Two Buddies

My two little buddies at one of our favorite places :) Annnabelle absolutury adores her Daddy! She follows him everywhere and the minute he opens the door, coming home from work.. you her here two little feet running towards the front door.


"NO! Daddy best"
"Daddy a prince, I'm a princess"
"i wove you Daddy, I wuv you soooo much"
"Daddy hold me"
When Brad was putting on his shirt the other day.. "That's an awesome shirt"
"I want Daddy water"
Lately, when she hears Brad coming she says, "Hide from daddy" It's really funny that she likes to hide from him and giggle the whole time.

Brad: "who is mommy?"
Annabelle: "wicked witch" (In my defence she does think the wicked witch in the movie is cool)
Brad: "who are you?"
Annabelle: "Princess Belle
Brad: "who am I?"
Annabelle: "Prince Charming
Brad: "Who is Baby June?"
Annabelle: "THE DONKEY!"

Looks like Baby June and I need to audtion for some better leading roles in Annabelle's stories!!! :)


Julia's Blessing


Unwind With Bath Time

My new favorite time with the girls is BATH TIME. Annabelle loves picking out her bubbles, right now she has Tinkerbell bubbles:) No matter how fussy Julia is I can throw her in the tub and it just seems to relax everyone... Including ME! Actually, her first laugh was in the tub when Annabelle was kissing her feet.

With two girls some days works like clock work. They nap at the same time with no big hassles. While they're asleep I get the laundry done with a cold diet coke and get caught up on the DVR. The girls wake up in good moods, dinner goes smoothly, bath time is fun, we read scriptures Annabelle listens, we say family prayers, then Brad and I watch our favorite cooking shows with some of my homemade cookies and ice cold milk. I go to bed thinking I have the luckiest job on the planet.

OK, then the next day the girls wake up early and unhappy. The day is filled with one too many poopy diapers. Baby Julia won't stop barfing ALL over me. The laundry is piling up (due to the barfy clothes) And the girls are both fighting to take their naps. The schedules are out the door and I feel like a failure. I wish I could go running to work off those cookies I had the night before but just feel too tired. The day has felt like eternity and I go to bed thinking, "well, I don't have to put on my Jammies because I've been in the ALL DAY!"

Well, my point of this is to say they're are good days with the bad. Being a mommy is hard work but so worth it. When Annabelle out of no where says, "I love you mommy" or "C'mon mommy dance with me" or when I see her being so cute with Julia it makes me so happy. I enjoy our new routine of bath time. What a way to end the day seeing your two cute girls smothered in tinker bell bubbles, laughing with each other.


My Sioux Chef

So, lately I've been having fun in the kitchen. I've even made a cooking blog. Not because I think I'm some amazing chef or anything, but it has been fun to try new things and take pictures of my creations. Although, my food pictures are just taken from my cell phone so nothing too fancy...but it has been fun. I wish I had the never ending food budget and kid free time to perfect my skills in the kitchen. I know that stage will come soon enough. So, for right now I can just do a little here and there. Today instead of putting Annabelle in front of a movie while I made some glamorous meal to blog about. I decided to take full advantage of our rainy, cold day together and make some good old chocolate chip cookies. I love my SIOUX CHEF:)



OK, Fall is here! Annabelle and I broke out the boots :) I love Fall for so many reasons. Both Brad and I celebrate our birthdays, Brad and I met in September had our second date in October. I found out with both babies that I was pregnant in the fall. Both of my girls were blessed in the Fall. The leaves change colors, decorations come out, I love getting ready for Halloween, and what can I say... FOOTBALL SEASON BEGINS! Yes, we are big Ravens and BYU Fans. OK, and who doesn't enjoy pulling out some of your favorite jeans and boots! :) Brad my handsome man turned 31 this September. Annabelle says it best about Brad... Anytime I say "Annabelle you're the best!" She quickly, without any hesitation says, "NO! Daddy Best!" We do think Brad is the best around here. We are so lucky to have him.