Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bird of Prey

So I email my dear husband yesterday, and let him know he had a situation that he was going to have to take care of when he got home. Let's just say it involved a quickly slamming bathroom door and a pillow to block up the space under the door so this....THING could not escape. He laughed and there was slight mocking going on, though he tried to be nice about it. His co-workers also got a good laugh. I didn't care. Once he saw this thing, he would laugh no more. I even got a hard time about it from my mom (understandably, because she was the go to for trapping/killing/releasing things...sorry dad, but you know it's true!). And I have to say in my defense, that if Cameron is gone and I see something that sends shivers up my spine, I gather myself together and take care of it. Because it'd be far worse to let it roam free and try to have Cameron find it later. But this. This was not one of those times.

Ok, so it was just a bumblebee. But this bumblebee was the LARGEST in HISTORY. I'm not even kidding, I was afraid if it got out of the bathroom it would carry away my baby to the mother nest and then come back for Kai. And as proof that I'm not making this up, when Cameron finally got upstairs last night to remove the beast, he freaked out when he saw it and said (and I quote) "That's not a bee, that's a freakin' bird" was so large. We have since joked about the horse of a bee that was in our bath. Cameron was brave and took care of true hero.


Bird of Prey

Stats: 2 inches long almost 1" wide and at LEAST 5 lbs. Ok, exaggerating on the weight part, but totally serious that this thing was huge.

The End.

And P.S. How in the WORLD did this thing get in my bathroom in the first place?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Child's perspective

Here are some pictures Kai took with my camera during the wedding. These are untouched and unprompted. They are exactly as he saw them. I have to say, I might be biased, but I'm pretty impressed!

I was asking Cameron for a point and shoot for my birthday and mother's day...but I may have to relinquish it to Kai! He loves it too much to not encourage it! And here's a link to Tyler and Chelcie's photographer...she put a post about Kai. Too cute! scroll till you get to the My Little Assistant for more pictures Kai took.

A lesson in humility and love

It's amazing what your kids can teach you. This morning Kai was playing MarioKart on the Wii (our favorite activity to do together as a family!) and he asked if I wanted to play. Well he likes the battles and I like the races. This is how our conversation went:

Me: I'll play if we can do the races.
Kai: Well I really want to do the penny one (battle)
Me: Well you can play that and then I'll play when you want to do the races.
Kai: Mom, I want you to be happy so we can play the races. I want you to be happy.

If any of you were wondering I did play the battles with him, how could I not want HIM to be happy? Then when we were getting ready to start the game...

Kai: And mom, never give up. You can do it, you're great.

Love my kiddo.

Monday, April 19, 2010

UT Fun

This past week we went to UT for Cameron's brother's wedding. It was so great to see family and have some fun! It was a great wedding, great family, great time!

Beautiful bride and groom!

Kai "helped" the photographer (a good friend of Tyler's so it was "ok")...he LOVED it and got some great shots!

The ice Gavin did of the Timpanogas Temple...

Wrapping up the night....Kai loves his cousin(s)!

Then we went to Southern UT where my parents live and went to Red Cliffs to the natural pools that are there. It was a beautiful day for a little hike and we had so much fun visiting!

Love southern UT!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wrapping up week 1

I got the picture printed and it turned out really great I think! Here it is...

It's hard to read but the words say Monteath Family Est. April 15,2010. I like it, I hope they do too! So project 1 complete!

Project 2: Kennedi's bedding. I'll be honest I really didn't think I'd get to this, but I managed it! Largely due to Cameron! He watched the kids yesterday afternoon and I got to go play around a little bit. I went to JoAnne's and just couldn't quite find what I was looking for, then hit the jackpot at Hobby Lobby! The pictures don't quite do it justice, but I LOVE them and can't wait to start working on this!

Inspiration fabric...

I had wanted red, but pink too. This was perfect! I love how vibrant it is.

Then there was this fabric at Joanne's I just loved and couldn't resist...

It's black with gray looks more prominent in the picture than it really is.
Then I wanted a nice white, this is just simple with subtle stripes. Nothing fancy but really nice...

And then last but certainly not least, a fantastic red!

I think they're great together!

I LOVE them! And if you don't..I don't want to hear it! I'll keep you updated with how it goes...cross your fingers for me!

And sure didn't get to the master bath/closet. Meh.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tyler and Chelcie

My bro in law Tyler is getting married next Thursday so I needed to come up with a gift for them. I'm all about pictures, so I thought a photo album would be good. I saw this on a blog once...

I loved it and wanted to do something like that. So here's my attempt! I think it turned out pretty good, considering what it started out as!

What it started as...not so attractive!

It was from the dollar store and the last one. Yikes! Here's the finished product. Better?

The back side...

Inside. There's a quote about love in there, and then the things for the pictures.

So there it is! I'm also printing a picture of their temple for them, when I get that printed out and in the frame I'll take a picture of that too. I'm excited, I hope they like it!

4 years and 2 months

I can't believe my kids are that old! I had to wake Kai up this morning to get ready to go to the dr. for the kids' checkups and I was looking at him and couldn't believe that I had a kid so old! He seems so grownup sometimes! I know he's only 4, but I had nostalgic moment. So their appointments went well. It felt kind of crazy doing both kids at once, their both stripped to underwear/diaper, one is running around in circles in the office, the other is crying on my lap. But at least it got done all at once instead of having to go back and do it again!

Stats: Kennedi is 12 lbs 13 oz, 23 and something inches...she's 93% for weight and 80%for height. So she's a pretty good size chunky monkey! Kai is 40 lbs and 42 inches, in the 70% for weight and 80% for height, so he is a tall, lean machine! They both did great and things are going well...we are so blessed.

Here's a couple pictures of them, Kai just loves her so much I can't get over it!
Cameron asked Kai to watch Kennedi for a minute while he went downstairs to get something and he came back to this! Sorry for the poor lighting, no flash and dim lights, but it's too cute!

One of my favorites of my little girl... LOVE it!

My baby and me...this is true Kennedi...

This kids tongue is out more than it is in! It's so funny!

And gotta love the dimples! She is the happiest baby ever, I just can't get enough of her!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Operoseness

OPEROSE: –adjective
industrious, as a person.
done with or involving much labor

Perfect, huh?! My mom came up with it. Props to her! (too much IDOL I think!...Mad props dawg) I already mentioned that I am going to do April a little different. I'm going to break it down into weeks and do a couple projects a week. I also plan on cleaning/decluttering one room a week as well. No day constraints, but week constraints. I think this will work better for me, not so unrealistic as an everyday project. So without further ado...


Week 1:
Project- Tyler and Chelcie Wedding gift (so excited for this!)
Project- Gather materials for Kennedi's bedding (will be working on that this month)
Room- Master Bathroom/Closet

Week 2:
Project- Kennedi's wall art (so SO excited for this, it's awesome!)
Project- Test tube vase
Room- Master Bedroom

Week 3:
Project- Topiaries
Project- PB knockoff vase/tray thingy
Room- Office

Week 4:
Project- Jewelry holder
Project- Finish Kennedi's bedding
Room- Kai and Kennedi's room

I can't wait to get started with Week 1!