September 8, 2011

this and that...

I wanted to record some things from recently so I don't forget them. I've already forgotten some, which kills me. I want to be better at writing down things about my kids.

Chico saw me pulling the sheets off my bed and he asked, "what you doin?" I said, "I'm changing the sheets" and he asked, "Did you pee in the bed?" . Lol, guess I better change the sheets more often so he knows that it's not an activity that is only done after he wets the bed! :) Another funny thing. Sometimes when I have to tell him to hold on and that I'll be there in a second but I really gotta go potty first! He pipes in and says, "afore (before) you pee your pants?" I always laugh when he says that and say, "yep! before I pee my pants!".
Today Grizwald was asleep and I was hanging out in my bed with Chico just like old times before the front room was finished. I started telling him about Halloween, asking him if he remembers it. Reminding him that he was a giraffe last year. That really got him laughing picturing himself as a giraffe. I asked him what he wanted to be this year. He put his finger to his chin and started tapping it like he so cutely does and said, "ummm, et me dink..." after thinking about it he said, "I ant a be a knight in shining armor!" (just like goofy from Mickey). I asked him what Grizwald should be and he said, "Martian Mickey". Not sure I want him to be that, we'll have to keep brainstorming on that one. :) I suggested to him that Grizwald could be his horse (since he's going to be a knight), Chico got a real good laugh out of that one.
After that Chico started telling me a story and when he finished I said, "I loved that story Chico!" which thrilled him and he asked, "you want me to tell it again?" and I said yes. So he just started talking a million miles a minute telling me a story then when he finished he asked, "you want me to tell another?" and I said yes and he started in again, "Unce pona time.." and we kept doing this over and over again.  Once when he finished I leaned over and kissed him on the cheek telling him how cute he was and what a good job he was doing. He talked a few seconds longer and then reached over and kissed my cheek in return. It was one of those moments I don't want to forget. He felt so loved and so confident. I want to have more moments like that with him. He was just in Heaven and I actually felt like a good parent.

Chico had me build him a fort with chairs and a blanket in the kitchen today.  He and Griz played under there a bunch together. They had come out for a while and done other things but then I saw Griz crawl off and go into the fort on his own! Chico and I got a good laugh out of that.

A few days ago I was out of clean sippy cups and didn't feel like washing one and I saw a nice clean bottle in the cupboard... I decided it wouldn't hurt to try and see if Grizwald would take it now that he's weaned from nursing. And boy howdy wouldn't you know, he loved that thing like it was his own mama.  It has been a lifesaver these past few grumpy teething days.  AND he is drinking more milk again.  WOOT!

And since a post isn't really complete without a picture, here you go!

September 6, 2011

A Quarter of a Century

First birthday present was from my boys. They both fell asleep mid morning in the front room.  Grizwald looks a little uncomfortable, poor kid must have been exhausted.


Chico looks so angelic and peaceful in this picture. I love my little boys so much!  Photobucket

Second birthday present was a picnic with some of my family during their lunch break! My Dad and Em both work downtown so Mom grabbed some Spanky's and we had a picnic at a park by the Church Office building. Photobucket Photobucket

Chico's "teeth" Photobucket Photobucket

Chico was anxious to run around. I mean we were at a park!!!! Photobucket

So Em, Mom and Dad all took turns running around with him. I however, sat on my rear end and just took pictures. :) 

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I finally captured the face Chico makes when he's trying to explain something to you. I'm so glad I caught it. Photobucket

Third and best part of the day was a date with my Sweetheart. He started the date off by giving me some beautiful flowers, then we went to The Cheesecake Factory so I could sink my teeth into this beautiful stuff: Photobucket

Mmmmm, Chicken Bellagio. We skipped out on getting cheesecake and went to Cold Stone instead.   Brent surprised me with a birthday cake from there! I've never had one and I LOVED it!


I seriously probably could have eaten the whole thing, it was really really good! We ate it at my parent's house (they were tending our kiddos) and I had a fun time watching my cute husband wrestle with the kids before we left. They sure love their daddy.

And they love me too. I feel so honored to be their mother and Brent's wife. Thank you family for all you do for me!


September 5, 2011

Swimming at Heidi's

Heidi invited us to come out to her pool and go swimming. We had to take some fun jumping in the water pictures because last year's were so much fun! These first few are my favorite ones. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Not all of us felt comfortable jumping into the water, or comfortable getting our picture taken while jumping into water.  So here are pics of us swimming. (p.s. Christa, there are more pictures, I'll just have to give you a disc or something.)Photobucket Photobucket

I have a picture of Chico in this exact same pool at almost the same size in this exact same tube.  It makes me realize how similar Griz and Chico can look sometimes.

Cute Aunt Heidi.
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Griz is getting close to walking on his own. (He still needs help but today, not the swimming day but today as in September 5th he took a step all by himself, Go Grizwald!!!)

Brent had to put this one in...

September 4, 2011

One Last Jaunt in the Mountains

Now that Brent is back in school and the summer weather is slowly getting a little cooler, I got sad when I realized that this was probably our last jaunt in the mountains... until I realized that December will be here soon and it will be SKIING season! Wahoo!!! :) Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Grizwald in all his glory. :)

We went to the Uintahs with my family last weekend. While we were at Provo River Falls I thought, "Heck! While we've got the whole family together (plus a boyfriend), let's get a quick picture!" So I put the camera on a rock, set the timer and we got a family picture! Photobucket Photobucket
 Our neighbors let us borrow their kayak, we had such a blast paddling around in that on the lake. Photobucket
I went on a little hike with some of the family and saw some gorgeous fields of wildflowers. Photobucket