Friday, May 29, 2009

Pool Fun

Yesterday morning the kids and I jumped in the pool (Everyone except for Kaylee and Jordan who were at school). It has been REALLY fun to have Alexa all school year. The days she wasn't here Lexi was bored to tears. I almost feel guilty for having been paid to watch her, but the money was nice. We'll have to have her come over during the summer to play.
Alexa and Lexi swimming
Mason swimming. We recently bought mason this swimming suit because he refuses to wear arm wings or get into a floaty. He was so scared to get in the pool. He mainly just sat on the stairs the entire time.
On a side note...I thought I would throw this picture into this post. Kaylee woke up 2 hours before I had to take her to school and since we had lots of extra time...she chose this hairdo for me to style on her today. Love it! Criss Cross Up Do.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fun with hair

Thanks to my friend Amber for sharing her cool finds, I've been checking out this blog that has some awesome hairdo's for little girls. There are a ton of hairstyles that I still want to try out, but here are some that I've done this week:
Kaylee: Criss Cross Braids with Pig TailsLexi and her friend Alexa -Same hairstyle (Front View)

Kaylee-Fishtail Braid

Lexi-French Twist Braids
Lexi-French Twist Braids-Front View
I also did an up do on Sunday for Kaylee's hair, but forgot to take a picture. It was exactly like this last picture of Lexi, but you curl the ends and pin them up. Soooooo much fun. I'm still an amateur, but with lots of practice I should be able to get these down. This is the first time I've done a french twist and a fish tail braid. They're both very easy. I thought I would share for all of those who have little girls out there. If you have any cool hairdo's, don't hesitate to share them with me. :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Fireman

Fireman PJ's, Fireman hat, and Fireman Trucks.
My little Firefighter!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Birthday

Today Doug turned 37. Happy Birthday honey!

Over the past 15 years we have had an amazing journey. I consider myself extremely lucky to have married someone who loves me, supports me, is a worthy priesthood holder, and a hard worker. We have many things in common...reading, talking to each other, the same TV shows, working in the yard, eating out, camping, and name a few. Of course, we have our differences too....he likes converse shoes, Phil Hendrie, and spicy food. None of which I care for all that much.

Today he has a busy day of work, Hit Parade auditions, and Scouts. I'm glad we celebrated his birthday on Sunday. Happy Birthday!

Monday, May 18, 2009


This past weekend, Doug's mom and dad were able to come visit us. We had a fun time visiting and it went by way too fast. On Friday, Doug and I went on a date while the kids had some one on one time with Grandma and Grandpa. We went out to dinner and to see the Star Trek movie. We both had a great time.

The next day, due to the heat, we decided to go swimming for the first time this season. Some of us only dangled our feet, but it was very refreshing.

(We put Doug's mom to work skimming)

On Sunday,(along with going to church of course) we celebrated Doug's birthday. Doug's birthday is not until Wednesday, but we thought it would be fun to celebrate it while Doug's parents could join in on the action. We threw some meat on the grill, opened presents and ate some cake and ice cream. Yummy!
Homemade German Chocolate Cake...mmmmm.
The kids made some coupons to give to Doug. They each had their own colored cards and included items massage, 2 hours of peace & quiet, help in the garden, a hug & kiss, etc.

Overall we had a fabulous weekend. Unfortunately, Lexi came down with the stomach flu on Sunday morning. She missed out on all of the birthday celebration. :( I saved her a big slice of chocolate cake for when she gets better.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Random Thoughts

First of all...."The Biggest Loser". I was extremely disappointed in the winner of The Biggest Loser. Early in the show Helen encouraged everyone to vote her daughter off and let her stay. Who does this? Who throws their own child under the table? She's not 60 and at higher risk...she's in her 40's (although she looks a ton older). Her daughter has an entire future to look forward to. I'm not saying she doesn't look great. I am amazed at all of the Biggest Loser contestants and think highly of their dedication and accomplishments. Helen won fair and square as far as the game is played and how much weight she lost. I just think that if she would have let her daughter stay...maybe her daughter could have lost a ton more weight. What did you think?

Next...I want to say Congratulations to Jordan. He earned 100 percent on his Math CRT's (State Test). His name went into a drawing and he won $50 to Walmart! He bought a Sonic Wii game with his winnings. Congratulations Jordan!
Today was a great day for the girls. Kaylee had a field trip to Lieds Children Museum with all of the 2nd graders. She had a fun time. After school, Lexi and Kaylee headed to girl scouts where they were treated to a manicure and pedicure at a professional nail salon. Afterwards they went to an ice cream store for a treat. I was pretty jealous. Their nails look great.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

No more braces

Last Friday, Jordan was able to get his braces and spacer off....Woo Hoo. He only had to have them on for about a year. His front teeth are very straight now and he has more room in his mouth to allow his other teeth to come in. I'm hoping that we won't have to have any more orthodontics on him. I'll keep my fingers crossed. The first thing he ate was a big pretzel (not allowed with braces) and the last two days he's been eating granola (that wasn't allowed either). So he is enjoying eating some of the foods that weren't allowed over the past year. Tomorrow he gets a retainer that he has to wear.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dance Recital

Last weekend we enjoyed watching the girls perform in their dance recital.
Alexis is in Beginning Tap and she performed to a western song called "Firecracker".

Lexi's Dance Recital 2009 from Kristi Farr on Vimeo.

Kaylee is in Beginning Ballet and she performed to "A Dream is a Wish" from Cinderella.

Kaylee's Dance Recital 2009 from Kristi Farr on Vimeo.

Friday, May 1, 2009

On your mark, get set, GO!

Jordan had a good time at the Pinewood Derby. Jordan received a trophy for the "Most Unique Car". His car didn't race as well as his car last year. Last year he won first place out of all of the wolves in 4 wards. But he was extremely happy to get a trophy this year. All of the cub scouts really enjoy this event every year. Jordan has already started planning on what he wants to do for next year.