Sunday, March 22, 2009

two year old tantrums

Layton has been throwing the biggest tantrums.

He just freaks out and the only thing to do is leave him in a room, and he calms down sooner or later (usually later). He was throwing a fit because he was stinky and didn't want his diaper changed. But I wrestled him down and changed it anyway and he started really freaking out so I told him that he had to stay in his room untill he had calmed down. He kept going for a really long time and then after a bit was quiet. I went and checked on him and when I walked in the room I saw this pile on the floor by the door...

(it is his pants, diaper, and shoes)

So I looked up and this is what he was doing.

aaghhh, how can I stay upset when he is still so sweet even in the middle of a tantrum?

I have been super, super busy with the new photography buisness and I think I have been too relaxed with our love and logic. Looks like it is time to read through the book again and have a little refresher course.

Oh, the best part. My sister in law Kim was here, and saw the whole thing happen. I bet she will be nominating me for the mother of the year prize right away :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

"I Wove Cake"

I was making a cake and didn't want Layton to touch it but he wanted to help so bad so I let him do his own cake with all the leftover stuff. He was in Layton heaven. He told me "Hank ou mama, I wove cake" he is so sweet. He worked and worked on it for the longest time :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My friend Morgan made this stitchery for me. I think it is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I had to share because it is just too too darling not to!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patties Day!

Layton is boycotting pictures of himself. Parker just sits and is happy but I have to chase Layton all over. Today is so so nice, the boys loved being outside and Layton is trying to pinch everyone if they aren't wearing their green :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday Morning

I LOVE Sunday mornings! Lance leaves early all the other days of the week, and now that our church doesn't start until 12:30 we can stay in bed awhile and have a good breakfast together on Sundays. I love these times with my boys and I wish we could do it every morning.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

One thing after another!

Parker is such a go'er he is constantly doing crazy things and going crazy places. He will be so excited when he starts to walk. (I will NOT be excited)... I was on the computer and my nephew Austin walked in the room and he said "Sally, look at Parker" I turned around and he was inside the drawer of the entertainment center. And super proud of himself. What a boy!
Also, I swear he wears this shirt maybe once every two weeks, I just always happen to take a picture while he is wearing it. Maybe the shirt makes him do funny things :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Baby Chicks

Some friends from our ward have baby chicks at their house and invited us over to see them. I wanted to take pictures but I had my hands full. Parker was crazy wanting to hold them so bad. They weren't exactly fuzzy baby chicks anymore, so I was a little worried to let him. Anyway, Layton and Isaac loved them and surprisingly Layton even held one for a bit. Then afterward LouAnn let them go out out by the big chickens and hunt for their eggs.
She even let them keep the eggs they found. They were so excited and really loved it. Layton's egg met an untimely death but Isaac is excited to cook his up for breakfast!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kids, Kids, Kids

This is what is has looked like at my house for the last couple of days!

My sister-in-law is out of town and my brother has been working late. So I have had 5 of their kids since Tuesday. the kids have been very very good, it is just a different experience for me to take care of 7 rather than 2. But fun, we love having them and Layton and Parker love to have someone to play with.

Buds Buttons and Bows

My sister just opened up a shop on ESTY. She makes the CUTEST headbands, with all the stuff to go on them! And DUH, why didn't we all think of it? She said it was obvious to her, but she uses snaps to connect all the flowers and buttons to the headbands. Instead of the usual clips that dig into the babies poor little heads. I am super excited and can't wait to put in a big order :)
I am so sad I don't have any little girls to dress cute. Lance says I am only a photgrapher so I have an excuse to buy cute girl stuff. :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Girls Night

I had such a fun night last night. A big group of girls went over to Delta to dinner and then came back to watch the junior prom floor show. Super small town I know, but we had a blast. There were a few girls there that I hadn't met before, it was so great to get to know everyone better. Hope we can do it again soon girls!

(clockwise) Julia, Breanne, Katy, Melissa, Cheryl, Sarah, Amy, and Me

(clockwise from left)Mindy,Lorna,Brighty,Lisa,Heidi,?(I am so sorry, I can't remember her name :), and Sue.

This was our fun car. We had a blast!

