Friday, May 28, 2010

Blake is so random...

So apparently I have been wearing Blake out every day. The other night I made pizza and sat Blake and Kalli down to eat while I finished up. It got very quiet after about five minutes, which is not normal in my house. So I looked over and saw that Blake had pulled the other chair close to him and lay down to fall asleep. He slept like this for an hour and a half. No amount of me prodding or making noise would wake him up. I thought this was a fluke and that he was just really tired that day. Nope, the very next day Blake was eating dinner and again fell asleep in the same position. Blake is such a boy and can fall asleep anywhere. It's not too abnormal for him to fall asleep at dinner although usually he just falls asleep sitting up.
My friend commented that he looked like he was in a cage, now that's an idea for the crazy Blake!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Reno calls to us...

So after Disneyland we headed to Reno. We hadn't been back there for two years and missed some of our friends dearly, not to mention some of the restaurants. We stayed with our great friends the Smiths and had an amazing time. Because we were only there for two days we didn't get to see and do everything we had wanted to.
This is Linda getting ready to go play with the bees. My kids have a special bond with her and they just love her. Even though Kalli hasn't grown up around her she still loved her so much. I know Linda will always have a special place in my kid's hearts. So the Smiths have gotten into bee keeping. Carl wanted to show us what it's like so Joe was brave and went outside to be right there. I chose to take pictures from the house. Look how close Joe got, I give him major props. At one point Joe gave his net hat to the Smith's son, so Joe had no net hat for half of this. Now that's bravery my friends. Look at all those bees. So glad I was inside. Kayla was so good with Blake and Kalli and they just loved her. Kalli would run up to her when they got home from school and want to give her loves. It was so special.
We enjoyed seeing the friends that we could. Because of the wonderful world of blogging, I really felt like I knew my friend's children even though we either hadn't met before or because we had been gone for so long. That was pretty special. But now since we have gone there, it is our NV friends turn to come visit us out in NM! You'll always have a home to stay in when you come out!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Our Disneyland Trip

We spent two days in Disneyland last week and it was amazing. We had such a great time and loved every minute. Surprisingly our kids did really well and really had no meltdowns, which is extraordinary. My favorite rides were the Toy Story one in California Adventures and Tower of Terror. Joe really liked the Toy story ride also and the Indiana Jones one is Disneyland. Blake loved Splash Mountain and the Toy story ride. We had such a great time and were very sad to have to leave. We're hoping to be going to Disney world in two years, we'll see. Here are some of the pictures of our trip.
Of course we had to get a picture in front of the N. I think it's required. Pluto! We also have pictures from Reno and Salt Lake that I'll get to this week. It was such a fun 10 days and we were VERY sad to come back home.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kalli's Boyfriend

Meet Kalli's boyfriend. Blake brought him home from school this week and she instantly fell in love. Whenever we are outside she insists on having full on conversations with him. Monday night she talked to him for 15 minutes. It was funny to watch. Now whenever nobody is watching she picks him up and walks him around the yard, probably showing him her digs. Today she brought him inside but he was instantly banished back outside which instantly made Kalli cry. She tries to be as gentle with him as possible but alas his nose has been pulled off and put back on. He's a great addition to our family Kalli just wishes he would respond back to her in her conversations with him!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Blake's prayer

Blake's prayer last night at dinner went like this:
Heavenly Father
pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic
For which it stands
One nation
under God
with liberty and justice for all
I proceeded to tell him that was great but needs to do a real prayer. The look he gave me was priceless. I think his pre-school teacher is making this little boy into a very patriotic little boy. I hear the pledge of allegiance and some flag song they sing at least 10 times a day.