The following images may be too graphic for young viewers. Yeah, annie's second birthday party was pretty intense.
Annie rocked out with her music maker set from Gramma and Bampa too. We're encouraging her to start a band in our garage.
We had a great time cooking the dough then smashing and mixing the color in. Annie loved tearing it into tiny pieces that were super fun to clean up. She made a snake, and when I asked her what his name was she said, "Thomas Kaye Mounts." The recipe is pretty simple and makes a nice textured dough (not too grainy like salt dough). It does leave a film on your hands, but washes off easily.
2 cups baking soda
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup cornstarch
Mix with a fork until smooth. Boil over medium heat until thick. Spoon onto plate or wax paper and mix in color (if desired).
I knew it was only a matter of time before Annie said something uncomfortable in public. Yesterday at the store, a teenage girl was browsing near us when Annie announced that she needed to do her hair. The girl's hair was a little disheveled, and Annie kept saying it with increased clarity. "She need do hair mom. Mom, she need do hair."
Thomas (being the fantastic husband he is) decided that during his vacation, he would re-roof our house. So Monday morning he began ripping all the old shingles and shakes off. Our house is so old that there isn't plywood sheathing under the shakes, just wide planks with 3" gaps between them. Tom removed a pretty good amount of old stuff that day. That night his manager called and said he'd heard that Tom thought he was on vacation. Oh dear. Turns out, his vacation was the next week. So we've been sleeping under the stars (sort of) all week and praying for clear skies.
I've been working on a logo with my sister Amy, and this is what we've come up with. I'd really like some feedback from anyone. (Constructive criticism is welcome)!
Does it have quick readability? What kinds of things would you guess that they sell? Does it look professional? What was your first impression?
Changing my header was somewhat wishful thinking. Our weather is supposed to be in the 70's by Saturday, but we woke up to snow this morning. Yes snow. Not to be confused with Sno-shack. Although I would rather have woken up to one of those.
So Tom’s birthday is here, and I’m feeling the pressure to do something monumental. While looking at others’ blogs, I’ve seen some wildly impressive odes to husbands, and I considered that option. After much deliberation though, I decided it is more my style to embarrass Thomas as much as possible, and in doing so you might be able to see what it is about him that I find so irresistible.
I present to you a slideshow. Enjoy.
I don't usually post stuff that I make, but I just think handmade books at this stage are so simple and beautiful that I had to share. This is going to be a photo album for Annie. It's pretty darn big, so I've spent quite a bit of time on it.
Now to just bind it in pink pearlescent leather. I'm so excited!
So lately the weather has been perfect for riding bikes, and we've been cruisin' around the Burg a little bit. Annie loves this activity, and kept her little sunglasses on the whole time today. She's pretty funny just kickin back with dad in her shades. I think she and Tom would both prefer that I carry her once in a while, but I lack the coordination (at least that's what I say). So Tom is really getting a buff left bicep.
Yes we know we need a seat and helmet for Annie, and they're on the to-buy list. Donations are appreciated. We accept paypal, no personal checks.
This is the gruesome twosome all ready to go to church (notice Annie waving her little fingers off). Tom and Annie have been total buds lately. Maybe it's because she is realizing that he's way more fun than Mom, or maybe because Tom's hoping for a sweet Father's Day gift.
Our friends Rick and Collette Webster came to visit a few weeks ago. Tyler tried to get Annie to ride off into the Arizona sunset with him, but she politely refused. We're still trying to get used to 80˚ weather. I think our little Idaho flower would wilt in Phoenix.
We went to visit the cemeteries where my grandparents are buried today. We got rained on, but it was nice to see how many people remembered and cared about my grandmas and grandpa.
Although Annie is standing by my Grandma Gunderson's headstone, this picture shows just how little Gunderson she's got in her. She's Thomas in a pink sweater.
Tia Lisa, Bradley, Zack, G & G Gunderson, and Great Grandpa Aden came with us.
We (my mom, Amy, Lisa, Annie, and myself) went on a girls trip to Utah. Dallin got to come too because Bret doesn't nurse so well. He probably wished he hadn't though, when Annie tried to ride him like a horse.
Annie got her toes painted while I got a pedicure. She loves her pink toes and still gets excited over them. She was quite the little shopper, and it was nice to have lots of moms around to take good care of her. We packed every minute of every day, and came home on my b-day (#22)!
This is the car ride home, and sums up how we all felt.
Annie loves the movie Hairspray. She won't watch Baby Einstein, Sesame Street, or even SpongeBob, but she'll zone into Hairspray any time of the day. She starts dancing and even sings along (she has "GO-GO-GO!" down perfectly).
I think she's secretly hoping Zac Efron would go for her chubby cheeks.
So if you need some basic photo editing done, and don't want to use your hard earned stimulus money on photoshop, this is a great solution!
I'm currently the Primary secretary, and since Annie won't be old enough for nursery for another 87 days, she runs around during singing time, trying to get the CTR 5 class to do the wave.
Since it was Easter, we were watching a movie about the Resurrection in Primary, and after they'd laid the body in the tomb and pushed the rock over the door Annie started yelling, "Nigh-night! Nigh-night!" I took her out to try and salvage some reverence and to have a good laugh.
Here are some pics of our Easter jubilee. It's fun now that Annie's old enough to get what's going on. She actually had a blast looking around for Easter eggs, and gave an "Oh WOW!" every time we opened one up.