Friday, July 18, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hubba Hubby & Wifey

Ryan and I had our 7th anniversary this summer. We have an ongoing joke about our anniversary because neither of us are very good about dates. Every year but once we have forgotton our anniversary till the day of. Around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. we both look at each other with big eyes and profusely apologize that we have forgotton once again. This year we actually had a disagreement about the date of our wedding. We had to get online and check the calenders for 2001 to see what the date was. Now if that isn't pathetic I don't know what is???? Talk about the 7 year itch. I think we have a poison ivy rash going on.

I love Ryan. He is kind, loving, forgiving, patient, fun, sweet, complimentary and extremely talented. I'm so glad he's mine for life. He's a great daddy. This weekend he's taking my 6 year old antelope hunting with him. He's been working with him on his archery for the last couple of weeks so he'll be ready by the time he's 12 (I think he's jumping the 'gun' a little.hee hee)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


We are really enjoying our summer so far. Every day we spend some time out under our huge trees in our front yard. I am really getting into reading a lot, so it's one of my favorite places to do that. It is a little hard to concentrate cause I seem to be really popular with my boys... wherever I am- that is where they must be. It's a good thing that I am really enjoying them. It's amazing how much personality they have.
Connor and Teagan were having lots of fun in the cooler.

Teagan is talking up a storm these days. I'll just record all of the words he's saying since I probably won't get around to putting it in his actual journal. poor third kids...
Here's his repertoire: mama,mommy, dada, daddy, puppy, house, more, ball, no?(he says it like a question), down, horse, hi, bye bye, baby, bear, bird, light, eye, nose, juice, water, outside, walk, and can mimic the sounds of so many words I couldn't write them all here. Today he walked up to me and said poo poo. I checked him, and sure enough-- he'd left a little gift for me to deal with. At only 18 months I'm starting to worry this kid might be too bright for me to keep up with in homeschool.

Connor is really expanding his vocabulary and starting to express himself well. The other day he came up to me and said, "Mom, I love you. I'm so glad to came to live with us." During family home evening last night we played a game where we each took turns saying what we loved about each member of our family and then why we loved our family. Most of his answers centered around wrestling. "I love Daddy cause he wrestles with me." "I love mommy cause she wrestles with me." "I love Hunter cause he wrestles with me." and so on. I guess we figured out his love language.

It's been so fun as they have aged to see them playing more and more together. They are each other's best friends. They tackle and tickle each other, play super-heroes, tease, laugh, and cry (not the good kind of cry) together. What a gift they are to us and to each other.

Tooth Fairy or something like it...

Hunter is 6 and just lost his first 2 teeth... just when I thought I couldn't take on one more responsibility, I was nominated as tooth fairy around here! But, I don't know where to go to get training for these things, so I just kind of winged it. For the first tooth, I couldn't find it, so I went in to wake him up in the morning so I had light to look for it. I reached under his pillow to act like I was shaking him to wake him up a little, and found the tooth and quickly exchanged it for the money. A close call for any tooth fairy to experience.

The second tooth, i couldn't find at all, so I left him the money anyway... I'm already teaching him the 'something for nothing' mentality...definitely a grade B tooth fairy. But worst of all, I think he may make his tooth into a little necklace or something really scary and boy-like.