Thursday, October 30, 2008

Carving Pumpkins -

So, we carved a pumpkin for Family Home Evening this week. I've been looking forward to it because I thought P would enjoy it. He ended up being pretty bored with it and wanted to watch Cars (his current obsession). Also, he kept saying it was "scawy" the whole time. I think he learned that word from his cousin, Whitney, and his friend, Taylor. I tried to get him to touch the "guts" but he was not interested. Anyway, J and I had a good time.

P keeping a close eye on Daddy's work.

Getting even closer to watch me work.

This is his worried face as he says "scawy" (scary).

He was having fun sitting on the table. This is not normally allowed but I figured it was a special occasion!

The finished product. Who does it resemble you say? Well, of course, Spongebob Squarepants! Spongebob is P's other obsession. The cute thing was that P recognized it as Spongebob and even said it the next morning when he saw the pumpkin. My kid is so smart.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Need A Job!

With the economy the way it is right now, work for me and my dad has slowed down to a snail's pace ... probably even slower. We work on commission so that means our paychecks are pretty small lately. So I've decided to bite the bullet and look for another part-time or even full-time job. Does anyone local know of anything or have any suggestions for me? I'd appreciate anything you may know about!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Just a quick note to all who commented on our lovely friend Carli. She finally saw the comments and made a comment of her own. I thought you all would like to see what she said, so scroll down and find that post! Have a great day!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Grandma Sugar's Annual Halloween Party -

Every year J's mom has a Halloween party. We get the kids together and dress them up in their costumes. We make homemade glazed donuts (YUMMY!!!!) and gorge ourselves on them, cookies, and other yummy treats.

J's sisters, Heather and Maria, made a yummy taco soup. For those who may not know, I have been a very picky eater ever since I was really little ... which has driven my mom crazy. Anyway, I've gotten better as I've gotten older. I was brave enough to actually try the taco soup and I liked it a lot! I still didn't eat the chunks of tomatoes but I did like it. Thanks Heather and Maria!

I think we have started a new tradition where the women will be making a craft. We started making a really cute rag doll. I even participated and sewed on the sewing machine. It was a lot of fun. We aren't done with it yet but when we are, I'll post a picture of my doll. Anyway, here are some pictures from the day:

J's sister, Maria, and her husband, Steven.

P loves his cousin, Caleb. Caleb would be crawling around and P would be right behind him trying to pick him up. Finally, we just put them in a chair together so that P could have his fill and Caleb wouldn't get injured! ;o)

Cute boys!

We have a good hugger!

Here are some of the kids posing in their costumes. P was terrified of his cousin, Gabby, who was a dinosaur ... hence why J is in the picture and P doesn't look happy.

Sarah as Hermione Granger and Gabby as a dinosaur.

Whitney trying to fix her hat. She was a cute little lamb!

Morgan is one cute little lioness!

Andrew is one strong Batman!

J's Grandma's 90th Birthday Party -

J's grandmother will be having her 90th birthday next week and we had a party for her on Saturday. She got some beautiful roses but more importantly she was surrounded by a lot of family. We had fun getting to visit and see Grandma. I love this woman! She is so sweet. One funny thing, when J gave her a hug goodbye she bit him on the ear teasingly. Unfortunately, she bit harder than she meant to. No blood was drawn but we all had a good laugh!

Grandma posing with her pretty cake and flowers.

Sweet Grandma!

My nephew, Sam, having some yummy cake!

Our Buzzing Bee -

We had a ward Halloween party on Friday. It is always the best attended party of the year and I love to attend to see all of the cute costumes. My cute friend, Carrie, made her sons costumes. Liam, 2, was a centaur (half man - half horse) and Julian, 6 months, was an ice cream cone! Those were just come of my favorites. Here are some pictures:

I hate this hat ... and I don't want to pose for pictures!

Frowny faces. P was NOT in the mood for pictures.

We went to my parents house afterwards to show off our cute bee. He let me try on his hat.

More bubbles! P was using his feet to pop the bubbles. It was pretty funny!

This picture is after we got home from the party and Grammy & Grampy's house. He was in a much better mood and willing to take a picture! I'm so proud of myself for getting such a cute picture!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Autumn Decoration -

I think most people know that I am not a decorator. Whatever decorations we do have in the house is because of my husband. He has an amazing artistic eye and I'm grateful that he does. Anyway, I made these blocks a while ago. I've been waiting for J to build me a shelf to display them on but he has been too busy with work and his church calling. I finally decided to just display them on my table and embellished it with some autumn leaves. Now remember, I am not very crafty at all but I think it looks cute. What do you think?

This is just a picture of my boys hanging out watching TV. (Probably Spongebob.)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bubbles Bubbles Bubbles! My Bubbles! (Finding Nemo) -

After dinner at my parents house, P found my mom's bubbles. (He was raiding her nursery bag.) He was having so much fun! He was screaming like crazy, slapping at them, and stomping on them. It was pretty funny and we just had to get some pictures of it.

I just love this one. He is so happy!

