Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kanab

I will be in Kanab this week. . . So, I may not get to post, or I may get to post more than usual! You just never know!
Church today was interesting. Well, the kids are doing better at church since now they are adjusted to new classes and a new ward. AJ has started going to nursery. He does great. He's not actually 18 months until the end of March, but his teachers don't mind, they are fabulous!
There was just a slight problem today. About 1/2 way through Relief Society, his teacher brought him to me and said he had a little accident. I was like, accident? He wears diapers. Then I looked at his back. Too bad their aren't bath tubs at the church cause he really could've used one! I'd post pictures, but I don't want to gross too many of you out!!! Haha, just kidding, I didn't take any. I warmed the water up in the sink in the handicapped restroom-cause that was the closest to the RS room. His shirt and pants were completely un-usable. I put him in that tiny little sink and he pluged the drain for me! So, I got him all cleaned up, he was wearing only his socks and shoes. I decided I better keep him with me, so I took him into RS and caught the last 10 minutes of the lesson and the closing hymn.
That was his second BM since he had eaten breakfast, so lets just say he was hungry. Good thing I had snacks today.
He must have been tired too, cause he was asleep about a minute after we got in the car.
I haven't really been cooking sunday meals, we just have something small, but today I decided to throw some rice and chicken in the crockpot. It was SO GOOD!!!!!
I used a large can of cream of chicken soup-the wal-mart brand, stirred in one can full (the same can that had the soup in it) of milk and added about 1 1/2 cups rice. I just used the 1 cup to measure, so I don't know for sure. I stirred that all together really well. Then threw in a couple chicken tenders-not chicken nuggets, the frozen chicken kinda like chicken strips. Turned the crockpot on high and went to church.
It was still pretty runny when we got home, but after cooling it thickened way up.
It was really good. I guess that means I haven't been cooking good food enough!
Well, I better end my rambling before you fall asleep. As I should be doing. After I pack, wash the dishes and clean up the floor since I will be gone all week........

Friday, February 20, 2009

The first 3/The first 5

The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a handmade (or possibly store-bought) gift from me during this year. When and what will be a surprise. There's a small catch though...Post this same thing on your own blog and then come back and leave a comment telling me you're in. Remember, only the first 3 comments receive the gift!

The first five...
The first people to leave a comment on this blog will receive something made by me.
However there are some limitations
1. I make no guarantee that you will like what I make.
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It will be done this year.
4. You have not clue what it is going to be, poetry, shoes, bags or a little invention of my own. I may bake something and mail it you . Who knows? Not you that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. It may blow your mind!
Here the catch, if you choose to do this. You must post this on your blog and be ready to make something for five people too. This will be fun! When you receive the fabulous item I make you, you must post a picture of it on your blog.

Okay, so one said 3 and one said 5, so I will go to the 5 thing. . . No I am not adding them together!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Valentine's Day

My sister-in-law Kelley came down for a little "vacation" and we watched her daughter for a couple days. I got this walker for Elena, but I think AJ thought it was for him. It was pretty funny after he climbed in cause he couldn't get out, so he picked it up and walked in the kitchen so I could help him get out! Haha, crazy little boy.


Savanna loved helping with Elena, she especially liked feeding her. At least until she passed bubbles out the wrong end, and then it was definitely mom's turn!

So, AJ is trying to hold Elena, and Savanna looks like she ______ (fill in the blank), but this is the best picture I got of all three of the cousins. I guess I've been successful at getting 2 kids to look at the camera at the same time, but 3 is a little too much for me, I guess I need to practice more!

I made heart pancakes the day before Valentine's Day.


We had a Valentine's party and invited some of Savanna's friends over to decorate cookies and make pretzels. Of course I did this really so I could have my friends over and be able to talk to someone taller than 4 feet (well most of the ladies were taller) HAHA just kidding!

I got lazy and the dough was rising, so I rolled it out and made some into hearts.

AJ pushing Grace and Savanna on the tricycle. That's one strong boy.


Savanna and Grace-Grace is moving to Colorado tomorrow, so we will miss her!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

DC-October 2008

I know this is from October, but I was just looking through some pictures, so I thought I'd put these up. We took Daniel to DC to fly back to WA after he helped us drive out to Virginia and fix up our house. So, we went downtown on the public tram thingy, and we also drove up to the temple. At the temple grounds.
I guess these are the only 2 pictures of Daniel that I took.


Flamingo Flamingo. This was at the National Zoological Park

Pandas and Bamboo

Elephant

Angel Moroni




The White House






Saturday, February 14, 2009

kids





Let's see how much you remember!

