Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Time

When October rolled around I convinced myself that I would make it up to Apple Hill for the kids to pick pumpkins. Every time I thought it would be a good day to go, something came up. The other day I was at Trader Joe's where they had a huge pumpkin stand which Evan thought was really cool. So on a 90 degree day with an island band playing in the background, we picked our pumpkins. Definitely not Apple Hill, but the kids didn't seem to care. I am surprised the pumpkins survived long enough to be carved. I had them out the front door and Evan was convinced they were balls. Every chance he got, he tried to roll them down my parents front steps. We had a great time. After all, being together as a family is all that really matters.

Good Self Esteem

After I got Makayla ready for church this morning, she went and knocked on my parents bedroom door. She told them that she wanted to see how cute she looked in the mirror. She took a good look at herself and very confidently said, "Wow, I am cuter than I thought!"

Friday, October 24, 2008


What to do with Evan? The things this boy can do in 30 seconds amazes me. I was in the kitchen putting groceries away when Evan comes inside spitting and saying, "yuck, Mommy." I noticed he had something around his mouth. I smelt it and was immediately convinced that he had eaten animal feces. When I had him show me what he ate all I could think was, "Are you kidding me?" He had actually put a straw in a pole hole and drank the sludge. I couldn't decide whether to cry, panic, laugh, or throw-up. Poor Evan was so grossed out. I had to brush his teeth three times to get him to stop trying to spit the taste out. I quickly called the doctor thinking he was surely going to become ly ill. The doctor, however, didn't share my concerns and said he should be fine. Now, whenever we pass the hole, Evan gives me a disgusted look and says, "No, no, no mom." Bottoms up!

House Update

I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our kitchen is finally going in. We are getting the counter and blacksplash intalled this week. It is so much fun seeing everything come together. Now all I have to do is learn how to cook:)

Monday, October 13, 2008


I often refer to Evan as our remodel baby. We have been remodeling our house for half of his life. Our house has consumed so much of our lives that I am beginning to forget what normal life feels like. As I was dragging Evan around running house errands I began thinking how different his life is compared to when Makayla was little. I began to think of all the things I had time to do with her...playing games, going to the park, doing crafts...and then it hit me, Evan has never finger painted. I was suddenly so sad for him, as if it was amazing he was even able to function. And so finger painting became the top priority of my day. Makayla had a blast, while Evan wasn't so sure. He dipped his fingers a couple of times and than looked at me and said, "I all done Mom." Apparently finger painting didn't have the affect on him I thought it would. So I let him down and he ran outside to play. While I watched him I thought of all the things he did have...a beautiful house on five acres where he can run, play, explore, and do all the things little boys live for.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I've been tagged!

Thank you Melany!!!

10 years ago:
1. I was eighteen (where did the time go?)
2. A freshman at Ricks College
3. Had a super short hair
4. Worked at Hollywood Video
5. Was in love with the band Boyzone ( a classic)

5 things on today's to-do list:
1. Exercise (I am pretty sure just thinking about it burns calories)
2. is never ending
3. Pick up flowers for a flower order
4. Clean Darcy's cage (he is our bird)
5. Make sure Evan makes it safely through another day

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Raspberries
2. Cheese and ers
3. Strawberries
4. Brown rice cakes (I can eat a whole bag..which I am pretty sure defeats the purpose)
5. Corn Nuts (what can I say)

5 Things I'd do if I were a millionaire:
1. Travel with my family
2. Buy Wes a fancy car
3. Design an amazing playground for my kids
4. Shop at Anthropology (full price...not just the sale racks)
5. Give back to our families

5 Places I've lived:
1. California born and raised
2. Colonial Apartments in Rexburg, Idaho (where I met Teresa who introduced me to Wes)
3. Provo, Utah (yeah, I did my time)
4. Sandy, Utah while Wes finished school (That's love)
5. Our Home...Shingle Springs, California where I finally have a place I can paint the walls (which is not as much fun as it sounds)

5 jobs I've had:
1. Papa Murphy's Pizza
2. Hollywood Video
3. Dental office secretary
4. Discover Card (I get chills just typing it)
5. Mom

I tag:
Anyone who reads this...with a special invite to Bryan (who knows how it feels to be left out of the tagging world)