Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just a few things...

I caught Owen "feasting on the word," aka chewing on the boys scriptures...

I got tired of changing Jared's diapers, and after recent conversations thought I'd try my own "potty training in a day". I told Jared he wasn't wearing diapers anymore. He's not quite potty-trained yet, but I haven't changed a poopy diaper since Wednesday. He at least does #2 in the potty! He still has some wet accidents, but I can manage those. He's pretty excited about his new Thomas underwear.

I'm loving this - the boys like to feed Owen.

Sorry, the captions don't seem to want to match up with the pics...

Friday, June 26, 2009

my "friend"

Jared and Nathan seem to make friends with the ladybugs. I guess I have a friend too... This fuzzy friend was on my kitchen window (outside), and I kept watching him as I was making rolls today. And I think I may have seen this one before, or one of his friends. Not too long ago I was driving and one popped up on my windshield... inside the van! That was the worst because I couldn't move away or do anything about it. I just watched very anxiously and hoped he didn't come any closer. Being here in Oklahoma, there's no shortage of bugs and spiders. I've had to learn to get used to them and realize that spiders like this one eat alot of the bugs. I'm okay watching them through the glass, but they better watch out if I find them inside. I'm not as merciful as Alex is with them...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Vacation Part 3

We made a quick visit to "Papa John" and grandma in NM on the way back from CO. We had a nice picnic, drove to the top of the Sandias, and went to a little museum called Tinkertown. This was one couple's collection of antiques, old signs, bottles, and wood carvings. The little wooden collections had buttons that you could push and make some of the little wood pieces move while music played. I've never seen anything like it - it was pretty interesting. Jared is standing in an outline of size 22 boots.

Vacation continued

We got to go camping again while in Colorado - this was the Poudre River area. It was pretty cold that night, but we had a good time. It's so beautiful there.

Business Vacation

Alex had a conference in Colorado for work, so we took the opportunity to combine a vacation with his business trip. We drove. I hate the getting there part, but love the being there part, so it's worth it. This will be out of order, but here's some pics and such from our trip.

My aunt and uncle were kind enough to let us crash at their place while Alex went to his conference in Denver and after the Rockies game. We had alot of fun with them and appreciate them entertaining us. We went to the zoo, the park, played tennis, and watched cartoons. Braden gets a big thanks for keeping the boys busy. We also went out to eat at Sweet Tomatoes and went to the Denver temple with Gary & Quin. (One interesting thing about going to the temple - on the way out I ran into a couple of people I knew 20-some years ago when we lived in Aurora. We saw Sharon Jones and Andrea Funk. The Jones were our next door neighbors!). That was cool to see them, but it was also neat to go back to the temple that Alex and I were married in. Unfortunately we didn't have a camera with us then, so no pics of that. Here's some zoo pics (the big elephant is fake!) :

Quin's mom hooked us up with some free tickets to a Rockies game. They beat the Mariners 5 to 3 - a good game. Jared enjoyed the popcorn and ice cream, while Nathan watched closely for fly balls. We had 2 land just behind us.

We spent a couple of days at Grandpa Bob's "ranch" - one of my favorite places in the whole world to be. We didn't get to stay long, but just long enough to get my fix. We always enjoy the lake, canoeing and paddle boating. The boys hit the golf ball around for a little bit on my grandpa's homemade golf course (it was a little wet, but the boys didn't mind). We also had to play some Yahtzee games, watch TV, eat good food, and just hang out. Owen liked watching the hummingbirds, and we also were entertained by a moose! They have a few moose that come around, although we didn't get too close. Watching through the window was good enough for me. We had a nice little visit. (Thanks for letting us visit Grandpa Bob - we know it was probably a bit overwhelming).