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Luke & Jack building their snowman.

I just wanted to drop a quick update to show the boys having fun during Daddy’s Spring Break.  Luke has been having a lot of fun singing Once There Was a Snow Man lately and so this sudden spring snow storm was a real treat for him.  Monday night when it started snowing he climbed into his window and started singing and asked to go build a snowman.  Unfortunately for him, it was almost 9:00 already so he had to wait until I got home from work on Tuesday.  Luckily we got a good six inches of snow and so it was fine to wait until then.  They had a great time helping pack the snow on the snowman and even helped try to roll the balls a couple of times.  It was really cute.  What a good Spring Break memory, not what Ron was really expecting to be doing during his break, but we had a lot of fun anyway.  Good times with the boys!

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April 7, 2010 Posted by | Bren's Posts | 3 Comments

Birthday

Hooray for being another year older.  Ron and I have just had our birthdays which means now that I am 30 and Ron is only 29 I am pretty much ancient.  We had a birthday party with my family this last Friday and I had this great idea for a cake.  I decided to combine my love of Disney with Ron’s love of Star Wars and made a Jedi Mickey Mouse cake.  I was really happy with how it turned out and wanted to share. 

March 29, 2009 Posted by | Bren's Posts, Flickr Update | , , , | 5 Comments

Hello again!

Hello again everyone.  We just wanted to let you know that we haven’t fallen off the face of the earth.   We have just been having so much fun with the boys that we haven’t had any time to update our blog.  So, we’re sorry that we are such slackers, but here is an update on what has been going on. 

 

Of course the boys are growing like weeds.  I took Jack in for his two month check up the first week of February and he weighed in at a whopping 14 lbs. 6 oz. and was 24.5 Inches long.  The height was the same as Luke at two months, but Jack weighed almost 2 ½ lbs. more.  I think he has been bulking up to give him an advantage in his wrestling matches with Luke. 

 

Luke is such a good big brother.  He is finally starting to understand being soft with Jack and can often be found patting his head, giving him kisses, or hugs.  Unfortunately his hugs involve him laying on top of Jack, but Jack doesn’t seem to mind too much.  One of Luke’s favorite games to play , much like pin the tail on the donkey, is stick the binki in Jack’s mouth.  Although he is not blindfolded, his aim is about as good.  He usually hits him in the eye, the nose, and occasionally the ear before he hits his mouth.  If he does manage to actually get it in, he immediately pulls it back out and tries again.  They are really cute together.

 

Luke got his first hair cut this morning.  His hair is still fairly thin, but it had gotten really long behind his ears and it was starting to tickle him.  He has been scratching at his ears for the last little while, which at first I thought was because he has dry skin.  However, yesterday my friend Melanie realized that it was because his hair was tickling him and he was trying to get it out of the way.  So, this morning I gave him a haircut.  He kept trying to turn his head to see what I was doing, but he did really well actually.  I just hope it looks ok. 

 

Ron has been super busy at school.  He has student body elections to deal with this week, the school’s talent show next week, and it is the end of the term and his grades are due.  Hopefully, after next week things will slow down a little for him since his big projects will be done.  If nothing else, he gets Spring Break in a couple of weeks. 

 

We have been enjoying the warmer weather and try to get outside as much as we can.  Luke and Ron had a lot of fun playing with Luke’s soccer ball and glider last weekend.  Since then, Luke will grab his shoes and run to the back door just to let me know that he wants to go out and play.  He also really enjoys laughing at the dogs as Taffy and the neighbors dogs bark at each other. 

 

For now, there is a bit of an update.  I’m sorry again that we have slacked off for so long.  Hopefully we will get better about staying up to date.  If only the boys would learn to post for us…

March 19, 2009 Posted by | Bren's Posts, Family News | 2 Comments

Catching Up

I’ve noticed in the last few days (or possibly nights) that we have not had any blog posts in a while and that we should try to catch up a little on what has been happening in our lives. Obviously, the adjustment from one kid to two is taking a good amount of time. It is amazing that even though Luke is only a year old, I have forgotten so much about taking care of newborn. I had forgotten how many times you get up in the middle of the night to feed the baby. How many diapers you change, not to mention how often the baby will try to soak you while changing those diapers. I had even forgotten how much of the time the baby sleeps. Unfortunately that gets spread throughout the day and not just at night. (I know that will come eventually). However, even with the lack of sleep (like the fact that I am starting to write this post at 1:40 am) I am truly enjoying every minute of it.

