Sawyer and I made sugar cookies together the other day while Marc was watching the USC game. This was Sawyer's first baking experience, and I am pretty sure she loved it! Her favorite part was definitely the sprinkles...
We used a really easy sugar cookies recipe that didn't require chilling the dough. If you want to make some really easy sugar cookies you can check them out here.
We have been working on potty training over here. I thought it was going to be easy. I took Sawyer to the bathroom 3 times in a row, I thought she had to be "empty" for awhile...I sat down to feed Harper and Sawyer informs me that her pants are wet. How does that happen? Who pees that much? oof.
For my Dad's birthday my sister and I wanted to send him pictures of his granddaughters together. It was a challenge to say the least.
I hope my dad can find the humor in these...my sister and I thought it was hilarious (Notice that Harper has little to no expression in these pictures...she spends a lot of time just hanging out and being mellow)
Last weekend we drove out to Juliann with our good friends to do a little apple picking. The ride should have only taken us about an hour and a half, but we hit some gnarly traffic and were stuck in our car for over 4 hours. Surprisingly, the kids were actually quite good, even though they were confined to their car seats for an unexpectedly long time.
We went to Raven Hill Orchard. The guy who runs the orchard is a sculptor, so he had some of his creations on the property. He was a funny dude, I should have snapped a picture of him too...he was sporting several peace signs, had long hair, a peculiar accent, and told us to "head North" to find the good apples in his orchard.
(I wanted Marc to take a picture with me, he was driving me nuts and not focusing...it is like trying to take a picture with a toddler ;) )
The kids were really good and Sawyer was having a lot of fun. It was stinkin' hot outside, Sawyer's cheeks were so flushed. I had planned on carrying Harper around in her Ergo Carrier, but that made her angry and she wanted to be snuggled up in her car seat instead.
We definitely made some fun memories on our little adventure, it was a really fun day.
The next time our friends Brian & Katina go apple picking, they will have a baby girl there to join them :)
So all the way back in July, my little family took a trip up to Seattle and we met my parents there, as well as my sister and her family. The reason for the trip was for my cousin's wedding in Gig Harbor, but we did a little site seeing along the way. I was so happy we made the trip; lots of good memories. Flying to Washington was Harper's first time on an airplane (she was about 6 weeks old), Sawyer's first time with her own seat on an airplane, and mine and Marc's first time flying with two kids. It was also our first time renting a car as a family. Lots of firsts!
(packing was a little stressful)
After a long day of traveling and no napping, Sawyer started to get a little loopy...so into the fountain she went with all of our clothes on.
Harper had a crib in the hotel room, but Sawyer slept with us. I moved Harper into our bed in the morning...do you see that little smile on her face? :)
Me, and mis padres, baby brother Bryce & Sawyer...it was a COLD morning
(I am glad I can say that I have been to the top of the Space Needle now, but honestly, it wasn't really that cool)
We checked out Pike's Place Public Market....loved that.
This was in Gig Harbor. There was a sidewalk chalk festival going on. My mom borrowed some chalk and wrote our last names on the walkway.
(My oldest babe, her Uncle Bryce, and her Tutu & Bubba)
This was before my cousin's rehearsal dinner. There aren't any pictures from the dinner really because my sister and I spent most of the evening in a room by ourselves trying to soothe our sleepy babies.
This was at the wedding. It was at a bed & breakfast with a great view. Sawyer was a wild child at the event, but at least she was having fun, right?
This trip seems like it was oh so long ago, but I wanted to post some pictures before any more time got away from me.
I had such a great time with my family - I savor every second with them :)
I used to love to read. I always thought it would be fun to join a book club. I am not a crazy book reader but I could definitely handle at least one a month. And then Sawyer was born. In a solid 24 months, I didn't read a single book that had chapters, let alone more then 4 words per page. I was starting to think I didn't even know how to read anymore.
My mother-in-law handed me a book she had just read and said I might like it. And I did. I loved it. And now I am hooked on reading again.
I am typically the type to judge a book by it's cover. I like "chick-lit", as they call it. Brainless stories about shopping and dating and occasionally you come across one or two about motherhood. My Enemy's Cradle would not qualify as chick-lit but it was oh so good. Read it, you won't be sorry.