Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Halloween

Pictures before the ward Halloween Party, where they had a lot of fun and ate way too much candy.

Little Lady Bug.. also know as Bugaboo

Alina what does a cowgirl say, "Yeehaw cowboy"

Are you Miss Swan Incognito or Captain Jack Sparrow? "Umm just a pirate mom!"

He has a knight cosutme that he refuses to wear.. Like father like son!
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Christian Turned Five!!!

Here are his Kiddie Kandid Shots, he got up on the platform and hammed it up...

Back in May Christian told me he wanted a Green Dragon Cake for his birthday. See for the past two years I have been experimenting in the whole cake decorating thing... and I think I do okay if I don't say so myself. So when he said Green Dragon I figured I would try, I found a picture of a really cute cake and was really excited. But then the Transformer movie came out and that was the end of The Green Dragon. He wanted a Transformer cake. So I did my best ...

So it's not exactly Optimus Prime

But Christian new exactly what I meant it to be

He was so excited, he kept saying, "Thankyou mommy Thankyou!"
Then when I was all done with the cake he said, "Okay now make a megatron cake."
Maybe next year.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Heather. The rules...player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves at the end of the post, player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read our blog for the rules!

1. I have a habit of playing with the corner of my pillow before I go to bed.. Been doing it since I was a baby.

2. Hey Heather I do the same thing.. Straighten my hair on Friday or Saturday and let it go for 3 to 4 days.. Then it goes back to having a mind of it's own.

3. I have unusually large feet for how short I am.... Size 9.5 in normal shoes but 10 in all the cute ones and I'm only 5'3.

4.I have what is called Myoclonic Jerks in lament's terms my leg twitches right before I fall asleep or if I'm tired.

5. I workout 5 days a week sometimes twice when I teach and I sweat like a man... Gross!

6. I'm a sucker for Teen Drama books like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.. all four of them!

I tag: Ashleigh, Chanel, Jamie (aw.. this sucks I just realized I don't really have six people I can tag.. Chanel you'll have to make up the three for me)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Times Flies

Rylee Chanel Redmond is 6 months old. She's been crawling around for the past month as tiny as she is and what can I say.. She's a doll! She's growing up to fast trying to keep up with the big kids.

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Times Like these...

are priceless...

but there are also times I would sell the kids on ebay!! J/K
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Italian Que Bella

Spicy Eggplant

Apricot and Chocolate Biscotti

Braised Brussel Sprouts

I tried to take pictures of the pasta but it was all gone..

A few weekends ago we did a girls night and took a cooking class. It was really fun to cook,eat, laugh and eat... We took the Italian class where we made Spicy Eggplant appetizers, Braised Brussel Sprouts, Pink Pasta, Four different Fettucine alfredo variations and Apricot and Chocolate Biscotti..

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Apple Picking

We went to Riley's Farms this past weekend. The kids had a fun time picking apples and making their very own apple cider. We started off at the store where the kids each picked out a few things to get. Of course they went straight for the candy, but also got harmonicas. After we finished up at the store we went to the cider press so the kids could make the apple cider. Alina kept yelling, "No daddy, it's not your turn!" at Jesse. But she couldn't turn the press by herself, so she had no choice. We planned on taking a hay ride up to the orchards to pick apples, but it ran out of gas... not your typical hayride apparently. So we drove up and parked right amongst the trees instead. It was a really good family day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


So Christian loves transformers as I'm sure most little boys do... But do all little boys beg their mom's to take pictures of them??

Funny stuff: I bumped into Christian the other day and he turned to me and said,
" Hey I'm walking here!"

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun..

First of all I love that movie.. I haven't seen it in forever...
Just wanted to post some pics of the girls being girls!