Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A visit

My sister Sarah and her son Miles came to visit us about 2 weeks ago, and I realized I hadn't blogged it yet. We had a great time visiting, and the kids had a great time playing, fighting, and learning each other's mischievous habits. Unfortunately I don't have anymore pictures because my camera BROKE during the visit. It took us a while to find the old camera so we were photoless for a while. While they were here we got the kids' portraits taken together (same time we got Kaiya's done). It was funny watching the photographer try to keep them posed and trying to get any possible good shots of them. I don't have any of the finished product, but the middle picture is a shot we took of them at the shoot. It was so fun having them here and we miss them already! (Seriously, Kaiya still goes around saying "Ra-rah" (Sarah) all the time).

Friday, June 20, 2008


I was peed on today... twice. The first happened when I was taking Kaiya's diaper off to sit her on the potty after her nap. She was standing right next to me and holding on, and before I got her on the potty I noticed my leg felt very warm. I then set her on the potty, trying not to freak out so I wouldn't freak her out. A few minutes later with a clap of the hands she said she was done so I lifted her off. She decided to give me a hug, and lo and behold I felt the warm sensation again! It's a good thing we love our kids, becuase sometimes they are really disgusting.

It's (finally) Summer!

We have been enjoying the newly warm weather for the past week. I wanted to post all of these events individually, but all of the sudden I had more to post than I had time for, so here are some of the highlights:

We visited the fish hatchery last weekend. It wasn't all that exciting, but the fish get huge! Apparently they used to grow to over 1500 pounds before they dammed the river and started a canal system. I tried to post a link to a picture of this famous sturgeon, but I can't seem to figure out how. Maybe if I figure it out later I will, otherwise, if you're interested do a google image search for "snake river sturgeon" and it's the second picture.

Kaiya played in the sprinklers one day. They were just on when we got home and she stood in the mist for a while and decided she liked it. She didn't want to get too close, but it was so cute watching her reaction to this new sensation.

Another day We got out Kaiya's wading pool and let her play. I had forgotten to fill it up earlier so the water would be warm, so it was pretty cold when I put her in. She sat down at first but then decided it was way too cold and that she'd much rather stand and play. She had a good time throwing the toys out of the pool and then climbing out to throw them back in. It's great that she's entertained by such small things.

The other day Patrick purchased a tent, so we decided to have a front yard campout. Some of you may be thinking, "but you hate camping". Well, this is true, but I have decided to give camping a second chance. So we slept out in the yard, and despite Kaiya going to bed nearly 2 hours late, she did really well falling asleep. The problem was that it got colder than we had anticipated during the night, so if you moved at all from your warm spot you could feel the chill, and she kept waking up about every half hour crying, then would fall back to sleep. But of course Patrick and I couldn't fall back to sleep quite as quickly. So at around 5 we decided to come back inside and get at least 2 hours of continuous sleep. It was kind of a fun experience, but due to the exhaustion felt the next day, an experience that I hope to enjoy only seldomly. But we're really excited that summer is upon us and that we can do so many new activities with Kaiya!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Thank You!

Patrick's grandma made this beautiful quilt for Kaiya. His mom also helped and got all the material. It's a quilt of kimonos (in case you couldn't tell) and we love it so much! Kaiya likes to walk on it and look at all the different patterns. Thank you Marta and Ginger!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Portrait Day

We finally decided to get Kaiya's portraits done, and despite the fact that they had to take 10 shots to get 2 good ones, they turned out pretty well. We got them at Kiddie Kandids and they did an awesome job. Kaiya's not much of a smiler for props, so we were worried that we wouldn't get any good ones, but we ended up with three good shots and in two she was even smiling. This is our favorite.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Alphabet Tag

I guess I'm a nerd, but I always want to do these tag things because they look like fun. So thanks Keri for "tagging" me. Here we go:

A. ATTACHED OR SINGLE? Attached to a wonderful husband and sweet little girl
B. BEST FRIEND? Patrick:)
C. CAKE OR PIE? Cake, but not too much frosting
D. DAY OF CHOICE? Sunday. It's usually hectic, but I always feel good on Sundays.
E. ESSENTIAL ITEMS? Chapstick, lotion, water. I dehydrate quickly.
G. GUMMY BEARS OR WORMS? Bears. Anyone who knows my inner workings will know why
H. HOMETOWN? Carson City, Nevada
I. INDULGENCE? Soft pretzels and ice cream... not together
J. JANUARY OR JULY? January! It's my birthday month:)
K. KIDS? The one and only Kaiya Belle
L. LIFE ISN'T COMPLETE WITHOUT? Family, the gospel, sweets, and a little chaos
M. MARRIAGE DATE? August 14, 2004
N. NUMBER OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS? 1 older brother and one older sister
O. ORANGES OR APPLES? Apples, Fuji apples to be exact
P. PHOBIAS OR FEARS? This goes back to question G. I had to pick bears becuase the other is a phobia... the real kind of phobia where complete terror overtakes me. If you care about me at all, never mention or come near me with one of those.
Q. QUOTE? I often see quotes I like, but can never remember them five minutes later
R. REASON TO SMILE? My daughter can make me smile 100 times a day, probably more. She's just so cute!
S. SUPERMAN OR WONDER WOMAN? Neither, not a super hero fan.
T. TAG 5 PEOPLE Okay guys, here we go... Stephanie, Elena, Ashley, Noelle, and Amy
U. UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: When I was in my first trimester with Kaiya, I wore a surgical mask to wash dishes. Kitchen smells made me so sick!
V. VEGETABLES? Love them!
W. WORST HABIT? Wasting time on the internet...
X. X-RAY OR ULTRASOUND? Ultrasound... you get to see your little one before she's born:)
Y. YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? chicken pot pie
Z. ZODIAC SIGN? Aquarius, but I'm not into that kind of thing and don't know anything about it.