Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Early Mother's day present

When we bought our house, one of the things we thought was a bonus was that all of the appliances were included. Well, that was true but not necessarily a great thing. Our refrigerator is probably at least 15 years old and the washer/dryer could be about 20 years old. But, they get the job done eventually so I tried not to complain (too much.) After all, spending several hundred dollars to get nicer ones really isn't our immediate future. But, much to my surprise, Matt, my bargain finding hubby, got me a brand new washer and dryer for Mother's day! I was so shocked. I can't wait to use the dryer and have the clothes actually be dry after the first time. And the washer looks like it can fit a whole load! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much Matt. Maybe in five years we can afford to get a new fridge that doesn't wake us up at night when it turns on. :) I love you!

Out with the old...

In with the new...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Nursery rhymes

Just realized you'll probably need to scroll down and pause our playlist music to hear her. :)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

This little piggy

(It's only cute for the first minute or so, after that it's just Eliza struggling to get her socks back on without help. Scream alert at the end!)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter weekend

We had a great holiday this weekend. Since Eliza no longer sleeps in, Matt took her to the easter egg hunt at Sprint (formerly Franklin Covey) field at 8:00 am. I guess it set a Utah record for the most people at an easter egg hunt but Eliza was still able to come away with five eggs. She had a really fun time and I was grateful for the extra sleep. Thanks Matt!
Later that day, we went over to IFA to buy some fertilizer since now we have a lawn to take care of. My mom suggested that place because they also have baby chicks, ducks and rabbits to look at. Eliza was in heaven. She loves animals. They also had a horse and some mini goats. They were so cute and the workers there were really nice to get some of the animals out for Eliza to pet. Between IFA and PetSmart, who needs to spend $8 at the zoo? It's just as fun and a lot closer.

On Sunday morning Eliza was excited to open her Easter present. She got a new coloring book and a plastic wagon. We, I mean the easter bunny, thought the wagon was full of gardening tools but it's more of a beach themed wagon. Oh well, she still likes it.

Sundays are rough for Eliza because she usually misses her nap but we were able to get a few smiles of her in her new dress before church. Afterwards she had an egg hunt (or an egg punt, as she says) at Grandma and Grandpa McCann's house. Then we headed up to Syracuse for cousin Mylee's birthday party. It was a fun, eventful day and Eliza was in a surprisingly good mood for being sleep deprived. Must have been a sugar buzz from all the candy she ate.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New hair!

Well, technically it's not new hair, just a new color. I've been blonde my whole life and when I went to get it done again on Saturday I felt like I needed a change. Matt suggested I go brunette and I love it! At first, the girl who does my hair said we could just weave in some dark pieces but I figured if I'm going to do it, let's do it all the way! It's a pretty drastic change and I still get a shock everytime I pass a mirror but I'm sure I'll get used to it. It's faded a little since the first day which is nice. Due to the fact I have no tan I looked a little gothic for a couple of days. So, what do you think? Yay? Nay? Not that there's much I can do about it now, anyway. Let's see how life as a brunette is for a while!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Puzzle time

I don't know at what age kids start getting really into puzzles but Eliza already loves them. And she's really good at them, too. Eliza dubbed this her "hard puzzle" but soon mastered it. She even says "Texas" and "Utah" when she puts those pieces in. It's amazing to watch her learn new things everyday.

I also love listening to her talk. She has such a cute little girl voice. She's forming 8 and 9 word sentences and they crack me up everytime. I've had a cold this week and everytime I blow my nose Eliza gets a kleenex and says, "Zi has a bad stuffy nose, too!" And when it's time for a nap and we need to turn off "Blue's Clues" or "Barney" she'll say, "Watch it for two more minutes." Yesterday she told me, "I want to go to Barnes and Noble." I could have sworn I've always just called it 'the bookstore' but apparently she learned the name somewhere. So guess where we spent all morning...how can you say no to that? She has also started wanting to take pictures herself, only she calls it "taking a smile." So cute!

Here are a couple of examples of her photography skills.

Listening to Dad's new iPod one morning. She was completely mesmerized by it.