Monday, December 14, 2009

Two posts in ONE day!

Not a whole lot to say about these pictures. Just some fun!

Three things we learned during FHE tonight:

1. Scott and I were never meant to be architects, designers or anything of the sort. Ryan wanted to make a barn and thank goodness for that because we couldn't get the 4th wall to stay up. I also wish we could say that we gave Ryan the freedom to decorate however he wanted...but this was all me and Scott....

Because All Ryan wanted to do was eat the candy! This will be one of those blackmail pictures in 15 years...trying to say cheese but his mouth was too full of gumdrops.

2. Macey has a REALLY sensitive gag reflex. She threw up after Scott squirted Redi-Whip in her mouth. Poor kid...doesn't know what she's missing. Here she is finger painting with it instead.

3. FHE is fun :) Here are the babies hugging and admiring 'their' handiwork

One last thing....Can someone please tell me how Macey starts the day so cute:

(I know I already posted this picture)
...and then 12 short hours later looks like this? No sweater. No barrette. No pants actually. One sock. From now on the camera only comes out before naptime and definitely before the nightly chase/wrestle/tickle routine begins.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My Little Monster

I usually don't do the cheesy posts, but I can't help it. I am so obsessed with Macey right now. When she was born, I bonded with her immediately. I wanted her in my hospital room the whole time and just couldn't get over her. Now 16 months later, I know why that bond was so strong....because she DRIVES ME CRAZY and I still love her :) Seriously, her little smile makes me smile in a way that nobody else's does...but she also makes me more mad than anyone else. Let me explain:

She is CRAZY. She wrestles with Ryan and body slams him to the floor. My house used to be so quiet until she started engaging Ryan in screaming contests (which make us laugh pretty hard). She climbs on, in, under (anything but around) everything. She can ransack cupboards, drawers, toy chests faster than anything. She pinches, pushes and then screams and tells on Ryan whenever he gets mad at her.

On the flip side, she gives the BEST hugs. snuggles right in. She gives kisses a lot. For every pinch she gives Ryan, she gives him a million kisses. (Ryan says multiple times a day, “Oh Macey just loves me.”) Her giggle is insanely contagious. She is such a dramatic girl...the other day she got her shots and the rest of the day she pointed to her legs and whimpered lol. Last but not least...she is just so darn fun. She has added a whole different dimension to our family and we laugh so hard because of her.

Here is her cute little self all dressed up the other day after church.

We got Ryan a race track for Christmas...which he found about 2 weeks ago. I told him we had to ask Santa if he could open it. For about a week after that, every time Scott came home from work Ryan screamed "Is it santa?". After running to the door and seeing it wasn't, he said, "Oh. You're not Santa. You're just daddy." Then hunched his shoulders and sulked. So we caved and gave it to him early lol. But Ryan and Macey will play with it forever so it was a gift worth giving! (although you can't see it, Ryan has the remote and they are zipping cars around in this picture)

Apparently nursery in our new ward is pretty fun. Macey wants DESPERATELY to go. In fact, she spends about 2 hours on sundays sitting outside the door knocking to get in. When I do actually get her to go to class with me she cries and begs to go out to the nursery door. When I picked Ryan up the other day I found him a little in hair a mess, shoes off, socks off, tie (or tag as he calls it) off, coat off...face beat red. He didn't want to leave. Sounds fun to me lol. Thank goodness for nursery.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Two Holidays Later...

I realize it is December. However, I thought that I lost my camera (which I didn't) and so I just now got pictures from Halloween and Thanksgiving from family members. I also realize that this blog in general epitomizes my sense of punctuality :) But anyway...Here are a few:

My little Tinkerbell. She was so Trunk-or-treat she was off in the corner twirling in her skirt all by herself in her own little world. I can't help but laugh at her sometimes. Most of the time, actually.

My very grumpy football player. What kid gets mad about having to go trick-or-treating?!?

The only picture of the cousins we could get: Cole, Macey, Adria, Grandma Offhaus and Ryan
Devouring their goods. Not only did they dump out every toy bin, but they came right inside and dumped their candy everywhere. They already had a stash of wrappers beside them by the time I found them.

But honestly, my family was in town so my sisters and I were too busy doing more important things to realize the TEN POUNDS of candy our kids ate when we all got home.

Exhibit A.

I LOVE this picture. One of my favorites of Macey...ever. For those of you who have never met her, this is Macey in a nutshell. If I could just bottle up this cute, pudgy, rascal of a face forever I would.
She is giggling at Ryan...and showing him her candy she is chewing. Such a lady she is...

I think she was hiding candy in her mouth...but seriously, it was 2 months ago so who knows.

Scott's side of the family at Thanksgiving.'s all I've got.