Sunday, January 31, 2010


We have animals living under our kitchen table.

They are called fuzzies.

Zeke and I were playing with a marble on the table and it fell off onto the floor. Zeke got down to get it, but then screamed, scrambled back to his chair and climbed up as fast as he could. He informed me that a spider was on the marble. I got the marble and discovered a piece of lint stuck to the marble. I told Zeke it wasn't a spider, just a fuzzy.

A couple days later Zeke and I were playing with a toy and he threw it and it went under the table. I told him to go get it, but he wouldn't go because there were fuzzies under there. I told him that fuzzies are nice and they like it when you tickle them. We found a fuzzy together and played with it.

Now he knows that they aren't real, but we have fun pretending to make them jump by blowing on them. Kids are so funny.

Please disregard the fact that I don't sweep under the table often enough to make the existence of fuzzies possible

Unavoidable Milestone

Zeke cut his hair.
I know every kid does it, but come on....
He cut a big chunk all the way to his scalp right in the front. Of Course this was on a Saturday night right before church the next morning. There was only one thing left for me to do. I buzzed him. Not completely buzzed, but pretty darn short. If you look close you can still see the section that he did on his own, but for the most part it just looks like a short hair cut. I always think he looks much older when I cut his hair. Anyway... I didn't get a before picture, but here is the aftermath.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

4 months

Porter is 4 months old! Wow, time sure flies by. When he turned 4 months old he decided to celebrate by rolling over. Yep, he officially rolls from his stomach to his back now. Some of the things I love about Porter:
He wakes up smiling 90% of the time
His legs never stop moving
His perfectly shaped head :)
His gorgeous to die for blue eyes
His brand new giggle
The way he cough cries
How cuddly he is
That he will take a binki sometimes
What a good sleeper he is... usually
I love my boy so much and I am so glad that he is part of our family.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Ok, don't judge me for letting my 2 year old go shooting. I gave the boys a lecture on safety before they left and sent them on their way. (I was a little desperate for a break) Zeke absolutely LOVED shooting. Bethany shot first and after each shot she took, Zeke would yell "Bam". After a couple turns he got too cold and sat in the car all bundled up in blankets.


We spent Christmas this year with my family in Idaho. We had tons of fun and time sped by.
My sisters are cuties aren't they.

We sold our car while we were there. It didn't pass it's Safety test and it cost more to fix it than it was worth so we took it to Idaho where there are no tests and sold it there. What a pain!! Luckily we have since gotten a new car.

Just a cute pictures of Nana and Porter. That boy got SOOO spoiled while we were in Idaho.

I wasn't sure if getting Zeke swords for Christmas was a good idea or not, but he LOVED them so much it made it all worth it.

Riding his new bike. Now he just needs to figure out how to use the pedals.

Toby got a new drill and saw for Christmas. So if any of you have any handyman projects you need help with... you know who to call.

This is how I decided to wrap up Zeke's swords. It didn't work. He knew exactly what they were the minute he touched them.

Thanks Nana and Popi for this awesome firetruck. Zeke loves it!
We also enjoyed other activities such as making graham cracker houses with our cousins the Robinsons, playing Speedball (a very fun game that is a mix between basketball, soccer and ultimate Frisbee), and our annual auction.
A new game we played this year is Deal or No Deal.
Guess who won? ME!!!
That's right, I picked the $10 envelope and made it all the way to the last 2 envelopes and chose to keep the one I originally chose. Yep that's right. I RULE!!!!

Sharing a room

Last night I put the boys to bed at the same time in the SAME room.
It was an extremely brave thing to do. How did it go? I was in their room about 7 times during the night. None of which were the cause of the other one crying or waking each other up however. Last night just happened to be the night that Zeke pooped in his sleep. Seriously... he hasn't done that in like a year. That was all I saw of Zeke last night. He even slept through the other six times that Porter decided to scream his head off. What is his deal?! I may have to live with the pack n play in my kitchen for a little bit longer until we figure out how to get Porter to sleep better.
(I am working on updating so be prepared for lots of pictures of Christmas)