Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Story of a Girl and her hair

Ever since the day that we bought the movie Tangled

Madelyn has been obsessed with this movie.  Always wanting to watch it and trying to act out her favorite parts. And every day we have heard, "I wish I had long hair like Rapunzel's" or "If my hair was like Rapunzel's I would..." or " I am never letting Aunt Natalie cut my hair again so it can be long like Rapunzel's"

Then seeing that growing hair that long was going to take a very long time Madelyn used her imagination and would use anything to long for her "hair".
She used Caleb's favorite blanket.  Which caused a lot of tears for Caleb who chased her around trying to get his blanket back.  She used bailing twine from JD's parents dairy that she would tie to her pony tail. She pretty much used anything long for hair.

This in turn drove me nuts.  I loved that she was using her imagination but we had to come up with something else.
So I went online and searched for Rapunzel hair.  My friend Erica Harward made her daughter some hair from yarn and I found some others sites that made them too but this was the site that I used for my idea.
I called my mom and asked her if she had any yellow yarn. (I'm cheap, I didn't want to spend money if I didn't have to)  She said she did, so I decided when I was up to my mom's for Easter that I would make one.

Thankfully my sister Bobbie was there and she helped me braid it.  Madelyn didn't want it braided but then we put flowers in it and told her it was from the part where the little girls braid Rapunzel's hair.  Then she was okay with it.  After we finished that one we had to make two more one for Bobbie's daughter and one for my cousin's little girl as well.  Mine was a lot thinner than the one in the tutorial but I really like how it turn out and she does to.

Now we just have two rules: She can't wear it to church or to school and it is not a weapon for hitting your brothers.

Friday, December 3, 2010


JD has decided to go to college this spring and he has got accepted to USU and he is going to take online classes.  We are very proud of him and excited to start this new journey.  So upon getting accepted we received a letter in the mail and this post-it was attached to it:


I thought that this was so funny.  JD just rolled his eyes and said "it happens all the time"  which is true.  Almost always when he meets someone new they ask him what JD stands for.
(For those of you questioning his full legal name it is JD Stanworth)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Feeling Crafty

Lately I have be feeling extra crafty.  For our ward's super Saturday we did this snowman
So then that gave me the motivation to do art boards for my kids art work Madelyn and Hiett love to draw and color pictures and they always want to hang them up so I created these for them:

 JD cut the MDF boards for me and I painted them. Then I distressed the edges then Tiff helped me with the vinyl.  Then I mod podged the clothes pins with scrapbook paper and hot glued them on.  They were super easy and I think they turned out pretty cute. 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

 We had our ward Trunk or Treat Yesterday and got these fun glasses given to us.  We had so much fun trying them on and being silly.  

Hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Jack o' Lanterns

Every year for Halloween with let the kids pick out their pumpkins and we either paint them or carve them.  This year we decided to carve them.  Each of the kids picked out the face they wanted for their Jack o' Lantern.  Mom helped them take all the guts out and Dad helped them carve the faces. We had so much fun.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

We have TROUBLE!!

It has been too long since I updated but really our life has been pretty boring.

Anyways, this morning has been one of those mornings and Caleb has been in a climbing mood.  He's been on the table too many times to count, on the back of the couch, up in the closet and then I walk into Hiett and Caleb room and this what I find.
Two seconds later he is up on top dancing and clapping!

He is only 16 months, so I am scared to death for what terrible twos bring with this kid.  Hopefully not too many trips to the ER. :)

The crazy thing about all of this climbing is he is still in his crib with the bumpers still on. He has no desire what so ever to climb out or even mess with the bumpers.  Go figure.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Madelyn's First Dance Performance

Last Tuesday night, Madelyn had her first performance.  She danced at half time at the girls basketball game.  She was so excited and could not wait to start dancing. 
She did so well she had her eyes constantly on her teacher and she was perfect.  My mom has the video of her dancing so I will post that whenever I can remember to get the DVD.
She was so exited when she got done that she jumped up and down. Now she wants to practice her dance every day and she keeps asking me if it is Monday yet. (she has dance on mondays)  She loves to dance and I guess big crowds don't bother her so I guess she will keep on dancing.