Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Anniversary to us!!

Today Dave and I are celebrating 12 years!! It's crazy I know, but here we are. We joke about it being a long 12 years but in all honesty I can't believe how fast it's gone. We have a wonderful life and a wonderful family. I would post a wedding picture but you wouldn't recognize us. The girls saw one and asked who it was. Nice! Oh, Dave got me a ring I wanted but I won't get it for 3 weeks. It has to be sized to fit my man hands. I haven't got him anything yet, I'm a terrible wife, but I think I'll get him a watch. I can put that here because he never reads our blog!

So it's been a couple of weeks since we've last updated so here's what we've been up to:

The girls all had birds on they're shirts here. Random I know, but I have begun seeing a pattern in the way I dress them. Same color, all in jeans, or all wearing shirts with birds!

For Payton's end of the year soccer party we had it at the indoor Softball Arena. They set up the field for a kick ball game. I don't know whose daughter she is, I consider both Dave and myself fairly athletic, but sometimes Payton is just crazy. By the time I started filming her she understood the game a little better. But as you can tell here, kick ball is not her sport.

Payton is posing with her soccer trophy. She loved soccer, especially playing goalie, and is sad that she won't be able to play again until she's in 1st grade. We'll practice at home so she doesn't get rusty!

Fallyn had a preschool field trip to Save Mart. Mayce and I tagged along and had a fun time. The first picture (Fallyn in purple pants) was us watching the box smasher. That and the live lobster in the sea food dept. were the highlight of the trip.

Courtesy of my Dad, Dave and I got to go to the Kings vs. Suns. In high school I loved the Suns because Charles Barkley played for them and he was my basketball role model. I loved to watch him play. Anyway, we lost in overtime but it was an exciting 4th quarter and overtime. And thanks for spoiling us with those seats dad!

And Dave and the girls had another camp out. They did not make it through the entire night this time. They were sleeping on the ground (no air mattress) and it got a little soggy for the girls. Dave was not disappointed to have to come in. But before hand we had the fire pit going and we toasted 'lil smokies. Yum! Mayce and I were in the house the whole night.

So minus Thanksgiving, this is what we've been up to. I didn't take any pictures, Mayce's been cranky with hand, foot, and mouth (won't be at church tomorrow), so I've been mostly keeping my kids under control. My sister and her husband are here from Woodscross, UT, and my brother at BYU-Provo is here. My grandma from St. George, UT, and by youngest brother's fiancee from BYU-Rexburg are here too. My brother in Roseville stayed in town so we had a large group which for dinner also included my aunt and uncle and their 4 kids. It was great having such a big group and spending so much time together. I love the holidays!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Our weekend . . .
Pretty mellow really. Payton's second to last soccer game was Saturday. We played the Sea Monkeys (love the name) and they had lots of Payton's friends on that team so it was fun to see everyone. Payton scored her first goal! She loves soccer and is bummed she can't play again until 1st grade. But it was really exciting and now Dave feels like we got our money's worth! (My poor girls, I'll try to keep him in check) Later that night we had a post Prop 8 ice cream social and the girls ran wild in our Bishop's home. Lots of kids there! Today was our ward's Sacrament Program and it was great! The girls both memorized their parts and said them perfectly. Fallyn even had an unintentional solo of I Am A Child Of God. They had all the sunbeams sing and Fallyn was RIGHT IN FRONT of the microphone. She had been waiting for this moment for a year. Ever since Payton spoke at the pulpit Fallyn has been counting down the days. Apparently it wore her out because by the end of the program she had fallen asleep. Love her! Mayce has been super cranky this week so I thought I'd post some cute pictures from last week to make up for it.

She's been back and forth with the hair. It's killing me because her sisters could usually care less what I do to their hair. Mayce usually picks out her own barrette's and will possibly let me put them in her hair. And she needs them because she's growing out those bangs and with the winter runny nose, it is not pretty! But here she is being goofy. She brought me 3 rubber bands and this is what we did with them. Some times I cannot figure her out!

And here she is the TV addict. She loves The Backyardigans and Little Einsteins. Both great cartoons with lots to learn from. However she is not watching in moderation. She's out of control and I'm enabling her. If I thought she was cranky this weekend she'll probably die this week when I cute back her TV time. I've been getting more done, but at this slothful expense. She cracks me up! Wish me luck! I need to be strong, she's only 1 right!?!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Happy Election Day!
These were on a blog of my sister's friend. Totally hilarious. Especially this first one. As a huge fan of DWTS (annoying abbreviation!) I started laughing out loud at this. Too funny! And the second, since I've refrained from political speak this season I must say, so true!

Monday, November 03, 2008

More Halloween!
Thursday, the 30th, was our ward's Halloween Party. It was a lot of fun with a huge turn out. There was even a haunted house that Fallyn came crying out of. She is so brave with some things but with others, she's like me! I still watch scary movies through my fingers. I'm a wimp. It was raining so they moved the trunk-or-treating part indoors. Total chaos, but the good kind. My kids enjoyed every second of it and got SO much candy.

They are waiting to go into the candy area.

I just can't get enough of Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Mayce bullied her way into this picture but she's so adorable I let her stay. (Okay, she would have thrown a tantrum if I didn't. Same thing.)

The following pictures are from Friday, the 31st, at Dave's parent's ward activity. More fun and more candy!Here's Payton eating donuts on the Sugden's creation. They were kind enough to let us borrow their donut on a string holder for the party. Dave's dad had come by our ward party and saw it. Thank you Sugden's!

Fallyn and Grandpa Corbridge here enjoying the donuts too!

My girls actually let some one paint them. Not on the face of course (?) but on the arms. I have no idea why they are so afraid of this. Baby steps I guess!

We had so much fun this year. Lots of use out of the costumes! Here comes Thanksgiving, a wedding, and Christmas. Will my office ever get cleaned?