Friday, September 30, 2011

A Carrot a Day...

Keeps Cara Kay happy!
Cute little nuggets. Happy to eat their veggies.

Ryann dressed herself... Halloween shirt and Cara's PJ bottoms. She wouldn't take no for an answer.

Oh well, whatcha gonna do? At least they are both purple??

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Karate

I am wondering what TV show the girls are watching to learn this amazing karate... King Fu Panda maybe?

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Maybe I need to get them to watch 3 Ninjas.
How does that sound Auntie Erin?

chanting... "rocky loves emily... rocky loves emily..."
Seriously, I think only Erin will get that.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Disney Dough

Disney Dough seems to be better than regular play dough... why you ask?
Rich seems to think it smells better.
It has Toy Story stickers on it which obviously makes it cooler.
And the box is the best part of it all.
Scroll down for proof.....

Haha. Ryann only played with this box over her head with adult supervision. Except when I said, "Wait, stay right there while I get my camera."

And something needs to be done with Cara's hair... any suggestions?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oh MacBlogger


I am trying to blog on a Mac computer. Never have done it before (except yesterday) and I am not so excited about my pictures not being loaded correctly.

So turn your head to the side after this first picture of my breakfast this morning.
So here is Ashley and I playing checkers in Cracker Barrel. Yup, that is where we ate dinner. Delicious big meal and dessert for a total of $13. We got a free cab ride over cause we shared the cab with another guy from our hotel, and then we didn't have cash (we thought we could use a credit card) so the cab driver gave us a ride home for free.
She finally has a smile on her face after we are nice and fed!
Or maybe she was smiling because she kicked my butt in checkers.
I am sure it was because of the food.
And here is a cute picture of Ryann and Curious George. My sitter took this picture of her and she is just the sweetest little thing.

I miss my girls.
When I get home tomorrow night I am going to walk into their rooms and snuggle with each of them. Well, actually just Ryann because she likes to cuddle with me when she sleeps. Cara like to wake up and play with me. I will give Cara a kiss though.

And then cuddle with her in the morning!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Having Fun in Kentucky

Last night we spent some time in downtown Louisville. We saw a giant Louisville slugger baseball bat and we went to a really cool hotel for a party.

They had some cool stuff. Ashley liked the bison burger, but I of course liked the cookies the best.

I wanted to just wear my cute dress, but it was too cold for this Arizona girl so I wore my jeggings underneath.

Missing my girls!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

ABC Expo

So I boarded a plane this morning and off to Kentucky I went.

My sister Ashley and I have a booth at the ABC Expo. It is an All Baby and Child expo and we are there as first year exhibitors with our hospital gown company, Laborlooks.

We spent all day building, cleaning, steaming, ironing, and rearranging our booth to make it just the way we want it.

Here is a little cell phone sneak peak. I will get real pictures tomorrow.

Goodnight!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Linen Closet

"Ryann, you know all of those towels that you took out of the closet... You need to put them all away ."


"Okay Mom, all done!"
ehhh... I'll take it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pancakes and Bacon Picnic

This morning I made a pancake and bacon picnic breakfast for the girls.
The weather is fabulous here and I want to enjoy every second of it that I can.

We still have record breaking temps, but at least it finally cools down in the morning!

Monday, September 19, 2011

No No the Turtle

I had a cute patient today who recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Her mom was so excited to share in the joy of her new granddaughter so she made these adorable baskets filled with chocolate for me and my staff and then she gave us all rings.
Mine of course had the most bling and was the biggest. This little turtle guy is a hit at our house. It's head and feet move. Cara hugged it for about 10 minutes saying, "Oh turtle, i love you" and Ryann told me his name was "no no the turtle."

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Primary Program

Today was Ryann's very first primary program. She was adorable even though I didn't get to see very much of it. I had to sit up behind the organ on the stand, so I saw her waving a couple times. I also heard her singing loud and clear during her song... "Book of Momron Stories"
She practiced her song for weeks and she was so excited to sing and be up on stage.
She did wonderful and I am so proud of her.
I think she may have known more songs than some of the big kids.
That's my girl.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Date Night Recap

This morning I had a good friend text me and ask if I wanted to drop the girls off at her house from 5:30 to 8 tonight. I was a little shocked but she explained that her ward does babysitting swaps every week.

