Friday, February 27, 2009

Cookie Monster!

When I was pregnant with Porter, I think I made a batch of cookies each week. Which is not normally like me. I am not a huge cookie fan, I can usually pass up a cookie offer. But he sure made me love them then, and the love for cookies has for sure grown for Mr. Porter! He LOVES cookies!!!
I was asked to bring cookies to enrichment last night. So I made these cookies yesterday during the kids nap. He for some reason didn't notice them last night. But first thing this morning before breakfast he spotted them and asked for a cookie. I told him after his lunch so.....
Cute boy hiding behind his milk. He is not into pictures these days. Nap time, which means I get to enjoy my "MOMMY COOKIES" (0ne cookie I could never pass up!)
TGIF, you deserve a COOKIE!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I was never very good at letting Porter eat all by himself. I was in to much of a hurry, wanting no messes and to make sure he was getting enough to eat. And lets just admit it, I am a control freak over things like this. So yes, I spoon fed him way too much. It took everything in me today to let Ellery eat her lunch all by herself with no help from me.

Yeah Ellery!
Psyche, but she's getting close!!
And I don't know about anyone else but this picture makes me chuckle!! Not much difference in size between my 26 month old and my 9 month old!!!
Porter: 28lbs. 36in.
Ellery: 23lbs. 30in :P
(Don't mind Porters grumpy face, right before the picture Elle was trying to steal his car!)
OH and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! (on Monday)
I really had a birthday weekend. On Friday my friend Sarah offered to babysit while Jason and I went out. When we left she said "Have fun, do something crazy!" So we did just that! We went to dinner at Potbelly's (awesome sandwich place with yummy malts) then we had to run some errands (You know, get diapers so our kids could have some in the morning!) Then we decided we wanted desert, the malts weren't enough. So we headed to TGI Fridays and we ended up having a second dinner. Not really but we ordered an appetizer, a side of french fries and a desert! Thats my kind of CRAZY!
Then on Saturday night my girlfriends took me to the FUNNEST place ever! It's called Ed Debevic's. HOLY COW I felt like I was on the set of Greese!!!! It was so much fun being in the city and in this old diner, where all of their employees were in the 50's style. They danced on the counters and the waiters put on an act of not being very nice, annoying, funny, etc. It was such a crazy fun place!Here is our crazy waiter!
Oh and don't worry, here he is singing an impromptu birthday song for me in front of the entire restaurant! It was such a BLAST!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blankets and Curls!

This little boy has had quite the attachment to his blankets lately. Every morning when we get him out of his crib he has to get it out with him, he watches TV with them, he plays cars on them. He even tries to take them when we are heading out the door.
And look what we did with little miss today! We started with the larger ones. (Purple)
Then this happened....
So we went to the small ones. (Pink)
And as Porter would say TA-DA!!
She looked so stinking cute all day!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Hope your Valentines Day was as good as mine. I loved my homemade flowers (this picture doesn't do them justice) and my heart-shaped cake. My mom used to make us heart-shaped cakes when we were little. When I found this cake pan at Goodwill for $.99 I had to have it. XOXO

Friday, February 13, 2009

LOVE bug!

This last picture melts my heart. The look on my baby's face could not get any CUTER!
For Jason's birthday he received some money from our parents. And got a great deal on this guitar that he has been wanting for quite some time. Our little Ellers was up late with us last night when he brought out the guitar and started to play Jonas Bro's LOVE BUG (one of my favs!) and started whistling the song to our baby girl and she was HOOKED. She just kept clapping and cooing and smiling at her daddy. Cutest thing I have EVER seen. LOVE them.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Look what came for me today!

I am so excited for Ellery to wear this dress, it is so stinkin' cute! And what's even better is that it's from Grammy!!
Ellery is starting to think about the crawling idea. When she is sitting on her bum she will do the whole rocking thing and lunge forward and this is where it ends. She gets stuck on her tummy! She puts her arms down by her sides and gives herself a "arm kick-stand" and it makes her so mad. She also does this in bed and screams for us to come and put her on her back. Yesterday was so cute because I was at the kitchen table and instead of screaming. I hear this sweet little "Ma-Ma....Ma-Ma....Ma-Ma....." it was so cute she was calling for me. (Or so I pretend!)
Cute girl says THANKS Grammy!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

25 RANDOM facts about ME!

1. One job that I think I would really enjoy would be a check out person at Target. (Or somewhere like that.)
2. I am pretty sure I am allergic to watermelon and avocados. But I love them too much to stop eating them.
3. I have a phone phobia. I hate making phone calls, even to my family or really good friends.
4. Lots of people say that after pregnancy there hair falls out. Well for some reason for me, I seem to have healthier and thicker hair after having my babies.
5. My feet are claustrophobic. There is nothing worse to me than shoes with laces, I feel like I am suffocating in them. And I have to have my bare feet sticking out of the covers at night.
6. I LOVE to vacuum!
7. I don't think it is possible for me to go into my closet and pick out and wear the first thing that I try on.
8. I love shopping at thrift and consignment stores. There is such a rush finding awesome deals on normally expensive things.
9. I truly wish my husband or my friends would sign me up and put me on What Not to Wear!
10. I wish I didn't get so intimidated by people. I wish that i could care less what others think about me and to be more forward.
11. It is interesting to me that numbers 7-10 are about clothing, appearances, and some of my insecurities.
12. When I was a little girl I didn't like my name and wanted to change it to Ashlyn? Don't ask me why. (P.S. I love my name now!!)
13. I miss Utah (family)
14. I am obsessed with homemade things, and I am envious of others who have the talents to make such cute homemade things, especially for little girls. (It's a good thing I have a Mom to make cute things for Ellery!)
15. I feel inferior to my sisters. They have so many talents and good qualities that I wish I had.
16. I love Doughnuts! I wish I had a Dunford chocolate, chocolate RIGHT NOW!!
17. I have always wanted to grow my hair out. But it is IMPOSSIBLE!
18. I watch Gilmore Girls everyday!
19. I love stars. I have them all over my house, they just make me HAPPY!
20. I feel like I have lots of good friends at this point in my life, they are the best.
21. I can not stand staying in my house all day long, I have to get out. (I think I have passed this on to Porter.)
22. I HATE that there is NO good Mexican food in Illinois!
23. I wear flip flops from March through November. And slippers November through March!
24. Jason and I like to say that our children are our own homemade best friends. Mine are the BEST!
25. I hate that I am such a picky eater. It is so hard for me to try new things. It is truly a mental thing to try and get over the fear of trying things. (Stupid I know!)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Jason's "IDEA" of Bedtime Stories!!

At least they were both looking at one point or another.

And you gotta love my little bed-head boy in the morning watching his Mickey Mouse Clubhouse