Thursday, November 5, 2015

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

We had a blast during October and Halloween. Crew decided early on that he wanted to dress as Luke Skywalker for Halloween and begged the family to be the rest of the movie characters. Dressing up isn't something I usually do along with the kids, but when those little hazel eyes ask, I'm putty in his hands.

Since Utah football was playing at the same time as trick-or-treating, we pulled the TV and BBQ out front yard to enjoy the holiday, food and game. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


This Saturday, the hubby rolled over, looked at me and said, "The apple tree on the side of our house--- Its coming down today." I had mixed feelings about this because in my heart, I always hoped that we could get it to produce good fruit that I could feed the kids or (learn) to make applesauce. Alas, six years have proved me wrong and he won the battle.

We rented a chainsaw and he went to work. He lobbed off several large limbs on the sides and then together, with a crude pulley system we tackled the main branches. I am so grateful to report that the neighbor's power lines were successfully avoided.

We have a stack of branches as tall as our house waiting for a green waste bin to arrive, but we had a great time playing arborist.

Getting rid of the branches hanging over the house.

My helper dragging branches to the other side of the house.

Holding the line, directing the branch away from wires.

Scared for our lives all morning

Luke Skywalker practicing Jedi moves

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer summer

Crew was certainly bummed to be done with preschool but we have jumped into Summer with both feet, trying to get a better schedule in place with the two boys. Thankfully they are both easy going enough that we can mix things up a bit, experiment, without epic meltdowns.

Once he got over the disappointment of having to hit off the tee, Crew has really enjoyed tball. He hits hard and loves when it is his turn to grab the ball and run it to first base. Just like with soccer, treats seem to be the most exciting part of the game, but he is also great at sumersaults in the field and keeping warm between innings. (We had a game last week where the temps were in the windy 50s.)

Our summer reading program has a science theme. Here is Crew putting up his bubble. He loves to read and mark off his chart.

Summer seems to require plenty of cold sweet treats. We love to walk to a local treat/hamburger place around the corner. We have also tried our hands at homemade Popsicles.

Crews courage at swim lessons in growing. Floating, blowing boubles, back swims, doggy paddles and jumping are his favorites.

Walker remains a perfect champ and is always ready for the next adventure.

Dad's Day

Because Coles golf trip was part of his Father's Day this year, most of our celebration was tied to food and just letting him know that we think he is the best!

The highlight of the day for crew was getting to bring breakfast in bed to Cole. The bacon infused waffles were a big hit and as you can see, even Walker tried to get in on the action. 

My parents spent the weekend in Colorado with my dad's parents so dinner celebrations included grilled yummies while watching Crew jump on the tramp and just have fun.

I am so grateful for Cole and the awesome person he is. Work is busy and can be difficult when you have little kids,but he never brings it home. When he is here, we get all of him and he always willing to help with the boys, play catch, build forts, you name it.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

O Christmas Tree

Crew's preschool Christmas program was so much fun to attend and watch. Each class learned their own songs, in addition to the songs they sung with the other three classes. Crew's class theme was Christmas trees; so their "costumes" and songs revolved around that theme.

Crew seemed to most enjoy "Jingle Bells" and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer song the teachers had the dads and grandpas sing to the kids. Cole was a great sport about the festive "accessory" the teachers requested each of the men wear.

We were also excited that the program fell within Mimi's trip to Utah to help with the baby. Have I mentioned it is nearly impossible to get my lil guy to look at the camera?