Monday, December 21, 2009

I finished!

I finally finished sewing the middle of my quilt. Now I just need a
stop border, regular border, binding and a back! I'll be done in no

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Bowling at the Ritz right now. Haven't been in ages. The shiny lights
and disco balls are a little distracting.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Patiently waiting

We bought Sophia a big girl bed today. Ikea has a lovely reversible
bed called the Kura. I thought I had planned ahead well enough by
having Tasha drive us but I was wrong. The box is way too long.

So now we are all waiting patiently for Steve to pick up the bed.
Unfortunately he has a dead battery and is out of gas. It's a good
thing they sell candy here.


I love pizza!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Regretting my coat

In line at Toys R Us sweating buckets in my winter coat

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Your mother would be disappointed

I'm at the Kathy Griffin show having a raucous laugh when I am rudely
interrupted by a man's stocking feet. That's right, he took his shoes
off and rubbed his feet back and forth across the stage. True
definition of dirtbag.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'm so awesome

It was Summer party day at work. Alyssa and I chose the 3-legged race to show everyone how great a team we are. I don't know if this really proved our point.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Worst Day Ever!

The fun thing about Sophia getting sick is that when she is finally on
the mend she has a breath holding incident, or fake seizure as I like
to call it. These things always sneak up on us. We expect them during
the really bad part when she's most ill but it waits til the end.

Now we are sitting at the food court at Fashion Place mall eating some
lunch. As you can see, she is having a great time.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Found It!

Who doesn't need a string of 5 lighted grapes to complete their home?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Where my Icee go?!

This is Sophia sleeping on the way home from the zoo Sunday. When we
were leaving we picked up a few Icee's to cool off. Sophia didn't
drink much of hers and it melted pretty quickly. I dumped it down the
drain and rinsed the cup when we got home since she was still
sleeping. Ever since she has been looking for/demanding her Icee.
"Where my Icee go?" has been screamed at me constantly. Why is it
always my fault that something has gone missing? I think Steve has
been putting ideas in her head. He still thinks I threw out his
scrapbook. It's so hard to be picked on.

Monday, July 6, 2009

You Go Sleep, Mama!

We were hanging out at SugHo Park having a little swing when I
determined that the pain in my hand was enough that I would have to
get off. Swinging was so easy when I was younger and didnt have
arthritis. Sophia was riding on Steve's swing and good ol' Sassy
Pants was poking a little fun at me. "Mama tired! She go take a nap!".
I don't see why I have to be treated this way.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I love festival food

Sophia insisted on having a hot dog for lunch. She was so hungry after
playing at the park that I had to stop at the SugHo Arts Festival,
find the hot dogs and sit down and tell her over and over "eat
slowly!" "remember to chew!" "take little bites!". Despite my coaching
she finished the hot dog and large bag of chips in about two minutes.
I think this photo really shows how much she wanted me to bother her
with photos.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

you'd be surprised

My daughter just told us that she is not coming home with us. I said, "really? You'd be surprised". She says "Surprise? It's about time, Mama". What a stinker!

Party Pony!

My mom had a shared birthday with our friends Heidi and Erin. Mom was
deadset on having the Party Pony since she had always had one at her
party's when she was a child. It was a big hit. My question is, where
was my Party Pony? Why did I have to suffer a childhood devoid of
pony's? In fact, I don't remember very many party's. You can all blame
my parents if you think I'm weird, they never got me a pony.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Tasha and I stopped by Sugarhouse park after the library and Maggie
Moo's to watch some local LARPers. Steve was kind enough to tell us
that this is actually SCA. Whatever it is, I'm loving it. I think I
will be back with a picnic basket next week.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Seriously in love with video

iPhone video


Ive turned into my mother

I was just hanging out, listening to the roar of the hair dryers when
I noticed my purse. It is literally exploding with crap. Take note
that I have actually taken a few things out, my phone, DS and iPod.
I've spent years bitching at my mother for carting around 30 pounds of
garbage in her purse. Oh the shame!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I wish I could tell you that this hair was brought to you by the
Harper parents, but as usual it was the super awesome women of daycare.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

you'd be surprised

My daughter just told us that she is not coming home with us. I said, "really? You'd be surprised". She says "Surprise? It's about time, Mama". What a stinker!