Friday, March 6, 2009


I was in the kitchen going through my camera and I heard Layton in the other room saying: "Sowwy, Parkew. You can't come wif, I got to go and do my paperwork. No no sowwy, Parkew. Not today. I weally have some paperwork today." So of course I ran in to snap a picture, he was holding my wallet and pretending it was his "paperwork"
hmmm... I wonder if he has had that conversation with his daddy before :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Every day I have to wake Layton up from his nap or he would sleep until 5 and then be up till midnight. His bed time is 9 so that just doesn't work for us. But, it is so sad to wake him. He normally naps in bed but he fell asleep on the couch today and I decided to let him stay there. I went to wake him at 3:30 just like every other day and after a long time of trying to get him up, this was our conversation:
Layton- I not done!
Me- Your not done with what?
Layton-MY NAP!!!
Me- okay, go back to sleep. but wake up very soon, okay?
Layton-O-tay, hank ou mama.

then this is when he went back to sleep, I did have to wake him up about ten minuets later. Isn't he the sweetest? He has been telling us "hank ou" for every little thing that we do, and has just been the sweetest boy lately.

tons of tags...

Wow, I am a super slacker. I have gotten a ton of tags and haven't done any yet. So this is all of them at once. Please don't feel obligated to read on, tags can get a little long.

tag 1- from randi

6th picture tag

lucky, it was actually of one of my own kids. Rather than a random person, which is what all my other folders are full of nowdays...

tag 2- from kim



1.The Bachelor 2.Greys Anatomy 3. Private Practice 4. John and Kate plus 8 5. Days of our Lives :) 6. The Office 7. Amazing Race 8.Super Why (actually Layton's fav)


1.dishes 2. laundry 3. my hair 4. exercise 5. make dinner 6. photoshop 7. blogged 8. read to my boys


1. cruising with Matt and Jamie 2. weekends 3. consistently sleeping through the night 4. no more diapers 5. summer 6. taking pictures 7.Lake Powell 8. paying off our house


1.Macaroni Grill 2. Mimis 3.hmmm... I don't really branch out, I stick with my 2 favorites :)


1.building our house car 3. projector for the studio 4.nice scrapbooking organization 5. lose weight 6. my hair to grow past this awkward stage 7. patio furniture 8. a ton of stuff for the studio :)

Tag 3-from april

Getting to Know you in 2009.....

1. What is your occupation right now? A stay at home mom,photographer

2. What color are your socks right now? Not wearing any.

3. What are you listening to right now? Super Why?

4. What was the last thing that you ate? Cinnamon life cereal

5. Can you drive a stick shift? Of course

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Lance

7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Oh Yes!

8. How old are you today? 24

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? probably football

10. What is your favorite drink? i have been loving chocolate milk or cranberry juice

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes

12. Favorite food? I love about everything, but of course chocolate

13. What is the last movie you watched? is this a joke question, I don't have any free movie watching time!

14. Favorite Day of the year? Most definitely CHRISTMAS!!!!!

15. How do you vent anger? vent to Lance, or if it is about Lance I scrapbook or something far away :)

16. What was your favorite toy as a child? care bear!

17. What is your favorite season? summer for sure

18. Cherries or Blueberries? both

19. Living arrangements? our own house!

20. When was the last time you cried? last night, watching friday night lights :)

21. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes. What else would there be?

22. What did you do last night? cleaned, played with my boys

23. What are you most afraid of? spiders!

24. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? plain

25. Favorite dog breed? i love our golden retriever

26. Favorite day of the week? probably saturday

27. How many states have you lived in? 1

28. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds

29. What is your favorite Flower? any flowers are great

30. What is your 2009 motto? "its no big deal" :)

tag 4- from morgan

List 1o honest things about yourself

1.I am addicted to blogging

2. I love to scrapbook

3.I love to take pictures

4.I wish i had more self control

5. I am a little OCD, I try hard to control it (see 09 motto in previous tag :)

6. I LOVE my 3 boys to death

7. I hate unloading the dishwasher

8. I love to organize stuff

9. I am still in my pjs right now

10. I LOVE nap time!

Whew!!! If you are still reading sorry! you probably didn't want to know that much about me :) have a great day!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Parker is seriously cracking me up nowdays. We were sitting there (after all the peekaboo :) and he grabs the phone, and plain as day says "hello?" he only says "mama, dada, and baba" so I was super surprised and he kept saying it over and over. It was so cute I called Lance and had Parker hold the phone. Lance answered and Parker said "hello?" then once Lance started talking to him he threw the phone and wouldn't say anything else. He apparently doesn't like it when someone talks back. I say this all the time but I can't get over how funny and sweet my boys are.