Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Snowman making

I kept promising Addy that once it finally snowed we could go out and build a snowman.  Well, that day finally came last week.  We were getting ready to go to the library for story time and I opened the front door to start the car and realized it had been snowing and quite a lot.  So instead of going to the library in the snowstorm, we shoveled the driveway and then made a snowman...or three.

She was so good about rolling the snowballs and then I would help her stack them.

Here are our Daddy, Mommy and Addy snowmen.
 Sadly, they only looked like this for about 30 minutes and then my neighbor drove past and the Daddy snowman fell down. We still blame her for his death. It just couldn't have been the great construction job we did! The next day the carrots had fallen out and someone with a lot of creativity took all the sticks and stuck them in the momma's head like crazy hair.  Then the day after that the little snowman got knocked over.   

She wanted me to take one with her posing...notice the knee popped and the toe pointed.  I promise she didn't watch Miss America so I'm not sure where this came from.

Once we got too cold, we came inside and Addy continued with the snowman making by creating one out of marshmallows.  She was also in a pretty silly mood and did not want to show her face for the camera!

I just love her craziness.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Definition: a. A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family.

 I think a couch makes a great house.  Each of those pillows she said were her rooms.

b. Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal. 

The laundry bag definitely makes a great shell for a wild animal!
Gotta love the imagination of a three year old.

Friday, January 20, 2012

It happened...

So you know how sometimes you hear horror stories about things other kids do and you think, 'oh my kid would never do that'.  Well when I'd hear stories of other kids cutting their own hair, I always thought 'Addy would never do that'.

Imagine my surprise when I walk into the bathroom to clean and find a glob of hair on the counter. My first thought was 'Oh my goodness what has she done' then I tried to calm myself by saying at least it wasn't that much hair so it was going to be okay.     

Then I turn around to clean the shower and I open the curtain to find, you guessed it ...more hair!!!  I couldn't believe it. I was completely shocked that my kid would do something like this but I wasn't all at the same time. It was a strange feeling.
So of course I yelled for her to come this instant and I tried really hard to find patience and when I saw her...I couldn't help but laugh (inside of course because I didn't want her to think it was funny).  I can't even remember what I told her but I really hope this never happens again.   

  So this is Addy's new look.  Pretty great and oh so sad because it was finally starting to thicken up and look so cute. Oh well I guess we just take the good with the bad.

 Later it dawned on me that she'd told me a couple of times that her bangs were bugging her.  And I should've realized that since this is the kid who freaks out when the seam of her socks is poking into her foot(seriously freaks out about that, we have to turn the socks inside out or she won't go anywhere...it is madness) or when her sleeves get stuck in the arms of her coat or if any cloth item is scratchy...you get the idea. So of course she is going to be bugged that her hair is in her face and since mom hadn't done anything about it, she was gonna do it mineself.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hardware Ranch

For our last adventure of the week, we drove up to Hardware Ranch.  They have a bunch of elk that come down to feed in the winter. We learned that they aren't a refuge because they don't care for the elk  or fence them in, they just feed them to keep them out of the Cache Valley.  
So we road out in the wagon to get an up close look at the animals. This was for sure the closest I've ever been to an elk. Well, an alive one.  They taught us a lot about elk of which I don't really remember much but Mitch did make sure to teach me exactly where to shoot them, you know just in case I ever get that chance (no thanks).

While we were waiting in line, a whole new herd came walking in so we got to see about 150 at least I think that's what they said.  A few days earlier they had about 350 but with the warm weather not as many had come down from the mountain.  

Addy enjoyed looking at the elk, but she was WAY more interested in the horses.  

This was lot of fun and I think it would be neat to go back out when there is lots more snow so we can see the whole herd.  On the way home, we stopped and saw my brother in Logan and then went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. One of our favorites but since it was also new years eve, it was soooo busy.  As for the rest of the evening, we pretty much went back and were so tired we all went to bed early.  So we were party-poopers on New Years Eve but I was one of the few people at church the next morning who wasn't tired!

Jazz game

Another fun thing we did while down in Utah, was going to the season opener for the Jazz.  Since it was their first home game they did an extra big opening.  I was really surprised when they started lighting off a bunch of fireworks but it was pretty neat.  As for the actual game, well I'm no sports critic but they won so in my book it was a good game!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Girly Girls

I'd say the dress ups, hair stuff and makeup were a huge hit this Christmas.  These two spent a lot of time in the bathroom making themselves beautiful. It was serious business.

Banana Derby

My mom got a banana derby kit in her stocking for Christmas and luckily Santa also left a lot of bananas in the pantry.  So on Monday night we had lots of fun decorating our bananas for the races.  
 Alex was our bracket producer.  He made sure it was random and official.
 Addy and I shared a banana.  She decorated and I put the wheels on.  This may be why we didn't do so well in the competition.
 She was pretty proud of that sticker-covered banana and yes, she wears dress ups all day every day.
 Let the games begin!!!
 Our cheerleaders!  We banned them to the stairs and they may have even been yelled at to keep there hands and feet off the wood floor.  It was a pretty intense race!

 Our overall winner!  His banana even did a little wee-lee turn action.