So, Lisa has been gone to Utah for a day and a half now and I am at home watching Ella and Cavin. It has been fun and the children are behaving very well for a challenged man like me. Multi-tasking is not really a strength of mine when it comes to helping one crying child while the other one is getting into things he shouldn't be getting into. But we are surviving and wanted to share a few pictures of what's going on at the house.
We went to the temple, which was fun. Ella wouldn't go unless she put on a dress and then she desperately wanted to go in and I had to tell her that she needed to wait. Of course tears followed that statement and I had to make it up to her with 'skinny cows'. Ice cream makes everything better.
Ella and Cavin play really well together. She is starting to share with her little brother and he likes being with her. Lots of times he starts to giggle when Ella plays with him. Cavin in return is not listening very well as he knows exactly when to not do something but has a smile on his face when I tell him no.
So, life is quiet here and we miss mom. Please come home soon so we can play all together again. Lisa, below are a couple of pictures so you don't forget what the kids look like. We love and miss you!
C-Dog, Ella-Mator and Ragmuffin!
P.S. Excuse the hair!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Not a lot has been going on besides enrichment planning, story time at the library, and visiting teaching, so I haven't had much to post about. On Monday night we did have a family home evening lesson on prophets. We all sat out on the porch, enjoyed the weather, and did a pre-school lesson on prophets. Ella was dressed up as an ancient prophet Noah and Cavin was a modern prophet, President Monson! My mom even made a new verse to the song "Follow the Prophet". It was a simple evening, but the simplicity of the evening is one of the things I love about living with my parents.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Yesterday I turned another year older, but I am not sure the another year wiser came with it! I am now 26 and had a wonderful birthday. My mom took the kids and I to lunch, then sent me for a pedicure, and then we went to Chili's for dinner with my brothers family, my sister, my parents, and my family. When we were finished we came home for cake and ice cream. Thanks everyone for thinking of me!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Yesterday Ragnar and I got to leave the kids home and go to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo! The Rodeo is something I have been going to since I was a kid and look forward to each year. I wanted Ragnar to get a little taste of the good ole' country part of Texas. I even rode the Metro downtown for the first time to meet him there, since he already works down there. I have to admit, I was having my mom prepare the "MISSING" flyer's for when I didn't return from the bus, because they are pretty scary in Houston, but I made it safely! We went and saw the Rascal Flats which I love and they were great live! I think he really enjoyed the bull riding and such! It was definitely the most expensive date we have ever been on, but we sure had fun! Gotta love Houston and their number one Rodeo show in the nation!
Ella loves to play with her brother! She is a great big sister and she likes him to like to do the same things she does. So...here is her and her brother wearing sunglasses together, and wearing their work belts! I just think they are cute pictures! Also, Cavin got a walker from his grandma and has been walking everywhere throughout the house. He is getting pretty good!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Well, it's official, Ragnar has joined the Houston Rockets Edition of the Biggest Loser. He won his first biggest loser competition over a year ago and really wants to try and do it again and keep the weight off this time. The first competition was just between 7 co-workers with a prize of $350. This competition lasts 12 weeks and the grand prize is two court side tickets to any game next season of the Houston Rockets. The tickets are the owners tickets and cost around $2500 a seat! If he wins I'm going to see if he can just get the money instead :) Anyway, we are excited and although he lost 55 pounds the first time he is starting a little lower and his goal is to lose about 40 pounds in the next 12 weeks. So...here's to a life change...go Rags!