Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Grandma Olsons Birthday!

Last night we had a BBQ for Tylers mom. Here are a few pictures from the fun night.(Kristen, we really missed you, and I hope you tried the potatos your dad made. I HATE potatos too, but these were WONDERFUL.)

Kristen, I can't possibly think where Adi would have gotten the idea to just sit and eat croutons and ranch????

How cute are these two? They really are "Best Buds". Luke has his arm around Adi as they watched Ice Age.

Sharing, it's amazing!!!

Look how big she looks in this picuture.

Adi was so proud of herself for sharing with Luke and he was loving all the bites she was sharing.

No the fire Deptartment was not called. Close call though. Kristen made such a cute cake, it was sunglasses. As you can see from the pictures above, the kids LOVED the frosting.

What a bunch of goofballs. I am kind of worried that Avery may WANT glasses like I did when I was younger.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It sounded like a good idea!!!

A few weeks ago we had this brilliant idea, well my step-mom had a brilliant idea, to drive to Michigan in July. OMMM, I think that idea was thrown right out the window last Friday when we drove 3 hrs to St. George. Good thought though. You are probably wondering how these cute girls in their dress-up dress and her sisters underwear, could possibly give us a hard time in the car. Screaming, fighting over Adis blankets, NO NAPS(so much for leaving at Nap time), things being thrown at my head, and my seat being kicked. The threat of putting them in the very back with no movie didn't even phase them. They are really good girls, just anxious to get to where we were going, they couldn't wait to see there cousins. They were so good over the weekend, so I should not complain. I think I was alittle on edge though because a SEMI tried to run me off the road, literally, the jerk had road rage. Maybe the thought of driving to Michigan will sound great in a few days after this past weekends drive is an after thought.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sunny St. George

Oh how I love sunny St. George. Last Friday, Ty and I, along with the girls went down to St. George for the basketball game on Friday night. We got there early enough to play outside. Ty and I had to leave by 8 on Saturday morning so he could get to work (short trip for us), but left the girls down there to play with there cousins, and then they rode home with grandma and grandpa. Here are the highlights of the quick trip:
- Warm sunny weather. We played outside for hours in flipflops and no coats. Loved it.
- Tyler was able to see an old mission companion Isaac Alisa. They talked for hours.
- Spending time with family we don't see near enough.
- Avery having a sleepover with her cousins.
- Grandma and Grandpa taking the kids to the park and McDonalds for a picnic. (Grandma found out the hard way what happens when you try to take Adi out of the swing when she is not ready.)
- Avery was in heaven. She loves the weather there. She is not a WINTER girl, she asks us daily if it is spring, and gets excited at every sign of SPRING.
We had so much fun, and will hopefully get down there soon for a longer trip. Miss you all.
- Great Grandpa and Grandma Olson even came with Uncle GEORGE, I mean Uncle Don. (The kids call him different names to tease him.) One of my favorite pictures is of Adi running to her Great Grandpa and his arms are open and waiting for her.
(Please ignore Adis messy face in the pictures. Runnynose + sand = gross face. She is so cute though isn't she.)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Perfect Healthy teeth

My girls had their dentist appts. today. It was Adis first time, and she did great, so did Avery. It was the cutest office, it was set up as a barn yard. Their chairs were in stalls. I loved it. They had these cute little horses, that had real looking teeth, that they got to brush while waiting. No cavaties again. Healthy perfect teeth, just what we like to hear. We do have to get rid of Adis "BINK BONK" though, it is pushing her teeth foward. We already knew that. Anyways, I highly recommend Dr. Bret Sorensen in Spanish Fork.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Great Grandma

Yesterday my great grandma Ratliff passed away. She was so sweet. I have so many wonderful memories of her. It is always hard to lose someone you love, but deep down, we all know she is much happier now. Until about 2 years ago, she was very self reliant and lived on her own. She then had a stroke, and slowly continued to get sicker. She lived a very good life, and my kids were so lucky to have a great great grandma. That was always the highlight of our Michigan trips for Avery, visiting her great great grandma. When we were in Michigan last summer, she asked Avery what kind of cake she should have for her birthday, and Avery said chocolate. When her birthday came, she was asked what kind of cake she wanted and she said Chocolate. She had remembered that Avery had said that. We will miss her alot and our visits with her while in Michigan will be missed, but Avery said it best last night "Grandma is so happy now because she lives with Jesus, and he loves her a lot, and maybe my grandpa Kaiser will stop and say hi to her."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Todays events...

