Saturday, March 27, 2010

flying kites

A few days ago it was perfect kite-flying weather. It was pretty warm outside, with just the right amount of wind. The boys and I had a great time flying their Buzz Lightyear kites that they got last year. I was really impressed that they stayed up so long before they got totally tangled and we had to bring them down. And Kade only let go of the string once!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I taught a cupcake decorating class to a group of girl scouts last week. I had a few cupcakes leftover, and a lot of frosting, and candy so I let the boys each decorate a cupcake of their own. It quickly changed from a decorating session to a physics experiment, with the boys each trying to see how many different things they could cram on top of their cupcake.

Don't they look tasty? I guess the boys didn't think so either, because they each just picked a few things off the top and threw the rest away.

Friday, March 19, 2010

tourney time

I had mixed emotions today, watching my two alma maters battle it out on the basketball court. I was surprised that Florida even made it to the NCAA's, so in the end I felt is was appropriate that the Cougars won, ending a long skid of first round losses. Besides, I figure double overtime is just about as close as you can get to both teams winning.
I was extremely impressed with the play of Jimmer Fredette and his ability to drive to the basket and create his own shot. I have grown tired of college players settling for jump-shots and enjoyed his style of play.

Another Cougar also caught my eye. Michael Loyd Jr. Actually it was Michael's goatee that really impressed me and I was again reminded of an important fact: HONOR CODES DON'T APPLY TO ATHLETES.

Listen, it's not that I'm offended or think it's wrong that someone play basketball with facial hair ... it's just that supposedly BYU does! Trust me, of all people I would know. I was informed of this fact many times by the kind people at the BYU testing center. Even one of my teammates would bring a razor to our intramural softball games, just in case Bart's 5 o'clock shadow ... was actually from yesterday. If I could only shoot the three ... maybe it wouldn't have mattered.

Anyway, I will continue to cheer for the Cougars and hope they play well against K-State. Besides, if all else fails ... we can just give them an 'ole whisker rub!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

nothing too exciting

I haven't been able to think of anything to blog about lately. Maybe it's because the winter has been dragging on and we haven't done anything too exciting lately. Or maybe it's because I haven't been very good about taking pictures when we do something fun. Or maybe it's because Bart has been taking our new pocket camcorder everywhere and taking pictures with that, and I haven't tried downloading them to our computer. So, I thought I would just post a few random pictures and a few random thoughts in case you've been wondering what's been going on.
The boys are into everything superhero lately. Every day I have to guess which superhero they are and they expect to be called that all day, except when they are tired or sad, and then they are just Kade and Ky. This picture is Kade striking his Spider-man pose.
Last week we met some friends at the train museum. I think the thrill of the trains is diminishing each time we go, so the boys decided that running around, and pretending that the little stage was the American Idol stage were super fun.

Bart's brother, Bret, and his family came to stay with us this weekend. We had fun going to the wildlife sanctuary, shopping, playing games, and playing video games together.

Kade and Ky like playing with their only cousin, Cooper, and really like him most of the time. Unless I am holding him, and then they despise him. Also, they don't like when Cooper "hits" them or sits on them. Then they cry...I thought they were tougher than that.