Wednesday, July 30, 2008

1st Shiner

We woke last night to Kade crying hysterically. I ran to his room to find him standing by his door saying he fell out of his bed.

Side Note: About a week ago Darryl decided to transform Kade's bed to a toddler bed. Until now he has been sleeping in his crib and doesn't dare climb out on his own. I've been fine with that because then we don't have to deal with him coming in at night, or deal with him not going to bed at bed time and just playing in his room. He has been great about it though-- YEA!

I brought Kade into bed with Darryl and I and kept trying to calm him down but he just wouldn't relax and stop crying. Finally he could talk and said, "But I'm not okay." I wondered if he was really hurt. Usually if we talk to him and tell him he's okay after he gets hurt he'll settle down. I asked him to let me touch where he hurt and he put my finger on is face and it felt kind of tacky. Hmmm. I think he's bleeding. I get up and turn on the light and find he really smashed his face good. Now that we knew he was really hurt he settled down and fell asleep. We figure he rolled over or lifted his head up to flop it on his pillow and hit the rail. Kade definitely didn't win that fight.





Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy 24th!

This year we didn't really do much for the 24th. We had a few options but in the end we ended up doing projects--none of which were ours. If you needed a project done you should have called us. :) We helped the neighbors put their swing set together, and Darryl tiled his sister's kitchen. Typically on the 24th we go to Redmond for their festivities. They have a great firework show-- nothing is better than small town fireworks. The fireworks explode right above you and then you get pelted with debris-- seriously it's the best! Then on the 24th they have a parade down and up Main St. You can get enough candy to last through the year and maybe enough to hand out at Halloween! LOL My favorite part of the day is the 'Road Rally.' I wish everyone could go do this with us. Maybe someday we'll do one in Heber. The best way to describe what this is like is imagine the Amazing Race held in your town. It is so fun to try to figure out the clues and then to complete some of the clever tasks. I LOVE IT! We'll have to 'road rally' next year.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My Puppies

My awesome friend gave me these towels when I had Clint--of course she had to give me two so Kade could have one. The boys love to sing "How much is that doggy in the window?" when they get out of the tub. Clint always looks over at Kade so lovingly and so I had my camera ready to catch it! I hope they're always great pals.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

All Dressed Up . . .

. . . with no place to go.
Darryl was gone on business to Chicago so I spent the morning trying to get the kids ready for church before I needed to put them down for a nap. I got them all tucked in and then I had to get me ready while they took a quick snooze. It was time to leave so I got the kids out of bed and we headed to church. Darryl helps so much on Sunday mornings so when he's not there it feels like I've really accomplished a great feat if we make it to church on time. This week I was feeling good as I parked the car in the parking lot and then proceeded to open the back car doors to get the boys out. When I opened the door, much to my horror, I found Clint COVERED in throw up. :{ Really? Now? Urggg!! Here we were all dressed up for what?-- To go home and spend the day washing Clint and his clothes. Oh the joys! Seriously though, it wouldn't have mattered if we weren't going anywhere and we were just in our grubby clothes. I just don't like to deal with throw up ever. I was hoping Clint had just eaten too much or something, but to my dismay he was sick for the next couple of days. :(

Saturday, July 19, 2008

He's 2!

Wow I've been blog slacking lately!

I can't believe I no longer have a 1 year old. That simply means it is strictly toddler business at our house. :` (
I always thought it was silly when I'd see people crying about their kids getting older. Well maybe I'm just emotional right now but I really want Clint to stay a baby. If anyone knows what I can do to change that let me know. LOL
We celebrated Clint's birthday while we were down for my niece Jordan's wedding. (Side note: I didn't take my camera to the wedding--NICE! I'll have to get some pictures from my mom and post them some time.) Luckily I did remember to get it out for Clint's birthday time. He was so excited about the cake. We were trying to get him to open his presents in the living room and he kept pointing to the cake in the kitchen and saying, "Right dare! Happy Birthday. Right dare!" While Kade was eating his cake he kept saying, "Thanks Clint. Thanks for having a birthday cake."
"Who wants ice cream?"
"I do!"
"I do!"

We put a candle we got from China on his cake; He wasn't sure what to think of it. I think the little firework crackling sparks at the beginning scared him a little.

The candle plays the Happy Birthday song and Clint kept saying, "Hear dat?" (Translation: Hear that?)

Friday, July 18, 2008

First Pets!