-Woke up after night 6 of no sleep.
-Finally took Adi to the doctor after 4 days of fever and cough.
-Found out she had a bad ear infection and RSV/Pnemonia virus.
-Pd MORE copays for Dr.s visit and medication.
-Letting Adi rest comfortably.
When will we get a break? I need a vacation, A WARM VACATION!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You don't realize!!

You don't realize how much you depend you your purse.

Until it's stolen and your whole life is pretty much in it. Phone, creditcards, cash, debitcard, checks, social security card, ect. Lucky for me, a few hours after it was taken and hours of me balling, Walmart called me and said they had found it in the mens bathroom garbage can. They only got away with some cash. We still cancelled all of our cards incase they wrote down numbers. Some people have a lot of nerve.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Have and Have nots!!!

Have and Have nots!
BOLD the haves!

1. Touched an iceberg-
2. Slept under the stars
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby's diaper
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Swam with wild dolphins
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a tarantula
10. Said "I love you" and meant it
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Bet on a winning horse
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Taken an ice cold bath
28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Ridden a roller coaster
31. Hit a home run
32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
33. Adopted an accent for fun
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
36. Loved your job 90% of the time
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Watched wild whales
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
41. Gone sky diving
42. Visited Ireland
43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited India
45. Bench-pressed your own weight
46. Milked a cow
47. Alphabetized your personal files
48. Ever worn a superhero costume
49. Sung karaoke
50. Lounged around in bed all day
51. Gone scuba diving
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Done something you should regret, but don't
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Been in a movie
60. Gone without food for 3 days
61. Made cookies from scratch
62. Won first prize in a costume contest
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Been in a combat zone
65. Spoken more than one language fluently
66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
67. Bounced a check
68. Read - and understood - your credit report
69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
71. Called or written your Congress person
72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over73. Walked or driven on the Golden Gate Bridge
74. Helped an animal give birth
75. Been fired or laid off from a job

76. Won money

77. Broken a bone
78. Ridden a motorcycle
79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
81. Slept through an entire flight:
82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
83. Eaten sushi
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read The Bible cover to cover
86. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
88. Gone back to school
89. Changed your name (last name only)
90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
91. Eaten fried green tomatoes
92. Read The Iliad
93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
97. Been elected to public office
98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
101. Had a booth at a street fair
102. Dyed your hair103. Been a DJ
104. Rocked a baby to sleep
105. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all fours
106. Raked your carpet
107. Brought out the best in people
108. Brought out the worst in people
109. Worn a mood ring
110. Ridden a horse
111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe
113. Had a child pass away
114. Gone to a Broadway play
115. Been inside the pyramids
116. Shot a basketball into a basket
117. Danced at a disco
118. Played in a band
119. Shot a bird
120. Gone to an arboretum
121. Tutored someone
122. Ridden a train
123. Brought an old fad back into style
124. Eaten caviar
125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need
126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant
127. Published a book
128. Pieced a quilt
129. Lived in an historic place
130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
131. Asked for a raise
132. Made a hole-in-one
133. Gone deep sea fishing
134. Gone roller skating
135. Run a marathon
136. Learned to surf
137. Invented something
138. Flown first class
139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa
142. Sang a solo
143. Gone spelunking
144. Learned how to take a compliment
145. Written a love-story
146. Seen Michelangelo’s David
147. Had your portrait painted
148. Written a fan letter
149. Spent the night in something haunted
150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
151. Ran away
152. Learned to juggle
153. Been a boss
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight
156. Gone on a diet

157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
158. Written a poem
159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox
160. Gotten food poisoning
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
162. Hiked the Grand Canyon
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
164. Gone to the opera
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
166. Worn knickers
167. Ridden in a limousine
168. Attended the Olympics
169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
171. Been stuck in an elevator
172. Had a revelatory dream
173. Thought you might crash in an airplane
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
175. Saved someone’s life
176. Eaten raw whale
177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
178. Laughed till your side hurt
179. Straddled the equator
180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
182. Sent a message in a bottle
183. Spent the night in a hotel
184. Been a cashier
185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
186. Joined a union
187. Donated blood or plasma
188. Built a campfire
189. Kept a blog
190. Had hives
191. Worn custom made shoes or boots
192. Made a PowerPoint presentation
193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
194. Served at a soup kitchen
195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube
196. Know CPR
197. Ridden in or owned a convertible
198. Found a long lost friend
199. Helped solve a crime
200. Responded to a NJP newsletter

Friday, February 6, 2009

Is this week almost over???

