Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009


Happy Halloween

Jake wanted to be everything for Halloween he finally settled on being a "scary skeleton" He was so excited to "scare all the kids and say boo" Lexi we made a pumpkin fairy costume a compilation of several peices. She is so cute (no prejudice here) I think I could have put her in anything and she would have been darling.

This is Jared and Jake carving pumpkins you can kind of see the finished product in the costume pictures

Fall colors

We have been going on walks with my friend and her kids a lot lately. This was last month when the fall colors were in full "bloom". It was such a beautiful day and the colors in City creek canyon were gorgeous. Jake and Emma picked a ton of leaves. They are great friends!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day at the park

The wall I wanted Jake to climb
vs The wall Jake wanted to climb

But he made it!

My view from the top of the slide

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Time


Jack-o-lantern, Jack-o-lantern,
you are such a funny sight
As you sit there by the window,
looking out at the night
You were once a sturdy pumpkin
growing on a vine
Now you are a Jack-o-lantern,
see the light shine


Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
The first one said,
"Oh my, it's getting late."
The second one said,
"But we don't care."
The third one said,
"I see witches in the air."
The fourth one said,
"Let's run, and run, and run."
The fifth one said,
"Get ready for some fun."
Then whoosh went the wind,
and out went the lights,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

Halloween Art projects

We had so much fun the other day making halloween art. Jacob had just watched Monsters vs Aliens we made BOB out of playdough. We made pumpkins and some aliens and lots of fun things. Jake loves to cut and glue and I love having something for him to do. Alexis was so much fun. She sat at the table in her chair and watched and giggled and Jake showed her all of his projects and asked "Is that good baby?" He loves praise from his baby sister already.

Happy Happy Birthday

We had a great time at Jake's birthday. His cousins came and played with him. And he got Rocket! He was very excited about everything. The kids were having so much fun we left some of the gifts unopened and opened them the next day with grandma and grandpa.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jacob Turns 3

Today is Jake's birthday and I thought I would record some things about him to remember what his favorites are and what he is like right now.

He told me he was getting bigger and I said no I want you to stay my baby boy forever and he said OK I will. His favorite food Definitely Corn dogs but he likes green beans and cottage cheese. Favorite show Johnny Test or any new DVD from the library. He spells his name "ABCD Jacob" He is most excited to get a Little Einsteins rocket for his birthday. He likes to "write" his name and always comes and shows me his writing and tells me all the letters that are on the page. He can write a few letters but mostly it is interpreting his writing after the fact. He loves Nursery. He loves building really tall towers. He loves to wear his PJ's and would keep them on all day if his mean mom would let him. His favorite outing is going to the toy store to look at the toys. He loves his baby sister and always says "she is so cute and so precious". He is a great helper he loves to help. He has an "omnitrix" that looks like a big toy watch that he wears everyday so he can be Ben 10 and turn into "Humongasaur" and fight the bad guys. I get to be his sidekick Gwen. We play Pirates everyday because he has to wear a patch to help his eye and he loves to drive the pirate ship and get the sharks that try to get us. He likes to say prayers. He loves to play with his friends (ie cousins mostly). He loves the water and swimming. He is very brave. He will jump off anything. He tries to jump down the stairs from the top (I make him go down and jump from the 4th stair or lower). He loves to wrestle with his dad. And always thinks he can win. He never gives up until dad gets too tired. So I guess he does win by sheer endurance. He has a very sweet disposition and more energy than I know what to do with most of the time.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Healthy eating Habits

I am teaching my son really good eating habits. We really try to get him to eat really healthy food and not snack on junk. You can tell by our conversation this morning. Jake "mom I'm really really hungry" Mom "let's get you some breakfast". Jake "I want a Popsicle and a corn dog that will make me feel better." I didn't give in this time he ate peach oatmeal. But I am so glad that I am teaching him so well. Can't wait to see what he wants for lunch.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fun in the sun (some old pictures)

You can probably tell I just figured out how to make collages But these were so cute I couldn't help myself. This is Jake with his cousins at the pool on one of our summer outings. You can tell the babies were having a great time!! Jake loves his cousin Jayce they are a year apart but they have a lot of fun together.

Jacob My sweet 3 yr old

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These were taken a few months ago but isn't he just so sweet he will be three on tuesday I can't believe how time flies!!

My Boys

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lost in translation

We were walking to my cousins soccer game this afternoon and walked by one of those big road construction signs. The conversation went like this Jake "mom what does that sign say?" Mom "It says raod work ahead" Jake "But mom where is the head?"

You can't help but smile at that!

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Weekly Rendezvous 10/5

We went to the Dinosaur Park with Walker and Jen. It was really cool. We got to see all the dinosaurs outside and play and as we were walking to the car it started to snow. Pretty good timing. Jake and Walker had a great time and were not too scared of the big dinosaurs. Inside they had to robotic dinosaurs the actually moved looked so real they were a little scared of those. The fence looked the like the fences in Jurassic park the say danger high voltage. It was really cool. It will be fun to take them when they are bigger because there is tons information about the dinosaurs and things to learn.
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Weekly Rendezvous 9/28 The aquarium

The Living Planet Aquarium is pretty cool. If you have been to the really big aquariums it is not that impressive no full size sharks or whales but they have some really cool exhibits and they do have sharks. And Jake got to touch a sting ray.
WOW! its Nemo and Dori

Jacob with the Octopus (yes I need a better camera)

Putting fishy puzzles together.

Weekly Rendezvous 9/24

During the summer we went on weekly outings with My sister so Jacob and I have continued the tradition. But I am just lame about well first remembering my camera and second posting stuff. So two weeks ago we went to the church history museum. Yes I took my amazingly active touchy almost 3 yr old to a museum. This museum has an amazing exhibit for kids. It also has some really cool things like the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon transcribed by Oliver Cowdery (that spelling looks funny but it will work). Any way we went to the museum with our cousin Walker and "baby Miyah" as Jake calls her. But alas I didn't take my camera so my boring writing will have to suffice.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Red Rock Rules!

The Red Rock "snow to sun" journey begins at 10k feet on the Brian Head Ski Lift. It ends at 3k feet in the Tuacahn theatre just outside of St. George. What is in between? 180 miles of the most beautiful country you've ever set running shoes on.

I ran this great relay this past weekend we had such a good time. My dad came with to watch Alexis. He was amazing and endured well. I really need to get in better shape but doing stuff like this is my motivation for the workouts in between. I have decided that I want to become a real runner instead of a wannabe.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Donut Falls

We went on a fun hike last night to Donut falls. Jake walked well he ran a lot of it but it's a great hike!!