Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Sandbox!

We now have a place for the boys to legitamitely dig. Before it was illegitimate, and let me tell you, the garden and bushes and lawn were not happy. Of course, we do have to shake out their hair, mouth, clothes, etc.. when we bring them into the house, but it's worth it. Very.

Also, I think it was cool that DH built it using his graduation money and was so excited about it. He's that kind of dad. We bought too much sand, so we took it to my mom's, where the boys now have another sandbox to dig in. Could life be any better?

Also, our lawn has filled in and is all green now in the back, it looks so good! Our tomatoes are HUGE and the peppers are so tall they have nowhere else to go. I think the corrugated plastic over our patio is sort of like a greenhouse. Whoda thought?

The other picture is just there to brag. Because they're so cute.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

X's and O's and a wee photographer

So I went to load the pictures onto the computer just now, and found that instead of 3 or 4, there were 20 new pictures to upload. Hmmmm... Apparently, M aspires to photography. I included a few samples of his work for your enjoyment. The other pictures are of my finished first reciecving blanket. It really was fast and not that bad, I thought it would be a lot harder for some reason. The pattern is called X's and O's, and it's a good beginner pattern and (I thought) boyish looking, so I chose it to go with this truck/stripe combo for a friend due in July.

Also, Happy Birthday Grammy!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Crafty Weekend

So sometimes you have to do crafts WITH someone, because it's not really a social hobby in and of itself. E and I went to Garland to see my friend and we made baby slings for gifts. She also made made me a beaded necklace and I started to crochet a recieving blanket. Also, we stayed up until 4am talking about who knows what. Good times! DH and M went bowling and to Burger King, which to them was way more fun than anything having to do with crafts :)

Also, congratulations to my friend Sum, who had her baby on Thursday night at home in her bathtub 3 weeks early. She was packing her bag but they decided to call 911 and stay there once she realized his head was crowning! He still doesn't have a name, but he's sure a little tiny cute thing. Her sling is the one I'm modeling in the picture. Looks kind of funny without the kid in it.

Monday, May 14, 2007

A Happy Mother's Day

In our family, Mother's Day means yard work. It began with my Grandma about 10-12 years ago. She asked for us to help her weed and plant for her Mother's Day gift that year, and we've been doing it ever since. (she still gets other presents too :) So we started on Thursday and helped my parents with their huge, overgrown yard. Friday we worked on ours. I think I looked pretty funny hauling rocks from backyard to front yard in our boys toy car since we don't have a wheelbarrow, but the rock pile is about 1/2 gone now! Saturday we headed up to Hyrum and put in my grandma's, and she gave me a bunch of gathered flower seeds to have for my own yard. So later that day, I planted in our yard: butternut squash, pumpkins, cilantro, larkspur, pygmy zinnia, giant zinnia, marigolds, bachelor buttons, and snow in summer. I still have a bunch of perrenials to transplant from my mom's, but we're mostly done. We filled in some holes left by pulling out trees, and soon we'll have a space to build a sandbox, which the boys NEED. They dig in the lawn with their toy shovels and buckets, and this must stop.

Anyway, we had a dinner at my mom's and opened gifts. The boys gave me a headband (can you tell from the wrapped gift?!) And DH gave me a dress which my sis took a pic of at a really unflattering angle. The pants we got my mom didn't fit, but hopefully MIL's sweater set fit? I also made some really cute homeade cards that I forgot to write in or give, so if I don't lose them before next year, I have cards to give already!

Oh well, I do what I can and am working to reduce the mother-guilt. (at least the non-motivating kind!)

Monday, May 7, 2007

Could someone please identify this child?

Because I have no idea who he is! Although, he sounds like E. He is running around the house saying "more, more" and pointing at food and water. (mostly tic tacs) I can't believe it! It was hard to do, but he is a lot less sweaty, I don't have to use de-tangler, and I don't have to blow-dry his hair (yes, it had gotten to that point).

And the funny thing is, to him, he's the same person. It's just everyone else that feels they have to get to know this new member of the family. M said "He's M, he has pokey hair."
"Then who are you, M?"
"I'm M too."

Friday, May 4, 2007


Congratulations to my cute DH, who graduated today with his MBA from Weber State University! He worked hard and I'm proud of him. :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Upside-down tomatoes

So we figured out a few ways to fit some veggies into our yard. After all, you can't eat grass. (Well, you could.....) We are giving the upside-down tomatoes a try! We put peppers in the top too. If you don't know what this is, do a search and you'll be surprised! Our home teacher told us about it on Sunday when we were trying to figure out if tomatoes or a sandbox were more important. (I know, this is the question we all struggle with) We'll see how it does. If it doesn't work, who doesn't need a bunch of 5 gallon buckets with holes drilled in the bottoms?

Oh, and we planted our peas and carrots as well. Butternut squash and Jack-be-little pumpkins will also go into this one. I think the rest of the tomatoes, cilantro, and flowers will go out front in the flower gardens. DH also rigged up some hoses/sprinklers and we watered our lawn for the first time! I was wondering why everyone else's was so green and ours was brown. Now I know.