Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Of course we had to go on Buzz. Mac and I both got our highest scores ever. Mac was even one handed because he had Eliza.
We went to Its A Small World and I passed someone who looked very familiar. I asked Alli if she knew who it was. We both realized at the same time it was Morgan Freeman. He was trying very hard to be inconspicuous with a hood on and kind of looking down. Then we got off the ride just in time for the lights all to come on.
We really had so much fun. It is nice to have friends you can do stuff with.
I know I am going to have to watch out for Mackenzee when she is older. She convinced both of our friends boys to carry her. They are only 6 years older and she had them all doing whatever she wanted. She even got them all to go on Snow White and they HATE Snow White.
When I figure out how to get the Pictures off my phone I will post them (we forgot our camera).
Mind you we have been several times before but it just clicked this time. We also got to watch the fireworks and they were AMAZING. The bad thing is it was VERY crowded (dont go on a Friday night) and it didnt snow on us. It was cold so we had to bundle up.
Eliza supporting the U. Parade in the background.
We also missed Santa because we got there too late, we did see him Saturday night though at the Ward Christmas Party.
Me: What do you want to get Parker?
Mackenzee: A Green Jeep (the kind you get in and drive)
Me: That is too much money, we dont have that much money.
Mackenzee: Why dont we buy some more money?
Me: You cant buy money. The only way to get more money is when Daddy goes to work.
Mackenzee: Hmmm. Daddy you can go to work now.
We thought that was too cute. So today when I asked her again what she wanted to get Parker here was the conversation:
Me: What do you want to get Parker?
Mackenzee: A Green Jeep
Me: That is too much money, we dont have that much money.
Mackenzee: Daddy is already at work so we have money now.
Dont you just love kids!!! And dont you wish it was that easy!?!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
When we got to church they announced they were glad to have us all visiting minus one (Mac). Parker fell asleep half was through the first hour until about 5 minutes before church was out.
After church we got a family picture minus Mac.
We had a stake/ chicken birthday dinner. Then ice cream cake dessert. That night we talked and hung out. Becky came over and it was great to see her. What a surprise it was for her to see Eliza at church. She would not let her go until Eliza wanted to eat. She held her for almost 2 hours. I had to get packed because my flight left at 7am Monday morning. We had to leave by 5:30am to catch the flight.
All the Woodward girls, notice Eliza does not look in any picture we have.
Here are some more pictures of the weekend.
Then it was off to play in the snow. Mackenzee got dolled up.
Courtney convinced her to go down the sled. They fell off when they hit the driveway so Macknezee would not go again until Daren went too.
They were out there for a while. It all ended with Mackenzee crying because she had snow burn from sliding on the snow. Then they came in had hot chocolate and we put up the Christmas decorations and Mackenzee got to play with the dress ups. She got her aunts to play Cinderella with her until Jake showed up surprising everyone again (except Brit and me).
When Parker woke up he went out for a few minutes in the snow too. Mackenzee made a snowman with a carrot nose and button eyes.
Of course we had to have Eliza go out because this is her first snow.
Parker was freezing but was having too much fun with Nana he didn't want to come in.
We had a rousing game of Duck Duck Goose in which Parker ran regardless if he was supposed to or not. It was quite funny. Parker also entertained everyone with his shooting and spitting while making the shooting sounds. Mackenzee said one time, "Parker STOP spitting at me"
That night we had Chineese food with Alicia and played games. It was great just to hang out with everyone. My kids loved playing with their aunts, uncles and grandparents.
When we got home my dad took Eliza in and brought her to Courtney who had never seen her. It took her a minute to realize why my dad had a baby and who it was. Then my mom woke up and was so excited. After that the rest of us walked in. Courtney said is was a great bday surprise. We all chatted for a little bit then went to bed (with the exception of Mackenzee who talked off Britney's ear until 2am.)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
We started out going to the mall. That in its self was fun because I had never driven in "the city". After going through an "interesting" part of town and being honked at enough times by crazy drivers we got to the mall. When we got off the elevator Karolin grabs my arm and says did you see that man? Of course Kristen and I were busy doing other things. It was SIDNEY PORTIER. Man we had missed him and Karolin was a little star struck. After shopping at H&M (and finding tons of cute things) we decided to explore the rest of the mall. As we are going down the escalator I jokingly said, "Look there is a tall black man wearing a Nike hat- he must must be a professional basketball player. Just kidding I just wanted to be like a tourist and generalize everyone" Kristen and Karolin look at the person in question and then each other. "He is" they both said at the same time. It was John Salley...former Piston and Laker, and currently a Fox Sportscaster! Kristen tried to get a picture of him while pretending to get it of us.
Next we headed over to another mall to get dinner. It was an outdoor mall that we LOVED and cant wait to go back. There was a large flatscreen television and recliners in the parking garage!!! While waiting for dinner we walked around. There are several great shops and stores. We didnt get to spend as much time there as we wanted because we had to get ready for the show. We ate dinner at Cheesecake Factory and loved not worrying about chasing kids and being able to enjoy our food. We even got dessert for ourselves and brought some home to the hubbys.
