Friday, May 20, 2011

Father/Son Campout

This year was the second year that Jack got to go on the father/son's camping trip that our ward does each year. We thought Lincoln was still a little young, so he stayed home with me and we had a date at McDonald's. Here's the tent all set up:


And the making of the campfire...

Jack was daring and was imitating Kung Fu Panda...




Um... Harry Potter, maybe?



Making funny faces in the sleeping bag, and watching a movie on the laptop before bed

Doug said he got cold a few hours before they got up, and he snuggled right in to Doug's sleeping bag, which didn't leave Doug sleeping very well. Doug said that when they had a last call for breakfast, Jack was still sound asleep. He looks pretty cozy!

As you know, they LOVE their bikes! Lincoln was giving Jack a ride on his the other day. They both thought it was pretty funny.

Lincoln's classic face on his bike

A little dinosaur fun

And my sleeping baby

For probably about 6-8 months now, Lincoln has been saying the phrase, "No, gaga!" It's just a funny little thing he says every so often that he thinks is pretty funny. I finally caught a "no, gaga!" conversation/laugh fest on tape. You also catch a glimpse at the end of Jack teaching his brother "naughty" words. Stinker!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Easter/Visit From G & G Nelson

Grandma caught wind that Jack and Lincoln were always fighting over Jack's "bike," which is basically a big wheel. She was nice enough to buy Lincoln his own Cars bike. They have both enjoyed having their own big boy bikes now!


And Doug finished Jack's Batman bed. It turned out great! Grandma made him this blanket to go with it. And grandpa helped Doug make a little shelf between Jack's head and the wall. It's a perfect spot for Jack's clock, where he can now recognize the number "7," so he knows not to get out of bed before 7:00.

We discovered this place called Organ Stop Pizza, and it is absolutely amazing! They have 5,500 pipes, and this one guy controls the piano, organ, drums, dancing cats, etc. We thought Lincoln might be a little scared because the organ is pretty loud, but they both loved it! They were dancing a lot of the time! Their pizza was pretty good, too! We put in a request for him to play Star Wars, but they didn't do it. Sorry, Jack.

Jack fell asleep in this position on the way there


Here's the organ as it descends into the floor





And here's a quick video of them dancing as they listened to the organ. We highly recommend this place to anyone!



Happy Easter! The boys woke up searching for their basket in the house. Do you guys hide the baskets? Or do you place them outside their bedroom door? Doug grew up with the former, and I grew up with the latter. Here's Lincoln checking out what the Easter Bunny left.
Jack found a Batman coloring book in his basket!
"What? You mean there's candy inside these? Sweet!"

Lincoln wasn't super interested in looking for eggs

And the Easter bunny left us Shrek Forever After! Awesome.

Gwen and I made some ham, jell-o, pineapple glaze, broccoli with cheese sauce, and...
I saw that Rhodes Rolls had this cute little recipe to make duck rolls! We took a stab at it, and I think they turned out okay for first-timers.
We took grandma and grandpa to the Scottsdale train park. Here are the boys enjoying the train ride. Lincoln wouldn't sit with anyone but me (he has become quite the mama's boy, which I have to admit, I love.)
On the way home, we stopped by the Mesa temple, and discovered that they have a visitor's center! We hadn't seen that before. Lincoln was holding onto me so tight when I got by this Christus statue. He was a little unsure about it.
Thanks, Kevin and Gwen! We had so much fun with you guys!

And we reached 90-degree weather a couple days last week. Here we are trying out our little baby pool on the patio.
And laying out in the afternoon sun

And a random picture of my boys loving on each other... which you will usually miss if you blink.