Wednesday, July 28, 2010

At least he's creative....

I decided to hop in the shower while Bryce was taking a nap yesterday, and I left Caleb having a "beach party" downstairs. When I got out, I could see that he didn't use the blankets and other props he got out for said party, so I called out to Caleb to make sure he was ok. He said he was, but that Horsie (stuffed animal friend) hurt his ankle on his way down the stairs and couldn't walk. Well that was fine with me as long as Caleb was ok. I came down a few minutes later to find him drawing on the seat of one of his folding chairs. I have been trying not to get mad about stuff like that, but it really irks me when my kids needlessly ruin stuff. (We have drawing paper everywhere.) And then I saw what he was doing...


Can you figure out what he was doing from the pictures? It's actually pretty darn cute. Horsie broke his legs, as you can see from the very detailed "x-ray" Caleb drew on his chair. Well, a broken leg or two is nothing a little masking tape can't fix.

I've been informed that Horsie is better today and "his legs just put back together themselves." Well, that's a relief. I would hate to think he drew on a chair for nothing.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer fun!

I just love this face....it is so totally Bryce!
These 3 have had such fun together. I love that they're all friends! And such cute little bums!
Bryce has discovered the slide this summer, and he loves it!
Caleb has become brave this summer, and loves all variety of water activities. I'm so glad I don't have to get wet with him anymore!
Bryce won't go in by himself yet because he's still not quite sure about getting splashed on...though he'll do it to himself! He loved the Westland Splash Park. Even in his clothes. Not that I'm surprised by that part.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Good Day!

Well, today (almost yesterday, since I'm posting so late!) wasn't a perfect day, but it was a good day. In the most vain, trivial, self-centered sense. Today, I felt like I looked good. You know that feeling? It doesn't happen every day, for sure, but today was one of those days. And I know this sounds braggy, and I don't know why I feel the need to blog about this, but oh well. I felt like my make-up looked good, (thanks to my sister Jocie for the tips, and Costco for the makeup. Yes, Costco!) and my hair looked good, (thanks Jocie again for the haircut!) and my clothes looked good (thanks Kohl's for having a super clearance!) and it just made me feel good. It's not the best I ever looked or whatever, and it's not like anyone else noticed or anything (which doesn't really bother me at all, since I felt good about it) but I just felt put together, and it was nice. And I totally cleaned my house top to bottom yesterday, so maybe it's that sense of accomplishment that really makes me feel good, but it was just an overall pleasant feeling. Even after a rough day with the boys, and a challenge getting them in bed tonight (they usually go down really nicely...) and they screamed like we were murdering them, with the windows open of course, at the end the day, I'll still classify it as good because I looked good. (I know I'm such a nerd.) Thanks for indulging me in this very all-about-me post! I'll get back to blogging about my kids, because I know you all love to read about how talented/adorable/perfect they are! ;)

Friday, July 16, 2010

The perfect bridge...

My kids have a set of wooden trains to play with at my parents' house because they spend a lot of time there, and trains are always a favorite! One Saturday afternoon, I came into the living room to find Caleb busy constructing an elaborate track...right across my sleeping dad's lap! I guess he decided to take a break from working around the house, and didn't notice or mind that Caleb had included him in his set up. It was hilarious. So, of course, I had to take pictures...




My kids always have fun with Grandpa, even if he's not really participating!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Grandparents are great!

Especially great-grandparents! In May (yes, I'm just now blogging about it...) I went to Utah and took the boys to see my grandparents in Bountiful. It's always so much fun for everyone because of all the fun things my grandparents have at their house. Not least of which is my grandpa's train room! I enjoyed it as a child (though not nearly as much as my kids) so it's really fun for me to see my kids love visiting too!
I can't tell you how much time my siblings, cousins and I spent drawing on this giant chalkboard in the basement. My grandma has countless pictures, and now she can add a few more!
The swing set was added after I was little kid, but my siblings and kiddos sure loved it. Bryce was just as happy as could be on that swing!
Caleb had a blast on the slide. It's set up right next to a tree, so Grandpa catches kids on the way down to avoid getting accidentally scraped up.
We did several other things I didn't get pictures of, including playing with trucks, coloring, and Play-Doh! After dinner, we had to take pose for pictures for Grandma! (That's why she's not in it!)
Caleb did manage to snag one of her, and it's the only one from the trip, so I'm glad!
On the drive back to Lehi to my sister's house, my kids crashed. It was such a fun day and one I hope to be able to repeat soon!
So cute.