FIRST BORN
1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Yes

2 .WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? Yes

3. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION? Happy

4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? No

5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 21

6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? home pregnancy test confirmed by a pregnancy test at the health department

7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Shawn

8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? Yes

9. DUE DATE? May 15, 2005

10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Ya

11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? Don Tequila

12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? Everything

13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? Female

14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? Nope

15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? 27

16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? Yes

17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? I knew.

18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? had to be induced

19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington, VA

20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? 10 1/2

21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? Shawn

22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? Shawn

23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? natural

24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? Yes

25. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 9 lbs 2 oz

26. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN? May 20, 2005

27. WHAT DID YOU NAME HER? Savanna Mae Rhinehart


SECOND CHILD
1. WAS YOUR SECOND PREGNANCY PLANNED? Yes, but if you ask my husband, he might say no

2.HOW OLD WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD AT THE TIME? almost 2 1/2

3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? excited, but not too excited that my husband would be gone almost the entire pregnancy

4.WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? No

5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 23

6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? I started throwing up

7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Shawn

8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? Ya

9. DUE DATE? September 29, 2007, but I told everyone October since Savanna was a week late

10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? No, I had all day sickness

11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? dirt-like dirty potatoes-I wouldn't scrub them before cooking them.

12. WHO /WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? Kelley-she was the only one around to irritate me.

13. WHAT WAS YOUR SECOND CHILD'S SEX? Male

14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? just for a little at first cause he had to get his pencil cut and I felt bad for that whole ordeal

15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THIS PREGNANCY? 34

16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? Yes

17. WAS IT A SURPRISE? Yes

18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? I was induced, but that's really it.

19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Kane County Hospital-Kanab, UT

20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? Water broken @ 9 am, pitocin around 11, baby at 2:30: total time in birthing room- 5 1/2 hours

21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? Shawn

22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? Shawn, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law waited in the hall with Savanna

23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? natural

24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICATION TO EASE THE PAIN? Yes, my father-in-law gave my epidural

25. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 9 lbs 1/2 oz

26. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN? September 24, 2007

27. WHAT DID YOU NAME YOUR SECOND BORN? Alexander Jackson Rhinehart (to be known at AJ)

28. HOW OLD IS YOUR SECOND BORN TODAY? 17 months

29. WAS YOUR SECOND BIRTH EXPERIENCE BETTER OR WORSE THAN YOUR FIRST BIRTH EXPERIENCE? Faster and better

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Yea

Just wanted to say YEA! Thanks to everyone for updating your blogs a lot! It keeps me busy-not that I don't have anything to do, but it's just so much more fun to see what everyone else is doing rather than doing what I should be doing! Anyway, thanks.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ducky's gunna get you!

Read all the way to the bottom for a special get-together invite if you're interested!

Well, we got this little ducky bath mitt, and the kids love to play with it! AJ even moves his fingers like the "ducky" should! So, I thought in all my free time I should take some pictures.
AJ loves ducky!


My handsome little guy. It was so cold today, and by that I mean less than 50 degrees! Haha, so we were all bundled up. We've had rain the last 3 days and it's been really windy, which of course the wind is nothing new to "the windy city" but the rain doesn't happen very often.



videoYou can see AJ's hands moving cause Ducky moves inside that fabric! Sorry for the nudity!

I got my taxes done today-the base has a tax office that does them for free! SO WORTH THE TIME IT TOOK. . . Read on:

My appointment was at 1230, so I figured I go a little early just in case they weren't running behind. Well, I didn't have to wait at all, and went right back to the office where the consultant puts all the information into the computer.

Then you go back to the waiting area while the "real" tax professional goes over the return to make sure everything looks kosher.

At about 340, I left the office, my taxes were done! Which included Schedule A, C and E! Rental property, and home daycare business. There is no way I would have been completed with them without paying someone. So, I highly recommend you (if you live at Nellis AFB-which is where I am) call and get an appointment-which right now is not until the middle of March, so if you want them done quick, maybe you should go pay for it! Ha, I wouldn't ever do that!

Also, if you live in Las Vegas, I'd like to invite you over on Saturday to decorate valentine cookies. We are doing it from 10-12, so come on over-let the kids play and get messy and well live!. . . But just for my info, please can you hit me up with a comment or email so I can have enough stuff for everyone!

video

At the very beginning of this video you can here AJ say "cheese" for the camera! Ducky gets to quack a lot!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sports

