Wednesday

09.23.09

It is REALLY official, my mom is a " soccer mom". This year she decided to coach my brother Nathaniel's little league soccer team, and may i just say this is the funniest soccer I have ever seen! Only a few of the kids were there on the day they took team pictures, so my mom asked me to come to this game to take a few team pictures for them. What I didn't expect was to get as many funny pictures as i did. These kids are ages 5-6 and really have no clue what they're doing out on the field. It was so funny to see them trip all over each other, and score goals for the other team. They only play 3 on 3 and there are no goalies. We had so much fun watching them play. Caden kicked the extra soccer balls around on the sidelines and tried to get in the game more than his fair share of times. Here are a few of the funny and cute pictures:
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Isn't she ADORABLE! I hope my girls have cute, curly, blonde hair..
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GO TEAM LIGHTNING!!!
lara

Monday

HOUSE - Season Premier

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We've been counting down the days to our favorite tv show premier:
Our monday night tradition is chocolate chip cookies and House, we have 10 hrs 6 min and 20 sec till the start of the next season.. This morning I asked Taylor if he was excited, and his words were "I can't think about it or today will be the longest day at work ever!" So tonight we will be joining the millions of fans for our favorite show House! Let the season begin!!!
lara

Sunday

Caden Pictures: September

I've been trying to get out at least once a month to get some cute pictures of Caden. I have a little month by month scrapbook of him, i put one picture per month on a page. Its so fun looking back at how much he's changed and grown over the last year. I love this little boy more than anything, he's got me wrapped around his finger.
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lara

Wednesday

Thanksgiving Point - Petting Zoo

Taylor and I try to make it out once a week to do something fun as a family.... that is.... something CADEN thinks is fun. He loves the park, going on walks, playing outside with his favorite doggy, playing at the water park.. he's pretty easy to entertain. I've heard wonderful things about the Thanksgiving Point petting zoo, and figured Caden was old enough to really enjoy it now. He LOVES horses and really likes to buzz lips to imitate the sound they make. He really has no fear of animals (which i'm very grateful for.. cause i was terrified of most animals growing up). It turned out the petting zoo was just as fun as i'd hoped. Caden made his horsey sound at the goats, llama, cows, pigs... just about every animal in there. The goats were so fun, they came right up to the fence and would eat corn out of our fingers! And each admission comes with a free pony ride or wagon ride! Caden totally enjoyed himself, and Taylor and I had plenty of fun too. We will definitely be back! (If you're interested the website is http://thanksgivingpoint.com/visit/farm_country/about.html)

At first, he was more interested in the hose than the goats..
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This was his reaction every time after the goats would eat the piece of corn... lol



He wasn't so sure of these big horses.. but he was content to watch daddy pet them


He was so careful to drop the corn RIGHT on top of the chickens


FINALLY!!! a real horsey-pony ride!!! my parents have one of those plastic horses that you can bounce up and down on, and he loves it. He sat on this horse and started kicking his legs against its sides!


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My boys are just too cute!

lara

Saturday

Odds and Ends...

There are tons of things I've been up to and things i'm working on, so this may turn out to be a jumbled disorganized post..

First off I have to say GO BYU!!!! woo HOO!!! their game against the Sooners was absolutely incredible. I have completely lost my voice and Taylor and I were literally jumping up and down on the couch while watching. I couldn't be more proud! the ending score 13 to 14 byu. I can't wait to see what our rankings will change to now that we've beat the number 3 team!!! Sorry, I'm still pretty pumped about it.

Another RANDOM side note: i've been completely obsessed with muddy buddies this week! its horrible. i've made two batches already. At least the chex are gone now (that way i can't make anymore..)
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This last week I found myself consumed with projects.. I'm not always up for projects, and i usually avoid big tasks. But when the urge hits - it HITS!!!

Here are a few fun things i've been into this last week. For my b-day i got some money from all of my grandparents (which is always very appreciated - thank you!) I usually spend it on clothes.. well always.. but this year i decided to go for something a little different. i've been wanting a few things for around the house so i went on a mini shopping spree to a few of my favorite home decor stores!

first stop: Rod Works! Isn't this the CUTEST jewelry dish ever! I saw it and totally fell in love.. and it serves a dual purpose, decoration and organization (and this is only the beginning of my organization)
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Next stop: Tai Pan Trading Co.!! I, for some reason, have a small obsession with fun dishes. I really only have the basics that we got for our wedding and find myself borrowing my mother-in-laws cute dishes all the time.. just to add a little fun to dinner. So i went and bought myself a few fun dishes to have around :)
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when i was at tai pan, i found these REALLY cute old fashioned ice cream dishes.. they kind of looked like this one, but had longer stems and the top flared out. I'm kind of wishing i would have just bought them.. but i'm sure they'll be there next time too ;)
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Here starts my MAJOR projects. I just so happen to be the worst at finishing scrapbooks.. i don't thing i've ever finished one........ TILL NOW!!! I started our wedding scrapbook a few months after we got married, and my fire died shortly after i started. SO its been sitting in a closet for over a year now! I did happen to get the "book" itself covered with really cute fabric and ribbon, and i got about 6 pages done. So after looking at it... feeling rather guilty that it wasn't finished... i decided to sit down and just get to work.

does anyone else make HUGE messes when they're doin stuff like this??? (taylor's exact words were: "where'd the kitchen go?")

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Here is the finished project!!! I'm so relieved to have it done!

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This is my favorite page:

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My second project this week has been cleaning/de-junking/organizing everything!!! i've kept our bedroom and closet pretty clean.. but the rest of the place, not so much.. Since we're living in our in-laws basement we have almost all our stuff in their storage room. I was to the point where i couldn't find anything in there (i knew i had certain things... but couldn't find them). So i got a bunch of plastic bins and went through everything.. after a few days i'd killed at least 10 spiders (with taylors help), gotten everything out and organized, labeled and put back! I wish i would've taken a picture before i started.. there was hardly walking room in there. Here's the final product!
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A great idea my mom has for organizing spices.. this way i don't have to dig around back in the cupboard to find one little bottle.. just pull the whole thing out find what i want and put it all back!


These were just a few ideas for organizing i found online.. i would love to use all of these when we have a place of our own.. ENJOY!!!

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lara