Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Lights in Salt Lake

We took the boys to Salt Lake to see the lights for the first time. Isaac was the only one to kind of appreciate it but it was still fun for both. There were some Christmas lights that were on bushes right behind some benches that we sat on and the boys really liked touching those. They were pretty neat, they weren't pointed like most Christmas lights, they were flat headed. Isaac and Andrew loved all the bright colors and figurines, but weren't too big a fans of the cold. Isaac did recognize the temple and pointed it out several times. He also liked the water fountains and the big Christmas tree in the Joseph Smith building. All and all it was a success and time well spent with our boys.

Our little boys all bundled up.
Some awesome red lights that lit the place up.
This was Isaac's favorite. He kept wanting to go under the rope and hold the sheep. He would say "sheep, up" with his arms stretched out. As you can see from his face, we wouldn't let him do that.

The most amazing man in the world. I love you Austin.

The giant Christmas tree in the Joseph Smith building.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Andrew Walking!

Enjoying the New Home

These are some pictures of what our little family has been doing the last 2 weeks we have been here. I think the boys have already gotten used to it and recognize it as home. Okay so it helps that we got them some cool rugs to go in their play room but I still think they are adapting well.This is a picture of Isaac coloring on his play house. We still love that giant box we got from the oven. It is still a favorite toy this past week and a half. I am glad it is lasting so long.
I am taking the picture from inside the box and little Andrew is trying his very best to see mom. We were playing a game of peek-a-boo and I couldn't resist this face. I had to take a picture.
Andrew finally got to rest on mom after our workout video together. More like mom trying to workout but Andrew kept crawling all over me using me as a jungle gym.
I promise just a few seconds ago I was doing crunches.
Family Activity. We made Christmas decorations one night and it was a blast. It really helped Isaac learn about Christmas. He now can point out at the store or in the car Santa, the snowman, or reindeer, and anytime he sees Christmas lights on a house or Santa's hat on random strangers he will yell Christmas and point right at them. The true meaning of Christmas lessons are still to come. lol

Little Andrew trying to copy his big brother on our new road rug. I wish I could upload videos. It was hilarious hearing the sound Andrew thinks a car makes.
Yea, are you surprised just as much as I am? Isaac actually smiled at the camera long enough for me to take it. So cute!This is probably the most hilarious picture of Andrew. He looks like an old man trying to smile while in a state of constipation. I love this picture.

Isaac got into this bucket and put the lid on his head all by himself. Then he kept saying "on" to me. Meaning he wanted me to close the lid with him in the bucket. He almost fit but then he started whinnying.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our first attempt at Thanksgiving

I think it turned out well. There was lots of food and lots of fun. I am just glad we had an oven in time for Thanksgiving. When we first arrived in our house the oven took about 3 hours to get to 250 degrees. Needless to say I could not cook with that. The Wed before Thanksgiving though our manager bought a new one and I can now say that I am so grateful for ovens. The boys even got some good out of this whole charade; a giant box that we cut a door and a window out to make them a cool play house.

our new home, we moved again, blah blah blah

Our big helper during our move.
I couldn't believe he could fit into one of those boxes.
Here she be. Our new home. We were forced out of our awesome town home and moved to Springville. I am actually starting to enjoy our new place. The house we are renting is really old but also very roomy. There is a ton of space for the boys to run around in . Plus, an awesome park across the street as been well used by our boys too. The library is 2 streets over and wellsfargo, little cesars pizza, and a walmart are in about 30 seconds to a 3 minute drive away.This is the dining room. That door leads into the mud room and off to the left is another door for the garage.
Here is the dinning room looking into the hallway that leads to the bathroom and our 2 bedrooms.
This is the living (or we call it the play room). I love those french doors. We can just shut the boys in and say "adios," of course we don't but the thought has crossed my mine.
This is the family room. Yes the TV looks small but we have only had it for 2 years. We are just fine.
Front entry looking through the family room into the dinning room and into the bathroom.
front entry
Our awesome kitchen. The closest door at the bottom right corner of the picture leads downstairs into the basement. The door on the top right leads into a large laundry room/craft room where my sewing machine is, and right behind Isaac's little blue chair is another door that leads into the fenced in back yard.

Hope you enjoyed yet again another Liz and Austin home. Stay tuned for future homes in about a year.

Isaac Exploring

Isaac has finally discovered the dryer! Not only does he stop the clothes during a cycle but also likes to climb into the dryer to be dried himself. (see video)
Here he is trying to close the door
Here he has closed the door........on his fingers.
Isaac is a pretty smart kid. He kept asking me to "go fast" which to him means mom turn it on so I can spin. In this picture he was trying to push the bars to get it to go. Smart boy.
Here he is acting out what he wants the dryer to do. "Mom, fast" like this.

Isaac has also started to enjoy coloring, FINALLY! He says " markers, blue" several times a day. He colors so much now that he has to find interesting places to color so it doesn't get boring. Just kidding, I randomly found him under here one time coloring with his head on the ground.
Construction Sensory Bin. I have been obsessed with home school blogs recently and have found a lot of fun activities for toddler to do. Or in my case, things to distract my toddler so I can have a few minutes of peace.

This activity is also a favorite of his. The word for this is"puff balls" whenever he wants to do this one. I just cut holes in an old Tupperware container of different sizes and gave him the bag of puffs. He figured out pretty quickly what he was suppose to do with them.