I think the best way that I can catch up on what is happening, is to go through some of our recent pictures and show off our wonderful boys.

Brothers and Dad
This is a great picture of my “boys”. I love to see Ron and Luke admiring baby Jack so much.

Diaper on shelf
This is a great example of one way that we have been so busy. Luke has really taken to pulling books off of his shelves and pulling diapers out of the garbage can to replace them. It is amazing how much he can get in to when he is left to his own devices for a few minutes.

Luke and tree

As you can see, we are anxiously preparing for Christmas. This is actually Luke’s second Christmas, but the first that he can actually do anything. (However, if his birthday was any sign, getting him to open the presents when we want him to might be a bit of a challenge.)

Jack

This will be Jack’s first Christmas, but I’m sure the only thing he really wants for Christmas is to not have Luke climb on him for one whole day. Luke loves his little brother, but hasn’t quite figured out that he can’t climb on him, poke his eyes, grab his nose, or dive on the bouncer while Jack is sitting in it. However, he does do a great job of bringing Jack’s pacifier when he is crying and watching as if to say, Mom can’t you make him stop. Fortunately for all of us, Jack doesn’t cry much.

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As you might have guessed, Luke has finally figured out that he is supposed to smile at the camera when we take his picture. I love the cheesy little smile he puts on for us.

Hangin' around
Here, Ron can be seen holding both boys as we often do. Luke does seem to get a little jealous at times and wants to be held while we are feeding Jack. As a result, we sit at the computer while we feed him so that Luke can sit on our lap and watch some of his favorite YouTube videos: “C is for Cookie”, “Rubber Duckie”, “and “White & Nerdy”. As you might imagine, his father is so proud of him.

Jack in Husky shirt
Of course I had to add a picture of Jack in all of his cuteness. Then to show off how much his brother loves him, is the picture of what Luke is doing while I’m trying to take the picture.

Brothers

Luke's Birthday Party
This last weekend was Luke’s first birthday and we had a great time celebrating. Luke discovered early last week that if he chewed on the corner of the Christmas presents they would start to open and then he could easily pull of some of the paper to eat. After chasing him away from the tree all week I figured that he would be thrilled to open his birthday presents. However, for the most part he just looked at them and waited for someone else to open it for him. We tried desperately to tear a little part and get him to open the rest, but he just wasn’t that interested. Despite the lack of interest in the presents, he was very excited about the cake. When he first stuck his hands into the bright blue frosting of his batman cake, he wasn’t quite sure what to do. He looked like he was playing with play dough for a while because he just kept smashing the frosting in his fingers. He did eventually taste a little of it and decided it was a great thing and proceeded to smash cake and frosting all over his face. On Saturday we had cake with Ron’s family for Luke’s birthday too and by then he knew exactly what to do. He quickly dug his hands in and went at it. Or, maybe it was just because it was a Spiderman cake and Spiderman is his favorite of the super heroes. (As a side note, Luke has started making the web slinging noise that Ron always makes as he is swinging him down the hallway. In the last couple of days he has even started sticking his hands out when he does it, but he can’t quite get his hands into the right formation so he just sticks out one finger and makes the noise. It is really cute.) I think for his first birthday, Luke had a great time and we had a great time watching him make such a mess. Surprising how cute a mess can be.
Luke eats his 1 year old cake

So now you can see what we have been up to lately. However, amidst all of the chaos that is life, we want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Bailey Family Christmas

December 23, 2008 Posted by | Bren's Posts, Christmas Memories, Flickr Update | 4 Comments

