Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pictures from my phone

I found this picture in my phone. I can't remember why I took it, but even in just 3 months or so my boys look older now.

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

Benny and the trike

I really should take video of him powering his little legs around the block on the old red tricycle JB used to have as a boy. It's so cute.

Now if I could just get him to go up a ladder by himself without needing a boost.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Football season

In the mornings my car temperature reading often is in the 50s or 60s. It gets hot in the afternoons still, but the mornings are crisp.

I love it when fall sneaks in. I always get excited this time of year. But look who is excited about football!

Yes, it's a Utes fleece snuggie. I don't know what came over me when I bought that for JB's birthday. The man never gets cold enough for a snuggie! He's always overheating. But I can't use it -- I'm a BYU Cougar! Plus, I get really warm with this pot-bellied stove I'm carrying around that I affectionally call #3. Or Little Spit.

Monday, August 23, 2010

What are little boys made of

Two weeks ago Max went to a cowboy-themed birthday party. For two or three days he was a cowboy nonstop. Wore the hat until his blonde head dripped with sweat. Snuck the mustache into church and shocked people in the pews behind us. Tried to lasso Benny.

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

It's a pillow, pet and sleeping bag

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

The Lion King

JB and I were able to go to The Lion King last Friday night. I saw the movie on my 15th birthday with my friend Sarah in St Louis. I heard when the play came out a few years ago that it was fantastic. It was! We had a great time.

I saw lots of kids there, and thought it would have been fun to have my boys with me. But it was nice to be on a date with JB. Plus I would have fussed over Max and Benny the whole time making sure they could see, they could hear, they could understand what was going on, they weren't too tired (it started at 8 PM and lasted until after 10:30). But their cousin Emily went Saturday night and loved it. Maybe it will come back to Salt Lake and we can try again then.

Friday, August 13, 2010

JB's birthday

We went to Braza Grill this week to celebrate the birthday of my handsome blond honorary Brazilian, JB. A silly hat and song helped all that meat go down!

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

Trek Pictures

Below is a picture of JB and me at Rock Creek Hollow on our last day. Can you see his blond 4-day beard? I kinda liked it.

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.

The clothes may look funny but I tell you what, I actually stayed cooler with the long sleeves and bonnet protecting me from the sun.

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


JB and I got back Saturday night from a 4-day Pioneer Trek through Wyoming. Pictures to come soon of me in a bonnet and JB with a handcart!

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....

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's a....


We are having another boy. We just found out. We are super excited that he looks fine and healthy and is developing normally. He yawned and stretched and looked so cute in the ultrasound.

But when we came home and told Max and Ben, Max stomped his foot and said "Awwwww! I wanted a girl." I said, "Well sure, that would have been fun, but look at these pictures." I talked to him about how Heavenly Father sends each family what is right for them.

But he even started to cry a little later about it. Then he said, "Can I still sit all the way in the back of the new car?" So apparently it was all about that.

PS Max just told JB we should get another baby and let that one be a girl. Now he's saying he wants to go to Cafe Rio. Such is the mind of a 5 year old.