Friday, December 2, 2011

Halloween! I'm always one holiday behind...

We had so much fun at Halloween this year! From friends parties, to ward parties, to pumpkin carving, and trick or was an awesome year. Especially because both little lovelies were so excited about it this year.

Especially my Etta. For a long time she said she wanted to be rapunzel...I was a little bummed thinking that was kind of cliche and every other little girl would be dressed like that. But I'm all for letting the kids pick so I figured I go pick up a dress and wig, nice and easy. Then my mom gave us the movie Aristocats and Etta was hooked. She wanted to watch it everyday and even got all her little friends to start playing Kitty Cat in the neighborhood. Her favorite was the mom, Duchess. So she adamantly decided that was the costume for her. To make a very long story short I was amazed how hard it was to find cute white cat apparel. So I thought how hard could it be an decided to make it. Let's just say it was harder than I thought but now that I've done it once it'd be a cinch! It all turned out great except for the mounds of fur every where in our bedroom and she loved every minute of being Duchess.

By the way if you're wondering I'm a child of the seventies...or my mother. This was her dress she left from her wedding reception in. Kinda cool. I didn't get quite as decked this night with jewelry and braids and such...

Knock, knock, knockin with Cass and Oakers err Alice and the Rabbit!

Mickey did not start out in the best mood.

He got a bit happier once he got some Cheetos...

Hopefully I can get some pics of our friends party where the boys dressed up too. :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys

Since I have known rob he has participated in and loved every minute of flag football season. For the last 4 years he and his cubbies team mates have reigned supreme in their provo flag football league. These boys take this so seriously and revel in this accomplishment. We have fun tagging along, hanging with friends, bringing snacks, sitting in the rain, cheering through mega phones, and delighting in breakfast wednesdays win or lose.

We love it and we love watching our handsome Rob!
Congrats to the Cubbies and their 4 years of total domination!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

August 2011

This summer has been super fun and obviously wore us out a little bit.
(See the flashlight? haha)

We had some fun trips to the zoo to see the dinosaur exibit.

Lovin our cousins...

Look at these cuties...

Oh Aunt Jacqueline you're so silly...

And Etta started school!!! I can't believe it!!! We decided to put her in preschool this year and after much research and consideration I decided Kids Village was the place for us...and we LOVE it!
She was so excited for her first day of school! (And a little nervous)

She's loving her teachers and new friends. She goes to music, art, cooking, and science. Then she has a general class everyday where she learns reading and other preschool basics.

Rob went to Argentina with the Youth National Team. It was such a cool experience. He spent a little over a month during the summer training the team before they went to Argentina for the World Championships at the end of August. They placed very well for the USA team and he had an awesome time...

As you can see in this picture. The man loves him some volleyball. Or maybe rather competition at a high level and working hard to accomplish something.

Then Rob started the school year along with the EMBA program and here we go again!

His name is Liam and Liam is his name.

I have a little boy and his name is Liam.
He is the sweetest snuggler...
he loves putting things away...
he loves eating, anything...
and he's all boy.
Every last drooling, snotty, caked on food, dirty, no pants wearing, ball loving inch of him.

And we are absolutely nuts about him!!!!

How on earth could you not be?

Friday, September 30, 2011


We had some really fun storms this summer that were great for splishing and splashing!
This one in particular was crazy!! In a matter of seconds it went from drizzly to torrential downpour. Our side walks, grass, and streets were flooding almost immediately.
So of course Etta wanted to suit up and have some fun.

Liam some how got the shaft and made it out there with no gear.
It was super warm though, so don't feel too bad for him.

Pretty quickly Etta thought it would be more fun sans her boots...

But they were a little tough to get off!

I told Etta to put her arm around Liam for a cute picture and this is what ensued...

I always try to explain to her that when she's gritting her teeth she's crossed the line.
Am I a bad mom for not putting down the camera at this point?

Help me...!
Poor boy...always getting beat up by girls. Well we dried off a little and got better equipped and spent the rest of the morning enjoying our freakish weather.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tin Foil Dinners!!

I love camping and I LOVE tine foil dinners. Over the years we've perfected (at least in our minds) the tin foil dinner. It's just the standard ground beef, carrots, onion, and potato but taken to another level. Mmmmm...
So we headed up to our spot in the upper bridal veil falls right by the river with my fam.
Look at my cute sister.
And my cute BIL.
The kids had SO much fun running around getting dirty and if you know Etta you know there's nothing she loves more than picking flowers. Everywhere we go (church, grocery stores, neighbors) she wants to pic the flowers and I won't let her. So when I told her she could pick as many as she wanted she was in heaven.

And this all boy, boy of course didn't want to pick flowers...he just wanted to throw around the pigskin.

Every one sat around enjoying themselves...
while I slaved over the fire...;)
Which made my feet look like this. Who wears flip flops? I actually love it though. Usually I don't get to let the pyro in me come out because Rob takes over fire duty, but he met up with us later so someone had to get things movin!
All of the bubbling sizzling gloriousness.
Rob testing the delectations.
Awww...while Rob was gone for three weeks this picture brought Liam to tears from missing his dad so much and remembering the good times! I really think he thought Rob was never coming back! :(
Preggos preggos.
Kurt so strong man.

We had so much fun and can't wait to do it again again. There's nothing better in my book than being outside, with no distractions, good food, and family.