Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New callings and other Gamble happenings...

I got a new calling this Sunday, Enrichment leader. EEk! This is probably no big deal to some of you, but I have never actually been the one in charge of anything church-wise( just on committees) so I am pretty nervous. We have a super sweet ward and I had a couple ladies tell me how much fun it/I/we would be. Honestly that was the adjective everyone used, Fun. I guess I am the fun one? I am ok with that, but hopefully I can do it justice and maybe throw in a little spirituality.

Alianna's potty training is going awesome. She rarely has accidents( really only at bedtime or naptime) and always tells me and starts cleaning it up herself. Exhibit A, she came in from naps and sadly informed me" I wet" I said it was ok adn did she pee in her pants. "NO momma I peed my panties, they like pants on your legs but they just panties on your bum see" ( as she pulls up her dress and points to the panties) " see mommy they princesses on my panties and they got wet, but they not pants they panties I need to change them now and make them dry in ondry(laundry) "

Kendall is becoming quite the little flirt. He smiles at everything ( see the family pics for further proof) and is a very happy baby as long as he has recently been feed and someone is holding him or talking to him. He likes to be in on all the action. We started feeding him rice cereal this week and he seems to like it except that it doesn't get in his mouth fast enough. He also thinks he can crawl, he puts his face down in the carpet and pushes hard with his legs. If he wasn't so chubby, I think he could probably get up. 

Family Pictures

 I finally stepped up and got family pictures taken. The last professional pictures we had taken were when Alianna was about 8 months, so I guess it was about time. The kids did awesome, the picture lady kept raving about them and saying how she wished they were all this easy. I say they are just a couple of hams living it up in front of the camera.  They were some dang cute shots though, I ended up buying the cd just because I figured the grandparents would want multiple copies of each shot.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dear Yoga X,

Thanks for reminding me just how inflexible/out of shape I am. Also, it is awesome to see just how big this post baby belly is as I try to bend in half to please you. But, by the end of our hour and a half relationship, I must be sentimental because I only have fond memories and feel empowered because I have survived and am stronger and more flexible, although you do completely drain me.

I hate your stinking guts, but please don't ever leave. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Potty training is coming along. I won't gross you out with details, let's just say we've got the peeing down pat. 

My wellness challenge, on the other hand, is not going so well. It is not going bad at all, but I took my one free day yesterday because we were having a big family swim party/d-backs game thing in Phoenix and I knew it would all be a wash anyways, but today it is killing me to get back with it. How can one day mess with your head that much?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

What we've been up to the last couple of months

I finally just got back on the old half-broken computer to upload the pics. Here a a few of the ones I could get.

We have had some fun little field trips. In April, our friend Sadie( or rather her mom) told us about a minnie masquerade party at the Disney store. They got to dress up like princesses, watch the new movie, make a crown do a parade thru the store and were even given a prize at the end. Alianna was at the end of the group and walked right up and stared him down until he gave her the prize

We were also invited by some friends from church to a dance class field trip in April. I can not even tell you how excited Alianna was for this. She got on her leotard and had to wear her church shoes because tehy were the most dance like.

She just ran around for the first 15 minutes looking at herself in all the mirrors.

This was pretty much the face we had the whole time, "I'm so excited I can't even stand it"

We went to the zoo with "Gramma and Pipa" when they came for Kendall's blessing Easter weekend. They had a bunny that she HAD to take a picture with.
 This is pretty much her face every time we are at teh zoo, utter astonishment.
 Feeding the giraffes with Pipa.

The Easter egg hunt at the Beams, She took it very seriously.

And since I just realized there are no pictures of this little boy which is just a crime! Look at this cute face!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Potty Training take two!

As I was changing Alianna's diaper after naptime today, she informed me that she " didn't want to wear a diaper, I go in the toilet like a big girl". Well you don't have to tell me twice! We have been reading a potty time book in with all our other night time reading book and apparently it sunk in.  We went straight to the store and bought some big girl Ariel panties. I told her that Ariel doesn't want to get wet or dirty, so if she wants to wear it we have to keep them clean. 

I was trying to decide if we should wait til Tuesday because we are going to the Diamondbacks game on Monday and I was a little nervous about doing the ballpark potty training thing, but as soon as we came home she ripped off the diaper and put on the panties and showed me how she was a big girl. Here's hoping!!

In other Gamble news, Kendall rolled over on Wednesday. I didn't see him do it for that day, I would turn around for a second and I swear he planned it and when I turned back around he would be on his belly. But now he is rolling all over the place and very proud of himself thank you very much.

I keep asking myself just one question, when did my kids get so big? 

Yoga Hurts!

I was talking to a friend the other day about how excited I was for a break in my P 90X yesterday when I had Yoga. HA! I had obviously never done yoga before and figured this was just relaxing chanting stretches. Not even close, that was the hardest workout. I usually at least try all moves in my workout videos, but there were parts which they said were the beginner variations that I just stared at the screen and tried to figure out what happened to their missing limbs. I swear you have to have no spine and be triple jointed to be any kind of yoga guru. Hats off to you, freaks of nature

In other news, I have a ton of pics to upload but I am having a hard time figuring out how to do that on our new computer