Tuesday, August 31, 2010
These pictures below date back to when I first got this phone in May. It's at the night we registered for Trek.
JB is pondering the pioneer spirit:
I'm testing out self-portraits.
Benny and Max give me their best smiles.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I love it when fall sneaks in. I always get excited this time of year. But look who is excited about football!
Monday, August 23, 2010
This week I read Peter Pan to them probably 3 times a day ("Again! Again!") I heard them awake one night way after bed time, and snuck down to peek in their bedroom. I saw Max sitting on the floor putting fake beads and stuff into a lunch box, calling it his pirate treasure, and saying someting to Benny about being a fairy. Sleepy Benny replied "Oh-tay."
Now I'm wondering what on earth they will they make this boy #3 do in their games?
Friday, August 20, 2010
We've named them Dino and Bino (the dinosaur and the bear respectively). They came from Costco, but are close enough to the TV ads Max kept watching.
We figure they can use them at the Dads and Kids campout coming up, for trips to Nona and Papa's house, and for my upcoming family reunion in Seattle. Right now all the boys want to do is lay in them and drink their sippies.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Max LOVES rice, and ate a lot of that before realizing there was other food. I caught Benny trying to eat a packet of butter. Me, I love the bacon-wrapped anything.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
We crossed the Sweetwater four times in 2 days. The last crossing we got some play time in the water. The boys carried JB in by his arms and legs and dunked him. I wasn't fast enough for a picture of that!
Below is a picture of us leaving our campsite to head to Martin's Cove.
We hiked about 3 or so miles the first day after getting to Wyoming in the early afternoon. The second day we hiked 6 miles. The third day was 10 miles, which JB and our group did, but the medical crew thought I should take it easier that day, so they drove me out to different points on the trail and I walked at least 4 miles with them. I wouldn't have missed those learning opportunities for anything.
Here is the sign that Max and Benny brought to the church to greet us when the school busses brought us back home.
Monday, August 9, 2010
We had the most amazing time. We feel so blessed to be asked to be a Ma and Pa for 7 teenagers learning more about the struggles some of the Mormon handcart pioneers faced.
Thankfully we are both not very sunburned or bug-bit (product endorsement here). I recommend an air mattress for any 5-months pregnant woman going camping. It saved me. I also recommend amazing grandparents to watch the little boys left at home. I think Max and Benny want us to leave again....