Friday, September 24, 2010

I'm one.

I'm one.

Some of my favorite things are: Eating bananas, saying "nana" for banana and any other type of food, "Whoa!", "Dada", "uh-oh", "moo", walking (just in the last week or two), taking baths and dunking my face in the water, lifting up toilet seats and trying to play in the water, clapping, energetically waving goodbye, biting mom on the shoulder, playing outside, dancing, playing the piano, and crawling around naked.

I'm not too fond of sleeping more than 3 hours at a time, lying down to have my diaper changed, babysitters, bottles, pacifiers, or wearing shoes. I'm pretty tolerant of the attention I get from my brothers, especially Charlie who has an obsession with touching my head.

I like to coordinate when I have my picture taken. For example, I can make my eye colors match my outfit:

Sometimes, I just want my teeth to match the ones on my shirt:

Pretty talented, eh?

Monday, September 20, 2010


So I'm a little bit of a So You Think You Can Dance nerd. The season ended a while ago, but this was my favorite dance. It's still on the DVR because I keep going back to watch it.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I'm trying to cram in a bunch of posts since we might be without internet for a while and since I was already pretty behind.
Here are a couple of other tidbits:

Alex earned his Wolf and was awarded a bunch of other belt loops and pins from Twilight Camp.

Charlie went spelunking in the bathroom. (I just found these pictures on the camera and couldn't remember why I took them.)


We are moving. And it's still one of my least favorite things to do. However, Ryan knows this so he started a month ago and has packed about 99% of all the boxes. He even got the boys to help.

We're just moving across town but will be changing wards, stakes, and eventually schools. I don't like that much change. Especially when we love our current ward and school. I know it will be fine and we'll learn to love our new neighborhood. But I can't help but dread everything that goes along with it: changing phone numbers, learning the layout of a new grocery store, finding the good gas stations and restaurants, worrying about the kids making friends.
I am excited to have a bigger house.
And another perk is that my talented friends make me going away gifts like this necklace with the name of our ward.

bobbing along on the bottom of the beautiful briny sea

My sister Shannon made this blanket for Wesley. She hand-embroidered everything. I don't think I want to know how many hours this took. It's pretty darn cute, though.

Wesley approves.


Right after the boys were done with their first day of school we whisked them off on our long awaited vacation. We stopped in Vegas overnight. (Yay for free neat stuff like the Bellagio fountain and Mirage volcano. Boo for bad service at Excalibur and all the, uh, inappropriate billboards. The boys kept saying "Close your eyes!" from the backseat.)
In the morning we continued on to Utah and made it to Vernal that evening. We had a wonderful time with family there for a few days. I have an embarrassingly few amount of pictures, but I highly recommend visiting. Heather and Tyler made sure we had a good time and planned train rides, tubing on the lake, and awesome meals. I'm glad the boys got to spend some time with cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents who they don't get to see very often.

For the second half of the week we headed out to Heber for Ryan's family reunion. We had fun camping there (at the new and huge Heber Valley Camp), playing games, doing obstacle courses, playing more games, dancing, canoeing, eating, playing games, having plasma car races, and playing more games. I married into a pretty good family.
Fun week. Definitely worth missing school for.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Someone just told us that Alex had his picture in the local paper. Look! My arm is there too.