandpa gave us a big push. Like my red coat pink had combo?

He cries every time we make him leave the hill. He is a big fan of the GT. When I work and my parents babysit grandpa pulls him all over the fields on it. He also won't let anyone else rid it down the hill. Not so good at sharing yet.

What else have we been up too... We went to Okotoks and Calgary the weekend of my birthday. We stayed with Sean and Val at their new house, so nice! My favorite part is the kitchen, love the cupboards and tile they chose. Of course I forgot my camera and have no pictures of the house or the weekend. It was my birthday so Brad didn't complain about shopping and he kept Roman entertained so I could take my time. We also went to dinner with Sean and Val and kiddos to Julios Barrio. Brad and I used to eat there lots in Edmonton. Good food, but by far not the best Mexican I have ever had. I miss the Mexican restaurants in Utah. other than that we are just working and hanging out and being very slow at updating my blog, same as usual!

19 February 2008


Cute curly hair if I get it wet and it can dry okay. But naps and toques and don't make for cute curls, they make lots of bed head. So it was time for a cut. Interesting experience. Took him up to the salon to get it done because when I tried to do it last time he moved in the middle of cutting his bangs. They ended up waaaaay too short! He did okay, but the girl took forrrrrreeeeever. So he was ready to be done before she was. I just took him and trimmed up what I could when I could at home. So here is the new short hair cut. Dirty clothes and all.

05 February 2008

mommy tag

Typical time of wake-up:
Uggghhhhh - don't get me started! Roman used to get up at 8. Then he went to 7, totally manageable. Now he gets up at 6:00 in the morning! Most days Brad gets up with him and lets me sleep until seven. I really owe him for it. 6:00 makes me a monster mommy. Any tips on getting kids to sleep longer???

On a good night when you/kids go to sleep:
Around 8:00.

How long you have been a momma:

Almost two years.

How many times have you been a new mom:
Just the one.

How old were you when you became a mom (is this to personal?):
Turned 26 two weeks before he was born.

Favorite Kids show:
Is any kids show really a "favorite"? The ones on at our house are Blues Clues, Backyardigans, Handy Manny, the Doodlebops - funny I know, and yes, Wiggles and Telletubbies. What can you do when he loves them so much. And when telletubbies and Wiggles are on he is soooo into it , I don't have to watch at all.

Least Favorite Kids show:
Barney. And Roman has no interest in Dora or Diego. Fine with me.

Favorite chore:
Laundry. And cleaning up any mess with my Dirt Devil Broom Vac. My mom gave it to me for Christmas and I seriously LOVE that thing!

Least favorite chore:

Mopping. Also cleaning the front entrance. It used to be the bathroom, but a lady at work talked me into buying one of those magic rags with the silver in them, bathrooms are so quick now!

Meal you cook most often:
Italian sausage and pasta, burrito pie, salsa chicken, Brad bringing home pizza from work, and going to subway.

Kids favorite meal:
Macaroni and cheese - Kraft or homemade, hot dogs, apples, frozen veggies.

5 things that make you smile when you are being a mom:

1. good night kisses
2.how excited he is when I get home from work, or when Brad gets home from work.
3.he always comes to tell me when he did something he shouldn't have, even though he knows he will get in trouble.
4.constant snuggles
5. bed head and touque head - my kid is gooooood at it.

Favorite thing your husband does with your kids:
Wrestling and tickling. Lets Romes work with him all the time. Ro just eats it up, helping daddy.

Last time you went out with no kids:
Last week, to dinner with Jen and Jaime. We were at Moxies for over 4 hours and had no idea.

If you could take your kids anywhere where would it be:
I would love to go to Utah and Arizona, none of my aunts, uncles, or cousins have met Roman. And they have kiddos we have never met. I also can't wait until they are old enough to go to Disneyland. Happiest Place on earth. I remember loving it as a kid (and still do!)
Right now we are considering going to Hawaii with Sean and Val in April. A 2 year old on a 6 hour plane ride and in Hawaii, am I crazy?

Favorite pastime/activity with kids:
Just playing around. Love the park when it's nice weather.

1 thing you said you would never do when you were a mom:
Let him sleep in our bed. He did it, we all got more sleep, and he grew out of it.

If you had an afternoon to yourself what would you do?

1 thing you do that your mom did & now you do:
I'll have to think on that...

Favorite quality of your own mom:

Her kids and family come first, always. She is really really good at balancing mom and friend.

Favorite kids book:
I like Sandra Boynton. I Like the My first Book of Mormon Stories board book. Peek A Moo.

Best advice for a new mom:
It's only a stage. Works for almost anything. Sometimes I need to listen to that advice myself!

Scariest or most heartbreaking moment as a mom:
Scariest, not sure. How about the time I didn't strap him in his stroller in the mall and I caught him half way to the cement floor. Or the time I was putting laundry away and he walked out of the kitchen with a huge knife - apparently not all child locks are child proof. Heartbreaking is when they are sick and you just can't make it better.

Most joyful moment as a mom:
Just like everyone else, when they first lay that baby on your chest after they are born. I also really really like the first time they choose you over anyone else, even daddy.

Last time your child told you they love you:
Bedtime tonight. Although my kid still refused to talk so he says yes when I ask him if he loves mommy.

Last time you said I love you to your kid:
Bedtime tonight.

01 February 2008

quiltiing time

Mom, Dixie, and Rhonda this is mostly for you. But maybe I can pursued some more of you to get going on quilts. February is quilt month at sew mama sew. Go to there website here, and click on the link to the blog. Here is a great tutorial for a crazy nine patch quilt that they had links to. I haven't quilted in a long time, a have lots of fabric grouped together that I really want to get going on, so I'm hoping to get lots of good ideas this month. May sound strange, but I find quilting in small doses relaxing. Love all the colors. Love combining all different colors and fabrics. Love binding quilts too. Crazy I know, but I like to do it when I work nights.

And because no post is complete without a picture.... Here is the quilt I made for Stephanie a few months ago when Finley was born. Rhonda actually has the same one for Lucy. I had to teach a class in Relief Society on this type of quilting, only we did squares instead of circles. Very easy way to quilt. And the more you wash it the better it looks.