Dad and the kiddos
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Dad and the kiddos
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here are some pictures of 2006's gingerbread house to give you an idea of what she does.
She puts pictures on the wall and decorates every nook and cranny.
The outside view. On the right is a picture of the actual house she replicated.
Way to go Tonia for sharing your talent and donating so much time to a worthy cause.
Here is a link to Midway's Swiss Christmas site. http://www.midwaychristmas.com/cottages.htm In the slide show, the house after the barn is another one that Tonia made. If you're up there is weekend it'd be worth it to go to Midway and check it out.
Here's Autumn dancing to the tunes of her new iDog.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Brayden going down some of the boulders. Notice the sheer drop-off to the left.
Here is some video of the rocky section of Angel's Landing.
We had a great time enjoying one of Utah's many beautiful parks. Zion's is awesome. Now that we live so close to many of Utah's parks we hope to do more exploring.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Autumn and Porter are learning to give kisses. This started from me asking them for kisses, then they turned to each other and decided to give each other kisses. I thought it was really cute because I didn't prompt them to do it. They just did it on their own. They also love to wrestle. It's pretty mellow at this point. They mostly just fall on each other and laugh about it. It's really cute to see them having so much fun together.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Here's a little video of my grocery shoppers. When I need to get just a few items at the grocery store I'll let Autumn take over the cart pushing. Porter has a good time riding, but Autumn definitely likes it more. She is still a little out of control and needs constant steering help, but she's catching on. It's cute to see them doing grown up things, and it's cute to see how proud of themselves they are.
Porter is really becoming quite the character. He makes me laugh every day with the new things he's doing. And YEAH!!! He's finally walking. It took him 20 months but he's doing it. It is the cutest walk to. He picks up his knees really high and holds his hands out to the side. He's so proud of himself and always has a big smile. He now has one kind of legible word, "cheese". It sounds more like "seeths" but he knows what he's saying. It's for taking pictures, not the food. He talks all the time, we just can't understand him! He is such a happy boy and I love having him around.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I thought that this one would be fun to look back on memories.Here are the rules:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Camping was really fun and Autumn and Porter had a great time in the dirt. These pictures were taken about 10 minutes after we got to camp. They wasted no time getting dirty. We went for a lot of walks in the stoller and ended up bush wacking a few times to take shortcuts. I love our stroller, it can go about anywhere.
The third week into the hunt Brayden made it happen and put a beautiful bull down. It came into a pond he'd been sitting on and hunting around for the majority of the hunt. It was about 3 in the afternoon. He shot it at 45 yards, and the bull went down about 50 yards from where he shot. When he walked up on it he saw that one side had broken off a brow tine. It's a 5x6 with a lot of character.
We packed the kids in and took some pictures. They thought it was pretty cool. Autumn just pointed with wide eyes and would say "da, da". I think she was trying to say deer, but I'm not sure. When we moved the elk for another position it made some gurgling noises and Porter about freaked out. He cried pretty hard about it. He didn't like that at all. I posted video of his reaction at the bottom of this post.
The enjoyed eating in the camp trailer. We bought a used one just before the hunt and I must say it made camping so much better. Autumn would climb from one side to the other going over obstacles and feeling like she was so cool. Porter is sporting his sunglasses that we got shortly before we left.
Here they are having fun in the firewood. In the background is another one of our purchases for the hunt. The blue motorcycle is now ours. My first attempt on the bike ended up with me laying it down after five feet and it putting a nasty burn on the inside of my knee about five inches long. By the end of the hunt I was able to ride on straight roads and to do wide turns. I still have a long way to go. Funny thing (not really), Brayden took the bike out toward the end of the hunt and layed it down and got a huge burn on the inside of his lower leg. We now both have burn scars from this motorcycle.