James has finally taken an interest in walking.  We spend hours every day repeating this same routine.  Sometimes Matthew gets in on it, and it becomes a race.  Obviously, Matthew is always the winner, but James still loves it.  And it has even gotten him practicing his running.

Catching some Zzzzzzz's...

Yesterday Julianne and I had to catch up on some shopping.  So we spent the day at Scottsdale Fashion Square.  I love that mall.  Anyway, we had two very tired little boys in the backseat.  They didn't even make it out of the parking garage.



Yabba Dabba Doo!

This morning Matthew requested his usual for breakfast, Bam-Bam Fruity Pebbles.  I set it on the table and a few minutes later Matthew yelled, "Mom, James ruined my breakfast!"  I looked over and sure enough, little James had reached up to the table and brought down the cereal.  Have you ever had to clean up wet, soggy fruity pebbles?  Not so much fun.  But the little mischief-maker sure looked cute.


Five Whole Years!

Today Tim and I celebrated 5 long years of matrimonial bliss.  It's been a lot of fun and I can't wait for the next 55.  Maybe next time you'll remember, right Babe?  I'm "wild about you" anyway!  
Your Sexy Goddess of a Wife,
(the one on the right)


I think about you in the summertime...

Oh, oh, I'm sittin' here in the sun with you on my mind.  You are my summertime.  
I Y New Kids on the Block!  
Today we went over to Ted and Martha's to swim in their pool.  James loved to sit on the waterfall.  He would not come down from there.  It was so cute.  
Here's a cute, little video of James in the waterfall.  Ignore my voice or my hand as it blocks part of the shot.  


Wataliatcha, Wataliatcha, Doodely Doo, Doodely Doo

I realized I hadn't posted anything in a long time.  Last week I went to Girls Camp.  It was a ton of fun, especially since I just got to go up as a leader.  I really got to know the girls and learn from them.  
Here we are on Bishop's Day.  Bishop Mitchell, the tall guy in the back, took us to a lake to go crawdad fishing.  The girls actually loved it!  
Here's their catch.  And yes, we did eat them and they were actually pretty tasty for bottom-feeders.
These two girls are so cute, the one on the right is a Blood.  Matthew loves her.  He thinks she's about one of the greatest people around.  They caught walking sticks, which you can't see too well in this photo, but they're on the end of those sticks.
That's me with the camp director, Paola, and the YW president, Lesa.  We had such a good time.  I honestly loved every minute of it.
But now I'm back so it's time to get back to my blogging, I mean real life.
The title of this post is a fun little diddy the YW prez taught us.  I've had it stuck in my head since camp.


It's moments like these...

...that make the downs of motherhood worth it.  
P.S. All the boys are feeling better.  Yep, Tim got the same bug, it just bit him harder.


They say it's your birthday...

Today is my lil' sister's birthday!  I don't usually think of her as my "little" sister because as far back as my first memory, she's been around.  I don't know life without her.  We're like twins born 18 months apart.  She has always been my best friend, back before we even had a choice.  And I guess it stuck.  Here are some fun pictures I found of us.  
So here's to you, Lins!
That looks like a blonde James holding baby Lindsey.  

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're beautiful!  I love you!  


She frowed her bones!

On our way home from the park, Matthew started complaining about his stomach.  After we had been home for a while, James threw up all over Tim.  Two minutes later, Matthew was throwing up all over my bathroom floor.  I chalk it up to mother's intuition in getting him into the bathroom on time.  While I was cleaning him up a bit in the sink, he said, "I can't believe I did that!  I throwed up, Mom."  Then I decided to start a bath for him.  Nobody wants to go to sleep stinky.  James heard the tub start, and wanted to take a bath, too.  Tim brought him into the bathroom, and James immediately "throwed his bones" (to quote my cousin McKell).  Now they are both asleep, and the house is disinfected.  Ah, what a delightful way to end FHE.  

Don't these look like the stairs from "Flight of the Navigator?"  Which was one of my favorite movies when I was younger, except I called it the "The Flying Alligator."  Man, I was a cute kid.

Side Note: For those of you that may not know, I throw up easily.  A little too easily, if you ask me.  When I was little and for no reason that I can remember, I threw up in the middle of a store.  I had eaten fries for lunch.  My cute little cousin McKell pointed to my mess and said, "Look!  She frowed her bones!"

This is the night we've waited for...

Always a treat we have in store...

Tonight for FHE we made a picnic dinner and went to the park.  We learned that families are key to Heavenly Father's plan.  
Matthew loves the park, he was so excited to go.
James loved the food and would point at the slides every once in a while.  No need to learn words when you have a pointer finger.
My boys.  Nothing better.
We had a lot of fun.  It's so nice to get out of the house and run around with your family.