Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Walk It Out
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday I made him his traditional birthday dinner: lasagna. We waited until the boys were in bed so we could actually enjoy the meal. (It worked so well that we decided we should do that more often.) Saturday morning, Bart went to put some air in one of the tires on our Mitsubishi, and found a screw in it. So he spent the morning of his birthday buying new tires. Not quite what he wanted to do with his birthday, but hey, he got two new tires for his birthday!
Also, it would have been nice if the Gators could have won on his birthday. Oh well, what can you do?
Happy Birthday Bart! I LOVE YOU and I'm so glad that I've been able to share 4 1/2 years of your 27 years with you.
Ky & Kade help Daddy open his gifts
Ky & Kade cheer when daddy blows out all the candles!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Ky: "Mommy, I make mess."
Me: "You did? Where?"
Ky: "Shirt all wet."
Sure enough, his shirt was totally soaked. I thought maybe the lid had come off his sippy cup, but no. He must have drank the juice and spit it out repeatedly until he had completely soaked his shirt. Wait, it gets better.
Later that evening, when it was time to get ready for bed, I stripped Ky down to his diaper so he and Kade could have a bath. He started tugging on his diaper, so I said, "Ky, don't take your diaper off. I don't want you to tinkle on the floor." He went around the corner toward the bathroom,and not ten seconds later he came back, naked, and said, "Mommy, I tinkle floor!" Sure enough, in the hallway next to his diaper was a puddle.
I guess when we are all this bored and stir-crazy, this is entertainment!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
At least I don't have to deal with the guilt I would have if I had been distracted by something else, like the TV, or the internet. I was reading the Ensign. Perhaps the twinge I felt in my heart wasn't because the article was inspiring, maybe I was being told to "turn around!"
For future reference, 409 does take most of a Roseart Red Orange crayon off the wall, and leaves most of the paint on.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
On Friday night we went to a Halloween party at the community rec center. Ky and Kade were excited to dress up and I think they look pretty scary (or adorable, however you want to look at it) in their bat costumes. I didn't think their costumes were going to be ready in time, since I only found out about the party two days earlier. But, after a few setbacks, I finished their costumes while they napped Friday afternoon, and they were ready with about an hour to spare! Their costumes will be even cuter for our other parties, because their grandma sent some cute black hats that we will use instead of the headbands. Apparently no one sells winter hats in Florida in October (thanks Denni!).
Kade loved the trick-or-treating wall. He would run from one hole to the next, peer in, and wait for more candy! Ky had to be coaxed to each hole, but was thrilled each time another piece of candy was dropped in his pumpkin.
Ky's favorite part was the train ride he got to take, and Kade's favorite part was, you guessed it, the candy! He must belong to me!
Ky being coaxed to trick-or-treat
Kade, mommy, and Ky on the rain ride
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Brief history of the town: Many Greek immigrants came here after 1905 to continue their traditional trade of sponge diving. Tarpon Springs is known as "the sponge capital of the world". All aspects of the sponge industry take place in Tarpon Springs, from the harvesting of the sponge, all the way to the auctions that are held weekly at the Sponge Docks for the wholesalers.
Kade and Ashli checking out the sponges.
The greek food was outstanding. Here Ashli attacks this huge gyro!
The four of us at Tarpon Springs
Kade and Ashli on the boat tour.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
-Last seen: sometime Tuesday afternoon, October 9, 2007
-Description: exactly what you would think an orange matchbox pickup truck would look like
-Goes by the name Orange Truck
-Often seen with Blue Motorcycle
Ever since we have been home from Utah, Ky has become extremely attached to a blue motorcycle and orange truck. Every time he wakes up, either in the morning or after a nap, the first thing he asks for is, "blue motorcycle, orange truck!" and I am supposed to know where they are. This is no easy task since he carries them around all day, and it's impossible to know where they got stashed last. Luckily, up until this morning, we have been able to find them both after only a few minutes of searching under couches, in toy boxes, etc. Unfortunately, this morning, the orange truck is lost! Someone please help us find it. I don't think Ky can function today until we find it.
Friday, October 5, 2007
-Seeing my parents and brothers
-Seeing my parents and brothers playing with my boys
-Not having to cook every night
-Eating my mom's yummy food
-Eating at Cafe Rio, Red Robin, Brick Oven, Pudding on the Rice, and Earnestly Chocolate ice cream from the BYU Creamery
-Eating fresh tomatoes, grapes, and plums from my parents' backyard
-Seeing friends from high school
-Playing on the nice, soft, Utah grass
-Shopping with my mom at IKEA, the Scrapbook Expo, and Gardner Village
-Being in the beautiful mountains
-Seeing all four of my grandparents
-Spending time with my best friend from college
-Seeing some dear friends from when Bart and I were first married
-Watching my dad spoil my boys with grapes
-Having a front porch to sit on and eat popcorn with Ky and Kade
-And, saving the best for last, spending a day with my brother-in-law and his wife! (see Bret, I told you I would save a special place on my blog just for you!)
Why it's great to be home:
-BART, BART, BART, BART!!
-Being able to wear shorts again
-I had more than 6 shirts to choose from when I got dressed this morning
-Being able to count down to when I get to see Bart again in hours, not weeks
-Not having to sleep on an air mattress anymore
-The boys can sleep in their own cribs
-Watching the boys' excitment as they were reunited with their toys that they hadn't played with for three weeks
-Coming home to a clean house, thanks Bart!
-The palm trees-Staying up late with Bart, trying to remember every story from the past three week
-Just the comfort of being HOME, wherever that may be
Thanks everyone for helping us have a great trip! Thank you Bart for being so supportive, we sure missed you a lot.