Tag – Your One True Love

Insert Catchy Title Here1. Where did you meet?
We actually met on a blind date (amazing that those actually work sometimes.) My sister and brother-in-law set us up about a week and a half after Ron got home from his mission.
2. What was the first thought that went through your head when you met?
This poor guy is going to be so traumatized by being forced on a date so soon after coming home that he is never going to want to date again. The second thought was that he was very handsome.
3. Do you remember what he was wearing?
I’m pretty sure it was his blue and yellow soccer jersey he brought home from Brazil. (A trend I am noticing from Amber and Cassie’s posts.)
4. Where was the first time you kissed this person?
In my brother-in-laws driveway. My sister and my brother-in-law were still dating at that time too and Ron was dropping me off there to meet my sister and he kissed me before we went in.
5. Where did you go on your first date?
I made dinner and we ate at my house (chicken alfredo) then we went bowling and to Baskin Robins for ice cream.
6. How long did you know this person before you became a couple?
It was about three months from the blind date. Although, I didn’t even try to talk to him again for a month because I was a little worried about him adjusting to “normal life” after his mission.
7. How did he ask you out?
Parowan EngagementRon had been driving me to and from school every day because I had a seizure and was restricted from driving for a while. We were pretty much together all of the time anyway, but on the way home from college one day, he asked if it was alright if he told his friends that I was his girlfriend.  It was really cute.
8. Has this person ever proposed to you?
Yes. See the post about Parowan, it’s a great story.
9. Do you and this person have kids together?
Yes, two beautiful little boys.
10. Have you ever broken the law with this person?
Nope. (Ron’s note: I may have pirated some music in her presence, but I take full credit for that.)
11. When was the first time you realized that you liked this person?
It was the first time we went on a “date” that wasn’t my sister’s doing. I asked Ron to go to the temple with me and when he walked me out to my car after the session he gave me a big hug and I knew that I really liked him (I would almost say I loved him at that point.)
12. Do you trust this person?
More than anyone else I know.
13. Do you see him as your partner in your future?
Yes, we plan on being together forever!Rainforest Cafe
14. What is the best gift he gave you?
I would say it is a toss-up between his unending love and our two wonderful boys.
15. What is one thing he does that gets on your nerves?
The only thing I can think of, and it doesn’t even always bug me, is when he chews on ice. I think it only bothers me when I am cold and he is chewing on a huge piece of ice.
16. Where do you see each other 15 years from now?
Happy as can be and absolutely loving each other and our family. (I imagine we will have some more kids by then.)
17. What causes the most arguments? I actually can’t think of a time when we have fought or really argued about anything. There are times we don’t agree on things, but we just talk about it.
18. How long have you been together?
A little over seven years.
19. Are you married?
Yes, the best six and a half years of my life.
Who do you tag? Anyone that hasn’t been tagged and wants to tell about their sweetheart.


The best day ever!

December 7, 2008 Posted by | Amusing Anecdote, Bren's Posts | , | 1 Comment

Being Totally Unprepared

Jack in repose

Jack in repose

As Ron mentioned, he decided to leave the full story of Jack’s delivery to me. So after a few days of contemplation (or just trying to settle into a normal schedule) here is the story.

I’m sure that most of you know that my official due date for Jack was December 12. However, a couple of weeks ago my doctor, concerned that the baby would be too big if we waited until 12/12, decided to schedule me to be induced on December 3. So, this last Saturday I started making a list of the things that I needed to get done before the baby came. Assuming I had another week and a half I wasn’t too stressed out yet. Part of that list included things like packing bags for the hospital, just the basics: hairbrush, shampoo, clothes, etc. I planned on going through the tote of clothes from Luke to pull out some of the newborn clothes and get them ready. And, of course the inevitable cleaning of the house and preparing to bring the baby home.

Jack

He has more hair than Luke!

