Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy Independence Day...Spud style!

All of the Terry families went up to Idaho Falls for the 4th of July this year. Thanks Mike and Hope (mostly Hope) for housing and feeding us! Who knew we would freeze our bumms off?? It's summer already!

Waiting for the parade candy that never came...


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lyla Loo is Two!

We celebrated Lyla turning two years old with her cousin Reagan (who turned 4 two days later), at Gymcats. Notice her sad little gluten-free cupcake, and what she is really wanting...

Reagan's big girl cake was right next to her! 
We got to celebrate all weekend because Brit was out of town on her actual bday. This cake isn't what I had invisioned for her. I wanted Elmo...but wheat/sugar-free cocoa cake made with yogurt and vegan mallows is just as good!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sounds of Sophie II

Kill if I, Kill if I, No he can't breath under my oka face.
Kill if I, Kill if I, No he can't breath under my oka face.
My my my my my my my oka face.

(Hmm? What was that Bishop? No...I can see how you might be confused...but that clearly is Give Said the Little Stream)

Sophie : "Mama, do you know what the most meanest animal in the whole world is?"
Me: "No, what?"
Sophie : "The paparazzi"
Me: " Hmmm, Soph, did you hear that on Hannah Montana or something?"
Sophie: "Uh, NO. Duh..."

Monday, March 29, 2010

Just for Fun, my girls are the best...

We finally have our very own In-N-Out!! We had fun celebrating!

Can you have a flock of babies? We have some that pee and poop, some that cry and some I swear come alive at night!! Christmas brought too many babies to our house.

Me (Brit) and the "big girls" took in a Jazz game...Go DWILL!!

Our little muffin bundled up to fly kites, she lasted about 20 minutes and then fell asleep in my arms. Ain't she so cute...?

Just for fun, my girls are so pretty...

O'Doyle RULES!! They grow them young don't they...(at Disneyland last year)

Chloe and Jadie, that's right...Cheer camp!

Soph's favority part of soccer is snacks and when it's over...maybe next year the competitive fire will arrive...ya right.

Me my bros and Pop went to Yellowstone for some snowmobiling, it was incredible, we had a blast. Mike and Jake must have discussed the pose, I wasn't aware we had something planned.

Just some pics from us to show off, our family is money! Love to those that love us!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Sounds of Sophie

I overheard this song while Sophie was making her bed today...

(Sung with church soulfulness)
You take care of me, you take care of me;
When my parents died! You were with me for weeks and forever.
And when my parents came back to life, you help my family...

(Sung with popstar spunk)
When you wake up in the mornin, when you wake up in the mornin,
You have somethin to find... A little treasure hunt. You find gold.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Just because I didn't post her birthday does not mean she is forgotten about or that I am a bad mom. (Hey, she is still the same size, so it's like I am doing it on time.) What does make me a bad mom is when I curse at her little 17 lb, rashy body! Who curses at a little baby?! Ok, so I say it in my head, but still. And maybe I don't curse AT her, just at the situation. Ya, that's better.

Lyla has come into our family and completely flipped everything and everyone over! I feel like a new, unexperienced mom again. Aside from her many, many food allergies (about 25 just off the top of my head...which are all mostly gone now thanks to our new voodoo doctor, Dr. Babcock!), she doesn't sleep or eat or grow like my other girls. She will only sleep right next to me and cries if I don't hold her during the day. (That's why I curse.) Her first year has been really difficult for her and me. It has taught me a lot though. I know I need to relax and not let stupid things upset me. (It's a work in progress). I know that time flies by too fast as well. I can't believe it is almost Chrismas! When did that happen??

Aside from her ailments, Lyla has been so much fun in our family! She loves Chloe and Sophie and gets so excited to play with them. When they all have a babysitter, Lyla will usually only let her sisters hold her and they both rub her tummy to sleep. She tries to do summersaults and flips like they do, and will turn my face to make sure I am watching them.

Since I didn't do a birthday tribute to her, this is just the same but later.

A few things you might not know about Lyla:
1. She stares at you like she is looking straight into your soul. Aunts and uncles beware!
2. She gets about 3 baths a day.
3. She will cry until she is picked up, even if you are on the toilet.
4. She will itch your arm or back when you are holding her, just from habit.
5. When she had her first birthday cake she broke out in a horrible rash and Brit said, "we might as well have given her a bag of needles to play with."
6. She was born weighing 4 lbs. 3 oz. At one year 16 lbs seems so small, if an average 8 lb. baby had grown like her, it would be as if he were 32 pounds. (That's what my college education taught me right there!)
7. She hates her car seat with a wild passion.
8. If you want to be her best friend, give her a cup of crushed ice.
9. She is a shoulder dancer just like her dad.
10. She keeps her arm shoved down the front of my shirt, also just like her dad.
11. She comes in the bathroom after me and closes all the drawers and doors, even if she is crying.
12.When she whines she says her name "Alylyla."
13. She cries and whines at me almost all day. When her dad walks in the door, she actually squeels with delight! It is pretty cute though, I have to admit...
14. She hates wearing clothes with a wild passion.
15. Her hair has yet to come in on the sides. But hey, some people PAY to have their hair cut like that.
16. I don't tkink her little hamster hands and feet have grown since birth.
17. She loves riding in her wagon.

Lyla's the best girl!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Today's Mama Giveaway

The holiday season is wonderful. Full of joy, wonder...and work. Especially if you have a handmade holiday in mind. We want to make the season a bit easier on you by giving away a sleighful of gifts that only a mother could love. Our “sleigh” is a Madsen Bike filled with gifts and goodies from Provo Craft to help you create those handmade projects including a Yudu screen-printing machine, a Cuttlebug, a Cricut Expression Machine, a Your Story thermal book binder, and a Knifty Knitter loom set. That’s not all - we’ve got treasures galore - a Dyson Blueprint, an Easy Walker Sky stroller from, two Sidekick baby carrier bags from Kemby and an Amber Alert GPS unit and a full year of service.That’s over $3,800 in gifts!Entering this contest is easy and fun. Just answer and post the meme below on your blog and send us the link. (Don’t have a blog, no problem! You can post this as a note in Facebook and send us the link too.)To participate you must include all of the text, including the links, in bold below:Mama’s Holiday Wish List MemeTodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
Wii, Rock Band, new sheets (mine are ripped to shreds), hobo wallet in cobalt blue, pretty dessert plates from Anthropologie.

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
I LOVE the homemade chocolates my neighbors make. My husband and I fight over the last one!

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
I have always wanted to make the kids pajamas with matching bottoms and initials on the shirt, like my sister in law does.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
When I was 12 I got a huge pink and blue swatch watch wall clock for my room. It was pretty awesome!

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
American Girl doll, barbies, guitar, talking babies (even though they really freak me out!)

6. What is your favorite holiday food?
Peppermint bark, and anything chocolate dipped!

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
Hmmm....hand crafted? Does putting stuff inside of jars with pretty tags and ribbon count? That's what I'll be doing.

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
'Love Actually' is by far the BEST holiday movie!

9. Favorite holiday song?
'We Three Kings' by Jars of Clay

10. Favorite holiday pastime?
Sitting in my pajamas with my family watching movies (not Love Actually. That's just for me...not the kids)