Thursday, March 26, 2009

Benji and Alex

I'm becoming good friends with a gal from my ward who has 4 kids.... Zach, Abbie, Alex who is 3 and Benjamin who is 2. Alex and Benji spend lots of afternoons at our house playing and we LOVE them!

Today paisley was calling Benji, "benji-mon", So Funny!

Time with Daddy

I have really been loving Jason job lately. Spring has hit and it has been so much fun having him around a lot. He works really great hours and can do work from home some mornings. I snapped this picture of Paisley and him sleeping this morning.
Paisley now sleeps in a 'big girl bed' all night, up until about 6 a.m. when she comes to our bed to 'cuddwle daddy mommy'.

When night time tubby time comes around, it's usually a mommy job. Last night Jason gave her a bath, put on PJ's and even blow-dried her hair because she was shivering.

Monday, March 23, 2009

My Projects

Spring is here! Not having an 'out of the house job' has started to take it's toll on me, so I decided to get moving on my spring, baby and home improvement projects. Here are a few.
1. Paint the outside windows of the house... we are 3/4 of the way there!

2. Paisley's Bird Mobile for her bedroom. I have finished sewing 5 birds and am going to get more fabric today. It will look so sweet hanging from her ceiling! Each bird has cost about 40 cents in fabric and stuffing, the twigs from the yard and fishing line from the tool box. A similar mobile sells on ETSY.COM for about $150! Yay me!

3. Clean out garage and organize ALL Sorage- DONE !

4. We've been on the lookout for a pair of dressers for the past few weeks. I remembered a pair of white ones that used to be used in our old house when I was little. My dad gladly gave them to me and I will be refinishing them... yay! Pic's to come.
5. Paining paisley's room and a mural abover the bed. The walls are panneling, so I couldn't buy the stick on decal shown in the pic, so I will hand paint it.

6. Potty Training? Working on it :)

I sent my Memory Card for my camera through the washer, so sorry for the lack of pictures.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Time out for Women

Time Out for Women is a womens Conference put on by Deseret Book. It's much more casual than, say, BYU Education Week or Womens Conference in April, but just as uplifting. The speakers are mostly authors and musicians and were really great. I went with a with a few women from my new ward, including my 2 sister-in-laws and mother-in-law. It was a long car ride to Denver on Friday and a long ride home on Saturday for a pregnant ME, but was worth it. Jason was way excited to have some bonding time with Paisley! He and Pay-pay and Kenneth even spent all day Saturday builing me a bed frame for my bedroom.

The tour will be hitting places like Logan and Pocatello along with various places across the US this year, so it might pay to check out their tour schedule.
The tickets were $47 when purchased in advanced, but when purchased far in advance with a group of 5 they go down further. I'd love to go back with my mom and sisters when the tour is in Logan or Pocatello.

My favorite presenter by far was Deanne Flynn. She was hillarious and did an amazing job showing us how being good mothers was not about appearances and making it to lessons and 'a busy woman = a righteous woman', but instead slowing down and making some sacrifices to be around eachother more.
All of the talks about motherhood had me more often thinking about my mom than myself as a mother. I love my mother and this weekend had me really missing her, my dad and my sisters.

Today, as chief executive nose-wiper, schedule-keeper, and bedtime story teller for her seven children, DeAnne feels she's earned an advanced degree in "Managing Busy Lives". She is the author of The Time-Starved Family: Helping Overloaded Families Focus on What Matters Most.