Monday, April 27, 2009

miss independent

So Kate is killing me lately with all of the funny things she does. She definalty has a mind of her own and I think the terrible two's might be coming a bit early for us. The other day I was organizing the bedroom trying to get ready for Crew, and Kate saw her old bouncy seat. She climbed right in and wanted me to turn on the music. She played for a little bit, then got out, went and got her coloring book and got right back in. She sat in her seat "reading" her coloring book for about a half hour.

Aunt Tammy found the little Disney Princess kitchen on clearance and thought that Kate would like it. It is so cute with a little blender and toaster. Kate loves it and the stove makes noises when she is frying the egg. So when I am working in the kitchen, she plays in her little kitchen right by me.

I probably shouldn't post these, but I can't help it. The other day when I was at the store, I bought a little pack of princess undies just for fun. When we got home and put them on her, she pranced around free as a bird, she loved them. Then of course to top it off, she put on her gold beads. It was an accident waiting to happen, but thank goodness it didn't.

running away from the camera

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

kate's pics...

I know, I know. Two posts in one day, this is a record. But I couldn't wait to post these. We got them taken about a month ago, but it took me a while to figure out my order, then I had to wait for them to get printed. So I finally got to pick them up today. Here are a few of my favorites of our sweet girl.

spring is here...

I am so excited that it is finally decent weather. I swear we have been cooped up inside for the last 6 months. Kate absolutely loves to go play outside and especially loves the dirt.

I love Paul's concentration as he is trying to empty the dirt from her shoes.

I have had a few requests for a new belly picture since I have definatley grown since the last one I posted. It's not the best, but here I am at 32 weeks. Only 8 to go... hurray!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Wow, how time goes by too fast. This is one year ago on Easter. Kate has grown up so much. I swear every time I post, another month as gone by, which means Kate is getting older (she turned 17 months on friday) and Crew is coming sooner. We had a nice Easter Sunday. Kate found her easter basket and had a little easter egg hunt before church. She was surprisingly good at church so we got to stay for all three meetings and then we had Paul's parents over for dinner.

checking out her Easter basket
finding her eggs
listening to the Easter story

We attemped to get some pictures in her little easter dress before church, but it was a little windy and cold, so this is the best we got. I painted this little rocking chair for her and wanted to give it to her on easter, but I couldn't wait. She has been loving it for the last month.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Paul!

So this post is a little late. Paul turned 29 last Friday the 27th, but we were out of town for the weekend so I am a little behind. We decided to go on one last getaway before Crew comes and it just so happened to work out for Paul's Birthday weekend. So last Wednesday we headed down south and spent the night at Tammy's house in Mesquite. On Thursday, Paul and I headed to Vegas and Kate got to spend the night at Tammy's. I found a way good deal online for the Excalbur and when we got there they upgraded us to a suite for free. Two rooms, two bathrooms, two plasma tv's, jetted tub, robe and slippers all for 50 bucks. Not too bad, eh?

We also got a bunch of coupons for free stuff around the casino. So while we were killing time before our show, we wandered around and used them up. Nice action shot, huh?

Paul won a teddy bear for Kate and Crew. He was quite proud of himself.
Free drinks... virgin of course.

We went to the Tournament of Kings dinner show which was quite entertaining. Although I'm not too into ripping apart a whole little chicken.

Loungin in bath robes and slippers, looking out the 28 story view.

The next day we did some shopping. It's so strange how we both have way more fun shopping for our kids now. (that feels very strange to say kids) It probably doesn't help that I am hugely pregnant and don't really want to try anything on. I will have to post new pics of my belly soon, I swear it has doubled in size in the last couple of weeks.

This was the longest I have ever left Kate, yes a whole 24 hours. Needless to say, we were very anxious to get back and see her, but it was nice to have some alone time. I was all worried that she would be sad we were gone and not sleep very well, but Tammy said she was a perfect angel. I guess she had som much fun playing with her cousins, she didn't even know we were gone.
Paul and Kate watching Monsters Inc. in the theater room.

On Saturday morning we went to Tammy's ward easter egg hunt with them. Kate loved to waddle around and find the eggs and to play with her cousins. Here she is with cute cousin Hazel.

Of course we had to hit up Judd's in St. George on the way home for some soup and breadsticks. Kate was so worn out from all the fun, she conked right out.

On Sunday, we went to to Paul's house for his birthday dinner. Every year Paul's mom makes all of the kids a German Chocolate cake from scratch for the b days. This year she turned it over to me. So this was my first attempt, and I must say it turned out delicious. It's not much to look at, but Paul was impressed. His dad told my I am finally an official Broadbent.

Happy Birthday baby, we love you!