Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Road Rage

Yesterday Marcus and I went to Cooper's office for a bit and Marcus used some of the empty boxes to make a car (notice Spiderman in the passenger seat...) Well, in his imagination he was driving all over, and I thought I'd catch him in the act.  Well, apparently he gets angry at imaginary drivers driving too slow?

::sigh::  at least he called them "Dude" and that's it!

... monkey see monkey do?

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

If you give a mouse a cookie...

We love books at our house!  But, one of my favorites is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff.

Basically, it is about a little mouse, who you give a cookie to and then a big adventure all around the house happens with one thing reminding the mouse to do something else.  Well... anyway, this morning I was reading it to Marcus and was struck by a certain part after the mouse eats the cookie, he wipes his face and looks in the mirror and realizes he needs to trim his hair...

"When he's finished giving himself a trim, he'll want a broom to sweep up.  
He'll start sweeping.
He might get carried away and sweep every room in the house.
He may even end up washing the floors as well!"

You know, I would trade a cookie for a mouse to do that.

... I need to go bake some cookies! (Now where is my cleaning mouse!?)
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Lovin'

Is having us a blast!  I LOVE when its warm and we get to play, eat, live outside!  This is the first summer in our house that we have had our yard finished, and we have eaten outside almost every night we can!  It's so great!

A few Sundays ago, we had Cooper's cousin Jensen over for the night because he was leaving on an LDS mission later that week.  We also had our good friends The Statens over.  They have a sweet little boy named Connor who is just ADORIBLE!   Marcus and Connor played outside on the grass.  Marcus kept getting Connor to play Croquet with him!  It was so funny. :)

Marcus trying to get Connor to play Croquet.
Sweet Connor wondering what the heck Marcus is trying to get him to do! 
Sweet Silly Marcus... cute picture, so sad its so blurry!

Recently, we discovered the coolness that is Crayola's 3D chalk!  It is super fun!  We color with it all the time, and then put on the glasses and watch our creations pop!  It is SO COOL!  You need to go get some for your kiddos.  For real.  Stinkin' cool.

Notice the chalk on his forehead?!

While waiting for dinner to get done, Marcus and Connor decided to clean out one of our cabinets.  They had a great time doing so! :)

For dinner, we had these yummy recipes with DELISH sliced seedless watermelon and cornbread.  (Funny Fact:  I HATE watermelon when I'm not pregnant... but when I'm pregnant, it's divine!)

action shot! ;)

L to R: Jensen, Cooper, Paul and Annie

L to R: (Please don't mind the not so cute me!) Marcus, Melanie, Cooper,
Paul, Annie and Connor.

I love messy, eaten plates next to the sink when we have had friends over. :)  We did a good amount of damage on the food-- hardly any leftovers. 

For Dessert, we all made S'mores on our mini charcoal grill!  It was a fun adventure and we all smelled like campfire when we were done.  It was our first S'more session of the season... and it was quite a success!  We got the big JUMBO sized marshmallows, and while they were a blast to roast, I'm going to stick with the regular sized ones. :)  They are like, 3X the size of regular ones! While quite fun to roast, they take a LONG time to reach the perfect gooey in the middle, crispy brown on the outside consistancy... and when I'm making myself roasted marshmallows and s'mores... I want it much faster than it takes to roast one! haha!

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Friday, June 10, 2011

I needed this today.

This is just a feel good song.  I love listening to it when I'm stressed out! :)

Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine
Says she wants to look that way
But her hair isn't straight her body isn't fake
And she's always felt overweight

Well little girl fourteen I wish that you could see
That beauty is within your heart
And you were made with such care your skin your body and your hair
Are perfect just the way they are

There could never be a more beautiful you
Don't buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you

Little girl twenty-one the things that you've already done
Anything to get ahead
And you say you've got a man but he's got another plan
Only wants what you will do instead

Well little girl twenty-one you never thought that this would come
You starve yourself to play the part
But I can promise you there's a man whose love is true
And he'll treat you like the jewel you are

There could never be a more beautiful you
Don't buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you

So turn around you're not too far
To back away be who you are
To change your path go another way
It's not too late you can be saved
If you feel depressed with past regrets
The shameful nights hope to forget
Can disappear they can all be washed away
By the one who's strong can right your wrongs
Can rid your fears dry all your tears
And change the way you look at this big world
He will take your dark distorted view
And with His light He will show you truth
And again you'll see through the eyes of a little girl

There could never be a more beautiful you
Don't buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hawaiian Haystacks

What I've been craving...

Hawaiian Haystacks.  That's what's for dinner tonight and I'm SO excited! hahaha!  
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