Sunday, July 22, 2012

Here are a few pictures from our summer this year.
Kate loves to show us things she's learned in gymnastics.  This is how Ada tries to keep up with her sister.

David White Rogers is my first Rogers ancestor to be baptized into the church and he's buried in the Provo Cemetery.  We got to see his grave this Memorial Day.


Kate was finally brave enough to have Jasper on her head!

Kate playing at City Creek.

Helping mom make snickerdoodles!

Kate wanted a picture of her hair...

The girls playing dress-up. 

I was trying to get a picture of Ada with the truck we made at Home Depot.  Apparently that was the wrong thing to do...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's an interesting thing being a mom.  Some days everything seems to be perfect.  The girls get along, Kate's listening, we have fun reading books, playing games, and spend time outside.  Then some most days there's crying, hitting, time-outs, whining, etc.  It seems like no matter what I do, the day just can't get better.

At least that's what I tell myself.  The other day I was in the shower and Ada was outside the door, knocking and crying.  Kate was being crazy, jumping on the bed and yelling.  Usually I would have been frustrated and long for the days when showering didn't tempt me to call for a babysitter.  Anyway, this time I couldn't stop smiling.  I wouldn't trade those noises for anything in the world.  I feel so blessed to have my family and I wouldn't want my life to be any other way!  So I guess I'm saying my attitude has a HUGE thing to do with how I get through each day.  I can be upset and uptight, or be grateful and happy to spend these precious years with my girls.

Kate at her dance recital, holding the flowers from Dustin's mom.  She did so well!!
Enjoying the sucker that was in the bouquet of flowers.

Love this little girl!

We got our bird back and named him Jasper!

Jasper's pretty fast, so I ended up with a rear shot...
I've been wanting to change things up in our living room.  We had a bright green desk for our tv and decided it was time to retire it.  I wanted a vintage dresser instead, and we found this beauty on KSL. 
I'm totally in love with Annie Sloan chalk paint.  No sanding or priming??  Count me in!  We did 2 coats of paint on this puppy and barely used any paint.  It's seriously the miracle paint.

Dustin and I had a great time working on this together.  We are so happy with how it turned out!!

Looks even better in our living room, next to our corner cabinet (also painted with chalk paint).  I love how these colors brighten things up in our 70's apt!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Holy smokes, it's been 2 months since I've been on here!  I've been thinking about blogging.  I swear.  I plan out posts and pictures I can put up.  But I never did it.  Apparently thinking about things and doing them are 2 different things.  Crap. 

We made these Mother's Day cards for Kate's Grandmas this year.  I'm not creative at all, so all I have to say is: Thank you Pinterest.   Kate had a great time answering questions about her Grandmas. 
Totally awesome, right?  Discovered while I was teaching violin?  Yep.  Even better.

Dustin caught this parakeet outside of our apartment.  It took awhile to catch .  At one point I climbed a tree to try to get it down.  It was a good excuse.  I've been wanting to climb a tree.  Seriously.  Lately I've been doing cartwheels and handstands. 
And yes, Dustin looks like a pirate.
We took the bird to the animal shelter.  No one has claimed him yet, so he'll be ours on Thursday!

Best friends :)

Smoothies anyone?  Please, let me use my Blendtec.  Love it!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Every year, the Provo Library does a Fairy Tea Party for little girls. My friend Lisa and her daughter Hannah invited me and Kate to go with them. It was so much fun and the girls loved it! We will definitely be attending again next year!

Everyone was given a wand and a necklace that held a small tube of fairy dust. (The necklace is already broken, due to Ada's excitement. I'm sure Dustin can fix it though...)

It was fun watching the ballet dancers and seeing the Fairy King :)

Our favorite part of the event was when each girl presented herself to the Fairy King. We weren't allowed to take pictures. Boo. Anyway, Kate and Hannah were a little nervous, so they went together. They held hands, walked up to the King, spun around and then curtsied. Kate was pretty excited when she was spinning and her wand flew out of hand. It went about 10 feet or so :) I love my little Katie! It was so much fun to spend one-on-one time with her.

Kate LOVES to help with dishes. She loads them into the sink and then rinses them when I'm done washing.
She even knows how to stack them. Dustin saw this and was quite impressed. He even admitted that she can do it better than he can :)
Kate's still having fun with the camera. Yeah, we're weird and make goofy faces.
This picture is quite embarrassing, but whatev. There it is :)

And I have to have a cute picture of Ada. We love that little bug.
And here's our yummy homemade pizza. There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who like olives and those who don't. I don't.