There are about 5 families so you babysit about 10-12 kids every 5 weeks, the other 4 weeks you have date night. :) how fun does that sound? Well, we decided to jump on this opportunity and dropped the girls off.

We started out our amazing date at Sushi Eye, using a Groupon that we had bought a couple weeks ago.

Fantastic!

Then we spent an hour walking around Target and discussing what we wanted in our next home, if we should rent or not, and all those things that.

What a killer awesome date.
hehe

Friday, September 16, 2011

Foothills Ward Fiesta

Last year HERE Rich had a blast playing at our ward party. He was the ping pong champ.

I guess they don't let you be it two years in a row because he was in charge of hosting the tournament. He wore the same shirt this year and we all had fun.

The girls especially had fun hitting the pinata.
I didn't get pictures of them at bat because I was the one doing crowd control and making sure no one got hit in the head with the stick.
Daddy dressed them (good job) and also was responsible for their hair (not as good a job)
Here is our Bishopric singing the Frito Bandito song. Classic.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nice weather

Finally it is turning into nice weather in Phoenix!
We are doing all we can to enjoy the dirty weather around here.
(Dust storms continue!!)
Cara keeps asking to wear her "hat" when she rides her bike. She refuses to ride the tricycle- she only wants to ride Ryann's big girl bike.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Where's Waldo

Tonight we had an activity for a group of youth from church. They were playing "Where's Waldo" and they needed some people to dress up and blend in/hide in the mall.

Of course Rich and I were eager to volunteer. We love this kind of stuff!
I really didn't want to get a sitter, and even though we would be out late I wanted to bring the girls along. But, the girls know all these kids from church so I figured that I better dress up the girls as boys!

They were loving it!

Ryann kept dancing around saying, "I'm a boy. I'm a boy."
Cara loved her hat for all of 10 minutes, but during those 10 minutes she was in heaven.
(Total cost of 2 full boy outfits and hats from goodwill- $9. Don't tell Rich I spent that much!)

There were 14 or so adults dressed up and boy it was a party. I was sitting right at the very entrance of the food court at the mall. I had 2 of my friends come meet me at the mall to help keep me covered! It was great. It was the best spot and I was the very last person to be found for all the kids.
Rich, on the other hand, was the very first one to be found for most of the kids. Not sure if it was the cowboy hat or the 2 kids running around like crazy.

Either way, we had a blast. Thank you to such a fun ward for putting this event together!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hair Did

So I got my hair done a couple weeks ago. Not thrilled with the outcome. I guess I am spoiled because of Devyn always doing my hair and always doing it perfect.

So... instead of going back I decided to try and fix it myself.
The left side looks better than the right, but I will re-touch up the right side another day.
basically the before picture would have been a big patch of no highlights and brown hair.... you can still see some of the dark underneath the highlights I put on the side there.

Thanks Devyn for all your tips and years of doing my hair!

Monday, September 12, 2011

I'm not listening...

I was trying to think of a bunch of different, funny, captions to go with these 2 pictures.
Basically silly face here
and Ryann not listening here.

Good thing Ryann is usually a pretty good listener and we were just being silly.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quick Trip Recap

I took a quick trip this weekend to do a little shopping with a girlfriend. And when I mean shopping I mean a LOT of shopping all crammed into one day.

We arrived Friday night and drove downtown to find some noodles. We found them HERE:


Seriously amazing. The best garlic butter noodles I have ever eaten in my life. I wanted to take them home because I couldn't finish them all, but I didn't because they would have been so stinky and I wouldn't have had time to eat them with all the other eating that we did.

Then off to bed we went at some SLS Hotel you know, whatev... (see me trying to hide my giddiness and pretend to be cool)

Woke up, headed out to Joan's on Third for an amazing breakfast
We kept wanting to go back to get different food throughout the day, but since we had limited hours we couldn't waste a second by going back to somewhere we had already been.

So then we went off to go shopping. I didn't bring my camera (seriously???) but we had fun shopping on Rodeo drive.
Once we walked and tried on enough clothes to work up an appetite we headed to a delicious little place called Lemonade. I guess there are two different locations. We went to the one in Beverly Hills. We ate amazing pastas and macaroni and cheese and I drank the watermelon rosemary lemonade.



