Monday, June 30, 2008

Indecisive...Which Bag?

I am having a hard time finding a diaper bag that I like, and because I'm so indecisive I'm asking for your opinion. So I'm going to take your vote out of my two favorites, and want you to leave your vote as a comment.

1) The Petunia Pickle Bottom Glazed Boxy Backpack


2) The Storksak Pewter Hobo Bag

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Long Summer's Day...

On Thursday, I had a doctors appointment that morning. Hurray, I'm actually dilating this time and we scheduled the induction with the hospital for the 14th. When I came home, we had a few hours to kill before we had to drop Madelyn off at my sisters to go up to girls camp for the bishopric dinner. We drove downtown to Ty's work and waited out front while he made a few calls to clients, then spontaneously we decided to ride TRAX in the free fare zone to Gateway since Madelyn loves trains. She was so excited about it. Then we had lunch at Costa Vida, got my ring cleaned at J. Brooks, which is just about too tight now with the swelling of pregnancy, and headed towards the fountains. Madelyn got sprayed right in the face while looking down at one; she had more fun watching the show with the music with her dad. Then I scored a pair of sunglasses at Forever 21 for $5.80. We rode the train back to Ty's work, dropped Madelyn off and headed up to Heber Valley Camp already tired. When we pulled up to the campgrounds Ty had to help me squeeze my tennis shoes on and tie them for me because I couldn't bend over, then we hiked down and then up another hill to eat dinner, then sit on a wooden bench for 2 hours listening to singing trees and speakers, which would have been lovely if I wasn't pregnant. I'm in YW's and was kind of sad when I found out that I couldn't go being pregnant, but after being there for dinner, talks, songs, desert and testimony meeting around the campfire until 11:30 pm, I was done! As soon as I got in the car, I ripped off my shoes, socks, and sweatshirt, lay my seat back, and turned up the AC for the drive home. What a day. I'm just surprised I didn't go into labor that night. Here are a few pictures from the downtown adventure.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sandy fun!!!

Yesterday I went to my sister's house. We were all in her backyard. The kids had their swimming suits on because they were in and out of the kiddie pool. Madelyn and her cousin Annie went down to the sandbox to play. I happened to look down and see Annie thinking that she had taken her swimsuit off, and when I went to see what was going on...and this is what I found. The girls were filling up their swimsuits with sand. My sister and I grabbed our cameras. It was hilarious! The best part is that we had them stand up, Annie's waddling with what looked like a sagging pregnant belly, and Madelyn looked like she had big rolls around her tummy and couldn't even stand up because it was so heavy. When she finally got up, she was pulling on her swimsuit, and sand was pouring out the legs. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Enjoy the clip!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Attempting to leave the house...failed.

The further along that I get in this pregnancy the harder everything has become...getting out of the house is one of those things. I had just gotten us all ready to leave for errands and told Madelyn to go downstairs to go. I ran around upstairs picking up quickly and making her bed and came downstairs to get her in the car and go, and this is what I found...

Needless to say, we didn't leave for a few more hours. Madelyn is sleeping in a bed now and so she is getting up a lot earlier, which is hard. However she's doing great in her bed. I'll post some pictures soon of her new room.

Fun with the Hose

On Saturday I mowed the lawn, yes 35 weeks pregnant because Ty's back has been bothering him and I wanted to get it done. Madelyn came out side with me and after I was done I let her play in the hose. She ended up soaking me and herself. It was pretty funny.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just Being a Kid!

Our friends, Alex and Liz have a big blow up bouncer like you play in at the jumping places and Madelyn loves it. She always is saying, "Alex, bouncer." Last night we had a bounce session in the backyard. When Madelyn bounces in it, she gets this crazy, staticky hair. Here are a few photos that Liz took.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Fun with the girls in St. George!

We decided to take a girls trip with the kids to St. George this last week as one last out before the baby comes. Mandy and Anna and myself and Madelyn drove down on Memorial Day night and stayed through Friday. We met Marissa and her little family down there on Tuesday and went boating at San Hollow. We had a lot of fun. Madelyn and I even rode the tube, yes I know at 33 weeks pregnant, not the best thing, but it was actually really fun and she didn't want to get off. Then Josh took all of us to dinner that night at the Pizza Factory, and after we went to Nielsen's Frozen Custard. The next three days, Mandy and I and the girls had a lot of fun going to the pool, visiting a few different water play areas and parks, watching movies, shopping, eating treats, and relaxing. Here are a few photos from the trip.
On the boat.
Madelyn and I tubing.
Marissa and Mandy tubing.
Madelyn crashed on the boat.
Gotta love Nielsen's Frozen Custard.
The girls and their pacifiers. Madelyn also insisted on wearing the life jacket around.
At the St. George Historic splash pad...

Madelyn did this for about 45 minutes...filled up the bucket in the waterfall and dumped it off the edge, over and over.
At the Hidden Valley park/splash pad.
Thanks Mandy and Anna for a fun trip!