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Thursday, February 28, 2008

2 down 1 to go!!!

So do you notice anything different about Tommy? (other than his really great looks) Yes... That is UNDERWEAR that he is wearing!!!! We are almost a week of having him potty trained and it was so easy!!!! I really dreaded training him because James was a nightmare! (Thanks to Em I got through it) But it just really clicked with Tommy. So I'm excited, not only to have to only change one butt, but the money that I'll save on diapers!

It's great having TWO big boys!!!! (I guess three if you count Steve)

(ps... Steve thought it was time to get Tommy a "real" hair cut, but I miss the skater look on him.Maybe we'll grow it back out. But either way he's really cute.)

Sunday, February 24, 2008


In this corner we have Tim "The Tank" Grammer.... weighing in at a whopping 29 pounds!!! Known for taking on anything in his path (especially if he has his safety goggles on)

And in this corner we have... The Coffee Table! Coming in at about 35 pounds. Known to be a very rectangular guy...

There goes Tim he's weaving back and forth, the Coffee Table doesn't to be moving much but you never know with that kind of fighter. Look, Tim's on top it's looking like it's going to be a quick pin. OH NO!!!! Tim seems to be loosing his edge! No, no that's not it at all.... Looks like Tim caught the edge of the table. And the Coffee Table wins again.

Check back soon to see Tim "The Tank" take on the folding chair

And the bookcase, tag teaming with the plastic tote!

Friday, February 15, 2008

What you don't know about me.

I was tagged a while ago by Tami, so now I'm doing my little thing. I've also gotten this email from a couple of friends and my sisters as well so I thought I would just post this on the blog. I was hopeing to have a couple of pictures of me but I don't so you'll just have to use your imagination.

Four jobs I have had in my life: (or still have)
1. Mom
2. Drafter (Residential, Commercial, and Surveyor...this one I'm doing now)
3. I watered plants at a nursery
4. Fast food places

Four movies you would watch over and over again: (itshould be the top10!!!)
1. Leagally Blond (I just giggle all through this)
2. Prestige (you can't pass up Christian Bail and Hugh Jackman!!)
3. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
4. National Treasure (I'm totally into the conspiroy therories)

Four places you have lived:
1. Sierra Vista, AZ (twice)
2. Roy, UT
3. Holladay, UT (twice)
4. Monterey, CA (by far my favorite place)

T.V. shows that I watch:
1. Grey's Anatomy (and all the McHotties)
2. ER (I'm waiting and waiting for this to be like it was)
3. Almost anything that is Reality TV
4. Food Network

Four Places I have been in 2007:
1. SeaWorld
2. Vegas and Utah
3. The park (ok, all of them in Sierra Vista)
4. Walmart and Target

People who e-mail you (regularly):
1. Jen Hunsaker
2. Erika
3. Amy Badger
4. The Oriental Trading Company and the Pajama Grams (I don't know why... I've never bought anything from either of them)

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Rasinets (munchem on them right now)
2. Sushi
3. Almost anything that I make (I've turned into a pretty good cook)
4. Anything that Jen makes

4 Places I would like to be right now:
1. Fiji (that's the place that Steve and I would like to be together)
2. With my Yaya's
3. On a plane to anywhere.
4. I really like my house so I like being here

Things you are looking forward to in the coming year:
1. Seeing Rodney get married and getting to know his cute wife Lauralyn
2. Running a Marathon
3. Starting my Bachlors program
4. James AND Tommy in preschool

So there are more things about me. You can do this if you want to but no pressure.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Whose Bright Idea Was This?

Here I come with my soap box again...

Who was the guy that thought up Valentine's Day? I mean really... do you need a specific day to tell the person you love that you love them? I'm not complaining because I didn't get anything, on the contrary, Steve took me to a really nice dinner. But during dinner I decided that this day was a waste of a holiday. I love Steve so much (que music... Truely, Madly, Deeply) so why do I need a day to celebrate it. I do it everyday. It seems to me that Valentine's Day is just a day... not to celebrate love, but to say "Hey... you are single AGAIN this year!" how sad is that? I think that Valentine's Day is just a way to exploit the people and I guess the time between Christmas and Easter so they threw in Valentine's Day.

Ok, it's getting late and I'm going to start not making sense. The jist of this was to day that I think that Valentine's Day is a dumb holiday, and that I love Steve more than just one day a year.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Oh, What a Beatiful Day!

(Ok, to start with this is only funny because we found James naked the night before.... I went in to the boys' room to check on them and I look and see that Tommy has taken off his bottoms and his diaper and is laying half naked in his bed. Not wet or anything, just naked. Not exactly sure why, but there you go)

So yesterday was BEAUTIFUL!!!! The sun was shining and the birds were chirpping, and the children were happy to be outside. So to start things off I went for a 2.8 mile run and realized that the shoes that I has were 7 years old. (gasp, I know) So I needed new shoes. The shoes I got are so cool and really hot.

They are black with shiny blue stripes. I'm really looking forward to taking them out for a run. So they just played outside in the morning and after naps we went to the park to play.