Their dessert was heavenly. Like I KNOW that I will eat their lemon meringue pie when I am in heaven. In fact, that might be the only thing that I eat when I am in heaven.


Last but not least, my celebrity sighting... Please don't ask who he is if you don't know, I don't want to admit that I watch this TV show.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Killer Boots Man

Since we have all of our stuff in boxes in the garage (we got an offer on our house by the way!) I haven't had time to find shoes for Cara that fit her. She has FINALLY grown out of size 5 shoes so we are now on to 5 1/2 or 6. We have plenty of that size shoe, it is just buried way deep in the depths of our garage.

Anyway, I went to a second hand kid store- called kid to kid- to look for some shoes for Cara that would be really cheap and just hold her over until we get back to normal life. I found like 3 or 4 cute pairs that fit and she would say, "I don't like that one" or "too big. I don't like it." We did this over and over again so finally I gave up.

That is when Ryann came running down the aisle to show me what she found:
These babies light up when she walks. So amazing and she was smitten with them. She wouldn't let them out of her hands until she had me convinced to shell out the $9.99 for the best boots ever.

I have one happy cowgirl.
I think Uncle Zach will be proud.
I better send him a picture.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Pinkie Promise

Here is the very first pinkie promise.
They had to promise to not say, "I BEAT YOU!" because it made Ryann cry when Cara said it to her tonight.
Oh sweet sisters. I hope your friendship lasts forever.
Just like me and my sisters.
I don't know what I would do without them.
I don't go a day without talking to one of them.

I love my sweet girls and the love they have for each other.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wedding Dancer

Ryann wasn't actually invited to the wedding of a loyal blog follower... but she does have some sweet moves that I am hoping will be taken to the wedding dance floor at the end of the month.
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So Kate, Erin and Courtney (since you will all be there!) please take note of this dance... skip the dancing lessons and when Hot Chelle Ray comes on
1.Thank the DJ
2.please bust out these sweet moves.
3. Celebrate and know that the Hamiltons send their love
4. Congrats Kate, we are so excited for you!


Monday, September 5, 2011

Milk Mustache

Cara Kay loves her milk.
She could drink a gallon a day if we would let her.
Sometimes I like to let her drink just so I can see her milk mustache.
Pretty stinkin cute if you ask me.
And not just because I am her mother.

Happy Labor Day! We are on our way to a fun BBQ with friends.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Super Sundae

Sundae's are a perfect way to end a Saturday evening.
I am not so sure if Cara thought it was a good idea... just kidding. She was just annoyed that I was trying to take her picture while she was about to start eating her ice cream sundae.
Ryann was loving every bite!

Okay, now Cara is happy.
I was pretty happy too because they shared with me.
:)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Nap Time

Keeping the house clean is hard work. Cara spends a lot of time making messes so that we can all learn the value of hard work. This in turn leads to very sleeping Hamiltons come Saturday afternoon.

Notice that Cara has 2 "guy guys", she sleeps with one in front of her and one behind her. Strange, I know.
Rich also finds small little baby blankets to keep him warm while he is napping. He and Cara are quite the two peas in a pod.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Congrats Uncle Jason

Uncle Jason got his first interview for dental school!
We are so proud of him.
We are very excited, so much that we decided to take a picture showing the horrible bite we have going on here... that will some day require braces and rubberbands I am sure.
The sunglasses take the cake though. I love this girl.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lucky Strike Bowling

My office went out to dinner and bowling tonight. We went to Lucky Stike Bowling. It was so much fun.

We had to write our names down on cards... I guess my handwriting is getting a little sloppy from all the charts I write every day (seriously... almost 40 patients in one day a couple weeks ago!!!... that is a lot of charts) Anyway, I wrote down my name and this is what they thought it said...

Ponittani
Seriously???
Here is a picture of me with my own bowling ball, bowling shirt, and I even had my own bowling shoes on.
Here are few of the girls from work and our Doctor in the practice. He was so wonderful to treat us all to this fun night.
What a fun place to work!