Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wimpy Work Out

I tried this new work out video the other day and they were using weights. Well, I don't own any weights at the closest thing to me that I could put in my hands was a pair of bunny beanie babies. 
Rich thought it would be hilarious to take a picture of me, and I have to admit, it is pretty funny.

FYI- I went out and bought a pair of weights that afternoon because I was too embarassed.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hot Chocolate Kind of Day

So maybe it really wasn't a hot chocolate kind of day... I mean, it still got to be over 75 degrees and our back door is open, but how Starbucks makes those kids hot chocolates they are never too hot. 
 Cara was LOVING her hot chocolate. She actually drank Ryann's too when Ryann was finished with hers. 
 Ryann was more concerned about the snowman cookie that she got to eat instead. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Festival of Lights

 Every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving there is a Festival of lights at our local Foothills park. This year was the first year we bought the girls tickets to go on rides!  They were in heaven. Bouncy house galore. They rode the swings, slides, train, and jumped to their hearts content. 
 After the fun, a bunch of motorcycles put lights up all over and get decorated for Christmas and they come do a little parade. The girls love it, but Rich loves it even more. 

Once again this year was a hit. What a fun thing for our little community to put together each year. 

Monday, November 26, 2012


Rich has been growing out this sweet baby for the month of November. 
I wouldn't be surprised if he kept it up until Christmas... we'll see. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Turkey Bowl

Rich told me this year that Thanksgiving is one of his favorite days of the year because of... Turkey Bowl.

Seriously? He always ends up sore and exhausted and tired and hurt.
This year was no different, but I am glad he enjoyed himself. 
 The girls cheered for him, just long enough for me to get some pictures and then they ran off to play at the park. 
 Here is Rich deep in talk with his team. 
 Ready to go.
Next year Rich needs a big Wagner family turkey bowl. Seriously. 
(and would it be too much to ask for some November weather? It was 85+ degrees out!)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Here is Ryann singing a Thanksgiving Medley of songs. She was a little under the weather singing this (see yesterdays post), but she still did a great job.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Tale of a Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Last night Ryann threw up. Like wake up from a dead sleep and start puking all over. 
We cleaned her up, changed her sheets, said a prayer, and she fell back asleep.
Awhile later she started puking again. She looked at me and said, 
"I don't understand why this is happening. I got a shot so I wouldn't throw up (flu shot). I also said a prayer that I wouldn't throw up anymore and I am still throwing up."
I look at her with a hole in my heart and I say gently, "Well Ryann, sometimes we still throw up because there is something in our body that needs to get out."
She looks at me and says, "like if you eat something bad? Like something off the ground?"
Pause... waiting for her to explain...
"Like today at school when I ate a ham and cheese sandwich that I found on the ground at school?"
(Um yes Ryann, that gross dirty sandwich you found on the ground probably gave you food poisoning! UGH. Seriously. Have I not taught her anything in 5 years???)
So we had a long talk about eating healthy food and that she should eat only the lunch mom or dad packs for her, after awhile her stomach settled down and she fell back asleep.
She has puked 3 more times since then, but puke free since like 7am. Now off I go to clean the carpet for the 4th time to get out all of the smell. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Little Kid

Another one of the million reasons I love my husband. He still sleeps with his stuffed animals. Okay, not really, but these do decorate his side of the bed (along with a giants pillow pet) when he makes the bed.
When I make the bed they aren't there... but isn't that Giant's panda cute? It was his when he was a little boy.  Love it.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Grandma Mingo's House

We spent our monday night family night at Grandma Mingo's house. I sent the girls on a "wild goose chase" and they searched the backyard for about 10 minutes looking for a wild goose. It was awesome. 
Instead Ryann found a flamingo which she then pretended to ride around the house with.
My cute girls.
Thanks for the fun night!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Blog Slacker

This has probably been my worst month at blogging ever. It is getting ridiculous. I have lots of excuses, most that end up with babies being born... like 31 last month! And this month I am already at 21. Wowza. 
 Also an excuse is I am trying to spend a lot more time with my girls. My new schedule lets me get off work a little earlier most days and I truly just am in love with my girls. They are my best friends and I love listening to them and having downtime with them. Even if it is us just lying on the floor in our messy bedroom watching a movie. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Walmart had these umbrellas on sale for $3 the other day... so I had to get some. The girls have rainboots and have been asking for umbrellas for a long time. 
Now if only we could get some real rain and real puddles!

 Trying to catch rain in their mouths. 
 This last picture is proof that there was some rain... little sprinkles. 
Maybe we will get some in Napa when we are home for the holidays.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Hike: Daddy's Hill

Today when we were getting ready to go on our Sunday hike the girls asked to go on "daddy's hill."
Turns out that it the hill right next to our house. So we walked 30 steps from our front door and hiked up the hill. 
 We hiked and hiked and we lasted for over an hour. When we finally decided to come down off the ridge we ended up 3/4 of a mile from the house on the street. It was quite a little adventure. I am hoping the girls sleep well tonight. 
This bottom picture of Cara is when Rich said, "Lets take a break. She just plopped down right there and sat for a minute. Then jumped back up, ready to go.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hair Done

Rich and I had busy schedules today, so I took Cara with me for the first little bit of getting my hair done. I love that there is someone I can go to when I need my hair done, especially when Devyn is so far away!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Family pictures

Not the best picture quality, but I finally got my family pictures printed and hung up in my house. They are so cute and look so good. I have 2 huge pictures that are going to be hung in the girls' room as well. 

 Now I just need to get some printed for my mom... 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What We Do

One of the things we love to do at our house is look through junk mail magazines. We love to look through oriental trading, BYU magazine, the Arizona nursing journal, lands end, etc.  
But our favorite is:
Sees Candy!
We go through and pick out all of the chocoaltes that we want to eat. 
I am not sure why we torture ourselves like that. But the girls have fun doing it, so we continue.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Best Friends

I asked Cara today who her best friends were. Here is her list....
"Miss Teddie"
(Miss Teddie is her preschool teacher.)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Recap

Our Halloween went like this.  Cara woke up super early yelling "HAPPY HALLOWEEN!"
Then we hurried through the daily routine in the morning and got the girls off and off to work for a half day. I was dressed as a witch and it was so much fun to be in costume.
Then I ran a few errands, hurried home to Rich and Ryann and then Rich and I headed off to parent teacher conferences. 

Seriously, I was nervous. Big time. What would she say? What if Ryann wasn't smart enough? Or she was the naughty kid, or the one who picks her nose or farts all day long?

Turns out she is great. "Very respectful" is what our teacher kept saying over and over again. Phew. She never makes excuses and she is always aware of what she should be doing (even if she isn't doing it)  and she is easily redirected. She is learning how to solve conflict on her own and she is really fun to have in class. 
However, she is occasionally distracted and that usually makes the teacher laugh out loud, because her distractions are over butterflies or rainbows or feathers. Oh yeah, and she colors everything instead of doing her work sometimes. And everything she colors is a rainbow. 

Overall her reading is where it should be by the end of kindergarten :) (proud mommy moment) and her math is where it should be for right now, so hopefully we will just watch her grow and grow this year.  We are so proud and I am so happy that she isn't the nose picker either. 

After parent teacher conferences we decided to get dressed in our costumes and take some pictures. 
 Cara was not very happy about it. 
 Ryann had a lot more fun with it.  
Then we went trick or treating in our little neighborhood, daddy and Ryann then went back to our house to pass out candy and Cara and I went to visit the Bakers (a yearly tradition). Then we went home and went to bed. Very low key, very nice.