Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Caught Brown-Handed!

Guess who got caught with both hands in the peanut butter jar!!!

This next picture makes me crack up so hard!!!!!!!!!

I'm trying to be sneaky and discreatly slide my hand back into the peanut butter jar. I don't think mom will notice.

And a close-up to see just how thick the stuff was on his face. The bathwater was so brown afterwards!!

It's one of those experiences where you grab the camera before the washcloth.

Friday, September 26, 2008

We have a garden!!!!

We got the best presant ever this past week!!! My good friend Sarah Avalos gave our family a garden for a late b-day/early Christmas presant, and then she had her mom and step-dad help assemble everything for us. I have been wanting one really bad, so this was so perfect. We had lots of helpers as we put everything together. Here's the crew:

Looks like we've got a plumber in the family! I couldn't help but post it! He'll hate me in years to come!

Dallin enjoyed "helping" too! Needless to say, bathtime shortl followed this picture!

In these pictures he looks all bruised, but it really is all dirt! (Well, maybe a little spit too)

We'e also had some friends move out of town this last week. Jonathan is Bryson's age and William is Dallin's age. The kids got along really well, and we were sad to see them go.

The kids saying good-bye to Jonathan...

We also have some REALLY happy news to report. John will be working back in town starting next week. I am SOOOOO happy to have him back in town!!! Yay for being a family again!

Also, we had Cory's appointment with the NACD on Thursday this last week. Bob Doman, the founder of the organization was able to evaluate Cory himself. He doesn't like using labels, but mentioned the Cory was "globally immature" and had a processing problem. Based on this, he will create a program for us to do at home. We will begin program next week. I am SO hoping to see some improvement.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Is it me or are they growing up faster and faster?

We have had some technical difficulties the past few weeks, so I haven't posted a lot lately (darn viruses ate our computer, but my dear ol' dad came and saved the day). Dallin has been growing so much, it's hard to believe that 13 months ago I gave birth to the little guy. Now he's on the brink of walking and talking. He knows several words, and it's like he learns a new one every day. He knows "hot" and "uh oh" and "ball" and "fan" and "dada" and "that". Of course, some of these words sound remarkably similar, but we won't go there. Here he is standing up in the middle of the room trying to take a step. He'll take a step or two or three and then come tumbling down, then get back up and try it again. He wants to be big like his brothers so badly.

Daddy came home this weekend with a new hard hat, and Dallin loved wearing it. It was so cute because it was probably three times the size of his head. Some of his pictures are blury. It's hard a photograph a moving target.

With all the schoolwork that Cory has been doing, Bryson has begun to get interested in drawing. Here is one of his first drawings that are more than scribbles. He was quite proud, just as he should be. He told me this was me. I said it looks like me, except I have long hair, not short hair. So, he drew the spikes about an inch longer, all stickng straight up. Yep, then it looked like me.

Cory has been going through a major growth spurt. He's probably grown an inch and a half in the lastthree or four months. His legs have been having growing pains from it, and his pants that I just bought him for school are starting to become highwaters.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

My music

We got to visit my sister-in-law, Jessica, and her family up in Tucson last week for my new neice's baby blessing. It was nice seeing everyone, even if only for a short visit. She asked me to mention on my blog why I chose the music I did. thought that might be fun, so here goes:

Remember When, Alan Jackson - Besides this being a really pretty song, I like the perspective the song gives. It's easy to get wrapped up in the seemingly never-ending toddler stages, it's good to remember every once in a while that this too will end, and we will miss it when it's gone. I also just love the line "Remember when the sound of little feet was the music we danced to week to week" Yep, sounds about right, except maybe "year to year" would be more accurate. :)

Watching You, Rodney Atkins - With kids, you really do have eyes watching you at all times. And every parent knows that they pick up the good habits, as well as the bad. Just a cute song.

You're still the one, Shania Twain - A tad sappy, I know, but John and I have faced so many obstacles, and I am just so grateful that we've made it as far as we have despite it all. I love my hubby!

Home, Michael Buble - John has been working out of town for the past few months, and he's still got several months left. Luckily he gets to come home every weekend (thank goodness!!!) Everytime I hear this I think of him. Even though I am the one technically staying home, I feel like I get to "go home" every weekend when he joins us.

It's Your Love, Tim McGraw - Yeah, I guess I'm still a bit twitterpated. Once again, a tad sappy, but it just makes me so happy thinking of all the good times we've shared and all the things I have because of my loving husband.

Not a moment too soon, Tim McGraw - This is my favorite song on here because I didn't choose it. John saw that I was adding music for the blog, and he asked me to add this one. I had never heard it before, so I listened to it with him for he first time there in the dark. It ended up being one of the sweetest most romantic moments ever. The lyrics are so sweet, and if anyone knows some of our history, this coming from John is very meaningful. And it was so cute how insistant he was that I add this song. It's so great being married.

Bring on the Rain, Jo Dee Messina- After coming through some of the difficulties we've faced over the past few years, it's nice to look back and be happy with the growth that our family has made (not just in size!). I love the "bring it on" mentality, cuz you know that whatever we go through, however difficult it is, it's always for our own good.

Looking back it's funny how many country songs I have on here because I really don't even listen to country that much. I'd love to hear why other people chose they music they did!