Sunday, June 19, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Sunday, November 8, 2009
So as many of you know Jared and I are building a house!!... It's actually a Townhouse so we do share some walls. However while going every Saturday to check on the progress we did some testing and you can't hear a thing. We also have a 2 car garage and back yard. It will be the perfect starter home for us! I'm VERY excited to NOT have to walk my groceries up a flight of stairs while coaxing Erin to hurry up them. And we are so excited to have a yard for Erin. She loves to be outside and it will be nice to just let her run around all the time. Jared can't wait to have a BBQ and Laythe. I also can't wait to have new appliances as well. The dishwasher I have now s a nightmare, so we are ready for a fresh new place to make our own.
We will be sad to leave this Ward. It has been, by far, the best ward we have lived in. The house is in the south east side of Mesa. Thankfully Jared will be able to transfer to Tempe soon, so it won't be such a bad commute for Him. We feel very blessed to be in the position to buy a house, and to still stay home with Erin is going to be so nice! Here are a couple of pictures of the house so far. It should be done in about 2 weeks!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Of course this year for Halloween Erin was Minnie Mouse. It was hard to keep the dress off of her until Halloween. And she wouldn't where the headband Ears for anything. In fact When we went to story time at the Library, we got her dressed up, hair done, and then I actually argued with my 2 year old!! For a good ten minutes I tried to explain that if she didn't where the ears people would think she was just a princess! I got her to where them until we got to the library and then she had the nerve to take them off and refuse to put them back on... Needless to say, she was just a princess to everyone. So I had to come up with away to make my own ears and bow that she couldn't take off all willy-nilly. (my friend Pheobe actually gave me the idea) I got some black foamie board from joanne andmade some ears out of that. Then I just attached the ears to her pony tales. I also made the bow. I'm quite proud of myself and I think they ended up looking better than the headband.
We Went to our Ward party on Friday. We played games and Erin got to run around with her friends. Erin was also voted Cutest costume! Our ward doesn't do Trunk-or-Treat. so On Saturday we went down to Tucson and went to Jared's parents Ward party. It was a blast! they have a cat walk set up and have a kind of parade for the kids and Erin LOVED the homemade Rootbeer! Jared took her Trunk-or-Treating while Fred and I handed out candy. So all in all it was a great weekend! Erin is still wearing the dress everyday. I hope it doesn't last too much longer. but she's so cute in it!!
Didn't quite get the concept of "The Cake Walk"
This ones for Aunt Kari!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Erin has become a little obsessed with Mickey Mouse. In fact everything that has to do with Him. Every morning when she wakes up she asks for Mickey. Erin has to take all of her Mickeys and Minnies with her where ever we go. She also is going to be Minnie for Halloween and is so cute in her costume! I can't wait to take her Trick-or-Treating!! She can't sleep without them. The last one picture is my Favorite and I PROMISE (Rachel and Kylee) More to come with her costume!!
She decided that Mickey and Minnie needed her pillow and blanket more than she did. (she also changed her close herself, can you tell?)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Last week Jared and I decided that it was time to take off the front railing on Erin's crib. She had been waking up in the middle of the night and wouldn't want to rock or go back to sleep. So I thought why not just give her the option of getting out of bed herself. I was worried that it would take time for Erin to get the concept that she was still suppose to go to sleep once she was "free". SURPRISE, SURPRISE!!!! I can not believe how well she is doing! Yesterday was the first time she immediately got out of her bed when I put her down for a nap. She didn't try to come out of her room, she just played in there for about 20 minutes and then got back on her bed and went to sleep. Last night she got up as soon as I shut the door, played a little and then came to the door and just knocked politely. We were too soft on her, and let out for another 20 minutes before I put her back in bed and she went right to sleep. We open Erin's door when we go to bed so that she can just come into our room in the morning. Although sometimes she forgets that she can get out or something and will just sit there and call for me... laziness! JK here are a couple of pictures of the night Erin got her "big girl bed". she was so excited she jumped up into it, laid down and said "night night!!" Erin also HAS to have her bed full of her stuffed animals. so it's kind of chaotic! She loves though and is such a big girl!
This is Erin Saying "night, night!"
All of Erin's blankets and animals
Friday, June 5, 2009
Erin's new favorite thing to do is to get into my closet and wear my high heels. She'll wear them for hours. She will walk around the apartment gathering things to put in her purse, and if she can get her hands on some keys too it's a bonus for her. She will then say to me " bye mom, see you later" and go to the door and try to stick the keys into the door knob. She is the cutest thing in the world. I do get nervous when she gets a hold of my stilettos, I'm always afraid she is going to hurt her ankle or break the heel so I try to keep those out of sight.
The reason I call her "mini Tara" is because Jared has a sister, Tara who is all about the high heels! and Erin looks a lot like Tara as well, that I sometimes look at the Erin and think "she is not mine, she should have gone to Tara" not that I would ever want that! but she is definitely her Aunt's Niece! I hope you enjoy these pictures!
Friday, May 15, 2009
We have been doing Fantastic! Erin and I are now working on learning the abc's and colors. she loves to read books and play with her animals from her Noah's ark she got for Christmas. (still her favorite toy!) And we are working on trying to stop the "Y" she has started to add to all her words such as "watey" instead of "wateR" drives me nuts! but she is doing great!
I'm always busy with her but I try to manage some "me time" in, on occasion. Jared got me a new Sewing machine for our Anniversary in Dec. and I'm loving that. Right now I'm working on a quilt for my mom. Fingers crossed that I can actually finish it. :) (no comment needed for that one)
Jared is such a hard worker! He is an amazing provider for us and has a great work ethic. He loves his job. It is much more challenging than AOL and I think even though it is much more stressful, he prefers it that way.He's also none stop with the Young men in our ward. He is the YM 1st coun. and is always busy with them on weekends and things.
All and all everything is going well for us. We manage to get down to Tuscon every once and awhile and that is good for us to get together with friends and to spend time with Jared's Parents. here are some pic's of Erin there are more to come I promise!
she loves her baths! She couldn't wait!