Monday, November 28, 2011

Thankful for...


I laugh every single day with these two.

Some of the fun things that Oliver has been doing/saying...

* Oliver will eat his pizza backwards if it's not cut up for him. I guess he just figures he may as well get the crust over with.
* After he goes twosies in the potty he will scream as loud as he can "WIPE MY BUM PLEASE!".
* Any time Oliver sees me in running clothes he says "You going running mom?" After I say I am or after I get back from running he says "Good job mom."
* He says "Whoopsie Daisies"
*Anytime he pees on the shower curtain or spills something or anything along those lines, he pleasantly says "It's okay Mom/Dad."
* He tries to say "Anaconda Squeeze" from the movie Nacho Libre as he's squeezing your arm/leg/neck.
* If we make him sad or mad or cry, he always says "Don't make me sad/mad/cry."
* When we brush his teeth, he usually gets upset that he has "bugs" in his teeth and wants us to hurry and get them out.
* He likes to dress himself. A lot of times he'll have his underwear on backwards and he wont let me correct it.
* He eats chips like a little chipmunk. He has to take about 20 little bites instead of one big one.
* Whenever I say "I love you, Oliver" He replies with "No Mom, I love you". This also goes for when I tell him he's cute.
* He's been into singing The Letter Factory songs, I Love to see the Temple, Old McDonald and currently, Jingle Bells. As you can see, He likes a little variety in his music.
* Speaking of music. He LOVES Pit Bulls song Calle Ocho. At one point we listened to that song 7 times in a row. He would even sing along as best as he could. I think he likes the counting in it.
* He likes to put his dishes in the sink when he's done eating. He'll even take our dishes.
* He calls my sister "Grandma Sophie".
* Most mornings he comes into our room, get in our bed and snuggles for 5-10 minutes. It's the best way to wake up.
* He sings along to Super Why...or is it just Y? Anyway, He loves that show and I love hearing him quote it as I'm getting ready in the mornings.
* He loves to call people "Paigey Poops".
* When he sees something he likes he usually says "Oh I love that, mom!"
* His prayers are the sweetest little spoken words. He usually just whispers his prayers but he it great at remembering everyone and asking that nothing spooky will get him.

I love that Oliver Dee!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thankful for...

Thanksgiving! I love this holiday. I love being able to spend time with family, play some ball, have an excuse to eat as much as you want, watch movies, veg out, and get ready for some mad shopping.

And that's exactly what we did. 

Fist up on the list. Football.

We usually have a small group, but I love it because most of the kids are involved with the adults cheating their way to help them score. It's really the only fun way to play. And for the record, my team won. Wha wha!!

Following the game, we headed up to my dads grave to spend a few moments there. It's hard not to have him with us, but I am reminded everyday of him and I am so thankful for that.

We went home and got ready to go see the traditional Thanksgiving day movie. This year, the majority picked The Muppets. The movie itself wasn't that great, but it was fun to go with the entire group. Oliver was a little sad that we weren't going to see Arthur Christmas {and to be honest, so was I} and he ended up falling asleep.

 Finally it was dinner time. Man, it was so good. The combination of it all was just perfect and the desserts were to die for.

And then the vegging out. We wanted to play games, but I think we were all too full, so we sat around watching some strange alligator hunting show and looked through the adds.

 The reason for all the faces...


Love the Target commercials!

And finally, Taleesha and I were the only ones {dare I say} crazy enough to do some midnight shopping. I have been wanting a waterproof digital camera for a while now, so when I saw that Old Navy was giving them away with a $40.00 purchase, I was all for waiting in line. We got there at 9:30.

We waited...

And waited some more.
And finally got our wrist bands. We were number 7 and 8 out of only 40 that got the camera and believe me when I say that line was crazy long.

We ended up going to Walmart and Target where we got some good deals on movies and toys. Nothing too ridiculous, but it was worth it for sure. We ended up getting home at 4AM. Only downside was having to get up at 6:45 to go to work. Blah!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  

Thankful for...

 Good health...most days. The past 2 weeks have been terrible with sickness. First it was me getting the 24 hour flu. Really, I can't recal the last time where I felt so miserable so I was very grateful that it only lasted that long. I'll spare the details, but know it was bad...real bad.

Then it was Luke's turn. He got it worse than I did. It started out with sleeping bad up in Park City and then strep throat AND THEN we think he had the flu just to top it all off.  
Check out those swollen tonsils.
I am also thankful for doctors and for modern day medicine. 

I think it's safe to say that Luke is thankful for these things too.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful for...

Sisters. Especially sisters that don't let me go to the movies all by myself on a Monday night.
Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of us that night, but it was fun and I actually really liked the movie...cheesy parts and all.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankful for...

Time I have spent with Oliver.
This past week I got to spend an entire week with Oliver. I watched the Hoard while Amy was out of town and I also got to watch Oliver as a perk. I loved it, but it also made me miss the days when I would stay at home every day with him. Days where it was just me and him and whatever adventure we decided to go on that day. Oliver is a joy to be with. Sure he has his moments, but for the most part, he is a pretty awesome 3 year old.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful for...

This guy!

It's pretty amazing when your husband is taking on a full schedule that includes waking up early to go to work and then school and then back to work and then back to his study group AND still makes time to hang out with his family...along with many other things.

Recently I have felt such closeness to Luke and I have felt so blessed for the family and husband that I was given.
I consider myself a pretty lucky lady.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankful for...

I really wanted to write something that I am thankful for for everyday this month, but we all know that's not going to happen. Instead I will occasionally post a few things that I am thankful for.

So today I am thankful for good friends.

I have some of the best friends around. At work, in my own family and extended family and others who's paths we have crossed and haven't been able to uncross. You good friends know who you are.

The other night I got a call/text from one of those dear friends of mine. She needed some girl time, and quite frankly, so did I . So what do 2 {somewhat} grown woman go do?

Watch the new Footloose.
Which I loved.

And I loved spending time with Ginger. She is one of the best friends anyone can have. You know, the type of friend that turns into family. That's Ginger.

A couple of days later, she even brought be treats because she is awesome like that. Seriously? Who does that except someone pretty awesome.

I really am thankful that I was sent the friends that I have. Really. Somehow, I got lucky. They always just know the right advice to give me and step in whenever I need them. Truly inspiring.

Thank you friends.

The official drink

Once November hits, Luke and I go all out on this drink. we load up the Costco cart with multi packs of this delicious drink to have with breakfast, lunch and dinner...okay not really, but we do drink this a lot. Just to let you know how much this drink is consumed, Luke and I had some last night with our popcorn and we each had our own bottle.  

Cheers to November and Martinelli's!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween!
This year it snuck up on me with back to back races, starting another job and well, life. I had ordered my lovely unitard weeks ago, Luke got his butchers coat and we got the decorations inside our house up. BUT, we forgot to decorate outside, I left the drawing part of my costume until the last minute and worst of all we forgot to get Oliver's Costume. Can you say WORST MOM EVER? After going to about 5 different stores I was luckily able to find the perfect Thor costume for him on Halloween morning. Phew! That night I stayed home with a scary butcher and the cutest little Thor to pass out candy and enjoy visiting with our friends that stopped by.

Oliver LOVED Halloween and still talks about how he went trick or treating to everyone he sees.

I'd say Halloween was a huge success.