Next it was off to the parking lot to change... yes Kristen and I changed in the parking lot. As our motto was that night "What happens in the parking lot stays in the parking lot." Then it was off to the show.
It is AMAZING and I would love to go again. We sat in the balcony and had great seats. This was Karolin's third time and Kristen and my first. The show is not what I expected. The music was phenomenal!!! I loved it! We had the understudy, for Glenda, and I do have to say after watching YouTube segments I think she was better. I now want to read the book.
Mackenzee has been dying to see it but she has to be 5 and if it is still around I may actually take her. (side note: the night before Mackenzee would not go to bed after finally getting mad at her several times she looked at me, put her hands on her hips and said, "Mommy if you dont come snuggle with me you will not be allowed to go to Wicked tomorrow" I made her give me a hug because that was too cute)
We ended up getting home around 1am. We talked the whole way home and just had an overall really good day. It is great to be with friends!!! Twelve hours away from the kids and over too quickly. Mac did survive and he said the kids were really good. (Great maybe I can do this more often :)- right?)
Friday, December 7, 2007
I will wait to show you the family one until you get the Christmas card... it will go out next week!!! Yes we are sending one out this year, shocking I know.
So let me share a little about the picture experience. I picked out the outfits for the girls over a month ago. My friend, Kristen, found Parkers cute suit and Mackenzee's shrug. Then yesterday I ran to JC Pennys and found a skirt that matched the girls dresses for me and a tie for Mac. I have been looking for a black velvet shrug for Eliza EVERYWHERE!!! When I went to LA last weekend that was the #1 thing to find and no luck. So I decided to just check at Pennys on my way out. And of course there was a dress with a black velvet shrug that was not attached. Needless to say it was a great shopping experience. What made it better was everything was 50% off.
Mac had to work and got out of a meeting and hour late. I got the kids ready and all he had to do was get on his suit. Of course he grabs his blue suit. I swore we bought him a black one for Switzerland when he presented his paper. He said we didnt and this was the one we got him. Finally I said fine lets just go. We get to church and notice his jacket is dirty from kids. It didnt matter because we had him take it off anyway. The best part was when we got home and he put his suit away he saw the one we bought and guess what .... it is BLACK!!! Regardless the pictures turned out. Thanks Alli you did an awesome job.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
My sister is asking if I need to get off the phone. I told her it does not really matter because I cant do anything at that moment. Finally I get to a point where I can put Eliza down.
I go into the kitchen... The lunch meat, block of cheese, cheese grater, big sharp knife (still dont know how that got out), and the eggs. He had cracked two and I guess had decided to make an omelet. I was lucky it was only two.
Some days I wonder if I will survive Parker and the almost 2s. One day I know I will just crack up at all these things. Who knows maybe he will be a great cook like his dad!!!
2 yr olds singing Pirates- "Yo Ho a pirates life for me..." (especially since he cant really talk)
"Dont do that or I will give you a slobbery kiss"
What does a camel say? "AHOHHHH" (I cant type it but it is really funny)
I love when my kids say something that makes me laugh.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The rest of church was uneventful (or at least that I can remember)
When we got home Parker went on a rampage. If I would have had time to write it all down I would have so I could remember it all. I think he started in his room emptying all of the tupperware bins that hold his toys. Next he moved to the closet with all the games. Keep in mind I had just cleaned up the games from the previous day. There were cards everywhere! Most of this happened while I was feeding Eliza so I could not stop him. I started cleaning up the mess and Parker went to my room got my Stampin Up! markers and decided to color on the wall and blinds. I hurried grabbed a wipe and started cleaning that up. Parker runs off and redumps the toys in his room. Next he took a yellow highlighter on the new tupperware we had just bought. All in all I think there was 3 times I picked up the cards and 2 the toys. By the last time I have had it. I am cleaning up the cards for the third time and Parker dumped my black embossing powder in the hall. I picked him up and put him in the top bunk and removed the ladder. Then I scooped up the powder (what I could salvage) and began switching the top shelf of towels with the game shelf. Parker then jumped off of the top bunk. (I had told him several time to stay up there so he would not get ouchies). He would not stand up on his legs so I feared they were broken. After some TLC he was fine, running around like a crazy person again.
I wish I had a picture of the craziness. All the kids went to bed early!!!
Friday, November 2, 2007
We had a great Halloween. It actually started October 5. We went to Disneyland and Trick-Or-Treated there. This year the kids were Wendy, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.
Snow White's mother "the witch" came with an apple while Mackenzee was taking pictures with Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.
This was her response. Complete FEAR!!!
On Halloween a local frozen yogurt shop gave away free yogurt to kids who came in with their costumes on. We went with some friends.
Mac had to work so we went over to a friends house for dinner and trick-or-treating. Parker didn't let go of his dagger the entire way and walked the whole time unless he saw a dog. On house had a ceramic dog and he had to be picked up. By the end he managed to say "thank you" and "trick or treat". Mackenzee and her friend who also went as Wendy both wanted to be first at each door. Next we went to Mac's work and went around to all the stations. It was the first time the nurses had seen Eliza since she was a patient.