Sunday, August 31, 2008
So we were just sitting outside enjoying our snack. And we started having a conversation about . . . poop. Jonas has been fond of saying it lately and we have been fond of telling him to stop. And, yesterday or the day before, somehow and someway Jonas' poop ended up on the sidewalk out back. I don't know what happened - did he poop on the sidewalk, did he dump out his poop from his diaper there? I don't know. Luckily I was busy in the kitchen with Emmy and Ben was the one who discovered this mess. Ahhhh, I love those tender mercies of the Lord.
So, anyways, today Miles was asking me if, when I was a kid, I pooped on the sidewalk. I said no (correct me if I'm wrong, Mom). He then asked if Ben did - I again said no (correct me if I'm wrong, Diana). Then Miles started saying, "When Jonas is a daddy his kids will ask him if he pooped on the sidewalk." I chuckled and said, "Well, what will Jonas have to say?" Miles laughed a "yes."
Then Miles started talking to Jonas:
"Jonas when you are big (Jonas - "I am big"), no when you are a daddy, will you tell your mommy, not our mommy, that you pooped on the sidewalk?" Me - "tell your wife." Miles - "Oh, when you are a daddy, Jonas, will you tell your wife you pooped on the sidewalk?"
And, as I have already stated, Jonas' reply,
"Yes I will tell my wife I pooped on the sidwalk."
One day I am going to miss these conversations. And one day Jonas is going to wish I hadn't recorded such conversations. . .
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
It is not a cliche for nothing: truly, boxes entertain and amuse just as much as "real" toys.
Doesn't she just say "Yummy" all over her - literally, too. We love you Emmy dear, Happy, Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Wilson's barf spot (one of several on our carpet).
Headless Emmy. When looking back through his pictures, Miles just busted out laughing when I said, "Hey, it's headless Emmy."
Miles' "new" winter boots.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Miles says this, but lately Jonas has been saying it too and more often.
It usually happens when I say something like "Jonas put your toys away," or "Jonas you're going to have to go to time-out," or "No, Jonas, don't do that to Emmy," or "We don't have Cheerios."
And Jonas will often reply, "No, you can't say that to me." (Really emphasize the can't to get the full Jonas-effect.)
Kids just say the darndest things. I wonder where they come up with them. . .
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
hand in the face, crying baby. . .
tilting babies. . .
yawning boy and no-face boy. . .
i think these ones turned out pretty cute. our boys (and emmy, too, i'm sure) love their cousins. miles talks a lot about katie, emily, and melanie - and now rhett, too. i have great memories of many, many fun times with my cousins and i can only hope the same for my children.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Swimming was a lot of fun. Although no-fat-on-his-bones Jonas tends to get cold no matter how warm the water is.
The boys loved eating and playing out on the back deck.
What darling boys - dare I say pretty boys? We all enjoyed and love little Rhett - he is such a good baby with great parents.
Miniature golfing. The kids were pretty much doing their thing the entire time, but I had fun golfing with my folks.
Me (with Emmy of course), Natalie (cousin), Erin (with Rhett), and Chuck after our race. We ran the 8K 1/2 trail 1/2 road race up in SLC. Due to some confusion as to where the race actually started, we ended up having to run - all uphill, mind you - 1 1/2 miles to the start off the race. We were late, but still ran it and even beat some people. I loved the race - the trail was so fun and the canyon so beautiful. We ended up doing 8 miles, not 8 kilometers. Ha. I'm still sore from the steep climbs and fast downhill.
We went out to dinner and Jonas got butter all over him.
Jonas had a fever on Sunday, but it was short-lived and by Monday it was gone.
Other adventures included a long walk with Grandpa around the marshy area, going to Cabellas (how could we not when Miles specifically prayed that we would go there?), attempting to go on the Alpine Slide in Park City (we stood in line, took the 20-minute ski-lift to the top, when we got there we were told we were on a hold due to rain, then it started lightning and so we couldn't do the slide, so then Ben and I put the kids on our shoulders and hiked down the wet and muddy mountain - ha!), Ben golfing with my dad and Chuck, watching Olympics, eating yummy food made mostly by people other than myself, etc.
We haven't even been back 12 hours and we're already missing it all.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Oh the excitement!
Here they come!
Jonas and Miles launching their boats.
This is what happens when I ask Jonas to put his arm around Miles. Love it.
Silly goofs. Jonas' zucchini broke once we got home. Miles' boat is still sitting on his dresser. . soon to be in the compost bin (when Miles is not looking, of course).
Monday, August 04, 2008
But Emmy is definitely Emmy and marches to her own drum: