Saturday, November 28, 2009

Recent Events

We have done a lot of fun things lately but I have just been a slacker on blogging about it. My brother James and his wife Allison were in town this last week for Thanksgiving so we were able to do many things while they were here. Instead of posting a bunch of short blog entries I am just doing one big one with all the pictures and videos. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We went to Wheeler Farm and saw lots of animals. Shawn's favorite part was still the tractor.
Shawn helped me decorate the tree for Christmas. "Shawn, open your eyes and smile"....
how Shawn interpretted the request

Reading the book, I Am a Child of God, to Santa
Playing tetherball with cousin Jack

First merry-go-round ride. Of course he had to pick the dragon instead of the horses.

Shawn and I went four-wheeling with some of my family. Shawn was not too sure about the helmet and goggles, but he seemed to enjoy "going fast". However, the next day he was telling me about it and said in reference to the "hammer" (helmet) on his head that "it no fit"

For part of the time we rode in the back of this side-by-side

Love this picture

Watching a movie with the boy cousins on Thanksgiving

We went to This is the Place park with some of my family. Shawn loved the "choo choo" ride even if you can't tell from this picture.
Shawn, Aunt Tiff, Natalie

I just had to take a picture of this house. They said it is 8 feet by 8 feet and it was for a family of 9. My question is, how did they have 7 children when they all slept in the same tiny room? ;)

Shawn loved the wood train.

They had a really cute childrens area with these small houses. Shawn has not happy that all the doors were locked.

He really tried to get into this one.

At the entrance

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Heather!

Happy 27th Birthday Sweetie! I hope you have a really great day even if we don't officially celebrate until Friday. Thank you for all that you do for me and Shawn. I love you more with every year that passes. "Volim Te!" Shawn says, "I Love You", too.
Happy Birthday!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Shawn's going to be a big brother #2 is on the way. I had my three month appointment today and we got to hear the heartbeat for the first time. Everything is going well and looking good. I am due in the middle of May. I am starting to feel better so hopefully the "morning' sickness phase will be done soon. We are really excited and can't wait for the new little baby to join the family.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

We had an interesting Halloween this year. We were supposed to have a ward Halloween party, but they canceled it due to the large amount of sick kids. Then Friday we had a couple parties we were planning on going to. First was my dad's work party, which included a whole afternoon of activities and trick or treating around the office. Then that night was our family Halloween party at J.P. and Jessica's. Well about an hour before we were supposed to leave for the work party Shawn threw up. He had been fine all morning, but started whining and wanting me to hold him. I thought it was because I had been running around getting things ready all morning instead of playing with him. I decided to sit down and hold him for a little while before we left. Right when I put him on my lap he exploded. We spent the rest of the day on a towell on the floor watching movies. We missed all the parties. Luckily Shawn was completely better the next morning so we were able to do some fun things on Halloween and we went out trick-or-treating. I think Jon would have been more sad than Shawn if he didn't get a chance to wear his Rubix Cube costume.

Our neighborhood was crazy. We bought a 150 piece bag of candy. It was GONE by 7 PM. I ran to the store and bought a couple more regular size bags. Right when I drove back into the driveway, Jon was giving out the last piece of Shawn's candy he had gotten. Let's just say it was different than our Boise neighborhood where we only got 5 kids all night last year. 5

The boys getting ready to head out trick-or-treating.

Going to the first house

We had to tell Shawn a couple times not to open the people's doors. He still stood right up against the doors, which didn't go well at the house with the hyper dog.

First piece of candy... I think he likes this idea
I was a Lite-Brite (Jon and I were 1980's games)
Passing out candy

Family Halloween photo.

2nd cousin Saddie came to visit a couple days before Halloween