Thursday, September 25, 2014

"I love power rangers"

"Power Rangers are the best people! They are awesome!"--David

If someone had told me 25 years ago that I would one day be playing Power Rangers, I would have called them crazy.  And now it is my life.  At least I don't have to be the "mooger" (bad guy).  Tanner always gets to play that role :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

"You got sad at me"

A classic David tantrum right here.  

It's Raining!

Epic rainstorms here in AZ.  Epic once in a lifetime rain around here.  And we loved every second of it!

Except for Maggie.  I don't think she liked it at all, poor girl.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Wyoming style! We stopped at a McDonald's in Evanston, WY on our Utah trip and Carden and David were both so confused.  "What are those, Mom?" Ha ha, looks like we need to ride a few more horses around here. 

An oldie but a goodie...

 Cause there is no shame in walking home with only a shirt on. No shame at all.

 From Sep 2013

Monday, September 8, 2014

We made it...

to Utah! It's only been two and a half years. Oops.  So we had a busy busy week, of course trying to cram everything into 10 days, but it was worth it and the kids had a blast.  They were very very happy to be home though and not driving. They were troopers though and did great!

We first went to Lehi, where Josh lived during high school. We went to American Fork Canyon and played in the freezing cold water. The boys loved it though!

So after the reunion, we made the trek to Manila to hang out with Grammy and Grandpa.  We went to Dinosaur Land in Vernal, camping, and played at the elementary school gym every night.  The kids loved it all but I think their favorite was the gym.  

Dinosaur Quarry.  Behind them is a mountain of dinosaur bones. If only the boys knew what they were looking at...

Fishing at Sheep Creek and Moose pond. The boys loved loved the fishing.  Even though they didn't catch anything they wanted to go again and again.

The boys loved going to Utah, but I think they can wait to go back.  They still need to forget how long the car ride was.  

Tanner-9 months

I'm a little behind on this, and I'm tired of his well-visit paperwork on the counter, so it's time for me to blog!

Tanner at 9 months:
Length: 28.5 in- 52%
Weight:18 lbs., 2 oz- 28%

So this crazy kid grew 4 inches since his last check up. I thought for sure the nurse's assistant made a mistake so I measured him again at home and he did in fact have a huge growth spurt.

Let's see what else he's been up to...

Walking! Tanner started taking his first steps while we were in Utah and 9 1/2 month.  He was officially walking a couple days before he turned 10 months.  And I haven't had a chance to sit down since then.

He loves to throw his toys in the garbage and the toilet, and any bucket/box he can get his hands on.

He still isn't sure about the whole food thing, but is definitely making progress.  He likes spaghetti, lasagna, yogurt, and pasta salad.  I'm afraid I have a carbs lover.

He loves the stairs.  One day I was doing laundry and Josh was downstairs with the kids.  I didn't realize he came up and I hear David talking so went to investigate.  David had moved the ottoman blocking the stairs and was coaching him all the way to the top of the stairs.  "come on Tanner you can do it!" In my panic I didn't appreciate just how cute it was.  He's now learning how to go down as well.

He thinks the dishwasher is awesome.

He loves to be the "scary sea monster" and chase after his brothers while they run screaming from him.

Have I mentioned he loves the toilet?  Like a lot.  He is my only kid to spend this much time with his hands in the toiler.  Gross.

He still wakes up several times a night.  Boo.

But look at this face.  How can you get mad at this?