Friday, November 30, 2007

Tyler Says

Yesterday Tyler was watching me while I was working out and
he said: "Mom, why do you excersize?"
I said: "So I can be healthy and strong."
Then I said: "why do you excersize Ty?"
Tyler said: "I excersize so my nipples will get willwee willwee big!"

I bet you can't read that and not at least crack a smile! who knew that big nipples was anybody's goal.
Ha Ha Ha

Monday, November 26, 2007

Deck the Halls....




We are very excited for Christmas this year! We have decorated the house and we have found it is way more fun to decorate a house than an apartment! Randy was very sweet to put up lights on the house today in the freezing cold because he loves his wife. Anyway, we hope everyone has a very happy holiday season.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!



We had a wonderful Turkey Day yesterday! We went to mom and Dad's house in Bountiful and ate and ate and ate. Well, maybe not that much, but the food was really good! We had our traditional thanksgiving fixings which include: Turkey, Mashed potatoes and gravy, mom's super yummy stuffing, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, frog eye salad, green bean caserole, and a relish plate. We also had Pumpkin pie, apple pie and cheesecake. I still think that the apple pie wins though! The kids had fun playing pin the feather on the turkey (which I re-used from my sharing time lesson) and "the candy bar game" where you put on gloves and tear open a wrapped candybar with two butter knives until you get a piece of chocolate. We also played Blokus, and wits and wagers both are pretty fun. I also got to hold the newest addition to our extended family; Baby Megan who is only three weeks old! she makes Jake look enormous! well, that pretty much wraps up the holiday festivities for now. Unless you want to hear about us eating leftovers, which we have every intention of doing.

I made the cranberry sauce and rolls for dinner and Randy really liked the Cranberry sauce and said I should put it on the blog for anyone who wants a good recipe. (I don't particularly like cranberry sauce, but it is good and super easy to make)


Cranberry-Orange Sauce

addapted from Rachael Ray


Zest and juice of one orange (Naval works and about 3/4 cup)

1/2 cup sugar

pinch of salt

one 12 oz bag fresh cranberries rinsed


In a medium sauce pan, heat 1/2 cup water with the orang zest, orange juice, sugar and salt over medium-high heat. stirring until the sugar dissolves. 2-3 min. stir in the cranberries and bring to a boil. Rduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the sauce has thickened slightly. About 7 min. Sweeten with about 1 cup of sugar or to taste. Let the sauce cool to room temperature before serving.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Tooth Talk


Not only is Jake walking and crawling, it seems he is constantly teething! Right now, he has four teeth, two on top and two on the bottom. He walks around with his fingers in his mouth so he can feel them at all times. I thought this picture was kinda cute!

Oh Brother!


Well, now that Jake can move at lightning speed, Ty gets upset with him for getting into "his stuff." Ty still thinks he can leave his toys on the floor and Jake won't touch them! When he realizes that Jake can get something, he just holds him back, so he wont reach whatever it is he is going for. (instead of just moving "his stuff") Jake hates this of course, but hey, what can you do! Don't they look cute in their jammies!

Jake is walking!

Well, I guess technically he isn't walking, just taking a few steps here and there and crawling in between. I have counted 10 steps at one time though, so it won't be long till he is out and about running with Tyler. Is it just me, or is 8 months just way to little to be doing this?! By the way, this isn't the best video of him, but for some reason, he doesn't do it the same when he is on camera. I guess he gets camera shy. Sorry the video is so dark, it wasn't that way when I downloaded it, so I need to figure out what is wrong, but you can still kind of see it!

video

Monday, November 5, 2007

Tyler Says

Tyler : "Mom, I want to go outside with my feet on!"
Heather: "what?"
Tyler: he repeats the same thing.
Heather: "oh, you want to go outside with "bare" feet?!"
Tyler: (panic on his face) "No!!! I don't want "BEAR" feet!!! I just want "TYLER" feet wiffout any shoes on!"

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Happy Halloween!

We had such a fun halloween this year! Tyler was a cowboy, Jacob was a chicken. We have eaten and will continue to eat entirely too much candy! We went trick-or-treating three times. Once at the church, once at my dad's office and on halloween night as well. Ty said his favorite part of Halloween was his cousin Clara in her pirate costume. (Very interesting!) He also enjoyed his new cap gun "because it smokes real smoke" he says. My favorite part of Halloween though, was seeing my new niece Megan in the Hospital. Who doesn't love to hold a newborn baby on Halloween or otherwise? She was soooo very cute in her "lil pumpkin" outfit with the black and orange bow in her hair! Anyway, enjoy the pictures of our kids! by the way, who do you think wins? Randy's costume last year, or mine this year? Just curious.