Sunday, November 23, 2008

This Week...

This week has been fairly uneventful. Not a lot going on. Just enjoying the beautiful weather and looking forward to seeing family at Thanksgiving.

My handsome boys!

This is how we found Alex one night after dinner! Don't ask because we don't know

Alex after his nap! He seems to have enjoyed his sleep.

The boys posing for a picture

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I am Thankful for...

I was reading a friends blog and she was writing things that she is thankful for. I thought I would follow her lead and say what I am thankful for.

I am thankful for a beautiful family.
I am thankful for my wonderful husband who works hard and who serves willingly.
I am thankful for my parents and my in laws who strengthen me and uplift me
I am thankful for sister in laws who are so willing and ready to help me when needed
I am thankful that I made it through this last week.
I am thankful for a wonderful home teacher who so willingly helps with Alex during sacrament.
I am thankful for the angels in my life who knowingly and unknowingly help me and make me want to be better
I am thankful for my membership in the Church.
Most importantly I am thankful for my Savior and his atoning sacrifice on my behalf.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Josh's first serious wound

So I dropped Josh off at the bus stop yesterday and gave him a kiss and a hug as he left thinking I would see him in a few hours. I am home not 30 minutes and I get a call from his aide and a friend of mine Diane. She tells me that Joshy says he fell on the steps on the bus and their is blood all over his shirt. WHAT???? Why didn't the bus driver say anything to any of us? I asked her how bad and she says,"well it won't close up. Why don't you come down and bring him a new shirt and take a look at it." Now me and the sight of blood don't go to well together especially if it is one of my kids. I get to the school and sweet Joshy comes walking up to me and he looks so sad. You can tell he is in pain but he is not crying and he is being so brave. I make myself look at it and think "OW" After some discussion, I decide to take him to the doctor and have him take a look at it and see if he will need stitches. This whole time Joshy is just sitting quietly not really moving or doing anything.
We get to the Doctors office and they take him back and the nurse looks at it and says "Yep he needs stitches, do you want to see it mom?" I shake my head and say, "better if I don't". So they numb him up with numbing gel and then we sit in the room for about 20 minutes waiting for it to get numb. The doctor comes back in and gets everything ready and Joshy is just laying there. From an earlier discussion with the doctor he wants "turtle whiskers". The doctor originally asked him if he wanted wolverine whiskers(that is what Josh was for Halloween). Joshy lays there completely still the entire time he is getting stitches. Not a peep out of the boy. No tears or screaming or squirming. I was quite impressed. Alex saw what they were doing and he said he did not like that. I am with him on that . I can't believe how brave my Joshy was! I am so proud of him.
When he was done he wanted to go back to school. But he stayed home for the rest of the day. needless to say he was the talk of the preschool today when he went back. he got to show off his stitches and he very proudly told me that he got to be the star helper today and share with everyone and show everyone his stitches.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Our Little Family Picnic

Today, Eric had the day off and so we decided we were going to go on a picnic. We headed up to Bridal Veil in Provo Canyon. The boys had so much fun. They climbed and played in the water. It was great to be able to spend time together. We haven't had a lot of time to do this lately so Eric and I really treasured this day with our boys. The weather was great and the view beautiful. The Fall colors are so amazing. I love to be here in Utah and see all the leaves changing. It was a great day and the boys had tons of fun getting wet and climbing around.
Funny story for the day. As we are driving Alex just keeps saying "hey daddy" and then he just babbles and talks non stop. Well one time he says, "Hey daddy, I got a joke for you." Eric says "okay bud what is it?" Alex says "Why did the cow cross the street?" "Why did the cow cross the street Alex" Alex says "Because he got ranned over and says AAAAAAAHHHHHH!" It was so funny we were all laughing. A 3 year old telling jokes.
On the way home Andrew says out of the blue "You're so sexy" I say "Andrew don't say things like that. You don't even know what it means" Their is a pause and then we hear, "Yes I do it means you're lookin gooooood!" I started busting up and I look over at Eric and he is trying so hard not to laugh because he doesn't want Andrew to see him laughing. BOYS!!

From 2008-11-01 Halloween 08

I don't know what kind of smile I have. Alex was a little scared and Josh was saying cheese I think.

Alex hanging close to dad. Always saying "daddy come on"

My Superheros

Looks like our theme for this year was superheros. I thought they all looked cute and so strong. They will be my protectors always.The day started out with a Halloween parade at school. They couldn't wear their masks but they had a good time.
After school before we went to my brother Joe's house for trick or treating, I decided to let them go around our neighborhood. Well they were running from house to house and all of a sudden here comes Joshy and BAM! He runs right into the electrical box and hits it hard. He hit his face. I guess his mask was covering his eyes a little too much. Poor guy! He decided after that he did not want to wear his mask anymore.
Alex kept his mask on and had a great time this year. The first house that we went to by my Joe's house, he kept grabbing candy. By the time I realized it he probably had 5 or 6 BIG candies in his bag. Little Snackshack was true to his name this Halloween. Notice his pile of candy compared to everyone else.
Andrew had fun as always. They walked up to one house and there was a guy sitting on a bench on the porch and he looked like a goblin. The boys thought he was fake. Well as they get close to him he snorts at them. Talk about screaming! I was a little ways back with Alex and I heard them loud and clear. It was funny. Andrew could not stop laughing, he thought it was cool but also scary.

All the boys ready to go get some candy.

All the loot has been checked and now it is time to trade.

You want Alex to sit happy and quiet, give him some candy

Pumpkins 101

Pumpkin carving this year was done by yours truly. I know they are very generic but it was the best I could do. Eric was at work and so the job was left to me. I ended up getting the seeds and goop out of all the pumpkins.Yeah for me! Alex wouldn't touch it. He apparently remembered from last year that it is gooey. He just kept saying "yucky mom" even before I got his cut open. Josh and Andrew helped a tiny bit but you could tell they weren't really in to cleaning the pumpkins out. So the pumpkins are very basic but the boys liked them so that is all that really matters right.

From 2008-11-01 Halloween 08

Who could resist this cute face?

From 2008-11-01 Halloween 08

Can you tell Andrew is caught in the spider web?