Friday, August 27, 2010

Baby Toys

I asked Eli to bring Iris a few small toys to play with


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bad Haiku

I think I want, though
never thought I would like one
A dishwasher. Please?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Olive Oil

Do you use one of these?

Do you know what happens if you fill it to 
the very brim and then shove the lid on?


Eli was so impressed. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Peaceful Easy Feeling

Jeremy and his dad and brothers climbed Borah Peak this past weekend.

Jeremy at the Summit (12,662 ft.)

Jeremy's 55 year old dad climbing down

View from the top

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bike Ride

This past week while Jeremy was on nights, Eli, Iris and I headed over to the lake each evening to walk ride bikes, and uh... stroll in a stroller. 

Eli was much to distracted to just ride his bike.

He petted a soft plant

climbed a tree

posed with the sunset

and rode his bike really, really fast! 

Friday, August 20, 2010

In Which We Harvest Something Besides Lettuce

I am just a bit disappointed in our garden this year. 

We had a frost on June 18th (yes - the 18th of JUNE!) that killed all of my zucchini, most of my squashes and cukes, and seriously stunted everything else. It's growing, but slooooowly... and it is the middle of August!

But we got a few cute little bell peppers. 

(Held by a cute little lady)

I made stuffed peppers. Stuffed with ground turkey and chopped zucchini. (Thank you Susan for the zucchini!)


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Jeremy!

Jeremy and I have been married 6 years today!

I love you honey!

For our anniversary, we are going to go to a movie WITHOUT children, and hold hands. We might even make out... just like when we were in high school! Can't wait!

(p.s. I know this is a pic of my family, but I can't find our wedding pics! Eeeek! No worries, I'll find them!)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer Showers

Different shower, different baby...

Same Momma!


"Hey Mom?"

"Hey what?"

"You know what would be silly?"

"A banana on my head!"

"You are correct, E..." 


Monday, August 16, 2010

Playing With Food

I bought Iris a butternut squash. She loved it. Weirdly. It was her favorite toy.

Yesterday I cut it in half, baked and pureed it to make baby food. 

She loves it. 

I'm afraid to tell her I cooked her squash friend...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hogle Zoo

We went on a little road trip and went to Utah's Hogle Zoo with my sister April and my Dad.

Eli Batman had a blast. 

Iris was impressed by leaves and butterflies. A hippo stampede wouldn't have drawn her attention. 

Eli navigated

He was extremely impressed with the giraffes. 

The rhino, not so much.

The orangutan with his name, downright mean!

Here is my Dad with an elephants rear end...

Eli loved the gorilla

and the playground

the carousel

and the train

All said, we had fun, and Eli has gotten over his
 irrational fear of the zoo!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Feeding Fish

Recently we went to a local pond to feed worms to fish. 

A few of the less intelligent fish got stuck on our fish-feeding hooks. Silly fish! We took them off and tossed them back. 

Eli did most of the worm wrangling

but he did manage to snag this ugly guy.

"Look Mom! This fish has a mustache!"

Iris helped Daddy 

and hung out

I caught fed this monster

We'll be at it again soon... as soon as Eli digs some more worms!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Baby Pudding

Iris has tried (in no particular order... okay, alphabetically)

Green Beans
Rice Cereal
Sweet Potatoes

She has yet to find a vegetable (or fruit) that she won't eat. 

Eli, who as a baby would eat squash and sweet potatoes, and then only in limited quantities, has been trying out her baby food. 
He still loves sweet potatoes. He calls it "baby pudding". I may start making him mashed sweet potatoes, since it's such a challenge getting him to eat veggies! 

(Beets & rice cereal. mmMMmmmm!)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What Did I Say?

I very recently found out that a friend of ours is unable to have 
more kids... something I totally did not know. 

I have been wracking my brain to think if there has been a conversation where I may have said something insensitive 
to her unintentionally...

Kind of stressing over this. 

I am completely the queen of foot-in-mouth, and I remember how hurtful it was when we were having conception and miscarriage problems, and rude family members asked, 
"When are you guys having another baby?" :P

When I was 2 1/2 weeks overdue with Iris, and one day in 
church I got six "Are you STILL pregnants" at church in 
under 5 minutes, I swore up and down that I would NEVER ask a 
pregnant woman that question. Ever. 
And since then, I have caught my self almost saying it.


Gotta watch my mouth!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sleepy... again

It took Daddy (and Woody) a very long time to get this girl down! 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Turkeys and My Corn

Turkey in the straw, (doo dep, doo dep)

Turkey in the... hey....

Saturday, August 7, 2010

So Much Energy...

I don't know where he gets it, but after a day like this, I'm pooped! 

Yesterday was Jeremy's work party. 

Eli had hot dogs, 

played in the bouncy castle

Rode the train... 

a bunch...

Tried cotton candy for the first time, and got his face painted

Attempted the bungee run

And Batmanned (yes that is a verb) everybody in sight. 

I'm sure at work, everyone will be asking each other, 
"Who was that masked kid anyway?"

Time for a nap!