Thursday, March 27, 2008

We recently traveled to Utah to celebrate my grandma's 90th birthday. 90 years is an impressive milestone. It was great to see all of my cousins and their families. It's amazing how quickly a family can grow. My grandparents have 5 children, 27 grandchildren, and 47 great-grandchildren. It was a lot of fun.

While in Utah, we got to go horse riding with Auntie La-La's boyfriend, Daniel and his family. The kids had a lot of fun, even Zoie, who at one point almost fell off the pony. Thanks mom for catching her. I can't say that I'm much of a horse rider, but I am more so than Lindsey. The funniest moment was when I first got on the horse and after I got settled in the saddle, I asked La-La, "Okay, so now what do I do?" She told me to kick the horse and go. It had been awhile since I had been on a horse. Thanks to Daniel and his parents; we all had a great time, even with the falling snow.

Lindsey likes to dress up young kids in costumes and take their pictures. Too bad for the nephews, because that's cruel. (It's probably more cruel that I'm posting it). Watch out for Jace, he may have enjoyed it a little too much. Hopefully this won't have long-lasting effects on them. No - it won't. It was all done in fun, especially for the mom and dad's to laugh at their boys. Way to be good sports Jace & Crew.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Zoie is my little book worm. Lately Zoie and I have been on a Dr. Seuss kick. Zoie loves books and she is doing really well at reading. If I read the first few words of the sentence, she will finish it. We start by reading Green Eggs and Ham. Usually she can make it through the whole book, but occasionally because she is so tired she falls asleep reading. Her eyes are shut but she keeps finishing the sentences, although her speech becomes slow and slurred. It really is cute. Most of the time however she makes it through this book and then we move on to Hop on Pop. She has yet to make it all the way through this one, which makes it nice, because when you want her to sleep, read a book with her.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This past weekend was Ava's blessing. It was so nice of my family to drive the long drive from Utah to be here with us. We had fun going to Claim Jumper and Chevy's for dinner and taking the kids to Fairytale Town. It was so nice to have so many family members and friends to join us in this special occasion. Lindsey did a great job of coordinating everything; the food, clothes, and making Ava's bracelet. Lindsey was quick to tell me that a blessing bracelet is an essential part of the outfit. I don't get it.

My girls all looked so cute in their dresses. Judging from that picture above, I think it's safe to say that we have another red-hair, blue-eye girl. I guess this really isn't a big surprise considering my parents have 4 granddaughters and all 4 have red hair and blue eyes. I love it and I wouldn't have it any other way. It really was a nice day and thanks again to all the family and friends that made the long drive. We love you.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

In the last post, Zoie was thanking me for the Bunny Milk. You may have wondered what she was referring to; this is what she is talking about. It somehow became part of our daily routine. I wake about around 6:45 everyday and go on the computer to read the Book of Mormon. Zoie wakes up around 7 and comes out and sits on my lap and says she wants to go up stairs to see mommy. As we walk up the stairs, she will say, "Daddy, I want some Bunny Milk." At first, I got annoyed that she wanted it every single morning. But now, I don't mind at all. I even thought about just making it for her the night before, but she would be so disappointed because it's her job to squeeze the syrup and to stir it in. After we make the Bunny Milk, I take her into bed with Lindsey and Ava and they all go back to sleep for about another hour. I love it. Cheers!