Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sweet Grandbabies

This past weekend Coco and Kyle went away to Sedona for an anniversary get away.
Due to the fact when it is their real anniversary Coco will be about 8 months pregnant and probably not wanting to travel too far away from home.
Sadly I didn't take a bunch of picture of the grand babies. I think it was just one of those things that they are so busy doing this and running there that I didn't think of it. 
Other than the pictures below of the kiddos when they were up in our room playing.
For some odd reason Nellie's (my dog) dog bed mush be super comfy
This is Talmage just hanging out with a broken cell phone pretending he is talking to someone 
 Naima loving on the dog
 Naima when she was playing in the girls room with Faith and Gabby
 Oh no not so happy here
 Making faces with Nie
 Love this picture of true happiness on her face 
 Naima and Talmage played in my bathtub for about 45 minutes. 
I kept making sure the water was staying warm. 
They had so much fun with the washcloths I gave them  
Coco and Kyle came home on Sunday and we celebrated E'lyse Birthday.
I think they had a good time I know we did with the kiddos. Such happy and sweet little ones.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Doughnut or Donut

Checking the spelling on the tasty little round pastry you can spell it either way
(I've heard it either way~ Shaun Spencer of Psych)
Gabby and her BFF Ainsley decided to make a  little treat of doughnuts.
Our sweet neighbors JR. & Kim ( the people that make the AMAZING egg- rolls, bought this for our family at Christmas time.
 I think the girls used every kind of sprinkle I had for the Holidays on these little cuties.

Gabby munching out

 Ainsely enjoying her's 
 Doughnuts or donuts posing for a picture before the girls devoured them.
Not a dull moment between these two
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

E'lyse Is 16

Our third child E'lyse turned 16 on March 15TH but had other plans for celebrating her big Birthday. 
E'lyse wanted to go out with her Dad, Alan for a date and some Birthday shopping.
Then a week later her and a group of friends got to go see the early showing of some movie you might have heard of called "The Hunger Games". I joke I don't know how you could miss hearing about it from somewhere or someone. So E'lyse requested that when Coco, Kyle, Talmage and Naima were in town we do the Birthday dinner to celebrate and that we did.
 I cooked hamburgers, hot dogs, made macaroni salad and pickled eggs. 
And for her Birthday cake I made a Perfectly Perfect Chocolate Chocolate Cake with peanut butter frosting. 
This is the cake

 This is E'lyse as we are singing to her
 Make a wish and blow out the candles 
 Then of course our new tradition of shoving ALL the candles 
in your mouth and getting a lovely picture! 
I am also proud to say that her Dad took her last Friday and she got her drivers license 
( so watch out when your walking on the sidewalks! ) Just kidding she is a good driver.
 Hugs, Bobbi Jo 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Starting Over Almost

 So like a lot of other people at the New Year I had all these things I was going to do this year starting over starting fresh. Just to fill you in on a secret (that honestly isn't so secret) I am major OCD in some things, okay most things. If I mess up a little I think what the heck why should I even continue to try and so therefore I end up bummed and upset with myself.
 So I like many didn't follow through with all my great INTENTIONS!  Well I have been doing a lot of research, soul searching and trying to figure out just what I am to do. I have come to the conclusion I NEED to learn to love me for who I am no matter what I look like, feel like or think I feel like. So this is what I am working on. I am also working on eating healthier, not totally depriving myself of the things I like or think I like but cutting back on the things that make me feel like, excuse my French, CRAP, I don't know if that is French or not but that is how I talk so trying to keep it real here.
 I am also wanting to follow the lead of a friend and my daughter, Coco by eliminating one thing at a time that aren't good for me or don't help me to achieve those goals that I have in my life.
 A while back I gave up soda and diet soda. I was feeling good, then one day I was getting lunch and I gave in and had one. Well one diet soda let to another and I was drinking them way to often.
 This is what I will be giving up. My favorite well and only soda I dink is Diet Coke.
   Dear Diet Coke,
 I will now bid you farewell my slurpybubblishesness of addiction. As of March 18Th  I don't want to try you again ever. We had a good time together all those wonderful meals that you seemed to have completed for me but this is the end. I don't like the way you make me feel. Leaving me with a headache hangover in the morning, the bloated feeling after I have drank you and wanting more to eat and drink. So this is the end of our relationship. Wishing you all the best!
 Sincerely, Bobbi Jo
 I hope you will all support my decision to give this up. Thank you! Hugs, Bobbi Jo
 Shortly after I was done with this post I saw this on the website Mind Body Green so I just had to post it.

Friday, March 9, 2012

New Beginnings

      Young Women Theme pink flower

WE ARE DAUGHTERS of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him. WE WILL “STAND as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9) as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are:
Faith • Divine Nature • Individual Worth • Knowledge • Choice and Accountability • Good Works • Integrity • and Virtue
WE BELIEVE as we come to accept and act upon these values, WE WILL BE PREPARED to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.
          (From the LDS website)
The Young Women getting ready to start the skit. 
E'lyse came up with the theme from a sign that Faith & Gabby have on their bedroom door
that says." Sisters are different flowers from the same garden." 
 Above is Bishop Masitis, Alyse and E'lyse. The girls with the half tutus are suppose to be flowers.
As one of E'lyses projects she made this for the night. As the flower stood up the girl would read off what that color value was and the qualities that were learned. 
That is Faith in the green shirt with the white flower top on her head.
This is the girls singing the camp song for this year "Arise and Shine Forth"
Another picture of the young women singing Faith looking at me and E'lyse on the far right side. 
This is Madelyn reading an all about me page about her sister and one of Gabby's friends,
 Macy that is going into Young Woman's 
E'lyse on the left reading Gabby's all about me page and Gabby on the right in the black coat.
This is Ainsley (Gabby's BFF)
It was a nice evening with the girls. I can't believe that soon all three will be in Young Woman's together.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pampering Day

Gabby has a new crush his name is Josh Hutcherson who will be in the new movie The Hunger Games. She is a little obsessed about him. Okay a little more than a little obsessed. Anyway she spelled out his name on her nails the last time she painted them. 

 On Saturday March 3Rd Gabby invited her friend Ainsley over for a Pamper Day. We bought chocolate face masks and she had all of her little party planed out. 
They first washed their hair.
This is Ainsley looking cute in her mask
 Gabby being well Gabby in her mask
 The left over of the chocolate masks
 Gabby and Ainsley 
 The little chocolate girls. 
I was at work while they had their morning of pampering. Gabby was using my camera but ran out of space so there is no more pictures of the day but I want to tell you what they did.
While the masks were drying they soaked their nails in a homemade nail growth formula. Then washed the masks off. Followed by manicures then lunch. 
After lunch they put on their bathing suits and jumped on the trampoline and basked in the sunlight. 
 They had a good time. 
I hope to have another pampering day when I am here so I can help out with the fun and take pictures.
Gabby and Ainsley had lots of fun.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo