Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Yesterday in church, it was Caribbean Stake Conference that was televised from Jamaica. Elder Eyring spoke and so did Elder Bednar. It was two hours in the chapel, which, without a child is GREAT but with a baby like ours....not so much. Ella was an absolute NIGHTMARE for two straight hours. She ate all the snacks in the first half an hour and got bored with all her toys in the next fifteen minutes. We still had an hour and fifteen minutes to keep her entertained! It was TERRIBLE!
But then there was Tom....so sweet. I have two My Little Pony toys in the diaper bag for Ella. Each came with a matching hair brush. So to keep Ella entertained, he sat and helped her brush each other their manes. It was SO stinkin' cute! Here is this big macho man, delicately brushing a My Little Pony's hair with his daughter! Loved it.
*love sigh* So yeah...he's pretty much awesome. Just thought I would share this little tender moment. :)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This is her enjoying a "free lifestyle". Silly girl! I have a feeling she will be one kid that will be hard to keep clothed once she is potty trained! Hahaha!
Monday, January 19, 2009
1. The Simpsons
2. The Office
3. Anything on Food Network EXCEPT Emerill and Rachel Ray!
4. Say Yes to the Dress
5. MTV (when they actually show music videos)
6. VH1 (same as MTV)
7. CMT - gotta love that country!
8. Family Guy
Favorite Dishes - these are in no particular order, either
1. In n Out (Does this count as a dish? - I'm kind of thinking my favorite foods?)
2. Fruit Snacks
3. Honey-baked Ham
4. Spinach/Strawberry Salad
5. Fresh fruit salad - pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, etc.
6. Spicy Noodles
7. Sweet and Sour Chicken
8 Things That Happened Yesterday
1. Dropped Tom off at school so he could do the Mock Exam
2. Was a SPEED DEMON and got completely ready for Church with Ella by myself AND made it to church on time! All in 30 minutes! Woo!
3. The water went out.
4. Sweat. The a/c is still broken.
5. Made really yummy BBQ shrimp and grilled pineapple! 6. Walked around our complex to look at the MAJOR flood in the other tower!
7. Woke up with Ella twice in the middle of the night. Her teeth are hurting her :(
8. MmmmmWatched Fools Gold - it was entertaining, but not a GREAT movie
8 Things I Look Forward To
1. Not living in the Caribbean
2. Ella talking
3. Tom being a doctor and we can finally settle down!
4. Not living in an apartment - having a garage, mailbox, yard, etc.
5. Our a/c being fixed!!!
6. The Burrito Sale this Friday, Saturday
8 Things I Love about Winter
Well, I don't really love winter....and its not really winter down here, but here are a few things.
1. Wearing sweaters/jeans
3. A breeze
4. The Holidays!
5. Tom's birthday
6. Going home
7. Yeah, that's about it....I'm not a big fan of winter.
8 Things on my Wish list
1. A trip home.
2. A piano
3. A masters in Musicology
4. A new a/c
5. A bigger kitchen with a kitchen table
6. Not living on this island
7. Shopping spree at Target, Walmart, the Mall, pretty much any BIG store that doesn't exist here.
8. A house
Tagging: Amber, Karey, Kathryn, Angela, and Barbara!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Anyway, the Welcome Breakfast was really fun! I'm excited for this upcoming semester and all the fun activities planned! I'm also SUPER glad that some of the other girls are taking on lots of fun groups: Book Club, Beach-a-Week, Cooking Club, The Walk, etc. Well, I'll put a post up again when something exciting happens.
Friday, January 16, 2009
I'm in the middle of this right now, and it is REALLY good! My grandma refered me this book. It is about a little German girl during World War II. It is written from the perspective of Death, though, as if Death was a person watching all this. It is REALLY good so far!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
And the drawers in the kitchen that she can reach....
This is a picture of my seminary class I teach. Yes, I teach seminary. Go on...laugh about it....my parents did! Haha!! :) Sister Lake tried to take the picture and I'm not sure why there is so much space on my side and none on the other side. Oh well...you guys get the gist of it. I have seven students, and let me tell you...teaching seminary is hard work.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
She has already pulled the candy bowl off the counter (I didn't know she could reach...), breaking the bowl and spilling the candy.
She got put back in her crib while I swept it up....
When I got her out, she ran into the closet and pulled out all my chalk (for seminary) and threw it on the ground...breaking it.
She got put back in her crib while I swept it up....
As soon as I got her out, she ran into the kitchen, pulled the tray of cupcakes onto the floor and starting shoving them in her mouth. They are chocolate....and messy.
She got put in her highchair to finish her cupcake while I swept it up....
As she was eating her cupcake, I tried to feed her some fruit cocktail for breakfast (since chocolate cupcakes doesn't really cut it). When I turned my back to put the fruit cocktail back in the fridge, she threw every piece onto the floor....except the chocolate cupcake.
She got put into the bathtub while I swept it up....
I swear......some people's children. I hope the day doesn't keep progressing like this or Ella might burn down the house....climb out of her crib....and who knows what else!
Wish me luck....
Thursday, January 8, 2009
We left the island and flew straight to New York City. We originally had a 9 hour layover, so we decided to just spend the night there and see the sights the next day! It was SUPER fun! I can't believe how much we got done in one day. I didn't even take pictures of everything, so you'll just have to believe me :) Keep in mind, we did all of this with a stroller and a baby. We never took a taxi ONCE in the city. We walked or took the Subway. Let me tell you - the New York subway system is NOT stroller friendly!
Here we are just getting on the shuttle on our way to our hotel. It was fuh-reezing! Ella was nice and bundled up, though. She loves her little coat. She isn't too big of a fan of mittens, though. I think this picture is so cute. She is totally giggling! :)
The next morning, our first stop was the World Trade Center, Ground Zero. We walked around it, but it is all under construction so we couldn't see much. This is a Christmas Tree, though, by the memorial wall that had pictures of all the fireman and people who died on September 11th. It was pretty amazing to see. There was a little tourist center/museum thingie...but it was $10 a person to go in! Psh! Yeah right!
That's Ellis Island. Tom's ancestors went there. Originally, their last name was Pinetto (straight from Italy, can you tell?) but the people at Ellis Island couldn't spell/pronounce their name, so they changed it to Penrose! Crazy, huh?? I keep telling Tom he shoudl change it back. Then we can-a talk-a like an Italiana! Hehehe :)