^ I head up the RS weekday activities for my neighborhood. Our committee did such a wonderful job for our RS Birthday celebration. :)
^We had teriyaki chicken with rice, green salad, and fruit salad.
^Then at each table center, 8 women made cakes to share. They did a great job decorating and they tasted wonderful too! The theme for the night was "The worth of "soles" is great"...it was a shoe theme. The sister in my ward that spoke, wrote a fabulous talk to go along with our theme. I love to see things come together. I'm go grateful for my neighborhood friends.
^Ed took Sarah up to ski again. She is getting more confidence and doing well!
^Jenn had an unexpected visit back to UT from NYC. Funerals are never the best reason for a surprise trip, but we were all glad to see her. :) We loved getting together for Jenn and miss her.
March 8- Madison turns 2!!
^Kai sporting the sombrero we got in Mexico- and his undies. ;)
^My baby is growing up! I have a love/hate relationship with Madison getting older. She could be my last, so it seems harder to let go of the baby in her.
^I made this cake for Sarah's 2nd birthday as well, but I think it was more fitting for Madison. She loves cows especially and farm animals. Worth the repeat for sure!
^Madison loved the attention when we sang to her.
^She figured out just what we wanted her to do. Blow out the candle and make a wish!
^I held out on sugar much longer for the other two kiddos. This one has a strong liking for it already. No hesitation. She knows what's up. :)
^Wanted some pictures with my girl.
^So wonderful to have supportive family and friends! Madison treats some of them like a second mom. :) She is not shy one bit! She is so smiley and welcoming to most.
^Thank you for celebrating Madison with us and also for the gifts everyone!
^A Madison sandwich before we lift for Stake Conference.
^Celebratory ice cream at Letherby's afterwards with friends. What a great day!
^Always cool! Even in bed. :)
^A new baby for her bday.
^St. Patty's cookies for the month. Love the rainbow addition this year.
^The dinner group continues on. Loving it! I made chicken broccoli alfredo.
Madison had her 2 year old check up.
Head: ?cm (16%)
Height: 32 inches (9%)
Weight: 22lbs 15oz (8%)
Kai at 2yrs:
Weight: 30lbs 8 oz (80%) Height: 36.5 inches (93%)
Sarah at 2yrs:
Weight: 29lbs (77%) Height: 36.5 inches (93%)
Madison is such a joy! She is mostly happy, but starting to show her 2 year old independence tantrums here and there. She is definitely our pickiest eater. She prefers anything sweet, and she likes meat. Takes after her mom. :) She had one shot at her check up and looks healthy in every way. She is moving up the charts, but she's still a lightweight. She loves to sing. She sings "abc's" now and "let it go" of course. She is starting to count to 10. She plays great alone. She's in bed between 7-8pm and up sometime around 7am. She naps between 12-2 for a couple hours. No interest in potty. Loves her giraffe blanket. Binki's just during naps and bed. We'll take them away soon. I'm so much less rigid with this child. She must be the youngest. :)
^I was in CA when they played their championship game and won it, but I played with them quite a bit to feel the pride. :) GO Ladies! Our stake took 1st!
^I thought September was my last hair trip to CA, but then my sweet client Madeline(top left) offered to fly me out to CA with some miles she had in exchange for hair services. Happy to accommodate! I booked myself up for a couple days and visited with friends in the evenings. :)
^Kaylynn and Brook showed me a good time with a toast and some dancing. :) Always quality with them!
^Ed being a good daddy and snuggling our Madison while she missed her mommy for a few days. :) Thanks babe!
^Rebecca and I spent a day catching up. Always a treat!
^Back at home some neighbors relieved Ed for an hour or so, just because, and played with our kids. Such awesome neighbors that are so good with our kids! Lucky!
^Sweet Michelle let me use her kitchen for doing hair again. So sweet to share her space. Her kids give up their room, she feeds me and visits...I am undeserving. :) Thanks Michelle!
When I got home I was thrilled to see my family and grateful to not have to make dinner since my dinner group friend provided a delicious, cute St. Patty's themed meal for us! (I missed getting a pic of my kids in their cute green! I'm cheesy like that and hate to miss those festive plans. Next year.)
^Since the babe is turning to toddler and turned 2, we are starting to take away the baby-ness. :( Mads had her last bottle. I'm just as sad as she is. Weird to think it could be my last use of bottles....unless Ed gets his way... ;)
^Some of my Michelles. :) (Yeates and I showed up matchy). A wonderful night out with some book club friends and our husbands. We went to dinner and then to the movie "Divergent"- our book club book. I thought it was great. I'm not hard to please. Throw in a little teen romance and I'm all giddy! Give me more!! ;)
^Sarah and her kitty Auzi. They go everywhere together. :)
^Needed a change. Not the best pic (I'm no good at selfies) but my hair is a deep red with a little pinkish/red strip. Always switching' it up!
^I took this picture thinking this vacuum would be a good new addition to our household. Silly I know. I was wrong. My other one died and then my research failed me. Cleaning excites me, however, I took this out of the box and it didn't work. I have a feeling it's going to be a headache and a loss of money trying to resolve the issue. I've had better cleaning days!
^Ed went up and skied. Nice pic. :)
^Our car needed some repair. It got a boo boo while we were in Cancun. ;) Looks good as new.
^Ed suggested I go up the mountain with he and Sarah since I hadn't been for 7 years. (Last time I went was in Denver when I was pregnant with Sarah!) I'm glad it worked out. :) It didn't take long to relearn how to ride a snowboard. ;) I was the only one on a board but we had a great time. The weather was decent and Sarah took a leap for her 6th time up. She got much faster and daring, going through trees and such with neighbors and cousins we saw on the slopes.
^Our friends, Mike and Michelle Spens were up there with their family. We spent a good part of the day with them. Sarah and Taya.
^We also saw Uncle Stewart and our cousins there and spent a little time.
^Sunday morning movie snuggles.