Thursday, December 30, 2010

Two Different Worlds...

Super Heroes:


Super Heroes:
You can't tell me that tea party doesn't look nice after a day of fighting dragons and Lord Voldermort.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Conversation with Sam-man


Scene: Sam looking up the chimney in our front room.

Mom: Is Santa going to come down the chimney tonight?

Sam: (Blank look)

Mom: Santa is going to fly with his reindeer, land on our roof, and bring a present for you and Willie down the chimney tonight.

Sam: Santa going to come down the chimney?

Mom: Yeah, and he'll bring you a present.

Sam: (Eyes getting big) He's going to bring me a bell?

Mom: A what?

Sam: A bell.

Mom: Oh yeah. (finally catching on. Darn slow Moms)

Sam: He going to put a bell in my hand?

-Too sweet. I love this age when they don't know that they can ask for anything. All he wants is a bell. I hope I can hear it ring when he gets it.-

Trains


We made our gingerbread trains the other night. We had a couple of friends over. It was a lot of fun...mess....and sugar. Thanks Landon and Drew for coming! P.S. Next year, I will assemble the trains before hand.



One of the benefits of having boys is I get to go out and run errands with this guy! (Who did dress himself, thanks.) He's so rad.



Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Tale of Three Clementines

Once there were three clementines. Then I tried juggling. Now there are two. And a nice orange-y smelling home when the heat is on. Shhhh...don't tell Reed.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Helpers

The boys have been great helpers lately. They have been calling me Santa, and they are the elves...maybe I should think about working out once in a while :)
Here they are making treats for neighbors.
At least Sammy thought they were tasty.
Willie came with me this morning to do a little Christmas shopping...He hasn't taken this crown off that we made yesterday except to sleep. And yes, his shoes are on the wrong feet. You'd think he'd notice, but he had them on all day like this.
We enjoyed dinner by the fire and Christmas tree (thanks Amanda for the great idea!) They loved it. We drank out of plastic cups and ate on Christmas paper plates. The boys thought it was a blast!
Happy Trails!

Dad's Yearly Post

I sit awake late at night often. Usually thinking about family. Sometimes work and other stuff. Life is good here in Logan. Kiddos are getting big and learning so much. Mom is always keeping things together and everyone happy. I get caught up in the busyness of life once in a while and forget to pay attention to what is great.

I walked into the kitchen the other Sunday. Meg was baking rolls and feeding Mikey at the same time. NPR was on the radio. Willie was intently drawing at the table and Sam was playing in the front room. There was a lot going on and it is rare to be in the middle of it and just be able to watch. It was a sweet moment for me. Who knew hanging out with that blue eyed soccer girl would have led me to this. I made a great choice and have a happy life. I am glad I have so much. I have Jedis, Wizards, Superheros, and a fantastic girl who plays with them all. I love you guys.

Dad

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Decorating

Willie has been busy making the house "Christmasy". Here is his Play Doh nativity.
We made a puzzle one night out of foam board. We all drew on it and cut it out. That was the best $3 I have spent in a long time. (And I didn't even feel bad when I threw it away a week later!)
I can't get a picture of Mikey being still...as he is always moving, but at least he is smiling.
(Well, and there is the fact that our camera is messed up and every picture looks washed out in the middle...)
Here is our Christmas tree. The kiddos decorated it, as you can tell from the second picture.

Yes folks, that is a sock on the tree...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

One Each



Monday, October 25, 2010

Here are some things that have been going on the past couple of months...
A snake was among the many animals we saw in Zions and Kolob. This was on our way home in Kolob. Such pretty country!
We were on the shuttle in Zion's. The boys had fun walking around and seeing all the cool rocks, deer, lizards, snakes, but most of all, the cool sticks (swords, guns, light sabers...) and acorns (bombs). Should I be worried?
Willie learned about the planets this summer and here is his artwork!
Mikey Mike

Boo at the Zoo Skeletons


Here we are in the Tetons this summer. Hidden falls maybe? After the boat ride across Jenny Lake.

The waiting and watching pictures of Old Faithful. Aren't the boys cute!
This is part of Will's decorating the car for LOTOJA. I didn't get pictures of the side windows. He was very excited to paint the car.
This is at Yellowstone, in the canyon. There is a huge waterfall behind where the boys are standing and it was making me so nervous, even though it is all fenced off, and they weren't going anywhere....Reed thinks I'm a wimp.

Friday, September 10, 2010

pictures

Thanks Grandma for the skeleton jammies. The boys decided they want to be skeletons for halloween. Done!
Great Grandma Tanner and Happy Mikey
Great Grandpa Tanner and Mikey
Isn't this exciting! We went to the Golden Spike. I thought the boys would like it...
Not so excited...it might have been the hour drive in the middle of nowhere with a screaming baby brother...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunday Best

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Boys

Sammy does love his little brother, even if sometimes he doesn't know how to contain himself and we have to call him Lenny.
The boys all in their train jammies...Actually, just Sammy and Mikey had train jammies on, and Willie felt left out, so he is wearing some of Sammy's jammmies...they almost fit!
I think it will always be 2 out of 3 smiling...never all 3.
Sammy was walking around in Dad's shoes, and informed us he was going on a bike ride.
I think I have Grandma Edge to thank for the spider webs. I guess the yarn spider web was better than the thread one I found in the basement...and got my foot tangled in.
Sammy wearing part of Mikey's blessing outfit...He called it his helmet and kept asking me to buckle it.
Mikey has decided he likes his thumb better than the binky for now. This is okay, except it takes him a long time to find his thumb.

Friday, July 30, 2010