>> Tuesday, July 29, 2008

So with all the SOFTBALL Tyler has been playing it has started making an impression on little landen. He now wants to play all the time. He loves to wear my mitt and catch the ball, and then he has a little red bat that he is constantly trying to hit that ball. I guess it is time for T-ball!


Potty Training

Well, it is a belief that all children will be potty trained (not in diapers) when they go to Kindergarten. Well, I think I am about to prove them all wrong. We have been off and on with Xander and trying to potty train him. We have tried rewards...We have tired bribes (YES bribes)

NOTHING WORKS!! We don't want to push too hard, but on the other hand it is time.
We have tried just about anything. Every time he sits on the potty we give him a treat just for sitting on the potty. He will hold it though until he gets a diaper on. He will scream at us that he doesn't want to be a BIG BOY and he wants his DIAPER ON NOW!!! Any suggestions on how you potty trained your child would be greatly appreciated. On a side note...Kayden was easy it took him about two weeks and WA..LA he was done, but Xander just doesn't want to have anything to do with it.
Landen on the other hand wants to do it, and gets excited, but then he gets off the potty walks around and then does his business all over my floor...I wish I could just tie him to his potty chair. He is just not getting the concept.
Today anyways we got crackers and Gatorade, and set them down on the potty and I said eat and drink and maybe we can get something into those potties. Well, landen didn't last long he didn't get nap today, and couldn't hold his head up anymore and took a nap on the potty. Here is Landen sleeping away, and in the second picture you see Xander eating and drinking. It has now been two hours and nothing in the potty, and Landen is still sleeping :)


Remember when...

>> Friday, July 25, 2008

1. As a comment on our blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.

If you leave a memory about me I will leave one about you!


>> Thursday, July 24, 2008

So yesterday we took a trip to Olive Garden (boys Favorite place to eat) Landen has always given the sweetest hugs, but to day he would grab our face, and lay one on us!


New Ward

So now that we have officially moved into our new house we had the opportunity to attend our new ward. They have been waiting patiently for us to come. Are neighbors are awesome, and have kids the boy's age, and that has really been a blessing. All the other neighborhoods we have lived in have always had older couples for neighbors. Our new ward is small, but we are excited to be here, and feel good. The Bishop has already been over to give us our date to talk in Sacrament meeting, and the R.S. has already got me teaching in R.S. this Sunday. It has been so long since I have had a teaching calling I am just a little nervous, but all will go good I am sure. The boys love there primary classes, and little Landen had a BLAST in nursery. In our last ward Landen would fall asleep during nursery, and because he always woke up scared he stopped going, and so we were anxious to see how this week was going to go. I am sure we both have callings in the making, and so I will up-date when thoes come to past!



So Tyler's new thing to do is to go fishing at Willard Bay. Every time he goes he brings back at least 12 Catfish. Needless to say we have a freezer full of fish awaiting to be grilled up and ate! I don't cook fish...I am not sure how I would even go about doing it. So if anyone has any tasty ways of cooking Catfish let me know. Here is a picture from the last time he went fishing!Brian and Tyler Cleaning the Catfish



>> Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I despise the fact that they don't know how to make things as durable and what they used to be. For my Birthday Tyler got me a really nice camera (the smart husband he is also purchased a warranty to go with it) Well, the flash stopped working, and so I sent it in to get fixed. I was with out for two weeks. When it finally arrived on the front porch I was so excited I took it out and started taking pictures. We decided to go to the park, and I took that camera. Low and behold the flash STOPPED working again. I was furious, and now I am with out a camera again for another two weeks. Anyways with all that frustration here are a few pictures that I was able to take of landen.


Little Valley Day

We spent the afternoon in Mantua for Little Valley Day (Celebrated for the 24th of July)! The had a live band, and all sorts of other activities. The boys played at the park for a while, and then ventured to the dance floor until the fireworks started. We met up with some good friends Brian and Janni and their family. What a GREAT night!


Xander's Birhtday

>> Monday, July 14, 2008

So Xander is now 4 years old! I don't know where the time has gone, but my little boy is growing up so fast. Nana and Papa for our birthday's always have a birthday dinner, and we get to choose what ever we want. Xander's choice was pancakes and sausage. He was so into his food that he didn't throw a fit when he happened to be sitting all alone at the table (unlike any other day it would have been a complete melt down). He was completely satisfied with his birthday dinner. Xander doesn't like to be the center of attention, and so every time we would ask him to show us his gift for a picture he would hide his face.


Xander home from the hospital

Xander 1st BirthdayXander 2nd BirthdayXander 3rd Birthday

Time has just gone too quickly! Xander we are so proud of you! We admire how much progress you have made in the last couple of years, and you continue to keep trying and never give. You have a smile that can make anyone smile back. We love you so much! Happy 4th Birthday!


What's Happin'

>> Sunday, July 13, 2008

So I finally have a free moment to do a little blogging. We have been so busy with the house and trying to get moved in and everything the way we want it. We had a few set backs which prevented us from moving in sooner, but we are officially able to move in (YEAH)! So between working on the house and Softball games it has been crazy. Also, to add to everything else the accident that I was in in February has caused me a lot of problems. I have had severe neck pains and headaches. I have been going to a chiropractor, and at the end of June I got really bad, and my body would go numb down my arms, face, and chest. They did an MRI and found that I had a protruding disk in the back of my neck, and so I now have included two days to physical therapy to the two times a week that I go to the chiropractor. I am finally where I am getting back to my normal activities, but I still can't over do it. So to top that all my camera broke, and I had to send it off for three weeks to get fixed :( The flash just stopped working. OK on to the HAPPY MOMENTS!


So our week started out with Tyler playing in the Perry Softball Tournament! We had games every night except Thursday, and we even had two on Tuesday, because he plays for the Brigham city men's league. They won two and lost two, and didn't get to go to the championship game, but they had fun, and they are still doing GREAT in the men's league, but here are a few pictures from the Perry league team. Tyler has had a lot of fun playing softball, and we have had a BLAST watching him. Hopefully next summer we will be able to play coed softball

Playing with the Johnson Family and Friends!

Durrant, Shelby, Kayden and Xander sharing a slushy at the ball game while cheering for the team!

Papa and Landen sharing
a slushy at the game!

The family and Brian and Janni and their kids all came up and we had a BBQ, and then we did some fireworks and sparklers. The kids had so much fun! Thanks to Dee and Gene for all the yummy food! I also Tried a new recipe and made a Raspberry Cheesecake. It turned out AWESOME I will try to remember to post it on here when I get a chance!

We sat up at Nana and Papa's house and watched the fireworks rather than going down to the park! It was very relaxing and the boys had a BLAST! Here are some pictures

Kayden Passing the time away

Xander trying to out do his brother

(in which he did a pretty good job)

We had a GREAT day!