Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We made this turkey for FHE this week. Andrew has carried it around ever since. We then took turns saying what we were thankful for.

Dave-Andrew and Katie
Katie-Dave's job (espescially in this scary time!)
Andrew-Lights! (I was so surprised he actually came up with something.)

So Dave and I were some of the crazy that went shopping this morning. Being the awful parents we are we woke Andrew up at 4:45am and went to Walmart. It was so out of control. Neither Dave or I had ever seen anything that bad. So we quickly just got back into the car and went to Target. I got in line while Dave and Andrew went for breakfast. I had a blast at Target because I was part of the craziness and I got what I wanted, a new vaccuum. Then we headed over to Big Lots, which had already been open for about half hour and by some miracle we got the $5 Tickle me Cookie Monster! It was the only one on the shelf and when we went to pay for it the lady said that everyone in line at 6am was coming to buy that so she didn't know how we got it! We brought Andrew home and he wanted nothing to do with sleeping so Dave and I took turns taking naps, but when we left to meet my family for lunch he was out the moment he got in the car. You would think he is wearing the glasses to be cool but I think he choose to wear them so he could fall asleep without Mom or Dad knowing.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

All Aboard the Choo-Choo Train

Good thing we bought him a train set for Christmas! You have to commend the 21 months old little brain for coming up with his own make shift train which he pushed around for an hour tonight.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Wall-er...

So I haven't blogged in forever, I blame it on the fact that so many of my friends and family update their blogs so often I easily get my blogging fix. Sorry! Here is what has been going on lately (meaning, here are some things that I have taken pictures of in the last weeks thinking, "I should blog about that.")

A couple of Sundays ago Andrew really wanted to sit down and read books. I happily obliged because who can say no to your kid wanting to read. He sits down in my lap with a few of his favorites and within two minutes he has already turned the pages so fast that I could hardly get the first word out from every page. I quickly became frustrated and sent him over to his Dad's lap to read. And there he sat, contentedly listening to every word on every page. I am telling myself he just liked hearing from some one different for a change!

Smith's had one of its 10 for 10 sales so I decided to get these great jugs of water for $.50 each to add to the food storage. They have been lined up, stacked in the hall for about a week. Put there as a suttle reminder to Dave that they needed to be in the basement. Last night Andrew carried each one individually into the living room. By the end he was so tired, yet so determined he began rolling the waters until he had them exactly how he wanted them.

And last, but not least, Santa visited Dave and I early this year. We got our new TV and the HD reciever comes tomorrow. Just in time for everyone's most important program of the year.... BYU vs. Utah!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Elections

So I know I haven't shared any opinions about the elections but I did have some things I was thinking about since the conclusion last night. I voted for John McCain, largley based on some simple beliefs that I have, for example abortion. When I was watching the election coverage last night I thought to myself, I do not want to feel bad/sad that John McCain lost, espescially for my child. I need to show that even though who we wanted to win didn't, doesn't mean we can't turn around and support the good things that Obama brings to the table. Obama is going to be our president for at least 4 years. He seems like a good man and what he needs most is our prayers. It felt so good to face these facts and not have to feel impending doom. I am tired of hearing "The world is falling apart and we are all going to live horrible lives!" (Okay, not really a quote but wanted to emphasize what I feel.) What kind of mother would I be if I raised my child in that kind of attitude and atmosphere! Staying positive and fighting for what you believe in is most important. I think my sister-in-law Janet who has a great way with words said it best. Thanks Janet, for sharing.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween, finally!

Here are some pictures of the Halloween festivities!

We carved our pumpkin Monday night. As soon as the top came off and Andrew could smell the pumpkin he made a noise like he was going to gag and we became very clear that he was going to have nothing to do with it. After we got it carved I bribed him with a cookie to sit near it for a picture.

On Halloween day we went to Grandma Bev and Grandmpa Les's for lunch and fun with cousins. Andrew enjoyed himself running around with his cousins but I did find him once sitting on the couch next to Uncle Scott watching football. I had to drag him outside to continue in the Halloween festivities! On Halloween night Andrew enjoyed passing out the candy but didn't understand why he had to come back inside instead of going out with other kids. Mandy, Martin and the girls came over around 7 and Andrew was finally let out to go Trick-Or-Treating. As you can tell by the picture he was ready to run out the door and get candy, he was not going to pose for a picture!