Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I want a hippopotamus for!

I know I have been a major slacking of posting recently (not that anyone cares) and I have been giving people a hard time for not posting and so I am pretty much a hypocrite and I do apologize for anyone I may have offended! :)

So WAY BACK on December 19th, Makenna had her dance recital in Hurricane. We had her dress rehearsal that Tuesday and she did OK, but wasn't all that interested in doing half of the dance. I was pretty nervous for her since the previous two weeks she had laid on the floor in a ball and cried the whole time they were doing their dance. But on the night of the recital that girl did AWESOME! Not only did she dance, but she sang the entire song as well. If I knew how to put my videos from my camera onto my blog I would totally post it, but until then, you get pictures of her after the recital.

I'm so dumb though. On the day of the dress rehearsal I forgot my SD card so I got NO pictures and then we are not allowed to take pictures of the dance recital (even though I snuck my video camera in). She hasn't stopped singing the song since!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Yesterday at approximately 11:52 AM, I got my first speeding ticket in over 5 years. (That is a record for me). The last time I got a ticket was in my wreck which was my fault (thanks again Misty for helping out! :) ) Anyway, I got pulled over by my old stomping grounds (Dixie High School) and had NO CLUE why I was getting pulled over. Well it happens that I was speeding by Cinema Six and the dumb A cop decided to give me a ticket. He didn't even give me a chance to try and show a little cleave or anything (just kidding about actually showing it). He then went back to his car and sat for about 10 minutes while my kids SCREAMED the whole time. After he was done writing my $82 ticket, he asked me if I was wearing contacts (which I don't have) and then lectured me about how I should be wearing glasses if it says that on my license (I lost my glasses years ago). My kids were screaming the whole time and by the time I was done, I was bawling my kids were bawling and Officer Jackass was feeling pretty good about himself. DUMB COP!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Catching snow fairies

Makenna has loved the snow the past few days! Yesterday after it started to snow, she insisted that we go outside to catch all of the "snow fairies"It was so cute. She loved jumping on the tramp, making "waffles" out of her shoe prints and then eating the dirty snow once the waffles were done. Gavin didn't mind the snow either. A couple of the pics are blurry, but oh well! It was fun and I wish it would stay A LOT longer! Well at least until after Christmas.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Martin's Mintues

OK... I haven't kept up this month very well, so I am going to tell you minute by minute what we have been up to and some random information.

1. Secret Millionaire- SUCKS. I know I blogged all about it, but now I find it quite disappointing after the first show. They had the $300 million dollar man (who is 25) who gave only $90,000 and didn't really live in poverty when he went out to find a place. STUPID.

2. Gavin is now sleeping through the night! I know I know, he is almost one and he should have been sleeping about 8 months ago, but I'm too lazy and would rather walk in his room almost still fully asleep and give him a two ounce bottle and go straight back to bed then hear him scream for a week getting him to sleep through the night. Nevertheless, he is sleeping!

3. Ever since Gavin has been sleeping through the night, Kenna has not. She sleeps in just her panties and hates to be covered so she wakes up in the middle of the night crying and freezing but not wanting to be covered. Hmmm.. she has been doing better though and I even got her to sleep in pajamas last night!

4. Gavin is now on all solid foods. No more formula and I am loving it. So is he. He did really good switching and now he is a big boy! Still no hair, but he is weaned off of formula.

5. Gas prices are WAY down and it only cost $33.00 to fill my car! ROCK ON

6. Brent's work is still busy and we are so grateful for that. He has finally recooped from Halloween and now looking into expanding his work load.

7. Makenna had a fun filled week with her friends. On Tuesday Parker came over to play in the morning while his mom went to help in Carters class. Mia and Chloe came over to play with her in the afternoon and Makenna ate that up. She doesn't have many friends that are girls so she was SO excited that they would watch Tinkerbell and play dress up with her. Tuesday night, Camryn came down from SLC and slept over and Kenna is still on cloud 9 from that!
Watching Tinkerbell (yes, she is always in her panties)

Reading their "scriptures" (princess stories)

So cute together!

8. Saturday Kenna, my mom and I went to the Nutcracker and it was SO good. Makenna sat the whole time (which is very unlike her) and only fell asleep the last 10 minutes of the show. It was a lot of fun.

That about sums up the past couple of weeks. It is too bad that it is all a little boring to read. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far and maybe I'll write something a little more scrooge like later.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Turkey Day is over

Well, as all of you know, Thanksgiving has been over for a week now and the Christmas spirit is in full bloom. I thought I would catch up on how fun our Thanksgiving was!

First off, I love the rain so I was stoked that we woke up and it was dreary! I went to Wal-Mart with Makenna to get a few items and surprisingly it wasn't packed at all. I should have done my Black Friday shopping on Thursday and then taking my receipt in and got discounts the next day! :) Back to Thanksgiving.

We headed to Grandma Staheli's house for our first meal. It was at 3:00 and we ate about 3:15! That is pretty dang good timing for Staheli's. My aunt Janalyn made a beautiful and delicious turkey, and my grandma made the rest of the food! It was so dang good. By the end of pie, Gavin could barely scoot around he was so full. And that is not an exaggeration. He was moving SO SLOW! It was so cute. We let our food settle and then headed to Grandma Martin's for the next meal. They were all done with eating by the time we got there but we got the dessert (it's the best part anyway) and pigged out once again. We hung out until the kids started having melt downs and then packed up and left! I went to a movie with my family while Brent went home with the kids and started putting up Christmas lights. I saw Four Christmases and it was a pretty funny movie! I would recommend it to all. I went home and tried to work off my food and junk that I ate and then went to bed full nice, plump and full! Here are some pictures to enjoy (for all those (most likely three people) that are still reading this novel).

The Secret Millionaire

That's right. I am a secret millionaire. No, totally kidding (obviously) but Brent and I DVR'd a show called that on Fox and we LOVE it! It is such a good show. It is about multi-millionaires who go undercover and live in poverty for one week. They get $100 and have to live like they have NOTHING. They find people who they can help and by the end of the show they give people at least $100,000. It's crazy how these people normally live and how so many Americans live on a day to day basis. It makes me so grateful for what we have. I have a house, car, food in my fridge, health, electricity and a toilet and shower! If anyone is having a crappy day or a self pity party (as I do more than I should) it is great to remember how lucky we really are!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Makenna is lost!

OK... so my dear sweet little Makenna is no where to be found. There has been a little demon child running around my house that looks like her, but that is the only resemblance of the two. I will refer to her as "Fiona." Princess Fiona has been on and off around my house for about three weeks now and I am at a loss of what to do. She yells, takes everything away from her brother, throws him around, doesn't listen, won't clean up, throws things, demands to be waited on, punches everything like a boxer, throws major fits, talks naughty, and she even bit me last night so hard it took skin off. I have threatened, yelled, flicked, put her in the naughty chair (that usually works), and just plain ignored her, but nothing seems to work.

Now, I know that sounds like a normal almost three year old BOY but not my "perfect" little girl. I don't know what do with her. I seriously am at my wits end. She was so good and then all of the sudden BAM! There she went. Out the door. Out of reality really. So parents.... please help! I need advice on what to do with her, if your kids went through a stage like this at all.

OK, thanks!