Thursday, March 31, 2011

Show Us You Life - Tell us about your church

Today on Kelly's Korner was Show Us Your Life and wants to hear about our churches.

We attend Cross Point Community Church. I really really enjoy going there. I love drinking my pepsi & eating my donut in the Edge, listening to the edge-y music. I loved the relaxed atmosphere. The pastors there are awesome. I love the feeling at the church. It's really come as you are. You don't need to have to fancy clothes to come here. Jesus loves us just as we are.

I love all of the wonderful friends I've made there. I started going to MOPS there not knowing anyone ... walked in there and was greeted by some of the nicest ladies. It was exactly what I needed. I needed to meet women that were in the same stage of life as me. I love all you lovely ladies!!

Monday, March 28, 2011


discipline |ˈdisəplin|
1 the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience : a lack of proper parental and school discipline.

I wish that when I became a Mom someone told me how to discipline Aubrey. Or told me that I was going to need to start at a young age. I would start to train her as a young age . . . I'm talking 6 months. I never really thought that a baby could but it's all about learning the right way from the beginning right? So there are so many ways to parent our children which one is right for us?

My SIL took a parenting class at their church last year and really liked it. The toddler verison of this class started and I thought hey why not. C and I really like. It's On Becoming Toddlerwise by Gary Ezzo. I knew Aubrey was just a little out of the age range but hey we would have to start somewhere and start small? I can't tell you how great it's been. The simplest things. We are expecting Aubrey to obey us the first time we ask some. No more counting. Let me tell you how hard it was to stop this. It had become so automatic. Aubrey 1,2,3 .. No more counting in our house. Aubrey has caught on to this too. She knows she needs to do what C or I ask of her the first time. She doesn't have an extra 3 seconds. There is so much more. It's so simple and it makes so much sense.

At the beginning of March the BabyWise version of the class started. We thought we better start now with Allyson. Teaching Allyson self-control. I know what you might be thinking ... a baby self control? But really you are practicing with them at this young age and then when they become a toddler or whatever age and you expect them to exercise self control and obey you, they will. We are getting Allyson on a schedule (once I get Ally on more of a schedule then we will be working on Aubrey).

I know that this isn't the right choice for everyone but we believe that it is a good fit for our family. I'll keep you posted on how things go with this.
in case you want to check it out

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Now what?

So now that I finally finished that darn blog challenge I feel like I have nothing to write about.

So here are some pictures of my crazy kid!

iphone pics

Aubrey just makes me laugh all the time. She things that she says and does ... I just want to freeze time, keep her this age, and bottle up some of that energy so I can use it! Lord knows I need it.

Ally is getting so big too. Time is going by way way to fast. ugh I can't believe she'll be 5 months old pretty soon. 5 months really?! She is just the cutest little thing EVER!! She is always happy and smiling. We are borrowing Candice's jumper and this little girl loves it. She figured out how to bounce and she's a bouncing machine!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Holding my thumb while she sleeps

Love it!!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patrick's Day

For the last month I have been following the blog Another day Stronger. Kellie and her husband suddenly lost their precious little Maddie. It's been one month today since her precious little girl met Jesus. She requested that to honor Maddie we love on our kids and share picture of them.

Here are my two little lucky charms today!
rocking bows for Maddie!

My sweet little Allyson playing with her feet and not wanting to look at Mommy
My sweet sweet Aubrey

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 30: A picture

I made it!!

It might have taken me FOREVER ... but I made it to day 30!!

Me & my silly Aubrey

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 29: Three Wishes

1. I wish Conrad was finished with school already.

2. I wish we were in our forever house.

3. I wish for more wishes! Ok ok last wish? I wish I could go on a shopping spree for me.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 28: Something that stresses you out

ugh there is a lot that stresses me out.

Something that causes a lot of stress for me is the unknown. Not having a plan. Not knowing what we are really doing. Makes me stress just typing it. uhh I hate it

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Day 27-A picture of yourself last year and now and how have you changed

this challenge is going to take me forever. Come on Heidi, you can do it!!

