Sunday, March 28, 2010

let there be light

Look at my fun project!! I found this lamp at the DI (I actually started sanding it and remembered I needed to take a picture of it first,oops!) I've been needing a lamp by my bed so I can read at night. I've been using Tim's iPhone because it has a stupid flashlight application and I have to awkwardly hold it using my chin to make it useful! It was marked for $5 but I asked if I could get it for $3 since it didn't have a shade. Sweet!
Then I painted it to I know most of you are probably thinking that I didn't improve it at all, but for me, it matches my bedroom perfectly :)

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I was a little timid about the shade I found at first because I was having a hard time even finding one in general, but after Tim put it on, I knew it was perfect!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stinker with a capitol S

I guess before I get to into this post, I should explain a little bit of my parenting style to y'all. I pride myself on getting my kids on a schedule. They know what to expect and so do I and when it comes time for naps, it's MY time. I don't care what I do, all I know is that I have at least sometime where I have no kids yelling my name or trying to get my attention every second of the day.
So you must know that this little girl makes it very hard for me to "give up" when it comes to her nap, because I just don't think it's fair that I should give up "my time" when she won't sleep...wait let me re-phrase that. I'm having a hard time because I can not get her to take a nap and it's making me mad and it's not fair!
I have tried it all. I re-read all my parenting books and tried what they suggested I should do. I didn't work. I tried changing her nap time, her waking up in the morning time, her bed time, the amount of activity she had before her nap time, all of it! This little thing just doesn't need sleep like her much older (and wiser brother) who STILL takes a 2 1/2 - 3 hr nap A DAY! Why does she just not need sleep? It's beyond me and it drives me crazy!
So I've settled on changing her bedtime to earlier and letting her sleep in as much as she wants in the morning and I guess I just have to deal with a grumpy child in the evening (which really means she NEEDS a nap, she just won't do it)
But I guess her cute little face makes up for some of it...just a little :)

Spring Break

My family was able to come out and visit us for Spring Break! On St. Patricks Day we went to Temple Square and got to watch an Organ recital at the Tabernacle, so that was pretty cool.

We also went to this place called Boondocks, it's just like a game, lazer tag, play place...mostly for kids. But I think Tim, Dad and Zane had the most fun! The kids played on this huge gym thing, but Kardyn was a little apprehensive so Zane snuck in and took her all around. I dont' think she liked the slides too much :(

They also had a race track outside and Chase was loving it! He got to ride with Tim once.

Zane was intense, he had to make sure he beat everyone....he even ran me over and knocked me out of the way...thanks a lot! Anyway, we had fun, and the kids had fun with Nana, Papa, Uncle Zane and the dog!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

finally finished

My project is finally done! It only took...forever! I picked out the font I wanted and Tim cut the letters out of the wood for me. Then I finished them and Tim helped me hang them! I think they turned out cute, it was a little hard to figure out how to hang them, but I like them!

Monday, March 8, 2010

my babies

My little girl is growing up! I finally made the move to a "big girl bed" and she loves it. We never actually did the whole "toddler bed" thing with Chase because I was prego with her and needed the crib back so we just put Chase into a twin bed, but Kardyn seems to be doing pretty well with it. It's so funny how your kids can be complete opposites, and mine really are for the most part. Kardyn has only attempted to get out of this bed twice in the 3 days she's been in it. Chase on the other hand, I can't count how many times I had to put him back into bed while trying to get him to sleep in a big boy bed. It's actually kinda funny because he actually likes to sleep more than Kardyn, I don't know what it is with this girl, but I can't get her to take longer than an hour nap, once a day. Chase, he STILL takes a 2 1/2 to 3 hour nap every day, goes to bed at 9 and wakes up at 8. She just must not need as much sleep as him, it's just funny and I don't know what to do with her!

I attempted to get some shots of Chase, they ALL looked like this...can the boy just HOLD STILL!?


I don't think I know a little kid who doesn't love to wear bigger peoples shoes and Kardyn is no exception

game time

Alright I know I've been a slacker about blogging, but this time it wasn't really my fault! We (and when I say WE I mean Tim) had to get things straightened out on our new computer so I had to wait! Anyway, I thought it would be fun to play a game...humor me, I need something to do here! So these are my new favorite things! I got these for an AMAZING DEAL and I'm in love with them! I wish I could wear them around my house all day. Ok, for my game, take a picture of your favorite accessory in your wardrobe and leave a comment telling me you posted about it on your blog! Then I can swoon over the fun stuff you guys have!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

fun stuff

yeah giveaways! Head on over to Brynn's blog and see what fun things she is giving away!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

no photos yet :(

So this weekend was crazy, and I can't plug in my camera to our new computer yet, so once Tim get's that finished, I have some pictures to post. Other than that, I'm glad the weather is finally starting to warm up around here! We haven't made it to the park yet, but the sun is out and it's nice to pretend at least that it's warm! Oh and PS-I found my diamond earring that I lost in Oregon before we moved, it's like a miracle! I think it traveled to Utah in my vacuum because my nephew found it while crawling on the floor in my SIL's basement where we lived when we first moved here....amazing!