Monday, April 29, 2013

Month of April Cupcakes

Our cupcake calendar has been super fun, especially for the girls.
We made the February cupcakes, but they didn't turn out like the picture at all, so there were no pictures of them.
Then we skipped March, but will go back and make them at some point because they look and sound delicious.
Yesterday we made the April cupcakes. Perfect cupcakes to help Chris and I get in the mood for our upcoming cruise (as if we really need help)!!
They were a very delicious Rum punch cupcake (we didn't have rum extract so we left it out) with waves and sand.  They girls love the little umbrellas also.  And we have TONS of them now.
I usually make cupcakes from a cake box, but these were from scratch and were divine. So moist and delicious.  Yum yum.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

One Year Stats

Molly went for her 1 year check on April 10th.
Her head is 18.5 inches (90th percentile) her head is very long from front to back.
She weighs 19lbs 2oz (14th percentile)
Her length is 30 inches (70th percentile)

She loves watching Caitlin and Ashlee at swimming lessons.  So far she is happy to just watch (and not try to get in) so she is easy to bring along.

Our very gummy girl is finally getting more teeth.  One of her top has popped through, and we think the other is following suite.  That will put her up to 4!

She still loves to eat, and is very good and pretty clean when it comes to feeding herself.
But she LOVES to touch her hair while she's eating, or drinking her bottle, so she ends up with all kinds of food in her hair.

Monday, April 22, 2013


Molly has been taking 2-4 steps occasionally for a few weeks now, but has not been really walking.
Today we were babysitting a little girls who is her age (they are 1 week apart), and she is walking a little bit.
Molly saw her walking and seemed to decide right then and there that she was going to do it to.
She stood up and took about 6 steps over to the basket of toys and looked so happy that she had done it!
Then tonight she was taking many steps over and over again, so Chris started recording it.
And she walked clear across the room!

Hooray for Molly!!
She is officially our quickest walker.
Caitlin walked at 14 months, Ashlee at 14 1/2 months, and Molly is just 2 days past 13 months!

Earth Day

Because Caitlin is in school, she informed us it was Earth Day and wanted to know what we were going to do about it!
So, for FHE was talked about the earth and made an earth wreath with all our helping hands.
Then we cleaned up some trash in the back yard (in the snow and FREEZING cold).
 And finally we had "earth" cookies.  We mostly just looked like play dough.
I am happy our 1st grader can keep us well informed about these things!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Visiting Grandma!

Last Saturday we drove to Logan to spend the day with my Grandma Garrett.
The girls love Grandma, but Molly did not want to sit on Grandma's lap and she was trying to GET DOWN!

And we got to visit with Aunt Shirley and Uncle Greg also (they live in the house upstairs).
The girls loved all of Aunt Shirley's dress-ups and the LOVE her doll house.
She is so nice to play with them because they talked her ear off the whole time.
Hopefully next time we visit it will be warmer weather so we can play outside and walk down to the river.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Last night Chris took Caitlin and Ashlee on a daddy-daughter(s) date to see Peter Pan the musical at the high school.
The girls loved it and have been playing Peter Pan ever since.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


We have great helpers at our house, but occasionally we have more help then we need.
Sometimes Dad has more help then he needs when he's trying to work on his computer!

And I often have more help then I need in the kitchen!
Molly can clear the drawers in a matter of seconds.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hannah Visits

One of Chris's classmates from the RSAMD (grad school) is doing a show in Colorado and had some free days so she drove over to hang out with us for a few days!
There were only 12 people in Chris's class, and they did everything together, so they became good friends.  We especially loved Hannah!
The girls loved having her come, even though Ashlee could not remember her name (rhymes with banana!)
One night they put on a play with her. 

During the day she would go and hang out with Chris at work and observe his classes.

We can't wait until we get to go and see her show next month!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Caitlin has become fearless about swimming and jumping off the diving board.  Last week she did a flip off the diving board!! (it is a kind-of flip, she is working on perfecting it)

WWCC Free Day 2013

The college puts on a free day for the kids in the community every year. And we go......every year!
This years free day was last Saturday.
This year the girls participated in more of the big organized events and less of the little activities.

They enjoyed Jazz class in the dance studio.

They made a bird house and are so excited to see if a bird will actually build a nest in it this year.
Caitlin told me that it wasn't that fun building the house because "they just sat there and Dad built it." But Chris vehemently denied this.  They helped hold and pound the nails.  It turned out great.

Their very favorite thing was cheer camp.
They finished off the day spending a couple of hours swimming at the pool.
Molly and I joined them for lunch and we watched the Jazz dance class.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Our Easter

At our house this year, the girls each got an Easter basket from Chris and I, and the Easter Bunny hid some candy filled eggs outside for them to find.
I made a scavenger hunt for them to find their baskets.  It took them back and forth and up and down the stairs about 6 or 7 times before finally finding their baskets in the dryer. They loved every second of it, and even put all the eggs back to repeat the hunt later in the morning.

In their baskets they had a headband, new flip-flops, a chocolate bunny, and new skirt and shirt and a personalized plate.  (I had a personalized plate when I was little and I LOVED it).  Molly had the shirt and skirt, plate, eggs filled with M&M's (yum!) and a watering pot.

I made the skirts using this tutorial.  They wanted to try them on right away and then wore them the whole rest of the day, so I guess they liked them!

After finding their baskets they headed into the backyard to find the eggs the bunny hid.

It was a beautiful day, so we snapped a few pictures outside before going to church.
Happy Easter!