Thursday, March 24, 2011

Growth Spurt All Around

To be honest, I've wanted to do a new post because I'm so excited about the new design on my blog! It makes me happy, yes I pull up my blog just to look at it :)  So I've been thinking and thinking, what can I post about?  I think we're do for an all around update.  Perfect.


I'm two

The other morning he asked for a hot dog for breakfast...I gave in.  He ate two.  So gross.
Yesterday morning we were all lounging on the bed and playing, "who wants to..." some question where we all answer, ME!  Well Sawyer said, "Who's Ollie's best friend?" And I answer all sweet and motherly, "Me!" before I could even finish Ollie yelled so loud, "NOT YOU!!!!!!"  Ouch.
He is really funny, runs everywhere, talks way too much, makes me laugh all day long.  And snuggles.
He spends his days playing outside in the sand, eating so much lately and copying Sawyer.

I'm three

He always needs to be on the go.  He's taken up roller-blading (hehe).  He can actually wear them around the house without falling every three seconds.  When he turns 4 he wants a skateboard, and he says "not the wiggly kind, the straight kind"
We all watched Karate Kid over about a week, twenty or so minutes a day (otherwise I don't think he could have paid attention). He loved it.  So many questions.  We've already re-watched the tournament and I have a feeling we will a lot.
He doesn't like to eat.  What will he eat?  Grapefruit, oranges, any fruit really, cereal, warm sandwiches (paninis) and then most everything else takes a lot of talking and bribery.
He spends his days being spider man, getting anyone willing to wrestle or play fight and playing with his little brother.

I'm busy

I have a lot to do before quilt market in May.  I'm excited, nervous, you name it.  How would you feel about this picture?

While it makes me ridiculously giddy, it also makes me think of a lot of work!!  I think I can I think I can.  The good news is that cute argyle pile is going to my mommy for Easter outfits for the boys (thanks mommy!)  And the car fabric was cut up tonight and some of it going to my sisters.  In May my amazing in-laws are coming to stay with my boys so I can go to market.  I have never left my boys for that long!!  I think I can I think I can.  :)  Would I be a really big nerd if I cry?  

Other than that fabric-y stuff I'm trying to balance it all, including this awesome blog that's changed my life (at least this week!), I cooked all of our meals for the week in 1 hour on Sunday.  Awesome.  


Working hard

Love this guy.  He's busy keeping up on everything.  He's such a good daddy for boys.  The weather right now is still cool enough to play outside working in the yard, playing basketball and soccer.  Esto spends his day at a clinic, hospital or his office...and sometimes his nights too. :)  But I do know that right now he could not be more excited about pretty much anything than Jimmer Fredette and those Cougars!  Elite Eight here we come! :)

Don't forget to see my really cute bird family post-separator :)
Happy Birthday, Aunt Laura!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pouring In

It's spring.  I can leave my back door open.  I feel complete peace and happiness, having the door open, warm sun pouring in, and hearing my kids playing and laughing together.  Even if I'm doing dishes, which I was, it is still so nice.
A fabulous time of year.

And soon it will be ridiculously hot, and our AC will run day and night.  BUT the nice thing about extreme heat compared to snow, I can still go out.  We can still drive to the mall and other fun places.  We can still go outside (at like 9 pm).  And swimming.  We can swim in the morning and in the late afternoon, and nothing makes for a fun way to pass the time like swimming.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

According to Sawyer

E recently took a trip..on a was the conversation over the phone:
(Although this was days into the trip, S thinks daddy is just flying round and round in the sky)

S: did you get chips and drink yet?
S: did you get white pop or orange pop?
S: tell the airplane man to go super duper fast

Every phone call would start with, "Daddy I want you to be home any minute!"

Oliver was climbing onto my parents counter, and then heading toward the stove which was NOT on.
Me: Ollie baby that is not a good idea, get down.
S: Ollie, do you want to be on AFV??? (america's funniest videos)

He stole the camera.  Here's the proof.
Pretty much what he thinks about and does everyday.  Sports, sticks, cars and his brother.

Longest ever

I think this was the longest I ever went between posts (except maybe the first couple).  And truth was, I was in Utah for FOUR weeks!!  And although I could (and do) giggle all day long at the photo of Ollie as AquaMan in the last post, it's best I caught up.

UTAH  Snowy.  Family. Cold.  (What was I thinking?!?  I left AZ and it was in the 70's!!)  I got to see my nephew get his Eagle Scout.  I had girls nights.  I crafted, a lot.  I met with some fabric designer people in prep for Quilt Market.  (SO scary, SO exciting).  I got to see friends.  I had lunch with my mommy and watched murder shows with my dad. :)  Here are some pics I know you can't wait to see! :)

Chuck E Cheese, twice.

Playing with cousins
this would make the best band ever, right?  Ollie thinks so.

My brother Rich and Ollie.  My brothers are identical twins and they think Rich and Dan are the same person, that's why they love them so much because they see "him" twice as much as anyone else.  Shhh, I don't think my brothers know.

Seeing friends, sorry Max, Ruby and Simon, we'll make it happen!

sorry Ash, not one I could use of me!!

My sisters, Amy and Heather.

Finished my car quilt, (and now I'm making it over again)

And cinnamon challenges with my nieces and nephew.  Sorry guys.

Basically, you eat a spoonful of cinnamon.  Apparently (see below) it's very hard to do.  I've never tried (ha!).  It was very entertaining, I highly recommending convincing others to do it.
And yes, there was barf involved.

It was really fun.  I was excited to be back in to my own schedule again, but really sad to not have so much family and friends around.

My sister Heather drove the 12 hours back with me and the boys, and then flew home a day later.  How nice is that?!?  Thanks sister.

Get excited, I plan on more posts, maybe even tonight!!!