Sunday, August 21, 2011

Some of the fun!!!

We've been having a fun summer and I'm so sad to see it coming to an end.

My brother and his family went to Jackson Hole for vacation...they live about 7 hours from here so we don't get to see them often. Anyways, they invited us up yesterday to come and hang out with them since our kids love eachother. My sister Jenna and her husband happened to be running a relay over the tetons that was going to end at Teton Village (right outside Jackson Hole) so my parents were up there with her kids so we all got together. We had a picnic, went swimming, rolled down hills, had birthday cake to celebrate Dianna's birthday, went into the town square and took the kids to the candy store....we were going to do the alpine slides but Jaden was too nervous to go on the chair lift to get to the top and to be honest, I was kind of scared to let him:) On the way home we got square ice cream cones...I think my kids were a little sugared out!

Last weekend we went to Utah for a family reunion. Chris and I took the twins and went up a day parents took our boys! I'm realizing I do not have any pictures but it was nice to get away and have some time to shop:) and get together with Chris best friend and his wife.

On Friday night we went to an adult dinner full of babies!!! My cousin and his wife had twin boys 24 weeks before the girls. We had to line one picture is my cousin Jill's baby. Their twins were hilarous. I don't think I've ever seen a more active baby and they have two. At one point they put them in the stroller to contain them and their legs started was seriouly so funny...maybe not for mom and dad:):):)

On Saturday we went to 7 peaks. Sadly there is so much family that I didn't get to hang out with because we stayed in the kiddy area but my boys had a blast and were definately tired out. Not so much that we didn't take them out to dinner and shopping afterwards.

On Sunday we went to Temple Square and met up with Chris's sister and her son Anthony. The boys loved throwing coins in the fountains. Jaden loved all the touch screens that allowed him to tour the inside of the Salt Lake Temple.

And this is a random day of finger painting. While they were in the middle of this painting projects I have two gals stop by and shortly thereafter the boys came in with paint on their noses and in funny places. Lets just says I'm grateful this paint is easy to clean up.

A couple of mondays ago we went golfing as a family. Sadly my camera died after I took this picture so I couldn't get any real action shots. Jaden is starting to get really good and Landon spend a good amount of the time rolling down the hills...I felt a little bad for those around us.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Today I set the girls down quickly to get something and came back and saw them poking and exploring each other. It was so cute; of course once I came in the room they weren't as interested in each other anymore so I didn't capture them at their cutest.

This reminded when they were about two weeks old, they were in their room and I could hear them crying. Apparently they were starving because they could smell milk on each other and were sucking each others faces. I still wish I had captured that on camera but that was the furthest thing on my mind when I realized how hungry they were:)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A quarter of a year

I can't believe that my little babies are three months old. They are 1/4 of the way through their first year. Where does the time go???
They are still wonderful babies...except for the last two days; I'm hoping this doesn't continue. When I go and get them out of their cribs in the morning they are all smiles and so happy to see me. They coo all the time...I don't recall my boys doing this much.

They really are so much fun. The love me to hold them around their bellies and I think this is because that's how I'm able to carry both of them around the they really aren't snugglers. They are VERY healthy as you can see from their pictures and everything thinks they are older then they are; a very good sign for twins since they usually run on the smaller side and are a little behind.

We love you little girls!

And this is a picture of sweet little Alisha, she fell asleep while I am blogging. Isn't she precious?

Despite my BEST efforts

I really would love to be that person that can grow anything, eat out of their garden, and have fresh everything on hand at all times.

I've TRIED so hard.....

We've lived in our home for 3 years this summer. Obviously our first summer any thoughts of a garden or anything else was pushed to the side so we worked and made it happen our 2nd year. We also wanted fruit so we planted a dwarf peach tree...these take a couple of years to yield fruit so it requires patience. In addition to this I planted strawberries that year to and let them create shoots...this also requires patience since they don't produce strawberries while they are doing this. This summer my peach tree died...I'm not sure why but I sadly pulled it out of the ground. forward to this year. I planned ahead and planted my own starts in a little greenhouse in April; tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, and flowers. One big wind storm later (we have a number of these) my poor green house tipped over and I was only able to recover a few small things including my pumpkins. Fast forward a couple of months...I had just had the babies and decided I wanted to plant some raspberry starts and forgot about them for a couple of days and they were too dried out to plant. Fast forward another month; I had a girl come over to do some weeding for me since I have a good size garden and a ton of flower beds. After she left I went out to check my newly weeded garden to discover I no longer had strawberries or pumpkins.

So now...I don't have peaches, raspberries, or strawberries.

So last night I was very envious of another. We went over to our friends for FHE. This last year they've put together an amazing garden and little farm. The boys got to collect eggs from their chickens, chase their rabbits (they were going to kill two that evening to eat), milk their goat, pick raspberries, onions, and peas.

I'm not sure I'd ever have the energy for all of that but wouldn't it be so healthy and fun to be able to walk out your back door and get everything you need for dinner. They even make their own cheese out of their goat milk. My boys really enjoyed it and I think it'd teach such a good work ethic if each child had a responsibility. Someday my rate I'd take one step forward and go back two:)