Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

These pictures are all out of order,but the first one is of Lydia watching the laundry turn around and around. She pulled her chair up and was so excite that her coat was getting washed. Honestly, I was quite excited her coat was getting washed as well! We started out our halloween morning eating jack-o-lantern pancakes. I dyed the batter orange and then used chocolate chips for the eyes, nose and smile. They tasted really good too! Then we were off to a costume party.

As you can tell, Colton was a football, Lydia was a cheerleader and I was a football player. When we go trick or treating tonight, Mike will join us as the coach. Lydia enjoyed played ring around the rosie at her party, but most of all, she loved eating suckers! I think she had three while we were there. Every time I turned around, she had found another to eat. I am sure there is more fun to be had tonight, but I thought I would post these pictures now while I had a minute. Happy Halloween everyone! Oh- and to Christie- Happy Birthday!

Friday, October 24, 2008

The outfit

This was what Colton looked like in his blessing outfit. I took it the next day after I bleached it.

I am finally starting to feel like I have a life again. I go each morning to the church for aerobics and though I know I look like a goof, I feel good afterwards. The kids have been going to bed earlier so I have a few hours in the evening to do what I want to do in peace and quiet. What a difference it makes.

Monday, October 20, 2008


We went to Ohio for a long weekend and it worked out that I stayed for the whole week and we blessed Colton while we were there. The family photo is everyone from Mike's family that was there for the blessing. Colton wore the blessing outfit that Mike wore. It had this cute little hat, but he isn't wearing it in the picture because right after the blessing he had a massive blowout and I spent the rest of sacrament trying to get the outfit clean.
The day before the blessing, the Hansen's threw a stake youth rodeo at their house. It wasn't a real rodeo, but they had lasso'ing, hay stacking and sheep hearding. It was quite fun! They had a dance in their barn with a mechanical bull that was really fun to ride. Regretably, neither Mike or I was very good at it. Mike's weight would pull him one way and that was the end of it. I had on very slick polyseter pants, so I didn't last long either. Either way, it was a great week!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The routine

Ok mom, I am blogging so that you have something new to look at! I really don't feel like there is much to say except that we have been trying to get in a regular routine around here- and that has consumed all my time. Colton is now 2 months old and in the 95th percentile for his weight- 14 lbs! He is getting happier and I seem to be getting happier too. Funny how that works.
Lydia is a FANTASTIC older sister! She loves to give Colton kisses and help change his diaper. She becomes quite concerned when he spits up and she thinks that she should be able to nurse him just like mommy. (We have compromised and she gets to nurse her baby doll while I nurse Colton.) Lydia likes to help with other things too, like cooking and pushing Colton in the stroller.
I don't know if I have mentioned before, but I like taking pictures. Some friends asked me to take their family photo's a few days ago, so here is a sample.