Monday, September 28, 2009

The Cabin

We've spent the last couple weekends up at my parents cabin near Park City. It's been a long time since I've been's mainly due to bugs, I'll be honest. However, they bombed the place last month so it was basically bug free this time. The girls LOVE it up there. They went 4-wheeling with us, saw a new breed of Moose (the kind that's not a bulldog), watched "Annie" a couple times, slept in bunk beds (fell out of bunk beds), went on some hikes and of course, shopped the outlets...they begged :)


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Week in Review

These girlies (and baby Owen) are best friends. They all got to go to the Zoo together last week with their lovely Grandma and awesome mommies. Thanks to Britten's mom for sending the cute bandanas to these little ladies.
And you gotta love the classic lion-drinking-fountain picture. Here are Nic's aunts and uncle at the same drinking fountain in the 70's. (Looks like Mr. Lion's had a little work done.) Awesome.

Here are my little princesses busily tracing their numbers. I love it.

Last weekend we cheered my dad on as he finished the Lotoja (Logan to Jackson)bike race. He finished the 211 mile long race in just over 11 hours. This is his 5th year doing this race. What a stud!
These cute things spent the weekend with Ashley, Ryan and Moose. They got spoiled and had SO much fun! Thanks Ash & Ryan. What would we do without you!?

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Longest Year of My Life

Labor Day Weekend 2008- The first day of the hardest year of my life. I know, it sounds so lame, but I kid you not; potty training Camryn & Brooklyn was the reason my sanity and patience went down the toilet this last year. They were 27 months when we began. I was ready to go full force and have them totally potty trained before Kendyl was to be born (early December). As you can see from the picture, they were bribed with toys, treats, you name it. I had timers going, songs playing, celebrations when they were victorious, potty charts, stickers- this was going to be a piece of cake. I was wrong. These girls were NOT ready to be potty trained. For about 9 months, my most commonly used phrase was, "Do you need to go potty?". There were wet panties everywhere I looked. I was patient for a few months- then I started turning green and the hulk came out. It's been hard, but I'm happy to say that they are now 99% potty trained. That 1% accounts for somebody's (I'll protect her identity) frequent bed wetting, and the occasional drippage when someone's waited too long. A year later, they're full time panty wearing chicks. Kendyl might be wearing diapers to school because I don't know if I can ever go through that again!

On a lighter note, here are my big girls on their first day of "preschool". A couple neighbors and I are doing preschool at our houses once a week. Today was the first day at my house. We learned about seasons and it was the CUTEST thing I've ever been a part of. My favorite part was what they all had in their backpacks. Classic.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ms. Tiny

Baby Kendyl's 9 month stats

weight: 15lbs. 2oz. (<5 br="br">
height: 27 3/4 (75%)
head: 17 1/2 (50%)
cuteness: off the charts
favorite toys: plants, bead watches, paper, keys
favorite food: anything but green beans
hobbies: tipping over plants, pulling herself up and climbing on everything, waving, napping
favorite words: "Da Da Da" "Ba Ba Ba" and some jibberish.
sleeping skills: still wakes up in the night to eat. seriously- I can't figure it out. Her sisters slept through the night by 2 months! She does however take 3 naps a day.
teeth: negative
favorite activities: swinging in the backyard, lounging in a hot bath, being picked up and carried around by her sisters,sitting in the boat and watching people ski, playing with all her sisters' toys (including the tiny princess shoes that always end up in her mouth.)
special skills: her CRAZY strong grip. This child has ripped out more of my hair in the last 9 months than I've probably ever lost in my whole life. I'm pretty sure she could hang from the monkey bars all day.

We LOVE our Kendyl baby to pieces. She's always got the biggest smile on her face and she can always put me in a good mood when the craziness of the house seems to be overwhelming. I REALLY wish I could keep her at this age forever- I'm a huge sucker for the babies. Here's to my little Kendyl love!