Sunday, June 13, 2010

I Am So Way Behind

I really need to do better putting stuff up here. (If I had a dollar for every time I said that about letters, email, journal... ) Anyway! Here are a few pics of the kids and some small updates.
Why chew one bite at a time when you can fit 4 on one fork? Such a lady.
For Memorial Day we hiked Battle Creek Canyon with Zach and Alison. It was a relatively short hike, good for the kids, and we learned Eric isn't too fond of snakes. We had the chance to see a little garter snake on the way down and he bolted down the trail, yelling: "Time to go! Time to go! This way!"
At the falls.
Eric and Beth have been working on earning some new toys with my mom and dad. They have to practice being reverent during the week, and then they have to get a special Sunday sticker from their primary teachers IF they're reverent at church.

Now for the mysteries. Beth does these things, and I have no idea where they come from. I promise, I didn't teach her to pray on the potty (although sometimes it couldn't hurt, right?). If you can't make it out, she's saying: "Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for Mommy-Daddy, Lela-Papa, Grandpa-Grandma, Mommy-Daddies. Amen"

Mystery #2: Here she is "strutting her stuff." Really! I mean, where does she get this?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ryan Had a Birthday!

"You've had a birthday, shout hooray!" Oh boy, primary is starting to rub off.

We had a very busy, very fun birthday. It was kinda stressful with Ryan finishing up his thesis and turning it into his committee. We did find time to go see Iron Man 2 on his birthday, and then we came home and ate a special dinner along with cake and ice cream. During the dinner/cake prep we had the treat of helping my cousin get ready for Senior Ball.
Here is my wonderful birthday boy. What a great man he is. I am more thankful for him every year of our marriage.
I didn't have a clue what to do for his cake this year. I was able to get the sheet cake baked that morning and only had about 30 minutes to decorate it. This is what we ended up with. Fits Ryan, doesn't it?
We had fun opening presents too. I say "we" because Ryan did not get to open a single gift alone. I tried to tell him that he could, but the kids were so excited he let them help.
It was a great (busy) day. We are very thankful for our husband and daddy.