Well, Saturday we had a great day. Ron helped do the typical house work (he always does the laundry and is so awesome!) and we got the house basically clean. There were still a few rooms to clean, but we figured they could wait. Sunday started out as the typical Sunday for us. Ron did some stake stuff while I got Luke and myself ready. Ron did take over on Luke when he got home so that I could finish getting ready. We got to church and everything just went like usual, except that Luke actually took a nap during sacrament meeting, usually he just gets fussy and refuses to sleep. After church we came home for a ritual Sunday afternoon nap. However, I wasn’t really tired so I decided to make cookies to take to the ladies that I visit teach. So, after making 6 dozen cookies, putting them all on plates and getting them plastic wrapped to deliver, we headed up the street. I decided that we would all go to the first place to deliver cookies, our good friends, the Moffetts. Fortunately for me, I am Melanie’s visiting teacher so I figured that would be a good place to start. So, we gathered a plate of cookies and headed to the Moffetts.

Luke was having a great time playing and we ended up starting a game called “Druthers”. It was going really well and we were having a good time and as we were nearing the end of the first round, the youngest Moffett, Maisy asked me to help her get a cup so that she could get a drink. I gladly got up to help her get a cup from the kitchen, but on the way back to the front room my water broke. There I was, standing in the entry way of the front room, trying to figure out what was going on and what to do when sweet little Maisy walked back in, looked at the floor and said “What spilled?” As we all laughed a little at Maisy’s question, Ron and I realized that we were not prepared at all to head to the hospital. So, like always, the Moffetts came to the rescue by keeping Luke so that Ron and I could run home, pack a bag and get ready to go.

Jack 006On the walk home Ron called both of our moms and got everything worked out for where Luke would go and how we were going to handle everything. We ran in the house, started throwing together bags, and trying to figure out what necessities had to be taken care of. My mom showed up quickly and took Luke so that we could head to the hospital. So as we headed out, Ron realized that we had one more necessity that we hadn’t taken care of, Taffy. The realization that we had a dog at home was almost a shock. So, again we called the Moffetts and the girls were happy to help. They came and got Taffy and took her home. Ron’s mom came down and got Luke so that he could have a sleepover at Grandma’s while we were at the hospital. Ron and I are really grateful for all of the help from everyone on a minutes notice.

After getting to the hospital, they got me admitted and started the wonderful labor and delivery process. I had a great nurse that really made me comfortable. Not too long after being admitted, I was having pretty good contractions about every three minutes so I asked for an epidural. (My thankful list would definitely have to include epidurals.) They got everything set and I was feeling great for a few minutes, then my blood pressure dropped and I felt like I was going to pass out. Ron did a great job of helping to cool me down while the nurse took care of getting my pressure back up. It was a bit tense for about a half an hour, but then I got feeling much better. Although, I think one of the best things during that, was that Ron had brought Annie for me to watch and it was playing in the background entertaining everyone. He really is the best!

After getting everything settled down, we just sat back and waited for things to happen. At about midnight my doctor came in to check on everything and said he would probably be back at 3:00. So we waited; however, it was barely past 1:00 when the nurse came in and decided to call him back because the baby was almost ready. So as the nurse and the technician got the room set, the doctor headed back to the hospital. He arrived, joked with Ron for a minute (something he always does) and then delivered the baby. Little Jack arrived at 2:12 am weighing 8 lbs 2 oz and measuring 19 ½ inches long. I thought I had a good delivery with Luke (and I did), but Jack was even easier. More blessings to be thankful for, my wonderful family!

The recently expanded family

The recently expanded family

November 28, 2008 Posted by | Amusing Anecdote, Bren's Posts | , , | 3 Comments

Parowan, what’s so great about Parowan?

This last week we decided to take a family trip to St. George.  Although, it did coincide nicely with UEA break for Ron, it was actually because I had to go down there for work.  So, Wednesday night we packed up the van and headed south.  It was a nice drive and Luke did great, he slept a good part of the way which really helps.  Thursday I took care of what I needed to for work and we ended up heading back on Friday instead of Saturday.

