Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Chicken

Thanks to a wonderful family in our ward, our girls got to take their pictures with the Easter Chicken again this year. You think by now they would know how to take a decent picture... oh wait, maybe it is me who hasn't learned how to take a decent picture. Oops. 
 They love this thing and made us drive by a couple times this year in order to see it. 

 Hope everyone had a happy Easter, we have a lot more pictures to come. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Hike

This has been a family tradition since Ryann was born. 
2 Years ago when Auntie Devyn came and Uncle Rob was there too. 
This year we made it up and back in good time. 
 No toys were brought on the hike, no whining happened, and only towards the very end did we have to carry Cara for a couple minutes. 

 Both girls dressed themselves in their best hiking gear... with Minnie Mouse shoes of course!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

One of those days

Today was one of those pregnancy hormone days. 
I woke up annoyed. 
Then I went to the hospital for a bright and early morning at 6:30.
From there I headed straight to the office for patients. Turns out the doctor was running an hour behind so I had to help with those patients too.
Then at noon we were having a baby shower/potluck for my medical assistant. I didn't finish my patients until 12:20. 
Then I had a peer review meeting (which means they look at every single chart to try and find mistakes that you have made over the past year of delivering babies) that started at 12:30. It turned out fine, but super stressful to be put on the spot for a patient 8 months ago and try to explain all of your actions. That finished at 2.

Then I went back to the baby shower to try to get some left over food and some of the 4 layer pinterest inspired cake that I had made for the baby shower... Everyone was gone. The food was gone. The Cake was also gone. I didn't get a piece or even a picture of how pretty it turned out. 

So I drove home. I walked in the door and Rich asked me an innocent question. HOW DARE HE ASK ME A QUESTION!!!???

That was all I could handle. So I took Ryann and we headed out for some R&R.
 AKA, pedicures.

 Don't you wish it solved everything? It certainly made things better, but I am still on edge, still tired, swollen, and I have an achy back. But, I was able to make it through dinner and baths. Not sure if I will make it to bed time, but I will certainly try, because Ryann and I have matching toes.

Monday, March 25, 2013

High Heels

Ryann wore her new high heels yesterday to church. She got them in the mail from Auntie Devyn. 
 She almost fell down the stairs when she was wearing them, but I couldn't convince her to take them off. She did do really good wearing them on flat surfaces though. 
 This is the sweet auntie who sent them to her! Love you and miss you Auntie Devyn and Baby Hazel.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Ryann wore her tiara to church today. She also gave her first talk. 
And we let her play angry birds during sacrament meeting. Oops.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Favorite Picture

Here is one of my favorite pictures of Ryann from Disneyland. Her love of Horses follows her to Disney.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

St Patrick's Day

 I forgot to post on St Patrick's day about our visit from the leprechaun. Mommy was making pancakes and eggs and when I turned around I would come back and they would be green!  Also, the table had green sprinkles and green milk and even shamrocks on the napkins. 
What a silly leprechaun.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hungry Hippos

 Occasionally we like to play games in our house (okay, ALWAYS we like to play games in our house!)
So Cara asked if we could play Hungry Hungry Hippos. She got second place like 5 too many times so she decided to throw a fit. 

 Thankfully Rich and Ryann were willing to pose for the camera. 

Cara, not so much. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

24 Weeks

Is it bad that I cropped out the messy part of my house for this picture?
I guess I could say that I had to crop out a lot... Oh well, these days I am okay with some mess. 
Or a lot of mess, depends on how long I have been on call!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring is Here

We interrupt the Disneyland posts for a little 90 degree weather action here in Phoenix!  We busted out the matching swim suits (oh gosh these girls love to match!) and the kiddie pool.  Wahoo!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cara's Favorites

Cara had fun at Disneyland too, even though she was 1inch too short for almost every ride!  Thats okay, this mom was more than happy to sit out for most all of the rides. 
She did love the hotel, jumping on uncle Zach, and playing with her cousins. 
She liked wearing her princess dress and the one on one time with mom and dad.  
She loved her new shoes from Auntie Devyn. 

And she was not a fan of throwing up. I guess that is what happens when you eat a whole bag of doritos, run around the park, mom forces you to eat Macaroni and cheese, and then you ride on winnie the pooh.
 Thanks Disney... they wouldn't even let me help clean up. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rich's Favorites

Here are a couple instagram pictures from Rich... showing the highlights of his trip to Disneyland:
 No more tortilla factory... it has been replaced by the Gharadelli Chocolate Factory... 

 Ryann and Daddy. 
 He took about 1000 pictures of himself on rides. I only picked one where he thought he was fabulous. 
Daddy and his princess again. He did spend a lot of one on one time with Cara too, but she doesn't like to take pictures when there are too many other things to look at!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Weeks 22 and 23

Between weeks 22 and 23 let me give you a run down of what I ate:
1 bag of sweet tart jelly beans
couple hand fulls of cadburry mini eggs
half a bag of startbust jelly beans
3 cinnamon rolls
2 hot chocolates
Gharadelli chocolates
2 pieces of birthday cake
4 pancakes
4 donuts
part of a dole whip float
Corn dog
1 ice cream cone
 I vaguely remember something about trying to eat healthy... but come on, I was at Disneyland. And don't you burn all the calories that you eat from standing in line? I mean, walking all over the park?
I do think I will stop talking about food though, because I am a little hungry right now, and that never leads to good things at 9pm.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Say Cheese!

I love how big these kids are getting!  This is when we were standing in line waiting to ride the rockets at Disneyland. Addie, Ryann, Dean and Cara. 
 It is funny to think that Cara is older than Addie by 10 weeks, and Dean by 13 months. My little skinny minnie needs to put on some chub. I really just think this girl has too much passion for life to sit still for more than a minute to eat some food. 

I also love that Ryann wore her purse almost the entire trip. She had her autograph book in there with her pen and some money.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

These Two

These two kiddos melt my heart. Ethan is so good to his little cousin Ryann and Ryann just adores him. They had so much fun running around together. They both ate turkey legs, went on the Matterhorn, and rode the cars ride together.