Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Husband!

I know its a day early, but before Halloween gets too crazy with parades and class parties and trick-or-treating, I just wanted to tell my awesome hubby happy birthday! Here are a few of my favorite pictures of him. (don't worry Ryan, I didn't post a single cowboy picture hee hee!!)
The hunky football player
Chunky baby!

One of the many castles on his mission

In Gibraltar

The Alhambra

You are THE BEST husband and daddy ever! Thanks for EVERYTHING. We love you!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Grant the Missionary

Grant was reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and he came to the part of "a pipe he held tight in his teeth and the smoke encircled his head like a wreath." He was really upset by this. He asked me why Santa was smoking. I was really caught off guard by this and was trying to figure out how to answer that. Then before I could say anything he said maybe Santa hadn't heard about the Word of Wisdom yet. Then he asked me if on Christmas Eve we could leave a copy of the Book of Mormon with Santa's cookies so he could learn about our church and that Heavenly Father doesn't want us to smoke. (This is where my heart bursts with joy!!!) Now I can't wait for Christmas Eve because we have an extra special gift for Santa from my sweet Grant.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rock Band at Eldon's

Last week we got to visit Eldon and Stefani a couple of times. It was too funny watching everyone rocking out at rock band. I had to take a few pittures.

Grantman plays it steel guitar style. He was really good at it.

What a sweet Uncle to help Olivia!

I had to get my dad rockin' out too, but as cool as rock band is, it's no match for when my dad or bros play and sing with a real guitar--one of my all time favorites!

If they counted points for dancing with the singing I think Olivia could have made it to expert. I LOVE the lost/deep concentration look on my hubby's face. He was a really good sport to put up with my giggling. Thanks Eld and Stef for all the fun!

On another note, Isaac is still keeping us on her toes...All morning he kept talking about Cameros (sp?)...

Isaac: Oh Mom, check out that awesome Camero!

Me: I don't see it.

Isaac: Its this one here.

Me: Oh that isn't a Camero, its a Toyota.

Isaac: WHAT!!! Where? Someone drives a toy-yoda! I've never seen a star wars car!

It took me a while to figure out that he instantly heard Yoda. That's Ryan's boy for sure!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Olivia and I have been busy this fall break. We made a bunch of bows--my new favorite thing to do right now! And Olivia made a pillow case for one of her goals for her Faith in God award. I think she did a great job. She picked out the fabrics all by herself. She thought the green made everything "pop". Then I helped her pin it, and then she did the sewing. I was surprised how well she did. I sat right by her the whole time for safety reasons, but she was handling the sewing machine really well. So fun, it will be hard when school starts up again next week. I guess we'll have to plan to do more over Christmas break!

My boys were being extra cuties the other night. They are growing up so fast and are my handsome little sweeties.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fun Weekend

We had a fun time this last weekend. First it was Grant-man's field day at school. He did a great job. I wish I had the video camera for the hula-hoop, he was really good. We went with Ryan's Mom and Dad to the county fair. Our kiddos have never been to a fair before, so we were really excited. It rained all that morning, but by the time we went to the fair it was beautiful, and cool. We had a good time. I think the kids liked all the livestock as much as the rides. We even looked at all the birds. (Huge step for me since I think birds are way CREEPY, but the kids loved it.) It was nice to have a get a way for a couple days and enjoy great weather.

4 months old

I know this is late, oh well. Seth turned four months old and had his well baby visit. He is 15 lbs 9 oz, and 25 in long. He is getting so big! By the end of the day my arms ache. Ryan has started carrying him up and down the stairs for me when he can to spare my arms a little. He is such a sweet baby. His newest favorite toy is his toes. He is so fascinated by those little guys right now. He's still figuring out the rice cereal. It amuses him, but he doesn't each that much of it yet. Thankfully he is a real cuddle bug. I have to get my snuggle on him SOOOO MUCH because I know it doesn't last, but for now I can enjoy every squish!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I always LOVE conference weekend. That is one time when I feel like we really have the family togetherness going on. We usually have all sorts of goodies and snacks and activities to help us be good listeners. I think I colored more pictures than my kids! I totally didn't plan enough variety in the quiet activities this time though, By the Sunday afternoon session the grouchies were coming on strong. Our favorite treat this time was these pretzel hugs that I got off of Holly's blog. Thank You Holly! They are sooooo good!!! We had those finished by Sat. afternoon. I loved the talks and the music. One awesome thing was that there were quite a few references to 1 John Chapter 4 which was where Isaac's scripture from the primary program came from. He was so excited when he heard the reference. Another really cool thing was that my kids are getting old enough to actually pay attention and listen. So fun! Six more months and we can do it again!

Another thought from Isaac:
Isaac: Mom, you know whats so fun about conference?
Me: What?
Isaac: You let us bring food upstairs. Usually we have to just sneak it!

-Atleast he's honest about the sneaking right?