This brings me to the fun part of my post.  We decided that we would make a couple of stops on our way home.  The first stop we planned was in Parowan.  Now, I know that many of you will think, “Why would you plan a stop in Parowan?”  The truth is, there really isn’t anything in Parowan and if you had asked me seven years ago, why would anyone stop there, I probably would have asked where exactly Parowan is.  However, there is this nice little park in downtown Parowan that I have a very special place in my heart for.

Back in February of 2002, (February 15, 2002 to be exact) the Olympics were going on in Salt Lake and Ron and I decided to take a trip to St. George to get away and meet a family friend of his.  We had three weeks off of college and thought it would be a nice road trip.  So, as we started this nice drive to St. George, I learned that road trips are not as bad as I always thought they were as a kid.  Even when Ron asked if we could stop at historic places along the way, which of course would just lengthen the trip, I found that it was actually kind of enjoyable. (I was sure surprised that history could actually be exciting.)  As we were headed south we made a stop at Historic Cove Fort which was a really nice break after being in the car for awhile and I really enjoyed it.  Not long after leaving Cove Fort, Ron noticed the signs for Parowan and said that he remembered reading some article about a great statue of Parley P. Pratt in Parowan.  So we agreed to get off and try to find it.  After cruising down the main street for just a minute, we came across City Hall and this nice little park.  Thinking that might be the perfect place to have a statue, we got out of the car to check it out.  Unfortunately, no statue, but since it was a really nice day we decided to play on the swings for a minute.  It was great a 21 and 22 year old, playing on the swings like little kids.  I’m sure had anyone actually been around they might have thought we were a little weird. After a few minutes of play time, Ron said that he had forgotten to give me a Valentine’s present.  So I sat on this little bench and he ran back to the car.  When he returned he had this adorable little stuffed Ewok that he gave me. (Ewoks are my favorite Star Wars character and it was a nice connection for us.)  As I told him how cute it was I noticed something shiny tied around his neck.  Just then, Ron knelt down in front of me and asked if I would marry him.  Obviously I said yes, the best decision I have ever made.  After the shock wore off a little, we decided that we wanted a picture to remember this cute little park by.  Of course, this was a weekday, in Parowan, and no one was around.  So we ended up walking across the street and knocking on random doors until we found a cute little old lady that came and took our picture.  From that point on Parowan would be a very special place to me.

Parowan Engagement

Fast forward six and a half years to the present day. As we headed back home from St. George on Friday, we stopped again at that cute little park in downtown Parowan, this time not looking for a statue of Parley P. Pratt, but just getting out to take some pictures and to let Luke play on the toys.  This time it was Luke swinging instead of Ron and me, but we had a great time and Luke just laughed and enjoyed it.

Parowan Park

Luke and Daddy playing on the swings.

Parowan Park

Luke had so much fun on the swings.

(I’m sure that Ron and I would have played on the swings with him too, but the city had posted a sign that said only children under 12 so we left the playing to Luke.)

Parowan Park

After letting Luke swing for awhile, I asked this nice couple that was there with their family if they would take a picture of us.  Unfortunately, there were people sitting on the bench we had taken the picture from before, so we sat down on the next bench and took an updated family picture.  What a great chance to remember that wonderful day in 2002 and to make some new family memories at the same time.

Parowan Park

October 18, 2008 Posted by | Bren's Posts, Flickr Update | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tag!

Amber tagged us last week and after much deliberation (about 5 seconds) Ron and I decided that I would respond. So here goes.

 5 things I was doing 10 years ago: 

  1. Starting my sophomore year of college. (My first year at Weber State)
  2. Working at the Deaf and Blind School
  3. Teaching in Young Womens
  4. Going to a ton of marching band competitions for my little brother
  5. Waiting for Ron to go and return from his mission so that I could meet him

5 things on my to do list today:

  1. Canning peaches
  2. Laundry
  3. Vacuuming
  4. Play with Luke
  5. Watch Ron’s school’s volleyball team play in the playoffs

5 things I would do if I were a Millionaire:

  1. Pay off our house
  2. Put money away for the kids mission/college funds
  3. Buy investment property (Not quite as scary as the stock market these days)
  4. Help family and friends
  5. Save for the future 

5 places I have lived:

  1. Clinton
  2. West Haven
  3. Logan
  4. Washinton Terrace
  5. Clearfield 

5 jobs I have had:

  1. Babysitting
  2. Catering assistant
  3. Dorm counselor at the Deaf School
  4. IRS Agent
  5. Wife & Mom (I agree with Amber that this is the best job ever!) 

