Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Ok, so Keri tagged me, but I'm going to use Laurie's rules. I like it.
  • Post rules on your blog
  • Answer the six "4" items
  • Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment
4 things I did yesterday
  • Went to Train Museum with Keri and our kids
  • Watched Kung Fu Panda
  • Ate a Jimboy's steak quesadilla...yum
  • Helped Jerry fold laundry after he did 2 loads...what a guy!
4 things I look forward to
  • Christmas
  • Vacation
  • Nate eating without making a ginormous mess. Spell check is actually accepting ginormous.
  • Eating out
4 restaurants I like
  • Red Robin
  • Habit Burger
  • Chilis
  • Johnny Carrinos
4 things on my wish list (in no particular order)
  • A housekeeper
  • A really cool car
  • A beach house
  • A Disneyland lifetime pass and a private plane to hop down whenever
4 favorite TV shows
  • Heroes
  • Lost
  • Jon and Kate plus 8
  • ER
4 people I tag
  • I'm too late...all my friends have been tagged

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Nate!

I can't believe it's been a whole year that we've had this little guy in our lives! We hope you have a great day, buddy! Here's some of our favorite things about Nate:
1. His high-speed crawl
2. How he brightens up and says "da-sa-sa" when he sees the dinosaurs on his wallpaper border
3. The way he points at everything and babbles like you know what he's saying
4. The way he tries to chase his brothers but can never catch them
5. How much he loves to be outside
6. His never-ending appetite for any type of food
7. His blonde bangs hanging in his eyes
8. His big blue eyes
9. His happy clapping
10. His enthusiasm when he greets can never get tired of that!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Soccer Star!

Zach just finished a 6-week soccer class and he totally loved it! You see, Zach is 4 and in every other place in America he could have played soccer on a team this year. Brandon played when he was 4 and we lived in Dixon. But, alas, in Roseville, you have to be 5 and in Kindergarten. So Zach has to wait until next year. Our theory is that since there are already 4700 kids playing in the Roseville Youth Soccer Club, they had to cut out those 4-year olds. Anyway, he was bummed and was glad to start this class. He is really good dribbler and scored a goal about every other scrimmage including once where he scored 2! Way to go Zach! Dad can't wait to coach your team next year!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Toothless Wonder!

Brandon lost his 1st tooth today! So now I guess he really looks like a first grader. He's having fun sticking his finger in the hole, I remember it felt funny when I was a kid. Thanks to my pal Laurie for the tip about dental floss, it worked like a charm. For all you moms waiting for this milestone: when the tooth is really loose you just wrap dental floss around it crossing it in the front, then pull up with the cross. It popped right out and fell on the floor!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Our Drunken Sailor

Well, Nate took his first steps about 2 months ago. Now that he walks more than he crawls I thought I'd (try) and share a video. We'll see if this works. I really can't believe he's going to be 1 next week!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Quotes of the Week

Here's some good ones from the kids lately.

Zach was practicing his scripture for the primary program, "And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the World." I was giving him some advice.
Mom: Don't swallow "Father". Open your mouth and slow down.
Brandon (laughing): Swallow Father? I can swallow him. (He then runs over to Jerry and starts fake biting his arms.)
Mom and Dad laugh hysterically.
Brandon: Can we send that into the Funniest Videos? (He really wants to send something in.)

The kids and I were watching skiers on TV.
Mom: Are you guys going to learn how to ski this year?
Brandon: Yeah!
Zach: Yeah and I'm going to push the super fast button and everyone will eat my snow!

Nate all time: MAMAMAMMAMA

These boys keep us laughing all the time. We love them so much!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Good Bye Daylight Savings Time...

We really love daylight savings's a bummer when it's dark before dinner and we can't play outside after Daddy gets home. We had a farewell trip to the park after dinner the other night. Good-Bye Sun, we'll see you in March!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Our kids had a blast trick or treating last night! They would fill up their buckets and then dump them into Nate's wagon when they got full. The only downside was when at one house 3 dogs got past their owner and chased Brandon (who was already afraid of dogs) halfway down the street. He had been starting to like dogs, but that was a great setback. Memo to dog-owners: Kids ring your doorbell on Halloween. It might be smart to keep your dogs in another room if they are prone to wrestle you to the ground trying to get outside. Duh.

These pictures are actually from Brandon's school carnival and our ward Trunk or Treat. It took a lot of work to get the picture of the 3 boys...Nate kept crawling away so I had to have the boys hold onto him. It kept him still for this split second. Hope you all had a great Halloween!