Wednesday, August 25, 2010

where did that come from?

peyton has being saying such random things lately but one we all keep repeating.

i have to preface this with letting you know that "fighting" is wrestling at the smith house and we do a lot of it.

peyte had a little face diamond jewel thing in her hand that she kept calling "magic".

"mom fight dad. he will die. i have magic"

riley told asked her baby sitter the other day "mallory what if i have a baby and it comes out a horse?"

i looked across the kitchen table last night and peyton was sitting there waiting for riley to be done with dinner playing with a "lamb" i heard her say with palm out and arm bent at a 90 degree angle "come here little lamb" then her had moved up and down slightly as if the lamb landed on her hand. she talked to it for a minute and then her hand bounced again when the "lamb" jumped off.

the other day i asked peyton why she sleeps with her whole face under her sheets and quilt, she told me it was so she could suck her thumb without us knowing. BUSTED!

riley came home from church sunday and said, "mom all of the big kids start school tomorrow. why can't i start" i explained that this will be her last year to ever miss the first day of school and that it is because of her birthday but assured her she would be in preschool. the next morning she walked down the stairs and over to ian and said "well dad i have another year before i start school" poor girl.

one of riley's favorite things to do right now is watch how to videos on you tube for applying your makeup to look like a princess. you think she would be a natural now for how many times she watches the same videos over and over again but for some reason every time she puts on her own makeup the brown eye shadow end up smeared down her cheeks and her eyes look like someone hit her. why?

Sunday, August 01, 2010

try this....

i went to a party a couple weeks ago; after devouring an entire bowl of this bean stuff i called my friend for the recipe. trust me you want it.

try it this week, you won't be disappointed! the recipe makes up a lot so you may want to half it although it does keep for a few days.

the sauce:
1/3 C lime juice
1/2 C olive oil (i use a little less)
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp. salt
1/8 cyan pepper

*mix and set aside

the goods:
2 avocados diced (i do 3 because i love them)
2 cans black beans (drain and rinse)
1 1/2- 2 C frozen corn (i just rinse mine off and let it thaw for a couple of minutes)
1/2 red pepper diced
2 tomatoes diced
6 green onions sliced
1/2 C cilantro (a little more or a little less depending on how much you like it)

*mix it all together and serve.

the first time i ate it we had it with tortilla chips, i've seen it put on top of hamburgers.

and ian and i marinated some shrimp se in baja chipotle sauce and then warmed it up on the stove and put this stuff on top for shrimp tacos.

tell me what you think.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


i feel 100% better tonight.

i have one less thing on my mind thanks to my boy.

i lost my wedding ring almost 4 weeks ago. i've said prayers, i've reassured people that ian really didn't take it this time like he did before to get a custom band made. i found lost it while i was not feeling well and had a long day. i apparently fell asleep on the couch and took it off while i was sleeping.

i've looked and looked and looked and stopped looking and then started again

ian found it after we pulled out the couch.

what relief!

Monday, June 14, 2010

all my time...

2 little mammas has been my life lately. getting ready for this....

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010


my friend keri commented on my last post and asked if i made ri's dress she was wearing. and while i didn't (it's just an old navy dress) i saw this loved it and made this.

my new obsession. no pattern. not hard. need to fix the bottom layer. still not a seamstress. more to come.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

chipetes style..

ok there is a lot to catch up on but first thing first.

right now, well for the past little bit riley and peyton have been completely obsessed with the girl chiphmunks called the chipetes. first we checked out a movie from the library where the girls raced the boys around the world which came complete with a c.d. which they loved. then our friends let us barrow the squeakquel movie that has the boy and girl chipmunks in it together as well. also every time they can they steal my phone from me and look up chipetes songs and movie clips on you tube on my phone.

The girls have been practicing singing like them, they want their hair done like them, and most importantly trying to get those dance moves down why they want to look like chipmunks is beyond me. also how do you do hair like a chipmunk? their hair is shaped like a mow hawk.

i think we are moving on to the movie and book jumunji so i thought i would post these pictures before the ship has completely sailed. ri asked me to take pictures of her practicing her moves. it's so funny and makes me nervous all at once.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


yep that's what i said to ian saturday afternoon. let me back up for a minute and give you a little background info.

We signed riley up for her first soccer season this year, we are so excited! she's so excited, we've been practicing with her in the yard because all of her practices have been canceled due to the weather etc.. we all had so much fun picking out the pink cleats, new shorts to practice in, new socks and the new water bottle. we tried on the uniform the day she got it and she wouldn't take it off until it was bed time and dirty.
after all that prep the pink panthers lost their first game about 10 to 1. i am happy to report that riley did assist in the teams 1 goal! we definitely have to work on riley not doing everything so literally the coach tells her. if she was told to not move while the ball was being kicked or thrown in she would still stand in the same place and not move while everyone started to play again until she was instructed to run. to cute.

so back to my title, at the end of her game they get all of the parents to come and line up on their side of the field facing the other parent and put their hands together (kind of like you were playing london bridges) to make a tunnel for the kids to run through. this was very new to all of us. ian and i had no idea what was going on and it was obvious our riley had never participated in this either. first the opposing team runs through your tunnel and you tell them all "good game" then your own kids team runs through your tunnel and you give them hi 5's and tell them the same. as ian and i are catching on to this new ritual we will be participating in riley is taking a little longer to understand the concept. she passed us right by but to every other parent (at least the 12 from our team) when she saw their hand held out to give her a hi 5 she instead extended her hand and gave them all a firm handshake and said, "thank you". everyone noticed and shook her hand back with a little giggle. ian and i couldn't help but laugh, i looked over at him and said, " we are so mormon right now" he agreed.

