Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ashlyn asked for some string last week. After watching her wrap the string around the bathroom door, the island in the kitchen, the dinner table and the coffee table; I asked her what she was doing. Her response was, "I am making an invention, The String 3000. It is to keep daddy in the bathroom forever." (I swear those are her words exactly!) I got a great laugh out of it and had to take some pictures. Ashlyn was completely happy with herself. So if anyone needs to keep their husband or daddy in the bathroom forever talk to Ashlyn and she will tell you how it is done.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Potty Trained Brinely

She did it-she is no longer wearing diapers. She has been talking about using the potty for a while now and talking about the big girl panties she will get when she goes in the toilet. I just could not bring myself to do it. It is so easy to change a dirty diaper a few times a day than it is to worry about an accident at the school, church, in the car or at the store. Anyway it occurred to me last week that if I didn't take advantage of her enthusiasm it might be harder to do when I am ready. Luckily this week was pretty slow and we have been able to spend a little more time at home 'practicing'. She is 100% at night-knock on wood-with a few misses in the day. Mostly when she has been playing and forgets to come in. Anyway she is really excited, and after 7 straight years of changing diapers I am looking forward to the break!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Missing and new teeth

Hailey has lost several teeth in the last little while-she thinks she looks like a pumpkin. I think she just looks like a silly Hailey, but we love it:), and she loves to show off her new and missing teeth. Dad tell me they will all fit in the right way soon:) She is hoping they will stay this way until Halloween so she could be a pumpkin, unfortunately for her it looks like that wont happen.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A little R&R in Vegas :)

Lance had business meetings in Las Vegas last week so we decided to join him. We actually stayed at a Ritz Carlton in Lake Las Vegas-I'd never heard of it before but it was beautiful. The red rock mountains, palm trees, golf course and greenery remind me of St George. While Lance worked (poor guy) the kids and I played in the pools, on the beach and watched movies. On Thursday and Friday there were very few people there. It felt like we had the whole resort, shops, and restaurants to ourselves. It was very nice not having all the gambling and trash that usually comes along with the words Las Vegas. Saturday the place began to fill up with middle to older couples. I honestly think I was the only one there with little children. Lucky us:)
I accidentally addend the picture of Kolten (and the second one of Carson) and I can't figure out how to delete them-an ideas let me know. We watched Kathryn's kids a few weeks ago and Kolten was sooooooo cute. He is eating black licorice (was that fun for him Kathryn?) and laughing. Hailey is trying to chase him and he can't do three things at once. It was hysterical