Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I think Max has a new best friend. At Young Womens last week, he had the whole stage to sit down and eat his treat. Where did he sit? Right next to Katie.

Who wouldn't like Katie? She's awesome, fun, nice, and she runs around and plays with him whenever he wants her to.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

In the morning, I'm making waffles!

Last week I was quite proud of my cooking. I made homemade Mac and Cheese one night, and homemade waffles the next. I'm pretty sure that was the first time in 20 years that I've whipped egg whites and folded them in to a batter without my mom's supervision. JB usually cooks dinner but I was feeling like I should take a turn.

But barely half of our family ate these dishes. JB was still full from a large lunch, Benny had a few bites, and Max turned up his nose. This is why I'm probably never going to start a cooking blog.

But I won't let it discourage me. Surely Emeril's kids sometimes complain about his cooking, right?


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Model Home

This is a picture from the latest Upper Case Living catalog. It's a skeleton, on my front door! One of our neighbors works for the company and thought our brick house and black door would be perfect to model their vinyl stick-on skeleton for Halloween. The shoot was several months ago and the full picture shows all the way down to his feet, with some pumpkins and a haystack they put on our porch to give it the full spooktacular flavor. They have cool stuff for inside, too.

I am now acting as my home's agent if any one else wants to book it for future shoots. Tyra, maybe we should talk about a show called America's Next Top Model House?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Look at my tall, sweet boy. He now fits my jacket from when I was 6 or 7 years old. It says Franklin D Roosevelt school on it, and it was my jacket in First and Second Grade in Lima, Peru. My little brother Enoch used to wear it as well when he was around that age. The stripes down the arms are my favorite. The 80s still work!

I also love a good hoodie, as I have blogged before. I tried to take a picture of Max, Benny and me getting ready to play outside in the nippier air in our hoodies. I should have called for JB, as you can tell from the pictures below.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Two little monkeys

We have our boys' costumes for halloween. What is more fitting for my two climbing, funny, jumping, curious little boys than monkey costumes?

Benny's is a costume that JB wore when he was a little boy (his mom made it. She's so talented). Max's is from Old Navy. It's the largest size. I wouldn't be surprised if it's too short by Halloween.

When we got the costumes 2 weeks ago the boys wanted to wear them every day. This happened last year when they were both dragons. My excuse has been I don't want the costumes to get dirty or ripped, but they look so darn cute I'm allowing it more often.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tuckered Out

Phew, it's tiring to be a 22-month-old little boy.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Paging Dr J.

It's time to call my chiropracter.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Elephants on parade

We didn't see the circus, but we did see the elephants parade downtown when the circus came to town a couple weeks ago. I've always loved elephants.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Summer's way over

Now that it's October I have put away the shorts, and pulled out the boots. It's also time to finally put a few pictures on here from our August and September activities.

Thanksgiving Point's Farm Country:

(I wonder what my family's Missouri neighbors would think about people paying to look at and feed animals. I think it's tons of fun.)


Meeting Sid the Science kid at a U of U health fair:

This is the Place Heritage Park (more animals) :

The cold weather today have really shocked us into realizing Halloween and the holidays are around the corner. I hope we can figure out what Max should be before all the costumes are gone. Yesterday he wanted to be a zebra. Today he wants to be a super-hero. I say we combine the two.