July 31, 2011

A Few Favorites

Here are a few favorite pictures of the last few months...

SQUEEZE!! As these two girls yell out each time they hug each other. BTW Kate's face is priceless in this one.

MMMM... Watermelon. She insisted on watching a cartoon while eating this delicious treat. So I rigged up the towel underneath to catch all the watermelon juice. What can I say, I'm a pushover.

First Popsicle of the season. This is how we beat the heat in California.

How precious is this? The last week Lola was here she kept saying, "Hug Shay, Kiss Shay, Hold Shay's hand. OK"

Trying to prove that I'm as fun as all her friends the 10 days that it was just me and Shay. We had a good time but she was really excited to see them when they started getting home from their vacations.

Coming soon, Shayla's friend birthday party...

July 27, 2011

Do As I'm Doing, Follow Follow Me

Sometimes it takes me back a little to realize exactly how much Shayla watches everything we do and mimics it. The other day I walked downstairs and found her doing this....

In case you are wondering this is exactly how we cuddle her every morning and after her nap while we watch "Shayla Shows". Just put one of us in Shayla's spot and Shayla in her babies spot. Precious much? I think so.

July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Little Bug!

Shayla turned 2 today! I can't believe how time has flown by. We celebrated in Utah last week and did a little family party here today. This picture was actually taken yesterday but I think it will do.

We surprised Shayla with a castle slide on the back porch and a little picnic table. (thank you craigslist!) When they were discovered there were lots of "WOW"'s and Yays! Her little friend Kate was here when it was discovered and they were both very excited for the new toys. Unfortunately they were discovered before they were supposed to be... Jon missed out on the initial reaction. He got to see the ensuing fun that they brought though! Shayla even insisted on eating dinner on her new picnic table.

We even had a few presents for her to unwrap. I love that she could be swallowed up by this bag!
We spent the day focusing on a fun day for little S and I completely neglected all of my house cleaning duties. We played at the park with some of her besties and went swimming. Then ate her favorite food for dinner and blew out candles. She was so proud when she was able to blow them out all by herself! She is getting so big!

I love this girl!!

July 14, 2011

To Be Two Again

My favorite melt down of the day was when Jon and I told Shayla she could not eat ravioli for breakfast.

Just more proof that my daughter will eat anything at any time of day.

July 13, 2011

A Week Of Service

Just thinking about this last week makes me a little tired.

 I realized we hadn't posted in awhile so I thought I would give a rundown on what has been keeping us so busy!

 Sunday July 3rd- Jon and I taught the Valiant 8 class in our ward for a Sister who was going to be out of town.
 Monday July 4th- Day of Freedom. Quite literally in just about every sense of the word. We were able to spend the day together and didn't have anything that took us away from each other.
Tuesday July 5th- Picked up friend from the airport
 Wednesday July 6th- Babysat for some friends while they went out to dinner with some of the husbands coworkers
 Thursday July 7th-Started watching a little boy for some people in our ward who were going to Chicago for a job interview. They were coming back on Sunday.
Friday July 8th- Visiting teaching and still taking care of Jackson
 Saturday July 9th- Still watching Jackson. Drove the Fosters to the airport and fed the missionaries dinner.
 Sunday July 10th- Jackson's parents came home that afternoon and I collapsed from exhaustion.

 Quite literally I collapsed after how busy my week was. Stress headaches and all the stops. My house was also starting to show the effects of my being exhausted and I finally reclaimed the downstairs today. Now I just need to reclaim the upstairs (Not as big of a feat) and I will be totally recovered! Now I just need to plan our trip for Utah on Saturday... Oh dear. Here we go again.