Thursday, August 21, 2014

Twins: 18 Months

Today Sadie and Sammy are 18 months old. Has it been a year and a half already?
I can barely remember all those sleepless nights, all those feedings and all those blow out diapers to change.

These girls bring so much joy into our lives and I love just sitting back and watching them. They fight over blankets, binkies and toys a lot but they also are good at sharing with each other and play really well together and with Brody. I can find them playing peek a boo (hiding behind a table) with each other or squealing as Brody chases them around the house.They like snuggling their baby dolls,playing outside and going on wagon rides.

They have finally transitioned to one nap a day (happened at 17 months). They are really good about going to sleep, all I have to say is "night time" and they grab their blankets and binkies and walk to their room. Once I put them in their cribs they go right to sleep. I can thank babywise for this. Oh, and a lot of hard work!

I can not for the life of me get Sadie and Sammy to keep bows or headbands in their hair. If by chance I can get them to wear them, they pull them out of each others hair. 

Favorite foods: strawberries, steak, chicken nuggets, pineapple, yogurt smoothies and applesauce.

Favorite movies: Beauty and The Beast, Frozen, The Lorax.

Height: 31.75 inches
Weight: 24.8 pounds

Sammy loves to dance and will start dancing as soon as music is turned on. She likes to say " uh-oh" and wave good bye.

Height:32.75 inches
Weight: 24.12 pounds

Sadie is a climber and a goofball. She makes funny little faces and then giggles. She can  say "buh-bye" as she waves, she also says "baby" and "sss" (please).

You can follow me on Instagram to see more pictures of the girls, Brody and  what I am up to.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic at Utah's Hogle Zoo and a Giveaway!

KUED Kids has a fun event planned on August 8th at Utah's Hogle Zoo and you are invited!

When: August 8th 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
What: Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic
Where: Utah's Hogle Zoo

Families will experience life as a dinosaur through hands-on activities and obstacle courses, get a sneak peak of the new Dinosaur Train hour long special – Classic in the Jurassic, enjoy an icy snack, and try the new Dinosaur Train mobile apps at the KUED Kids Cleone Peterson Eccles Mobile Lab. 

The one-hour special Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic premieres Monday, August 18, 2014 on KUED 7. This special follows the Pteranodon family as they travel to the “Classic in the Jurassic,” an Olympic-type competition in which different dinosaur teams representing the three Mesozoic time periods compete in various contests.

Download the Classic in the Jurassic app or play online at

Sign up for the new KUED Family Membership to receive $1 off each Hogle Zoo ticket to the Dinosaur Train Classic in Jurassic event.  The KUED Family Membership comes complete with monthly discounts at local businesses, quarterly events, a special prize at events for members, and member benefits included in the standard KUED Membership. To learn more about the new KUED Family Membership visit

Today I have joined with KUED Kids to give you this fun dinosaur giveaway!
 Winner will receive:
6 Dinosaur books
Dino Train pencils
Dino Train photo holder
Dino Train tattoos
Dino Train stickers

To enter the giveaway fill out the form below 
This giveaway is closed. The winner is Lori S
Giveaway ends at midnight on August 8, 2014
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's Just Another Stylin' Sunday

I haven't done one of these in a LONG time but I couldn't pass up these pictures from last Sunday. If you follow me on Instagram you already saw one of them. I love Sadie's face but watching Sammy's face progression cracked me up.  Church can be hard!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Play Traffic Cones

 Earlier this year we received some orange traffic cones from Oriental Trading Company. Brody thinks they are about the coolest things ever! We love to use them for obstacle courses in the back yard.

And of course Brody also uses them to create parking spaces for his cars, bikes and toy tractor. But the orange cones are also great for games, sports practices, blocking off areas at parties, athletic events and other pretend play. We like to set them up on the driveway and make lanes of traffic for Brody's bike.

What would you use the cones for?

This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinions or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Co and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Baby Clothes From Rae Gun

Awhile ago a won a giveaway, 12 months of Rae Gun and want to share some of the cute clothes I won.
Rae Gun sells darling baby and children's clothing. I love the retro look of her ruffle diaper covers and one piece outfits.
  I can't wait for Sadie and Samantha to fit in some more of the outfits we won! Rae Gun also has some awesome Halloween costumes. Stop by her shop and check them out!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Time Brody Met David Freese

Last night was kind of a big deal for Brody (and my niece Kelli). They got to meet David Freese!
If you are a Cardinals fan you already know who David Freese is. Simply put, he was the 2011 World Series MVP. Read more about him here.

 Freese was traded to the Angels this year and was rehabbing an injury in Salt Lake with the Salt Lake Bees (the Angels Triple A team) which means we got to see him play!

Before the games Kelli, Brody and my sister Julie headed down close to the field to watch him warm up. That's when they got to meet him. He took pictures with them and signed Brody's ball. What a nice guy!

Later in the game Brody was yelling his name while he was on the field and he even turned and gave a little wave with his glove.

What baseball player would you love to meet?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Little Passports

A few weeks ago I decided to sign Brody up for the Little Passports subscriptions. I figured he loves mail and this will be a great way for him to use his imagination, have fun and learn at the same time.

Little Passports is a monthly subscription where children receive a little suitcase filled with geographical activities and toys designed to help kids learn about the world in a fun way!

Our first package was a darling suitcase (that Brody can't stop playing with) filled with a play passport, a world map, boarding pass, stickers, and a little story about Sam and Sofia and how they start their exciting adventures.

When I ordered this for Brody I thought it would be great for a little summer learning. So far he is really excited about it and loves to look at the map and have me show him all the places I have traveled. I will keep you updated on what we think as we receive more packages from Little Passports