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Quick Hello

Hello to anyone that might actually still check our blog since it hasn’t been updated in well over a year. 🙂 I figured it was worth a quick update and posting a few pictures. We went to Union Station in Ogden this last week with our good friends the Moffetts and for the boys it was seriously like a kid in a candy store. Luke ran up and down between the trains climbing on everything he could. I don’t think I have ever seen the boys so happy. It was awesome. When we were finally so tired and hot and ready to go I had to bribe them with ice cream to get them to leave. It was really fun and I look forward to doing it again. Thanks Moffets!

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August 4, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Meow!

I know it has been forever since I have posted anything and I keep telling myself I need to, so here we go.  There has been so much that has happened since the last post that I am not even going to try and catch up right now on all of the stuff that we have been doing.  However, I just have a few pictures to post. 

Back in July we had our basement torn apart because the foundation was leaking, again.  We had a company come in and put in a sump pum system so that we wouldn’t have to keep fighting the losing battle of patching holes, replacing drywall, and doing it again the next year.  After they finished the demolition and foundation repair we had someone come in and replace the drywall, then it was up to us to paint and put down the carpet.  This started a number of trips to Lowes because of the inevitable “I forgot this”, “I got the wrong one of that”, and the “Why on earth doesn’t that work like it is supposed to.”  So, Ron and I would trade off with who would run to Lowes and which boy would go.  I took Luke with me on many of these trips.  The first time we went in, Luke noticed this giant inflatable cat Halloween decoration.  He started saying “meow” and would say it the whole time we were in the store.  By about the third trip he would say “meow, kitty” as soon as we pulled into the parking lot.  It finally got to the point where we would walk in, he would point to the cat and start meowing and as soon as we went up the aisle and he couldn’t see it, he would get upset.  So, the ever spoiling mother that I am, would tell him that we would see the kitty again when we went to the front of the store.  On one of my final trips to Lowes, I had gone alone and almost missed the meowing when I pulled in.  So, I decided that I would consider buying the cat for Luke.  We don’t have many Halloween decorations and I thought this could be a good addition.  So I went to get it and sure enough, they were sold out.  However, they were nice enough to sell me the display model.  So I took home the box and set it in the kitchen.  As soon as Luke saw the box, he sat down on the floor and started in on his “meow, kitty” routine.  It was really cute, but I had to try and explain that the kitty had to stay in his box until October.  Unfortunately, this was the beginning of September and he had awhile to wait.  So finally, October arrived and we went out yesterday afternoon and set up the kitty.  At first Luke was a little scared of the cat and wouldn’t get very close.  But, with a little coaxing from Ron, he was able to conquer his fear and pat the cat on the head. 

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After we got it setup and let him play for a little while, I figured we were good to go inside.  Boy was I wrong, I had to drag Luke in kicking and screaming.  We did finally get him to look at the window at the cat which would keep him busy for awhile.  I told him that I would take him outside again when it was dark so that he could see it when it was lit up.  However, when it got dark I was trying to feed Jack dinner and Luke kept trying to pull me out the door.  So, he ended up giving up on me and getting Ron.  It was really cute.  After looking at it in the dark he did fine with saying good night to the cat and going to bed.  However, the first thing he did this morning was run to the window, pull the blinds aside and start saying kitty.  I think it is going to be a long month. 🙂

I just wanted to add another picture to show how big the boys are getting.  My sister gave the boys these cute Spider-man outfits, and the only way that I could get them to sit still long enough to get a picture of them was to put their dancing Spider-man between them and turn him on.  It worked and we were able to get at least a couple of pictures of them.

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October 3, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Easter

I finally took the pictures of Easter off the camera so that I can put them up. I was really excited for Luke to do easter egg hunts this year because he is big enough, or so I thought, to actually hunt for the eggs.  Our first hunt was with my family.  My sister Lisa  brought her two boys and my sister-in-law Amy brought their son and daughter.  All four of these kids are between three and six and I thought it would be great.  Of course the eggs were pretty easy to find and the kids really had fun.

 

 However, Luke lost complete interest in looking for anything as soon as he had the chocolate bunny that we gave to each of the kids.  I had to basically pick up an egg with his hand to get him to do it.  He did finally decide that he could pick up one more on his own, but he just didn’t really understand why I was trying to make him pick up plastic eggs.

 

As we took all of the kids back to open their eggs and Luke realized that there was candy in them.  He started trying to take the eggs out of the other kids baskets.  It’s a good thing they all like him.

On Easter Sunday we met up with Ron’s family and our friends the Axelrods for our annual egg hunt.  The great thing about this hunt is that it is not just for the kids.  It is always great to watch the adults wrestling over eggs.  Ron’s sister Brittany and Lisa Axelrod got into quite a wrestling match when I gave a hint as to where one of the eggs was hidden. 

Luke did slightly better with looking for eggs this time as he knew that there was candy inside, but as soon one of them broke open he was done.  

He found one egg that had broken open on the lawn and instantly started eating the candy off the ground. 

Luke was really cute with his cousin, Sydney.  He loved to just chase her around the yard playing.  Sydney wasn’t always quite as sure about him, but he thought it was great.  We all had a really fun time.

As a side note, our young women had an Easter egg hunt this week for their activity.  I took Luke with me to the park to hide the eggs and he finally figured out how to hunt the eggs.  He followed along behind me, picking up the eggs, breaking them open by himself, and eating the candy.  Unfortunately, one of the girls kept finding the empty eggs that Luke had left.

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Pictures

Life, as always, is crazy as can be.  Jack has started sleeping between five and six hours at a time at night which has been great.  Unfortunately, Luke has been teething and not feeling very well and has woken up in the middle of the night for about an hour or two each night this week.  Hopefully as soon as his tooth cuts through, he will go back to sleeping all night and Ron and I can finally get some sleep too.  Maybe then we can start to really get back into the swing of things.  I know that Ron has a couple of posts that he has started at various times of the night that he is planning on getting done and hopefully he will have the time to.  Until then, it might just be a couple of short posts for now. 

Ron and I have a great friend who has did some pictures of us in November and I never got around to actually posting them.  She did some pictures of Jack a couple of weeks ago too so I thought it would be a good time to put up some pictures.  More of the pictures of the family (before Jack was born) and the pictures of Jack are on her webpage too.  She did such a good job and I thought I would show off the cute pictures. 
 

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Jack

January 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment