Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm a Talent! (Don't you love that it doesn't grammatically make sense?)

I'm a Talent!

You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world. You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities. If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume. You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life.

Talent: 56%
Lifer: 36%
Mandarin: 51%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

I'm a Mazda Miata!....Yes, it is a little disappointing

I'm a Mazda Miata!

You like to soak up the sun, but your tastes are down to earth. Everyone thinks you're cute. Life is a winding road, and you like to take the curves in stride. Let other people compete in the rat race - you're just here to enjoy the ride.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Our Cute Kids

Isaac earned his orange belt on Saturday. He had to test by himself in front of at least 100 people. He did so wonderful, and even got a hair tousle, thumbs up, and "very good" out of Master Kim.

Jacob forgot he was halfway through putting on his shirt when Nathan changed the channel and Jurassic Park came on. Here he is, engrossed...

...and scared. Thank goodness he has Bunny to use as a buffer.

Bed Head!

Reverent and sitting up! What a big, big girl! She has started pushing up on her knees and is so close to crawling! Almost 7 months old, now!

More Garden Photos

Jacob found this snail while helping Nathan in the garden. He thought it was the coolest thing to watch him leave a trail of slime.

Of course, his favorite thing was to poke his little eye/feeler things and watch them suck in and disappear, then come back out. Poor snail! Yes, I feel bad for a snail.

Our red pumpkin vine has officially taken over, but I don't care because it is beautiful.

The bees love our yard (we are the only ones on our street with an actual garden). They especially love these flowers that come in the fall on our chives.

Our butterfly bush actually warrants its name, attracting multiple butterflies constantly.

Warning: You will see Boogers in this Post

This last photo is showing Ava's skills in Creative Booger Placement. She gets an A, I think.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fun at the State Fair!

Okay, Kari - these first three photos are especially for you. The fourth is a close-up, just for extra laughs.

Ava was an angel all night - as expected. She is too sweet for words.

Really. They still do these. Complete with a live mermaid and 'devil child'. Oh, we've come so far.

Jacob could not stand the noise from the ferris wheel as it clunked around and around.

After they braved the spinning tube of doom at the end of one of the many extremely dangerous (I'm not kidding) fun houses. Good thing I went through with them, little Jacob wouldn't have made it!

This pirate ride had a cardboard poster at the front of the line with a picture of two kids smiling under the balloon caption "It's really not scary!" Well. Wish ya'll could have seen these boys' faces as they emerged from 'Davy Jones' Locker.' Of course afterward all they could talk about was that ride. And that it really wasn't scary.

Oooooooo, so close, yet so little boys dream about these cars!

And this is how it all ended...

Can't wait for next year!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Our New Luxury Vehicle

We bought our Dodge Grand Caravan SXT this Thursday, and it is very posh. And I know everyone was trying to talk us out of a minivan because of the soccer mom stigma, but I have given up on being cool very long ago, so I don't care. I am a soccer mom, so why deny myself the joy of driving this wonderful van? It has every bell and whistle you could ever think of. Look who's cruisin' now...

Company Party at Sugarhouse park

Nathan's pharmacy had a party at Sugarhouse Park on Saturday. We arrived just as it ended (Nathan had to work that day), but at least there were three pieces of pizza left, and some cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones for the kids. Afterwards we played at the nearby playground. Isaac cracked us up by running a race around the playground over and over, and at one point had about four kids that had joined in with him. The other kid in the picture isn't Jacob.

Jacob loves to collect sticks, and this one resembling a fishing pole was so exciting to him.

Jacob, the Master of Etiquette

These pictures speak for themselves.

Ava the Big Girl!

Ava Marie is getting so big! She sits up so well in her baby chair at the table and loves to eat baby food. Her favorites are rice cereal, bananas and carrots. She absolutely hates fruit juice and refuses to drink it. The cutest thing is her little mouth mimicking our chewing when she watches us eat dinner.

Jacob's first day of Joyschool

Jacob had his first day of our neighborhood Joyschool on Tuesday, Sept 2. Here he is sitting on his train mat that we made for circle time. What a cute boy! He loves going and talks all day about what they did and what the rules are (raise hands, keep hands to yourself, etc).

Jared Returns!

Well of course I forgot my camera the day of his homecoming, but Jacob also threw up in the car all over himself right as we pulled up to Mom's house just before church started, so the day started out just wonderful. Luckily Mom had some little boy church clothes she had saved from years ago, that were actually handy - incredible! She saved the day. Jacob got hosed down in the front yard while still strapped to his car seat. Good memories. Here are photos of the airport: