Saturday, May 31, 2008

Choo Choo's

Sammy and Jakie love trains. They love playing with them, seeing them as they look out the window of our car, watching them on tv, and they love to say Choo Choo. They call trains choo choo's and so that is what we now call them. So, I decided to take them to the local train museum. They had a great time playing on the train and going through the museum. We went with their Moma and Papa (my parents) so that is who is in the pictures.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hogle Zoo

We had a really fun day last Saturday. Alan finally had a day off and so we took advantage of that and went to Hogle zoo. The boys really enjoyed seeing the animals, especially the monkeys, which they call bunky's because they get their m's and b's mixed up sometimes. After the zoo we went to temple square because there is a sister there who I knew from my mission. Unfortunately we never got a chance to see her, but we did go to the Beehive house. Alan had never had a tour there, so he got a short tour, thanks to Samuel and Jacob who were rather tired from the day and didn't want to be there anymore. But it was a fun day all together as a family.
Daddy and Jacob with the Zebras.
Mommy and Samuel with the Zebras.
Samuel and Jacob on a statue of tigers.
Jacob and Samuel with a statue of a gorilla.

Cool Dudes

These are some cute pictures of the boys wearing a pair of Alan's sunglasses. Jacob is in blue and Samuel is in green.

Friday, May 23, 2008

I was wrong

I have to admit something that I didn't realize until just recently. Some people have told me how lucky I am to have two kids the same age so that they have someone to play with. I always tell people that my kids rarely play with each other and that they still rely on me to be their play partner. But over the last week with my kids being sick at different times, I realized that the other child really did miss his brother, his playmate. Although, I do spend a considerable amount of time trying to entertain them, they do entertain each other quite a bit. So, I apologize to those of you who I told differently.

Sick kids

This week there is not much to report, other than we are really tired. Sam was the first to get sick and then once he was starting to feel better, then Jacob came down with the same thing. So, we have been battling this awful stomach flu for over a week and thank goodness it looks like Jacob is finally getting better. Alan is still plugging away at his field camp, he was in the Willard area this week so I got to see him in the evenings which was nice, but he spent most of the time doing homework, so we didn't get to spend much time together even though he was here. We are just excited for the warm weather to return and for the boys to be able to play outside again.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Birthday Cake

Since my mother in law is an amazing cake decorator (see Jane's cakes if you want to see how amazing) and has taught me a little about cake decorating I decided to offer to make my niece Afton's birthday cake. So, I made the cake and my sister in law Courtney (Afton's mom) and her sister Logan decorated it using the techniques Jane taught me with fondant, Logan came up with the flower design, I think it turned out really well.

Afton and Mei Mei's visit

We have had cousins come for a visit. Afton and Madelyn (Mei Mei) came for three days and we had a blast spending time with them.

Dress up fun

Samuel and Jacob found Moma's dress up box, and this is what they ended up with.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Moma and Papa's House

Because Alan is going to be gone for the next month we are living with my parents. They live on five acres of land so the boys have been enjoying running, and runing, and running some more, I think they have definitely enjoyed this more than I have enjoyed running after them. So far we have played in a pool of balls, used sidewalk chalk, gone swinging, sliding, used an old wagon where the boys pulled each other around, and we even went swimming. It has been tiring, but it is nice to see the boys sleep really well. Here are some pictures of the boys enjoying life in the big house.

He's a Graduate (sort of)

We moved Friday and Alan graduated (well sort of, he still has a month of field camp left) Saturday. Here the graduate is with our little family and with our extended family. Congrats Alan!


Goodbye House

We have now moved and it has been a long process. But, here are some cute pictures of some of the things the boys have been doing to "help us."

Sammy has figured out how to open doors, and right before we moved he would hide in the closet and wait for one of us to come looking for him. Here he is right after I found him in the closet.Jakie helping mom unpack what she has already packed.

Helping mom box up things.
Sliding on some boxes.