Saturday, July 31, 2010

He now does it on demand

His crinkle-nosed smile that is.  Well, you have to do it at him first, but he'll readily do it back.  It's great.
And Erin was yelling "Mommy! Hewwp, I stuck!" from her bedroom.  I go in there, yeah, she's just playing around.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Park Playdate

Whoever invented Relief Society park playdates was a genius.  I decided to go today, even though it was kind of hot, and I'm so glad I did.  I didn't realize how much I need to just sit and talk to some other adults until I did. And the kids just loved running around outside with other kids.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I bought a container of strawberries today.  I actually found one where all the berries actually looked good (none were fuzzy or squishy looking) and smelled good.  Last time I bought strawberries I didn't get to them soon enough and they'd spoiled by the time I pulled them out of the fridge, so I cut them up as an afternoon snack after Patrick woke up.

Erin loves strawberries and immediately dug right in.
But Patrick wasn't too sure.  First he had to smell it for a second, then licked it a couple times (on the uncut, and then gnawed a little.
But once he got a taste of the flavor the whole thing went in.
Then Erin wanted me to take a picture of Bunny.  And then had to let Bunny try a strawberry.
Soon they'd emptied my bowl so I had to cut up the rest of the carton.  Too bad Matt didn't get any, they were yummy.  But I only got a couple myself.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Patrick keeps surprising me with more grown-up things.  I don't know why it's so much harder for me that he's growing up so fast than it was with Erin.  Probably because when Erin was this age I was already 5 months pregnant with Patrick.

He's recently started actually coloring, rather than just eating the crayons.
Erin loves her computer game.  Here's she's coloring the whole screen black, and telling me about how good a job she's doing.
I love these giggles!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

friend and rainbows

Thursday night, Aubrey and her family spent the night on their way home from a 3 week vacation.  It was a short visit, but it was very good to see them.  I didn't get many pictures though!
That afternoon it rained, and we got the most spectacular rainbow.  Erin was super excited about it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Good thing Erin has two strollers...

...because when she plays with one, Patrick can play with the other.  ((Or actually, when Patrick plays with one, I can convince her to play with the other ))
And here's one from yesterday morning.  They were watching a bunny down on the grass.  Erin was SO excited!

Monday, July 19, 2010

When it's hot... go play in water.  So that's what we did today.  I admit, I took a 2 hour nap this afternoon while Patrick was napping, because it wore me out too!
Patrick loved being in the spray and got good and wet.
Erin just ran around in circles.  She doesn't really like water spraying on her.
Erin was starting to get overheated so we moved to the lay river part so she could wade in the water.  And I waded, too, leaving my camera in the dry area, so I didn't get any pictures of that, sorry!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Always getting bigger

I decided I was tired of Patrick's big, stained, falling-apart high chair, so I got him a big-boy booster seat.  He actually loves it.  I think he likes not being separated from the rest of the family like he was, and it's a little bit easier for him to get down on his own too.
He looks so grown up.  It almost makes me want to cry.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dinner at the park

We were invited to a barbeque in the park on Monday evening, and the kids loved playing!