Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Caramel Apples

After FHE this week we made home made caramel apples, which was a hit with Alli. Okay who are we kidding, I enjoyed eating them myself =)

Also, Josh finished up his fall softball league yesterday. This is like the 2Nd or 3rd league he's played in this year. They lost the championship game 22 to 21...one point!!!
 He has turned in to quite the softball player and is really good! He either plays short stop or outfield, is a good hitter and is super fast! Alli loves going to watch Daddy play softball. Sadly, I did not get any pics of him playing or the team, but I did get a picture of his biggest fan. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I wanted to write down a few things Alli says as of late so I don't forget...

"Mom, GO...The light is green!"
"Mom, you're as pretty as a princess"
"I would like coke and fries please...please, you tell her okay?" 
"Deal? Is that a deal?"

She is really into Barbies & Rapunzel right now
Loves to play softball, and she's pretty good!
 Always talks about the baby..she says "I'll hold her and kiss her and sleep with her." 
Says the sweetest prayers that melt my heart!
Loves to sing along to Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Katy Perry.

As for a little pregnancy update. I have about 14 weeks to go! My belly button is already poking out big time already. I am eating everything in site...everything sounds good to me right now, especially caramel popcorn, spinach & artichoke dip, zucchini/banana bread, sweet potatoes, salmon, pretty much everything I see =) Pretty sure I'll be huge by the end of this pregnancy because I have all the holidays and good food that comes a long with them. Oh well...that's the beauty of it right?! 

Also, we went and saw our newest nephew/cousin Baby Ace at the hospital. My sister had her baby boy this week! He's such a sweet little guy. Alli didn't want to hold him just yet, but she did give him a couple kisses. Congrats Amber & Ryan!

Welcome Ace Levi Gardner!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Pink Chair

Alli wanted to paint one of her play room chairs pink so we did just that! Then, she wanted to take some pictures with it. This girl is full of great ideas I tell ya, and she knows what she wants. Here she is in a little impromptu photo shoot with her pink chair.

Oh and btw, I have another skirt like the one Alli has on in these pictures if anybody wants it. I accidentally ordered 2 online during Carter's Clearance Sale. I really don't wanna drive up to 106th cause it was only like $4. It's a size 4T....let me know if ya want it!

End of Summer Fun

This is an idea I got off Pintrest, I totally forgot to add the cornstarch and luckily they still worked.

Had to throw in another recent dance pic because she just looked so cute!


Saturday, September 10, 2011


It's a great day at the Sutherland Household because....
PEACHES are out!!
I've been craving some for quite sometime, and the Costco ones just weren't cutting it for me...they weren't sweet enough. 
A big bowl of peaches with cream and lots of sugar = Perfection.
Okay and yes, I know I'm so lame for blogging about peaches, but heck I get excited about things like this!

Gotta Love Fresh Local Utah Produce!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day

Our little princess started Preschool. She has been waiting a long time for this day to come and it finally came! I didn't cry when I dropped her off- I totally thought I would, but I stayed strong =) Alli really enjoyed her first day of preschool. Her teachers said she did great and that she is just Darling...I couldn't agree more. She is an amazing little girl and makes friends so quickly. We love you little school girl, and we're so proud of you!

She got right to playing with the toys within minutes!

She also started dance this same day with Miss Chelsey at Jazz N Place in Lehi. I watched her for a few minutes through the window and she was doing awesome. I know she will LOVE this class. It's a combination class with ballet, jazz and tumbling.

Today has been a busy day for us. I'm so excited for Alli and the upcoming months.

Monday, September 5, 2011


Last Thursday was my last day at SHC (Stevens Henager College). It was definitely a bittersweet day for me. It's been the perfect job for me. All the people there are so nice and fun -it was such a great place to work! I will miss it, but I am ready to be home with Alli again and to get ready for the upcoming edition to our family! I have plenty of projects to do, so I'll stay busy. I guess I'll have to get used to being home again and getting back to a "stay at home Mom" schedule. Wish me luck with that transition...I'll need it!

The Team.
 They took me to lunch at Mi Ranchitos...one of my favorite places that was close to work.
Left side front to back: Dr. Roberts, Me, Miss Cathy, Amelia
Right side front to back: Dr. Thayn (the best boss ever), Teresa, Courtney & Amy. We were just missing Tristen. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Weekend Fun

Alli has been asking to go to Chucky Cheese for a little while, so we decided to take her and she loved it. We played games for hours! We met Grandpa Laine there so he could get a little break from being at the hospital. (Grandma JoAnne has been up in Salt Lake the last few days because she had to have an emergency surgery.)

I think these two were enjoying the games just as much as Alli was =)

Alli also went to a birthday party! She was really excited was looking mighty cute, so I had to snap a couple pictures.