Thursday, October 22, 2009

On the farm...take two

Travis and Rachel invited us to go to Hill Ridge farm with them last week but it was raining when we got there so we tried again this week and the weather could not have been better. I think it is safe to say we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

we all loved the corn hut and the gigantic tube slide

two crazy kids. hehehe

Friday, October 16, 2009

A really bad story (sorry in advance)

When I was a kid my brother Travis had a gerbil (ok, so he had about 50 gerbils, no kidding, but that's not the point). Well this one gerbil had babies and the next morning when we went to check on the babies they were all gone. Every last one of them. Just the mama gerbil was left in the cage. At first we were a little confused because it was not like they could have escaped because their eyes weren't even open. Then we realized...the mama gerbil ate her babies(I told you it was a bad story). I have often wondered why that mama gerbil did what she did. Was It because they were so cute she could not resist them? Or were they driving her so crazy that she couldn't stand it? I have often felt like the mama in both of these scenerios, but I have decided it must be the first one. I swear my kids are so cute I have been contemplating gobbling them both up. Please don't call child services. I'm only joking.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I had an interesting conversation with Brighton... went like this:

Brighton: "I fell on my butt. You need to kiss it better."
Me: "Um, no."
Brighton then proceeds to pull his underwear down and waving his naked rear in my face says impatiently, "KISS IT, KISS IT, KISS IT!"
Brighton is a firm believer that kissing it better actually works (apparently).

***If Jared was home I would have thought he had put Brighton up to it.

Oh ya, one more funny story. Last Friday when we were at playgroup at the park, I was talking to some of the other moms and out the corner of my eye, I see Brighton standing on the edge of the playground with his pants down around his ankles, naked hinnie facing us "peeing like a big dog" (that is what he calls it when he goes outside). I was embarrassed, but I kinda thought it was funny too. Jared looked proud when I told him about it that evening.

Monday, October 5, 2009

It was a perfect day for a hike... we went for a hike.
This and the next post are from a week ago. I'm just a little slow ok.
Last Monday we snuck out for a quick hike with Travis and Rachel. Just trying to take in as much of this glorious weather before it's gone.


the birthday girl.

the birthday duds.
(jared made her onesie, i made the tutu. we make a great team)
the cake.
the cousin.
the friend.
(addie and amy, or as brighton calls her "mimi").

the family.

the Phoenix
(travis and rachel were there too, but somehow i did not get any pictures of them.)
the end.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

We've had a great weekend.

We woke up to a feeling of fall in the air. I just love that chilly air. We enjoyed Spiced Pumpkin waffles for breakfast( Jared is crazy for anything pumpkin). Then we headed out for our neighborhood park to enjoy our morning. We made it back just in time to be uplifted by the inspiring messages of General Conference.

I've been stalking this house for months... when I found out there was going to be a house tour of the Michael Coates house, I snatched up tickets months in advance. As many of you know I love architecture so when we got to tour the house yesterday I was in heaven.
I loved the color of the window trim and the wood and rusty metal exterior. And you should see the setting, completely secluded and surrounded by trees. Ahhhh.


After twenty minutes of wrangling kids(seriously) this is the best picture we could get of Brighton's soccer team. I consider the picture a success if no one is picking their nose. You should see some of the other pictures, oh, there's nose picking. I told Jared what we should have done is taken video. That would have been good.