Meet Boomer. Yes, the post title says pet(s) but Krammer took a turn for the worse before I got a picture of them. My niece had bowls like these on the tables at her wedding so the cousins all got to take a fish home. The boys have loved watching the fish and feeding them.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Good friends

I finally made it over to West Valley to visit one of my friends from High School. It was so great to just hang out with her. I really wish she lived closer so we could do it more often. Her house was one of those places that a kid never wants to leave. They had a huge bouncing room that they blew up in their living room, a swimming pool, bubbles, swings, sandbox, and a room FULL of toys! Kade thought Mel's house was the best. He keeps saying, "We'll have to go there again." We really need to go to Kangaroo Zoo. Look at Kade's face; He was beyond happy!
I don't know how some people do it. She and her husband are working full-time and going to school. He's working on his masters. Plus they have 2 super cute little girls. And like most people they have tons of family things to go to or help with. How they do it I'll never know, but thanks for the great day Mel!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Memory Tag

Many of my friends have done this and it has been so fun to walk down memory lane with everyone. Here's how it works:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.
I can't wait to read your comments!

Rachel said. . . Of course I am thinking of our first memory- When I yelled at you across the Smith's grocery store "Hey, Lisa Brown's sister!" and then proceeded to scare the living bahonies out of you by telling you that we should be friends. It was amazing!! Thanks for not letting me scare you away too much! You are a great fun friend.

Jenny said . . . I am remembering that first week in church. I came up and introduced myself and I remember Kade was so little. I also remember the first itme you spoke in church. Brian and I both leaned over when Drryl got up to speak and said to each other "future General Authority." I loved listening to you both speak. You talked about how you met and how much you loved and appreciated your kind kind husband.

Autumn said . . . I have so many memories but some of my best membories is playing softball with you! I can still see that nubmer 8 jersey heading to the outfield with you brown curly hair through her hat! ;)

Wendy said . . . Holy cow! I don't know where to start. . . the membory thta keeps running through my head was right when you got called to be YW pres. and we had the lake activity and everything that could go wrong went wrong. The funny thing was the kids never had any idea of the turmoil you were in and we all had a great time anyway!

Diana said . . . first time I met you ha, You were naughty and I had to keep you quiet during Doris's lesson or was it during Shannon's You were always my favorite. You thought you would never grow up and leave the nest.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Garden Peas

Peas = Summer Time!

As kids we spent a lot of our summer time with the cousins hunting for peas in Grandma's garden in Koosharem. I also spent many summer afternoons shelling peas to freeze. Good Times!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Construction Zone!

I kept meaning to take pictures during the project but we were so busy that I never got in the house to get the camera until the work was done.
The beginning of this week we had a chance of getting fence at a good price but I didn't think much of it. We'll 1 day later the fencing was in my garage and 3 days later the fence was in and finished. Hooo Ray! I'm so excited to have an enclosed backyard for the boys to play in.


We spent most of the day 4-wheeling with our friends the Marshs near Cascade Springs. We've lived here almost 3 years and we'd never been to that part of the mountain. It was so great to get out in the mountains. I just love it!!! The springs are so beautiful, but not quite what I expected. Clint was in dyer need of a nap as you can see in the picture of him on Darryl's shoulders. When we went home he slept for 4 1/2 hours straight!
While we were riding around we also did some Geo caching. Darryl and I have never done that before. It was so fun. I'd love to get a GPS and do more of it. Thanks Marshs for a great time!
We went home and finished the fence-- YEA! I'll post picks tomorrow.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

We spent the whole day putting in our fence. I wouldn't be sad if I never have to dig another post hole in boulder filled dirt again. I enjoy good hard work though-- especially when you get to see a dramatic change in the end. We didn't go to Salina this year because we're heading down for my niece Jordan's wedding next weekend.
That evening we went to a neighbors for a neighborhood BBQ. It was great to spend time with the East end of our street. Then we went home to light off our fireworks and put the boys to bed-- it was a long day for them too. We started our firework show and the Spencers joined us. The first picture is so great. It is of our neighbor Wendy, her daughter Abby, and Clint. Clint has always loved Wendy. When ever our kids are playing together Clint goes to Wendy when he has a problem. He'll also randomly go set on her lap. Abby loves to mother Clint. She calls him "Baby Clint" and follows him around trying to hold him. Clint doesn't mind as long as he gets to set on Wendy's lap too.
The fireworks were fun. I think the favorite was the parachute. The Spencers had some 3-D glasses that the kids like to use. I think Kade liked them so he could hide his eyes when he'd get scared. As you can see in the second picture Kade wasn't fond of the sparklers. The last picture is of Tyler Spencer and Kade watching a fountain.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pay It Forward Update

Okay Deb, Wendy, and Vickie, I haven't forgot about this!-- To be honest I did but once things slowed down here for a minute I remembered I need to do that! Sorry so late! I'm working on it now so I'll get them to you as soon as I have them all finished so you can 'pay it forward' too!