What a long tough week it has been in the Olson home. I thought the news of Adis ears would be my worry of the week. Avery trumped that. She has been sick for about a day and a half with a cough, fever, chills, and throwing up. I decided to take her to the doctors this morning with the thought that I would be hearing it was just a virus that needed to run its course.(because we all know I am rich and cam spend as much money as I want on copays for drs and meds. I am being sarcastic.)Anyways, sorry I am so tired. Back to Avery. She has a very bad case of Pnemonia. I took the news and was ready to leave when he said I want some labs done and X-rays. I cried all the way to the lab. I felt so sorry for Avery, getting blood drawn is no fun. She was a trooper. So brave. Her white blood count is way too high, so she is on very strong anti-biotics. She was so brave she got a sprite on the way home, bad idea, I now have a car to clean. Sprite is not agreeing with her today. Enjoy these cute pictures of my brave beautiful girl. She is so proud of her bandaid.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Poor Adi!!!

Today Adi had her 2 year check up. She did so good. She is very scared of the Dr. and as soon as the nurse said her name she grabbed me and said "OWIE" the whole way down the hall and to our room. She is so brave though. She is very healthy and no shots today.
Here are her stats at 2 YEARS OLD...
- 22 lbs. (5th percentile)
- 33 in. (25th percentile)
- her head is in the 25th percentile.
The doctor was a little behind, and I had to take a picture of Adi. She sat in her chair waiting so patiently. (She was undressed for check-up reasons)

This is where the poor Adi title comes in. Last March, Adi had tubes put in her ears after several ear infections. She has been doing so well, no infections. The specialist told us in October that it would be perfect if they stayed in through the Spring and then fell out on their own. Well, today the Dr. said that one tube has fallen out and her ear was infected and the other ear still has the tube, but it is plugged and infected. The doctor is hoping they will resolve themselves without antibiotics. Keep your fingers crossed for us and poor Adi Anne that they get better on their own soon.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Tyler watches the girls on Tuesday while I go to work, and for a change of scenery for them, he took them to his parents house. I got home from work to find Avery in her dress-up dress (as usual), and Adi insisted she put underwear on with her shoes. They are crazy and I love it. They make me laugh daily. They brighten my mood no matter what the day has been like. (Just a side note, Adis undies are still dry after 4 hours!WOOHOO)
(Don't let this crazy blog distract you from the 3 others I posted today.)

Fun with Grandpa!

Grandpa doesn't get much rest when the grandkids are around. Between the horsey rides, ROCKET RIDES, and all the other fun things he does with them. I don't think he would have it any other way. The girls just love their grandpa.

Adi's Birthday

We celebrated Adis birthday on the Tuesday before her birthday, but her cousins from St. George were able to be here on her actual birthday, so we had a little party. She opened gifts and we had cupcakes. It was alot of fun. We wish they lived closer. My favorite picture is the one of her on the phone. He great grandma and grandpa Thomas called to wish her a happy birthday (as did the rest of her grandparents,aunts, and uncles.) I just miss my family so much. I got pretty emotional when they were talking. I want to move to Michigan so so so bad.

Snow Fun!

Avery and Adison had so much fun playing in the snow with their cousins Madi and Maleea last weekend. It was freezing so we watched from the kitchen window. Luke was even smart and hung out with us. Adi had fun, but she stayed in the exact place we put her. Her face was so red from the snow she was eating.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Why does time fly by????

Adi Anne turned 2 last Friday. Why does time fly by? She is growing so fast. She is such a fun happy beautiful little girl.
Here are a few facts about Adi...
-weighs between 20-21 lbs.
-Loves to eat, you can usually find her finishing her sisters meals and is not picky.
-She is talking so much and can scream
-Loves her big sister
-enjoys talking on the phone, especially if cousin Gracie is on the other end.
-Plays with her babies all day long.
-and loves MAMA MIA about as much as she likes baths.
-Loves Thursdays because it is grandma day
-Loves her cousin BOY, I mean Luke.
-Has to have her Bink Bonk (Pacifier) and blanky at all times. We may need professional help to get them away.
We love you so much Adi, but wish you would stop growing.