Okay, so this is really old, but I was looking through some pictures, since I don't have any new ones to post. This is at the WA DC visitor's center. I made some waffle cookies. They typically have chocolate frosting too, but I used white chocolate chips, and food coloring to make them more festive. I also shaped the waffle cookies into hearts.
Waffle Cookies: By Sandy Peterson
3 squares chocolate or 9 Tbsp (1/2 cup and 1 Tbsp) cocoa and 3 Tbsp butter or oil
2 cubes butter or margarine
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nuts, optional
Melt butter and chocolate together. Beat eggs and sugar, then add in the chocolate and butter. Mix well. Add in flour, vanilla, salt, and nuts-if desired. Drop by teaspoonful onto hot waffle iron. Cook about 1 minute-they cook really fast. Remove waffle cookie with a fork and frost before they are totally cool. I used three Tbsp batter per cookie and arranged them so they would spread together in the shape of a heart when I closed the lid-2 on top next to each other and one on bottom in the middle of the top two.
Frosting: Mix chocolate, butter, milk and powdered sugar to make a creamy fairly thick frosting.
I used 3 Tbsp white choc chips, melted with 2 Tbsp butter. Mixed in 2 cups powdered sugar, and enough milk to make it creamy. I added red food coloring.


Hey everyone! I am looking for a softball or volleyball group to get together with and play ball-of course I live in Las Vegas, but I was wondering if anyone knows of any groups here, I'd love to find something to do with my spare time! Well, this was supposed to be the first paragraph, but then I added more things!

Also, for all of those reading this, please can you check on my "those we love" bloglist-if you are not there, or if you have a private blog, I NEED (yes, need-want-desire) your blogs, I am getting bored, and well, frankly the blogs I read don't get updated enough for me-which of course means 2-3-4 times a day! Cause I need some way to keep busy! Haha, okay, I hope I gave you all a laugh, anyway, you can send me an invite to my email or leave a comment with your blog address! Thanks ahead of time! trishrhinehartmk@yahoo.com

I took AJ to nursery today, even though he's not 18 months until the end of March, but I figure it's either I walk the halls, or I take him and hopefully get him used to it by the time he is 18 months! He did very well, but he also has been going through a separation anxiety phase, maybe cause his dad is gone, and now he thinks his mom is going to leave him?!?!? Who really knows, but he goes to a friends house while I volunteer at an on base helping agency 3 days a week. . . So, he is getting better, but lots of times he still cries when I leave.

Well, I guess I better get the dishes done! My kids are STILL sleeping-AJ went down after church around 3, and Savanna went down about 4. I should get them up, but I think they might just be catching up from going to bed late yesterday. It is now 730 and AJ is still sleeping, Savanna woke up at 7! She is still tired though, so I know she will go back down soon. I don't know if AJ will wake up or not, maybe he will just sleep through the night!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Valentine Crafts


I don't think I ever posted this photo that was taken at the Airman Family Readiness Center craft event for families of the deployed. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Today at 5:24 pm
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE: I think after my dad
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? When I had a really bad headache a couple weeks ago.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Ya
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? Turkey
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Savanna-3 AJ-1
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? Well, probably more than I should
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Ya
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Yes, and I want to.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Oatmeal
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No
12. BLANK ????
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Don't eat ice cream very often, but I'd have to say vanilla with peach chunks in it.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Not sure
15. RED OR PINK? Red
16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? The fact that I will spend money on junk that I don't need, but I won't go out and buy myself a new pair of jeans.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Shawn
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST? Ya, I have to fill my time with something.
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Blue jeans gray tennis shoes
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Airplanes and jets
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Red
23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Cucumber melon
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Shawn
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Ya
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Fast-pitch softball, football, really anything
27. HAIR COLOR? Brunette
28. EYE COLOR? Brown
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No
30. FAVORITE FOOD? Bread
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Ya, just no scary movies right before bedtime
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Daddy's Little Girls-well some of it, I kinda slept through it.
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Black
34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Both are fine
35. HUGS OR KISSES? Depends who
36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Toast with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on
37. IF YOU COULD MAKE A WISH? Busy
38. WHAT (in general) BOTHERS YOU THE MOST? People who act like/think they are better than everyone else
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? The Book of Mormon
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Don't have one
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? News
42. FAVORITE SOUND(S):? my phone ringing, baby giggles, "mama"
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Both
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?I don't know if Maine or Florida is farthest, but I lived in Virginia-home is Washington
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Playing the piano-trying to help others out
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Richland, WA
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? All
48. WHERE DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER? Blind date in Virginia when we were both going to SVU.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Slide

There are a lot of parks in the housing area. . . at least 6 that I can count right off the top of my head, so we've been going to play a lot to keep busy. Plus there is usually someone else there, so the kids can play together! After he went down, he wanted to climb back up, which he cannot yet do. . . Not without trying though, one of these days he is going to walk right on up.

He slid down on his tummy feet first!

Thinking about it!


Climbing the stairs to get to the slide.


Eating a monster piece of pizza. (This was a couple days after I made it-photo below)

I felt like making german pancakes-I usually use a cake pan, but since I half the recipe, and still have leftovers-I tried it in a pie pan!


This is the pizza I made a couple days ago. . . Look good huh!