Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Just Another Reason to LOVE Christmas!

The Magical Forest! A place of magical lights, great hot chocolate and funnel cakes, and for Tig, the best rides on earth! Antigone absolutely loved the carousel. She even loved it more than the train, which surprised me. She was even choo chooing all night, and tried to follow the little train every time we passed it, but in the end...the carousel was all that mattered. :) We had a good time and got some silly pictures out of it too!
Our crew, minus Devin (the designated photographer). My sister Heather and lil bro Garth came to play with us and so did the lucky twins that Hea just happened to be babysitting. Funny sidenote, as we were taking pictures, one of the twins said, "no...I don't want to do that because I don't want to look stupid." I laughed and said "ha, we look like that all of the time! It's makes it more fun that way." :)
Our knight in shining armor (but note to self, don't touch him...he's not very stable.) Oops.
Watch Out the twins are driving!!
I love my little baby Garthie. :)
Frosty, Tig and her silly uncle Garth.
Tig checking out her fearless (and rose studded) steed.
Tig LOVING the rose studded steed. :)

Tig NOT loving Santa. Nope, not one bit.
Auntie Heather and Tigi running loose on the caboose.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tig's Favorite Words

Antigone has become quite the jabber jaw lately. She'll mimick most anything that I say. I'm sure in a year or two we won't appreciate her chattiness as much, but for right now...I love it!

Some of her Tiggyisms:
Mommy...oooooo, wooooow, coooool (anytime she sees something that excites her)
Ismas Yights (Christmas Lights, typically followed by a ooooo, wow, cool)
Uh-Oh Mommy, NO, NO, NO, NO (usually directed at some random object like Goldfish crackers)
Papa urk (I tell her that Devin's at work...all the time...now she tells me) :)
Gacar and Cars ("Madagascar" and "Cars" -her two favorite flicks, followed closely by a strong neighing sound which means the horse movie "Spirit"). Mine is the only child I know that will sit (or stand reeeeeaaaally close to it) and watch a full one and an half to two hour movie, without leaving it or getting up to play with toys. Seriously, she won't move. Should I be amazed at her attention span and ability to focus, or fear that she's destined to grow up to be a couch potato?
And drum roll please for my personal favorite.....Hellooooooooooooo, MOMMY, hellooooooo (her notification system to let me know she's awake), it cracks me up everytime.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Tag You're It Lila, Misti, Lindsay & Wendy (and Heather if you'll do it)!

Tagged by Kaymee:)
This Tag is about my MAN!
What is his name? Devin Lee Baldwin
How long have you been married? 5 1/2years!! But together over 10 (8 - less the mission)! That's crazy!
How long did you date? 3 years with a mission in the middle
How old is he? Just barely hit that 28th year and still could pass for a teenager. I'm sure he'll be grateful for that youthful appearance when he's 40. :)
Who eats more? Dev, by far! Although you'd never guess he ingested over 4,000 calories each day!
Who said I love you first? Umm, i'm gonna have to say Devin, but I don't actually remember (is that a bad thing?)
Who is taller? Devin, it's great because I never ever have to worry about shoes being too tall. :)
Who sings better? Hmm...lalalala...hmmm...I'd probably say we're about even, both pretty standard.
Who is smarter? HELLO?! Who's the one filling out this form, of course I'm going to pick me! If Dev was filling it out, he'd say him, that's how we mesh, both competitive spirits. :)
Whose temper is worse? Usually me, but he can surprise me every great once in a while.
Who does the laundry? Is this really a question? What guys do all of their families laundry? Unheard of.
Who does the dishes? Cook, cleaner, maid, you name, I signed up for it.:)
Who pays the bills? Me, I'm the accountant here. I'd probably have a nervouse break down if I wasn't "in the know" and "in control" of our funds. Isn't everybody a little OCD in some aspect of their lives?
Who mows the lawn? Lately, Devin's dad, but now we have our lawn mower back, so unfortunately for Dev, he'll have to start that back up again.:)
Who cooks dinner? Are frozen dinners considered cooking?:)
Who drives when you are together? Devin. This is the one aspect of our lives that I would change, but he'd never let me. :} Ugh.
Who is more stubborn? That's an excellent question. We are both stubborn, but who is worse...I'm going to have to vote for Devin because if it's something he's willing to argue about, he's not very good at backing down. Keeping in mind such events are far and few between.
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Me, and not Devin for the reason mentioned above.:)
Whose parents do you see the most? It used to be waaaayy more of my family, but now we probably see Dev's more.
Who proposed? Devin, of course!!
Who has more friends? Me, but they are all married and Dev gets along with all of their husbands, so it works out great!
Who has more siblings? Me, but just by one extra.
Who wears the pants in the family? Umm, me, but if Devin wants something I bend pretty easily. I'm definitely the "mean" parent though. I think we all saw that coming.:)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Turkeys, Lights and Gingerbread Oh My...

So, yes I've been slacking in the posting department, but I've finally found the time to update so here goes. It seems like November went by at whirl wind speed. Before I knew it, it was Thanksgiving. We got to spend it up in New Harmony with my grandparents and family. Of course (as is necessary for any trip we take), Antigone was sick up until the night before we left. But we made the best of it, atleast she took good naps during the day. :)
It was absolutely FREEZING while we were there, I'm talkin 7-14 degrees in the morning freezing. Terrible, terrible temperatures for a place in southern Utah, but what can ya do. There were lots of great activites like horseback riding, petting the goats and cows and horses, 4-wheeling and Rhino riding, going on horse drawn wagon rides, and playing in the treehouse with swings galore.
BUT as I mentioned before, Tigi wasn't feelin great, so we missed out on most of them. :( (I have a pouty face right now). Maybe next trip I tell myself (or maybe when she's 5 and doesn't get sick every three days anymore). On the plus side, we did get to celebrate Dev's b-day (which was on Thanksgiving) with a fabulous looking ("looking" because of course, I didn't taste it) huge chocolate cake. He said it was fabulous though. :)
My little dancing queen! She's got the rythm.
And now that Thanksgiving is over, let the fun begin!!! Today the Christmas lights went up and most of the decorations are on display in the house. I love Tig's reaction to all the new (to her) things. Oooooo....wooow, she says to just about every little trinket in her view. We also had Dev's family over tonight for the traditional Gingerbread House Fest. Good times, good frosting and of course, good looking houses. :) Tig loves candy these days, so we'll see how long it takes her to find a way up onto the table to attack my festive creation.

The three amigos. :)
Ooooohhhh, but wait...I did want to quickly mention a great new find I was introduced to in St. George...a nifty little store...TaiPan Trading. Loved it! Thanks to Grandma Jerri for the shopping excursion! It's kind of a cross between Pier One and Cost Plus, but without the Asian feel. All the little things that just complete your home decor. I'd highly recommend a looksy if your in the area.:)