The girls blowing out their 19 candles!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The girls blowing out their 19 candles!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
If you can't find Tampico, it is along the Gulf of Mexico.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I rode down the big slide with Madi. Alex rode with Shaun. They had a great time.
Maisey stayed home with my mom during the festival (It was up close to 100 degrees). While we were taking her to my mom's house we got stopped by a road block of police cars. We were wondering what was going on. Was there a police stand off? Was there a fugitive in the area? Was there a bad accident ahead? Nope!!! Barrack Obama was coming to the Keizer Iris Festival. His motor brigade drove right by us! We could see him in his big black bus! So by the time we took Mais to my mom's he was already at the festival. Shaun shook his hand and took some really close up pictures. Even though we may or may not support him, it was still kind of cool to think that he would come to the LITTLE town of Keizer, OR.
The big black bus!
Obama--Pleasing the crowd!
His wifey, Michelle, visited also!
In other news...
I spoke in church today! I don't think it was very good though. It was all about finances. I prepared pretty well, but I didn't have much time to practice because of all the babysitting this weekend. Oh well, at least it is over and I don't have to speak on the Allegory of the Olive Tree like Shaun does next week! Thanks hun for letting me have the easier topic!
Also, church was pretty crazy cuz we took the two extra kiddos with us! After my talk I came back and sat by the zoo on the fifth row (you know, Shaun and three kids, one which was ours!) We left after Sacrament Meeting, but not before Shaun said that we aren't having anymore kids! It was pretty wild! I felt bad for those who came to Sacrament meeting to actually feel the spirit and learn something!
To end the post on a sad note... my uncle had a heart attack this morning. He is in Vegas too, so it's kind of a weird situation. Anyway, it just brings back memories of my dad and being in the hospital and stuff. I do not wish that upon any person in the whole world! It totally sucks, and I feel bad that my aunt and cousins have to go through this! Please keep them in your prayers!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
A few pictures of my wonderful mom!
Friday, May 9, 2008
We sat down for dinner tonight and we put Mais in her exersaucer. She gets all crazy in her exersaucer and bounces up and down and spins around. We said a blessing on the food and we said "Amen" afterwards. Maisey very clearly said, "Amen" after we said it. We thought it was so cute and funny, so Shaun said "Amen" again. And again she said it. We both kept saying it to her and she would repeat it. It was so funny. So besides Mama and Dada, her first word was Amen I guess.
She also ate a tulip today. I gave one to her to play with and I turned my back. When I turned back around, there were only 3 petals left on the tulip. Hopefully nothing was poisonous. But it must have tasted pretty good! (It probably just looked appetizing because it was pink) We will most likely find it in her diaper tomorrow!
Anyway, I am babysitting my cousin's two kids from May 1 to August 1. They are 6 and 3 and pretty wild and fun! It is Friday evening and I am still alive, so that means I survived my first week! Woohoo!!! It actually wasn't too bad. We did some fun things like make maracas for Cinco de Mayo, make puppets for our puppet show, and plant flowers for Mother's day. They always call Maisey "Baby Maisey" and they love to get up close and personal (i.e. always in her face!).
Maisey has also been working on her crawling a lot lately. She doesn't make it forward, but she can go pretty far backwards! Hey at least she's moving!
One more thing, if anyone is looking to indulge in a little dessert, I just ate the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sundae from Baskin Robbins. (I literally just threw the dish away 5 minutes ago) It was absolutely delicious. I have been craving this sundae since we moved here and we went last Wednesday night to get one but it was like free ice cream day or something and the line was out the door and around the building. So... tonight I FINALLY got it! Yay! :)
I hope everyone has a good weekend. Ours will be filled with shopping. I am on a hunt for a new swimming suit, so if anyone has seen anything cute lately... let me know!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Maisey is going to be a ball player! YAY!
They are ready to play catch...
... or fight for the ball!
I miss Tim and Jenny, but Maisey really, really, really misses Tori. They played together daily! Life is just boring now! We need to make some friends in Oregon.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Shaun is wearing his Master's hood. He looks like a Jedi or a Dark Sith. (He had to tell me what those were!)
Shaun and I just received our diploma covers! Woohooooo! Now we are waitin for the actual diplomas!
I love this picture with the pretty flowers! You can kind of see campus behind us!
Maisey and her Daddy! She was such a good girl in her dress and cap!
I ordered Maisey a graduation cap online! Of course it was pink. Her favorite color (because it is mine)! She thought she was so cute. Who could argue?
So I am kind of glad that all of the hassle is over, but we got some good pictures, ate some good food, and definitely made some memories.
BYU is a great place to go to school. We really enjoyed our years there, and we feel like it really prepared us for the next phase of our lives! Thanks BYU!!!