I tag:

  1. Moffets (Any of you can do it)
  2. Ve
  3. Liz
  4. Anyone else who hasn’t already been tagged

October 13, 2008 Posted by | Bren's Posts | , | Leave a comment

The Exxon Valdez of our basement

In the nearly six years that we have lived in our house, we have had a lot of fun “projects” to deal with. There was the crazy lady driving through our fence at 1:00 in the morning just after we moved in. Then we had the freak accident of the bathroom faucet blowing off during the day and flooding the entire basement, what a joy that was. Then of course, the two consecutive springs we spent trying to patch holes in the basement walls because we had water leaking in from outside. As if the flood wasn’t enough. Well, we have just finished reclaiming the basement from our latest disaster, the great oil spill of ’08.

About three weeks ago, we purchased a five gallon bottle of vegetable oil to put in our storage. We have a small bottle in the kitchen that I refill for regular use and leave the rest on the basement storage room. So, we brought home this huge bottle, I filled the kitchen bottle and Ron took the remaining 4.8 gallons (just an estimate on my part) to the basement. About a week later, I was in the storage room grabbing something for dinner when I stepped in a wet spot. I looked down trying to figure out what would have made the floor wet when I noticed the oil. The huge five gallon bottle was now only about 1/3 full. Apparently there had been a small hole somewhere in the side of the bottle and the oil had been slowly leaking out, all over the floor. As I walked out of the room and slid on the tile in the laundry room, I realized what a disaster I had. I figured that I wouldn’t let it be a huge ordeal so I grabbed the carpet cleaner and got to work. After the third empty tank of what looked like a disgusting vinaigrette dressing (the oil floating on the top) I realized that floor was still soaking in oil and that it didn’t look like carpet cleaning was the best answer.

So what did I do? I went to the internet for a solution. The funny thing is that most of the places where I found people were talking about getting vegetable oil out of carpet was on blogs. They usually had some cute story about a little baby that managed to get the lid off and they found the kid laughing in the middle of the oil. At one point I wished I had a better story like that. Anyway, there were two answers that were very common; one – to use shampoo on the area then suck it up with a cleaner, two – to sprinkle kitty litter over the area. Since I didn’t have any kitty litter I decided to try the shampoo. By this point I was into the second week of the oil spill and getting sick of trying to get stuff out of storage without tracking oil through the house. So I got out my shampoo and proceeded to scrub the floor. After spending about two hours sucking sudsy shampoo out of the carpet I thought I had it taken care of. However, after it dried, you guessed it, oil slick all over again. Apparently the shampoo hadn’t really worked. So I decided to go get some kitty litter.

By this point I had come to the conclusion that if the kitty litter didn’t work, we would be ripping out the carpet and starting over. So I grabbed a 25 pound bag of kitty litter and poured about half of it on my floor. As I looked at the pile on the floor I realized that I was making a huge mess and felt like singing “The Old Lady that Swallowed the Fly”. After about four hours, I could see the oil soaking into the kitty litter, a pretty promising sign at least. So I let it go for a day or two. Since it looked like the kitty litter was working, spent an entire week putting down the kitty litter, vacuuming up the oil soaked stuff, and spreading out clean litter.

