Monday, October 31, 2011

sunday was my birthday

1. dinner at Harvest 2. french toast for breakfast
3. a play at Desert Star 4. My date, Jake
4. presents
5. unwrapping those presents 6. messy onsies
7. 25 candles
8. and a very fitting Halloween birthday cake
(and maybe having Jake and Myer pick it out had something to do with it...)

Whew! Having a birthday over the weekend is the way to go.
Sure milked that birthday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

wearing halloween colors

Orange and Black.
We're pretty festive.

Only 6 days till Halloween!

Friday, October 21, 2011

a letter

7 months is my favorite age so far.  You're becoming more you; more Myer.  You are a very curious, rambunctious, vocal, little boy!  I laugh at you (ok not at you with you) as you crawl yourself into a corner and squawk for someone to get you out, stick your feet on my face and arms when we cuddle, grab your toes while either in the car seat or stroller, rotate your wrists as if you're trying to sign, shout at me between each spoonful cause I'm apparently not fast enough, snort because you're so mad you can't reach something, testing out how high your voice can go when you should be napping, the look of disgust on your face when I wash your sleeping buddy Mr. Monkey, when you laugh at me every time I come into a room thinking it's a game of peek-a-boo, how you practically leap out of my arms when your dad comes through the door, and the way you touch my face and sing with me during our bedtime song.

And I think you are like me in the way you have to follow the schedule.  You aren't shy about letting us know when we have to move onto the next thing.  It's like you know.  And that schedule is: you normally wake up at 7 AM.  Then you take naps at 9, 12, and 4ish.  You eat Oatmeal in the morning along with your Banana Puffs and then other pureed fruit/veggies for dinner along with more Banana Puffs.  Bedtime is 7 and you make sure of it.  (We've tried letting you stay up but you won't have it.  Darn it.)  And of course you like your afternoon walks, the jumper, and playing with pots and pans while I make dinner.  For bath time we have to put you in the kitchen sink because you won't sit still in the bathtub.  For some reason each corner of the bathtub has to be investigated.  More than once.  

You can crawl backwards, but when you want to, you can army crawl forwards. (it doesn't last long.)  From a sitting position you can get on your hands and knees and rock back and forth.  We're hoping one of these days you'll have enough momentum to move forward and actually starting crawling.  You are trying to pull up on things like the coffee table, your toy basket, and the VCR.  Baby proofing has begun.  

We are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you: Halloween is coming up first and are still debating if it's weird we take a 7-month-old Trick or Treating....ok ok, I just want to show off our costumes and Dad just wants the candy.  Can you blame us as first time obsessed parents?  We love you and marvel everyday at the kind of little person you are becoming.  I think I call your dad twice a day just to tell him something hilarious you did.  After all, you have captured our attention.  Maybe just a little...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

i thought today was friday

Which means I thought yesterday was Thursday.
So I did "Thursday" things:
prepared for work,
put dinner in a crock-pot,
and was all excited for Project Runway later. (the final four!)
Then it all clicked once Jake started talking about the young men activity for the night,
an every Wednesday occurrence.
A whole two days off.

 But good news, all my Thursday chores are done,
it's Fall Break so no work,
which also means I also can actually watch PR on the tv and not Hulu.
(our internet is not the fastest)

So Happy Thursday everyone.
in case you were off like me...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

yeehaw at hee haws

Last weekend we spent our Saturday at Hee Haw Farms.
We saw the animals, played in the corn pit,
went on a hay ride, and picked pumpkins.

And it was so warm.
Such a nice day to visit the pumpkin patch.

M's first pumpkin.
Now all we gotta do is paint it!

Monday, October 17, 2011

we took family pictures

Can't wait to show you what we picked for our Christmas card.
We had so much fun.
Can you tell?

pics taken by this sweet lady

Thursday, October 13, 2011


8:45-10:45   Substitute Teach 2nd period
11:00-11:30 Guest Speak at my little brother's Career Day
12:45-2:15   Substitute Teach 4th period

5:30-6:00    Set up for our ward/neighborhood Father-Daughter Activity
6:30-7:00    Attend one of Jake's friend's wedding reception
7:30-9:00    Finish the night off with one of my close friend's bachelorette party

It's going to be one of those jam packed days.
So this is me signing off for the weekend.
Until Monday...wish me luck?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

summer ---> winter

Did anyone else feel like we missed the season called Fall?
Last week felt like winter with the dropping temperatures, having to turn the heat on,
actually wearing socks, and the obvious-- snow.

Our little cottage got dumped on
so M and I just snuggled inside.
He makes one great snow-day companion.

Monday, October 10, 2011

a juggling act post

Did you know that my little sister has a blog?
Well she does! and I did a little guest post
Or a somewhat balanced life..

Click here for the link
and be sure to stop by!

(sorry for the late post. with all this crazy weather our internet went down. but it's up and running now!)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

fall polaroids

from AF Canyon last year.
Fall is truly my favorite season.
So happy it's here!

Monday, October 3, 2011


The only way to watch General Conference:
homemade fort on the hide-a-bed,
french dip sandwiches,
bottled root beer, sweet potato fries,
homemade caramel popcorn,
and a baby in the middle.

Favorite excerpts from the weekend:

"The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is love her mother."

"Inspiration and guidance are gifts [God] freely gives, if we but seek them."

"Our code of conduct is definitive; it is not negotiable."

"Revelation did not end with the Bible. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever."

"We should be kinder to each other and ourselves."

This weekend tops the charts on favorite weekends.  
Love, family, inspiration, could it not?  Hope yours was just as lovely.  
Seriously can't wait for April.