Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lisa's Wedding

One of my college friends got married Saturday. She is such a great friend to so many people. It was fun sharing this day with her. It was also nice catching up with friends that I haven't seen in years. People flew in from all over to celebrate with Lisa.

Lisa & her friends.

The White Coat Ladies- Katie, Me, & Kathie.

HeRoos. He is seriously hot. And I'm just not saying that because he's my husband.

Kathie, Jeneil, Jaime, Katie, Me

Jaime flew in from California and we had so much fun spending time together.

Bombay House the night before Lisa's wedding. Jeneil, Alicia, Stephanie, Lisa.

Katie, Mary, Jen, Me, Jeneil, Alicia, Stephanie, Lisa

Alicia, Stephanie, Lisa, Kathie

Me & Katie

The Do-rag Family

My friend spoils my kids in great clothes & gifts. ZoZo and MB decided to share their do-rags with us. Thanks Lisa!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring is in the Air

I am so ready for this time of year- Spring is my very favorite season! Any time the sun is slightly shining, we head outside. Last Sunday we went to Syracuse to visit my brother and his family. There is an awesome trail to walk on. MB and ZoZo love riding in their new wagon.


MB has a friend who he really enjoys playing with. They've known each other since Mr. Boy was 9 months old and they see each other often. They are growing up so fast and doing all the things little boys do. They are fun to watch.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's Official- Mr. Boy is 2!

MB is one special Birthday Boy. He is very curious and determined. Planes, trains & automobiles of any kind are his latest interest.

We kicked off his birthday weekend by meeting GG and Pops at HAFB Museum.

Of course the birthday boy needed some airplanes from the gift shop to remember his special day.

Pops went back to work and GG treated us to lunch at McDonald's.

ZoZo keeping a close eye on her brother as she chews away.

On Sunday in nursery, MB got all sorts of attention with a birthday song and treats. He was gearing up for his birthday bash. It was a great birthday. Both sets of grandparents were able to attend and some cousins & friends. He loved the attention and we let him get away with just about anything- he didn't get any time outs.

At the last minute, I decided to make an airplane cake. It was a lot of fun to try out a marshmellow fondant and get creative with snacks from the cupbooard.

GG provided glider airplanes for the kids. They were a hit and I'm still finding them all over the house.

My sister in law, Mel.

MB's biggest fan, his sister ZoZo.

MB loves his cousin Will. Will is so nice to MB and plays with him. Mr. Boy lights up when Will is around.

Cake time.

Awesome presents.

Train from his mommy & daddy. He also got his traditional birthday gifts- a book 'Where the Wild Things Are.' and a piggy bank to go with his party theme- an airplane (he broke his Monkey bank from last year).

This card is a treasure. MB's cousin, Jack, told his dad exactly what to write. Then his dad handed it over to Jack to sign and draw a picture. Jack didn't like the way his dad spelled birthday so he erased it and made a change. Too cute! I guess that's what happens when teeth are missing- the "f" and "th" are very tricky.

MB and his buddy enjoying thier potatoes and cupcakes outside.

MB got stuck in the chair and it was so funny watching him try to get out.

We LOVE this silly little guy and we're so glad he's part of the family. It seems like I've known him my whole life- I can't remember life without him. I hope he has a wonderful 2nd year!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

HeRoos refused to wear green today...little does he know that there is a sign on his back that reads, 'Pinch me. I'm not wearing green.' I thought he would get suspicios when I kept hugging him over and over and patting his back. I wonder how long it will take for him to realize it's there.

Friday, March 12, 2010

South Weber Home For Sale... Boo Hoo

For those of you who know me, you realize that this is a very sad time- we are moving from the place I love. South Weber has been my "dream town." I love being close to the mountains, I enjoy our neighbors, I've made some good friends in the area, the house is great, and my parents are 20 minutes away. Boo Hoo, cry me a river!

The company that HeRoos worked 10 years for was sold and all the employees were laid off. Fortunately, with help from Above, HeRoos found a job right away. He loves the new company and is happy to be there. They treat their employees well and he enjoys what he's doing.

The only sad thing... his new job is all the way in Lindon, Utah. It takes him at least an hour to get to work each morning and then another hour to drive home. Even with my old reliable, gas efficient car he still fills up every three days and we miss him being gone for so long.

If you know of anyone who wants a really great home in an awesome community, have them contact me.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Angel Babies

The other night, MB and I were reading a book and I asked him to point to the "Angel." Instead of pointing at the figure with shiny sparkly wings, he pointed to the little boy on the opposite page. How could I dispute this? These kids truly are my angels from heaven. I have an "angel boy" and an "angel girl" as I call them. Do you ever love your kids and husband so much that it almost hurts. Strange I know, but it's the good kind of hurt, kind of like sore muscles after an intense work out.

Can I just say that play dates are awesome?! It's good for the kids and good for the moms. MB has become quite the social little guy. If you remember his personality from his infant days, you may think I'm fibbing but I'm not. He loves being around other kids and he also likes playing with their toys. I'm glad I didn't stop going when he was hitting other kids (soon after ZoZo was born). I was mortified until I read an article that said it was normal and his way of trying to get attention since he can't verbalize it. The article also said that's it's important to be around parents that are understanding and accepting. Check. Check. I love the other moms in the neighborhood and have learned so much about parenting from them.

MB also goes to our church Nursery on Sunday. His Nursery Leaders are so good with the kids and they can feel the genuine love the leaders have for them. When MB gets stinky pants, which is at least once every Sunday during nursery (and it's not even 2 hours long), he is so anxious to get back to be around his friends. I love that my baby boy is happy. I guess he's not really a baby anymore- he'll be two in a couple weeks.

ZoZo continues to tickle me to the core. She is so sweet and good natured. She constantly smiles and seems so happy about life. Her curiosity and babbling is endless. The other really GREAT thing about Zo- she sleeps through the night now! When I came back from my weekend trip to San Diego, she was sleeping through the night. Her daddy "forgot" to turn on the baby monitor at night. Thanks to his forgetfulness, she learned to self sooth and I didn't have to hear her cry it out.

I am so grateful that I am a mom and wife.