How did we get such a cute kid?! We are so blessed.

Having so much fun.

Grammy, Grampy, P, & Great Granny. As you can see, they are watching something very serious.

Pointing with his Great Grammy at the football players.

This is P with his very own remote control. He wanted to watch Spongebob Squarepants SOOOOO bad but they were watching football. He kept trying to change the channels and was grunting loudly in frustration because it wouldn't work. ( No batteries. ;o) ) P is such a funny kid and has such a cute character. We love him to bits ... but I think you already knew that! ;o)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Best Bud! -

This past weekend my best friend, Carli, came to town with her son. We got to spend time together and she gave me some pictures. With her permission, I am sharing them with you because I think they are the cutest family!

Mike - Jonathan (1 Year) - Carli

I think Jonathan is the cutest little boy, besides P, of course! I think he is a miniature Carli ... but a boy version!

Carli has been a really good friend and I just want to thank her for that. I miss her so much and hope that Mike will one day consider moving to Idaho! (I know his response is not a chance in heck!) Anyway, I just had to share. Anyone else who wants to share their love of Carli is very welcome. I'll make sure she reads the comments!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Past 2 Sundays -

P loves to give kisses. I thought I'd share a couple pics from Sunday evening while we were at my parents house. (Some might be fuzzy ... sorry!)

P loves his Grammy!


Look at my cool shirt! Daddy likes it!

Trying to kiss Jack, my parents dog. Jack is such a good dog and pretty tolerant. He wasn't in the mood for kisses (and never is) and gave P a hard time. (I love my mom's smoochy lips in the background!)

This is us watching General Conference. P only sat still for about 2 minutes and that was it! Typical toddler for ya!

Cute family, if I do say so myself!

P spent a good portion of General Conference sitting on this stool that was upside down. He was making it buck like a horse and was having a grand time!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

*Sniff Sniff* Snow Snow Go Away! -

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I hate snow, do you hate it too?!
If you couldn't tell, I am very unhappy about our early snow fall. Here are a couple pictures of our yard this morning.
This snow is really heavy! Look at our pine tree!

I think it is time to bring in P's big wheel!

J had to spend the entire day, yesterday, out in this cold weather. His brother is building a house and needed help setting up the forms for the foundation that they will be pouring on Monday. (Good luck with that! :o) ) Anyway, he was pretty cold when he got home so he spent the evening cuddled under a blanket. P wanted to join in on the fun and I just had to get some pictures of it!

I love my boys so much!

P loves his Daddy SO MUCH! They are best buds!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I Love Your Blog Award -

Tag: I love your blog award

My friend Katy tagged everyone and gave us an "I Love Your Blog Award."

Here are the rules: I have to answer the following questions with one word answers and one word only! Then I must pass it on to seven others. The questions are as follows:

1. Where is your cell phone? COUCH
2. Where is your significant other? RECLINER
3. Your hair color? BROWN
4. Your mother? AWESOME
5. Your father? BOSS
6. Your favorite thing? FAMILY
7. Your dream last night? UNSURE
8. Your dream/goal? COMFORTABLE ($)
9. The room you're in? FAMILYROOM
10. Your hobby? BLOG
11. Your fear? LOSS
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? IDAHO
13. Where were you last night? TEMPLE
14. What you're not? PATIENT
15. One of your wish-list items? ARTISTIC
16. Where you grew up? IDAHO
17. The last thing you ate? PIZZA
18. What are you wearing? JEANS
19. Your TV? ON
20. Your pet? NADA
21. Your computer? NECESSARY
22. Your mood? HAPPY
23. Missing someone? FRIENDS
24. Your car? WHITE
25. Something you're not wearing? JEWELERY
26. Favorite store? SHOPKO?
27. Your summer? SHORT
28. Love someone? J
29. Your favorite color? BLUE
30. When is the last time you laughed? TODAY
31. Last time you cried? SUNDAY

I award everyone with the "I Love Your Blog Award" and, in so doing, tag them to complete the above questions.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Shovelin' It In! -

P managed to bring his sand shovel (that has never been used in sand) to dinner and we didn't realize it until he started using it as his spoon. It was really cute.

Getting frustrated because his scalloped potato is stuck deep in the "spoon" and he can't reach it.

Safe Kitty -

J and I discovered P's Kitty safely buckled in his high chair! SO CUTE! P did it all by himself! He loves to click the pieces together all the time and, I guess, decided that Kitty needed some dinner.

This is P showing me how he buckled Kitty.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Future Blogger In Training! (I'm so proud!) -

I guess P is trying to emulate his mommy. He was over playing at the computer and it was so cute! I had my blog title flash into my mind and I ran and found the camera! He doesn't actually use the computer, he is just playing, typing, and clicking away. I've realized I can't let him to it for too long because he ended up pulling up the Internet and also pulled up my Picasa album! I certainly don't want my pictures "accidentally" erased!

Clicking away.

Cute Face!

Typing away and looking at his picture that we have as our wallpaper!

I just had to add this picture because I love it so much! It was taken back in February (2008).