Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A new title and what we have been up to.

You may have noticed that my blog has a new title. If you don't care to know why I changed the title please feel free to skip to the pictures below. When I created this blog a few years ago I wanted it to have a creative and catchy name. Since I could not come up with anything I settled for "To dream costs nothing" in Latin. Don't make fun of me, I took Latin in college. Anyway. The other night we came home from Thanksgiving at my parents house. We pulled into the garage and I had a flash back of growing up. Whenever we came home from a vacation (usually late at night) as we pulled in the garage my dad would say "you know the routine guys" which meant we all helped unload the car until every last thing was in the house. We would sit in the back of the car, whether it be station wagon or Astro Van, and silently pray that he would NOT say it this time. No such luck. Over the last few years my life has become pretty routine. And so has my blog. So there you have it. You're welcome.

A week before Thanksgiving Emily Brown came for a visit. Andrea was pretty sick, but she is doing better now. We had fun and Syd LOVED her. Emily was the best playmate ever:)

She set up a house on the different landings on the stairs. The boxes are baby cribs.

One day I was telling Emily about all of the great stuff we get from our neighbors trash. She was intrigued and sure enough on Sunday night someone had put out these trees. She snatched them up and took them home with her:)

Here's me 24 weeks pregnant. While Em was here we all got the stomach flu. Except her, lucky!

On Wed. we all headed to St. George for Thanksgiving. I was too tired to take pictures, but it pretty much looked like this.

Now we are home and Syd has taken up a new hobby. Cooking!

Italian seasoning on every cutting board we have. Later she dumped parmesan cheese on the floor. I guess she wanted to make spaghetti.

Cinnamon toast crunch on dirty dishes. At least the bowls match the plates. That means she is super brilliant, right?

Our friends have a Christmas tree farm in Ca. and got us this amazing tree. It smells SO GOOD. It has been quite a few years since I have had a real tree at Christmas, it is fun!

Tonight Neil and Syd put the finishing touches on. Pretty sure she will pull them all off tomorrow.
Grandma sent Syd this little people nativity. She loves it! I told her grandma sent her a present and she sang happy birthday for the rest of the night. And yes, I realize that I have very few pictures of her wearing both pants AND a shirt. Oh well.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Springs Preserve

Last week we went to Las Vegas Springs Preserve with some friends. It was really fun! There was a lot to see and we walked around for a looong time.

Syd with a big turtle

Syd with a big bunny.

Oh, before we left Syd made me breakfast. Yum.

One of the museums had an exhibit called "the scoop on poop" the kids loved it, it was really interesting. Here is Syd in the outhouse.

There was a great playground. Sydney loves trains, she played on this one for a long time:)

Happiness is falling asleep with your arm in the pringles can.

We were tired that night! I don't know if you can tell but she is eating 3 suckers. Almost done with the Halloween candy!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Horsies and other things

For Syd's birthday Grandma Sherry made her this cute skirt. It is made out of Syd's Great Grandma Arminta's fabric, so special! Here she is wearing it to church:) The purple socks were her idea, and she would not be talked out of it. Lovely.

I decided I needed to start sorting through the baby girl clothes. Holy Cow. Seriously this kid will never want for clothing. You can't really see but on the other side of the couch there is a box with about 30 outfits in it. It was like a baby store threw up in my living room. By the way, this is not even all of it. There are two more Rubbermaids in the garage full of newborn and 0-3 month. Yikes!

Our friend gave us a bunch of clothes for Syd and this Minnie Mouse dress was in the bag. Syd loves it. She wore it for about 3 days straight. I had to hide it so I could wash it!

I bought this hat 10 years ago. I used to wear it all the time, it is a siz 2t. I pulled it out this winter and thought, hey, now I have a toddler to wear it! haha:) She loves it and cracks up when I wear it.

Syd loves to sing twinkle twinkle little star, so I wanted to capture it on video, enjoy why don't you:)

Sometimes Syd sings this little tune about horsies, I told Rachel about it and finally caught it on video. Fun:)