Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
A few days ago I was making blueberry muffins for breakfast. While I was putting the Crisco away after greasing the muffin pan, Max swiped the pan with a finger and stuck it in his mouth then stated, "It tastes yummy, Emmy!" (Max loves butter, margarine, shortening, etc. and is always trying to scoop out a bite with his fork or taking a bite out of a cube of margarine when I forget to lock the fridge. - Yes I am that anal about the childproofing in our house.)
Today during the sacrament, Max proclaimed, "That was so good!" after he ate the bread. Then when the water came he repeated this statement. I was trying so hard not to laugh and was failing miserably. I wonder how bad my cooking is that a teeny tiny piece of bread and drink of water are so delicious.
Emily loves to stand on her own recently, but can't get there on her own yet, so I will sometimes stand her up and let her hold on to her crib railing or whatever is available. She was standing in her crib tonight and Max told her, "So proud of you, Emmy!"
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Before I had Max I don't think I really appreciated how different boys and girls are. I guess my one, very quiet (at least when he's around our family!) brother didn't have much of a chance to open me up to the world of boys growing up in a house with a single mother and five sisters! Having a little boy has been such a learning and growing experience for me. He seems to have endless energy, curiosity, and an eye for making mischief. Along with this comes a love of all things transportation. He loves to point out helicopters and airplanes in the sky, and will point and squeal when a train goes past. His favorite toys are his cars and trucks.
Well, on Saturday we were invited to the Brigham City Airport appreciation day by Mike and Marianne (Mike has done some cabinetry work for the airport recently). I was only able to stay for a few minutes because the girls had Alese's bridal shower to go to that day, but Jeff stayed on with Max and some of the other men (and kids) in the family. Max had a blast looking at all of those airplanes and helicopters up close and even got to sit inside some of them. Definitely a fun day for our busy little boy!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
For our family vacation with my family this year we went to Great Basin National Park. Jeff and I decided to take a little bit longer route to get there hoping that it would be a prettier drive than through Salt Lake and Utah counties. We drove out to Tooele and then down to Delta from there. Both Jeff and I really enjoy the unique vast and desolate beauty of Utah, so we enjoyed the drive out even though it took longer than we were planning. I guess I forgot that we would have to make a couple of stops since we have kids. ;) Map quest had given us some strange directions about how to get into the park which we luckily decided not to follow after about twenty minutes of me working up to panic mode because the directions seemed a little off. We got on the right course and then I started getting a little nervous about finding my family since I wasn't sure what campground we were in and there wasn't any cell phone coverage in the area. We were lucky enough to find them in the second camp ground we drove through, which was a good thing because I was getting kind of ornery. We just hung around camp that day waiting for the rest of the family to arrive and setting up camp. That night the sky was amazing, so we spent some time looking at the stars. This was the only night we had trouble with the kids sleeping. We didn't lay Max down until after he had fallen asleep. He woke up a little later screaming so we hurried and pulled him out of the tent. When we all went to bed he woke up when we tried to lay him down and decided it was time for playing. Between the noise he was making and me trying to get him to get inside his sleeping bag and be quite, Emily woke up. We spent the next 2-3 hours falling asleep only to be immediately woken up by Emily crying or Max making noise. Finally I demanded (not so nicely) that Jeff take Max out of the tent. Jeff and Max slept in the car and I ended up pulling Emily into my sleeping bag for the rest of the night. Luckily the next two nights went great, so it all worked out in the end.
On Sunday we drove up to Wheeler Peak campground and went on a hike up to one of the lakes. Those of us with kids turned around and headed back the way we had come, while the rest of the group (and Rachael) hiked the entire loop. We hiked about two miles and Max did almost the entire thing by himself. He especially liked using Jeff's hiking poles that collapse down to just his size. It was a lot cooler and much more green up by Wheeler Peak than down by our campground and there was a great view of the valley.
Shannan and Jim, and Seth and Jessica took off that evening to make the long drive back to their homes. After the kids went to bed that night we had a huge thunderstorm that turned into a hail storm. Max was very scared by the noise so he curled up inside his sleeping bag with his glow sticks. I have to admit I was scared a little myself when it seemed like the storm was never going to end. (I don't know how, but Emily slept through it.) Because of the storm we all went to bed early. The next morning, Meghan and Jay took off and the rest of us went on one last hike up by Wheeler Peak after we packed up. It was a great trip. Max had a lot of fun playing outside and tormenting his cousins. I've come to the conclusion that we are in sad need of another boy on my side of the family. Max is the only grandson and his cousins weren't quite sure what to do with him. I heard a couple of comments to the affect of, "Oh no, here comes Max!" We were sad that Lauren and Alec weren't able to come and wished that we could have gone for a day or two longer! Hopefully next year!!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The Kitchen Sink:
Sorry this picture isn't in focus. Those are Max's and my shoes in the sink, just in case you were wondering!
I'd like to say it is usually a lot cleaner, but minus the new vent I haven't installed and the bag of DI clothes in the corner, this is pretty much how it always looks.
My side vs. Jeff's side
My Favorite Room:
I've always loved my living room, but unfortunately we don't have any furniture to go in it right now. We did have our family room furniture in there until last week when I finally painted the family room and we moved the couches and TV back to there real home. The car seats and sleeping bags are waiting their turn in the washing machine.
My Favorite Shoes:
I don't know about favorites, but these are the ones I wear the most often.
Max is clutching one of his leftover glow sticks from our camping trip and Emily's not quite asleep yet.
I saved the best for last. Here I am in all my glory. Four days without a shower and having my hair in a bun or under a hat the entire time. I didn't strictly follow the rules on this one, but I figured I was allowed to put on a robe at least. I'm sure no one wanted to see me in my underwear!
I tag Tiffany, Apreal, and Danielle. I'd say I'm sorry, but now that I've humiliated myself I can't wait to see others be humiliated, too!! ;)