Thursday, May 29, 2008

poor sick boy

The little man started a high fever yesterday which is unfortunately bad timing. (Isn't that terrible I would even say that?!) But really, this is the girl's last week of school and with all the end of school programs, parties, teacher gifts, dance festivals, packing for upcoming vacation, etc. he could have picked a better week.
So today in between Preschool graduation and picking up our other from school I squeezed in a doctors appt. It was probably the worst one ever!

His temp was 102.5 and his ears and everything looked fine so she wanted to see his throat. I warned her he has a VERY sensitive gag reflex (he had already puked on me this morning just trying to take his temp) so, while trying to pry is mouth open and see his throat he throws up all over himself, me, the table, etc. Then she wanted to swab him for strep, threw up again! And since he puked on the swabs they don't even know if the results will be accurate. Nice.
Then for some reason he wanted his shoes OFF, now! And since his shirt was all wet and stinky, I took that off too. So we left the doctors office with only his shorts on, smelling like puke, and not even really knowing whats wrong with him. It was fabulous.

Friday, May 23, 2008

the canyon

Last weekend we decided, spur of the moment, to do a little BBQ up the canyon. We actually live very close to it. We can bike there from our house. This time we drove, because we had all the BBQ stuff. It was perfect weather and an awesome evening.

We took our friend Frank with us. We came to know Frank about 8 yrs ago in Vegas and he moved up here about a year before we did. We are seriously the closest thing he has to family (sad). He is a little bit like Rainman meets Forest Gump. Extremely smart in some areas, but slow in most others. Its hard for him to get and hold a job, but not for lack of trying. I really wonder what would happen to him if he didn't have the church.

After our delish dinner we walked up to the falls. Once we got there the kids and I decided to hike/climb up to the main falls. Less than half way up I was thinking "Helloooo, why is my little 2 yr old doing this?!"
So, I handed him to Mike and the girls and I continued up. We didn't get all the way up, but pretty far. We discovered going up is way easier than coming down! It was such a nice little break, I felt like I was on vacation!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

going private

It kind of creeps me out that total strangers can see my blog, life, children, etc. I guess I'm feeling (over?) protective of my kids. So, if you want to continue checking out my blog (and ALL are invited) send me your email to mightymikeforsyth or just put it in the comment box. Then you can still check it out. Thanks for understanding. :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

flashback friday

Who is that hot babe basking in the sun?! I was 3, and when we go back to WA, we go back to that same beach. Ahhh, memories.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I've been tagged. . .

The Hubby Tag

What is his full name? Michael Don (you all know his last name)
How long have you been married? 10 years in June, writing that seems like its a long time, but its gone fast.
How long did you date? Almost a year
How did you meet? We were EFY counselors
Who eats more sweets? I do.
Who said "I love you" first? Him, I said "Thank you"
How old is he? 34
Who is taller? He is for sure. 6'2" to my 5'4"
Who is smarter? He is, but for my pride I would like to say we are equal. :)
Who does the laundry? I do.
Who pays the bills? I do, but he knows all about our $$
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Him
Who mows the lawn? He does
Who drives? He does
Who is more stubborn? I don't know, probably me.
Who kissed who first? He did.
Who has more siblings? He does, 6 to 1.
Who wears the pants? Ok, I'm copying Jill who copied some one else with this answer which was...I think we both keep each other "in check."

OK, I tag: Carol, Cheryl, Sarah O, and Kim S

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mothers Day and Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Mothers Day to all you moms and all those who have moms! I am so lucky to have a wonderful mother, example and friend. I love her!

I was so lucky this year because my b-day happened to fall right on Mothers Day. We laugh about it, but I make it clear that those are 2 seperate double gifting. ;)

We went out to dinner Friday with some friends (the Flemings, for those of you who know them) and when we got home, Mike suprised me with a picture of the temple I REALLY wanted. He had been telling me that he couldn't get it, so it was a real surprise.
I also got this apron from "Flirty Aprons" in the mall. I saw them and they were SO cute, I wanted one! I don't know why, I've never worn an apron before, maybe it was the name. ;) I feel a little bit like June Clever now.

And my darling kids painted some mugs for me, well and a horse, too. That was from my Little Man. At 2 his painting skills are amazing. : )

I had a wonderful Birthday, thanks for all the cards, $$ to go shopping (thanks Mom), gifts, and well wishes!

dance recital

Our Little Princess had a dace recital. It is really fun at this age, its kind of like choriographed chaos. But as her parents, we of coarse think she is darling. After watching it she said, "I love it! I did such a good job!" As long as she feels that way thats all that matters. This is mostly for my parents who were unable to be there. Feel free to watch if you want or skip over. :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

before and after

The pumpkin sprout before we planted it. . .

The pumpkin after we planted it and the frost got it. . . :(

Our Little Princess before. . .

and after. . .

Super Girl before. . .

and after. . .

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cinco de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo today, I made this really yummy salsa. I found it here. Like our Little Princess said, "it looks gross on the screen, but it tastes really good."

Corn and Avocado Salsa

1 can white corn, drained
1 can black-eyed peas, drained
1/2 bunch green onion, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
4 med. tomatoes, chopped
3 avocados, chopped
1 pkg. Good Seasons Italian dressing mix

Mix together all ingredients and chill overnight. (or just an hour or two:) )


Friday, May 2, 2008

flashback friday

This video is from the good ol' days when Mike was in the Bishopric of the Singles Ward. (Love you guys!;) )The ward had a Lip Sync Night, and this is the Bishopric's performance. Hilarious! There's just something about seeing the bishop doing a little Michael Jackson! :)

You'll have to pause the music on my playlist so you can hear the video.

P.S. I heard the Bishopric wives stole the show this year. Way to go ladies!!

Ok, this one is SPECIFICALLY because my husband wanted me to post it. It's our family on the same lip sync night doing an REM song. Super fun then, totally embarrassing posting it on my blog. You're welcome honey!