Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Riding in The Wood Car

The girls are in love with what Sophie calls "The Wood Car." They are always asking if we are going to drive it. We have seat belts in the back bench seat for them and they have claimed their spots. Saturday we had to head into town so Sophie could go to the practice for the primary program. They were so excited when they found out we were taking the wood car. Grandpa Clayton came in the morning and helped Daddy fix a few things and we were off!

Lydia is our little puppy in the car. She likes to sit sideways and hang her head out the window.

Occasionally she sticks her tongue out.....okay not really.

By the time we were headed home Lydia was pretty tired...

Poor little girl had a hard time sleeping. Every time we would turn she would bonk her cheek on the side of the car. I kept telling her to lay down on the bench but she refused so she ended up with a red mark on her cheek by the time we got home.

But she still loves the wood car anyway :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sophie's First Primary Program and a Trip to the E.R.

Yesterday was the Primary Program and it was the first time Sophie was able to play a part in it. We got the girls dressed up in their adorable Christmas Dresses from Grandma Clayton...

Sophie did so well in the program. When we received the paper to help her practice her part at home I was a bit confused. Her part was: "because he does." I thought wow what does this go along with?
Come to find out her teacher asks "How do you know your Heavenly Father Loves you?" And she got up to the microphone and paused and then clearly said "Because He does!" It made me tear up she has such a sweet testimony and no doubt that her Heavenly Father loves her.

I asked her whether she came up with her own part and she said yes that it was her answer to the question. Its no wonder why we are to be like a little child.

Fast forward to that night...we had gone to Craig and Jeanette's to celebrate Porter's birthday. On the way home Lydia asked for a wipe to clean her hands. I hand them wipes all of the time in the car so they can blow their nose, clean their hands, clean their shoes, whatever. When all of the sudden she starts complaining about her nose and blowing it. I could see that the one nostril was red and thought oh no she got one of Porter's Lego's up her nose! But when I looked it just looked like a booger in there from my angle in the car.

When we got home we discovered it was full of baby wipe pieces! After a lot of sucking with a bulb syringe and tweezers we got quite a bit out, but she still had a chunk at the very top that we couldn't get out. Chad even tried sucking it out with a straw.... no go. So we put Sophie to bed and our little goofball was excited to skip bedtime and go to the E.R.

She thought it was the funnest trip ever she even got to watch Madagascar in the waiting room. Luckily we only had to wait about 20 minutes. The nurse looked up her nose and sure enough it was clogged. Once she got us checked in we headed to a room and sat on the bed. Right when she closed the curtain to get the doctor Lydia did a big sneeze and the chunk flew out of her nose. I looked at Lydia and said "really!?" and she smiled. The nurse came back in to ask us a question and I told her she sneezed it out. The nurse laughed and said "You know she probably wouldn't have sneezed it out if you stayed home!" the doctor came in looked in her nose and it was clear he told Lydia she could go home now and Lydia said "no!" He thought that was pretty funny and showed her some pictures of his kids and talked to her for a minute.

Luckily we were in and out in under an hour. Which I was shocked this was the first time I had ever had to take my kid to the E.R. and I always hear stories of waiting forever. Either we got really lucky or UMC is the place to go.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cops and Rodders Show!

Saturday we headed to the Cops and Rodders show here in Tucson! Grandpa Clayton pulled up to our house in this...

All done!!! The girls were beyond excited to ride in the station wagon!

But probably not as much as this guy....

We were all ready to go! When....it didn't start. That's a Ford for you..Found On Road Dead. But after a little tow it started up and we headed to the show!

There were a lot of fun cars to look at. The girls loved the school bus...

And Sophie was all for the rock wall. She didn't make it up too far but she liked it...

The girls painted their own pinewood derby cars and raced them! Apparently we need to work on our pinewood car skills we were dead last, but they had fun and got medals and a t-shirt.

We had some down time so we camped out in our chairs in the shade while the girls played and relaxed...

If you can see the lovely road rash on Lydia's face she fell out of the station wagon when she was climbing out. Apparently she thought it was a good idea to use her face to break her fall. The EMTs at the first aid tent were very nice.

It was fun to see all of the cars and to watch so many people admiring ours. We also found the perfect way to reduce our Halloween candy load...

We had the girls pick out their favorites to keep that would fit into a cereal bowl and the rest we dumped into a basket and shared with everyone at the show!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween and Sophie goes Shopping

For Halloween we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa Clayton's house so that Chad and Dad Clayton could try and finish the station wagon and the girls could go trick or treating!

This is kind of sad but this is the real first year they have gone real trick or treating. We usually just go to the trunk or treat and call it good. They were so excited all day and kept saying "Its Halloween!!!" They had a lot of fun going door to door. And since we went to both the trunk or treat and trick or treating we have a Ton of candy...yikes. Not sure what to do with it all yet. I joked with Chad that thank goodness we have only 2 kids because I couldn't imagine how much candy would be brought home with any more.

Grandma Miller picked Sophie up today and took her Birthday shopping. Sophie was beyond excited. She knew exactly what she wanted.....

A Cinderella dress! We are getting quite the collection of princess dresses around here. And its not just any Cinderella dress...it actually lights up and sparkles....