Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I missed these

I missed these piggie tails today because I went out and saw... ECLIPSE!
Thanks for watching the girls without me hun! I love you!

Yes, it was amazing.

Yes, I am still team Jacob.
I am also jealous of devyn!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mischief managed

These girls are getting so funny when they play together... or when they create messes together. Why is it that a mess will bring sisters together so well? Being naughty bonds them?

So the bath water didn't drain all the way the other night so Ryann decided it would be fun to flood the bathroom floor and get every single wash cloth wet.
Not sure if it was Cara's idea or Ryann's idea to drink all the water too... either way they were soaking wet, laughing hysterically, and pleased as punch for all the mischief they managed to get into.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Cool Dudes

I love my cute daddy daughter picture I snapped- Ryann thought she was pretty cool in her awesome sunglasses.
Did you know Rich is down another 5 lbs? He has lost over 35 lbs since February. I am so proud of him!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

America's Junior Miss

Well, almost! Top TEN is AMAZING!
This is my sweet cousin page. She performed tonight in Mobile, Alabama and represented California as California's Junior Miss. She was in the top 10 so I was able to watch the entire performance as a web broadcast. It was amazing to watch and she was so beautiful and wonderful.

I can't say enough of how proud I am of my sweet cousin. She is such a dignified young woman who has already accomplished so many things. I am glad we chose the family name of Ryann "Paige" and hopefully Ryann will grow to become an amazing young woman like Paige is.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Yoda Dance

I finally got my flip camera back! It was broken and it was so sad to miss so many fun dance parties!

Ryann found a new dance partner and I think he is pretty awesome.
This is Rich's favorite song from "Glee" and it is his go-to dance party song. The girls love it too. The first 10 seconds of the clip are the best! Not sure if Cara dancing so hard she falls down is better than Ryann dancing with Yoda, but either way it is pretty cute.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


This looks like our regular dinner now that I am getting home at 6:00.
Black beans, corn, veggie straws, and chicken. And of course both girls eat it on their own terms.

Cara with her black bean beard.
Ryann taking a break through the middle of dinner to play on the floor.
And finally starving enough to sit down and eat.

At least it isn't in front of the TV- right?

Thank goodness for the Bakers (family friend) who are having us over for dinner tonight! Thanks in advance. :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ring Sling

I found this awesome fabric at JoAnns the other day and it was 60% off. Naturally I knew I had to buy it and this is a little project I have had in mind for awhile.

A one of a kind "ring sling"
(ignore the hair- Cara messed it up on her way in the sling)
I ordered the rings online and sort of followed a pattern and now I have a light- weight, adjustable sling to wear with my sweet girls. Both Ryann and Cara fit in it, but Ryann is getting pretty heavy so it is mostly for Cara.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Sorry for a picture of a picture- but take a look at this awesome father's day gift Rich got.
Is my husband a stud or what??

Monday, June 21, 2010

Belated Father's Day

Whenever Father's Day comes around I know Rich feels a little left out. Yes, he is a father, and Yes, he has a great Father-in-law, but I know he misses his father.

I never met Rich's dad but I am pretty sure I have a good idea about what he was like. He would have teased me relentlessly about my choice in an old, bald husband. :)

He would loved his granddaughters to the point of randomly showing up at the house to take them to McDonalds for ice cream cones (and not make them collect cans in order to get enough change to buy one!)

He also would have insisted we take a trip to the Grand Canyon with the entire family by now. Which, by the way, we have never done.
Rich sometimes walks into a room and I have seen both his mom and his aunt burst into tears because he looks like his dad. I see some similarities, but I like to think my hubby is better looking. ;)

Either way they do look a lot alike. I am not sure if it is the nice shiny forehead, the goofy poses, or the smile? Or a combo or all three?
And here is a classic picture of Rich's dad, siblings, and grandma in Hawaii. Can you tell which one is Rich?

I know that someday I will be able to meet Rich's dad but I am thankful for him and for the wonderful son the he raised. He raised him to have respect for women, take responsibility, work hard, finish what you start, and to laugh in everything you do.

Rich's dad was funny, often inappropriately so ("Donner. party of 5?") and while I have tried to curb that crazy side of Rich, I know I never will be able to. He loves his father and I know that Rich is an amazing father as well. He had a good example to follow and I am so thankful that he also has my dad to be a good example to him.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

I had this amazing post planned out for Father's Day. I wanted to do a post for Rich about his dad. I was never able to meet his dad but I love hearing stories about him. I went through Rich's old photo albums and got some pictures... but they need to be scanned. So I will work on that, but until then, know that I love my husband and my father and I am so happy and thankful for all the other father's in my life!

So enjoy this really sad picture of my sweet tired Cara.

She doesn't look very wild, but we know that she can be.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Toy Story 3 Recap

Ryann was the envy of all other children in the audience. She had both a giant Buzz and Woody doll! She sat with them an hugged them and fed them popcorn and sour straws.

Supposedly one of these dolls is for Cara... ummm.... not so sure if she will let them out of her sight!
Here is auntie Vicki, Daddy, and Ryry. Ryann was very very excited. We were one of the first ones in the theater so we got the nice front seats so she didn't need a booster seat.
And on the way home she was exhausted. Like fell asleep in the car at 5:30 exhausted. Too much junk food and too much fun I guess.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Are you excited?

