Amazing Naps

It will never cease to amaze me how children can fall asleep just about anytime anywhere.  I was working on the computer one day and Katie was into our snack cabinet.  I took a look and got after her for making a mess.  I told her she would not get any privilages until after she cleaned up after herself.  I hear her groaning in the kitchen and I ask her what the matter was.  she says the popcorn is too heavy and she can’t put it away.  I start getting frustrated because I think she is being cranky for no reason and is making excuses for not cleaning up after herself.  So I tell her, the classic “It wasn’t too heavy to take it out and make a mess, it’s not too heavy to put away.”  A couple of minutes pass and I don’t hear anything.  I think maybe she went upstairs or something so I look over and see her draped across the popcorn completely passed out.  Feeling like the world’s worst mom I pick her up and tuck her in for a nap.  Then I went over to finish cleaning up and sure enough, that sucker was heavy.  I felt so bad that I had gotten after her but at the same time, I got the cutest picture!!

Vanessa Hudgens

Last night our family went to the Utah State Fair where we met Vanessa Hudgens!  (High School Musical Gabriella Montes)  Katie loves High School Musical and is always singing the songs from it.  She has been so excited for this concert.

First we had to get a balloon.  She saw some kid walking around with one and has been wanting one for awhile now since her last one popped.  So here we are getting the balloon.Balloon clown

Meeting any pop personality is always of course,  slightly disappointing.  You don’t get to really know them at all.  All you get is rushed in for a picture and then rushed out.  I was impressed though, that Vanessa made a point to introduce herself to Katie and talk to her a little bit.  Katie was a little awe struck to say the least which made her a bit confused at the whole experience.  Vanessa put Katie on her lap for the picture.  It was really cute and I really appriciated it.  I will insert that picture here as soon as we get it.

As for the concert….I think Bryce and I were totally born in the wrong time period.  I liked the songs but I really like watching bands.  It gets me way more excited to dance.  It was hard to tell if Katie liked it or not.  If we tried to sit down, she just wiggled herself back up to see better.  She did not want to sit, but she wouldn’t clap or dance.  She just had a scowl on her face the whole time.  This morning  though, she is singing the songs.  Unfortuantly the lyrics she remembers  are these “who’s got the hotty body?  she’s got the hotty body…” over and over again.  CRAP!  Here is Katie actually watching the concert.  This is the look she had on her face the whole time.

We were the 7th row back center stage.

All in all we had a fun night!  Katie was pretty tired and finally asked to go home so she can sleep in her bed (aka our bed) and so we left during the last song.  Sorry Vanessa!

It has been a crazy month

January seems to be the longest month!  It’s boring, nothing much is going on, it’s right after the holidays so it seems like life just comes to an abrupt stop.  But then comes August.  August must be the craziest month of them all.  I thought December is bad.  But in August everyone is trying to get in their last camping trips and vacations before school starts and then they are rushing to get ready for school.  Katie isn’t even in school and I still felt the rush.  All the parties and farmer’s market and of course I started doing the cross guard thing again.  I wonder when we will finally stop to take a breath.  Anyone else feel like August just blew by?  And I don’t mean a pleasant breeze, I mean like a hurricane!