Monday, February 22, 2010

46 hours

for 46 hours on v-day weekend ian and i ate in peace. for 46 hours we talked uninterrupted. for 46 hours there were no toys left out to stub our toes on. for 46 hours we could sleep in or take a nap for al long as we wanted. for 46 hours i had 2 less head of hair to brush and fix and 2 less sets of teeth to brush. for 46 hours i don't think i went upstairs. for 46 hours i got to eat my ENTIRE plate of food i fixed for myself!

in 46 hours we talked, laughed, reminisced, went to the movies twice, went out to eat dinner way to late, did things around the house, went to church kidless, and had a valentines alone for the first time in 4 years.

as much as we enjoyed each other we were so ready after 46 short hours to have our 2 little girls back and hear about all of their adventures wtih grandma and grandpa, we were excited to hear their little screams as they ran around together. we were excited to warm up 4 little feet when they were cold, and bathe 2 extra kids.

after 4 hours of having our beautiful little girls back with us we were tired and ready for another 46 hour weekend alone! so the question is when can they go to your house again mom and dad?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

a perfect little heart...

peyte had an unfortunate fall the other week. the first time we've had a fall or anything other then being cut open on purpose for surgery that required a band aid. pretty impressive huh? especially with how adventurous peyton is.

like i said, a sad fall but one festive scab if i've ever seen one! sorry if it makes you queasy but i had to share, i've never seen anything like it. she now has a cute little red spot on her knee in that same perfect little heart shape.

happy v-day!

Friday, February 05, 2010


if every night ended like this it would be perfection. it makes both of them so happy, and never gets old to watch.

Monday, January 25, 2010


the other day i got out of the shower and went out to inspect the girls to see what kind of trouble they found. like i always do. much to my surprise they were quietly sitting on the couch watching p.b.s. together. later i turned on the camera and found these.

well i know i didn't take them!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

the bug

last time ian had a holiday off everyone was recovering from the stomach flu. well everyone but me i had the honor of bleaching, bathing, wiping, snuggling watching princess movie after princess movie. this is what my room looked like for 2 days.

eventually the girls got better and i was relieved i didn't catch it.

2 sleeping girls in our bed. complete with water cup and puke bowl.

then ian started to feel bad. here we go again except this time it was getting water, staying out of our bed, distracting the girls, preparing soup, buying saltine crackers and sprite.

then ian got better after a couple of days. and again i was grateful i didn't get the bug.

then riley got sick again. i was back to snuggling, bleaching, watching princess movies, missing church, serving sprite and saltines, explaining as best i can why you can't eat and drink right after throwing up.

then 2 days riley got better and again i expressed my gratitude for not getting this plague that had hit our house.

well that was about 2 weeks ago.

last night after having to leave a temple session early because i couldn't make it. i showed 6 of our friends all of my best puking skills on the car ride home nope didn't make it out of the car but did grace ian's temple bad with my presence. yep still 3 exits away from home. i proceeded to show ian my skills all through the night. i feel gross. i am tired of being in bed. i'm sorry ian is spending his holiday weekend bringing me water, sprite, saltine crackers and drawing baths for me so i can warm up washing his bag and belongings, my clothes and cleaning out my car. i'm almost positive it's not the, "bug" it's just plain old food poisoning from chick-fil-a. but did i mention my friend who helped me in the car is now home in the same boat.

do you think i may have 5 less friends?

one of my new years resolutions is to lose 6lbs. DONE.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


it was a good day yesterday. it started at 7:30 when we (the girls and i. of course ian was already at work) woke up and started the day reading books in bed together. for breakfast we had mickey mouse pancakes. the girls watched t.v. while i got showered and ready then we all went up stairs to get the girls ready. we all watched their new princess sing a long d.v.d. they got from grandma for christmas and sang our hearts out to every princess song you can think of. next the girls went to my amazing friends house for a little while while i ran an errand, when i got back we hung out for a while before coming home for naps. after the girls woke up we made fruit smoothies to celebrate the warm weather we had then went outside to ride bikes. when the sun started to go down we came in bathed the girls and had dinner with the sister missionaries, finished their visit with a spiritual thought then all sat down as a family and watched american idol. the girls loved the show and even shared their musical "talents" with us. after the girls were down ian and i duked it out with some tennis, bowling and finished with me knocking him out boxing on the wii.

i need more of these days.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

a new low

last night ian and i got the girls to bed last night and got ready for our usual snuggle up in the couch with a treat ritual. i chose a traditional dessert of powdered doughnuts and chocolate milk. as i sat there stuffing my face with these delectable delights i realized that i was starting to not feel so well. why would this be happening to me? was i getting sick? was 7:45 the new to late to eat a treat? then it hit me.

how could i be eating this while watching the biggest loser? i decided then and there and i needed to put down the doughnuts and put on the running shoes. well maybe at least just put on the running shoes.