Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ethan's 3rd Birthday

 This cake Grandma and Grandpa Anderson brought over to celebrate Ethan's birthday. They showed up on Sunday afternoon with cake and ice cream.

 This cake we had with Grandma and Grandpa Crapo a few days late, but at least we had a celebration.

 His steel dump truck that should last him years of fun. From Grandma and Grandpa Crapo

 This truck he was playing with while we were in Kmart and when we were ready to go we told him he had to tell it good-bye. He was MAD for the rest of the day. You can't see in these pictures but he had an ear to ear grin when he opened it.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My mile!!

Whew! I thought I was going to die today when I was walking my mile. I made it in 19:03. Kicked my butt though. It's going to be a L.O.N.G. time before I accomplish that in 18 minutes.

James and his accomplishments

James is almost six months old, just today he rolled over by himself. When he's been on his belly he has been scooting a little bit forward. Still no teeth. He's been sleeping through the night, for the most part, since he was about four months old. He loves to lay on the floor and play with his gym. Just last month he finally outgrew the newborn and 0-3 months clothes. I tried feeding him some rice cereal last week, but he was either just too hungry and mad to eat it or he just wasn't ready for it.

He's growing up very fast. He has been talking a lot lately, doesn't matter if anyone is listening to him or not. He is also a thumb sucker. All three of the brown haired, brown eyed children suck their thumbs. James took his first bath in the bathtub last week. He loved playing in the water, he laughed and giggled and splashed.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Gizmo was my cat, the first cat I've had since I left home. I got him in November 2007 and he was a part of the family. The last time I saw him was at Christmas time last year. I've been hoping that he was just adopted by another family. But I saw his lifeless body on the side of the road yesterday. He's been there the last few months under the piles of snow we got at the time he disappeared. It broke my heart to see him there and to know that's where he's been the last few months.
 My cats become a special part of the family and I felt like a part of my heart was torn out to realize that he will never come home to me, to sleep on my feet or to curl up on my lap again.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Van

Well this is what we spent the majority of our tax return on this year. The van we had didn't even fit all of us when we bought it, but at the time we were desperate and needed one. We were legal as long as Michael wasn't with us, but then we had James and we really didn't fit. We decided to go with the 15 passenger so that we'd have the room for storage.

Michael thought it would be funny to post on my facebook account that I needed help naming it. Here are the suggestions so far:

Automobile Snowman
Abominable Snowvan
People Mover
Cruise Ship
HOV (Hybrid Offset Vehicle)
King of the Road
VANna White
BMW (Big Mormon Wagon)
Big Bertha