Here we have James and Tommy playing the the dirt. Now during the winter time everything dies and usually stays that way until the rainy season. During that time Sierra Vista is so green and really pretty. Anyway... the boys found the only dirt area in teh entire park it was about 2.5 feet around. Just like puddles, leave it to my boys to find the dirt.

So I watching the boys and all of a sudden I see a random shoe...

I looked around and here are the feet that the shoes belong to. The dirt kept getting into his shoes and decided that not only did the dirt bother him but that his feet "needed the sun" (Tommy is definately my child)

So Tim's independence is driving me crazy. From now (16 months) until about 20-22 months is the scary times for moms and the child that likes to play on the park equipment. And that is where Tim is at, he see's his brothers climbing and playing and thinks he needs to do it too.

OK, this is Tim going up the steps....
And this is Tim going down the stairs... Does anyone else see the problem with this?

And as always Captain is around to keep an eye on the boys. He's a great dog and climbs with the boys and goes down the slides with them.
So here is to the close to a great (sunny, warm, 74 degree) day. Looking forward to the longer warmer days that are up and coming.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Slow News Day.

Not a whole lot is going on and as we wait for our 74 degrees weather tomorrow (which I will post about) I though I would lighten the mood with some funny things from the boys.

Well last night Steve went in to take James to the bathroom before we went to bed. He called me in to see what had happen. I walk in there and we find James NAKED. He is sound asleep so trying to get an answer from him is hard. We though maybe he peed and just got out of his wet clothes, but no. He and his sheets were dry, we found his jammies in the bathroom. I guess he got up by himself and instead of pulling his pants back up, he just steped out of them. If that was the case, I'm still not sure how/why his shirt was off. I guess the "world will never know"

I have a box that is in my kitchen with note cards in it. When the boys say something funny or cute or just something I want to remember, I jot it down and throw it in the box. Because it's in the kitchen, it handy and with in reach. Well, here are a couple from teh boys that are really cute. (A couple from Tommy, more from James)

-Instead of saying "Honey bunches of Oats" He asks for "Honey Bunches of Boats"
-When I took Tommy for his 2-year check up the doctor asked him whe his name was, and Tommy very clearly tells him it's "Mater"
-When I'm laying down Tommy likes to "nuggle" with me.
-Instead of saying something like "ouch, that really hurts" Tommy has started saying "Ouch...Double Ouch!"

-James and I were looking at flashcards one day and I held up one and James "Look, is a Leah-bug" (instead of lady bug)
-We were coming home from chruch and I guess James was having a bad day because Tommy started being silly and clucking like a chicken and James turned to Tommy and said "I don't want to listen to chicken noises"
-We were dropping a note off to Steve and we passed by some soldiers in formation and James says "Mom, Soldiers make me proud"
-While Tim was still in the NICU, I was talking to James about his brother. He turned to me and said mom, " I'm going to teach Tim to eat cake"
-James learned the word 'spectacular', and I guess that was his word of the day. "Dad, these cheese burgers are 'spectacular'," "Mom, this is just spectacular!"
-We were sitting at the table for dinner one night and James looked kind of sad so I asked him what was wrong and he said "My ears are worried"
-I guess James is listening in Primary because he asked me "Mom, if these are the last days, what are the First days?"
-One afternoon we were all playing together and James wanted to see Steve's Belly Belly (his belly button) He lifed up Steve's shirt and said with surprise "Daddy! You have crumbs in your Belly Belly!" (Yes, James found some belly button lint)

The boys definatley keep me on my toes with what comes out of there mouths. Most of the time I have to laugh, or try not to laugh when they are being serious. So I hope these make you smile as they have me.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Nothing but the Weather...

So what's the weather like where you are? (Minus those in Hawaii) I'm sure you are dealing with snow, and from what I've heard there is like FEET of snow. Well guess what... we had snow here yesterday.

I don't know if you can tell, but yes, that is snow falling. Now don't get to excited, none of it stuck to the ground, so there was no playing in it, but there you go.

Now here are a couple pictures of today...

The first is a picture of our house, do you see the clear blue skies? And the next is of the lone cloud in the sky. I looked around and that is the only one I saw. (We do get snow up on the mountains and you can see it from where we are, but that is where snow is suppose to be, in the mountains!) And just to rub it in a little more... it's suppose to be 74 degrees on Saturday! So as all of you are trying to stay warm, we are going to try to fly kites.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

What did I do Today?

Today I left some dishes dirty,

The bed got made around 3:30.

The diapers soaked a little longer,

The oder grew a little stroner.

The crumbs I spilled the day before,

Are staring at me from the floor.

The finger prints there one the wall,

Will still be there next fall.

The dirty streaks on those windowpanes,

Will still be there next time it rains.

Shame on you, you sit and say,

Just what did you do today?

I held a baby while he slept,

I held a toddler while he wept.

I played a game of hide and seek,

I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.

I pulled a wagon, sang a song,

Taught a child right from wrong.

What did I do this whole day through?

Not much that shows, I guess that's true.

Unless you think that what I've done,

Might be important to someone.

With crystal blue eyes, and soft brown hair,

If that is true, I've done my share.

-Author Unknown

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