I know Ryann is! Ryann is going to see this in the morning with her Grandma Mingo and Auntie Vicki

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Father's Day

With Father's day coming up I thought these were good shirts for the girls to wear.
I hope my girls never have broken hearts... but with Ryann already believing she has a boyfriend (Diego from Go Diego Go)... she might have a broken heart or two.
Good thing their daddy can fix anything!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Late Night

Tonight Rich and I had to go to our church for interviews (routine) with our new bishop. Our regular sitters were busy so we figured we would take the girls with us.

Does Ryann look tired to you?

Below is when she finally figured out that I had pulled out the camera.
Both girls were really good and they are sleeping even better!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One of those days

Today was one of those GOOD days where you don't care that your 3 year old is wearing 2 different color flip flops. You are happy and she is happy and the baby is happy and flip flops are fun!
Especially when they are being really sweet and cute and they are sharing!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Love me some Cara

I love me some Cara videos.
Her hair is crazy because we just had pulled it out of pigtails.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mid Jump

Always fun to jump on a trampoline!
I love this little kid sized one- so perfect- maybe this years Christmas present?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Climbing Cara

She is getting pretty good at the whole climbing thing. She always wants to be up where everyone else is.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Good Wife

I will say I am good wife today! I made this cookie/fruit/pizza thing for Rich's employee at work who is celebrating their 9 years with the company.
I stayed up pretty late doing it, so I will take the title of "Good Wife" today.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I am so thankful that my girls have each other. Yes they fight. Yes they steal each other's toys. Yes they get each other in trouble. But in the end they will always be there for each other.

They played with this stethoscope for a long time today.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Baby Wearing

I love wearing my babies! Wraps, slings, carriers, and any other way that they can be close to me. It frees up my hands to do other tasks and it is just so darn cute.
I am hoping that Ryann will wear her own babies someday... oh wait... that day is today!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Teething much?

Not only is this girl coughing, has allergies, but she has some teething going on. She will chomp on anything she can get her hands on. Including her "beebee"
The picture below she is actually saying, "Cheese" as I take the picture. Pretty sweet.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Where's RyRy?

I heard my tree yelling, "Ayudame! Ayudame!" (help! help!)
She is obsessed with being an "animal rescuer" like Diego.
I think here she was pretending to be a 3-toed sloth in a tree.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

This is NOT Cara

Yesterday we had quite the adventure. Cara has been coughing for a few days and I think she has some allergies mixed in on top of that. (just a guess- but whenever my allergies act up, Cara seems to get a snotty nose) Well it has gotten pretty bad so daycare had us take her in to get checked out.

I wasn't worried about her until the doctor listened to her breath sounds for 2 minutes straight. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. Usually not a good sign.

The pediatrician was worried about diminished breath sounds in her right lung. They did a oxygen saturation level and that took a LONG time to get up to 95%. She started out breathing at 88% and then after a few hacking coughs it got up to 92% then creeped up to 95%. So we got out of there without a breathing treatment but we did have to go get a chest x-ray.

Have you ever seen a 1 year old get a chest x-ray? They don't sit still. They don't lie still. They aren't EVER still. So some crazy person invented this barbaric looking device to keep kids in place.
Like the title of the post- This is NOT Cara. (she is way cuter!) She is much smaller and her little hands only reached to the top of the plastic and she was crying big crocodile tears. Her chin barely fit at the notch and if she ends up claustrophobic someday you will all know when it started.

Fortunately she does not have pneumonia and the chest x-ray is clear. We have a prescription for a steroid and an antibiotic if she makes any changes for the worse- i.e. high fever, more rapid breathing, or more of a barking cough like croup.

Cara is sweet but when Ryann was little and sick all she wanted to do was lie down and sleep or watch TV (even when little like Cara). Cara on the other hand wants to be held and will flop herself down at your feet and just sob until you pick her up. She changes her mind back and forth about what she wants and unfortunately we have no idea what she is asking for most of the time.

Here is to feeling better soon!

Friday, June 4, 2010

I can't help myself

I can't help it. I had to post another picture of baby Dean.
His eyes are open this time.

He was born in May.
For those of you who do not know, my Dad is the only one with a birthday in June. Like the only one in my entire extended family. Cousins, second cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, grandchildren. He wanted to keep his month all to himself.

And he did. By 1 hour and 46 minutes.

Dean was born on May 31st at 10:14pm

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Wow it is hard to get 3 little 3 year olds to smile at the camera when they are on the trampoline.
But at least they tried.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


(me... not cara)
Yes. It is true. I won.

I won an AMAZING home cooked meal by my fabulous Brother!

What for? I know you are dying to know. Winner of WHAT?

Winner of the baby pool on (babywagner1)

Oh wow! Yes. It is true... I would like to present to you the most adorable newborn I have yet to snuggle and cuddle with...


I love him.

I am dying to meet him.

Ryann already talks about playing with him.

I am patiently waiting to hear his birth story as blogged by his father. It should be a good one.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Au Naturel

I believe she was worried about tan lines.

This one is just worried about staying afloat.