Sunday, September 27, 2009

What does this mean?

I received this shirt from someone, maybe it was Lacey. I can't remember. It always struck me as funny. It says, "Don't ask when."  Like, I have no idea who the father is, or when this happened? Is it clear to you?

 (I'm 3 months pregnant here.)

Field Trips

Keeping my ties with the home school group. We took two days off of school last week and went on 4 field trips. Above was the state fair tiger show. We got in for free with free parking, so I wanted to go, and we never spent a dime there. Great for us! Below, is a raspberry farm that we went to to pick raspberries, though there weren't very many. We ate lunch here.

Then we went to a fish hatchery, but it was not exciting enough for me to take pictures. The one is Sacramento is awesome. Then we went to an Alpaca farm. 1 skein of yarn = 65.00!!! The kids got to feed them, and there were a bunch of babies, and it was fun.

These Alpacas know when it's feeding time and they are very insistent, and demanding. But they don't bite. They can't; they have no upper teeth!

Preparing for winter...

Pitiful Garden

I tried a garden this year. It was a ton of work. It wasn't worth it cost/work wise. It was worth it for the experience of trying a garden in this climate. Hopefully we'll do better next year (but probably not). If this was California, we'd have had vegetables coming out our ears. As it was, we got about 10 tomatoes from our 6 tomato plants, and several zucchini. Then the frost came last week, and killed most of our garden, with all these baby zucchini's just starting, and this cute baby watermelon.

The tomatoes were absolutely heavenly though I must say. Even the "on the vine" ones at the store don't come close to tasting like a real tomato, unwaxed, ripened in the garden. They were so good, that as soon as we picked them we all (even the boys) devoured them immediately. We didn't even wait to use it in a salad or whatever. It was perfect just plain. So delicious!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Family Picture

This was the best (complete) family picture that we'd had in a while. This is from a primary activity at the temple last month.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Friday

Dallas was presented an award today in an assembly for being a good citizen. His class voted and the 1st grade teachers too. It was basically saying he is a good friend to everyone, obeys the rules, works hard, etc. Yea for Dallas! He was so cute going up too. He didn't know I was in the audience, and he walked grinning hugely, and shook the Principal's hand and it was really cute.

Sam's funny for today...
Sam, referring to the hanger in his hand, "Dad, look at my hooker!"

I just made rice krispy treats for the first time in my marriage, and I think the second time in my life. I think since I'm not a fan of marshmallows I don't make them, but I love homemade rice krispy treats and their so easy and good! The family just ate a 9x13 in 10 minutes. Yum... My new old discovery!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Evan's Knock Knock Joke

Evan: Mom, Knock Knock!
Mom: Who's there?
Evan: Pooh!
Mom: Pooh who?
Evan: Pooh, aren't you glad I didn't say banana!

Friday, September 11, 2009

What will we do with her?

Mom: Isn't anybody happy?
Evan (in the sweetest brightest voice): I'm not happy!
Sam: I'm not happy.
Dallas: I'm not happy.

I look over at Pat and can't tell if he's joking or not, as he nods in agreement.

And this is the response I get when I tell them we are having a GIRL!

I haven't mentioned it yet, but I am pregnant again and having a girl in February.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sam's Observation

I work in an area at Sandia where no family is allowed to come in ever. Sam is forever sad that he can't see what my office is like. Today we got 8 cords of wood delivered and Karisa was talking to the boys about how when they are older they can help Dad move wood and be big and strong. Sam said "Maybe when I'm older I can WORK! Then I'll know what the inside looks like!"

Friday, September 4, 2009

Dallas's story

Dallas wrote this in school last week.

Karisa really likes Dallas hiding behind the tree. Belu is supposed to be Bella, our dog.
We all saw a big coyote walking around our fence and staring down into our yard. He's been watching our yard a lot lately. Kinda scary. They aren't scared like people say, they don't only come out at night, like people say, and they can climb horse fence, which is probably how our last chicken disappeared. Bella barks a lot, but she's so much smaller than the coyote, that I wouldn't be surprised if he was after her too.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009