Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 10 on 10: Stephanie

7am: walk with Alicia (on the phone)

8am: Glucose test! I've never minded it as much as I hear other women say they do, it's just like drinking 10 oz of orange popsicle, except that it hurts a little (but I have the feeling 10 oz of orange popsicle would also hurt a little).

9am: I spent the hour waiting for the blood draw for the glucose test watching the Today Show and reading a book, it was one of the best parts of my day!

10am: That's my bowl of cereal. This is what happens when I buy a "yummy" cereal (honey bunches of oats with almonds instead of our usual plain cheerios or bran flakes).

11am: She wrapped herself up in this cozy blanket, sat down and told me a sad story about her ninja mask not working. Mmm, k?

noon: See that snow in my hair (and that awesome look on my face)? It didn't stick because it had rained for hours prior, but this was a reminder for me that it's time for me to gear up for a good attitude about the cold and snow.

1pm: I later claimed this as my favorite part of the day: cleaning the living room. We're potty training June, so Sunday I covered the majority of the room with towels and blankets which were shortly joined by toys, crumbs, etc. Finally cleaning it all away and vacuuming made me feel so good! And the few accidents she had weren't in this room anyway!

3pm: This is called "eating my veggies." 

6pm: Reporting on the "best, worst and what we learned" from today (a tradition we are trying to get going). In this picture June is asking me what I learned. Last week June went to a trampoline place and loved it, so her answer to every question every day since then has been, "go to jumping place." She really only gets the "best" question and not the "today" part :)

7pm: big girl on the toilet! No accidents today (only three since Sunday!). But she still hasn't initiated going, she's just good at holding it until she's put on the toilet. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 10 on 10: Stephanie

Once again, I didn't make it to 10 pictures. I forgot to take pictures during the day. Missing: a baby shower, lunch with a friend, mid-day reading of my current book (while June napped and Rob took Henry to run errands... nice), and some grocery shopping.

June's "bed head" is often this layered long bob that a lot of women would ask their hair stylists for:)

We spent the morning at BYU's Homecoming parade. We love this parade - it's not too long, the kids get a lot of candy thrown to them and we get genuinly excited about seeing Cosmo (the mascot), the President of BYU, the parade grand marshal and other honorees that are often someone we recognize - a past professor, or prominent individual from Provo or from the Church, and the various dancing groups. And then there are the groups that elicit the insincere cheers (but, cheers nonetheless) like when we yell "yay school of accounting!"

The Alumni float - represent! I may or may not have gotten emotional as this float went by (and other floats). I just love BYU.

Chomping on some candy.

Later that night we enjoyed our weekly tradition of pizza and a movie.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

October 10 on 10: Lisa

Autumn is in full swing in Ohio so we thought we'd make sure to take advantage of the good weather and beautiful scenery. 

7:00 - these two decided that sleeping in on Saturday is highly overrated and camped out on the couch to watch cartoons. 

7:30- Clancy managed to stay asleep in spite of...

...Zachary who was screaming, probably because he was missing out on the cartoons. 

8:30 - to go with the autumnal theme, I made pumpkin pancakes (free of gluten, lactose, soy and fructose of course).

Zachy loved them. 

Clancy did not - but he did want to show off his fancy new feeding pump. 

Everyone else thought they were a big hit. 

10:00 - the chaos which is getting everyone dressed. I know it's out of focus, but it expresses the feeling of the moment if nothing else. 

11:00 - we're off to have a picnic and hike in Cuyahoga National Park. 

12:00 - Enjoying a little McDonalds in nature. 

1:00 - We hiked around the lake which was really fun - and accomplished one of the plans/goals I had for our family when we moved to Ohio. 

Everything was going well until the very end when we ran into a rather steep staircase with the stroller. 

And then some more stairs to go down. 

3:00 - one tired daddy. 

Colin talked me into quiet time with the iPad. 

And Clancy decided napping is for sissies. Walking in my shoes is always much more fun. 

4:00 - mowing the lawn. It's been a while since he's had time to do the backyard too. 

5:00 - Zachy woke up very grumpy. 

And Alyssa had fun jumping with her friend. 

Overall, a great day. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 10 on 10: Lisa

Today was mostly spent at home, taking care of sick kids. So not exciting - but here's our day.

7:00: The aftermath of an all-nighter comforting two sick toddlers. I hate back-to-school germs.

8:00: Clancy motivating me to get the pack-n-plays put away

Alyssa all ready for school. She's in 3rd grade now!!!

9:00: Jacob took Colin to his preschool class open house. You wouldn't guess it by the picture, but he is REALLY excited to go.

12:23: Finally down for a nap.We'll see how long this lasts.

1:00: Washing the walls from where we removed the wallpaper borders in the downstairs bathroom. This would feel more triumphant if it weren't for the fancy sponge painting we found underneath. Guess it's time to paint. Any color suggestions out there?

2:00: We are experimenting with ABC Mouse. Colin likes the learning part, but he REALLY likes the shopping for rewards part, especially when you can get new clothes for your own personal avatar. Strange for a 3 year old I think, but he is his father's son.

3:00: FINALLY potty trained (but still prefers to hang out without pants).

4:00: A  blurry Zachary, feeling a bit better and refusing to wear a shirt. At least it saves me on laundry.

We were supposed to go to soccer practice, but Colin came down with the same bug as the twins. Oh well.