Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Many Faces of P -

The other week when P and I went to play, in Idaho Falls, with my cousins, Jamie took some really cute pictures of P. I've finally gotten around to making a post of it. Here is the story. Jamie has a dog, Bo, that is a mixed breed but is the size of a labrador. He is a very nice dog and very excited. Anyway, he managed to get inside the house and came running at P. They came face-to-face and it scared P. So the rest of the day, he was nervously looking toward the back door and worrying about "Puppy!" We left for lunch, played at the park, and then came back. He was still worried about Puppy and stayed perched on the couch where it was "safe." Here are the pics:


Mr. Pouty Face

I'm so cute when I pout.

The thoughtful, nose-picker pose.

This is when P finally got brave enough to peek out the back door. I LOVE the look on his face! It is totally a "What are you taking my picture for?" look! Man, we've got a cute kid! :-)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Dueling Bellies & Other Stuff -

On Sunday, March 22nd, we went to dinner at my parents house. That isn't really new but my dad and I took our Dueling Bellies picture. We've decided to turn this into a tradition, I guess. So here we are:

Dueling Bellies 2009 (I'm 25 weeks along)

Dueling Bellies 2006 (I'm about 21 weeks.)

P showing off his "baby belly." Hmmm ... way too skinny to have a baby in there. By the way, he is sucking in his tummy. He isn't emaciated, I swear!

My little man, the Diet Coke-aholic. He takes after us Teeples folk. Here he is stealing sips from Grampy's mug. I think he was also nodding off to sleep.
1:00 PM church + no nap = a sleepy kid for Sunday dinner.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rare Moments of Craftiness

I'm not known for my craftiness but, on rare occasions, I get the craft bug and want to make something. I had made some autumn-ish blocks that said "Harvest" and wanted to have some for each season. So, I made these:

The Spring ones aren't done yet. I want to put some flowers and/or bugs on them but I think they are pretty cute, if I do say so myself! ;-)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fun With The Girls -

On Saturday, J went to help his brother lay tile in his new house. I knew that I wouldn't be very helpful and P would just get in the way, so P and I took a trip to IF to play. We spent time with my cousins, Jamie and Jill, and their families. We just hung out and visited, watched the kids play, made my mandatory trip to Johnny Carinos for lunch, and played at the park. P and Kyler had plenty of fun but I think Jamie, Jill, and I had even more fun. Here are some pics from our time at the park.

Weirdo, pregnant woman playing on the toys.

Jill and Jamie having way too much fun on the tire swing. The funnest part, for me anyway, was watching them try to get on the silly thing. I stayed away from this "fun" because I get motion sickness really easy.

I've never seen such a big swing with a buckle. (Maybe I don't get out much.) Anyway, I just had to sit in it for a pic ...

... and go for a swing. Thanks for the push, Jamie!

Jill's hubby, Levi, came to play and P had Levi wrapped around his little finger. It was pretty cute.

Heading down the slide with Kyler behind trying to scare his Uncle Levi.

This pic is especially for Jill because I knew she was pleased with her armpit shot! ;-) Love you, Jilly bean!

Sisters having way too much fun!

I assume P is telling Levi what to do or something.

Jill and I playing.
I love these girls so much! I consider them my sisters and love them to bits. They are so fun to hang out and visit with. I love their husbands too and am so glad to know them.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Have A Question

For those of you who are my followers, do my posts show up in your Blogs I'm Following tab? I am curious and have wondered if it has worked for you. I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know! Thanks!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Unexpected Project & Some Other Pics -

While drywalling our family room, we discovered that there was, what we thought, a small leak. We knew it was from water dripping off the roof and soaking into some wood. J went and bought some metal flashing and was going to fix the problem real quick. When he pulled up the siding, he discovered that the pressed wood underneath was completed rotted and soft. So he kept pulling up the siding until the dry rot had stopped. See the picture below:
So what we thought was going to be a quick fix turned into a mad dash to fix it before the rain or snow that was forecasted for that night. We ran to Home Depot and got all the supplies that we needed and got to work. My sweet mom came and got P when she got off work and took him to her house. Then I was able to help. We were pounding in the pitch black night until about 9 PM. The picture below is the finished product until it warms up enough to paint. We eventually want to put new siding on the whole house but that will be a while from now. We've got to save our pennies.

