Monday, August 25, 2008

Family Pictures

I realize these are blurry. They're the amateur version of our photos we took on Saturday at Wet Canyon on Mt. Graham. It was a nice day, and we had minimal messes on clothes. I'm excited to see the real ones.

Shoe Tying

Bob is so proud that he can tie his own shoes now, that he keeps distracting the other kids in class to show them how too. His teacher said she had to remind him a few times to stop talking to the other kids. He's just so excited to share his knowledge!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I'm Spoiled!

Yesterday Jay had to make an emergency trip to Mesa to pick up a trailer, and he came home with a surprise for me. I was surprised because he chooses to do these things for no reason at all. I mean, it's the middle of August, no holidays in sight. WOW!

Monday, August 11, 2008


Congratulations to Karen and Jared on the birth of Gwenyth Jane on Saturday 08/09/08. Can't wait to meet her!

Lilly's Quote of the Day

According to Lilly: Water makes you pee, and broccoli makes you grow taller!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Goin' On A Bear Hunt

It's a song a vaguely remember from my younger years. Bob learned it his first day of school, and couldn't stop singing and telling me all about it. The second day went okay, and Bob told me he got his name on the board. I thought that was a bad thing, but not in his class. He got a treat and his teacher told he is so well behaved. Bob??? We're still working on the name thing. Sometimes she calls him Bob and sometimes she calls him Jay. He usually will answer to either now. Anyway, last night we had a HUGE monsoon storm with amazing thunder and lightning. It lasted for a while, and apparently awoke Bob from his slumber, because I heard screaming coming from the kids room. I toke Jay's phone as a flashlight since the power was out, and found Bob standing on the top bunk fighting with his sheets. He was yelling "I didn't do it! I didn't do it!" I tried to get his attention, but he was so focused on the sheets. He eventually calmed down and laid on the floor in our room until the storm had passed. This morning he told me he doesn't like the bear song anymore because he was dreaming about it and it was scary. Who know what was going on in his little mind last night!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Gone Pickin'

We went to Angle Orchard (on Mt. Graham) Saturday to pick apples and peaches. We got about 3 full buckets of each, and they were delicious. We shared some, and either ate or froze most of the peaches. I haven't done anything with the apples yet. Any suggestions? I'm leaning toward apple butter. It was hotter than we expected, but next time I think pants and MORE bug spray would make the experience better. It was my first time there, and I'm sure we'll go back.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Back to School!

Today is the first day back to school. Everyone was excited, but mostly Bob. He couldn't wait to get out the door. He got a teacher we haven't had before, so we'll see how things go. Abbey and Emma informed me that they're getting older, and no longer can use their lunch boxes from last year (Disney Pricesses). Hannah Montana or High School Musical would be much more appropriate. Janna slept in her school clothes, even though she wasn't supposed to. They had a hard time going to sleep last night with all the excitement. Weird to have only 3 at home.