Tuesday, June 29, 2010

He's AMAZING! And he's MINE!

Can I just tell you that my sweet husband is AMAZING! I seriously must be the luckiest girl alive! Since he has been home from Tennessee the last week and a half, Dave has gone OUT OF HIS WAY to tackle honey-do lists, take care of kiddos, bring me CHOCOLATE and anything else he can think of to be a sweet-heart and help my stress be less. Here's some of the AMAZING things he's been up to! (I also gotta say, I LOVE summer!)

  1. Built a chicken CASTLE (I'll post pics soon, I promise!)
  2. Put together our 2nd compost tumbler
  3. fixed and adjusted sprinklers, drip system etc.
  4. Cleaned and organized the garage (I can park my 'Burban where it b'longs!)
  5. Mowed and edged the yard TWICE!
  6. Cleaned out the freezer
  7. Not only ALL of the above HUGE projects, but he's also helped take care of kids, washed dishes, run errands, and done ANYTHING he can to be helpful and sweet!
I have needed his help sooooo much! My one class has been such a beast! With daycare and vinyl and LIFE on top of all of it, I don't think I could have gone another 2 weeks without my better half. Baby you're amazing! Love you!
(This picture was taken at the hospital right before I had Paxton. The t-shirt says it all!)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Newzzz

Yesterday, I believe out of boredom, Boston and Hunter actually got along and created this (to be distributed today, thus the date!) Newspaper. So funny!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Kid Quotes of the Week!

Kenz: "Mom, will you help me blow my snozzer?"

Holden, in the car: "Look, there's a yard sale!" Dave (just to see if he knows!): "What's a yard sale, Holden?" Holden in response: "It's when you put all your stuff exept your bed on the grass and see if people will give you money!"

Boston to my brother Bobby: "Just to warn you, the daycare kids all call Grandma Grandma Sonya, too." Bobby, not knowing why he needed the warning: "Ooh-Kaaaay...."
Boston, trying to explain: "You know they are going to call you Uncle Bobby, too!"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lunch with Favorite Friends!

Saturday I had the rare opportunity to have lunch with 2 of my favorite people, Charloe and Jan. I also had the opportunity (but this one is NOT rare at all!) of having lunch with 5 of my other favorite people who, much to my dismay, tagged along. Charloe and Jan were both very helpful with the kids, who all, amazingly, behaved rather well.

I've decided that we SHOULD have found a way to get Micah there with us, too, because then we'd at least have some photos of all of us together and EVEN some photos of our yummy Cafe' Rio food and MAYBE even a critique of the food for all of you to enjoy! Micah, next time, girl!

We also walked through the venders at a home-school conference Charloe and Jan were attending. My kids enjoyed that a lot because we purchased some cool magnet blocks and checked out an online piano program that was fun for them. Shhh, don't tell ANY of them these items were educational! Giggling.

Anyway, I HAD my camera with me, but Mr. Wiggle-Boy Paxton prevented it's use. I only wish we'd had more time to visit and enjoy each others' company. But I know that no matter how much time we'd had, it wouldn't have been enough! Thanks for a fun day, ladies, and for all the help with my turkeys! We need to do it again sometime soon!

Monday, June 14, 2010

They're GROWING!

Dear KSL,

I wanted to bring to your attention a new gardening practice called edible landscaping.
Here's a closer look:
See those two tiny plants with no flowers? They are cucumbers. They are growing in the flowerbed outside your studio. See previous entry. IT BROUGHT Boston and I both IMMENSE JOY to see that they were growing! Cucumber plants CAN be very beautiful! They produce beautiful flowers, too (and later, edible cylindrical fruit that has a green rind and crisp white flesh and can be either eaten fresh or PICKLED!)

So... I know it's a little strange that we planted cucumbers in your flowerbed...
PLEASE let them grow!

Valerie and Boston
(we watch KSL News at 10 EVERY night!)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Symphony, Cucumbers, and Deer???

Saturday night, Boston attended the SYMPHONY with me! I had to attend for a class I am taking. Boston has been learning to play the violin this year, so she was the perfect date for me! We both really enjoyed the concert, but I enjoyed watching the audience more! Pardon me for saying so, but many symphony-goers appear to be so darn "artsy-fartsy!" Giggling. The best audience watching was that the particular pieces being played were much like a lullaby in places and literally put many audience members to sleep! Then would come a huge clamor from the drum section and some people jumped right out of their seats! It was AWESOME to watch!

As we were changing clothes before the symphony, I realized that I had a package of cucumber seeds in my jean pocket from planting the garden earlier that day. We joked around about how we'd driven into Salt Lake to go to the Symphony and plant cucumbers. Well, after the Symphony, we REALLY did plant 5 little cucumber seeds in the flower-beds outside KSL's studios! HAAAH! When we told Dave on the phone, he said, "Now watch, we'll be watching the news in a few weeks and Nadine Wimmer will mention that some wierdo planted cucumbers in their flower beds!" It was so much fun to be silly with my girl!

Sunday night we wound up at my brother Jason's house to hang out with family. We came back late that night because Dave had to help with Scout flags Monday morning. On the way home, we hit a deer, or, should I say, the deer hit us! Luckily no damage to the 'Burban other than a little ding above the driver's front tire that is barely noticable. Too bad I can't say the same for the deer, the poor guy! We are definitely watched over and protected, cuz that was a big guy!

So, my garden is finally all the way planted, I got the drip sytem's issues all smoothed out, and Dave built half of the chicken coop! (Boston has turned us into accidental chicken farmers!) Now if only my house had recovered from the weekend! I guess it's time to tackle it!