Friday, June 27, 2008

Just call 9-1-1!

So... I'm trying to do that good mom thing and take each of the kids out individually on a date with mom. We drew names and Sydney came up first so we went to Target where she picked out a stuffed dog and a couple mini-dogs with her money. Who'd have thunk it huh? She is such an animal lover! We went to lunch at her favorite place - Cafe Rio, picked out a treat for her sisters and headed home. It was way fun. I love some one on one time! No prob!

Yesterday was McKenna's turn. We headed to Old Navy where my cell phone rang about 3 times. Sydney was babysitting with her friend Emilia. Brigham was asleep so they really only needed to watch Izzy. I was getting frustrated that they needed to call so often, until Sydney called and told me that Izzy had dialed 9-1-1! I kind of didn't believe her because Izzy hasn't ever called anyone and I figured maybe she had dialed some random numbers then hung up. I was wrong. She then called after the police had left. EEK!! I am just waiting for Child Protective Services to show up. So McKenna and I hurried to figure out which clothes she wanted to buy with her the way, she picked the cutest outfit! We hurried to Target and she got some flip-flops then rushed to Smart Cookie where we got the yummiest treats and a few sugar cookies to bring home. So when I get home I tell Sydney she had obviously tried to be a good babysitter and could have a cookie to share with Emilia while I talked to Izzy about "crying wolf". Isabel is heartbroken she can't have a cookie with pink frosting and amid the tears she tells me that Syd had told her to call.....wait just a second!!! Are you telling me you were doing what you were told??? So to make my long story a bit longer...Sydney got frustrated and sarcastically told Izzy that maybe she should dial 9-1-1 if she was so upset and well, Izzy did what she was told for the first time in her cute life. So neither of them got cookies until much, much later. They got a strict lecture and a memorable experience! My mom said I would laugh later but the truth is I was laughing at the time! I just had to put on the so serious face and let them know what was up then laugh my head off later. Can you just see sweet Sydney's face when she answered the door for the policeman?

Now Izzy is wondering when her date is? I'll fill you in on where we end up for that one!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Mommy Tag

Sydney was tagged by Ainsley and Quaid to answer 20 questions about my mommy. Isabel had to join in so here's both of their answers. Sydney is listed first, then Izzy.

1. What is something mom always says to you? Do your chores. Get into bed.

2. What makes mom happy? When I give her breakfast in bed. Give her roses.

3. What makes mom sad? When I use her paper that I am not supposed to use. When I run off

4. How does mom make you laugh? When mom tickles us. Tickle me.

5. What was mom like as a child? She had curly hair. Playing soccer.

6. How old is your mom? Something in the 30's or 20's. 16

7. How tall is your mom? 35 inches. 15

8. What is your mommy's favorite thing to do? Stamp. Play Mario Galaxy and help people make ice cones with McKenna

9. What does your mom do when you're not around? Go on a date with Dad. Get scared.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Singing. Dancing.

11. What is your mom really good at? Stamping. Playing soccer ball when she was little.

12. What is your mom not very good at? Fighting. Playing football.

13. What does your mom do for her job? In unison they said Stamping.

14. What is your mom's favorite food? Cheesecake. Bacon.

15. What makes you proud of your mom? When she does my chores. She's out of school.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? Daphne on Scooby Doo. Cinderella.

17. What do you and your mom do together? Go to the mall and get chicken nuggets. Shopping.

18. How are you and your mom the same? Our eyes. Our clothes.

19. How are you and your mom different? She has black hair and I don't. My hair is yellow and her hair is black.

20. How do you know your mom loves you? Because she buys me lots of animals. So much.

We tag Payson Schneider, Hatch Carter, Ethan White, and Lindsey Jordan

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Mom Style

One last funny for the day...
The older girls were headed to a party for the premiere of Club Rock. I love that their life still revolves around the latest Disney channel stars. They headed out ..... and Izzy had a melt down! Screaming, upset, angry fit! She is sure she is old enough to just head out with them.

Now mind you...I had bought candy that she picked out, popcorn, chips and dip, the works...and I was planning my own little party with her. The stinkin' show didn't even start until 9:00 so she will be up way late and I was way tired but I wanted to have a fun little night with her. That's fine and good until the girls left! That was great but now she doesn't want to be stuck here at home with me.

My favorite exclamation from the night....

"I just don't like parties that are Mom Style!"
What is that?!?!?
What does that mean?!?!

I think I am a pretty cool mom.
I mean I love my convertible car, I have a spark of RED in my hair and I even make it into a faux-hawk some days, I love Maroon 5 but I'll listen to the Jonas Brothers and sing along, and I took her to the grocery store and let her get butter mints and dum-dum suckers!
I am thinking "Mom Style" is pretty cool and that's just the way I roll.
Or in other words...that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! this is just the CUTEST!

...and I am old. It's official! My friend since fifth grade, Kristen, called and her daughter is turning 16. WHAT?!?! I still ACT 16 half the time! Anyhow, Kristen is taking her to New York for her birthday. Yes...I am way jealous but I wanted to help her make something way fun. She wanted to do some kind of coupons and have her open them one at a time. The first coupon would just be about shopping and then they would give more hints until she finds out it's a trip to the big apple at the end. So she started with some supplies from Roberts in some colors she loved and we created this!!! AMAZING CUTENESS!!! I might just make one for myself to look at and pretend I am 16 and headed to New York myself. The inside of the book is envelopes with a pull tab and a long note to write a clue on. Kristen did the cute little rub ons and we aged the envelopes.

