Mar 21, 2012

What the Wednesday!

So happy today
I don't know if it's the fact that Spring is here
or that so many fun things are happening this week
Or that my house is clean from top to bottom
But there is definite sunshine in my soul

We walked in the Salt Lake City
Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday
with the Utah Food Allergy Network
Right in front of the haunted house folks
And the roller derby girls
It was very educational

I had this conversation with Cannon today:
(Cannon jumping on the couch)
Me: Cannon, please don't jump on the couch
Cannon:  Well, I'm not really jumping.  It's more like bouncy walking
Me:  Well, don't walk on the couch
Cannon:  Now I'm not walking, I'm falling
Me:  Please don't fall on the couch, in fact, your feet are not allowed on the couch anymore
Cannon:  Well, now you tell me!
Do you see what I have to deal with, people?
He's a crafty one

Who is Jarom's little look-alike brother
That happens to live in our basement
Got his mission call last week
He's going to serve in the Albuquerque, New Mexico mission
I've known him since he was 9 
I get a little teary just thinking about it
But it's the perfect place for him to be
He's a good egg
Now how am I supposed to get through sacrament meeting
Without the human jungle gym that entertains my kids?
Woe is me

Also, we are hoping that Dawn-Noel,
Jarom's sister
Gets her mission call today
Cross your fingers!

My dad finished his dissertation
And is done with all the requirements
Of his doctorate program
Doctor Daddio
That's what I'll write on his Father's Day card

I really hate tofu
Hazel really loves it

Hunger Games tomorrow!
Just in case you live under a rock and haven't heard...


Mar 14, 2012

What the Wednesday!

Got a new computer
Love it

It's a chocolate kind of day

Went to breakfast with my siblings
It was nice
I barely made it home before preschool
But my broccoli quiche was worth it

A week from tomorrow I'll be sitting in a theater
Watching The Hunger Games
Ahhh!  I can't wait

Hazel whispers in my ear
"you're my favorite"
At least twice a day
How did I get such a sweet little thing?

I need some recommendations for
Cute and comfy shoes for walking around
I've either got cute shoes or comfy shoes
None that fit both requirements

Daylight Savings
is wretched

In a dinner rut
Give me your top 3 go-to dinner ideas
Even if you know Hazel can't eat them
I can usually figure out a way to make something work for her
Except steak, that's just not going to happen


Mar 7, 2012

What the Wednesday!

On Monday, we flew our super cool Costco kites 
At this awesome new park in Saratoga Springs
It's seriously the coolest place
They must have just opened it because there were like
A million people there
They have a four story pyramid climbing thingy
This crazy teeter totter on an axis
A new-age merry-go-round
And other really awesome stuff
And all Hazel wanted to do was swing...

So I had this crazy rash thing on my face
For the last 9 months
It started out really small and gradually got worse
It was so frustrating because I tried everything
I finally went to the dermatologist
And found out it's a form of dermatitis
cause by using steroid cream on the face
I couldn't think of a time I had ever done that
Then I thought about Hazel's daily skin routine
I totally use steroid cream on her eczema every day
I can't believe I had such a horrible reaction to it
My face looks much better now
It's almost completely clear
Now I have a cough...ugh!

 Grocery shopping with both the kiddos
Has gotten so much better
Hazel stays in the cart
Cannon helps me pick out the groceries
We play I-spy
Then he helps me load the stuff onto the check-out counter
Who knew he just needed to funnel his energy
Into something so productive

I'm starting a chore chart this week 
What chores do your Kindergarteners do?
I've got:
Make bed, get dressed, clean room, organize shoes, brush teeth
Anything else?

HB211 failed in the committee hearing last week

 I had such a productive morning
And I've accomplished pretty much nothing since lunch
But I got to snuggle a little purple princess
So, that's something

 This video is long
But worth watching
I'm in

Jarom and I keep saying 
"Can we go to Boston yet?"
It's been a long week


Feb 29, 2012

What the Wednesday!

I'm going to pretend it hasn't been 3 weeks
Since my last WTW post

Our little family went to see Monster Jam
last Friday night
Okay, okay
It was actually really fun
Grave Digger was kind of cool to see in person
Cannon watches monster truck vidoes on my phone
And he was totally thrilled the whole time

I'm going up to the Capitol again today
To hopefully add my testimonial to HB211
There's a huge chance the bill won't pass again this year
But please say a quick prayer or wish us luck
I've got a small army coming with me
Strength in numbers, let's hope

I have to sleep with a fan on all the time
It started while I was pregnant with Cannon
And I was just hot all the time
But now I just need the white noise
Do you have to sleep with noise?

