October 26, 2008

My little helper monkey

Eli is getting so grown up. The other day I was doing some stuff in my bedroom and when I came back into the kitchen Eli had unloaded the whole dishwasher. He told me later that he wasn't tall enough to put the stuff in the cupboard so he just stacked everything all over the counters. He then asked if I would put all the dirty dishes down lower so that he could put them in the dishwasher. As he was doing this I asked him a question and he told me that he couldn't talk right now because he was busy. Funny kid.

He has really been into helping me do chores lately. He vacuums, dusts, sweeps, and helps fold laundry, yet he fights me almost everyday when I ask him to make his bed and clean his room. (I don't get it).

It is so fun to see him learn something new and increase his confidence. I love this kid!

October 23, 2008

Babies Babies Babies

I have so many friends and family who are expecting right now. I swear there is something in the air. And all but one, who know what they are having are having girls. It is defenitely girl season.

Anyway the first of those many people had her baby yesterday. And oh she is the cutest little thing. I held her for almost an hour and it was defenitely NOT long enough! I love, love, love newborn babies. It is my absolute favorite stage. They are just so precious and sweet and snuggly (although niether of mine were snuggly. Totally not fair). Holding this cute baby girl made me a little baby hungry. Just a little. Then I came home to my kids and remembered they don't stay cute, little, and sweet very long!
Isn't she adorable?

October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Pickin'

Friday fun picking pumpkins at a neighborhood pumpkin patch.

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October 12, 2008

Good food AND a good cause

Trent DuValA sweet family friend of mine's little boy Trent, was diagnosed and has been bravely battling Leukemia for the last 15 months. He is an amazing kid and has fought hard!

There is going to be a fundraiser for his family to offset medical bills at the Chic-fil-a in South Jordan at The District TOMORROW, Monday the 13th. PLEASE take your families for dinner, and hey why not lunch too and help support this family. They are wonderful people!!!

You can read his story here: http://trentduval.blogspot.com/

Here are the details:

A Day for Trent
Fund Raiser on Monday, October 13th
For the last 15 months, 8-year-old Trent has been bravely battling AML Leukemia.
To help Trent’s family with the tremendous financial burden from medical expenses, Chick-fil-A of South Jordan will be donating 20% of the day’s revenue on Monday, October 13th to Trent’s family.
Cash donations will also be accepted, and anyone making a donation of $10 or more will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich to be used on their next visit.
In addition, Chick-fil-A of South Jordan will hold a silent auction from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Auctioned items have been donated by local businesses and community members. All proceeds will go to Trent’s family.
Please help us in supporting Trent and his family! Call Chick-fil-A of South Jordan with any questions at (801) 727-2697 ******Southtown, Ogden & Layton will be giving a % of sales as well, but only the District Location will have an action and coupons for donations

October 10, 2008

Yummy Mummy!

Eli and I made these fun halloween cookies for our treat this week.

October 09, 2008

A jumping date with Eli

   Yesterday morning Eli and I had a little date. Just the two of us, and boy was it fun. In fact I think it might have been one of the best dates I have been on in awhile. (hint hint, Ryan) :)

   We went to the local Jump On It! It was so much fun. We were crazy jumping machines. It was such a blast to just be totally crazy. Eli had so much fun. I can't remember the last time he had so much fun just playing. I am sure the fact that I was there giving him 110% of my attention didn't hurt.

   I think we are going to make this a permanent Wednesday activity. Anyone that would like to join us is welcome. We would love to have more jumping buddies.

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October 07, 2008

A breakfast conversation with Eli...

Eli: Mom, do you have a baby in your tummy?

Me: Um. NO!

Eli: When are you going to have a baby in your tummy?

Me: Not for a long time. Why?

Eli: Because I want to have another baby.

Me: Why do you want another baby?

Eli: Because I want lots of babies. Like 5 brothers and 6 sisters.

Me: Good luck with that.

October 05, 2008

Our little beauty salon

  Tonight Eli came out of the backroom and tod me that he had done Hallie's hair. And sure enough Hallie came tagging in behind him. Her hair was soaking wet, "combed", with the touch of a  headband.  Eli was very proud of himself and told me that "she didn't even move a bit" while he was doing her hair.

Eli's first hair styling attempt.

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Then he asked Ryan if he could do his hair. Ryan agreed. Hallie also decided that she needed to get in on the action. Both Hallie and Eli sat and styled Ryan's hair for a good 20 minutes. What funny kids.

First you spray it.

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Then you comb it.

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Then you put in some mousse.

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Add the final touch. Spike it into a mohawk.

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Hallie getting in on the action

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Then of course Eli had to do his hair.

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October 03, 2008

Guess what I did today?

Pulled weeds!

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October 02, 2008

Sunny St. George

We spent the last week in St. George relaxing and enjoying having NO responsibility. My parents were there for the weekend, and we had lots of fun.

We fed the fish.

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We played

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We swam

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We went on a little hike up Kolob canyon.(and got a speeding ticket).hike