Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Weekend!

(photo taken Mother's Day 2010...)

We're gearing up for a great Saturday.  The babies and I need to do about 30 minutes of cleaning to get the house back in order.  Ammon is off doing some service.  He's always helping someone.  Usually, it's me.  But sometimes, other people get the benefit of his awesomeness.  He made an orienteering course this week and will have some of his scouts run it this afternoon.  After the boys have their nap/rest time, we'll head up to the mountains to spend time with family.  We're going to cook over the fire and enjoy each other's company.  Then I get 2 more days with ALL my men.  Not looking forward to Tuesday when I have to send Ammon off to work...

We were supposed to have a yard sale last weekend... It rained so we postponed it to this weekend.  Well, the weather dude was calling for rain again so we postponed it.  Again.  And you know what?  It didn't rain yesterday morning and it hasn't rained this morning.  What gives weather dude?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Petting Zoo @ Food Lion...

For our playgroup today, we went to a free petting zoo that was put up in the Food Lion parking lot... Random!

As we were approaching the stalls, Noah covered his nose and said, "Woah!  This place STINKS!"  He has a very sensitive nose.  Just like his mama.

There were lots of animals there.  Monkeys, lemurs, a kangaroo, tiger, baby tiger, snake, ponies, a calf, and a camel.  But the favorite among ALL the kids was, the goats.  I told these 2 (Noah & Peyton) to smile at the camera.  Noah was too fixated on the goat, so Peyton helped move his head in the right direction.

Griffin has no fear.  He was loving these goats.  He picked up feed off the ground and put his hand right up to their mouths.  But that's not the only thing he put up to their mouth...

Yes.  He's kissing the goat.

I think my kids would have stayed here all day.  This particular goat knew exactly where the food was.  As we were getting food out of the dispenser, he was wrapping his head around trying to grab the food out of it.

Griffin and Ammon watching the tiger...

After the petting zoo, we all headed over to the park.

Griffin loved this rocket swing...  I don't know why I call it that.  It doesn't look like a rocket.  Well, whatever it is, he loved it.

A good day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Picnik - time...

Ammon emailed me yesterday and said that he liked this picture of us.  

I told him I'd photoshop it but it's just so hard to make it down to the basement during the day to work on the desktop.  I started playing on Picnik and after a few clicks, I came up with this:

Then this:

Followed by this:

And finally this:

How do you make it through the store?

Me?  I promise them candy...

Don't judge.  : )

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


The other day, Noah told me that he saw flowers "over the bridge" and he wanted to pick them for me.  "over the bridge" means on the other side of the deck.  : )  Ammon is teaching our boys to be such gentlemen... All 3 of them pick me flowers any chance they get.  Noah treats me with respect and sincerely apologizes when he slips up.  Ammon and Noah (especially Noah) hold the door for me any chance they get.  : )  They all hug and kiss me and tell me that they love me daily.  We're raising some good husbands in this house.  They're going to make their wives feel so loved!

I need photoshop on my netbook.... I tried to doctor up this photo using picasa and i'm not happy with it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

NieNie love...

Do you read NieNie? I do.  This video is beautiful.  And so is she...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Griffin's morning routine...

Griffin is doing a little better in the sleeping department.  He still wakes up in the middle of the night at least once, sometimes 3 or 4 times, but all we have to do is tuck him back in his bed, and he falls back asleep.  Ammon and I alternate night duty.  One night it's his turn, the next it's mine.  Ammon spoils me occasionally and gets up with him on my nights.  I think he's beginning to understand how precious sleep is to me.  Griffin used to wake up anywhere between 4:30am and 5:30am.  He's now sleeping in til about 6:30am and instead of crying until we come get him, he comes out of the bedroom, shuts the door behind him and comes into our room.  He stands next to Ammon and whines until Ammon picks him up and lays him in between us.  Now, Griffin doesn't want to sleep.  No no no.  He wants to play.  And when Ammon and I refuse to open our eyes, he opens the drawer to the nightstand, pulls out the remotes and wants Ammon to turn on the tv.  We lay there, none of us sleeping, until it's time for Ammon to start getting ready for work.  This morning, the routine was the same except for one thing.  Once the tv was turned on, Griffin laid between us again.  He reached over to his daddy and pulled Ammon's hand on top of his chest.  Then, he took my hand and did the same thing.  After that, he put his little hands on top of ours and pushed.  It's like he needed to know that we were there.  Griffin is such a lover.  He loves to hug, kiss, and cuddle. He's such a big baby and I love that about him.  I hope he always loves his mama the way he does now.  I hope he never becomes "too cool" to spend some snuggle time with me.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Preaching it

Noah was asked to read the scripture in Primary last Sunday.  The topic was Joseph Smith.  Ammon had found 4 pictures for Noah to use to memorize this "talk".  They went through it one time.  ONE TIME and Noah had it down.  Gigi was visiting our ward and was able to see him do it in Primary.  The boy did amazing.  He held the microphone with both hands, looked at his pictures and recited the entire thing.  Made his mama cry.  Later that evening, he did it for Pap and the Huffs.  Nana and Poppy weren't able to see it so, we did a little reenactment the other night before bed.

Ammon thinks it's comical how he's banging his scriptures while reading.  Preach it, man!

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