We've been sick at our house off and on for about three weeks. P has been housebound for the past week (due to bronchitis and a sinus infection) and has been going stir crazy. The other day it was warm enough to be outside for a little while so we decided to let him play for a bit.

This bike sat out in the yard getting snowed on for a couple months. Amazingly enough, the batteries still worked and he was jamming to the tunes and honking the horn. He was very excited to be outside and was very unhappy when we made him come in. With his bronchitis, he will start coughing so hard that he throws up. So, when he runs too much or plays too hard he starts coughing and then throws up. YUCK! Anyway, it has been a hard week trying to keep him still and to not move around too much. I can't wait for this bronchitis to go away!

This is me enjoying being outside without a coat! (Even if it was for only about 15 minutes!)

Here is our little man enjoying some Oreo's. He gets so stinkin' messy but it is funny to see what his face looks like afterward.

I took this picture on my cell phone the other day. P grabbed his doodle pad and a pillow and settled into the laundry basket to relax. He is such a goof!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mormon Ad -

My mom sent me this and I thought it was great! It reminds me of J and P playing together. I hope you enjoy! Also, check out a couple more at the end. Sci-Fi and Stagecoach are good too!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Baby Bump and Stuff -

Here is a picture of my baby bump as of March 1, 2009 (Sorry for the grainy photo. My photoshop skillz could be much better!)

This is me posing (and flaunting my bump) at my cousin's wedding reception on March 7, 2009. I'm such a nerd and proud of it! (By the way, congratulations Cory and Jennifer!!!)

This picture of my dad is actually P's first photograph. Grammy helped him hold the camera and helped him push the button but he did take it! I'm quite proud!

Here are some of my favorite guys! J is such a wonderful husband and I couldn't ask for more! P is such a cheese ball and he makes life fun and interesting! My dad, Steve, is an awesome dad and boss! I am one blessed girl to have such good men in my life!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Maria! -

Last Saturday, March 7th, we celebrated the birthday of J's sister, Maria. We went up to IF in the morning and we, J's parents, and Maria and her family went to the museum to see the Titanic exhibit. I'd like to go back, minus P, to really be able to appreciate it. I've always loved learning about the Titanic and seeing the artifacts. I know Steven, Maria's husband, considers me a huge nerd because I went and saw the movie in the theater three times. WHATEVER STEVEN! I was a teenager, what do you expect! ;-)

After seeing the exhibit, we went to Red Robin for lunch. Here are some pics.

Josh's parents.

Steven giving his sweet birthday girl a kiss.
I got jealous and wanted in on the fun!

It became a smooch fest because Andrew wanted to kiss his dad. What fun!

After lunch, we went back to Steven and Maria's house and hung out for a bit and had birthday cake. Overall, it was a great day. I love being close (in proximity) to most of J's family and being able to celebrate with them. They are awesome and I feel so blessed to have brothers and sisters!

Here is P playing with an old phone. It kept him busy for quite a while!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

This Past Week -

Hey all! I hope all is well for you. We have been doing well. We celebrated the birthday of my sister-in-law, Maria, yesterday and also celebrated the wedding of my cousin, Cory. I'll post pictures from our day with Maria in another post. These are just a few pictures that we took through the week.

P hanging out in his toy basket watching The Incredibles.

Our nerdy kid. We love him SO much!

We've been slowly drywalling our family room. I'm not much help but I try. I usually stand on a chair and hold the drywall while J screws it on. The other day I decided to stand on the desk and use my back and head to hold it. Now, don't think that I have an abusive husband. He didn't leave me there struggling to get a picture. The drywall was screwed on enough that it would hold by itself but I wanted a picture for prosperity's sake!

As you can see, the walls and the ceiling are all covered in dark cedar wood planks. It is okay but just not really our style. It is dark in there, even with all the windows, and we want it to be lighter. So we've been slowly but surely getting the drywall up. I'm really excited to see how it will look when it is finished!

Here is P "helping" Daddy exercise. He loves to "help" and that means that Dad doesn't get much exercising done. P loves to wrestle and attacks J whenever he gets on the floor to do push-ups, crunches, or whatever!

This is P playing dead. I think it is so cute. He shuts his eyes and his mouth hangs wide open. He usually plays dead for a few seconds during his wrestling sessions with Daddy.