Sunday, April 26, 2009

Making the "best" of this AZ heat!


With 100 degree weather this past week, Kylee pretty much lived in her swimsuit. We had a lot of fun doing all that we could to stay cool. These are pictures of her playing in the sprinklers at grandma and papa Montez's. She had a blast this weekend there and she always loves having sleep overs with them! We love you Grandma and Papa Montez!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It has begun

Well, for those of you who live in Arizona (or who know what it's like here) then you know that summer starts in April! We have official hit 100 degree weather this week. YUCK!
Yes.....the AC is a-blowin'! I cranked it on yesterday, and ever since, it hasn't stopped! High SRP bill........I'll be waiting for you!!
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The Popsicle season has officially begun as well.
Hence the color of Kylee's tongue in the picture below!!! This is a shot of her stinkin' CUTE bathing suit for this summer. I bought it on sale at the Pumpkin Patch in Colorado when I was there with my volleyball team last month. LOVE IT!!!
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I whipped out the slip n' slide yesterday, along with the sprinkler on full blast beneath the trampoline. The trampoline wasn't as big of a hit as was the slip n' slide. But both Kylee and her cousin Cole had a blast!


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I can't wait for the summer tans to begin. Kylee looks adorable in olive tanned skin, but hopefully Mommy can get some color back this summer too! Heaven knows I'm in desperate need of a tan!!! Happy summer everyone!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Beauty and the Beast

Last night (for family night) we went as a family to see Beauty and the Beast at Queen Creek High School. It was so much fun! We knew a few people in the play so it was fun to watch them in action. Kylee LOVED it! I don't think she even blinked the entire time. She kept her eyes peeled on Belle pretty much the whole time. She was sad at the end when we left before the cast members came out because she wanted to meet Belle. But we wanted to leave before the rush came. It was a great night though and I'm glad we went!
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My pictures are kind of boring because of the fact that I couldn't take pictures during the show, and we didn't stay after. So these are just two pictures of us waiting for the curtain to open and for the show to start. Fun stuff!


Sorry David.......my camera phone doesn't take the best of pictures and since I couldn't see what I was taking a picture of, your head somehow got cut off! Hahaha!

Friday, April 17, 2009

The dark side...

I know I only blog about the "wonderful" things that Kylee does and the amazing "perfect" daughter that she is (which is true), but it's about time I post about one of the biggest pet-peeves of mine about her. One thing that is GREAT about Kylee is that she loves to clean. But one of the bad things about Kylee is that she spills ALL THE TIME! She's now at the point where she doesn't tell me when she spills and just cleans it up herself. The only problem with that is she'll try to clean up a juice spill with a dry paper towel or rag and leave it as is. Then Mommy gets to discover it a couple hours later when I'm walking across crunchy carpet. Not fun!
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But when I get angry and start to chastize her for what she did, she gives me the most adorable face and says....."I was just trying to clean it up Mom!"

Now how in the world am I supposed to stay mad about something so innocent!! I don't.......that's the great, and bad, thing about it. Oh how I love being a Mom to this wonderful little girl!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our BUSY Easter Weekend...

We had a very busy Easter weekend. It actually started on Wednesday when we took our young women to the Easter pageant. I hadn't been to the pageant in years so I was just as excited (if not more) to go as the girls. Here are some of us eating at Sonic before the "main event"...
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Here are the "crazy" girls at the pageant waiting for the show to start...

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I just have to note how much I LOVE all of my young women. This night was my official last mutual with them. I was released and am now the Primary president of our ward. I'm scared to death and intimidated by those little kids but I'm also very excited and anxious to grow to love them just as much as I love my young women. I'm going to miss those girls sooo much but I know that I have a new "mission" in this ward and that is to help these little children grow closer to their Savior. I can't wait!
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The busy-ness continued on Friday when Kylee and I dyed some Easter eggs. We have a very fun traditional egg-cracking game that we play with both sides of the family, so Kylee and I had over 3 dozen eggs to dye this day. Kylee did a great job helping me!

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Saturday was the Montez party so we made the long drive out to the West valley. After 1 traffic jam due to construction and another traffic jam due to an accident, AND then running out of gas and having to stop once again to fill up, it made for a LONG drive and we got a little stir crazy! Kylee took this picture below of me....

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Kylee also took this picture of David as he was filling up the car. This is his "mean" Officer Pew look!

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We finally arrived at my parent's house 45 minutes late, but it was worth it in the end because we had a lot of fun! Here is Kylee in her hunt for candy filled eggs!!! One was even filled with a $5 bill!!!! The Easter Bunny is VERY nice!


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All the Montez grandkids!!

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These next couple pictures are from Easter morning before church. Here is Kylee's cute Easter outfit...

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And our attempt of setting the timer on my camera and taking a family picture. Awe....so cute!

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This was just a very cute picture that I took of Kylee and David while testing out the timer on the camera. I love how Kylee is hugging David's leg! So precious!

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That night was the Oram-Pew Easter party at Becky's. We had so much fun that night too. Obviously there are a "few" more grandkids on David's side of the family! Here is the grandkids photo...
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We feel so blessed to have 2 amazing families! Kylee has the best cousins ever! She never has to feel like an only child because she always has cousins to play with everyday. We love all our family members so much and feel like the luckiest little family ever! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

As I was drying my hair this morning, Kylee started dancing around and singing (which isn't unusual or out of the norm because she is practically singing all day long).....but this time she was doing the same dance moves over and over with her singing. So I turned off the blow dryer to listen to her song, and lo and behold, Kylee knows the Hokey Pokey! I asked her where she learned it and she said preschool. When Daddy got home, I had Kylee "perform" for him. She got a little distracted when she discovered she could watch herself in the back door, but other than that she did a great job! Here she is in action...

(you might want to mute my music.....scroll down and press the pause button)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Just because...

I feel the need to blog, even though nothing has really happened in a while (that seems blog worthy). But regardless, I treat this blog as my journal and if I want to stay up-to-date, I need to blog about my life at least once a week.
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A "first" did happen this week for Kylee. She has never had the stomach flu.....she dodged it for 3 years and 8 months......until this past week. Luckily it only lasted 12 hours! I've never seen her so sick. It was the saddest thing ever! Even when she has 100+ degree temperatures, she's is usually still bouncing off the walls and a happy girl. Well, not this time! This was her from 2am until noon.....
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Later that week (last Friday), Jodi and I drove out to the west side and hung out with Tausha! When we were in high school, we used to "splurge" every so now and then and go to Ah So for dinner. It's sooo yummy! I love the volcano onion the chef burns up right in front of your face! It makes me jump back every time! Anyway, here we are enjoying our yummy, yet expensive, feast! Mmmm!

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David's first week at the new job has been great! This week (starting week 2) he is getting "worked out" by a guy who used to be a drill sargeant in the academy. So needless to say, he's getting his booty kicked! It's good for him though! He'll be in tip-top shape by the time June rolls around and he is ready to start the academy. I'm so proud of my man!