Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We drug the holiday out for about a week this year. We went to two ward trunk or treats, the rec center trick or treat and we are going trick or treating in our neighborhood, yay! Today Syd had her 2 year check up. She in the 75th percentile for height, 60th for weight and only 40th for her head! Her body is finally catching up to her head size:) I had her wear her costume to the dr. and then we ran some errands. Then it was almost lunch time so we texted Neil to see if he would like to take Snow White and her wicked stepmother out for lunch. He of course said yes so we headed down town and enchanted his office and then went to lunch at Macayo's.

Here we are on our way to trunk or treat. Snow White, Clark Kent and a cowgirl.

Video #1- Syd saying cute things, in her costume. Video #2 Neil came home wearing his creepy teeth, this is her reaction:)

Also, one more story after you seen the teeth. The first time my parents met Neil was on Halloween. He came trick or treating with us and the Browns. He wore DI clothes and the creepy teeth and had not shaved for a few days. Afterwards my dad was like "um, so that guy was interesting..." I said "Dad! That was a Halloween costume, that is not what he looks like all the time!" haha nice first impression honey:)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Dear Sydney...

Syd turned 2! We wanted to get her a little kitchen. Then we saw this one in our neighbors garbage pile. Yes please! We cleaned it up and replaced a few small things. After we took this picture Grandpa Rocky helped Neil replace the plexi glass in the microwave and oven and they rigged up an oven rack made out of a fridge rack. Did I mention I found the fridge rack in another neighbors garbage pile? Yep. I can't help it if my neighbors keep throwing away great stuff! The table and chairs we already had but I repainted them.

Cute little dishes

She was so excited and has not stopped playing with it. When we leave the house she says "bye bye kitchen!"

We set everything up the night before. I told Neil to pretend to be Syd. I wanted to set the camera to capture her reaction, she tends to be camera shy if she knows you are taping.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thank Heaven...

For little girls...

For little girls get bigger every day!

Thank heaven...

For little girls...

They grow up in the most delightful way!
Sydney really has been such a delight these last two years. We love her so much and enjoy every minute we have with her! We asked her what she would like for her birthday...

She told us she would like a little sister...

We told her that would be okay, but she would have to wait until March for her present!

Thank heaven for one more little girl in our family:)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lindsey Brown comes for a visit.

Lindsey came to visit for her fall break. Isn't she cute? She loves escalators. They do not have escalators in St. George so we rode every one we could find:)

Indoor rainstorm at Planet Hollywood

Went to Venice

I love Sydney in this picture. She looks so bored.

Pinks hot dogs. We did not eat there. I will one day though!

The Mirage
The conservatory at the Bellagio

This one is for Aunt Rachel

They had some gigantic pumpkins!
A painting made out of flowers

An apple made of red roses

Dancing fountains

She was waving at everyone:)

We had fun! Thanks for coming for a visit cute girl:)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oi with the poodles already!

Syd loves to wash the dishes.

18 Weeks. And I promise that Syd does wear pants...sometimes.

I saw this idea on Our Best Bites. I wanted a fall wreath so I made one!

Good thing Syd is getting a kitchen for her birthday, this is what she does while I cook. She says "Mom look, I make chips!" haha it cracks me up:)

I put up all of our Halloween decor. The talking witch picture is my favorite! When we showed Syd for the first time I decided to video her in case she had a great reaction either way.

I had to take it down and put it away. She wouldn't come near Neil or the picture for the rest of the night. We felt like the WORST parents on the planet!

Friday, October 7, 2011


Sydney is a quiet girl in public places. Quite often strangers ask me if she ever smiles or if she is in a bad mood. I would love to say mean things to them like "no, she just doesn't like ugly people", but I bite my tongue. She is really slow to warm up to people. At home she is hilarious, she gets really really excited about two things every day. The first is Dora. She doesn't even really watch it, but when the opening credits come on she freaks out, it is so so funny! I decided to try to capture the excitement. This is not even half of how she usually acts when Dora comes on, but it is still fun to watch:)

By the way, the second thing that gets her really excited is when Neil comes home. I will have to capture that one sometime soon.