Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We moved Tiff into her BYU dorm this morning. I can't believe she is old enough to go to college. I feel like I was just moving in as a freshman and Tiff was 10-years-old. Crazy how fast time goes. It was so much fun to be back at the dorms and remember all the fun/good times I had there. Freshman year was the best. I wonder if they would let me move in too....

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Shawn's birthday party was this morning. Luckily we had good weather, nobody was sick, and almost everyone was able to make it. For the last couple of weeks I have been planning all these games and activities for the kids, but then realized that kids 2 years and under aren't going to do organized activities well. Therefore, we set out a bunch of toys for them to play while the adults visited. Shawn was given a lot of wonderful presents and he is so excited to play with all of them. Thanks everyone for coming and helping Shawn have a great birthday!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Shawn

My little boy turns 2 today. I can't believe how fast the time goes. He is such a sweet and good boy. He has brought so much joy to our lives and he keeps us laughing. You never know what he is going to come up with next. We love you Shawn, Happy Birthday!!

First day of life

Proud daddy

Mother & son

1st Birthday (party #1)

1st Birthday (party #2)

There are a lot of things that Shawn loves to do. Here is a list of his favorite things:

-Playing with blocks
-cars and trucks
-throwing rocks in water
-anything to do with water
-helping me cook, vaccuum, and do laundry
-nursery (he now cries when we go to pick him up because he doesn't want to leave)
-Disney movies
-Going to the playground

Things he hates:

-waking up
-brushing his teeth

Roasting Marshmallows

loves water

Throwing rocks

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We bought a house!!

Well it isn't finalized. We are supposed to close in the middle of Sept. As long as everything goes as planned this house will be ours. We are so excited. It is exactly what we were looking for. Actually, we weren't looking to buy a brand new house, this one just kind of fell into our laps and it is an amazing deal. It has 3 bedrooms 2 1/2 bathrooms. There is also a basement, but is isn't finished. We love the neighborhood, the house, the whole area. We actually went to the ward last Sunday and it was all young couples and there were about 1,000 kids under 10. :) When we went to the house tonight to take pictures we could hardly drive down the street because there were so many kids out playing. If it somehow doesn't work out, you will probably want to avoid me for a while because I will be so sad/mad.
Our first house
The houseKitchen view #1
Kitchen view #2

View of Living room from the kitchen (there is a sliding door you can't see to the right out to the yard)

Entry way

Loft upstairs with door to laundry room
View from loft
Master Bedroom

Walk-in closet

Master bath. Wahoo!!

Open area on side of house

Side yard
Back of house

Entry way windows
View from front yard- if you look at the bottom of the picture you will see a grassy area. That is the 14 acre park/playground.

Front Yard

View of mountains from the park
Park that is super close. The elementary school is across the street from the park
The park

Friday, August 7, 2009

It's for reasons like this that we make sure to check on Shawn before we go to bed.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

$2 Tuesdays

We went to the dinosaur museum on Tuesday to take advantage of their $2 Tuesdays. It was a lot nicer getting in for $4 instead of $20. I told Shawn early in the day that we were going to meet daddy after work to go see dinosaurs. The only thing he said the rest of the day was "daddy roar (dinosaur) go". Shawn had a blast and was very sad when we had to leave. Good thing his daddy is such a softy and bought him a blow up dinosaur to take home.
There weren't many adults as excited as Jon to play with the sand/water

Saying "hi" to another dino

Lot of fun things for kids his age

Not intimidated at all....simply a "big fish!"

Diggin' for dinosaurs (poor kid kept having to fight off older kids to keep his brush)