Love Story

Friday, May 30, 2008

At the Park with Friends

So I took Abby and Lauren to the park today. They were so cute. We went with my friends Chesney and Tawyna and their kids. All the kids have a blast playing together. I love it!! I love getting together with friends and letting all the kids play!! If any of you EVER want to hang out.. PLEASE call me and we would love to get together with you!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where is Brian now??

My brother arrived in Germany on Tuesday morning. He is in Erlangen, which is about 30 minutes north of Nuremburg. He is doing so great. I am so proud of him!! Here is a cute picture he sent us.

We tried the Zoo thing again!!

We actually had a fun time at the zoo. No meltdowns today!! Hooray!! I took the girls and my mom to the Zoo Wednesday. We had a fun time. Abigail was so good for us this time. Lauren was amazing. She was so cute and she loved it all. She loved the train the most though. I tried to get a cute picture of the two of them on the tigers, but Lauren is the only one that would stay on it.. Abby kept saying it was too hot.. (it wasn't) It was just warm..hehe.. oh well.. what do you do??

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lauren and Grandpa Beckstead (My Dad)

Lauren is so cute.. she always grins so big and puts her arms out to my dad anytime he comes into a room. Here are a couple of cute pictures of them.

We love Grandma Dot

So Abby loves her Grandma Dot!! Grandma Dot (Dorothy) is actually my grandma, so that makes her Abby and Laurens "Great" Grandma. Abby LOVES all her grandmas, but I think there is a special place in her heart for Grandma Dot. She is always wanting to call her, go to her house, ask her to come to ours or just plain talk about her!! We only get to see Grandma Dot about once a month, so when we weren't able to go to Mike's family house this Sunday, we made a special visit to Grandma Dot's house. Abby was SOOO excited!! I personally think she loves going over there for all the attention she gets!! hehe. Here are some cute pictures I took while I was there.

Flying a kite again

So.. Abby LOVES it when we take her out and go fly a kite! We always end up singing Mary Poppins "Let's Go Fly A Kite." We luckily have a fun little place down the street to play and fly the kite. Lauren is adorable as well.. Lauren and I went to the playground first and she loved the swing, then we went and watched Daddy and Abby flying a kite. She LoVED it!! Now that she points at everything and say "Da", she LOVED to point at the kite in the sky!! She was amazed! :) She is so cute! It is so much fun. Here are some fun pictures and a cute video.

Monday, May 19, 2008

I gave Abigail a Haircut!!

So I did it.. Abby's hair was getting so long, it was starting to get pretty stringy on the ends. I thought it was about time to cut her hair and make it even!! I was pretty sad to see her really long hair go, but I am pretty happy with the results now!! Abby says that she really likes it and her hair is SUPER soft now. It even looks a lot fuller.. YEAH!! I did a pretty good job, if I may say so... hehe.. Pat on the back for Allison!! :) Here are some fun before and after pics..

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Zoo Meltdown!!

Ok.. so I tried to be a good mommy today and took the girls to the zoo. Well, to say the least.. it was a disaster!! While we were waiting for the others to come, Abby, Lauren and I had a great time watching the train and playing with the Big water ball at the front. But as soon as the others came, everything crumbled to the ground. Abby had an emotional breakdown. Finally, after about 1/2 hour of her crying/tantrum, I couldn't take it anymore and we went home. Does anyone have any advice on what to do when a 3 year old has a meltdown in public? I really didn't want to have to leave the zoo, Lauren was being so good, but I was at my wits end!! Any advice??? Anyways, I did get some cute pictures at the beginning and here is a group picture before the meltdown!! :)

Making little Pizzas

On Tuesday night, Abby and I made some individual pizzas for dinner. Abby had a lot of fun helping!! It's always fun to have her help me make dinner. It takes a lot longer, but it is worth it to watch how much fun she has helping me.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Abby and I saw David Archuleta

I went to go see David Archuleta today at Murray High School. I kept thinking that this doesn't happen everyday... I don't know if this will ever happen again.. how many times does an American Idol come to Murray, UT?? I can't believe none of my friends wanted to come with me to see him.. but that is ok.. I love you all still.. hehe.. it was pretty fun. We had pretty good seats. We were right by the fence that seperated us from the VIP section. So, it wasn't bad. I didn't bring my video camera so I didn't get very good video of him singing. My camera doesn't zoom in like my camcorder would've. Oh well. You can just hear him. He does have an amazing voice though. Here are some of the pictures that I did get. Oh yeah.. and Abby and I got our picture with Big Budah from Fox 13.. hehe. it is fun because I watch him on the news every morning.. he is kinda famous right?? hehe.. Anyways.. here are the pics and video that I did get.

Friday, May 2, 2008

A day at the West Jordan Memorial Park

Today we went to the West Jordan park on 7800 S. and just west of Redwood. That park is AMAZING!! It is crazy big!! I went with my friend Sara and her 2 kids. The kids had a blast!! Abby was so nervous to go down the BIG slide at first, but once she did it.. she wouldn't stop!! Abby kept going down the slide about 30 times!! Lauren loved the swing and she also liked to go down the slide with me!! It was a fun day and when we got home.. the girls went right to sleep!! Yeah for running around at the park!!


So I finally did it!! I finally painted the wall in my living room yellow and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Abby really wanted to help so we let her.. Don't mind the pantless kid though.. she wouldn't put her pants on!! Oh well.. what do you do.. I guess I didn't have to worry about a cute pair of pants getting ruined right?? It still made for some cute pictures though.

Here is what the wall looks like now.. but it never looks as good in a picture.. but you get the idea..