Saturday, November 16, 2013

You may think you've seen cute...

...BUT have you ever seen Nate standing up in a big boy tub???

 A full moon on the full moon :)

 He never drinks the water, he just loves to pour it over his chin. It's really cute!

 PA! Put down Mommy's Goodreads and watch all my water tricks!!!

 This is what happened before the tub: A CRAZY DINNER!

Nate is eating bread and butter pickles, garlic mashed potatoes, and homemade pizza :)

Yes Gramma, that's the blanket I asked for for Christmas a few years ago. I got about a week out of it before Maxwell just had to have it. I thought he'd get tired of it but he never has!

Homemade hedgehogs from old paperback books. Mimi's is on the left, Maxwell's lost the eyes, but we're planning on gluing on some googly ones.

The other day I woke up to a light dusting of snow that stayed on the ground for the whole day! Of course two days later it was 70 degrees (see previous post)!

Also of note: a clean clean, shiney sink (why can't it just stay like that for a little while???) and a pretty view of the town :)

Looking forward to MUCH MORE SNOW!!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Man down.

Most amazing sunset last night. I was helping Mimi wash her hair and all of a sudden the bathroom turned pink. I ran outside and saw THIS!

Also saw the most amazing handmade scarf last night at the Stake Center and chatted this sister up on how she made it. She said she used a technique where you use your arms as the knitting needles (tutorials on youtube!). She graciously let me take a quick pic. It was even better in real life, just stunning!:

Crashed out after a long day at school:

A little Halifax for Mommy after a very hard week (lucky for me, I think Nate likes the accents):

And then today...Man down: Poor Nate has a fever and absolutely no energy or appetite.  These pictures don't quite capture the bleary, droopy eyes. We spent the day cuddling, taking short naps, and watching Sesame Street in the rocking chair.

 Nate likes to sit with his ankles crossed, which gives Auntie Shoody a big kick:

It was 70 degrees this afternoon! So we took a walk and had a snooze:

Carried him in for more snoozing, but it didn't last long. Nate woke up fussing and wanting to cuddle in the rocking chair some more, poor baby!

But now he's back in his crib, but no doubt will be up again soon for another round!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Facts about Jet Packs

We were driving over to my grandmother's for dinner tonight, me and the three kids. Mimi says from the back seat, "Max, would you ever want to have a jet pack? I wouldn't because the fire shoots out the bottom and it would set your legs on fire."  So Max, who is sitting in the front seat next to me, turns around very seriously and determinedly and says, "No, Mimi, that's not true". And I completely thought that he was going to school her about how jet packs are only in Johnny Test and how they aren't real. But instead he says this: "You're thinking of the old fashioned style of jet packs. They don't make them like that anymore. Now they have a new kind with longer pipes that go down past your legs and the fire is down lower. The only thing is, they're really expensive. So I'm not sure if you'd be able to get one of those kinds."  Max is always full of "facts" like this and he states them all so seriously.  I get such a kick out of it! 

In other news:

Pa and I escaped to the Garlic Festival! I didn't get any good pictures, though. Just us having lunch. It was great, though. $7 gets you in and you can sample from all the vendors and buy lots of great local garlic goodies!

Here Pa is sampling the local Pepsi ;)

Pa had fish and chips and I had a kabob. We also shared some very tasty tomato and cheddar soup.

 This is the soup!

 Not the best picture but it's all I've got! I need a better camera. Christmas?  It was a nice day, very windy and not too chilly, but chilly enough to make me happy that fall is finally here for our neck of the woods, always the very last holdout!!!

 Nate refuses to wear bibs 99% of the time. That's why he usually gets two baths a day. He loves taking baths. Maybe that's why he refuses to wear bibs.  

 Mimi is a big camera thief.

 Nate loves baked beans. He like to eat them and paint his tray with them.

To the tub (again)!