Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Princess Poser

Yup, she's all-girl!

Sheridan in her new Princess jacket (she loves it, Grammy!)

GO TEAM! (I know it's red...but it's a Rutgers cheerleader outfit, not a UofU one--Tyler wouldn't stand for that!)

Cinderella (that's her favorite princess).

Here's a little trivia about our girl.
Favorite Princess: Cinderella
Favorite song to sing: "A dream is a wish your heart makes"--she sings ALL the words and pretends to brush her hair, just like the aforementioned princess.
Favorite colors: Orange and Purple
Favorite animal: Tiger
Favorite things to do: Read books, play pretend (esp princess, doctor, and mommy), sing
Common sayings: "Momma, somefin' a eat?" (Actually, it's turning into "Mommy, I want somefin' to eat", but she says it A LOT), "I miss my Daddy!" (as he walks out the door to go to work), and "Mommy you wanna cuddle? OH! You read me a book!", and "Daddy, you be the baby, I be the Mommy, you be the sister, you be the brother..."

Modern Art

Okay, I know people brag about their kids. So, yeah, I'm going to jump onto the bandwagon and brag about my oldest.

He's a budding artist.

Keep in mind, the kid is 4. He was (as he often enjoys doing) cutting and pasting--the old fashioned way, you know, with scissors and glue. After a while, he handed me this piece.
It's a little hard to see in white, but that is pretty cool for a 4 year old--he's got a repeating theme, layers of detail, and the scale from piece to piece...seriously, I think the kid has some talent!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rollin' with my Homies

This post is all about things in our life that roll.

This is NOT rollin' with my homies. This is the boys working 
on being "real men". Just kidding, honey!
Exhibit 1:
He's been rolling front to back for about a month.
This week he learned to go the other way. 
My period of putting baby down and having him stay put is nearly at an end. Sigh.
Here he is at the "start" position
Workin' on it...workin' on it...
ROLLOVER! (man, check out my sweet hair!)
Whoa! What just happened?!?

Exhibit 2:
This little baby joined our family today. 

We got a screaming deal and both the kids and Tyler got their wishes: 
Sheridan got to drive,

 Jack got the DVD, 
Tyler got the leather seats.
And I got my own sweet, golden chariot with plenty of room in it! The Corolla was getting mighty tight with 3 carseats in the back, and since Henry has nearly outgrown his baby carrier, we HAD to get something bigger or we absolutely would not fit. It is a little disconcerting to now be a Minivan Mama. At least I got a sassy new haircut to keep things real!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Home sweet home

...is made even sweeter when the internet is hooked up. We're in, folks, we finallly have our own high speed connection!

It's been a long time coming. 

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Delay Transmission

I know, it's been forever. While our internet has been down (it won't be officially back up until the 8th when we finally stop freeloading and get our own installed...) I've done about 20 different posts in my head. Some things to look forward to:

The return of my arch nemisis
Princess Poser
Poop Tales, woo-oo (to the tune of Duck Tales)
New Additions to the family
The room of requirement

In the meantime, I must tell you about today.

It was a big day.

We had Henry's 4 month check up.

Now, around this point, my kiddos have generally held steady on height (usually around the 70th percentile) but dropped on weight (say, 2nd to 25th percentile).

Henry followed the trend...well, not really.

He's 27 inches long (Jack and Sheridan reached that around 6 months)--96th percentile.

He's 16 lbs 3 oz (Jack reached that at 9 months, Sheridan closer to 11)--71st percentile.

So, when I tell people he looks like a 9 month old, I'm not kidding. My MIL sent him a cute little 9 month outfit, and it's TOO SMALL.

I kinda like having a big baby...


Don't worry, nothing questionable about this post!
It's just that Tyler finally hit the big 3-0.
That's right, it's a shoutout to the main man in my life, my fantabulicious husband.
He's kinda had a less-fun birthday, seeing that it's LDS General Conference this weekend. We did have a surprise dinner party with his sister's family last weekend (all the rest of his family was not feeling well last weekend), which was super-fun. I finally pulled off a surprise party that WAS a total surprise! That's big for us!
We had fajitas for dinner tonight (one of his faves) and surprised him with this piece of work.

We'll have his choice of strawberry chocolate mousse torte tomorrow with some friends.

All I can say about my hubby is that HE IS THE BEST!!! And now he's as old as me.

Ok, since this is really simple to make and totally tasty, I thought I'd post it.

Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Torte
1 c chocolate cookie crumbs
3 T butter, melted
1/2 c water
2 T corn syrup
2 c chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
2 1/2 c whipping creme
2 pints strawberries

Combine butter and cookie crumbs and press onto the bottom of springform pan. Cut several strawberries in half and press the cut sides against the edge of pan, tops pointing up. Line the edge of pan with strawberries--they're your side crust. Set aside.
Combine water and corn syrup in pan and bring to a boil. Simmer one minute then pour over chocolate chips. Stir until smooth and melted. Set aside to cool to room temp.
Meanwhile, whip 1 1/2 c. of the whipping creme to stiff peaks. When the chocolate is cooled, comine with whipped creme--fold gently with rubber spatula until thoroughly combined. Pour gently into prepared pan and smooth top. Chill in fridge for 4 to 24 hours.
Just before serving, whip remaining 1 c of creme to stiff peaks. Spoon gently onto torte. Place remaining stawberried (sliced) on top of creme--arrange them artfully if you are so inclined.
Remove the springform part of the pan and dig in. Oooooh yeah!