 Greek salad is a new obsession of mine
I've been making an effort to make myself a real lunch
And a greek pasta salad is one of my favorites

Speaking of Greek salad
Hazel will only eat olives if they are kalamata olives
The little black ones make her wrinkle her nose
In a really adorable way
She has expensive taste
They are a little too salty for me and I have to
cut them into little pieces
But she can't stuff them in her mouth fast enough

I can't wait for The Hunger Games movie
I just really hope it's good
Since I will have tickets for two different screenings
This song is on constant repeat on my ipod

Leap year today
Haha.  Did you see 30 Rock's Leap Day episode?
I wish we really did something cool on leap year
And I wish Leap Day William was a real mascot
And I am totally wearing blue and yellow today
Also Jack's quote
"He's a Mormon, you know how they are about Leap Day"
Made me crack up


Feb 8, 2012

What the Wednesday!

I had strep throat last week
(hence, no WTW post)
It was horrible!
But I feel so much better now
I have a new appreciation for my health
Being sick all week sucks!

Every time I type "in"
My phone changes it to "I'n"
Which isn't even a word!  
It makes me look like a genius
So embarrassing

Friday is Kindergarten registration for Cannon
I'm such a first-timer

Add me, please?

Bought our flights and booked a room for Boston
So excited!
We're going to get to see my cousin, Chelle
She helps run the snapdragon inn in Vermont
I've been dying to visit ever since they started renovations
It's totally gorgeous!

I am not watching the news anymore
It's just too disturbing
Pure evil

I am 90% sure I'm going to teach 
two sessions of preschool next year
At first, I was kind of scared
But I am actually really liking the idea
I think it will be a good thing

Hazel will be in my class
How did this happen?

So, how was the superbowl?
I only saw the halftime show
I'm totally okay with that
But, did I miss any good commercials?

Have a super Wednesday!

Jan 25, 2012

What the Wednesday!

Yesterday, Hazel climbed onto my lab and fell asleep
This doesn't happen much anymore
It was Heaven

 Okay, so, last week I took my kids to Victoria's Secret
I really needed a new bra and it was the semi-annual sale
It wasn't until I saw the store and the semi-clothed women
That I second-thought my decision to take Cannon inside
When Jarom got home, Cannon told him:
"Mom bought a swimsuit at the belly button store"
He he he
At least that's all he noticed
Never ever again will I take my son bra-shopping
Total hand-to-forehead moment

I have cut myself at least 4 times in the kitchen
Once on a can (ouch)
Once on a broken glass
Once with a knife
The other one I don't even know how, it just happened

The Hunger Games 
has a nail polish line coming out
It's by China Glaze
I love their polish
Mahogany Magic, Electrify and Agro are my favorites
Each color is from one of the districts
Luxe and Lush – District 1 (Luxury)
Stone Cold – District 2 (Masonry)
Riveting – District 3 (Technology)
Hook and Line – District 4 (Fishing)
Electrify – District 5 (Power)
Fast Track – District 6 (Transportation)
Mahogany Magic – District 7 (Lumber)
Dress Me Up – District 8 (Textiles)
Harvest Moon – District 9 (Grain)
Foie Gras – District 10 (Livestock)
Agro – District 11 (Agriculture)
Smoke and Ashes – District 12 (Mining)

You know how I said we were going to Philadelphia?
Well, we are actually going to Boston now
In March
I can't wait!
Any tips for Boston?

So, Downton Abbey?
Have you seen it?  
Because it's really good
We started watching it over Christmas Break
Jarom actually really likes it, too
He was mad at me for watching one without him
It's on Netflix, and PBS
Maggie Smith is incredible!
I laugh at her at least twice and episode 

That's all I got!
Have a terrific Wednesday!


Jan 18, 2012

What the Wednesday!

You know that book
The 5 Love Languages
Well, Hazel's love language is
reading her a story
Just one story is all it takes
 to become her best friend for the rest of her life

Kindergarten registration is just a few weeks away
I hope I don't cry
Cannon keeps telling me that he's not my baby anymore
It kind of hurts my feelings

Jarom's Grandma June passed away last week
She'll be missed
We went to visit her about 3 weeks ago
She was hard to understand
But she said "I love Hazel"
And gave her a little stuffed bear
It was the sweetest thing

It was actually a really nice time
To meet relatives on the Becar side
And be with all of Jarom's siblings
They are seriously a blast

We saw the Muppet Movie on Monday
Okay, so it was really cute
And the kids loved it
The songs were awesome
Plus, it was free!
We counted our gift cards and had $67
to the movies
Merry Christmas to us!

I could really go for a snow storm right now
I never thought I'd say that...

This news story about a food-allergy-related death
Scares the crap out of me
I'm so sad for the family
It's just horrible

Paula Deen has diabetes?
Her children's cookbook featured a recipe
for breakfast cheesecake
Breakfast cheesecake... for kids
We're doomed

 Have a sugar-free Wednesday!