Friday, July 18, 2008

Pioneer Village

Last Saturday Lucas and I went to Pioneer Village with Aunt Kellie, Natalie, Andrew, Aunt Julie, William, Jillian, and Reagan. Lucas had so much fun being with his cousins and I enjoyed visiting with Julie and Kellie. The kids were able to ride a little train, play, take a ride around the village, and then afterwards we went to McDonalds for lunch.

Lucas' favorite part was when he got to ride a horse--the biggest horse there. His name was Star and Lucas loved it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Chocolate, or Lack Thereof

I keep having dreams about eating chocolate. I haven't been able to eat it since Ty was born. Whenever I do Ty then cries the whole next day, or at least half of the day! I remember one dream in particular where I had a big bag of chocolate chips. I just kept taking out fist fulls and eating them. I have at least a couple of these chocolate dreams a week. Plus, I don't get my mug of hot chocolate in the mornings now. I know it's summer and hot but I miss it. I don't remember having this hard of a time with Lucas and I nursed him for eight months. At least I know it won't be that long with Ty, I'm not producing enough milk so I'll be lucky to make it through the summer. I love chocolate and I sure miss it.

Ty's Blessing Day

July 6th was Ty's blessing day. Here he is in his blessing outfit. It is the same one that Lucas wore and was made by Grandma Garner. He looked cute and I was just happy that he fit into it.

Here we are before heading to the church. Not the best picture of all of us but we knew if we didn't take one before we wouldn't get one. Sure enough, Lucas came home and took off his church clothes as fast as he could. Bryan did a great job on the blessing and it made me grateful for him and our two boys.

We had lots of family and plenty of food. Thanks to everyone for helping me out. It make it much less stressful on me. It was a great day and we were so happy it went so well.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fourth of July

So I'm a bit behind with events from the last few weeks. I'll work on getting caught up in the next few days. We had fun on the fourth. Grandma and Grandpa Jeppsen were here with us. We had pizza, fruit salad, and homemade ice cream for dessert. Afterward, we all went outside and Bryan and Lucas did some fireworks while we all watched.

As you can tell from this picture of Ty, he wasn't sure what to think. I was covering his ears because it was so noisy. We had a fun time and it was nice to have some family with us for the holiday.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Future Cougar in the Making

Lucas' latest thing has been practicing to play football for the BYU Cougars. He throws the ball up, catches it, and runs into the endzone for a touchdown (the Hertz towel is the endzone). He wears the blue shorts and white shirt so that he looks like a Cougar. He will tell people that he is going to play football for BYU and if you look incredulous he says, "I really am. I'm practicing and I'm going to play for BYU." He's even told Bryan to tell the coach that he is practicing. Today on the way to swimming he said, "I might not be able to play for the Cougars because another team might want me, like the Dolphins, or the Cowboys, or Indianapolis." I then explained for the umpteenth time that there is a difference between college football and professional football. I'm still not sure if he completely understands but I used John Beck and Bryan Kehl as examples.

Ty Smiles and We Finally Get a Picture

We have been trying for weeks to get a picture of Ty when he is smiling and today we finally got one. Isn't he adorable? I love his lopsided grin.

Swimming Lessons

Lucas started swimming lessons last week and is loving them. He loves to swim and can be in the pool for hours at a time if we let him. Next year, when Ty is older, I think I'll get a family pass to the pool so that we can go all summer and Lucas can swim for more than 30 minutes at a time (which is how long his lesson is). Lucas can do the backstroke fairly well and is learning other strokes as well. It's so fun to watch him learn! He is sooo not afraid of the water.