Saturday, February 28, 2009

Paden's Turn...

Paden got to take a turn at the skiing thing and HE LOVED IT!!! Here are some pictures of the fun day we had up at Wolf Creek Mountain...
He loved trying to keep up with Macie...for anyone keeping track, he kicked my trash too!

He was so cute, when he fell down, he would say..."I'm ok"

The first few runs down he would make Ben do all the work...Ben sure earned his Coke today!

Look at that smile...he really is having fun!

My two cute skiing kids!

Trying to figure out why everyone keeps on telling him "pizza" when all he sees is snow!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Joy of Quiet Time!

I have come upon a new treasure...Quiet Time. I know what you are thinking, "Natalie, everyone knows about Quiet Time." and are probably right, but just recently I stepped it up a notch and had each of my non-napping kids take a "Quiet time" for 1 hour in their own rooms where they can read, play, sleep (rarely happens), or whatever they want to as long as they are semi-quiet.
Since we have been doing this, I have discovered that Macie has quite the imagination...the other day during quite time, she found her pretend cell phone and called each of the Disney Princesses and their respective Princes to come to a party at her house after her Quiet Time was over. (Paden still thinks that the Genie is coming to our house and keeps on asking when he will be here)

Today, she found her vtech camera (which makes movies) and is pretending to do a show about Disneyland. When Quiet Time was over she enlisted me to hold the camera and this is what she came up with...

I look forward to more funny stories that her imaginative mind will come up with!

Viva La Quiet Time!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pulling a Martha...

So I decided to get in touch with my inner Martha Stewart and reupholster an old chair that my step mom gave to me. I bought some really pretty sage green fabric and covered this chair and now it is "front room" worthy! Here are some before and after pictures to you can see how much better it looks now...

...I think I may add a really pretty paisley throw pillow too, we'll see!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ski Bunny

On Valentines Day Ben, Macie and I went skiing. I wanted to take Paden too, but Ben said, "If I have to teach Paden, who is going to race after Macie? You can't ski as fast as she does." As sad of a statement as that is...he is totally right. She kicked my trash!
Macie needed one run down the bunny hill to remember how to ski and then we were chasing her every run after that...she went on trails through the trees and Ben had to go chasing her through the terrain course to go off a few jumps.
Chase, Rob, Iggy, Aspen, Macie, me and Ben in front of the "Barn" at Wolf Mountain.
Macie finally stopping so I could get a picture of her. I would try to get down the mountain before her so I could get a picture of her skiing, but she was way to fast and I really stink at this whole skiing thing. I had to beg her to let me go first so I could take pictures of her.
She looked so cute with her helmet and goggles!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Please can I hold her?

Macie and Paden are usually begging me for a chance to hold Hadlie...I guess I am pretty lucky that they like her so much. I love these three little stinkers!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Girls Night Out!

Macie needed a night out that was all about her, so last night we went out to get her a manicure and to visit Grandma Judy and then out for ice cream!
The dude giving her a manicure was really cute with her! (I don't think she understood him very well, but she would smile and look at me for translation)
What you can't see is that they are bright pink with blue flowers.

It is so much fun being a girl!

She brought back ice cream to her favorite brother!