I had to add a little bling-bling! Did I mention that I love turquoise and brown together? Add some red and I am in LOVE!!


Do you remember trying to sell lemonade or punch for 10 cents when you were little? Well...things have progressed a little. McKenna decided to earn money this summer by selling snow cones. She tried lemonade before and she says it doesn't make enough. She's right. So she started with her manual ice shredder, plastic cups and spoons from the kitchen, and only 50 cents a cone. She sold out of all the syrup and all the ice in the house and still had customers. She decided it wasn't a bad gig so we headed to Target the next day to get a new ice shaver, a couple bags of ice, and more syrup. We ended up with the cutest double snow cone maker, cones, a ton of flavors, even snow cone holders and ....wait....even you remember those little plastic animals that came on the side of your ice cream cone? The monkeys were the best because you could use them to eat the ice cream. I used to get them at the A&W in Springville on Sundays with my root beer float. It should also be noted here that I was determined to name my first child, who would be a girl, root beer. McKenna is glad I grew out of that one I'm sure!

OK...back on subject...well, Target dollar aisle has them!! They think you could use them on your martinis so of course, in the heart of Utah, there are tons of them. People...this is a walk down memory lane! I had to buy some for when I have grandkids not just kids! I hope I remember where I put them years from now!

So, with all the fluff and stuff the neighbor said we should raise know they are new and improved. So...check out the sign! This is before she added a snow cone pass that costs $5.00 but you get all the snow cones you want for 2 whole days! She has taken a break for a couple of days but she has raked in the dough! I think I may need to get a job out in my front yard! It would have it's snow cones!!

One terrific teacher

McKenna had a special visitor today. Mr Baldwin was her reading and science teacher this last year at school. He retired at the end of the school year which made McKenna sad because he was so great.

He came by today and brought her a really special gift! He made her a walking stick with the neatest carvings. He carved her name and a book with reading and spelling by it. He also carved the most intricate face along with 4 hearts for 4th grade.

We will miss such great teachers but we are happy because he is serving a part time mission with his wife. Good luck Mr. Baldwin!

Friday, June 13, 2008


This is the before picture! Check out McKenna and her cute smile.... and now.....
Check out her cute smile after she cut 14 INCHES off her hair!! She donated once to Locks of Love when she was 4 and she decided to do it again!
I love her cute stacked A line cut. It is so dang cute and perfect for summer! Sydney decided she needed a change too...look at her before picture...
And now for the girlie of summer...Sydney looking a lot like the tween Mary Kate and Ashley. She loves when it bounces.
I didn't manage any before pictures of Isabel but she smiled almost all through the styling process on her fun hair. She is such a girlie girl. Then again they all loved going to the salon and came home feeling like little divas!

Check out those gorgeous model eyes!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Wanna see some more cute cards?

These are like way simple and still cute. I love the little bit of bling. Most of them are wedding but there are some plain ones too. Let me know if you want some...they are only $1 and include a blue envelope.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Popsicle season

Don't you just love summer?!?!? Check out the space between little Brig and the gals! Now look at the pictures below and you'll see why!! He LOVES a good popsicle, especially if it's orange and will make a HUMONGOUS mess!

I don't know if he got furious because I took the cardboard away from him to stop eating or because I brought him in the house for a bath! He was one angry little guy but cheered right up when he went back outside. Kenna and Syd have been so sweet to him...the take him about everywhere they go so he can play outside with them. He is one lucky little brother!

My favorite friend card...just about ever!

This card is easily one of my favorites...check out the tricky punched holes in the flower. LOVE IT! We made this one at club too. I have kits made up of these guys as well. I have pre-stamped or not. The pre-stamped are $11, the kit with one stamped card and the rest of the supplies ready for you to make are $8. Envelopes are included. You gotta love that little build-a-brad!


Check out how cute this little clipboard is!!! It is a perfect card/gift! I put our picture in mine and with the magnet on the back I put in on my magnet board. I have these available for $3 each already made and ready to give! Check out the other designs. Of course, if you are in my club you already made these. Which reminds me...if you are interested in joining a stamp club where you make fun stuff every month, let me know and I'll get you the details!

Color Challenge I am late on posting this one but you have to see the card I created based on this color challenge. I even used the little squares in the corner of the card! We made this one at club last month but I have some kits put together for sale too...just check the next post to see the card and the details

Another card kit

This is another card kit but this one is all stamped and ready for you to assemble. I have stamped a small orange star in place of the star eyelet so you can add the eyelet if you want or leave it as is. This one really is cuter in person! Because it is pre-stamped it is a bit more than the other kits that aren't. It's $11 and includes the envelopes.

Pocket card kit

I am finally getting around to posting some of the fun stuff I have been making. If you are in my club you have already seen this one. It really is adorable. I have made up some kits you can purchase that have 1 card all done and the supplies cut and ready for you to stamp and make 5 more cards. You will need your own adhesive, staples, and some stamps but it's all ready to make including envelopes. Cost is $8. If you want it pre-stamped it's $11 and you can choose the saying for the front. It can be a thank you, birthday, wedding...really you name it!

School's out!

SCREAM AND SHOUT!!!! I get SO excited when my kids are getting out of school. I miss them when they are gone all day and I love the relaxation of summer. Let's be also gives me a couple more hands, eyes, and voices to help with Brigham and Izzy. The greatest part of the last week of school was that Isabel graduated from preschool. It was so much fun to see her sing and do her part to boss everyone around. It was so darn cute. She is still a firecracker! Sydney and McKenna brought her some pink carnations...I don't know who was more excited, the girls to give them or Isabel to carry them around!