Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Announcement. Announcement, we have an announcement!!! Logan has a tooth! My toothless wonder is no more! On Thursday I left the boys with my mom while I ran some errands and while I was gone it came! I haven't been chewed on yet, surprisingly, but I am just waiting for the time I get it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

We've been having fun!

This morning we headed off too early, but caught the 8:30 ferry and than stopped by to visit what I thought would be cousins and Curtis family, but found an empty house. At least I can say I really attempted. I need to get a new phone so I can have my numbers back. It has been over a month since Logan brutally killed my phone.

At Imagine Children's Museum James flew an airplane... made treats... made funny faces with James... shared a cliff bar with mom (or Linda as he prefers to call me)

My boys are so great! They are busy, but I couldn't ask for anything else. James is so curious that it drives me crazy, but I love it that he loves learning. Sometimes it seems like he isn't listening and that he's just yanking my chain, but he has started counting and talking better.

Logan has also been growing by leaps and bounds. I was doing the dishes and had the dishwasher open and when I looked down Logan had crawled into the dishwasher and was chewing on a spoon. I can honestly say that James never did that, but as my mom will tell you I was into everything all the time. There is more than one copy of baby Linda in the dishwasher, on the refrigerator and peeing on the upright piano! It also seems like he has thinned out. No more double chins or jowls, I went out to lunch with a friend this week and her son maybe bigger than Logan ever was.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Out in the Sun!

Here on Whidbey Island we have had some wonderful weather! James and Logan have some fantastic farmers tans going on too! We have done the gardening, watered the grass, bounced in the bouncy house and enjoyed beaches!

We went to the Chocolate Gardens. They only have plants that smell like chocolate! Its pretty awesome. We planted some outside the kitchen window and just to the right of the front walk way. I am excited for them to start blooming and enjoy the chocolate essence!

Logan didn't enjoy the flowers as much as I did, but he did enjoy the bird poop he found on this chair. Isn't he cute! I really tried to get one with both my boys but James couldn't sit still long enough to do anything for me!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Playing together

It has been so nice to watch my boys grow up together. They are 2 1/2 years apart in age, but during the last weekend they have become playmates. James has always wanted to play but alone. He has started playing with Logan and we even caught them wrestling. Logan just laughs and laughs he loves the rough play too! Look at that tongue
Our new train set from cousins. James loves trains and Logan loves to destroy everything James has created!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Family in Utah

Over the weekend I went to Utah with the boys to visit with my siblings and to be there when my nephew was blessed. It was a long trip, but so worth it. Curtis was in Texas all week and it made for a great escape from being a short term single parent. We left Thursday afternoon with my dad in my moms old car (my brothers new car) and headed south. We got as far as Pendelton, Oregon and we had 2 specifications when we hunted out our hotel room. 1. Must have a pool that's open and 2. Must have a free breakfast. Well we found it and enjoyed the idea of a pool since the pool was freezing, guess we forgot that in the thought process, and then a hot tub that was hot enough to burn your flesh off, guess we forgot to figure that into the mix too! The first night was good, boys slept great; we slept great. Friday we made it to Orem, Utah and after a quick dip in the pool with cousins we all went to sleep.

Saturday was a frenzy of errands and family. My sister in laws family was all there, but her mom, and they brought most of the yummy food. My little brother was nervous about the blessing, but did a fantastic job, not sure that there is such a thing as a bad blessing, but the spirit was felt and all went well.

Sunday we had a good laugh at church. James sat with me as well as my niece Claire (almost 5). While the sacrament was going around I thought that I would close my eyes and just ponder for a moment and enjoy the peace when my son, taps me on the shoulder and says, "mom wake up!" That was one of those moments that you laugh because it wasn't your kid...right it was mine...nice!

After sacrament meeting we left in moms new car headed North. My mom's new car is still very new and has now been broken into by 2 very sweet boys. Poor mom, she didn't want any juice or any food in the car, and when your driving with a 3 year old it's so hard to control everything he does. For the most part the boys slept good and played well. James realized that the car is small enough that he can open his own door while still buckled! That was fun!

When we got in the ferry line we were in lane 7 of maybe 20 lanes but when you start loading at lane 12 you don't think your going to make it. So I jumped out to get 2 Salmon Caesar Salads and one pasta bowl from the Ivar's restaurant. Well just in case y'all care, you can still make it on even being in lane 7. While I was getting dinner, mom and Logan were getting on the ferry and leaving us behind. Luckily we got our food and were able to explain the entire thing to the ticket lady and didn't have to pay again! Mom made it on the 7:00 ferry and James and I made it on the 7:30. Made for an interesting day at least.

Jace in my dad's glasses, now that's hot!
Lawrence and Garret! Aren't they sweet together?
My family Jace and Nancy with Garret. He is 3 1/2 months old and just starting to be more verbal and active. He is full of smiles and laughs