It's stuck!

Normally I wouldn't allow a bath toy near my daughter's face, but this
was too cute. This circle has given her hours of enjoyment. Normally
she sticks her feet through it and yells "I'm stuck!!" while giggling.
It's been sad to watch her grow so fast, she used to be able to pull
them up over her both of her thighs. Now she can only pull it over
one. On this day she was telling me how her nose was stuck. I don't
know how she comes up with this stuff! She must have done it 40 times
before the water got cold.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Just hanging out

Sophia and her new, partially built swing set.

Callie Marie!!

Callie's shirt has a bunch of cheese in front of a camera with the
caption "Say People!"

I was totally confused. I am not on my game today.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Sophia loved this mannequin at Blazing Needles. She kept hugging it
and saying "I love you, friend!". It might be time for some play dates.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


These are really womens shoes? Really? Don't we deserve better?


These are just a few of the super cutey pants cards available at
Barnes & Noble. Tasha and I are here to find a card to send Dale.
Tasha is a little behind, I've already sent 2 cards. You can't beat

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The lub recipients

Little baby duckies in the grass!

I lub you, baby ducky!

We walked to the park today and we were greeted by some beautiful
ducklings. Sophia rolled in the grass shouting "I lub you! I lub you,
baby ducky!"

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Go Pay! My Dress

This is a Christmas pajama top that I let Sophia hold the other day
while sorting clothes. She just discovered it again this morning and
it still had a little baggie with spare buttons attached. She
immediately started yelling "Go Pay! My Dress!". It's good to know
that she's not shoplifting yet. She wouldn't stop dancing long enough
to get a better picture from my phone, so I apologize to all of my
readers now.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sophers the Chihuahua

It seems she likes to pretend to be a dog. Maybe I've been giving Coco too many nice treats.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Tasha and I were shopping for rugs yesterday and came upon the MOST HORRIFIC COUCH EVER! I've been looking at this photo every couple of hours and I still can't believe it was made. Who thought of this? Why didn't I look up the manufacturer? Now I can't look at the rest of the horrible stuff they create.


My teeth are killing me.

I cracked a filling and had two questionable fillings so they were replaced last week and they have been bugging me ever since. This morning I woke to swollen gums over the old cracked tooth. I haven't left the couch all day. I have, however, been messing with my blog. Yay.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I guess I can't go scrapbookin' with my friends now...

I just had the most delightful tearfilled laugh. I seriously scared Steve so much I thought he would pee his pants. He was in the front room with Sophia talking about going into the back to say hi to Mama so I decided to hide as a cheap thrill. Here's my hiding place:

Now just imagine me, the delicate little flower, crouched behind a child's table from Ikea. Do you think you might notice me? I think any of you would. Not Steven! When I sat up and yelled "Raar!" (like a dinosaur) he screamed "Jesus!!!" and twisted his whole body away from me. As I laughed at him he justified his actions, "You know I always believe that zombies have gotten in". Nice excuse, you big wuss.

Oh, and according to Steve, payback is a bitch.

Monday, March 2, 2009

New room, no dollars

We used to have a bookcase right outside Sophia's door. It was obnoxious and U. G. L. Y. I decided that it was springtime and therefore time for change. We cleared out the crapola that was not Sophia's and moved it into her room. This time there was no 2 year old outrage at the change we were bringing into her life. Instead we were left with a delightful nook for DB to love. We took a bench from her playroom as well to increase the nook-i-ness of it all. Sophia loved it from the start. She pulled books down and read on the bench, ripped out all of the blankets inside and made a complete mess that she ultimately had to clean up. Don't be distracted by the door behind the bench. That's the old door to the closet that now holds our washer and dryer. It's the sort of thing you live with when you have a hundred year old house and no money to overhaul the whole thing. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Sophia is wildly playing her ducky drums tonight. What are ducky drums you ask? Why it's a Dora the Explorer step stool that you smack with one bare hand and a rubber ducky in the other while singing Twinkle, Twinkle at the top of your lungs and then screaming Hiiiieeeee!!! Mommy!!!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