Last March I was in the beginning of my pregnancy with my sweet baby Ally

Today - I just got my hair colored and trimmed - what a perfect day to take a picture!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Project ME

A little over a year ago Conrad & I were in the market for a new digital camera. The camera we had just a point and shoot camera. We had so many nice pictures with the camera. We also had some that we not so nice. A blurry Aubrey blowing out candles, blurry Aubrey jumping, and my favorite was the picture of the nothing because Aubrey had ran by so fast and the camera couldn't capture it. Yea those are some of the best! We looked around and came across this bad boy!

I love her!!

We have had her for a while now. I'm not shooting in automatic all the time, just a lot of the time. . . I think it's time to change that. I shoot in a mode that I have no idea what it is but I like the way the pictures turn out. I've noticed that sometime they don't turn out great and sometimes they do ... I'd like to know why.

Kathi Lipp recently came to our MOPS group and spoke about her new book The Me Project. She challenged us to write a list of things that we'd like to do in life. I struggled to write anything down. I know there was plenty of things I would like to do, I didn't want to write them down ... like admitting I wanted to accomplish these things. If I put them out there I'd have to do them sometime. I am comfortable where I am at. . . at least until now.

I'd really like to learn how to take great pictures.
I really enjoy taking pictures. I love love love capturing Allyson & Aubrey playing. Or Aubrey's train stamp from the library. Allyson's toothless smile. LOVE it!

I realize that this post is all over the place but I guess what I'm trying to get at ... I'm going to learn how to take Ah-mazing pictures!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Story Time

We had a great time today at story time. We got there a little early. Aubrey read a little bit.

Allyson even ditched her nap to listen to stories.

Time to get a hand stamp!

Look Mom!!!

Ready to go to bed!!!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 25: Something you could never get tired of doing

being a mother to my gorgeous little girls and snapping ridiculously adorable pictures of them!

Friday, March 4, 2011

4 months

My sweet little baby is 4 months old today! She's getting big so fast. I really don't know where time goes. She is has such a personality. She love love loves attention.

Weight: 13 pounds 10 ounces
Height: 24 inches

Allyson loves

... to chew on her hands
... to "talk" with sissy
... bath time. She kicks her little feet, smacks the water with her hands. She is
always full of smiles at bath time.
... is tolerating tummy time more and more
... is grabbing objects and they go straight into her mouth
... to pull the binky out of her mouth and then whine about it.
... loves when her Daddy comes home and playing with him
...loves to cuddle with Mommy ♥

Day 22: Favorite City

I would have to say that Lake Tahoe is my favorite city.

I have a lot of good memories there with Conrad. That's where we began our journey as husband and wife. We spent our five year anniversary in Tahoe. I just love it there!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 21: A picture of youself

Here's some from my phone ...

Day 20: Nicknames

I didn't do this one yesterday? This one is so tough!

I don't really have any nicknames. Everyone just calls me Heidi ...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Preschool Story time

We tried preschool story time today. Aubrey seemed to have fun. It was so much quieter, they didn't use a mic :)

She loved having her hand stamped.

Even sister had fun today!!!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 19: Something you miss

I miss the beach. The smell of the ocean. The sand between my toes. The warm sun shining on me. Walking on the beach just me and my husband.

the shopping!!

I cannot wait for summer. I can't wait to do these things with my girls.

Our first trip to the beach

Wiggle Worms

We haven't been to Wiggle Worms at the library in so long. Aubrey used to love it! Singing songs, wiggling and listening to stories what kid wouldn't love it?? It was time to go back!

Allyson ready for her first trip to the library!
When we got there Allyson was happy in her stroller, so I left her in there and sat on the floor with Aubrey and we sang a few songs. We clapped our hands, and that's when Allyson freaked out.

She was tired + loud clapping = Allyson crying.

I took her out of the stroller and set her on my lap and she loved it! Loved the songs, all of the kids, and of course her silly sister. After it's over they have all the kids line up and they can get a stamp on their hands.

Train Stamp!
It's a great little program that the library does. They try to teach kids good audience skills, so they also ask parents not to take pictures until it's over. It's too bad. Aubrey looked really cute dancing around. Afterwards we checked out some books.

Franklin her favorite.

And Allyson??

Tomorrow is the preschool story time. We are going to give that a try and see which program Aubrey does better with and then go weekly.