Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No TV = More fun :)

Lately, I feel like Steven is always begging me to watch a show.  It’s great to put one on for him when I take a shower and make dinner, but other times it drives me nuts how much he wants to watch it.  However, I feel we’ve been doing a lot better at keeping the TV off more, and having more fun around here. Some of those things include painting, building with Steven’s fun blocks, cars, and dumping toys out everywhere of course. :)


Steven covered his hands in paint yesterday and just started clapping like crazy.  This created a really cool splatter effect on the paper. And the wall. And Steven. and Lillie.  Such fun. :) Luckily it cleaned up super easy, and Steven is still proud of himself.

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Steven’s Trio Blocks are pretty awesome, and he brought this to me and said, “Look at my vaccum.” Impressive buddy. Seriously. :)DSCN0105

And a classic picture of Steven being obsessed with Lillie’s toys since they are the most new in the house. :)


Monday, March 21, 2011

Back in the Blogging Saddle…

Thanks to Pete! Don’t ask me why I named my new camera Pete, but it just seemed to click. :)  I’m excited that this new camera is exactly what I wanted.  Inexpensive (Thanks to Costco), Quick Shutter, Fits in my palm and my purse.  It’s fabulous.  We’re developing a fabulous relationship. (Forgive all my photography puns through all that.)00705_nikon-coolpix-s6000


For St. Patrick’s Day, I printed off a bunch of pictures for Steven to color.  Despite Leprechauns being awesome, as is a pot of gold, the only thing Steven liked was the rainbows.  So, for the holiday, we made Rainbow cupcakes. They were delish.


Also, since it’s March, it means March Madness!! Hooray! I would put a picture of my brackets, but that would totally be embarrassing after last weekend, so we’ll just point out the great stuff, like how well our Cougars played on Saturday!! (Yes, they won on Thursday, but it wasn’t as beautiful of a win.)  Yes, there is epic Jimmer Fever around here like CRAZY, but my favorite player is still Jackson Emery.  However, they all are great, and Saturday was a beautiful team win.  My kids enjoyed getting dressed up and singing the fight song.

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And Friday, we went to visit my grandparents, and Lillie found these fantastic sunglasses.  She thought she was pretty funny. DSCN0086 DSCN0083  DSCN0089

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Some more happenings

Meet Vanda.  She is our new (to us) 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan.  She is just a glimpse of the “fun” we’ve had in the last month with vehicles.  It started when we sold Darrell’s 1991 Acura Integra.  Then a week later we bought Vanda.  Then a week later we bought a 2000 Blue Chevy Malibu. Of course, this was followed 9 days later by selling our 1997 Chevy Lumina.  So all in all, we’ve upgraded everywhere and hope it turns out to be a fabulous change.  Vanda 

Last Saturday we went to the BYU Basketball game. It proved to be a great experience.  Steven deemed it too loud until we got him some cotton balls to use as ear plugs.  Then he enjoyed it.  And it was fun to see Jackson Emery and Jimmer Fredette play their last home game.

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Then you get left with some cute pictures of my kids being cute of course. :)  Steven taught Lillie the art of finger painting. And she even let him paint her face.  Such good siblings.

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