Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

(I was a troll doll)

On our way to our Halloween party I realized I didn't have the memory card in my camera, so for now these are the only two pictures I have. Jordan and Sam pictures will be coming shortly. We had a fun evening with our family. We went to Tremonton, Utah and Jordan went trick-or-treating with his cousins. Unfortunately, he was being naughty most of the time and after multiple warnings I had to take him home. I'm not sure if he was tired, uncomfortable in his costume or just being a two year old, but I think I was more disappointed in having to go then he was. I think I had expectations on how today was going to go--Jordan was going to smile for the camera when we wanted to take pictures of him in his costume, he was going to go house to house and be so excited to trick-or-treat, and he was not going to complain and cry about everything, but none of that happened.
Anyway, I shouldn't complain because despite all of that I had a great Halloween, I just need to remember not to get frustrated when Jordan is acting like a pill...he just acts worse because he knows he's getting to me. Man, I used to be a patient, good-natured mother!

Here's a funny moment I had with Jordan when I was carrying him to my sister-in-law's house, he started crying even harder when he saw the moon, he sobbed, "I want to go to the.....moooooooon!"

Stephanie's baby shower

I helped throw a baby shower for my good friend Stephanie last Saturday. I'm not going to add a lot of pictures because she hasn't seen them yet, but here is one of my mom, sister, Sam, Stephanie and me.Stephanie is the cutest pregnant woman I've ever seen--that isn't even an exaggeration. If only I looked that cute two weeks before my due date. I start looking like the Michelin man.

Blah, you know those days where you wish you had more time to get ready. That was one of those days. Just don't focus on my face or my flat, lifeless hair and take a gander at the diaper cake I made. I am pretty happy with how it turned out!

And last but not least, I had to add this cute picture of my mom and Sammy. What cuties.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The new face of fun....

Sam loves this box. He thinks the boy is real, and the boy gives Sam much more attention than Jordan does, so Sam is in attention heaven with this box. He spent 20 minutes in front of it yesterday just smiling and squealing. Thanks box boy!

The first snow

I think Jordan is pretty excited to play in the snow this year. We just bought him some snow boots last night and he has a nice winter coat and snow pants that finally fit him. We just need to convince him to keep his hat and gloves on and we're set for the snow!

(Don't mind his messy face, I think he had just eaten a cupcake....)
He's saying, "it's so c-c-c-cold!"

Benji and I also got snow boots last night and I got an awesome green, brown and white Columbia winter coat. It's so warm and it was on sale! We also bought some warm hats and wool socks. This is the first time since we've been married that we've had to worry about winter clothes! It should be an interesting winter....we'll see if California turned us into wimps! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday Mom!!

It was my mom's birthday last Saturday, but I was out of town and away from my computer so I didn't get to wish her a happy birthday on my blog. We were with her in person though, so that was way more fun anyway.

Happy Birthday Mom!! We love you so much. You are a fun grandma and my kids adore you! We love living closer to you and we're happy we've been able to see you more often.

We hope you had a good birthday! What are you now??? 32?? I've lost track, but you certainly are looking younger with each birthday you have! We love you!!
Happy Birthday!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Jumping.....and landing.

As Jordan gets older and more coordinated he's becoming more daring. He loves jumping off, in, on or around anything that looks fun.

The best part of getting pictures of him jumping are the landing pictures. Perfect for Halloween!

Scary huh!? It doesn't help that it's a little blurry so it makes it look like his face melting!

*And yes, he never wears pants.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Let's make like a tree and leaf....

Jordan has been loving the leaves on the ground! I have been loving the weather and smells of Autumn. What a wonderful time of year.

Learning to sit

I couldn't help myself....this was too funny and cute.


I get a funny surprise every morning from Sam because his bedhead hair keeps getting crazier, I never know what to expect.

This was two days ago...the picture doesn't do it justice, his hair was a curly triangle.

This was this morning.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hiking with dad

Jordan and Benji went for a hike in Mantua for their turn-out last Saturday. It was a perfect day for a hike. This is Jordan's charming smile. What a goof.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Some funny Jordan moments of the day....

While Jordan was eating lunch I asked him, "Are you ready for a nap after lunch?" He didn't respond so I asked, "Are you tired, Jordan?" Nothing. "After lunch we're going to go upstairs and take a nap." Nothing. "Jordan, are you ready for a nap?"
Finally Jordan responds with, "This is annoying."

We picked up Benji from work today and as we were passing the Brigham City Tabernacle (Jordan's favorite landmark in Brigham) he noticed that the tabernacle was hidden by trees for a few seconds. He concluded, "the Tabernacle is a ninja!"

At dinner Jordan said he was done eating so Benji told him he needed to take two more big bites. After eating his last bites he started smacking his lips repeatedly then stopped to say, "that's what a squirrel says."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Jordan's turn-out to the airport

Jordan had a lot of fun looking at the planes. This turn-out idea was all his. He's getting creative.


Jordan and Benji just left on their turn-out to go to the Brigham City airport. I had to hurry and snap a picture of my cute pilot before they left.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Whose phone is it?....

(The answer is on the phone...)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Halloween decorations

Last year I bought some Halloween decorations on clearance and was so excited to use them this year, but there was a big problem. The decorations I bought are yard decorations and I don't have a yard, but because I love them I improvised.

I bought two pots on sale for $3 and bought black, orange and purple paint.

Add some dirt, painted rocks and about an hours time and you get these......

So this pot needs some work on the inside. I'll get to that later....

Aren't these bats the cutest guards to a haunted house a little family of ghouls could hope for. (I couldn't help myself....)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Comforters, pillows, tents and temples

The other night Jordan woke up crying. I went in to see what was wrong only to find a frozen, icy, shivering little boy in his bed. The poor kid was SO cold. He usually sleeps with his two blankets which he lovingly named, "cozy dog" and "cozy frog" but apparently they aren't enough. So the next day I went and purchased him a big comforter and pillow so he can be tucked in every night. He was pretty excited. Here he is trying everything out for the first time.

Here is a picture of the awesome tent we built for General Conference today. Jordan was having fun sitting inside, but he wasn't too happy about the picture.

And last, but not least.....
Brigham City is getting a temple!!! (We are excited and can't wait!)