Saturday, May 23, 2009

What we've been up to...

Eating marshmallows in bed

Making Messes (yup, those are a bunch of puzzles all mixed together)

and here are the boxes

Cleaning up messes

Finding snails in the backyard...

Finding mud in the backyard

Playing at the park

Trying out new styles (that's a tank top that he's wearing on the bottom)

Playing in the pool in the backyard

And the best part is, if you play it right, the previous activities can often lead to this:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Out of the mouth of babes...

We sure have been enjoying the things our little man has been saying lately...I hope you do, too!

  • "Mommy? Your husband not coming? Why?" ...when we were going to the library and David had stayed behind.

  • "Mommy...Carter is crying. Maybe he needs some medicine. Get him some milk and Cranberry juice!" the middle of the night when Carter was crying it out and he woke up Mason, so Mason came into our room.

  • "Stop, Young lady!!"

  • "Hmmm, let me think" (when asked to pick a song at FHE)

  • "Stop, Girl!"

  • "You don't say no to me!"

  • "I'm so sad!!" When he was stuck on the tramp on a snowy day and had been crying for a couple minutes before I realized what was happening and came to his rescue.

  • "Our prophet is talking to us, yay!" with his arms up in the air. (About General Conference)

  • "Mom-is that President Hinckley?!" Whispered with awe on the first Sunday in our new ward. He was referring to an older man sitting a few rows back. We had told him that the prophet lives in Utah, so of course he thought he would be in our ward. He is still getting President Hinckley and President Monson mixed up. :)

  • "This is my brother, Carter. He's kind of a mess-maker" to a random lady at the park that we hadn't spoken to yet.
  • "I don't want to wear a diaper, it makes me ugly!"

Friday, May 8, 2009


Four years ago, we were doing this:

And looking at this:

And eating out every meal here:

And little did we know that during the next four years we would:
  • live in 4 different places
  • own one of those houses
  • welcome 2 beautiful little boys to our family
  • be separated for 4 months
  • purchase a refrigerator
  • purchase a 6 passenger family vehicle
  • watch countless episodes of House, NCIS and Numbers
  • remodel our house (actually that was more David)
  • welcome one nephew, one brother-in-law, one future niece, and one future sister-in-law to our extended family
  • enjoy many many moments of laughter and togetherness, all the while growing closer and more in love each day!
Happy Anniversary David! I love you!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Trash or treasure?

Provo has a uniform trash pickup program where everyone has the same trash can similar to this:

While this trashcan will normally have plenty of room for our trash, the first week that we were here we had a lot of big boxes and other miscellaneous trash from the move and unpacking. We set the trashcan out along with a couple of stacks of boxes. The next morning, the first thing that I noticed was that the boxes and yucky old shower rod that we replaced were still there! I went out and was relieved to see that at least the can was empty.

There was a note on the lid that said that they don't pick up trash that isn't in the receptacle. It would take forever to cut the boxes to fit in the can, and then we wouldn't have room for the diapers and kitchen trash that week. David's sister, Cindy, graciously let us use the dumpster at her apartments to get rid of our excess trash. As David was throwing them away, he happened to notice this little treasure:

Of course, he couldn't just walk away leaving this perfectly good bike in the dumpster. So he reached in and claimed it as his own.

The only problem was the two bike locks that were still attached. But when has something like that ever been a problem for David?

He used his power tools and had the bike ridable in no time!

Mason thought this was pretty cool! He can't wait to be able to use tools, ride bikes, and go to school like his Daddy!