Monday, February 28, 2011

Check it out

Check out the commercial Greg made for Tobacco Road Outfitters. It is playing on the Discovery Channel here. :) Many of you may recognize Jeremy Mills in it too.

Good Work Sweets!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We have a seven year old!

Parker turned 7 on the 10th and was on track-out from school. We invited his whole first grade class and went to a giant indoor playground called rainbow play spaces. They make and sell outdoor play equipment and furniture and have this room to rent for birthday parties. Since his class was on track-out, we had the party on his actual birthday (a Thursday) during the day and it was much cheaper - hooray! Also hooray for buy one get one free cupcakes at Lowes that week. :) The kids had a blast playing, took a break for star wars cupcakes, and then went back and played some more! They were excited to see each other because school had been out for 2 weeks.

We did the yearly birthday tradition of watching the next episode of Star Wars. We were on Phantom Menace this year and Parker was soooo excited. He loved it when Darth Maul fell in the pit and he loved the speeder races.

Happy Birthday to our big sweet guy. Love you oodles and bunches!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Elementary School Valentine's Day memories

Let's have fun sharing. What is your best (this could also mean worst) elementary school valentines day memory?

I walked Parker into school on Valentines day and it was so cute to see everyone with their little bags and shoe boxes full of valentines. One of the teachers in the hall said "There is nothing better than the kindergarten and first grade halls on Valentines Day. It all goes down hill from there." :)

Ok, my most memorable Valentines Day memory from Elementary school happened in 3rd grade. There was a boy named Mark Stone who chased me on the playground sometimes and who I thought was cute. My friend and I sometimes tried to play football with the boys (but I don't think they ever passed it to us). Anyway, I knew that this Mark liked football. Well it was Valentines Day and I happened to have a shiny golden football sticker in my collection and I took it out of my sticker book and put it in my pocket to bring to school and give to him. Later that day after recess when we were lining up to go back inside the classroom I got up the courage to give it to him and he tore it into pieces and threw it on the the ground and his friends laughed. True Story. hehehehe!! I wish I had a scanner. In my third grade class picture I am standing by him, lol.

A Blessing!

A couple of weeks ago Liam was blessed. It was a beautiful blessing and day and we love having him in our family! I was glad that Greg's dad and my dad were able to be there. So much of my family and their families were sick and my poor mom even had a newly broken rib (the perils of yard work! ;) Greg's best buddy Rob that he grew up with was able to come and some friends in the ward helped out too. We had our wonderful neighbors there to celebrate with us also and an associate of Greg's. Liam wore the same outfit that Parker wore and that Greg wore 36 years ago. It is holding up surprisingly well! It is amazing that 15 minutes before church we had a major diaper blow out and had to quickly wash and dry the outfit again. Why does this always seem to happen at the most inopportune times?! :) To make mamma sweat that's why. Thank you Oxyclean. Whew.

Here's our angel in his whites. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fun Valentines Art Project

Compliments of Martha Stewart. These look fun, I am going to make them with the kids tomorrow. Happy Heart making!

Directions: Begin with a 12-by-16-inch sheet of waxed paper. Fold it in half along its length; unfold. Deposit wax-crayon shavings (made with a handheld pencil sharpener) evenly but not thickly across one half of the paper. Fold the clean half of the paper over the shavings. Crimp the three open edges with a 1/2-inch fold to hold the shavings. Protect your ironing surface with kraft paper. Place the waxed paper on the kraft paper, and cover it with another sheet of kraft paper. Iron lightly on medium heat, checking after every few passes. Stop when all the shavings have melted; let cool. Next, trace and cut out hearts of various sizes. String each heart with a silk thread for hanging.

Rock Star Liam

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ma petit cannelloni

My little italian stuffed shell, how I love you.

Liam had his 2 month check-up and is doing great. He is 12.5 lbs and growing bigger every day it seems. We've got the first thigh rolls and the knee dents showing up, I love it! He has dry skin (like my other babies) and soaks up everything I put on him and everything the derm. recommends like a sponge and then is still dry. My pediatrician said to try olive oil so we did and I think it works pretty good! My little italian baby is softer and stays that way longer. :) :)