We love playing "would you rather"- it's always entertaining:
P: Would you rather be 6 for a hundred years or 100 for 6 years?
(I know, pretty deep for a 5 year old)
P: Would you rather be a penguin with spikes on your toes or a human without spikes on your toes?
M: Ummm...a human?
P: No, but what if a duck pooped in your mouth!?
(and he is back to being a normal 5...sigh)
One of my new favorite phrases from Landon (and now Parker) is "Say, Mom...". Where did he get that!? He'll say:
L: Say, Mom, that was a nice lunch!
L: Say, Mom, could we go to the park later?
And our lizard Sonya is a constant source of amusement (say it out loud for the best effect):
P: Mom! Sonya has shed all over her stomach!
L: Mom, should I take this shed out of the cage?
P: Hey look! I got a big piece of shed on my hand!
(Don't ask me why they call it "shed" instead of "skin")
We have been working with Parker on NOT freaking out and trying to "use his words" more often. He is so much more emotional than Landon, so it's been fun trying to figure out how to help him deal with problems! My favorite application of our lessons was:
P: Agh! I'm getting so angry right here!
P: NO! I will NOT do that! I'm just going to get it myself!
M: Ok, I guess you need to go to your room for a time out.
P: No! I mean, I won't, I just...AGGHGHGHGHG!
Poor kid. He's really trying his best, his feelings are just too intense :).
While we were up in Canada my parents and Bryson taught my kids the "I just shipped my pants!" phrase from the KMart commercial. Yep. Thanks guys :)
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
So...this has been our spring this year. We had SO much snow! It dumped every three days or so over the course of a month! While we didn't love the cold weather, it was pretty fun to get a few more snow days in. Scott built a pretty awesome snow fort:
In lieu of our normal park days, we went to the Butterfly Pavilion. Rhys LOVED all the creatures!
He calls Butterflies "flies!!". So cute.
This is Landon and Parker in "Indian mode". They wore monkeys on their backs as furs. Definitely not PC, but it was pretty awesome :).
Shanda and I stayed up late making pasties!! They have really come in handy when I need a quick meal from the freezer!
The boys LOVE playing with slime. Aunt Whitney showed us how to make this and now we always have it on hand. They have gotten pretty good at blowing bubbles!
Rhys loves this little baby. He was saying "nigh-nigh" and wrapping him up in his blankie.
Parker had his end of season pizza party after basketball!
Wrestling with Daddy - still a favorite pastime.
Scott and I put together a Grease number for our ward talent show (with a whole bunch of friends). This is Scott at one of our rehearsals - it was a blast :).
The Nature and Science Museum had a really cool Mastadon and Mammoths exhibit!
Rhys became an honorary Mastadon :)
Parker and Landon love reading to Rhys. It's pretty adorable!
Who needs clothes when you've got boots?
I really wanted a lemon meringue pie...so I made one...and ate most of it :)
Parker found this awesome RC car at a thrift store!
Our little Iron Man.
We took one last trip up to Breck! The boys still love the museum there - Parker was pretending to have a broken foot like our friend Jami M. :)
Rhys still loves the fishing bridge!
We haven't had to buy store bread for over a year now. Happy Anniversary wheat grinder!
Story time! Pretty sure we have at least one naked boy in most pictures!
And now for some REAL spring weather please!!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This is what our Valentine's Day looked like - we were so excited to find out that we are having another baby!
The boys promptly ate all of the treats out of their mix, then started on the cereal :)
One time Landon and Parker accused me of not giving them a kiss when I got home from YW...I had to prove them wrong!
We saw these awesome valentine's online, but I wanted my kids to do all of the writing (instead of having it printed), so we made our own. Landon and Parker even chose the lego guys and we took the pictures!
Here is a link to our Star Wars Lego Valentines - feel free to use for next year :).
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The boys love to play sports. This winter, Landon asked if he could play roller hockey again (he'd done it once before). It's such an awesome deal - they provide equipment AND a free pair of skates, so all you have to buy is the stick! Landon loves it and he even scored a breakaway goal this season!
Rhys always wants to hold the stick:
Parker used his own money to buy a treat for him and Rhys while they watched.
Landon doing warmups:
At the end, Rhys loved carrying Landon's skates for him. He dragged them all the way to the front door :)
Unless he got distracted!
This was his favorite pastime while Landon got his equipment on:
And lockers are constant entertainment!
Each kid on the team was able to be goalie once. Landon loved wearing all of the cool gear!
Parker decided not to play roller hockey this year, opting instead for basketball. These are two of his other faves: scooter-ing
And ice skating. I got to take him for a skating date just the two of us :)
Here's a video of him playing basketball. It's hilarious...he loved it so much!