Tuesday, October 30, 2007


It's finally over!! We pulled it through. The Trunk-Or-Treat in our ward turned out great. We had several booths for the kids to play. Chanchis really enjoyed the Creepy Cake Walk and the Frightening Fishing Pond. I am so glad it all turned out great. I think everyone enjoyed it so much. Here is our little chick with his daddy, they look so cute. And there is me and Brad. I was a Cowgirl. Bradley was fast asleep when we took this picture. Brad had never been to one of these Trunk-Or-Treats so he had a good time taking little Bradley around getting candies and treats from all the booths and cars.

We have not taken a picture together in a while. This was a fun picture.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

New Appliances

We are so excited because we finally were able to get a new dishwasher. Something so desperately needed and a new refrigerator. We can now get filtered cold water from our new refrigerator. But I think little Bradley got the best thing of all. He has a new fort built from the dishwasher box. Brad is such an awesome dad. He new the box could be used for something fun and he did just that. I on the other hand am more practical and just wanted to get rid of the box. You could just hear me. "Brad he has two tents in the house with two tunnels, he does not need another tent!" Brad insists that this is not a tent it is a fort. I just love how Brad takes the time to play with him.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Expanding my Skills

Check out what I did at our ward's Super Craft Day. I love the apron. It is so cute and it was a such an easy thing to do. The Christ Plaque was not hard at all. I just love learning all these crafts and skills at church. I have learned more about some household skills and how to manage my home from the wonderful women at church. I am always amazed by all the hidden talent that is in our ward.

Just a Snap of our Family

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bath Tub Incident

Sunday was a great day for us. We got up kind of early. Brad needed to prepare his lesson for Elder’s Quorum, so Bradley and I went outside in the backyard and entertained Saddie. We played for about an hour. You know the same old tricks, fetch and catch. Bradley was having so much fun with her. So I decided that he needed a bath. I usually start running the water and filling up the tub. Well he walked in the bathroom and was just waiting for me to get him in, but I had to run out to get his towel. By the time I came back he was in the tub fully clothed and playing with his bath toys. Brad and I got such a big laugh from it.

Hairy Man Festival

This weekend I had the chance to watch two of Bradley’s buddies. So Bradley had a blast with his friends ALL day Saturday. He played, ran, climbed, and just had plain old fun. One of Bradley’s buddies commented on how strong and muscular Bradley’s legs were, after I had taken off his pants because he was getting hot. I thought his comment was funny coming form a 2 year old boy. The boys had so much fun together. I took them to the park in their neighborhood, but it turned out it was closed off for the Hairy Man Festival. I thought we should go in anyway, so we gave our two canned food to get in. There was so much to see and enjoy but it is almost impossible to stay put in one place with three boys all under the age of 4 years old. I forgot my cash at home, so we could not ride all the fancy rides, but the boys were able to use the park’s playground. There tons of kids in the park’s playground and I would have to say Bradley was the smallest of them all, but the bravest too. He would climb up to the tallest slide and off he went. It was so funny to see him climb up the slide, it is almost like an obstacle course for him, but once he gets to the top he feels like he is on top of the world. Fortunately, the kids got to have some free goodies, they got cup cakes and balloons. I really enjoyed this weekend with the boys, they were so much fun. Brad picked up Bradley at about six p. m. and he had played so hard he fell asleep almost immediately.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I love all these pictures of little Bradley. He has grown so much this year. I can't believe how big he has gotten.

Ten Pounds Lighter

I am so excited. I am finally ten pounds lighter. I love the Weight Watchers program. It really has helped me improve my self confidence. Last year when I was doing the Round Rock Fit Training I never lost a single pound, and I was bummed out. My body really went through some serious work outs. But this year, I have lost more weight than ever and I don't always feel so tired when I return from a 5 mile run. I think it all has to with my eating habbits. I am seriously nourishing my body properly. I don't just run to the fridge and get whatever catches my eye. I give it a little more thought. I know I am not getting any younger so my metabolism isn't as great as it used to be. I notice that although last year I did not loose much weight I had more endurance. This year I have started to do stregthening workouts because I am just not as strong as I was. But overall I think that I am taking better care of my body this year.
"Remember people who work out get endorphines, endorphines make people happy, happy people don't kill their husbands. "-Legally Blonde

What a Ham

He has learned to put his little hands behind his head and use them as support when he does not have a pillow around. I am so excited because he is starting to say more words. He knows what hot is, mama, papa, choo choo, Saddie ( our new dog) and juice.

Sometimes I feel like this...

I love this picture of Mafalda expressing herself quite well when frustrated. This is how I felt yesterday with my little boy. Bradley has always napped since the day we brought him from the hospital. Sometimes naps are shorter than others, or longer, or earlier, or later. But he always has a nap. Yesterday, he did not nap at all. I was afraid he was going to stay up all night, but he did pretty well. Although there have been some nights when he gets up screaming in the middle of the night several times, and that's when I feel like screaming out Enough!! like Mafalda. Last night was a good night. Although I am afraid that he may not want to nap anymore. I hope that is not the case. I am not ready for him to give up his naps. I need his nap time as much as he does. I can do so much when he is napping. Anyhow, we will see what comes out of this non napping stage.

10 Lbs Lighter

I am so excited I have reached my first goal in Weight Watchers. I am now 10 lbs lighter, but that is not my 10% off, I still have a ways to go. But I am just so excited. I am also at five miles running.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Bad Tongue Day

Have you ever had a day where you bite your tongue several times? Saturday was that day for me. It seems to happen when I am chewing gum. This morning I woke up and my tongue was sore. I asked Brad if he has had that happened to him before; he has only bitten his lip several times on the same day. Well, I guess we all have had our bad tongue day or lip day. I just hope it is not a bad habit I am developing unconsciously. It is a painful habit if it is.