Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Good Times

We found this on sale at Target last week, thanks to my sister Amy, the bargain hunter! It has been absolutely wonderful with two kids. I highly recommend it! It's great because Lincoln (or a car seat) can be in the front, and Jack can either sit or stand up on the back of it. Sweet!

Lincoln has become such a poser when we whip out the camera.


The boys and I went to a place called Rawhide Saturday morning while Doug went on an overnight rafting trip with some of the guys from church. Since admission was free, here was the only thing we spent money on: a horse ride for Jack.

Once again, a couple poses from Lincoln.


Today, we looked for a new sticker book for Jack. He LOVES those. But not just the kind that has stickers in it, and you can put them anywhere. He likes the ones where the stickers have an actual place to go in the book. Target was a strike out, and Barnes & Noble had some, but they were pricey. We decided to go to the splash pad afterwards that opened this weekend. We got to 90 today, so Jack thought it felt great, if you can't tell.

And Lincoln thinks morning naps are lame all of a sudden. Granted, he has a cold and two teeth coming in (one a molar.) Here he is right before he zonked.
Here's Jack enjoying the splash pad.


And lastly, we found a nearby park that has some ducks. We went and fed them some bread, and one of them wasn't shy AT ALL about coming up and taking the bread out of Jack's hands. Yikes! (By the way, I didn't notice that he was wearing Lincoln's shorts until after they came out of the wash. No wonder they were so short on him!)

(I'm having problems posting the video right now, so check back later.)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Oh How The Days Go By

First off, I am BEGGING for some advice! So, before we moved here, our boys would both sleep until 7 or 7:30. And EVERY day since we've moved here, it has been between 6 and 6:30. HOW DO WE MAKE IT STOP? We still put them down at the same time we did in Utah, but they're sleeping an hour less. I've tried not having Jack nap during the day, and that doesn't help. It's hard to keep Lincoln up any later because he's just so tired when 7 hits. What's the solution here?

Anyway, here are our most recent pics. We caught this snapshot out of our window. Anyone have an idea of what kind of birds these are? We see them often.

Jack still loves his 4-wheeler

It turns out that Jack gets SO hot when he sleeps! Here's some proof:

Here was one of our picnics last week. We have a green patch right outside our front door that we laid a blanket on. Jack loves any excuse to be outside!

Lincoln is so happy eating any human foods now! And also loving the 80 degree weather.

I told Jack to move his cup so I could take a picture, and then he puts his hand in front of his face while giggling. What a kiddo!

Here are the boys in their matching Wall-E PJ's right after baths. They needed some with shorts. I was surprised Lincoln's 2T ones fit him so well!

Here was Lincoln this morning. He stood up all by himself on this stool. He's a quick learner!

Jack found my 'do rag in my drawer and wanted it on. This led to the pirate costume below, using Mr. Potato Head earrings.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Recent 2-Year Old Sayings, Uncensored

Jack has started telling Doug and me to, "Come on!" when he wants to go somewhere or when we're going too slow.

We were at Wal-Mart the other day when out of the blue, he touches my chest and says, "Boobies!" followed by a couple giggles. Uh... WHERE did he learn that word?! And what are you supposed to tell him? He is right, after all. I tried shooing his hand away and saying, "Chest. That's mommy's chest." I tried explaining that girls have bigger chest than boys. Last night, he points at them and says, "Big boobs," and tries lifting my shirt up. I had to push his hand away (through my laughter) and explain that we don't do that, and that they are chest (and also thanked him for noticing something pretty non-existent.) Then he lifts his own shirt up and says, "Baby chest, mommy. Baby chest." What a character!

I'm not sure where he got a fright for monsters, but whenever a room is dark, he points and says, "Monsters." We always tell him that monsters are fake. However, being the mean mom that I am, I wondered what he'd do if I played along (mostly to see if he was just playing, or was really scared.) He was standing there, holding my door open, pointing out of my room the other day, saying, "Monsters!"
I said, "Where?"
He said, "Out there."
I gasped and said, "Look! A monster!"
He pushes my door shut as hard as he could, and starts running toward me with the most scared expression I've ever seen him make. Turns out there's a real fright there. Even after watching Monsters, Inc. But when we watch that, he points to them and says, "Nice monsters. Nice!" Almost as if he's trying to convince himself. And sometimes, we'll be going into his room, and out of nowhere, he'll say, "See? No monsters! See?"

I'm sure there will be many more to come.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Welcome to Arizona!

Here's my last girl's night (planned for a week or two before we left) with some of my favorite girlfriends in Utah. I had a blast, and can't wait to go back for another one! I will miss you all, my girls! Keep in touch!

Two days before we planned on leaving, I had taken Jack with me to run some last-minute errands to 4 different places. Stop #2 was at JC Penney at the mall. We were almost all the way up the escalator, when I stepped up next to him, instead of behind him. Just then, he tried taking another step, slipped, and fall backwards. The step his head hit had cut it open. This is the second time I've been with Jack when he's cut his head open. I felt AWFUL!! Since it's on the back of his head, Doug's doctor friends said there was no need to take him in since the bleeding was stopping, anyway. We put a gauze pad on it and this wrap around his head. A couple people thought he was dressing like an indian!

This was the first picture I took while in Arizona. Linc has started table foods, and was enjoying these so much that I had to snap a photo!

These boys love their wagon here!

Lincoln is addicted to this first step, and now the ones to follow! I figured he'd be okay on just that one step, but then... see that bruise on his forehead? Yup, he got that by falling off the first time he climbed up. No more stairs for you, Lincoln! I feel like the worst mom sometimes.

A couple outside shots by our house. This one is the view we have from our sliding door on our room (no deck, just a sliding glass door). I can't believe I live in a place that has palm trees! I've never lived somewhere before with them, so I'm LOVING them!

Here's a view of our front porch of our townhome (and Jack exploring):

We can hardly keep Jack indoors here. The weather has mostly been in the 70's since we got here. And they have a few ponds in our community that supposedly have fish in them, but we have yet to see any fish. You can do catch-and-release fishing, but I haven't seen anyone do that yet.


Here's a rare moment when Jack lets Lincoln near him. See what Lincoln is doing? No wonder Jack doesn't like him nearby!

Lincoln will use ANYTHING to help him stand up now!

I know you've seen all this furniture before, but here's our layout in the family room:

And a small view of the kitchen

And the next two are of our room


I love that I didn't have to photoshop this picture at all. I love this kid!

I love these ones too! (these were taken on our porch while having a picnic lunch out there today)

And here's just a little clip of Jack pulling Lincoln around in the wagon. We don't have a yard, but this green area right outside our front door is nice for Jack to play in.


We love Arizona and love the weather so far! We've met a lot of people in our ward here, and have been very warmly welcomed. We even had help getting a baby-sitter for last night so we could go to an adult's only BBQ. The food was SO good, and the weather has been absolutely beautiful. I know it won't last, so we're trying to enjoy it while we can.