Benji's Nintendo DS has a camera on it, and then a function where you can distort your picture. We've had the DS for awhile, but this is the first time we've put our pictures on the computer....can you tell we enjoy it??
"Show me a Scotsman who doesn't love the thistle, show me an Englishman who doesn't love the rose, Show me a true blooded Aggie from Utah who doesn't love the spot........where the sagebrush GROOOOOOWS!!!"
Cute little freshman sister.... Cute little hubby.... funniest sign of the night.....
Nom nom nom... (Can you tell I'm not really in a blogging mood??)
Last night during our Family Home Evening lesson Benji was drawing a picture of heaven and earth for Jordan and explaining that he lived in heaven before he was born. Jordan interrupted Benji and explained that he rode to earth on a blimp from heaven.
I bet you've never seen a child this excited for the tabernacle. He is running full speed for it. This is where he chose to go on his turn-out last Saturday, but that's not a surprise because that's where he usually wants to go. He enjoyed running through the leaves and just being near the beautiful Tabernacle. Lately when we drive by the Tabernacle Jordan gets excited and points it out, then as soon as we pass it he points to every building after that and says, "that's not the Tabernacle!!" all the way home.
My sweet nephew Ryan comes to our house to play on Fridays because his mom works in Brigham at Benji's office. Jordan has loved having someone to play with and it's been good for Jordan to learn to share his toys and have a big boy to teach him important things. (**eh hem**, potty training!)
In the morning they wanted to go outside. I tried to tell them it would probably be too cold, but they convinced me they would be just fine. So we bundled up in coats and hats and out they went. Jordan caved after about 3 minutes, he came inside to inform me he was, "frozen!!" Ryan came in 5 minutes later shivering. So I wrapped them up in warm blankets and gave them hot chocolate to help them become unfrozen. After this they tried to tell me they wanted to go outside again, but I think they just wanted more hot chocolate. So I sent them upstairs to Jordan's room to play. By play, I mean empty every toy bin, toy box, toy shelf, and toy cupboard. Is there any other way to play?
We then decided to go fishing. They picked out the perfect fishing poles (sticks from the ground outside), colored fish, cut them out, and made a "lake".Don't mind Jordan's floods. :)
Yes, I know the fish look like blimps with fins.
Then the boys helped me make banana bread, I measured, they poured. Jordan always loves helping me in the kitchen because he gets to make all sorts of waterfalls--egg waterfalls, flour waterfalls, milk waterfalls, etc.
This is the only way I could take a picture of both of the boys together without Jordan freaking out. They were having a lot of fun jumping for the pictures. Jordan couldn't quite get the timing down, he was always two seconds behind Ryan or one second before.
This is my favorite picture of the day. I'm going to title it, "I guess the sippy cup didn't have a stopper in it."
On Wednesday I spent the morning at Hogle Zoo with my boys, my cousin Camille and her son Jackson. It was a perfect day to go to the zoo. There weren't too many people there and the weather was comfortable and cool. My favorite animal of the day had to be the baby elephant. He was so stinkin cute. After eating and cuddling with his momma he climbed up on a giant ball and posed for the crowd of people for about 5 minutes. He looked like a tiny circus elephant. I have more pictures of animals than I do of my kids this trip because Jordan is getting very difficult to take pictures of. He was being quite the stinker that day. Also, I didn't bring Sam's pacifier with us and he is teething so he was extra grumpy. He did pose for this picture, but mostly because I told him to do a pull up so we could see his big muscles.
This is Jordan growling at the bears--they are his favorite animal at the moment.
Then there was this cutie. He stood in that awkward stance for a few minutes. Doesn't look very comfortable so I don't know what he was doing. I love his knobby knees!!
Looking at the two huge turtles. Jordan loved them.
Camille saved the day with a biter biscuit for Sam. It kept him busy for awhile, but like any biter buscuit it made a huge mess.
Jordan was so excited to ride the train.
Sam, on the other hand, did not like the train. At all!
I love seeing these two together. They are exactly a year apart, so it's fun to remember what Jordan was like a year ago, and look forward to what Jackson will be like in a year. So Camille, when you go back to the zoo in a year look forward to this:
P.S. Thanks for the fun morning Camille, let's do it again soon!!