Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mamarazzi's Favorite Thing Swap

Earlier this week after coming home from running errands (all by myself - it was nice). I walked in the door and saw a huge package waiting for me! I was SO excited. Isn't it the best when you get an awesome package instead of bills? Well the twins were starving and as soon as they saw me they started to do their hungry cry and came crawling over. So of course I've got them hooked up to mama cow (yes, me) and I'm dying because I want to open my package so bad. I just couldn't wait! I had John and Ella open the package and read each note aloud. Ella was just as excited as I was, because she thought that the package was for her.

Jen was my swap partner and it is so weird because she sent me HER favorite things which just happened to be MY favorite things as well!!! With each item that John pulled out of the box I kept saying, "that's my favorite thing too" or "oh, I love that too"! Once in a while Ella would chirp in "me too!" Jen doesn't live to far so I'm hoping that we will be good friends. Now for all of the fun things...

-Disposable camera

-shower gel, lotion and puff gift set (yummy vanilla sugar scent)

-really cute black picture frame with 3 pictures of her favorite things - Yellowstone National Park, the Salt Lake Temple, and New Zealand

-package of coffee cakes (super tasty)

-package of fiber plus bars

-sour gummy worms and sour patch kids (which are MY FAVORITE)

-wild animal zoo toys (Ella wanted to open them right away, I almost didn't get a picture)

-Leatherby's gift card (ice cream is my favorite dessert)

-Readers Digest

-Parents Magazine (Jen read my mind because I subscribe to this magazine)

-Extra Gum

-jar of Carmel with a yummy recipe

-Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

There was a note attached to each item which told why it is one of her favorite things. This was such a fun thing to do I hope to get on board with the next swap as well. Thanks Jen for all of the fun things!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hair today... Gone tomorrow

No, my kids don't really have hair that miraculously grew overnight!!! But we sure did have fun with a wig for Ella's build-a-bear. Even John joined in on the fun. I was laughing so hard that my stomach hurt.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Look Who's Crawling

At the end of April both of the twins started to really crawl. They have both been army crawling for a while. But in April they both started crawling up on their hands and knees within a couple of days of each other. Elysee loves to kneel. She crawls to an object then kneels and plays. She is always finding things that she can use to pull herself to a stand. Dean is a little speed racer. He is a fast crawler! He likes to shut the door behind him and prop himself against it, making it hard for me to get through the door. They are just so funny! When ever I am cooking they find me in the kitchen and they both grab my legs and won't let go until I pick them up.

Ella loves her brother and sister so much. She is always asking them if they'd like to play. In fact, today I was in the kitchen making breakfast and I heard giggling in the front room. It was Ella and Ely playing together. Ella was being goofy trying to make Ely laugh. This is such a fun age!!!