blah blah sick

I am watching Kitchen Nightmares while waiting to see if Motrin will take Sophia's temperature down. All I can think of is how we spent 6 weeks in Dec/Jan switching days between eachother on who was able to go to work that day. There is never any rest, I know that, but I am over this!


I'm just back from telling dear baby (DB) to be quiet and try to sleep. She has her monkey and sippy cup (normally not allowed) but she wants to stay awake. I could tell you more, but this has already been dull enough that you stopped reading.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The pee pee is in the potty

Yee-haw! Pee pee in the potty!

Potty training

Dear Sophers is wearing Big Girl Panties tonight. She is sitting on the potty now taking off her panties while explaing 'My panties! Take them off!' and then she pulls them back on. Steve is trying to convince her to 'go' and Sophia is desperate to play with her tub toys instead. I love that the only charm to the whole potty experience is that she can play with tub toys. Where's the excitement of being a Big Girl? Where's the desire to make her mama happy? I think she needs to reevaluate her priorities.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Naptime is never easy at my house. The only way to get Sophia to sleep is by driving around until she zonks out and then sitting in the car with her for 2-3 hours. I know you are all envying me now.
Essentially, this is what I am doing now. Thank god the wi-fi reaches the driveway. I am now caught up on Facebook, Twitter, this weeks Newsweek. I've also eaten 4 chicken nuggets, they were cold, not good.
My shopping trip to Costco was pretty good. I saw butt crack as soon as I pulled into the parking lot! Sadly, this moment was not captured on film because Tasha did not understand my incredible need to photograph and catalog such moments. The young gentleman realized that he was giving us a show before I could get a shot All was not lost, however. There was a woman inside wearing the best outfit ever. It may have been 44 degrees today but I would hardly think it was shorty short weather. This woman thought it was, but to look more appropriate she pulled on knee high boots, a hoodie and a long scarf. Tasha and I loved her and followed her around the store. I'd post a photo but my iPhone app won't allow it.
There you have it. My whole day. Oh, and I ran into Whit Hollis at Whole Foods. Such fun!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Swimmin' Mama!

Tonight we went swimming at Fairmont Aquatic. Sophia has been asking to go swimming for weeks now, dressing herself in her swimsuit, playing with her life jacket so we gave in. I ran home after work and grabbed everything we would need. I even picked up some sleeper jammies since I knew she would swim for 2 hours.

We're all set! We're in the pool! We're running all over dragging back up to the surface! We're...leaving after 40 minutes. She's frozen and taking her swimsuit off in front of the masses. (for shame!) "All done, mama! All DONE!"

It was only a matter of time before I figured out the problem. I took off her suit and placed her on the changer. As soon as I tore one side of that swim diaper a torrential flood of urine came splashing out onto the changer, counter, floor and my shoes. I guess I would have been frozen and "All done" if I was carrying around my own personal swimming pool in my pants. Just another lesson for the future.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hey, there's food after all!

I made a devil's food cake in my new crown cake pan. Look at how cute it is!

This went over a lot better than the grapefruit salad with warm raspberry vinaigrette. I've got two picky eaters here and they are never pleased. At least chocolate cake is appreciated by two of us. Oh, and here's an FYI for all of you; if someone tells you they are going to have grapefruit for dinner, feel free to let them know at that time that you don't eat it.

Decided to comb Sophia's hair



No photos of food today

2009 has brought us some awesome blessings this year! Sophers has been sick for a week and managed to puke on both Steve and I and have another breath holding incident. This essentially means that I am home again today for another Noggin watching adventure. We are currently having a momentary diversion with coloring and the last vestige of Christmas in the background. See below: