Thursday, July 30, 2009

The house wife gets out!

So, I am still terribly behind, but I can't help post all of these fun pictures of when Nana and Papa Lauri were here almost a month ago. They definitely helped this house wife get out of the house. I guess I am just a homebody. Having them here made me wonder why Sam and I don't do these things more often, or at all :)

Andi's first time in the baby pool. Kai was there to distract her from her nervousness.

We haven't been to the zoo for a couple of years. The boys LOVED it. It really wasn't too bad. I might be able to do it on my own. Well, we bought a season pass, so I better be able to. I welcome any invitations for company to the zoo. I need a little encouragement!

Andi's experience at the zoo was limited mostly to the bike trailer. I thought she did pretty well, considering. I think she must have been looking up at the monkeys here. I'd like to think so anyway.

We had a blast out in the back yard having a water fight, which I haven't done in years, and playing on the slip n slide. Super fun.

On their last day here we went up to Cascade Springs and to Deer Creek. The boys had so much fun, and Andi, well she was a good sport. We had such a great time with Nancy and Lauri. We love you guys. Thanks for coming and getting this house wife out!

Friday, July 17, 2009

T-Ball, Jerry, and 2 fingers

Wasn't quite sure what to call this, as I will be playing blog catch up for the next few days. So this will have to do.

Dane played T-ball in June and Sam was lucky enough to be his coach :) It was a bit painful for me as a parent, but I think Dane had fun.

His favorite part was running the bases. As you can see, he never watched where the ball went when he hit it, he was only focused on 1st base.

Sam wanted to grow a mustache to see if he looked like his dad. I told him he could grow a goatee (yes, I googled it to see how to spell it) and after it was long enough he could shave and see how it looks. Here is the result. Just as I expected, he looks so much like his dad, Jerry, who passed away almost 3 years ago. Oh, we miss him. It was fun to see Sam like this, but I couldn't stand it for too long. It was way to strange, and I am not a mustache kind of lady. He shave a few minutes later.

I just have to give a cheer for the 2 fingers. They are a lifesaver. I had to take of picture of this. Andi has been sucking on her 2 fingers of her right hand since she was about 2 months old. She almost always does it to go to sleep, and since she has started eating, she likes to follow up her bites with the 2 fingers. It helps the food go down I guess. So cute. I am sure I will hate it when she starts going to nursery. I am kind of a germaphobe. I guess I will enjoy it for now though.

Andi loves our big Kai Kai and he is so sweet with her. We love having our Kai. As I am writing this, the boys have built a fort for them and the dog and he actually quite likes it. He is laying in there chewing a bone while they have a little picnic in there. I love boys!