Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day, and some random pictures

These are the Valentines Dani made for the kids to bring to their classroom. Dani also helped kiddos make Valentines boxes for their friends to put valentines into. Jacob made a Valentines monster. Claire made a Valentines chicken... because nothing says I love you like a chicken!
A game Liam likes to play is to turn his head sideways. He'd been doing it a while, and so we started imitating him. He thinks it's funny... and it probably looks funny to someone looking in the window to see the parents and the 5-year-olds all with their heads sideways trying to get Liam to join in the game!

I'm realizing that we get a lot of cute pictures of babies in their bumbos. They don't spend nearly as much time in their Bumbos as this blog would make it seem!
And, Kate in a bright green bowl.
Babies in a box. In their Bumbos. Yeah, there are a lot of pictures of babies in their Bumbos.
Kate is really funny when she eats. It is a very social experience for her. She opens really wide, but then gets easily distracted. Tonight, she was turning away and trying her hardest to ignore me calling her in a high pitched voice, but I could see her cheeks getting higher as she was smiling. It was funny.
Liam LOVES to eat! He is focused on his food and is very satisfied throughout.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Conversations with Jacob tonight

Jacob said there were pictures of presidents on the $1 and $5 bills. When asking who it was on the $1 bill, my dad explained it was President George Washington, and that he was the first president. Jacob asked, "Was he president when Adam was there?"

Before Jacob said our family's prayer before bed, I was reminding him to pray for Andrew, who is on a mission in Houston. He asked, "Why, did he get a bad report?" I went on to explain that we can ask Heavenly Father for righteous desires, and he asked, "Can I ask for another baby?" ... "Well, Jacob, don't we already have 2?" Sure enough, he did pray that we could have another baby. At least it was singular!

Jacob needed to know what letters made the CH sound. He wanted to know how to spell the word "chother" (as in, e chother).

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Epic Ski Trip!!!

For Christmas, Dani gave me an awesome present - a ski trip to Utah! I flew in Thursday, got to watch the BYU-Gonzaga game in the student section, and take part in this. The atmosphere was awesome, BYU won, and the game was great!!!

Thursday night, I stayed up 4 hours past when the college kids went to bed, until 4:30 am, to finish my work responsibilities (including payroll). We got up, and hit the slopes! T was able to find a little powder in a few places, so we went there a bunch of times. It had been a few years since I'd gone skiing, and I was playing catch up to T the majority of the time!
Friday night, we spent in Park City. Turns out, there was a World Cup Aerials event there. We went up there and stayed for the majority of it, before heading back to the hotel to get some hot tub time and a few ping pong games in.
We spent Saturday skiing until close, then we drove back to Provo, changed, and went to celebrate Grandpa Russ's 90th birthday (how nice of him to plan his 90th birthday for my trip). Russ looked great! He had a lot of family there, and it was great to see them
After the birthday party and some racquetball (T didn't stand a chance... even when I wasn't moving much!), we went to hang out with Hayley. Sunday, after attending fast and testimony meeting at T's single's ward (first time in a while!), we went over to Hayley's again and made sushi... Yum! It was awesome to spend a weekend with Taylor, to spend a little time back at BYU, and to get to know Hayley! It was EPIC!!!

Here are a few videos from the weekend... 360 T!
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BIG, EPIC AIR!!! USA... USA
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At least I survived my big air (maybe with a bit of a limp)... I may have been at least a little encouraged by those hanging around this jump.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH, DANI!!! I LOVE YOU!!!