Wednesday, February 27, 2008

81 Degrees

Today, in lovely Mesa, Arizona, it was 81 degrees! It's only going to get hotter, so we took advantage and went on a walk to the park. Mikey loves going's actually the only thing that gets us through the day. Pretty soon the weather will be too hot to go outside...I try not to think about that...

Mikey hates sitting on the grass, but it's hard to find in Arizona, so we go there anyway. He likes watching the birds and people going by.

This is Mikey's friend Lance. They are only a couple weeks apart.

Mikey hates the way grass and sand feel on his hands and feet.

Mikey is pretty independent at times, especially at meal times. This is him eating his puffed wheat snacks at the coffee table...he gets more on his face than in his mouth.

I let him feed himself lunch. Until he used the wrong end of the spoon, it wasn't too bad.

Mikey watches tv in the morning. I apologize to mothers who don't agree with that, but, I think it's cute. He watches Hi-5 on TLC and HigleyTownHeros on Disney. He likes the songs. This is what he looks like every morning . I love this kid!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Creel Look-alike Meter

Andrea had this on her blog, so of course, I tried it. The results were a bit surprising...

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Free family history - Vintage pics

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Michael's New Interest....

Michael has joined the blogging world. Usually the blog is my thing and I am always getting him to look at the blog post I did or the new template. Well, last night we got a new desk for our computer and ever since we put it up, he has wanted a picture on the blog. We love it...and I love Michael's newfound interest in our blog!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Day In The Life Of Mikey

I know, I know, I blog an awful lot. But I have one son and all day to take pictures of him. This is a little compilation of what he does all day.

He brushes his teeth when he wakes up.

Gets into everything he's not supposed to. We already moved our dvd's and are thinking about rearranging our bookshelf.

He plays with daddy when he gets home.

Wrestles himself out of mommy's arms ALL DAY LONG!

He loves this's pretty cool to see how much he's learned in his short little life

(For some reason it came up fuzzy and green on part of works though)

(Pause my music :-))

Oh yeah, my friend Tiffany is pregnant! Congrats, Dansies!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

You Know You Need A Haircut When....

You look like this....

Also notice his two little bottom teeth...they are finally coming in!

Valentines Day

We hope everyone had a great Valentines Day. Michael surprised me with flowers and chocolate. Mikey even got a valentine card and some bubbles from his daddy. We ate heart shaped chips and bean dip...then had a romantic spaghetti dinner after Mikey went to bed.
My new little valentine

Lillies are my favorite flower...beautiful!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Which Austen Heroine Are You?

I saw this quiz on my friend Angie's blog and I had to do it. I love to read and I love Jane Austen. Luckily, I ended up as my favorite Austen character, even though the description doesn't really fit me, my answers to the questions did, so I guess I am like her...

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

You Are...Elizabeth Bennet!

You are Elizabeth Bennet of Pride & Prejudice! You are intelligent, witty, and tremendously attractive. You have a good head on your shoulders, and oftentimes find yourself the lone beacon of reason in a sea of ridiculousness. You take great pleasure in many things. You are proficient in nearly all of them, though you will never own it. Lest you seem too perfect, you have a tendency toward prejudgement that serves you very ill indeed.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tagged Twice

I was tagged by two people with basically the same tag, but I combined the two to make it a little different.

5 Things On My To-Do List Today:

1. Clean the kitchen and bathroom floors
2. Go to bank
3. Go to post office
4. Go grocery shopping
5. Hang out with my husband

5 Snacks I Enjoy:

1. Apples and Cheezits
2. Hummus (on pretty much everything)
3. Popsicles
4 . Chips and salsa
5. Bananas (only if they are perfectly between green and brown)

5 Things I Was Doing Ten Years Ago:

1. Thinking I was cool at the South Cache Freshman Center
2. Traveling to Colorado with my dad for a Hanson concert (yep, Hanson)
3. Spending my summers laying out on the deck and eating popsicles
4. Learning how to snow ski
5. Probably annoying somebody...

5 Things I'll Do When I Strike It Rich:

1. Buy a house
2. Buy myself a car
3. Buy our parents a house
4. Buy a lot of shoes
4. Save the rest to retire early : )

5 Places I've Lived:

1. Edmonton, Alberta Canada
2. Bakersfield, California
3. Providence, Utah
4. Lancaster, California
5. Mesa, Arizona

5 Jobs I've Had:

1. Wendy's employee (I'm not kidding)
2. Village Inn
3. Firehouse Pizzeria (for about 3 years!)
4. Online Magazine Editor/Writer
5. Ninth Grade English Teacher

5 Bad Habits/Qualities:

1. I've recently started biting my nails (I'm not just copying Ashley)
2. I forget everything unless I write it down
3. I'm getting addicted to blogging (Sorry again, Ashley : )
4. I'm really hard on myself about pretty much everything
5. Since I'm home all day alone with Mikey, there's no one to tell me how loud I've gotten (except our neighbors who recently told me they hear me singing to Mikey all day...oops)

5 Memories With My Family:

1. Going on trips to Canada and asking my mom if it was time for one of our treats and watching my dad talk out of the side of his mouth (inside joke)
2. Christmas Eve...the junk food, the pj's, the know the drill
3. Going backpacking in the Wind Rivers with my dad, Andrea and Tracy Brandt (D'Addabbo)
4. Playing the rhino game in the basement with my siblings
5. Camping and having my dad freak out about bears and rabid squirrels

5 Things People May Not Know About Me:

1. I hate emptying the dishwasher, dishes are fine, but putting them away is horrible for me
2. I still watch the disney channel sometimes (probably more than normal)
3. I would love to take Rachael Ray's job, even though I don't cook often, someday I'd like to. Maybe I'll add that to my list of what I'll do when I strike it rich...
4. I started going on this website,, and now I can't stop imdb'ing actors to see what other movies they've been in.
5. I seem quiet, but I'm pretty open and you pretty much know everything about me, that's why I don't have a fifth one.

I tag: Andrea Over, Emmy Daines, Veronica Bernard, Connie Burton, Ashley Heaps

Thursday, February 7, 2008

President Hinckley Tribute

My sister, Andrea, sent this President Hinckley tribute to me and I thought it was beautiful.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Caught In The Act

I was doing dishes this morning and realized Mikey was no longer in my view. I went into our bathroom to find he had gotten into the cupboard. We had to have the "don't play with matches" talk a lot sooner than I expected.