Half way through week two of the ordeal, shortly after starting the kitty litter regimen, the case lot sale started at Maceys and Ron and I agreed that we needed to get some things for our food storage. So, Ron went and bought about 200 pounds of wheat, 40 pounds of lentils (a recommendation by an emergency preparedness expert), and four 5 gallon jugs for water. Ron was kind enough to do this so that I wouldn’t have to try and lift all of the heavy stuff in and out of the store. After he got done, I went and bought the canned stuff that we needed to replenish the storage. After being so proud of ourselves for trying to be on top of our storage, we realized that the storage room was in complete disarray and there was no where to put all of this stuff. So for the rest of the week, the kitchen was cluttered with cans of everything from beans to cream of chicken soup. The family room was holding the wheat, lentils, and water jugs (still empty, hoping that the emergency we were preparing for didn’t happen right away.) By that Saturday, I was so glad to finally have some time to try and finish cleaning the storage room so that we could get the house back in order, that I started vacuuming the floor at 6:00 am after Luke had woken up, eaten, and gone back to bed. So, I cleaned up the rest of the kitty litter on the floor, but put down a little more in the places that had been really bad to make sure that it was all soaked up. That afternoon I vacuumed up the rest of it and proceeded to carpet clean, one more time, to get all of the kitty litter out. As I was just about finished cleaning the floor, Ron came in and said that it would have been really great to have taken a picture of the room with the kitty litter all over for the blog then offered to put some out for me. We had a good laugh and then went back to work. I let the carpets dry and we decided to spend Monday night after our family home evening lesson putting everything in storage. So, Monday we ventured into the storage and were so relieved to touch the floor and not feel the slippery oil feeling. We spent the rest of the night putting everything away, but what a relief to be able to see the kitchen floor again. Although I didn’t get any pictures of the room in its various stages of cleaning, I did at least think to take a picture of the oil jug, sitting on a towel in the laundry room to avoid any more possible spills. So, as a word of advice, if any of you ever have a huge spill of vegetable oil, go straight for the kitty litter, it really is the best way to go.

September 27, 2008 Posted by | Amusing Anecdote, Bren's Posts | , , , , | 5 Comments

Bren’s first blog post!

Here goes, I have finally decided to post something to our blog so that Ron doesn’t have to do all of the work. Although, since he has such wit in his writing, I hope to not disappoint anyone that comes to see what amusing story he has for the day.

We are having so much fun with Luke and all of the new things he is doing, he just keeps us laughing. I am constantly amazed how he finds things that he shouldn’t have. Ron and I go along and think we have the house fairly baby proof and all of a sudden Luke can reach a couple inches higher. He did discover the toilet the other day so we have to make sure to keep the bathroom door closed. If not, as soon as we are not looking, you can hear him crawling as fast as possible down the hall. On Sunday while I was getting ready for church, Luke came in to the bathroom and since the toilet lid was closed, he decided to go for the toilet brush. As soon as I said no and moved it from him, it became a game and he was determined to win. So I ended up wedging it between the toilet and the sink so that he couldn’t get it out. Little did I know that he would learn a great lesson about leverage. When he couldn’t get the brush out, he reached behind to where a plunger was sitting and used the leverage to get both the plunger and the toilet brush out. Of course, as I frantically dropped my makeup to get everything away from him, he just sat and laughed because he knew he had won.

Luke in kitchen

A couple of days ago I was working in the kitchen putting away some groceries and starting to make dinner. Luke, as usual, decided that he wanted to venture in to the kitchen to see what he could get into. Unfortunately for him, I was not loading the dishwasher so he couldn’t climb in there. However, he did manage to find a bag of hamburger helper boxes that he could play with. Since he is always trying to play with the video game controllers and the computer, I was very excited that for once he showed an interest in one of my hobbies, cooking. (Not that I don’t enjoy video games and the computer, but they are much more Ron’s forte than mine.) Now I just have to get him to channel his desire to hit the piano into a desire to play the piano and we will be set.

Although, a little while after playing in the kitchen, he did try to climb up on the computer chair and when I put him there, he went straight for the keyboard. I was glad the camera was right there because he was so cute.

Well there you have it, my first blog post.  Hopefully, I will be better about helping Ron post and keeping everyone updated about our family.

Luke at computer

September 19, 2008 Posted by | Amusing Anecdote, Bren's Posts, Flickr Update | , , , , , | 9 Comments