Friday, February 27, 2009

Fun In The Bathroom

I don't know if it is just us, but it seems that we spend a lot of time in the BATHROOM.
Hunter is my best washing machine loader. He loves to watch the clothes
be "eaten" and "squished" around in there.
What a THRILL!!!
Chance LOVES BATHS- whether there is water or not. If I haven't seen Chance for awhile, I know to check the tubs. It is very funny to watch him get in and out. He is quick!

And THIS is our very FAVORITE BATHROOM activity.

After we brush teeth the boys love to stand and have "drinks" from their toothbrushes.

Credit has to be given to CHANCE for this ritual. He started liking it when we were staying at the hotel.
I could get several things done while he had his "drinking time". I believe his record for standing at the drizzling sink is 15 minutes. It's GREAT!

Monday, February 23, 2009

It finally happened!


Chancey Maggot and Hunter Buddy
Superheroes of the World!!!!

Conquering eviiiiiil, and marching "onward every onward"

One sweet smile at a time

The boys finally wanted capes. I had been thinking I should make some for a while now, but haven't with the move and everything. So, one night after bath Hunter was drying himself off and got hold of two sides of the towel, and realized what he had made.


Finally, after holding the two sides and running around for some time he asked me if I could tie the towel together, but Mom had a better idea.

The Pampered Chef Chip Clips

They flew around saving the good guys till atleast 8:30 :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I got this off one of my friend's blogs and thought it sounded like fun. So here's how it works:The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a gift from me during this year. When and what will be a surprise. There's a small catch though...Post this same thing on your own blog and then come back and leave a comment telling me you're in. Fun, huh? Remember, only the first 3 comments receive the gift!

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Monday, February 16, 2009

A Lovely Day to Remember

Our Valentines Day celebration began a little early this year. We had a primary activity day that Hunter and I needed to be at on Valentines morning. Because I knew Kelly wouldn't want to wake up early to eat breakfast together, we did Valentines breakfast for dinner the night before. It was lovely! Kelly brought home a beautiful bouqet of purple, pink, and white tulips (my favorite). I had the table decorated with Valentines placemats which Hunter thought were so cool, and then the boys each had red cups.

I am a waffle girl, so I made pink/red waffles and then used my favorite heart shaped cookie cutters to make them fun. I also sliced strawberries, I think they kind of look like hearts, and they added to the presentation.
We also had bacon (not pictured, due to lack of "Valentinedness" :))
The actual Valentines Day was especially fun. I got to have the morning with Hunter at his first primary activity day. Then we came home to a fun surprise! Kelly had set up a Valentines Day treasure hunt for the boys and I. Each clue had a fun memory or funny story of from our almost 7 years of marriage. I got lots of little gifts such as some new shower loofahs, a free pedicure from Kelly, some new pedicure scrub and pumice stone, chocolates, chapsticks, mascara, and the sweetest card with 3 pages of writing in it. I laughed and cried all the way through. Kelly is so thoughtful that way.
Next on our agenda was to go to the public library for a free concert. The 9th Army Brass Quintet played. Hunter LOVES the trumpet and trombone, so we figured it would be fun for all, and it was.
Now for the DATE, woo hoo!! I LOVE DATES!! We got a babysitter, went for a nice dinner where we held hands and took our time eating and talking, went to a movie, came home, took babysitter home, put on some Kenny G and ....
It is so nice to live in a town where we can have a babysitter and actually go do something fun.

Anyway, it was a lovely day to share our love. Hope yours was just as good.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Little Love for Everyone

Here is a lovely plate of Valentine cookies for everyone to share....
go ahead, have one!
(Decorated by Hunter. He is especially proud of the one with all the conversation hearts "standing up".
We decided to have some friends from our ward come over and decorate cookies with us. We had fun and got MESSY!

Last year we started a Valentine's Day Tradition. We all get four hearts, one to represent each person in the family. I write on each heart, "I love (name) because..." and then at the bottom, "Love (name)" And on the heart for each person representing themselves it says, " I am loveable because..." It is fun to see what is written and what Hunter comes up with. Of course we "help" Chance with his. Each year I save the hearts and so this year we have double the hearts to hang up on our walls. I hope to continue this tradition in our family and watch how our love develops for one another. Here is what the wall looks like this year.